CWU News


Feb. 14, 2023

Friday Open House will help CWU communicators put new brand into practice

Are you wondering about the role your department will play in the rollout of CWU’s new brand? Do you want to...

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Feb. 14, 2023

CWU is Building a Bright Future Focused on Student Access and Success

Central Washington University is looking to build on its increase in first-year student enrollment from last fall with...

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Feb. 13, 2023

CWU Presidential Speaker Series Welcomes Veteran and Paralympian Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell’s journey from the front lines of Iraq to bearing the U.S. flag at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic...

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Feb. 13, 2023

CWU Recognized as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Top Producing Institution for 2022-23

Central Washington University added a shiny new honor to its résumé last week when it was named a Fulbright U.S....

Cozette Phillips art piece: "Sound Is Sight," 2022.
Feb. 12, 2023

Solo Sculpture Exhibit by Cozette Phillips Opens February 16

Beginning this week, CWU’s Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will be hosting OM·NI·DI·REC...

Feb. 9, 2023

CWU Board of Trustees to Meet in Ellensburg February 16-17

The Central Washington University Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting February 16-17, 2023, in Ellensburg...

Dr. Lucinda Carnell, CWU Biological Sciences professor
Feb. 8, 2023

From the President: Interim VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear CWU Community, After careful consideration, Dr. Lucinda Carnell has been selected as the Interim Vice President...

Lauren Zeutenhorst, CWU's director of executive events
Feb. 3, 2023

CWU events director tapped to lead regional coalition of commencement officers

Central Washington University’s Director of Executive Events Lauren Zeutenhorst has been elevated to a prominent...

2023 Ellensburg Rodeo Queen Alexis Andrews
Feb. 3, 2023

CWU Master’s Student and Employee Crowned 100th Ellensburg Rodeo Queen

Living in Ellensburg for 22 years gives you a unique perspective on the town, the community, and Central Washington...

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Feb. 1, 2023

Diversity Awards Nominations Due Friday

The CWU President’s Diversity Awards are coming up soon and we still need nominations from the campus community...

 John Harrington is an operations supervisor at Kershaw Fruit & Cold Storage
Jan. 31, 2023

CWU Agribusiness program receives $75,000 boost as it continues to expand

The Agribusiness program at Central Washington University is poised to take the next step in its development with $75...

The North Central Washington EOC team, from left: Erica Contreras, Maria Morales, and Israel Garcia-Sanchez.
Jan. 31, 2023

New Wenatchee EOC building bridges in communities that lack resources, access

When you aspire to go to college but higher education doesn’t run in your family, finding an ally to walk you...

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Jan. 30, 2023

Friday Zoom Forum to Focus on Emotional Intelligence and Race

People of color face unique challenges, and these are often amplified when navigating a corporate environment or...

David Puente Jr. is the new director of Washington Department of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 26, 2023

Central Graduate Appointed as Director of state Department of Veterans Affairs

Central Washington University alumnus David Puente Jr. was appointed as the new director of the Washington State...

Gabriel Ryan Jungmann
Jan. 26, 2023

CWU community remembers Gabriel Ryan Jungmann

Dear CWU Community, The past week has been an emotional time for the Wildcat family since we learned of the sudden...

Jan. 25, 2023

From the President: Promoting Justice and Safety

Dear University Community, Yet another series of senseless acts of violence struck the moral consciousness of America...