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Central Washington University

Motto Docendo Discimus
(By teaching we learn)
Established 1891
Type Public
President Jerilyn S. McIntyre
Undergraduates 9296
Postgraduates 607
Location Flag of United States Ellensburg, Washington
Campus 350 acres (1.4 km²)
Colors Crimson & Black
          
Mascot Wildcats
Website http://www.cwu.edu

Central Washington University, or CWU, is an accredited four-year educational institution located in Ellensburg, Washington in the United States. The university originally opened in the late 19th century as a teacher's college, which is still one of the primary majors taken there. Central Washington University is located about 30 miles (50 km) north of Yakima, Washington on Interstate 82, and 110 miles (180 km) east-southeast of Seattle, Washington on Interstate 90. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Tinctures are the colours used to blazon coats of arms in heraldry. ... Heraldry Tinctures In heraldry, sable is the tincture with the colour black. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, WA. Ellensburg is the county seat of Kittitas County, Washington, United StatesGR6. ... Location of Yakima in Washington Coordinates: Country United States of America State Washington County Yakima Incorporated December 1, 1883 Government  - Mayor Dave Edler Area  - City  20. ... Interstate 82 (abbreviated I-82) is an interstate highway in the northwestern United States. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ...

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History

Central Washington University originally opened up as Washington State Normal School in 1891. The school was founded to educate future elementary and junior high teachers. In 1894, the Washington State Normal School's first building was constructed and given the name Barge Hall. Before 1894, classes were held at the Washington Public School in Ellensburg.[1] Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The school's name changed to Central Washington College of Education in 1937, Central Washington State College in 1961, and finally to Central Washington University in 1977. It continues to be one of the fastest growing universities in the state of Washington. Dr. Jerilyn S. McIntyre is the current president.


In 1958, CWU began its campus radio station KCWU (88.1 The Burg), which has since flourished into a state-of-the-art broadcast facility. KCWU (formerly KCAT), also known as 88. ...


CWU is known for its great parties. In recent years, Western Washington University has tried to keep up but still continues a tradition of being lame.


University Centers

CWU has centers in Des Moines, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, Pierce County, Wenatchee and Yakima, Washington. Des Moines Flag Des Moines is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,267. ... Country United States State Washington County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Don Gough Area  - City 7. ... Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Wenatchee (IPA: ) is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in the U.S. State of Washington. ... Location of Yakima in Washington Coordinates: Country United States of America State Washington County Yakima Incorporated December 1, 1883 Government  - Mayor Dave Edler Area  - City  20. ...


Edmonds Community College and Central Washington University-Lynnwood have worked together since 1975 to meet the higher education needs of Snohomish County. After earning a transfer degree online or on campus from Edmonds Community College, students can continue their studies for a bachelor's degree from CWU-Lynnwood in Snoqualmie Hall, a shared facility on the Edmonds CC campus. More than 10,000 students, including international students from 45 countries, enroll every year for credit toward a certificate or degree at Edmonds Community College in Snohomish County, Washington. ... More than 10,000 students, including international students from 45 countries, enroll every year for credit toward a certificate or degree at Edmonds Community College in Snohomish County, Washington. ...


In Des Moines, Wa, students can attend Highline Community College, and then continue their education from CWU through the newly-built Higher Education Center. This facility replaces the site in Sea-Tac. Category: ...


In Yakima, CWU Shares a facility with Yakima Valley Community College and Washington State University. The Wenatchee and Moses Lake branches also share facilities with Wenatchee Valley College and Big Bend Community College, respectively. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) is a community college located in Washington. ... Big Bend Community College is a college in Moses Lake, Washington. ...


Research

  • The Summer Institute for Theatre Arts (http://www.cwu.edu/~theatre/program/graduate/), formerly the Drama Teacher's Summer Institute, was established in 1996. More than 500 teachers, representing 28 states and six nations, have attended the Institute for over ten years.

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Athletics

CWU students, alumni, and Varsity athletes are known as the "Wildcats" and their colors are Crimson and Black. CWU is part of NCAA Division II and is part of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The Wildcats Sports are as follows in seasonal order. Binomial name (Schreber, 1777) The Bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family, Felidae. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northwestern United States. ...


Men's: (Fall) Football, Cross Country, (Winter) Basketball, (Spring) Baseball, Track & Field.


Women's: (Fall) Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball (Winter) Basketball, (Spring) Softball, Track & Field.


The University used to have competitive swimming and wrestling teams. However, the university addressed their budget problems within the athletic department by eliminating these programs in 2004. This was done despite the fact that these programs were two of the least expensive sports in the department. The men's swim team has won four NAIA championships and the women's team won two NAIA championships. The wrestling team also won two NAIA championships of its own and produced 10 national champions as well as 26 All-Americans. Although each of these programs were still competitive forces, the school's athletic department opted to cut the program following the 2003-2004 seasons.


The wrestling team was cut with the University citing a lack of regional competition and a lack of conference affiliation. Despite an outcry by students, alumni and fans, the university stuck with its decision despite being offered a wrestling only membership by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (which is the only Division II conference sponsoring wrestling), and the student body agreeing to increase the schools activity fees to help sponsor the sport, and an abundance of Regional competition at the Division I and NAIA level. Those that still compete on the wrestling team have to try out at the club level which competes in the less prestigious National College Wrestling Association in its three team Northwest Conference. The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the western United States, mostly in Colorado with other members in Kansas, Nebraska, and New Mexico. ...


Football garnered much attention as being one of the most successful NCAA Division II teams in Washington. In 2006, they moved to the North Central Conference, because the Great Northwest Athletic Conference announced it would discontinue its participation in football following the 2005 season. The football team shares an intense rivalry with Western Washington University (who will also be joining the NCC in 2006). Recently they've been competing in a game called the Battle in Seattle taking place at Seattle's Qwest Field before the even more traditional Cascade Cup game, although because of conference scheduling the two games were combined starting 2006. The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northwestern United States. ... Western Washington University (also referred to as WWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Qwest Field is a football stadium in Seattle, Washington. ...


Recreation

In 2006, CWU opened the Student Union and Recreation Center. The Recreation Center features a 50-foot climbing wall, 1/8 mile indoor track, and a 4-court gymnasium.


Former CWU Wildcats

The following are some notable former Wildcats:

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External links

  • Official website
  • CWU University Centers
  • The Observer
  • KCWU Campus Radio Station
  • Wildcat Sports
  • The Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute
  • Central Theatre Ensemble - Department of Theatre Arts
  • Summer Institute for Theatre Arts - formerly Drama Teacher's Summer Institute
  • Official CWU IT (information technology) Club

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