Category Archives: Campus Activities

CWU picks commencement speaker – Daily Record: News

Central Washington University alumnus and political strategist Ron Dotzauer will give the keynote speech at CWU’s 2013 commencement exercises …

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Kids get creative in CWU art classes – Daily Record: News

There’s a lot of nuance to teaching art to children, Central Washington University art education professor Shari Stoddard said.

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Effort seeks shoes for African children | Daily Record

Central Washington University’s Unheard Voices program will host a free concert 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at D&M Coffee, 301 N. …

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CWU celebrates free speech – Daily Record: News

Kim Wyman and Glenn Greenwald

Central Washington University is planning a week-long First Amendment Festival and College Civics Week starting Monday — including speakers, a…

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CWU Rugby Invited to Join Varsity Cup |

Provo, Utah—The Varsity Cup announced today that Central Washington University (CWU) has been selected to participate in the 2013 Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship.

CWU comes into the Varsity Cup after the forced departure of the University of Utah following a recent administrative suspension of the Utah rugby program. (READ MORE…)

World-Renowned Classical Saxophonist Otis Murphy to Play, Teach at CWU | CWU Public Affairs

Posted: May 21, 2012

Otis Murphy to perform at CWU May 24, 2012.

The internationally acclaimed concert saxophonist Otis Murphy will engage in a guest artist residency at Central Washington University May 22 through 24. The artist will perform two concerts, visit Ellensburg High School, teach a master class with the Saxophone Studio, and rehearse with the CWU Wind Ensemble.

“Otis Murphy is a world-class artist, considered by many as one of the world’s finest classical saxophonist,” said Larry Gookin, CWU music professor and director of bands. “We are fortunate to have him perform with the Wind Ensemble as well as present a solo recital. I’ve listened to his recordings, and he is truly amazing!”

On May 23, Murphy will perform a solo recital at 7:00 p.m. in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. On May 24, he will perform at 7:00 p.m. with the CWU Wind Ensemble in the Music Building Concert Hall. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Murphy holds doctorate of music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at the institution. He pursued advanced studies in France under a Fulbright Fellowship for foreign study at the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique in Cergy-Pontoise, earning the Prix de Perfectionnement by a unanimous decision of the jury. Murphy is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Performing Artist, and he is the soprano saxophonist in the Solaire Quartet.

Murphy joined the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music at the age of 28, becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history, and where he is currently an associate professor of music. He is in great demand as an international soloist and clinician, having gained wide recognition in throughout the world, appearing with orchestras, bands, and chamber groups, and at special events, such as festivals, symposiums, and World Saxophone Congresses. For more information about the artist, go to


CWU art exhibit takes viewers on a tour of Italy – Daily Record: News

A new exhibit called “Italy Revisited,” which combines the works of Robert Fisher and Carol Hassen, will open at 5 p.m. Friday at the Central …

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