CWU News


African stone carver Alexander Chitungo shows his works
Jun. 6, 2023

Zimbabwean stone-carving artist to return to campus next fall

The Central Washington University Art + Design department will be bringing back Alexander Chitungo next fall to teach a...

CWU graduate student Leah Dambacher with her award-winning poster
Jun. 6, 2023

CWU human nutrition program helped graduate student identify her passion

When Leah Dambacher moved to Washington in the fall of 2020 for a dietetic internship with CWU, nothing felt certain....

Photos of Jaap Donker and Betty Mittelstaedt
Jun. 5, 2023

CWU Business students win national corporate engagement competition

Publicly traded corporations like Starbucks often rely on investors to guide their internal decision-making and shape...

Rep. Kim Schrier with CWU President Jim Wohlpart
Jun. 4, 2023

Rep. Schrier shows support of CWU Aviation with tour of Bowers Field

Washington’s 8th Congressional District representative was in Ellensburg last Thursday for a tour of the...

Jiggs Bement oil painting called Ferōx.
Jun. 2, 2023

Senior art exhibition explores family relationships through fantastical beasts

What’s not to love about dragons? In a new Gallery 231 exhibit called Grown in Thunder, CWU senior Bachelor of...

Professor Timothy Beng works with a student in the lab
Jun. 2, 2023

Check out the new edition of Crimson & Black in print and online 

The latest edition of Crimson & Black magazine hit mailboxes last week, just in time for the end of spring quarter...

Collage of this year's three student speakers, left to right: Kian Abdalkhani, Truc Nguyen, Elisabeth Jenkins
Jun. 2, 2023

Meet the 2023 CWU commencement student speakers

Every year, Central Washington University selects student speakers to address their peers at each of the three...

CWU professor Erika Pazian receives her HOPE Award
May. 31, 2023

CWU organization presents annual Professor’s Excellence Awards

Central Washington University’s Tom Ogg Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary hosted the 15th annual...

Venus Phengphachanh stands in front of Shaw-Smyser Hall wearing her commencement robes.
May. 31, 2023

CWU-Des Moines grad defies the odds on her way to a degree

In 2019, Venus Phengphachanh was at a crossroads. Living in south Seattle and raising two kids as a single mother,...

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier speaks to constituents
May. 31, 2023

Rep. Schrier to host town hall Thursday on CWU campus

Central Washington University is proud to host Congresswoman Kim Schrier on Thursday, June 1, for a town hall from 6-7...

Elementary school students visited CWU on May 19
May. 30, 2023

CWU event helps Yakima fourth-graders learn about STEM careers

The CWU College of the Sciences hosted hundreds of fourth-graders from Yakima on Friday, May 19, for Step Into STEM,...

CWU Professor of Violin Carrie Rehkopf
May. 30, 2023

Arts Commission honors CWU violin professor with Arts Treasure Award 

The Ellensburg Arts Commission has selected longtime Central Washington University music Professor Carrie Rehkopf as...

May. 29, 2023

From the President: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Dear CWU Community, Every year on Memorial Day, the Central Washington University community stands together in...

Highline College staff helped put on the YELL Summit on May 13.
May. 29, 2023

CWU-Des Moines, Highline College host successful young women’s summit

The ninth annual Young Educated Ladies Leading (Y.E.L.L.) Female Summit took place Saturday, May 13, at...

CWU students help clean up Ringer South in the Yakima River Canyon
May. 25, 2023

Dozens of CWU students clean up Yakima Canyon campsites on Earth Day

By Suzanne Endsley, BLM public affairs specialist For more than 45 years, students from Central Washington...

CWU film studies graduate Mia Moore Marchant
May. 24, 2023

CWU film studies graduate seeks to make Aberdeen, Hoquiam ‘look really cool’

A Central Washington University film studies graduate was featured in the Aberdeen Daily World newspaper this week for...