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Diversity Awards celebrate inclusion

Diversity Awards celebrate inclusion

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019


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The fifth annual Diversity Awards were held on Wednesday May 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom. The awards were presented by Office of the President and Office of the Vice President. The beginning of the ceremony started with emcee Veronica Gomez-Vilchis assistant director of the Diversity and E...

2019 Off-Campus Housing Fair shows living options for students

2019 Off-Campus Housing Fair shows living options for students

Ben Wheeler, Online/Social Media Manager

May 9, 2019


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Today, the annual Off-Campus Housing Fair took place on the SURC’s east patio, with tables set up for representatives of various property ownership groups, as well as representatives for specific properties. These representatives stood by to answer questions from students such as living space availabili...

Student helps others: Financial aid bill passes

Student helps others: Financial aid bill passes

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 9, 2019


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Funding bill passes With the help of students across the state of Washington, including one from CWU, a bill has been passed in the Washington House of Representatives. The bill is the largest single investment the state has ever made to higher education. House Bill (HB) 2158 puts over $375 million ...

Mental health stigma discussed

Mental health stigma discussed

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 8, 2019


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A discussion on mental health led by four CWU faculty members was attended by about a dozen students on Wednesday, May 1. The event was hosted by the CWU Communications Department Honor Society Lambda Pi Eta and the Psychology Club, and was led by Mariah Greenaway, a member of Lambda Pi Eta. “We aske...

Faculty senate speaks on university advancement

Faculty senate speaks on university advancement

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019


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According to CWU Provost Katherine Frank, 92 faculty members are registered to attend commencement Concerns over the low number was discussed amongst faculty senate members on May 1 at the faculty senate meeting in Barge Hall 412. Frank said the number is very disappointing for a college that prides ...

College of Arts and Humanities honors students and faculty

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019


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The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) year end celebration was tonight in the SURC Ballroom. The celebration recognized students and faculty within the college. The Thomas Gause Award for Achievement in Music: Composition was awarded to Nicholas Novy. The Betty E. Evans Award for Achievement in ...

May the fourth be with you

May the fourth be with you

Rune Torgersen, Online and Social Media Manager

May 4, 2019


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May 4, or “May the Fourth,” is considered a holiday by fans of the “Star Wars” movie franchise. This is because the date sounds like the series’ slogan, “may the force be with you,” when spoken out loud. Fans all over the world use this day as an opportunity to dress up as their favorite c...

Spring Quarter Wildcat Success Day showcases variety of resources for students

Spring Quarter Wildcat Success Day showcases variety of resources for students

Ben Wheeler, Online/Social Media Manager

May 4, 2019


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On Friday, May 3 the 2019 Spring Quarter iteration of the Wildcat Success Day took place on the SURC East Patio.  The event had two lines of tables set up parallel from one another, with each table or connected set of two tables representing a different department that acts as a resource for both incoming...

Campus offers free STI tests

Campus offers free STI tests

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019


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The Get Yourself Tested event offers free STI testing services to students in an attempt to increase awareness about sexually transmitted infections. The event is coming to campus May 8-9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic (SMaCC), and is co-hosted by the Wellness Center...

ASCWU election results are in

ASCWU election results are in

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 2, 2019


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Correction 5/2/19: As of the time that this article is released, the results have been finalized and are no longer preliminary. The results are in for the 2019-20 ASCWU elections. Jasmin Washington has won the seat of president after making it past the primaries and beating the runner-up Brendan D...

Possible cuts to work study program

Possible cuts to work study program

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 2, 2019


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Next year, work study funding may be cut by over half due to the White House’s proposed 2020 budget. Every year, the White House sends a proposed budget to Congress which may or may not be approved. In the 2019 and 2018 work-study funding remained at just over $1.1 billion, but if this budget is approved,...

Shooter investigation closed

Shooter investigation closed

Mariah Valles, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2019


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The active shooter false alarm that occurred on Feb. 6 caused a two-month long investigation by CWU Police. The investigation is complete as of last week. On Feb. 12 CWU Chief of Staff Linda Schactler said CWU Police predicted it was likely for the investigation to be concluded early the followin...

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