Annual CWU business conference to feature state executives

Bailey Smith, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under CWU, News

CWU’s College of Business is coordinating an Economic Outlook Conference for Feb. 28 in Sue Lombard Hall. The Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) will start at 8 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. “The topics discussed will cover the trends, challenges and opportunities in Washington State's hay and potato...

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship grants CWU $2.2 million for STEM recruitment

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under CWU, News

CWU is one of three Washington universities to receive part of a $6 million grant meant to recruit STEM teacher undergraduates. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, chaired by Microsoft president, Brad Smith, awarded funds that will go directly towards training K-12 STEM teachers. “We...

New Minor available in disability studies

Sarah Taylor, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under CWU, News

Universities across the country—including CWU—have created a new program to allow college students to earn certificates and minors in disability and accessibility studies. According to the U.S. 2010 Census Bureau Report, nearly 1 in 5 people have a disability. The average classroom size at CWU is...

‘Not for Kids’

‘Not for Kids’

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Washington has taken further precautions to prevent children from eating marijuana edibles. Effective Feb. 14, all marijuana edibles have to be labeled with a “Not for Kids” warning logo. Edibles include anything meant to be swallowed, such as candy, soda, or brownies. This also applies to...

Alumnus credits CWU with career success

Alumnus credits CWU with career success

McKenzie Lakey, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2017
Filed under CWU, News, Showcase

Keynote speaker Ron Sims, CWU alumnus and former deputy secretary of the U.S. department of housing and urban development, openly described his experiences and love of CWU to more than 250 students, staff and faculty members at the State of the University address last Thursday, Feb. 16.

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Marijuana Mondays Educates students

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under CWU, News, The EverGreen Scene

CWU is doing its part to educate students on marijuana. The Wellness Center is hosting Marijuana Monday’s as a part of Marijuana Awareness Month this February. These events are aimed at educating people on marijuana related issues. Kelly Cronic is hosting and speaking at each event. Cronic is a...

CWU works to combat hate

CWU works to combat hate

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under CWU, News

A coordinating member of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) brought anti-hate messages to CWU last Monday as part of a Not In Our Kittitas County (NIOKC) event. SPLC’s outreach director Lecia Brooks leads key initiatives and social justice issues. Brooks gave a presentation in the SURC Ballroom...

Snow piles up on campus

Snow piles up on campus

Sarah Taylor, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under CWU, News

Some people think of snow and are reminded of beautiful landscapes, delicious hot chocolate and, of course, fun winter activities. However, CWU students, staff and faculty are reminded of brutally cold mornings, blizzards and sheets of clear thick ice that could topple a football player. CWU groundskeepers...

Capitol Approach

Capitol Approach

Bryce Jungquist and Xander Fu
February 9, 2017
Filed under CWU, News, Showcase

CWU students and ASCWU members embark on a three hour trip to Olympia, Washington with the sun barely above the hills and temperatures below freezing. They had a clear goal in mind: to push legislators to back policies beneficial for CWU. Having lobbied in Olympia, Washington on Feb. 2 for CWU’s...

Pot tourism has room to grow

Pot tourism has room to grow

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Weed legalization has spread further than ever before in the U.S. Eight states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational cannabis while the rest either have lesser levels of legalization or prohibition. This makes states like Colorado, Washington and now California destinations for out-of-state...

‘It’s not good-bye, it’s just see ya later’

‘It’s not good-bye, it’s just see ya later’

McKenzie Lakey, Editor-in-Chief
February 9, 2017
Filed under CWU, Feature, Local, Multimedia, News, Photo, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: McKenzie Lakey also works as a media assistant in the Publicity Center, an office which collaborates with Campus Activities.  As a young college student in the 70s, and known as one of CWU’s “Dance Kings,” Scott Drummond always knew that a piece of him was destined for a caree...

‘You are welcome here’

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under CWU, Local, National/Worldwide, News

Anxiety and fearfulness sums up the feelings of some CWU students on the current political climate. On Monday, Central Washington University president, James Gaudino released a statement addressing possible concerns for students and faculty. “Central Washington University welcomes people from ...

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