CWUCWU NewsCWU Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/newsen-usBoeing Donates $1 Million to Central Washington University Foundation to Honor CWU Alumnus Ray Connerhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66774Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:44:02<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/RayConner-737.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px; margin: 2px;"></p><p>The Central Washington University Foundation has received a $1 million donation from The Boeing Company to commemorate the career of CWU alumnus, Ray Conner, retired president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice chairman of The Boeing Company.</p><p>The donation is one of the largest outright gifts ever received by the CWU Foundation. It honors Conner’s 35 years of service to Boeing and will support the university’s Ray and Katie Conner Endowed Scholarship, which benefits students from the Highline School district pursuing STEM degrees at Central.</p><p>“Boeing is honored to contribute to this scholarship at Central Washington University as a tribute to Ray and Katie Conner,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “Ray’s remarkable career and lasting contributions to the aerospace industry are powerful reminders of the importance of a high-quality education. We’re confident that students who receive these scholarships will be inspired by his legacy and feel empowered to pursue their dreams.”</p><p>Conner, a 1979 CWU alumnus, had a highly successful career at Boeing, starting as a machinist nearly four decades ago, before working his way up to leading the company’s commercial airplane business unit. Throughout Conner’s life, he has also given back to his alma mater, through his time, talents, and philanthropy.</p><p>“I attribute much of my success to hard work, preparation, and leadership—all characteristics that I honed during my time at CWU,” said Conner, a 2010 CWU Distinguished Alumnus. “One of the best ways I can give back is to provide students with the same opportunity I had.”<br>Scott Wade, CWU vice president of University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation, says Conner's impact will have a long-lasting effect on the lives of CWU students.</p><p>“On behalf of Central Washington University, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Boeing for their investment in the lives and success of our students,” Wade said. “This tremendous gift, in collaboration with Ray and Katie’s ongoing support, will impact generations of Central students for greater influence and impact in the professions they lead and the communities they serve.”</p><p>Media contact: Rick Paradis, Associate Vice President, University Advancement, 509-963-2703, Rick.Paradis@cwu.edu.</p></br>Washington Court of Appeals Hearings Set for May 1 at CWUhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66608Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:33:37<p><img alt="Gavel" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/images/Gavel.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 361px; margin: 3px;">Washington State Court of Appeals Division III will hear five cases on May 1, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Central Washington University in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre.</p><p>Trials on the docket involve appealing criminal convictions, statute of limitations in a malpractice action lawsuit, and a court-ordered award due to failures to uphold the Public Records Act.</p><p>All hearings are open to the public.</p><p>Division III is headquartered in Spokane and serves 20 counties across central and eastern Washington. Periodically, hearings are held in different counties to provide access to those living in other regions.</p><p>This time, the hearings fall on May 1, Law Day—a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day emphasizes the importance of law and legal process to the freedoms Americans share and the role of courts in a democracy.</p><p>“Attending court cases demystifies proceedings for a wider audience who ordinarily would not have access,” said CWU law &amp; justice professor and department chair Paul Knepper.</p><p>Judges Robert Lawrence-Berrey, Kevin Korsmo, and Rebecca Pennell will preside over proceedings with compainants from Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Chelan, and Okanogan counties.&nbsp;</p><p>Kittitas County is also listed as one of the respondents--in the case of Randall Hoffman v. Kittitas County, et al.</p><p>According to a summary drawn from briefs, the case involves Hoffman’s submissions for public records from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. Hoffman was awarded $15,498 and his reasonable attorney fees from the county after the court found the Sheriff’s Office improperly redacted and withheld 126 records for 246 days. Hoffman is appealing the court on a number of issues he claims mitigated a decrease in the County’s penalty.</p><p>Below is the schedule for the full docket:&nbsp;</p><p><strong>9:30 a.m.</strong><br>Case No.: 350436 | State of Washington v. Eduardo Perez<br>County:&nbsp; Yakima</p><p>Case No.:&nbsp; 352919 | Nancy Fechner, et al v. Scott Volyn, dba Volyn Law Firm, et al<br>County:&nbsp; Chelan</p><p>Case No.:&nbsp; 347087 | State of Washington v. Vincente Guizar Figueroa<br>County:&nbsp; Benton<img alt="Court of Appeals Division Map" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/images/courts%20of%20appeals_divisions.png" style="width: 250px; margin: 3px; float: right; height: 174px;"></p><p><strong>11:30 a.m.</strong><br>Case No.:&nbsp; 348067 | State of Washington v. Philip Nolan Lester<br>County:&nbsp; Okanogan</p><p>Case No.:&nbsp; 350916 | Randall Hoffman v. Kittitas County, et al<br>County:&nbsp; Kittitas</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, CWU Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>CWU College of Business to host 18th Annual Economic Outlook Conference https://www.cwu.edu/node/66607Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:56:30<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Handbill%EF%80%A2Evite.jpg" style="width: 375px; height: 93px; margin: 3px; float: right;">Agriculture has long been vital to Washington’s economy. One of the newest entries into the state’s agricultural portfolio is cannabis. Just five years after it became legal in Washington, the industry generated nearly $1.4 billion in total sales.</p><p>This year’s annual CWU Economic Outlook Conference (EOC), presented by the College of Business (COB), aims to broaden community knowledge of the challenges, opportunities, and trends in the Pacific Northwest growing cannabis industry.</p><p>The conference, titled, “Cannabis Caucus 2018,” is set for Friday, April 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Sue Lombard Hall on CWU’s Ellensburg campus. It is designed specifically for private sector managers, government officials, and economic development professionals.</p><p>The event begins with a state economic overview, followed by a cannabis industry analysis, regulatory presentation, producer and processor panel, retail panel, a questions-and-answers discussion during lunch, and information about cannabis business research being done in the COB.</p><p>Featured speakers include:</p><p>• Toni Sipic, chair, COB Economics Department</p><p>• Steve Lerch, chief economist, Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council</p><p>• Rick Garza, director, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board</p><p>• Andy Brassington, chief financial officer, Evergreen Herbal, Seattle</p><p>• Jeff Doughty, CEO/chemistry manager, Capitol Analysis, Lacey</p><p>Registration is free for CWU students and $25 for all others. Space is limited and <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/business/cannabis-caucus-2018-0" target="_blank">registration</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, loweryr@cwu.edu</p>CWU’s Orchesis Dance Company To Perform in Yakima Tonighthttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66606Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:54:41<p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1342185562 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-ascii-font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-hansi-font-family:Times;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/4cecf681f00051e1ce3aaf832a909f48.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 200px;"></p><p><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Central Washington University’s Orchesis Dance Company will perform Tuesday, April 24, at the 4<sup>th</sup> Street Theatre in Yakima.</span></p><p><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp;The performance, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will include a series of new dance works choreographed by CWU faculty and students.</span></p><p><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp;"Faculty and staff in CWU’s dance programs are extremely excited to perform these works, which have never been seen before,” said Therese Young, CWU’s dance program director. “This is a very limited engagement, one-night-only performance and seating is limited, so it’s advised that people get their tickets as soon as they can.”</span></p><p><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp;Tickets, which are priced at $10 per person, can be found at </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://capitoltheatre.org/venues/4th-street-theatre.html">https://capitoltheatre.org/venues/4th-street-theatre.html</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp;The CWU Orchesis Dance Company promotes dance as a performing art and provides opportunities for students to learn to choreograph, learn, and perform original artistic works. Dance styles emphasized within the company include modern dance and jazz dance.</span></p><p><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp;For more information regarding this performance and or CWU’s dance program and new major, call the CWU Dance Program at 509-963-1937. </span><br>&nbsp;</p><p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073732485 9 0 511 0;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1342185562 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoHeader, li.MsoHeader, div.MsoHeader {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-link:"Header Char"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; tab-stops:center 3.0in right 6.0in; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoFooter, li.MsoFooter, div.MsoFooter {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-link:"Footer Char"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; tab-stops:center 3.0in right 6.0in; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} span.HeaderChar {mso-style-name:"Header Char"; mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-locked:yes; mso-style-link:Header; mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;} span.FooterChar {mso-style-name:"Footer Char"; mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-locked:yes; mso-style-link:Footer; mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-ascii-font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-hansi-font-family:Times;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.5in .6in .5in .6in; mso-header-margin:.05in; mso-footer-margin:.45in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> </p></span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></br>CWU Brings Critically Acclaimed Writer John McNally to Ellensburg Campushttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66605Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:42:44<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/McNally%20headshot%20.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 287px; margin: 2px; float: right;">Award winning writer John McNally will present a craft talk and reading entitled “Psychic Distance: The Art of Zooming into and out of the Narrator's Head” as part of the 2018 Lion Rock Visiting Writers series on Tuesday, May 1.</p><p>McNally will read from his work from 6:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. in the CWU Museum of Culture &amp; Environment. Earlier in the day, he will give a craft talk from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Science II, room 101 (Lydig Planetarium).</p><p>Both events are free and open to the public. His books will be available for sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat Shop following the 7:00 event.</p><p>McNally is the author or editor of seventeen books, including The Boy Who Really, Really Wanted to Have Sex: The Memoir of a Fat Kid, Lord of the Ralphs (a young adult novel), and Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in over a hundred publications, including One Teen Story, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Washington Post.</p><p>A finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, McNally divides his time between Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Lafayette, Louisiana, where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.</p><p>The event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, CWU Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, CWU English Dept., CWU Brooks Library, CWU Wildcat Shop, Karen Gookin, and CWU Multimodal Education Center.</p><p>For more information about the Lion Rock series, visit: www.cwu.edu/english/lion-rock-visiting-writers-series or contact Lisa Norris at 509-963-1745, Lisa.Norris@cwu.edu.</p><p>Media contact: Richard Moreno, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-2714, Richard.Moreno@cwu.edu.</p>Central Washington University Celebrates Second Annual Giving Dayhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66604Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:20:23<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/ua-new500px.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin: 2px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;">Central Washington University’s second annual, 24-hour day of giving campaign, called #GiveCentral, will be held on April 26 and 27.</p><p>The campaign provides the opportunity to financially support many areas at CWU, including student scholarships, program support, and the recently launched Wildcat Commons project, which includes improvements to Tomlinson Stadium.</p><p>On the heels of last year’s successful campaign, several CWU donors have generously agreed to unlock $150,000 in additional gifts if 500 donors participate in this year’s #GiveCentral campaign. Alongside this unlock challenge, the first $250,000 given to the Wildcat Commons project will be matched dollar for dollar.</p><p>“We are so grateful for this tremendous support and investment in the lives of our students,” said Scott Wade, CWU vice president of University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation. “These leadership gifts encourage other members of the Wildcat family to invest in the lives of our students and programs. Every gift counts and allows CWU to continue to offer the best educational experience in the West.”</p><p>Central Washington University President Jim Gaudino and his wife Katie have pledged an unlock gift of $100,000 in philanthropic support of #GiveCentral. The Gaudino’s unlock gift will support the first phase of the Wildcat Commons project. (Visit cwu.edu/Wildcat-commons )</p><p>Jim Ockerman, a member of the CWU Foundation Board, and his wife Kelly, who are both CWU alumni, are supporting Central’s day of giving by committing a $50,000 unlock gift for aviation scholarships.</p><p>Jean Adams is the newly elected President of the CWU Wildcat Club and former member of the CWU Foundation Board of Directors. Her husband, Joe, is a current member of the CWU Foundation Board. Together, they have generously agreed to match the next $250,000 that is raised for the Wildcat Commons project dollar for dollar.&nbsp;</p><p>In celebration of this year’s #GiveCentral campaign, all Central Washington University alumni, donors, and friends are encouraged to show their Wildcat Pride by making a gift at engage.cwu.edu and encouraging their fellow Wildcats to do the same for the 24 hour day of giving campaign on April 26 and 27 from noon to noon.</p><p>Media contact: Rick Paradis, Associate Vice President, University Advancement, 509-963-2703, Rick.Paradis@cwu.edu.</p>CWU First Amendment Festival Takes Up Hate Speech, Russia-Gate April 20-27https://www.cwu.edu/node/66599Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:28:34<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/us-constitution.jpg" style="width: 100%;">The Central Washington University First Amendment Festival returns this year to celebrate the five freedoms of the First Amendment and to inform students, faculty, and community members on how they can use their rights.</p><p>From April 20-27, there will be eight events spanning from lectures addressing hate speech and the ongoing Russian-U.S. misinformation war, to a showcase for CWU’s top spoken word artists and a simulation where students can see what it is like to be stripped of their First Amendment freedoms.</p><p>“Now more than ever, it’s important that students and citizens embrace these fundamental freedoms, which are the cornerstone of our democracy,” said festival organizer Cynthia Mitchell, an associate professor who runs the digital journalism program at CWU and advises the student newspaper, The Observer.</p><p>“From Charlottesville to the University of Washington, hate speech and violent reactions to it have made headlines. I don’t think it matters where you stand on the political spectrum, the First Amendment is something we can all agree on and celebrate.”</p><p>Keynoting the event on Tuesday, April 24, will be Ari Cohn, of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He will argue protecting hate speech – no matter how repugnant – is important. Cohn will also provide tools for how students and citizens can object to speech they don’t like without resorting to censorship.</p><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Ari-Cohn-Web.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 300px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;">This year’s festival is supported by the following CWU sponsors: Social Justice &amp; Human Rights Dialogues, College of Education and Professional Studies, Douglas Honors College, Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, The Diversity and Equity Center, the Associated Students of CWU, Campus Activities, and the departments of communication, history and world languages.Below is the complete event listing:</p><p><strong>Daily: Free Speech Walls</strong><br>Make Your Own Protest Sign, SURC West Patio<br>First Amendment Poster Gallery - Exhibit by CWU professor David Bieloh’s graphic design students.</p><p><u><strong>Friday, April 20</strong></u><br><strong>Tools for Activism</strong><br>3-5 p.m., SURC 137<br>Learn how to harness the power of online and social media to tell stories that change minds – using nothing but your phone! Workshop presenter, Gretchen Macchiarella, publisher of Cal State Northridge’s The Sundial and former managing editor/digital for the Ventura County Star. Space is limited. RSVP to Maria.Chavez@cwu.edu. (Please bring a smart phone.)</p><p><strong><u>Monday, April 23</u></strong><br><strong>“THE POST” - Monday Movie Madness</strong><br>SURC Theater, 7 p.m.<br>The Importance of Investigative Reporting in the Fake News Era<br>Panel discussion following the movie, featuring Kate Martin, investigative reporter for The (Tacoma) News Tribune, Craig Troianello, city editor of the Yakima Herald-Republic, and Joanna Markell, editor of the Daily Record.</p><p><strong><u>Tuesday, April 24</u></strong><br><strong>Freedom for the Speech We Hate</strong><br>Hertz Hall, 5:30-7 p.m.<br>From Charlottesville to the UW, hate speech has been in the news. Ari Cohn, Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) argues that hate speech needs protection. He’ll offer tactics for how students can respond to hate speech without resorting to censorship.</p><p><u><strong>Wednesday, April 25</strong></u><br><strong>The First Amendment Out Loud</strong><br>7-9 p.m., SURC PIT<br>Come hear CWU’s best spoken word artists celebrate our five freedoms. Cash prizes for the top artists.&nbsp;Hosted by CWU poetry professor Xavier Cavazos.</p><p><u><strong>Thursday, April 26</strong></u><br><strong>The War for Minds: Russian &amp; American Propaganda Then &amp; Now</strong><br>12-1 p.m., SURC Theatre<br>Rising tension between Russia and the U.S. has been labeled a "Cold War 2.0." CWU professors Daniel Herman (history) and Volha Isakava (Russian studies) will trace the historic arc that has led to “fake news.” How have today’s media “echo chambers” changed the way we see and consume information?&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Cyberhacking:&nbsp; From the DNC to the PRC</strong><br>5:30-7 p.m., Museum of Culture &amp; Environment (Dean Hall)<br>Jeffrey Carr, a cybersecurity expert and author of Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld, discusses his doubts about Russian hacks into the 2016 presidential election, and how hard it is to trace hacks, whether they’re into the Democratic National Committee or by the Chinese.</p><p><strong>First Amendment Open Mic</strong><br>8-10 p.m., SURC PIT<br>Cash prizes for the top artists performing with a First Amendment theme.</p><p><u><strong>Friday, April 27</strong></u><br><strong>Food for Thought</strong><br>11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., SURC East Patio<br>Sign away your First Amendment rights for a free pizza in the Republic of CWU – and see what happens.</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu.&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Professor Emeritus Huckabay Achieves 1,000 Column Milestonehttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66597Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:57:53<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Huckabay.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 302px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">Jim Huckabay has been a lot of things in his life — an avid outdoorsman, a TV weatherman, a radio show host, a meditation teacher — but the title of writer has been a constant.</p><p>Today’s Daily Record features Huckabay’s 1,000th edition of “Inside the Outdoors,” a column which has appeared every Friday in the Daily Record since Jan. 1, 1999.</p><p>“There aren’t very many things in my life I’ve done for 20 years,” Huckabay said with a chuckle during a sit-down interview on Wednesday.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="https://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/outdoors-milestone-jim-huckabay-reflects-on-daily-record-columns/article_200a6274-aefc-5c2d-a129-eca27ffe5069.html">Daily Record</a>.</p>2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit opens April 26https://www.cwu.edu/node/66596Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:46:26<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/images/ART-2018%20Juried%20Student%20Exhibition.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 319px;"></p><p>Outstanding undergraduate student artwork will be featured in the <em>2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition </em>at CWU’s Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.</p><p>The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. The awards ceremony, where students are recognized for excellence in their artwork, will begin at 6:00 p.m.</p><p>This annual exhibition is a showcase for exceptional undergraduate student artwork created during the past academic year. It is open to CWU students who have attended studio art or graphic design classes in the Department of Art + Design.</p><p>This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are Amanda Salov and Matt Trinneer. Amanda Salov is a long-term resident at Pottery Northwest in Seattle and a visiting ceramics instructor at the University of Washington. Matt Trinneer is a CWU Alumni and the Senior Visual Designer at Point B management consulting in Seattle.</p><p>Student awards for the <em>2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition</em> have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: Provost Katherine Frank, the CWU Student Union Advisory Board, Jane Orleman, Professor Emeritus Glen L. Bach, the College of Arts and Humanities, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, PUNCH Gallery, Shane L. Johnson Illustration, Assistant Professor Rachel H. Kirk, the Department of Art + Design, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.</p><p>The exhibition will remain on display through May 13. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on the weekend. Visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Media Contact:</strong> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu.</p><p><br><strong>Image:</strong> 2018&nbsp; Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit publicity, created by student designer, Zach Thompson.</p></br>CWU and ACUI Celebrate More Than 50 Years Togetherhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/66265Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:15:12<p><img alt="CWU and ACUI official logos" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/LOGOS.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 240px; margin: 3px; float: right;">The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) is the largest organization in the United States representing student unions and student activity centers. In addition, ACUI is one of higher education’s oldest associations, which now incorporates more than 500 institutions in 10 countries.<br><br>Recently, CWU was honored for being affiliated with the association since 1954 during the 98th ACUI annual conference held in Anaheim, California.<br><br>“Being a member of ACUI over the last 64 years has enabled us to observe the transformation and evolution of what the student union represents today,” said Cherie Wilson, CWU Student Union director. “ACUI continues to inspire us to develop the latest trendsetting ideas and programs here. I’ve been a member of ACUI for 20 years and I’m grateful for the relationships I’ve cultivated during that time.”<br><br>Jeff Rosenberry, executive director of Student Involvement, acknowledged that the long-term ACUI relationship helps CWU’s Student Union remain a “place of great opportunity and a showcase” for the university overall, while allowing for additional skill building, networking, and career development for staff and student employees alike.<br><br>Campus Activities special events programmer Alexis Everett says such opportunities are extremely valuable to the work that gets done.<br><br>“As student programmers, the responsibility of providing safe, fun, and inclusive events falls on our shoulders,” she added. “Even though student programmers change every year, this allows for continuity and consistent success of Student Union events here to carry on.”<br><br>Former CWU Publicity Center students also received ACUI awards for the Winter 2017 College of Arts and Humanities Event Calendar, designed by Tom Hoenig; and Spring 2017 Hype, designed by Alyx Miller and written by Julia Moreno, McKenzie Lakey, and MiracleJoy Curtis.<br><br>In addition, university staff led ACUI conference presentations on “Building a Culture of Belonging” and “It’s All About the Hype: Street Team and Social Media Marketing.”</p><p><strong>Media contact: </strong>Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu<strong> </strong></p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>