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Former provost accepts new role at CWU

Former provost accepts new role at CWU

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

Today President James L. Gaudino sent an updated email regarding Katherine Frank, the now former provost. “To clarify my communication sent to the university community on June 10, 2019, Dr. Frank has agreed to move into the position of Vice President for Academic Innovation,” Gaudino wrote. ...

Katherine Frank no longer provost, effective immediately

Katherine Frank no longer provost, effective immediately

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief

June 10, 2019

BREAKING: Katherine Frank is no longer CWU’s Provost. This goes into action immediately according to an email sent to employees by CWU President James L. Gaudino on June 10. “I will serve as the Interim Provost until we can retain support services from The Registry. Chief of Staff, Linda Schactler...

Protect your brain, wear a helmet

Protect your brain, wear a helmet

Kyle Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2019

If you don’t wear a helmet when you’re riding a bike, you are gambling with your life. I ride my bike almost every day. I strap on my helmet, hop on and ride to class and work. I don’t think twice about putting on my helmet because it’s what I’ve been taught my entire life. And until recently,...

‘I could never go to college’

‘I could never go to college’

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 30, 2019

Wild Fest was attended by hundreds of CWU students on May 23, with a variety of activities, food and musical guests. Bounce houses were set up by 2 p.m. and included slides, sumo wrestling, boxing, and obstacle courses. Food was provided by CWU Catering Services, with free sliders, teriyaki sticks,...

Shindruk nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Shindruk nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

CWU Track and Field long-distance runner Alexa Shindruk has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. She is the only representative of CWU this year. Each school in the NCAA can nominate up to two women, as long as at least one is a student-athlete of color or international descent. The nomination...

Pride Week to represent all students

Pride Week to represent all students

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

In 1996, CWU held its first Pride Week. Fast forward 20 years to 2016, when CWU President James L. Gaudino helped raise a rainbow flag for the first time on Barge Hall, the oldest and one of the tallest buildings on campus. It was a symbolic gesture to assure that students of all identities can...

Mariachi del Centro creates sense of belonging

Mariachi del Centro creates sense of belonging

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Amongst the numerous clubs and organizations at CWU is a club filled with talented musicians, yet they aren’t all music majors. With their red and black charro suits and their unique instruments like the guitarrón or the trumpet, the CWU Mariachi del Centro Club showcases Mexican folk music. What...

Appreciation shown with concerts, food

Appreciation shown with concerts, food

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

CWU is introducing “Wild Fest” to Student Appreciation Day on May 23 from 1-10 p.m. Live music, games, activities and food will all be free for CWU students to show appreciation for their hard work throughout the school year. Campus Activities moved the usual location of the event from Barto Lawn...

Track prepares for GNAC chamionships

Track prepares for GNAC chamionships

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

The CWU Track and Field season is winding down to its final two events. This weekend, the team will travel to Monmouth, Oregon for the GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Western Oregon University (WOU) will host the championship event May 10-11. CWU will join WOU, Alaska Anchorage University,...

A Class that Speaks Volumes Without Voices

A Class that Speaks Volumes Without Voices

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

On the third floor of the Language and Literature Building at CWU, you walk into a classroom where students are communicating with a professor. Yet, you can hear a pin drop. But in the American Sign Language (ASL) program at CWU, this is the norm. In these classes, instructors maintain an ASL-only, no...

Shooter investigation closed

Shooter investigation closed

Mariah Valles, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2019

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...

CWU Rodeo Team competes in college rodeo

CWU Rodeo Team competes in college rodeo

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

For every sport at CWU, there are home games in which students can come and cheer on their fellow Wildcats. The CWU Rodeo Team is no different. This past weekend, the CWU Rodeo Team held a rodeo at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The rodeo was put on by the team, and had the help of many local sponsors....

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