CWUCWU NewsCWU Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/newsen-usPresident Gaudino Announces Changeshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123416Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:04:46<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/CWU%20President%20James%20Gaudino-new.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 400px;" /><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 President</span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222"> James L. Gaudino has announced he will step down as president on July 31, 2021, after more than 11 years of service. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">&ldquo;Serving as president of this wonderful university has been an honor and the privilege of my professional life,&rdquo; Gaudino said. &ldquo;I want to express my appreciation to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, legislators, community members and trustees, past and present. They have joined in the work of building the strength and reputation of CWU as a welcoming community for everyone seeking a first-class university education.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">Gaudino formally notified the university Board of Trustees of his decision at its February meeting. Ron Erickson, chair of the Board of Trustees, said the board would begin the process of searching for a new president at a special meeting on March 31, 2020.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">&nbsp;&ldquo;Jim has been an innovative and effective leader, and an inspiration to us all,&rdquo; Erickson said. &ldquo;He led the University through difficult times during the Great Recession and has worked ceaselessly to make a CWU education one of the best undergraduate experiences in the nation.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">Gaudino became the school&rsquo;s 14th president in January 2009. During his tenure he has led the university to sustained enrollment growth; an unprecedented infusion of state construction funding; a comprehensive modernization of information, budget and management systems; and a comprehensive effort to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">&nbsp;&ldquo;My time at CWU has been an extraordinary experience,&rdquo; said Gaudino. &ldquo;As I look forward to my next adventure, I will leave the presidency knowing the future of Central Washington University is very bright.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">The Board of Trustees formally accepted the President&rsquo;s decision, which is effective July 31, 2021. As provided in his contract, Gaudino will serve as President Emeritus and has the option to join the faculty as a full professor in the Department of Communication.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">###</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:.8in; 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="color:black">Media contact: Kremiere Jackson, Vice President of Public Affairs, 509-963-1425, </span></span></span><a href="mailto:Kremiere.Jackson@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Kremiere.Jackson@cwu.edu</span></span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">.</span></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"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p align="center" style="margin-bottom:15.0pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#222222"></p style="margin-right:.8in; 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="color:black"></a href="mailto:Kremiere.Jackson@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"></span style="color:black">Gov. Inslee Names Financial Services Executive Jeff Hensler to CWU Board of Trusteeshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123415Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:05:37<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/BOT_Trustee_Jeff_Henslen_sml-7468.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 250px;" /><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Washington Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Jeff Hensler, Senior Investment Strategist and Partner with the Bellevue-based financial services firm, Sound Consulting Services (SCS), to the Central Washington University Board of Trustees.</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Hensler graduated from CWU in 1998 with a double major in Economics and Geography, and was a 2015 CWU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. He is a former chair of the CWU Foundation and sits on the Seattle Humane Society Finance and Audit Committee.</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;My goals are to grow Washington&rsquo;s economy, strengthen our schools, and promote a culture of performance and efficiency in state government,&rdquo; Inslee said in his appointment letter. &ldquo;You can help me achieve goals.</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Serving the people of our state is a real privilege, and I hope you find this to be a rewarding experience. Thank you for your willingness to join me in serving the people of Washington.&rdquo;</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Hensler said he was honored to be able to serve his alma mater as a trustee.</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;Central played a key role in my career so it has been important for me to give something back to the university,&rdquo; Hensler said. &ldquo;Without CWU and its gifted faculty, I would not be where I am today.&rdquo;</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Hensler has been in the financial services industry for more than 20 years and is a founding partner at SCS. He has been recognized in the top 5 percent of LPL Financial&rsquo;s 16,000 advisors for multiple years and is a member of the LPL Chairman&rsquo;s Club.</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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Hensler&rsquo;s term will run until September 30, 2024.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:.8in; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-right:.8in; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-right:.8in; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Media contact: Richard Moreno, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-2714, Richard.Moreno@cwu.edu.</span></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-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-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-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-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-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-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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-right:.8in; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-right:.8in; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin-right:.8in; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Times"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Message from President James L. Gaudinohttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123414Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:01:33<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/CWU_Medallion-RGB%20%282%29%20copy.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 200px;" />Dear CWU Community,</p> <p>After 11 years as CWU President, I have decided to step down effective July 31, 2021. I will officially inform the Board of Trustees at this weeks&rsquo; meeting, providing them sufficient time to search for my successor.</p> <p>During my tenure, it has been an honor to work alongside faculty, staff, students, alumni, Trustees, legislators, and community members to build the strength and reputation of CWU as a welcoming community for all persons seeking a first-class University education.</p> <p>Working together toward this goal, I believe we have accomplished much. Together in the last decade:</p> <p>&bull; We survived the severe fiscal challenges of the Great Recession and came out of it well-positioned for future growth.</p> <p>&bull; We rebuilt much of our physical plant with the support of the state Legislature and the Governor, providing the finest teaching and learning spaces available.</p> <p>&bull; We complemented our facility improvements with state-of-the-art technology systems that provide us better information and save us time and money as we serve students&rsquo; needs.</p> <p>&bull; We grew enrollment at a manageable pace in a national climate where many universities are struggling.</p> <p>&bull; We led Washington&rsquo;s universities in the diversification of our students, faculty, and staff, recognizing we still have far to go.</p> <p>&bull; We respected, supported, and learned to trust one another as we built a team that proves that shared governance does work.</p> <p>&bull; We eroded the adage that CWU was the best-kept secret in the state and earned recognition regionally and nationally for our educational quality and value.</p> <p><br /> I credit each of you for your hard work, your caring, and your shared belief that we must always, always, strive to be better tomorrow than we are today.</p> <p>Serving you has been an honor. I look forward to our continued successes during the next year and a half, and, perhaps, as a faculty colleague in the years to come. Even more, I look forward to many continued friendships.</p> <p>Go Wildcats!</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p><br /> James L. Gaudino<br /> President</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Media contact: Kremiere Jackson, Vice President of Public Affairs, 509-963-1425, Kremiere.Jackson@cwu.edu.</p> CWU Celebrating Black History and Black Futures Over the Next Monthhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123413Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:30:04<p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">February is Black History Month, but it also is a time to envision the futures of African Americans. From now through March 20, CWU will be celebrating Black History Month with two visual presentations, plus a series of public events.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Black%20History%20Month.JPG" style="float: left; margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px; width: 422px; height: 400px;" />The first phase of the pop-up exhibition in the SURC&nbsp;runs through March 2 and is titled &ldquo;Where There is Vision, There is Hope: Portraits of Civil Rights in America.&rdquo; The exhibit features large banners with images and words of leaders from the African American Civil Rights movement.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">The second phase, which will appear across campus from Feb. 24-March 20, will show a series of inspiring posters from the leaders of civil rights movements that are connected to the African American Civil Rights movement, such as the Asian American movement and the American Indian movement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Events also are scheduled, including a lecture by Kim Coleman, a historian, storyteller, and photographer from New Orleans. The lecture, scheduled for Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dean Hall lobby, will provide an overview of how racism sparked separate cultural experiences during the Carnival season in New Orleans.&nbsp;Coleman works as the curatorial manager and education specialist at the McKenna Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Black Carnival: How the Black Experience Created a Tradition.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">The following Thursday, the Black Student Union (BSU) will present &ldquo;Being Black in Ellensburg: Stories of Triumph from the 4%.&rdquo; African American students represent 4 percent of CWU&rsquo;s student body, but they make up only 1 percent of Ellensburg&rsquo;s total population. Find out where the 4 percent find and create joy in Ellensburg, both on and off campus.&nbsp;Black students, staff, faculty, and community members will share their stories of building a positive, inclusive community in Ellensburg. The presentation will be held Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the SURC Pit.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Another presentation took place Feb. 12 when the Africana and Black Studies (ABS) program hosted an open house. It has been 50 years since the Black Studies program began at CWU &mdash; a move that was prompted by student activists &mdash; and a number of ABS faculty and staff were on hand to talk about the program and their classes.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">The events and exhibitions are co-sponsored by the Central Washington University ABS, BSU, Diversity and Equity Center, and the Museum of Culture and Environment. Parking on campus is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends. For more information, email museum@cwu.edu or call 509-963-2313.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0.8in 7pt 0in; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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"><b><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Media contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">&nbsp;David Leder, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, David.Leder@cwu.edu.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; 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text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0.8in 7pt 0in; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></span style="font-size:11.5pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">CWU Receives $255,000 Grant for Dare to Dream Programhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123248Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:31:33<p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Dare%20to%20Dream_1.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 496px;" /></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">A CWU program aimed at encouraging migrant youths to pursue opportunities in higher education recently received more than $255,000 in grant funding from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">For the past eight years, the annual Dare to Dream conference &mdash; a partnership between OSPI, which houses the federal Migrant Education Program, and CWU&rsquo;s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) &mdash; has been held on the CWU campus for seven days in June.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">This year will be the ninth installment of the program, which is available to 150 Priority For Service (PFS) students, meaning they receive free or reduced lunches, live outside of the area, or are forced to change school districts due to seasonal work commitments. Dare to Dream participants come from as many as 15 different school districts and are often credit deficient because they have to move in and out of district.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Dare%20to%20Dream_2.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 0px 30px 30px 0px; width: 400px; height: 267px;" />The $255,688 grant from OSPI pays for staffing, room and board, and support services during the conference. CWU&rsquo;s CAMP staff, led by director Miriam Bocchetti and program coordinator Justina Aguilera, puts on the week&rsquo;s activities, relying on assistance from temporary employees.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">&ldquo;This program requires a tremendous amount of time and effort from our staff,&rdquo; Bocchetti said. &ldquo;But the outcome is we&rsquo;re able to help migrant kids think more about their futures. Many of them have never even thought about going to college, thus this program has proven to be very beneficial.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Bocchetti said a number of former Dare to Dream attendees have gone on to become students at CWU, although a desire to attend college isn&rsquo;t a requirement for participation. The main objective of the program is to show kids from underrepresented populations which opportunities are available to them after high school.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">&ldquo;The ideal scenario would be for a student to attend Dare to Dream and then go to college with a CAMP program,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;But that&rsquo;s not always the case. Our main goal is to show them what options are available to them in life.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">Students who stay for the entire seven days are issued a half credit in one of two academic tracks: either for an elective or for science. Freshmen and sophomores participate in the &ldquo;Hero&rsquo;s Journey&rdquo; curriculum, providing them with a positive approach to overcoming obstacles in life, while juniors and seniors are placed in the science track, where they engage in an average of 77 hours&rsquo; worth of science-related activities. &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Dare%20to%20Dream_3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; width: 300px; height: 400px;" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Times"><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-family:Calibri, sans-serif">All of the students participate in daily journal writing exercises and listen to presentations by higher education professionals.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium"></span style="font-family:Times"></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-family:Calibri, sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"></span style="font-size:medium">CWU Named a 2019 Tree Campus USAhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123245Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:48:22<p><iframe allow=";" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4gNZy63e0go" width="640"></iframe></p> <p><img alt="Tree Campus USA logo" src="/sites/default/files/TreeCampus_USA_Color_An-ADF-Program.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 40%;" />In recognition of its efforts to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees, the <a href="https://www.arborday.org/" target="_blank">Arbor Day Foundation</a> has honored CWU as a 2019 <a href="https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/" target="_blank">Tree Campus USA</a>.</p> <p>The foundation acknowledged the university&rsquo;s efforts to manage campus trees, develop community connections beyond campus to promote healthy, urban forests; and engage students in service-learning opportunities about campus- and community-forest management.</p> <p>&ldquo;Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,&rdquo; said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. &ldquo;Because of Central Washington University&#39;s participation air will be purer, water cleaner and your students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty the trees provide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Overall, there are roughly 3,200 trees on the Ellensburg campus.</p> <p>CWU received the national award for meeting Tree Campus USA&rsquo;s five standards. The standards include: maintaining a tree advisory committee, instituting a campus tree-care plan, dedicating annual expenditures for a campus tree program, hosting an Arbor Day observance, and establishing student service-learning projects.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have been intentional in our efforts to plant new trees, ensure the health of the established ones all across campus, and encourage campus and the surrounding community to understand how vital trees are to everyone,&rdquo; said Andreas Bohman, CWU vice president of <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/operations/" target="_blank">Operations</a>. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s part of the <img alt="Trees on the CWU Ellsnburg campus" src="/sites/default/files/CWU%20Tree%20Campus%20USA%20No%202%202019.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 50%;" />university&rsquo;s overall campus commitment to environmental stewardship.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lauren Weyers, Tree Campus USA program coordinator, added, &ldquo;If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use. Central Washington University is stepping up to do its part. As a result of your commitment to effective urban forest management, you are helping to provide a solution to these global challenges.&rdquo;</p> <p>In 2019, the Arbor Day Foundation reports, CWU and the other 384 recognized Tree Campus USA schools nationwide collectively planted 34,515 trees. Last year alone, Central planted 27 and more are on the way.</p> <p>Blair McNeillie, CWU grounds supervisor, said, &ldquo;I anticipate we will have 50 more new trees in the ground by the end of 2020.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, CWU Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> CWU Trustees to Meet at CWU Des Moines Feb 20-21, 2020https://www.cwu.edu/node/123244Thu, 13 Feb 2020 10:43:36<p><img alt="CWU logo" src="/sites/default/files/images/CWU%20Mountain%20Medallion-finalcrop.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; width: 150px; height: 150px;" />On <strong>Thursday, February 20</strong>, the Central Washington University Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at CWU Des Moines, which is located at 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198. The board will meet in executive session over lunch from 12:00-1:15 p.m., as allowed under RCW 42.30.110, followed by the Board Work Session from 1:30-4:00 p.m. This meeting will include a public comment period and will be available via live video stream at: http://media.cwu.edu.</p> <p>Rules pertaining to the public comment period are available at www.cwu.edu/trustees. To participate in the public comment period, speakers must identify themselves and the topic to be addressed via e-mail to cwu.president@cwu.edu by Tuesday, February 18, at 5:00 p.m.</p> <p>Board members will attend a social dinner at 6:00 p.m., at Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle. No university business will be conducted at the dinner.</p> <p>On <strong>Friday, February 21</strong>, the Board will meet in executive session from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. as allowed under RCW 42.30.110 at Cedarbrook Lodge, located at 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA. The business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.</p> <p>To view the agenda, visit www.cwu.edu/trustees and click on Agendas. Under &ldquo;Featured Meetings&rdquo; click February 2020 Board Meeting Agenda to review meeting materials.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Media contact: Linda Schactler, chief of staff and secretary to the board, 509-963-1384, schactler@cwu.edu</p> Archaeologic Exhibit by Elizabeth Crisman Opens Thursday, February 20https://www.cwu.edu/node/123243Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:26:17<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Trophy.jpeg" style="width: 400px; height: 276px; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right;" /><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition by visiting artist Elizabeth Crisman.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The opening events will take place on Thursday, February 20, beginning with an artist&rsquo;s talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The talk will be immediately followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Crisman&rsquo;s <i>Archaeologic </i>series is comprised primarily of photographs and objects made from slip cast stoneware that reference human evolution. Her interest in archeology and human history led her to </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">volunteer at a Neolithic excavation, Kfar HaHoresh, in Israel during August 2010. Physical manifestations of Crisman&rsquo;s excavation experience are brought to life in various works, each one probing differing archaic vocabularies and modes of thought. </span></span></span></span></span></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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Crisman is the Director of the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. She received her Master of Fine Arts in photography and digital imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Elizabeth Crisman: Archaeologic</span></i><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> will remain on display through March 15. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please visit our website at: www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Media Contact:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Image caption:</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Times"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Trophy</span></i><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">, 2012, Silver gelatin print and slip cast stoneware, 28 in. x 24 in. x 2 in.</span></span></span></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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; 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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></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-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Retired CWU Professor's Lifelong Love of Fashionhttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123242Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:43:12<p><img alt="Retired CWU Professor Carolyn Schactler" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/schactler.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 362px;" /></p> <p>Retired CWU Professor Carolyn Schactler&#39;s lifelong love of clothing design and creation is highlighted in a feature that appeared Sunday in the Yakima Herald-Review. &nbsp;<a href="https://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/lifelong-love-of-clothing-design-and-creation-leads-to-career/article_f61dfa0d-c9ad-52e3-b858-faf6794a55bc.html" target="_blank">Read the article here in its entirety</a>.&nbsp;</p> Award winning writer Elissa Washuta to read in the Lion Rock Visiting Writers Serieshttps://www.cwu.edu/node/123241Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:46:34<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/washuta-headshot-jackson.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 133px;" /><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 will host nonfiction writer Elissa Washuta for a public reading on March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Library Second Floor Commons. Her appearance is part of the annual Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and an assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio State University. She will be reading from different works, including the essay anthology <i>Shapes of Native Nonfiction</i>, which she co-edited with Theresa Warburton.</span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Following the reading, there will be books for purchase offered by the Wildcat Shop. </span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Washuta will also give a craft talk on creative nonfiction and navigating the writing life, at 12 p.m. in the Brooks Library Second Floor Commons. All of her events are free and open to the public.</span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;<i>Shapes of Native Nonfiction </i>is exciting, fresh, and profound,&rdquo; noted Tommy Pico, author of <i>Feed</i>, <i>Junk,</i> and <i>Nature Poem</i>. &ldquo;<span style="background:white"><span style="color:#1f1f1f">It provides the space for native nonfiction to be indigenous, without the pressure to &lsquo;perform&rsquo; indigeneity. The writing gets to be weird, joyful, wounded, flip, deep, unflinching, terrified, and secure. Expression over cultural expectation. I turn to it and return to it, delighted each time.&quot;</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#1f1f1f">Washuta also authored <i>Starvation Mode</i> and <i>My Body is a Book of Rules</i>, which was named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, Artist Trust, 4Culture, and the Potlatch Fund.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Washuta&rsquo;s appearance is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of English, Brooks Library, Diversity and Equity Center, Multimodal Education Center, Karen Gookin, and the Wildcat Shop.</span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">For more information, contact Maya Zeller in the CWU English Department, </span></span><a href="mailto:Maya.Zeller@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Maya.Zeller@cwu.edu</span></span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">, 509-963-1546.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</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 class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="background:white"></span style="color:#1f1f1f"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#1f1f1f"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-top:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></a href="mailto:Maya.Zeller@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"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">