Archive for the ‘Student Life’ Category

CWU Officials Look to Change Summer School Misconceptions

By Forrest Hollingsworth Central Washington University just spent around $38,000 on advertising summer classes with sunglasses, buttons, flyers and more only to find out that enrollment decreased from last year’s summer quarter. According to data from the Public Affairs office, 42 percent of regular academic year students took summer classes last year compared to 41 […]

Central offers students a monthly payment plan to pay for tuition

BY MATTHEW THOMPSON, News Editor University President James Gaudino announced at his state of the university address last Thursday that CWU will now offer a monthly payment plan for students to pay tuition. “Previously students could pay their tuition and fees bills in whole at the beginning of the quarter,” Gaudino said in his speech. “Which […]

The Burg takes a new direction after replacing administrative staff

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 After multiple students complaining to Human Resources, the Burg, Central’s student run radio station, terminated four administrators in the span of a few months. Over the course of last year, the Burg lost four administrators. Jessica Castaneda, former broadcast technician, resigned in February, Kurt Oberloh was terminated in the […]

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 […]

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 […]