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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Dead Day may die

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
October 16, 2014

Recently, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee made a decision to allow individual departments the ability to decide whether or not to hold classes on dead day. Dead day was historically held the...

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READY TO FLY - IASCO Flight Training has brought three planes to Bowers Field. The rest of the fleet is expected to arrive soon from Seattle and California.

IFT honors contract with Central, flights expected to begin soon

Julia Martinez, Online Editor
October 15, 2014

After several weeks of uncertainty, Central's aviation program has salvaged its contract with IASCO Flight Training. Students have been inundated with confusing information, but are now being told they...

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Cornerstone Pie celebrates one year

Camille Borodey, Scene Editor
October 14, 2014

On Saturday Oct. 18, Cornerstone Pie will be celebrating their one-year anniversary, and the whole town of Ellensburg is invited to celebrate. Located on the corner of 5th and Sprague, Cornerstone Pie...

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Moratorium set on individual studies

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2014

At the last Faculty Senate meeting, the Senate voted to place a moratorium on the individual studies program until it can be reviewed by Academic Affairs and the Curriculum Committee. Prompting this...

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New alumni director, Rob Ford

New alumni director named

Rashay Reading, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2014

Robert Ford has worked at Central for 13 years. Beginning with a job in recreation, he has been the director of Campus Life for about two and a half years. On Oct. 20, Ford will start his new position...

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Central’s Museum of Culture & Environment celebrates 5 years of service

R. Troy Peterson, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2014

On Oct. 9, Central’s Museum of Culture & Environment hosted a special event to commemorate five years of service to the university and to the community. It also celebrated the opening of the museum’s...

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New budget in place

Chace Davy, Assistant News Editor
October 9, 2014

Last week, Central President James Gaudino sent out a memo to the Central community, which detailed some of the budget cuts that the university plans on making over the course of this fiscal year, which...

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SET BACK - The tobacco-free zones have been pushed back to 100 feet from the SURC.

Smokeless outside SURC

Kyle Fenton, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2014

The current Student Government didn’t have a whole lot to say about the tobacco-free zones that were created outside the SURC entrances, considering it was the previous year’s Student Government that...

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Cougars outlast Wildcats

Chance Weeks-Williams, Sports Editor
October 5, 2014

It was a tale of two halves as Central Washington lost to Azusa Pacific 20-27 after being down by 20 points in the first half. APU running back Terrell Watson was the workhorse for the Cougars, leading...

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Newly built Patricia Place sits downtown

Newly-built apartments now leasing on 5th and Water Street

Chace Davy, Assistant News Editor
October 4, 2014

Over the summer, a brand new apartment complex opened up on 5th and Water Street, called Patricia Place. The complex houses 38 one-bedroom apartments and a single two-bedroom apartment. Having mostly...

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CWU switches to Outlook for email; Office 365 now available for students

Colt Sweetland, News Editor
October 4, 2014

Beginning in early September, Central’s Information Services department began migrating from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook as its primary mail client for students. In addition to the switch...

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Founder of “To Write Love on Her Arms” urges students to reach out about depression, addiction, self-harm

Spencer Baker, Special to The Observer
October 3, 2014

The founder of the non-profit group To Write Love On Her Arms reminded an intimate crowd in the SURC Thursday night that everyone has a story worth sharing. “Your story matters,” Tworkowski said,...

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