ROTC finishes fall quarter with training in Yakima

Jack Belcher, News Editor

December 6, 2018


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CWU ROTC travels to the Yakima Training Center so that cadets can practice combat skills twice a year, with one trip in the fall and the other in the spring. The purpose of this training is for new cadets to learn the basics of infantry-style combat, while senior cadets practice leadership and off...

Steps to stay safe on the roads this winter

Sean Quinn, CNW Reporter/For The Observer

December 4, 2018


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“We’re paid to risk our lives, but I don’t want anybody else to risk theirs,” trooper John Bryant, Washington State Patrol District 6’s Public Information Officer and Recruiter said. The fog and snow that commonly creeps into the Kittitas Valley this time of year has arrived. With the winte...

Brooklane Village showing damage from age

Brooklane Village showing damage from age

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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External parts of Brooklane Village, located northeast of campus, are beginning to look aged and outdated. Residents have not had any problems in the interior of their apartments, but hope to see some change come to the affected areas in the exterior of the complex, such as road repairs. According ...

Faculty hotline created to report fraudulent activity

Faculty hotline created to report fraudulent activity

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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CWU’s business and financial affairs office recently launched a new confidential hotline for internal auditing. The hotline is for faculty members to directly report their concerns to Jesus Baldovinos, the internal audit manager for the business and financial affairs office via the hotline number o...

Three new deans are coming to CWU

Three new deans are coming to CWU

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


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There will be new deans in three different departments this academic year. CWU came into the school year looking to hire a new Dean of Business, Dean of Student Success and Dean of the Library. While the Dean of Student Success search is nearing its end, the school hired the new Dean of Library earlier...

CWU Dining signs contract to bring Panda Express to campus

CWU Dining signs contract to bring Panda Express to campus

Sean Quinn, For the Observer/CNW Reporter

November 21, 2018


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CWU Dining Services has signed a contract with Panda Express, gaining CWU a license for the fast food chain to be on campus. Roughly a year ago, a survey was sent out to students asking which nationally-recognized food businesses students would want to see on campus. Out of 500 responses, the most p...

Faculty senate approves changes to gen-ed

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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Next year's batch of incoming freshman may be in for an underclassmen experience unlike that of their predecessors. On Nov. 14, the Faculty Senate General Education Committee (GEC) voted in favor to implement a new general education program that will begin by fall of 2019. The program includes updated ...

Driving responsibly when winter arrives

Driving responsibly when winter arrives

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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With winter weather approaching and the roads beginning to get icy, students have begun to take measures to ensure they are safe while driving home and around Ellensburg. Sophomore Hannah Whittington usually drives to her hometown between five and six times throughout winter quarter and said she alwa...

Fixing the mold in Shaw-Smyser after investigation

Fixing the mold in Shaw-Smyser after investigation

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Black mold was found inside the gutters as well as in the building of Shaw-Smyser in March 2018. Black mold can cause health issues if exposed to it for too long. In March, an investigation was conducted on Shaw-Smyser after there were complaints filed about the building for over a year. The report f...

L&L building showing age after nearly 50 years

L&L building showing age after nearly 50 years

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The Language and Literature (L&L) building has started to show signs of aging. The building was constructed in 1971 and has been eliciting a slew of complaints and concerns from some of the faculty members who work within its walls. The problems range from uneven floors and tripping hazards to ha...

International Education Week comes to CWU

International Education Week comes to CWU

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Correction 11/16: The original story stated that the Global Thanksgiving was to be held at the Baptist Church Recreational area. It will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church at 5th and Pine.   The Office of International Studies and Programs will be hosting events for International Educati...

Apartment complex being constructed near Alder

Apartment complex being constructed near Alder

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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By fall of 2019, there will be a new apartment complex for CWU students and Ellensburg residents. Douglas Properties, a Spokane based apartment rental agency, is constructing a 10-building complex at the intersection of East Helena Avenue and North Alder Street. The new site will provide Ellensburg wi...

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