Gaudino gives annual State of the University address on Jan. 15

Gaudino gives annual State of the University address on Jan. 15

Nick Jahnke, Senior News Reporter

January 16, 2019


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The annual State of the University Address was a celebration of CWU’s culture and its accomplishments in recent years. CWU President James L. Gaudino and Board of Trustees Chair Ron Erickson recounted some of the biggest changes the university has seen over the last year, the commendations CWU has...

New Dean of Student Success

New Dean of Student Success

Payton Parke, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


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After a seven month search, CWU has elected Gregg Heinselman as Dean of Student Success. CWU Provost Katherine Frank was a part of the selection process. “We are really lucky, [Heinselman] is bringing a lot of experience with him to CWU,” Frank said. “He has spent the majority of his career in...

Faculty senate meeting overview

Faculty senate meeting overview

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


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Last week was the first monthly faculty senate meeting of the quarter. Here are the most important topics discussed during the meeting. These topics have the potential to be talked about all quarter and into the forseeable future. Student advising being reorganized According to the CWU faculty senate, student advisi...

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility

Nick Jahnke, Senior Reporter

January 16, 2019


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If you were to drive about 25 minutes east of Ellensburg on Vantage Highway, you would begin to notice the pillars of wind turbines looming in the hills. On the north side of the highway, these turbines belong to the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, owned by Puget Sound Energy (PSE). According to Wild...

Sonic and Dutch Bros lead project to revamp downtown Ellensburg

Sonic and Dutch Bros lead project to revamp downtown Ellensburg

Rune Torgersen, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2019


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The beginnings of a new construction site have been visible from the I-90 for the better part of six months now. The old Bar 14 restaurant on Canyon Road near the I-90 overpass was demolished early last year, and plans are moving along to replace it with two newcomers to the Ellensburg fast-food sce...

Manweller announces resignation from Washington state legislation

Manweller announces resignation from Washington state legislation

Jack Belcher, News Editor

January 10, 2019


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Correction 1/10/19: The original story incorrectly stated that Manweller was pressured to step down from his position as representative after multiple allegations of sexual assault. Manweller was accused of sexual misconduct, not sexual assault.  Washington state representative and former CWU prof...

Driving safely in the snow and ice

Driving safely in the snow and ice

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2019


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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...

Breaking apart the new Washington State gun law

Breaking apart the new Washington State gun law

Jack Belcher, News Editor

January 10, 2019


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A new gun law will be affecting citizens under the age of 21 who want to buy semi-automatic rifles. Initiative 1639 passed in Washington state with over 60 percent of voters in favor in November of 2018. The law raises the age requirement to purchase a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21 years old...

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...

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