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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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Campus-wide power outage leaves people stranded in elevators

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
June 4, 2022

The entire CWU campus briefly lost power due to a lightning and thunder storm, leaving community members stranded in elevators and engulfing campus in darkness, according to the CWU Facebook page and High...

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President Wohlpart and the Provost’s Office expand on fall enrollment

President Wohlpart and the Provost’s Office expand on fall enrollment

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
June 1, 2022

President A. James Wohlpart and Provost Michelle DenBeste said they expect approximately 1,700 first-year students enrolled for fall, about 100-200 students shy of the goals mentioned by President Wohlpart...

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Preserving the Arts in Ellensburg

Preserving the Arts in Ellensburg

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

The City of Ellensburg has partnered with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, CWU, Ellensburg Downtown Association, Laughing Horse Art Foundation and CenterFuse to create the Ellensburg Community...

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Ellensburg Police Department Citizens Academy provides an insider perspective

Ellensburg Police Department Citizens Academy provides an insider perspective

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Ellensburg Police Department (EPD), hosts the Citizen’s Academy every fall, which is a community program where participants learn about police work and meet EPD personnel.  “The objective is to...

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Virtual parking passes roll out this summer

Virtual parking passes roll out this summer

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022

Parking passes will now be virtual, as CWU works to implement them this summer, students can expect a slow transition on June 29, meaning your vehicles license plate will be your  permit. “In fall...

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College of Business unveils new agribusiness certificates

Evan Couch, News Editor
May 25, 2022

The College of Business unveiled two new continuing education certificates that are set to roll out in the fall of 2022, where both focus on agribusiness.  According to CWU’s continuing education...

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Wohlpart reviews his first year

Addie Adkins and Libby Williams
May 25, 2022

Applause rang across the auditorium as a gold chain with a gold medallion was placed on President Jim Wohlpart. The Presidential Installation on May 19 marks Wohlpart’s first year at CWU, officially...

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Community member gather in Unity Park in Downtown Ellensburg to bike to the Renslow Trestle.

Ellensburg hosts Ride to Renslow

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

The League of American Bicyclists proclaimed May as bike month and to help celebrate, for the first time ever, the Ellensburg City and the Chamber of Commerce hosted Ride To Renslow.  Members of the...

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PUSH and Second Harvest provides free groceries to students

PUSH and Second Harvest provides free groceries to students

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Second Harvest and PUSH worked together to bring a mobile food pantry to CWU and provided a weeks' worth of food to about 200 students on campus. The mobile food pantry was located on the SURC east patio.  Second...

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Kittitas County Fire and Rescue host informative events about wildfire prevention.

Kittitas County prepares for wildfire season

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Development and mismanaged private properties are a primary contributor to the effects of wildfires in Kittitas County, according to Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (KVFR) Chief John Sinclair.  Sinclair...

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CWU Chief of Police inducted to RAD Hall of Fame

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Chief Jason Berthon-Koch with the CWU Police Department was inducted into the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) hall of fame. Berthon-Koch has been teaching RAD classes for 18 years.  “I was very honored...

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May is officially Arts Education Month in Ellensburg

Evan Couch, News Editor
May 11, 2022

Ellensburg Mayor Nancy Lillquist signed a proclamation on Monday, May 2 officially making May Arts Education Month in Ellensburg. Gallery One Director Monica Miller said she feels great about the proclomation...

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