CWUNewsNews our Newer Faculty Members, 05 Sep 2017 19:56:56<p>Turn up your computer volume and learn some fun facts about our more recent faculty hires!&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Sofia (Bernstein) Blue</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Jessica Mayhew</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Congrats to Emily Dura!, 21 Jun 2017 17:43:52<p>Emily Dura, a recent graduate of the Primate Behavior Master's program, will begin working at the California National Primate Research Center as a Laboratory Assistant in July 2017. She will be part of a research project that studies adult and infant rhesus macaque behaviors.&nbsp;</p><p>Congratulations, Emily!&nbsp;</p>Congrats PBE/PB graduates!, 13 Jun 2017 15:56:16<p>Congratulations to all of the Spring PBE/PB 2017 graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.</p><p>Graduate Students<br>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Amanda Rowe<br>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lillian Stolar<br>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Emily Dura<br>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Emily Veitia<br>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Courtney Martinez<br>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alexandra Sheldon<br>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Anthony Denice<br>8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erin Connelly<br>9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh<br><br>Undergraduate Students<br>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Meradith Cramer<br>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Emily Scheutz<br>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Holly Roberts<br>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Victoria Thrasher<br>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kailyn Campbell<br>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kelsey Dolquist<br>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jake Funkhouser<br>8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Helen (Anderson) Flanders<br><br>Captive Primate Care Certificate<br>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jake Funkhouser<br>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lillian Stolar<br>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erin Connelly<br>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kaylen Kilfeather<br>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Courtney Martinez</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;"></p><h6>Pre-Commencement 2017 back row L to R:Courtney Martinez,Amanda Rowe,Allie Sheldon,Anthony Denice, Jake Funkhouser</h6><h6>front row L to R: Emily Veitia, Lillian Stolar, Emily Dura, Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh</h6><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;">&nbsp;</p><h6>After graduate hooding ceremony, back row L to R: Anthony Denice, Courtney Martinez,Dr. Lori Sheeran, Dr. Jessica Mayhew,Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh front row L to R:Emily Dura, Allie Sheldon, Erin Connelly</h6><p>&nbsp;</p><h6><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></h6><h6>Captive Care Certificate recipients pictured L to R: Dean Tim Englund, J.B. Mulcahy,Lillian Stolar,Erin Connelly, Jake Funkhouser, Kaylen Kilfeather,Courtney Martinez and Dr. Steve Ross</h6><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Day in the Life of a Primate Keeper, 01 Jun 2017 08:57:14<p>A great article from the Smithsonian's National Zoo on the "Day in the Life of a Primate Keeper". Get an inside look at how primate care works in a zoo setting.&nbsp;</p><p>Find the article here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Jake Funkhouser: SOURCE 2017, 23 May 2017 09:58:34<p>Congratulations to Jake Funkhouser for his Outstanding Oral Presentation at SOURCE 2017, which was titled "Social Structure and Dominance Hierarchy Analyses at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest". Jake's faculty mentor is Dr. Jessica Mayhew.</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;"></p>Austin Leeds: AJP article, 23 May 2017 09:54:24<p>Austin Leeds, a former Primate Behavior graduate student, now has a published article in the latest version of American Journal of Primatology titled "Evaluating the effect of a year-long film focused environmental education program on Ugandan student knowledge of and attitudes toward great apes". Check out the abstract here:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>Congratulations, Austin!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Guest Speakers, 23 May 2017 09:47:07<p>Thank you to Dr. Lisa Gould and Dr. Steve Ross for making the trek to Ellensburg, WA to give great lectures on primates around the world. Dr. Lisa Gould presented her research on ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, while Dr. Steve Ross presented his experience with captive care for chimpanzees at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Thank you also to Primate Awareness Network for bringing such influential scientists.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></p><h6>Dr. Lisa Gould giving her talk to CWU students and faculty on ring-tailed lemurs</h6><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 339px;"></p><h6>Dr. Steve Ross giving his talk on captive care for chimpanzees to CWU students and faculty</h6>ABS Student Research Award, 20 May 2017 12:38:57<p>Congratulations to Carly Batist, a PBE graduate student, who was awarded a Student Research Award from Animal Behavior Society for her thesis research.&nbsp;</p>PAN Guest Speaker: Dr. Steve Ross, 15 May 2017 11:58:30<p>Dr Steve Ross is the Director of the Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes in Chicago, and has spent his career studying captive and wild animal behavior, currently focused on the great apes. He will give a lecture about using science to improve the welfare of captive apes and his work in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Following the talk is a reception in the same building where the Primate Behavior department faculty at CWU will introduce our new certificate in Primate Captive Care. Refreshments will be provided.</p><p>The public is welcome!</p><p>Friday, May 19th from 5pm-7pm, Dean Hall Rm. 106</p>Congrats to Emily Veitia!, 06 May 2017 13:34:14<p>Emily Veitia, a graduate student in the PBE program, will be sharing her thesis research through an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists in Washington D.C., August 2017. Her presentation is titled: "Enrichment use &amp; social interactions in a mixed-species enclosure of Sumatran (<em>Pongo abelii</em>) &amp; Bornean orangutans (<em>P. pygmaeus</em>) &amp; Northern white-cheeked gibbons (<em>Nomascus leucogenys</em>) at the Oregon Zoo".&nbsp;</p><p>Congratulations, Emily!&nbsp;</p>