Archive for July, 2013

23-year-old man found in CWU parking lot with multiple stab wounds Saturday night; confirmed dead in hospital

A photo taken this morning of the scene of the crime, across the street from the 05 parking lot.

BY Patience Collier, Assistant News Editor UPDATED at 3:20 p.m.: According to The Daily Record, the Kittitas County Coroner has identified the Ellensburg man who died after being stabbed on campus Saturday night as Hector Mejia-Villa, who was 23. Central Washington University police are conducting a joint investigation with Ellensburg police and the Washington State Patrol, […]

Chris Hull, longtime general manager of The ‘Burg 88.1, asked to resign from position

Last spring, a number of administrative staff of The Burg, 88.1 were asked to resign. This fall, several new faces will become the face of Central Washington University's local radio station. Courtesy of

By PATIENCE COLLIER, Assistant News Editor A few weeks from the end of spring quarter, Chris Hull was asked to resign after years serving as the general manager for Central Washington University’s radio station, The ‘Burg 88.1. Keith Champagne, associate dean of student development, said he could not comment on the situation, because it was a […]

Director of Global Wine Studies program leaving for industry opportunities in France

BY Braden DenHerder Staff Reporter Every year the Central experience changes all across campus, from additions to cutbacks in school programs. This year, Central’s unique Global Wine Studies program has been reduced by one member. At the end of the 20012-2013 school year, Amy Mumma, the director of the program, decided to resign from her […]

Central Washington University transit suspends travel services

BY Braden DenHerder Staff Reporter Central Transit will no longer be providing free bus service to the Ellensburg community due to budget issues. The Washington State Legislature took longer than usual to finalize the state budget, which contributed to the lack of funds alloted to Central transit. “Right now we are working on getting contracts […]

Heat raises concern for safer practicing of kayaking along the Yakima River

BY Joseph Bauman Staff Reporter The Yakima River is a popular attraction to many Central Washington University students, as well as locals. During the heat of summer, students find the river a relaxing way to cool down. There are, at times, thousands of kayakers and rafters that float the river throughout the summer. “The river […]

Incoming freshman set to arrive on campus throughout the summer for orientation visits

Since 1892, Central Washington University has been serving students in Ellensburg. Since that year, Central has seen an increase in the number of students enrolled each year. Central is projecting that around 1450 to 1500 incoming freshmen will arrive in the Fall of 2013, though students are still in process of confirming. Two orientation sessions […]

Phase II of new science building approved; state-of-the-art plans in the making

By ALEA THORNE Staff Reporter The Washington State Legislature has approved the construction budget of $61 million over two years for the new science building at Central Washington University. The university expects that the construction contract will be given in January 2014. For more than 15 years, the second phase of the science building has […]

Student tuition at Central is set to freeze its rates from 2013 to 2015

By ALEA THORNE Staff Reporter For the first time since 1986, the tuition increase at Central Washington set by state legislature will freeze for the biennial year from 2013 to 2015. According to Executive Director of Public Affairs Linda Schactler, the operation budget allowed for the tuition to freeze, instead of increasing by rates 14 […]

Primate Behavior program to continue in wake of chimps’ departure


By PATIENCE COLLIER Staff Reporter As the last two chimpanzees at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, Tatu and Loulis, are expected to depart for a sanctuary in Canada by September 1st, the university is working to ensure the future of the primate behavior program. “The primate behavior program, both the Masters and the Bachelors […]