By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

STI rates on the rise around the state

STI rates on the rise around the state

Simone Corbett, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2015

With over 3,000 condoms picked up by Central students since winter quarter began, the Central Wellness Center has been hard at work. As sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates are continually rising...

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Central considers moving Public Relations to College of Business

Central considers moving Public Relations to College of Business

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2015

Recently, there has been discussion about moving the public relations program from the communication department, a subset of the College of Arts and Humanities, into the College of Business. The idea...

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Sparrow Club teaches kids how to help others in medical need

Felicia Kopperdahl, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2015

The local non-profit organization Sparrow Club, which is partnered with the Central Athletics department, is turning heads because they’re “helping kids help kids” in medical need. Nancy Wilson,...

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Science Phase II construction update

Science Phase II construction update

Bradly Smith, Staff Reporter
February 5, 2015

The mild weather this winter has played a significant role in keeping Science Phase II construction on schedule. “We are on schedule to be done by the projected date,” said Ryan Swartz, the project...

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Students push for fresh produce in Central Market Place

Students push for fresh produce in Central Market Place

Tera Stenhouse, Staff Reporter
February 5, 2015

Lately there has been a push by students for more fresh produce in the Central Market Place and C-Store because of the desire to be able to cook healthy meals from their dorm rooms. Steven Walsh, senior...

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Update from the Faculty Senate

Update from the Faculty Senate

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
February 5, 2015

The monthly faculty senate meeting today saw the passage of a two motions, and an in-depth explanation of the inner workings of Responsibility Centered Management (RCM). George Clark, vice president...

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Students travel to Olympia to lobby state legislators

Students travel to Olympia to lobby state legislators

Chace Davy, News Editor
February 4, 2015

During Central’s faculty development day on Jan. 28, a small group of Central students, as well as Central’s Student Government (SG) took a day trip to Olympia to lobby Washington’s legislators. In...

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CLCE hosts monthly speeches, Tea at 3, to help students get acclimated to university life

CLCE hosts monthly speeches, ‘Tea at 3,’ to help students get acclimated to university life

Tera Stenhouse, Staff Reporter
January 30, 2015

To help new students get acclimated to university life, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) hosts monthly “Tea at 3” speeches in the SURC pit. The speakers are mostly professors...

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ECLC provides quality childcare for students and employees

ECLC provides quality childcare for students and employees

Felicia Kopperdahl, Staff Reporter
January 30, 2015

College can be extremely overwhelming for faculty and students with children. When considering the class load, homework and the duties of daily life, childcare can be a  concern that causes additional...

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Central implements new budget model

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
January 29, 2015

Over the past year, the administration at Central has been attempting to meet budget shortfalls in various ways. One of the most prominent attempts has been the shift toward a Responsibility Centered Management...

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Record low gas prices arrive in Ellensburg; vary from $1.67-1.83 per gallon

Record low gas prices arrive in Ellensburg; vary from $1.67-1.83 per gallon

Chace Davy, News Editor
January 28, 2015

For the first time since March of 2009, the price of gasoline is under $2 per gallon. Just last March, the price per gallon was almost $4, according to Texaco manager Bill Thulean. The significant...

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Central Bowling Club stranded after bowling alley closure

Central Bowling Club stranded after bowling alley closure

Jonathan Glover, Assistant Scene Editor
January 26, 2015

For the past three quarters, the Central Bowling Club (CBC) has been stranded with no bowling alley to play in. Following the closure of the Ellensburg bowling alley where the club met and practiced,...

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