CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/newsen-usNew publication from our professors Dr. Sheeran and Dr. Sunhttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2621Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:43:02<p>Dr. Lori Sheeran and Dr. Lixing Sun have a new article (<em>Progesterone levels in seasonally breeding, free-ranging male Macaca thibetana)</em> published in the Mammal Research Journal. Congratulations!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13364-017-0342-0</p>Dr. Jessica Mayhew's film review https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2620Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:22:47<p>Dr. Jessica Mayhew has published a reivew of the film&nbsp;<em>Nzhu Jimangemi (The Gorilla's Wife)</em>.&nbsp; Check it out here!</p><p>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gena.12032/full</p>Kristin Ocasio receives Louis B. Harris Endowment https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2619Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:40:35<p>Graduate student Kristin Ocasio recvieved the Louis B. Harris Endowment for her master's thesis research at the Cayo Santiago-Punta Santiago Facility!</p><p>Congratulations Kristin!</p><p>http://cprc.rcm.upr.edu/?q=node/94</p>Internship Opportunity at Chimps Inc.https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2618Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:54<p>Chimps Inc. is offering internships for Fall/Winter 2017!</p><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Chimps Inc. is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary located in Bend, Oregon. Our mission is to further chimpanzee conservation through education while providing a refuge for animals that have come from a variety of backgrounds, including roadside zoos, the entertainment world, and the exotic pet industry. We currently have seven chimpanzee residents and one Canadian lynx. Our internship program offers the unique opportunity to live and work with these animals in an intimate setting and experience all aspects of sanctuary life. The dedication and commitment of interns not only helps us in the operation of the sanctuary, but it is also a vital component of our educational mission.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Interns are responsible for cleaning animal enclosures, creating enrichment, preparing diets, doing dishes and laundry, gardening, and otherwise maintaining the facilities. In addition to daily husbandry, there are weekly educational sessions and guest lectures in which interns learn more about varying topics pertaining to both captive and wild chimpanzees. Interns are expected to complete an independent project to be presented to the Chimps Inc. team at the conclusion of the internship.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Interns work 5 days a week. However, since the sanctuary operates seven days a week, intern days off may vary. This program is labor intensive but very rewarding to those who are dedicated, motivated and willing to learn.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Enrollment Dates:</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">We are seeking interns for the fall/winter. Accepted applicants have the option to enter on the 1st or the 15th of each month. Interns are required to stay for a minimum of 8 weeks, but we highly recommend staying for the full 10 weeks to get the complete experience.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Program Costs:</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">To support our educational program, internships cost $100 per week. This cost covers materials, curriculum, training and lodging. All fees must be paid in full before arriving at the sanctuary.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Chimps Inc. will provide interns with on-site housing during their stay.&nbsp; The intern house is located on the property and is equipped with a full kitchen, two bedrooms, one bathroom and one office.&nbsp; No pets are allowed. The sanctuary is located in a rural setting that requires transportation to all stores and retail areas. We are approximately 20 miles from the nearest airport and about 10 miles from the city of Bend. Interns are responsible for their own transportation and food expenses.&nbsp; Interns without their own transportation will be provided a ride into town once a week to do their necessary grocery shopping.&nbsp; On-site laundry machines are available and it is suggested that interns bring a cell phone and laptop.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Qualifications:</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, seeking a degree or recently graduated with a degree in anthropology, zoology, psychology, biology, or a closely related field. Primate experience is not required. We are looking for interns that are highly passionate about primate behavior and animal welfare issues, work well individually and with others, have a strong work ethic, good communication skills, and a positive attitude. Because this program is labor intensive, applicants should also be in good physical condition.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Documentation of health insurance coverage, tetanus shot, Hepatitis B series, and current negative TB test are required.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">Apply:</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121">If you are interested in applying for an internship with Chimps Inc., please fill out our online application.</font></span></font></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#212121"><a href="http://www.chimps-inc.org/intern/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.chimps-inc.org/intern/</a></font></span></font></div></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" 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style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"></font color="#212121"></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"></span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"></font color="#212121"></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"></span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"></font color="#212121"></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"></span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"></font color="#212121"></div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"></font style="font-family: Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,&quot;EmojiFont&quot;;" size="3" face="Calibri,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" color="black"></span dir="ltr" style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"></font color="#212121">Meet our Newer Faculty Membershttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2616Tue, 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="//www.youtube.com/embed/EO6rdYHvHjA?rel=0" 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="//www.youtube.com/embed/r4mqSPM1Ss8?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Congrats to Emily Dura!https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2615Wed, 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!https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2614Tue, 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/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/cwuprimategrads.jpg" 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/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/18954823_10154502556282793_1142886958065762638_o.jpg" 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/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/IMG_4441%20%282%29.JPG" 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 Keeperhttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2613Thu, 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="https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/day-life-primate-keeper" target="_blank">https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/day-life-primate-keeper</a></p>Jake Funkhouser: SOURCE 2017https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2612Tue, 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/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/file.jpeg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;"></p>Austin Leeds: AJP articlehttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2611Tue, 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="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/ajp.22673/abstract">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/ajp.22673/abstract</a></p><p>Congratulations, Austin!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>