CWUCWU NewsCWU Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/newsen-usCWU Alumnus, Trustee featured at State of the University Address https://www.cwu.edu/node/120380Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:03:57<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">In a presentation that was both personal and insightful, <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/trustees/robert-nellams-vice-chair" target="_blank">Robert Nellams</a>, director of the Seattle Center and vice chair of the Central Washington University Board of Trustees, said the environment for students of color has improved significantly since he attended classes at CWU&mdash;and that&rsquo;s a good thing.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Speaking during this week&rsquo;s annual <a href="https://youtu.be/JKJTuOpUSBY" target="_blank">State of the University address</a>, Nellams, who graduated with an accounting degree from CWU in 1982, said he joined the board of his alma mater specifically because he saw that the university was making meaningful efforts to attract a diverse student body.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><img alt="CWU BOT Vice Chair Robert Nellams at State of the University address" src="/sites/default/files/Nellams%20SOU%20No%201.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 40%;" />&ldquo;I do not come before you today to accuse, to judge, or to preach,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Instead, I come to share my own insights as a CWU grad, a parent of two college grads, a 63-year member of our society, and a trustee who is desperately trying to be real with you.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Nellams&rsquo;s remarks revolved around what he called &ldquo;othering&rdquo;&mdash;treating people from one group as essentially different and generally inferior to another. He acknowledged that it&rsquo;s a subject which is extremely personal to him, and was during his time at CWU as well.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Nellams says it&rsquo;s clear to him that CWU now genuinely wants to attract students from a variety of backgrounds, to be known as a safe, secure, and successful place for all students, as a stepping stone for first-generation students and a model for their success. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;This is all incredibly inspiring to me,&rdquo; He continued. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;m a trustee. It&rsquo;s why I want to be here. And, it&rsquo;s also very practical.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Nellams then referenced that, for the first time in school history, students of color, at 52 percent, represented the majority of applicants for first-year admission to CWU. However, Nellams warned that continued university-wide diligence against othering in all forms must still be recognized and avoided.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Research shows that the process of othering can lead to complexes around identity, inferiority, inequity, that it creates tension and stress&mdash;which we know negatively impacts learning&mdash;and that it promotes conflict, even among other others,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;But the biggest fundamental thing that it does is that it creates an us versus them environment. Being one of them is a lose-lose proposition.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">He explained that othering often manifests itself, even unwittingly, through language. As examples, he used the terms &ldquo;remedial&rdquo; or &ldquo;disadvantaged,&rdquo; which can lead to students realizing they are perceived as different, as an &ldquo;unwanted guest in someone else&rsquo;s home.&rdquo; </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><img alt="CWU BOT Vice Chair Robert Nellams, and crowd, at the State of the University address" src="/sites/default/files/Nellams%20SOU%20No%202.jpg" style="margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px; float: left; width: 50%;" />&ldquo;Collectively, we applaud and pats ourselves on the back for the attempt to bring &lsquo;them&rsquo; into the university community but that applause rings hollow and falls on deaf ears if you&rsquo;re one of the others being labeled,&rdquo; he continued. &ldquo;Let me be clear on this point. Bringing students into the university community is not worthy of our applause or praise. However, getting students through the university is worthy of our praise, appreciation, and expectations.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">In order to do that, Nellams says inclusive learning environments, with culturally neutral classrooms, to ensure students are considered individuals but not &ldquo;unique&rdquo; individuals, or members of a particular group, and that each can achieve excellence and be successful, and that the entire university community becomes aware of individual assumptions, biases, and limitations that could hamper student success. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t be frightened&mdash;we all have them,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;&ldquo;We can ask students before, during, and after they are here, &lsquo;how can we be better?&rsquo; &lsquo;how can we be more inclusive?&rsquo; We can simply listen to them and their stories.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Nellams concluded his remarks by asking the faculty, staff, and students in attendance, and those watching via a livestream, to join him in making Central a place committed to meeting any student where they are and to get them through in their chosen field of study. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;That will do so in an inclusive, engaging, and supportive way,&rdquo; he continued. &ldquo;That we understand&mdash;and believe&mdash;we are made better by the shared experience of all of our students. And that we will judge our success by their graduation rates.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">During the State of the University address, CWU President James L. Gaudino also announced related university five-year goals to increase first-to-second-year student retention from 71 to 80 percent and boost the diversity of university faculty and staff by 5 percent.</span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">-30-</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Media contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p align="center" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 12pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU Many Faces of Entrepreneurship Tourney at Kittitas on Fridayhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120379Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:41:00<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">CWU&rsquo;s Many Faces of Entrepreneurship (MFE) Tournament at Kittitas Secondary School will be held Friday, Octo<img alt="Many Faces of Entrepreneurship logo" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/many_faces_graphic2015_500x210.jpg" style="width: 50%; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right;" />ber 18. The annual event is conducted by the CWU College of Business (CB) <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/business/institute-innovation-entrepreneurship-i4ie" target="_blank">Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE)</a>, along with continuing support from the Herbert B Jones Foundation.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;We will be working with the high school students during the morning, building different pet products with CWU student actors portraying customers,&rdquo; <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/business/bill-provaznik" target="_blank">Bill Provaznik</a>, I4IE director, explains. &ldquo;CWU students will also portray supply store representatives and lawyers, while others will serve as mentors helping the high school students through the process of designing, building, and marketing their products.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The goal of the program is to teach students how to create, start, and successfully operate a start-up business venture.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;I4IE&rsquo;s mission is to make business ownership a reality for students whose backgrounds typically lack the chance for entrepreneurship as a career,&rdquo; says Provaznik. &ldquo;Our programs have already impacted thousands of students in central Washington.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Business professionals and about CWU entrepreneurship students help lead the instruction, which allows the entrepreneurship students to hone the business and management techniques needed to work with high school students throughout the time-sensitive, single-day tournament.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;Our students get to experience the role of mentoring someone else through a process of developing their own commercialized ideas,&rdquo; Provaznik adds. &ldquo;The Central students and business professionals will act as peer-to-peer mentors to the high school students and judge the various market plans that they prepare.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The program&rsquo;s initial MFE workshop in was held at Kittitas Secondary School in 2014, with 24 students in attendance. Since then, the workshop has evolved into a program connecting high school students with entrepreneurship for school districts across the state.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;I4IE&rsquo;s mission is to make business ownership a reality for students whose backgrounds typically lack the chance for entrepreneurship as a career,&rdquo; notes Provaznik. &ldquo;Our programs have already impacted thousands of students in central Washington. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re excited to be able to expand the program&rsquo;s reach.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">For the first time, CWU&rsquo;s MFE tournament will also be held in western Washington. The tourney, on November 13 at the Seattle Marriott Convention Center, will feature an expected 250 Highline School District students.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">-30-</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Media contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p align="center" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">State of the University Highlightshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120378Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:36:22<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/CWU_medallion_logo_2018_color.png" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; width: 200px; height: 200px;" /><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Dear CWU Faculty and Staff:</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Thank you to all who attended or viewed the State of the University presentation. During my address, I spoke of the many excellent things we have been able to achieve in the past year as well as our need to keep striving to improve and to reach for greatness. I also reiterated our commitment to being welcoming and making our students feel they truly belong at this institution.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">As guideposts for the steps toward greatness, I established three university-wide goals that will help us build upon our past successes and adapt to meet the challenges ahead. I&rsquo;m following up by restating those goals and then discussing ways we can move forward to see them to completion.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Goal #1</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> is to increase the first-year to second-year student retention rate from 71 percent to 80 percent over the next five years. To do this we must find new ways to create and sustain an environment where our students feel welcome and are supported by the institution, and want to return to complete their degree programs and graduate.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Goal #2</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> is to increase the diversity of our faculty and staff by 5 percent in five years. At Central, we want our faculty, students, prospective students, and staff to feel welcome and that they belong here. Achieving this will require us make our university as accepting and inviting as we can in order to expand our pool of qualified candidates for open positions.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Goal #3 </span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt">is to reduce the campus carbon footprint by 5 percent within the next five years and to support efforts that ensure the sustainability of our university. Each of us must embrace a more sustainable lifestyle for the health of our planet and the health and future of our students. We must look for creative ways to sustain our enrollment in the face of increased competition.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">As you move forward with your own goal-setting, I encourage you to review the recent memo regarding e-performance procedures distributed by Staci Sleigh-Layman (</span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/campus-notices/changes-performance-management-cycle" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">www.cwu.edu/campus-notices/changes-performance-management-cycle</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt">).</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">If you have questions, please reach out to the Human Resources Team (</span><a href="mailto:HR@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">HR@cwu.edu</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt">, 509-963-1202). Part of this process also involves regular checkpoints throughout the year, during which we can measure our progress.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">If you look at our successes in recent years, such as increases in first-year enrollment, completion of re-accreditation, and new, state-of-the-art academic facilities, it is clear that we are on the right track. My personal goal is to challenge complacency and keep striving to make Central the envy of higher education throughout the region and the country. With your continued help and support, I know we can make that happen.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Best,</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">James L. Gaudino</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">President</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Central Washington University</span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></a href="mailto:HR@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt">CWU President Applauds Recent Successes and Offers New Goals at 2019 State of the University Address https://www.cwu.edu/node/120377Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:47:48<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU has plenty to brag about&mdash;including being one of the top 50 fastest growing universities in the country&mdash;but must remain vigilant in the face of new challenges, according to CWU President James L. Gaudino.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><iframe allow=";" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JKJTuOpUSBY" width="640"></iframe></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Speaking at the annual State of the University address on Wednesday, Gaudino said he was pleased with the university&rsquo;s accomplishments over the past year. He said the university successfully completed a reaccreditation process, more students than ever are applying for admission, and students from a record 64 different countries are studying at Central this year.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><img alt="CWU President James L. Gaudino at State of the University address" src="/sites/default/files/images/Gaudino%20State%20of%20Univ%20No%201.jpg" style="width: 40%; float: left; margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px;" />But he added, Central &ldquo;must honor our historic commitment to providing opportunities for students to learn, irrespective of their location, their background, or their ability to pay.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;We must understand that more than ever before students reflect divergent social, technological, economic, and political trends,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We must adapt in the way we manifest our learning and living environment.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Gaudino called the rapid growth in Central&rsquo;s student body diversity a measure of the success of efforts to create, what he called, a university with a &ldquo;culture of belonging and support.&rdquo; Students from traditionally underrepresented populations make up 34 percent of new Central students this year. And, for the first time in school history, students of color, at 52 percent, represented the majority of applicants for first-year admission to the university.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">While<b> </b>it&rsquo;s one thing for a student to enroll in college, it&rsquo;s another matter for that student to stay in school. With that in mind, Gaudino said his first university-wide goal for the coming year is to increase freshman-to-sophomore retention rates from the current level of 71 percent to 80 percent in five years.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;This is an ambitious, but achievable goal. While recruiting new students is important, it is of limited value if we do not help them persist to their second, third, and fourth-years&mdash;and then to become graduates of CWU,&rdquo; he said.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Gaudino says that effort will be aided by increasing the diversity of university faculty and staff. His second goal is to increase the diversity of the university&rsquo;s staff and faculty by five percent in the next five years.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The president said his third goal is to improve the university&rsquo;s commitment to sustainability.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><img alt="CWU President James L. Gaudino at State of the University address" src="/sites/default/files/images/Gaudino%20State%20of%20Univ%20No%202.jpg" style="margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px; float: left; width: 40%;" />&ldquo;I challenge us to further reduce our carbon footprint by five percent in the next five years,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;But carbon footprint is only a part of the issue. Waste is another.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">He noted that CWU, in the last year, recycled 12,800 tons of construction waste, diverting it from landfills; saved five-million gallons of irrigation water through conservation strategies; and made a commitment to using locally-sourced meat and produce, including through the creation of the Wildcat Neighborhood Farm, which has already provided roughly 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to campus dining facilities.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Gaudino concluded with a call for the university to continue on its current path while striving to do better.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">-30-</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Media contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p align="center" style="text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU safety and health management grads selected for national conferencehttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120376Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:52:18<p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">Three CWU graduates were among a group of 25 young professionals invited to a prestigious health and safety conference this fall in St. Paul, Minnesota.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">Jordyn Tucker, Mike Reno, and Christian Wong attended the 2019 Emerging Leaders Health &amp; Safety Institute, hosted by 3M, from September 29 to October 2 at the 3M Innovation Center.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">The three CWU alums were selected from a list of hundreds of candidates nationwide for their leadership ability, health and safety technical expertise, and their potential as a &ldquo;significant influencer&rdquo; in the health and safety profession.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">The 25 candidates chosen were nominated by their managers, safety committees, or a representative from their local 3M Personal Safety Division.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">The goal of the annual conference, according to 3M, is to enhance leadership prowess in the health and safety profession, share best practices amongst peers, offer detailed technical training and education, and expose participants to new and emerging technologies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Tucker.png" style="float: left; margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px; width: 103px; height: 138px;" />&ldquo;I was honored to attend 3M&rsquo;s Emerging Leaders Health and Safety Institute, and I learned communication and safety leadership skills that I will utilize throughout my career,&rdquo; said Tucker, a safety engineer and environmental lead for Mortenson&rsquo;s Seattle operating group.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">&ldquo;I had the privilege of working with some of the industry&rsquo;s strongest new safety professionals from around the country, including two other CWU safety and health management (SHM) graduates. With three of us having been accepted into the Institute out of hundreds of applicants/nominees, it is clear that our education from CWU has prepared us well to be safety and health leaders in our industries.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">Tucker is a 2017 CWU graduate who has been with Mortenson for two years. She is pursuing a master&rsquo;s degree in safety and health management.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/reno.png" style="width: 114px; height: 148px; float: left; margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px;" />Reno is an Ellensburg native and 2013 CWU graduate who has worked for Goodfellow Brothers Inc. in Portland, Oregon, for six years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">&ldquo;I enjoy being in the environmental health and safety (EHS) profession because it challenges me,&rdquo; said Reno, now a regional safety manager for Goodfellow Bros. &ldquo;I am able to put forth my best effort toward continuing to help establish a culture of safety where it is a core value</p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 9pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="caret-color:#000000"></span style="color:#000000"></span style="font-style:normal"></span style="font-variant-caps:normal"></span style="font-weight:normal"></span style="letter-spacing:normal"></span style="orphans:auto"></span style="text-transform:none"></span style="white-space:normal"></span style="widows:auto"></span style="word-spacing:0px"></span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"></span style="text-decoration:none"></span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px">October 24 Lecture by Indigenous Artist Sonny Assuhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120375Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:48:42<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/chart39.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; width: 200px; height: 239px;" /><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Central Washington University&rsquo;s Department of Art + Design will host a lecture by visiting artist Sonny Assu on Thursday, October 24, at 4 p.m. in room 210 in the SURC Theater.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Sonny Assu&rsquo;s lecture is part of a series of programs engaging interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and hosted by the CWU Department of Art + Design. Admission to the talk is free.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Assu is a Ligwilda&rsquo;xw of the Kwakwaka&rsquo;wakw Nations artist who now resides in his ancestral home in Campbell River, British Columbia.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Raised in North Delta, British Columbia, over 150 miles away from his ancestral home, it wasn&rsquo;t until Assu was eight years old that he discovered his heritage. Later in life, this discovery would be the conceptual focus that helped launch his unique art practice.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Assu&rsquo;s artistic practice is diverse, spanning painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and printmaking. His work combines Western and pop culture references with Kwakwaka&rsquo;wakw imagery as a means of exploring his family history and his experiences of being an indigenous person in the colonial state of Canada.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/SonnyAssu_headshot.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px; width: 140px; height: 210px;" />Assu received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University in 2002 and was the recipient of their distinguished alumni award in 2006. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 2017 and was one of the Laureates for the Hnatyshyn Foundation&rsquo;s 2017 REVEAL-Indigenous Art Awards.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Seattle Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, among others. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Assu recently completed an artist residency at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, United Kingdom. His current exhibition <i>Sonny Assu&mdash;A Radical Mixing</i> is on view through October 26 at the Canada Gallery, Canada House Trafalgar Square, in London.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">For more information about the show, please visit: </span></span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Image Credit: Sonny Assu, <i>The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #39</i>, 2016, Archival pigment print, 26 in. x 31 in., Courtesy of the artist.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, 509-963-2665, </span></span><a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">.</span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span class="MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue"></span style="text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU announces fall quarter 2019 enrollment figureshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120374Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:37:23<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU enrolled 3 percent more new undergraduate students than last year, a record high for the university, according to Josh Hibbard, CWU&rsquo;s interim vice president for <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/enrollment-management/enrollment-management" target="_blank">Strategic Enrollment Management</a>.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">New student enrollment increased from 3,260 to 3,348. Overall enrollment was up slightly statewide, 12,257 compared to 12,127 from the same time a year ago. Washington residents comprise about 91 percent of the university&rsquo;s student body.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><iframe allow=";" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XT3qJQutlPo" width="640"></iframe></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU&rsquo;s &ldquo;overall&rdquo; enrollment includes undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students taking classes at CWU&#39;s residential campus in Ellensburg, six University Centers, and teaching sites at Joint Base Lewis McChord and in Sammamish. It also includes state-funded Running Start students who take their classes in Ellensburg and at CWU-Sammamish, along with students taking classes online.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Our first-year, new student enrollment of 2,128 actually set a university record,&rdquo; Hibbard said. The number surpassed the previous high-water mark set in 2017.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Our enrollment success in this increasingly competitive environment is a credit to the university&rsquo;s new recruitment strategy,&rdquo; noted CWU President James L. Gaudino. &quot;Our mission is to make each student successful in whatever field they choose and whatever campus they attend. It&#39;s just that simple.&quot;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Owing to CWU&rsquo;s welcoming reputation, students from traditionally underrepresented student populations comprised 34 percent of new students this year, up a full 2 percent from last year; first-generation students making up just under 44 percent of the total.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Underrepresented students are coming to Central because CWU is seen as an inclusive environment that is student centered and supportive,&rdquo; said Kandee Cleary, CWU&rsquo;s vice president of Inclusivity and Diversity. &ldquo;On move-in day, a number of parents essentially said just that. And, I agree&mdash;we are a university that supports a sense of belonging for all students.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">For the first time in school history, students of color&mdash;at 52 percent&mdash; represented the majority of applicants for first-year admission to CWU, with the number of transfer and first-year applicants combined making up half of all admission applicants. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">As a result, CWU recently earned the prestigious <em>INSIGHT Into Diversity </em><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/cwu-receives-heed-award-excellence-diversity-fifth-year" target="_blank">Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award</a> for the fifth time in the last six years. CWU is the only institution in the state with this record of achievement.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU&rsquo;s enrollment total does not factor in secondary students who take college-level courses in their high schools throughout College in the High School or CWU&#39;s &quot;Cornerstone&quot; programs. However, it should be noted that the university is the state&#39;s top provider of baccalaureate content in high schools with more than 3,000 students enrolled in these programs statewide.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;I&rsquo;m optimistic we will continue to be a top choice for students,&rdquo; Gaudino said. &ldquo;You just can&rsquo;t beat our convenient locations across the state and online, the academic quality of our programs, and our overall value.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">CWU offers a residential campus in Ellensburg as well as eight University Centers and sites in Des Moines, Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, Pierce County, Sammamish, Wenatchee, and Yakima.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">-30-</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Media contact: </span></span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, </span></span><a href="mailto:Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</span></span></a></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p align="center" style="text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></a href="mailto:Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">CWU PULSE Nominated for Best Magazine and Online Websitehttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120373Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:36:53<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><img alt="PULSE &quot;Redefining Rape&quot; Article" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/pictures/PULSE%20Redefining%20Rape%20Centerfold.png" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; width: 650px; height: 478px;" /></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Central Washington University&#39;s student-run lifestyle magazine,&nbsp;<i>PULSE</i>, has been nominated for two prestigious Pacemaker Awards from the Associated College Press for best magazine and best online site.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><i><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">PULSE&nbsp;</span></span></span></i><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">was one of 41 collegiate magazines nationwide to be nominated in the feature/general interest division of the&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstudentpress.org%2Facp%2F2019%2F09%2F30%2F2019-magazine-pacemaker-finalists-announced%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CDawn.Alford%40cwu.edu%7Cf9c3ee14d3f94c52358708d7510f0650%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637066997275915037&amp;sdata=BiVm4WngGzupNTZhvO%2FoHqVWHZJ%2B3oyyPdMRCgdLFO8%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Magazine Pacemaker</span></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">, and also one of 41 selected as a finalist for the&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstudentpress.org%2Facp%2F2019%2F09%2F27%2F2019-online-pacemaker-finalists%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CDawn.Alford%40cwu.edu%7Cf9c3ee14d3f94c52358708d7510f0650%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637066997275925034&amp;sdata=qtPE8i2oveZVDi2Tni%2FmspgdPDuAXfPe0o%2F5B0CB6As%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Online Pacemaker</span></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Both categories we&#39;re nominated in submissions from all colleges of all sizes, and the online category was among websites for all broadcast, newspaper, and magazine sites, not just magazine.</span></span></span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:black">According to CWU digital journalism professors, Pacemakers are considered the top prize in the field of college journalism.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The winners will be announced at the upcoming National College Media Convention, held October 31 to November 3 in Washington, DC.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cwupulsemagazine.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CDawn.Alford%40cwu.edu%7Cf9c3ee14d3f94c52358708d7510f0650%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637066997275925034&amp;sdata=So6VAD41riDF480kxNuTobYP%2Bm94kO7kGy7MLzHELJE%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline"><i><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">PULSE</span></span></i></a>&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">is created as part of a practicum course in the Digital Journalism program of Central&#39;s communication department. The issue nominated for the Magazine Pacemaker is the&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fissuu.com%2Fcwupulse%2Fdocs%2Ffall_2018_issue_two&amp;data=02%7C01%7CDawn.Alford%40cwu.edu%7Cf9c3ee14d3f94c52358708d7510f0650%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637066997275935029&amp;sdata=oAXqUasv00TLXpG1MgNXQgi3Tip6u9I8oslgtBMe3HA%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Fall 2018 Issue 2</span></span></a>&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">with a cover story on &quot;Redefining Rape&quot; written by former Editor-in-Chief Bailee Wicks with photos by Zahn Schultz and designs and illustrations by Isabelle Grotting.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; 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text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">CWU exchange partnership benefits two nationshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120372Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:39:13<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="http://www.u-gakugei.ac.jp/english/" target="_blank">Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU)</a>, a national university in Tokyo, has an established reputation in education-related fields. The university has helped lead development of educational policy and innovations in teacher education. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">It also has established international partnerships with numerous schools worldwide, including Bridgewater State University, in Massachusetts; Michigan State University; the State University of New York; University of Hawaii; and University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">CWU is now added to that list, as an exchange program between the two universities was recently established. The first TGU students recently came to CWU to participate in student teaching at local K12 schools.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><img alt="TGU student Kei Shu, who taught art, explains how to make a craft with newspaper to Lincoln Elementary School students." src="/sites/default/files/No%201.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 60%;" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;My university is the largest educational university in Japan,&rdquo; said professor Naoki Suzuki, who is leading the seven TGU students on the short-term exchange. &ldquo;My university is very interested in global education. Our role is to educate teacher-leaders in Japan. So, I believe my students need to have a more global perspective.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">CWU <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/international-programs/general-information" target="_blank">Office of International Studies and Programs</a> officials traveled to TGU last year to explore the possibility of an exchange. Suzuki noted that CWU&rsquo;s emphasis on and reputation for quality teacher training were important in developing the partnership. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;Our university is focused on teacher training,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;So, we decided to have an agreement and send some students to this university [CWU].&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The agreement also allowed 11 CWU students to recently visit Japan to get a global perspective on teaching abroad. &ldquo;Having that type of dual exchange makes this program unique and exception,&rdquo; Suzuki stated.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><img alt="TGU student Riko Motokane with kids during recess at Lincoln Elementary School. " src="/sites/default/files/TGU%20at%20CWU%20No%202.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 60%;" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;They [the CWU students] took a very similar program in Tokyo,&rdquo; Suzuki pointed out. &ldquo;They visited schools for their teaching practicums and they came to my university and communicated with [their Japanese student peers].&rdquo; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Mi-Rae Kapelak was among the CWU students who went on the exchange trip, where she team-taught lessons with partner TGU teacher candidates.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;Given full control and trust of the classes there was great,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;It felt great getting to engage with the kids. Being in an entirely different culture, I thought would be more uncomfortable for me. But I fell right into place and it&nbsp; was wonderful to see the schools there. That&rsquo;s what I was primarily excited about&mdash; to see how another educational system works.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Kapelak, and her peers from both universities, found out how different those education cultures are in the two counties. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;Our country has a national course of study, so there are very similar lessons in Japan but here it&rsquo;s quite different,&rdquo; Suzuki acknowledged. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a student-centered approach here&mdash;there&rsquo;s a lot of chatting in the lessons. In Japan, schools are very quiet, no conversation. The teaching style is very different.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Other differences include such things as students eating lunch in their classrooms in Japan rather than a cafeteria, classroom arrangements and seating assignments, and longer days for teachers there, which can extend from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., including instruction and additional responsibilities.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;And your country doesn&rsquo;t have any blackboards now, that&rsquo;s very interesting,&rdquo; Suzuki further explained. &ldquo;In Japan, generally, we have blackboards in class.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Online access to grades and other technological innovation used in classrooms here are also not presently commonplace in Japan. While those will likely be developed in the near future, what&rsquo;s already developed, and is likely to continue for years to come, is the camaraderie established between the CWU and TGU students.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&ldquo;They were so helpful and did so much for us. It was nice to be able to reciprocate and do something for them,&rdquo; Kapelak says, adding that included offering a place for them to come and relax, providing meals, and being available as a guide. &ldquo;They were so selfless. I was immediately able to connect with them and I hope to visit them in the future. I&rsquo;m now also thinking about teaching abroad, whether in Japan or somewhere else.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; 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margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Central Washington University Board of Trustees Seek to Engage with the Community and Studentshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/120371Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:20:06<p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/CWU_medallion_logo_2018_color.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 200px;" /><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Central Washington University&rsquo;s Board of Trustees (BOT) are reaching out to students and local community leaders to discuss ways the university can better meet their needs.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&ldquo;We would like to know how we can be better community partners and how we can better prepare for the next generation of students,&rdquo; said BOT Chair Ron Erickson. &ldquo;We know that only by working more closely with our partners will we be able to grow and flourish together.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Erickson added that it was essential for the board to bridge the gap between the community and the university and to hear directly from students and the community.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The board&rsquo;s outreach begins on October 17, when it will meet with about 10 community leaders from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Palace Café for a community breakfast to discuss areas of mutual concern. The event is not open to the public.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">From 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon, the BOT will attend a panel discussion in Hal Holmes Community Center (201 Ruby Street, Ellensburg) that will feature community members, CWU faculty and local K-12 educators discussing the educational wants of Generation Alpha (those born after 2010) and how the university can adapt to meet the needs of those students.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The panel, open to the public, will be moderated by Walter Szeliga, Chair of the CWU Faculty Senate.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Later that day, Trustees and Cabinet members will conduct a student engagement session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University House (211 E. 10<sup>th</sup> Avenue). It will be moderated by Student Trustee Alex Harrington and designed to allow Trustees to speak directly to students in order to learn more about their experiences at Central.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The activities are part of several days of BOT meetings that kick-off with the annual State of the University presentations on October 16 at 3:30 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium on the CWU campus. This year, the State of the University will include remarks from Robert Nellams, Director of the Seattle Center and vice chair of the BOT, as well as CWU President James L. Gaudino.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&ldquo;The purpose of all of these events is for the Board of Trustees to gauge not only how we&rsquo;re doing but also how we can improve our performance and be better members of our community,&rdquo; Erickson said.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Media contact: Richard Moreno, director of content development, 509-963-2714, Richard.Moreno@cwu.edu.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black">