News: Designated smoking spots on campus in jeopardy

News: Designated smoking spots on campus in jeopardy

January 24, 2014


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Central could be implementing a policy that would effect smoking areas on campus. The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors (BOD) is conducting a survey on student opinion about smoking on campus. “The clean air campus challeng...

News: Geography department to offer Bachelor of Science degree in 2015

News: Geography department to offer Bachelor of Science degree in 2015

January 20, 2014


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BY PATIENCE COLLIER, News Editor The geography department will be offering a Bachelor of Science degree starting in fall quarter of 2015. The new degree will be offered alongside the Bachelor of Arts. The Faculty Senate unanimously approved the new major on Jan. 8. The curriculum has been decid...

News: Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue dampens construction plans

News: Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue dampens construction plans

January 19, 2014


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BY EVAN PAPAS, Assistant News Editor Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue has reduced the bond amount they are asking for from the community. The bond was originally at $12.6 million, KVFR has reduced the amount they are requesting to $8 million. When the request was taken to the Citizen Advisory G...

News: Boullion Hall’s entrance receives a facelift

News: Boullion Hall’s entrance receives a facelift

January 18, 2014


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BY EVAN PAPAS, Assistant News Editor Bouillon Hall has become part of a string of updated designs for buildings on campus. A mural depicting Stuart Mountain above Ellensburg as well as some Central branding images have been put up on the walls of the entrance hall. Olga Mayer, digital artist at ...

News: Wellington’s Dining Room reopens after rat infestation

News: Wellington’s Dining Room reopens after rat infestation

January 15, 2014


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Wellington’s Cafe, located in the Tunstall Commons area on campus, was shut down during the first week of the quarter due to a rat infestation. “We received the complaint on a piece of paper anonymously in our office on Sunday,” Jan. 5, Holly Myers, envi...

News: Physics professor Sharon Rosell named 2013 Outstanding Chapter Adviser by SPS

News: Physics professor Sharon Rosell named 2013 Outstanding Chapter Adviser by SPS

December 7, 2013


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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor After years of teaching and countless hours spent outside the classroom as chapter adviser for Central’s Society of Physics Students, Sharon Rosell has helped her students do just about everything but recreate the Big Bang. Some may consider her latest achievement to...

News: Wildcat Connection will be replaced by new portal system, MyCWU, on Jan. 27

News: Wildcat Connection will be replaced by new portal system, MyCWU, on Jan. 27

December 2, 2013


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Central will replace the Wildcat Connection on Jan. 27 with MyCWU, a project that has taken 13 months to complete. The new portal is being implemented with the intent that users will be able to access the information and services they need more easily. “I...

News: $40,000 touch screen in Barge Hall brings past and present professors to life

News: $40,000 touch screen in Barge Hall brings past and present professors to life

November 18, 2013


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BY ALEX WARD, Staff Reporter Central’s past and present professors are coming to life on a new $40,000 touch screen video wall on the third floor of Barge Hall. A database is presently being created to contain current faculty and professors dating back to 1970. The professors featured on th...

News: Federal grant sends two professors to the Antarctic

News: Federal grant sends two professors to the Antarctic

November 16, 2013


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                  BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter This year the National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Audrey Huerta, assistant professor in the geology department, and Paul Winberry, research s...

News: Surveys show that sexual assaults are vastly under-reported on campus

News: Surveys show that sexual assaults are vastly under-reported on campus

November 15, 2013


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BY MARGO MASSEY, Scene Editor Junior Liz Keck was a freshman when she was drugged and sexually assaulted.  She was drinking with people she did not know and a drug was slipped into her drink. She went to the hospital that night and, on the advice of her friend, went to the Wellness Center on ca...

News: Dr. Anne Cubilie presents human rights and gender issues in Afghanistan

News: Dr. Anne Cubilie presents human rights and gender issues in Afghanistan

November 12, 2013


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BY SULLIVAN CARTER, Staff Reporter Spreading awareness of Afghani war crime survivors, specifically women, Dr. Anne Cubilie’s spoke Tuesday afternoon in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. Cubilie talked about her time spent collecting testimonies as a consultant for the United Nations in Badakhshan, Af...

News: Affordable Care Act designed to benefit those who make 300 percent or below national poverty level

News: Affordable Care Act designed to benefit those who make 300 percent or below national poverty level

November 12, 2013


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter  For students over 26 or who do not have access to a parent’s plan, getting insurance coverage can be overwhelming, especially if it is their first time going at it alone. The Affordable Care Act will use the national poverty level to determine which tier of...

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