Get to know the 2015-2016 ASCWU Student Government

The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Student Government is elected by the student body on an annual basis. This governance entity works to represent the student voice on all levels at the university. If you want to get involved, ASCWU is your best resource, so stop by SURC 236 anytime or visit www.cwu.edu/ascwu. Follow them @ascwuSG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Attention incoming, first year CWU students: Register NOW for the Experience Leadership Project!

Sept. 15 – 17

Camp Ghormley, Rimrock, WA

Attention incoming, first year CWU students: This 3-day experience is an opportunity to build friendships with fellow students, form lasting bonds, learn about opportunities for involvement, and enhance leadership skills. Discover opportunities for leadership involvement and life outside the classroom! Throughout the retreat, you will enjoy the spirit of the outdoors while meeting other students. So, what are you waiting for? EXPERIENCE your leadership potential this September!
*As an ELP participant, you will move into your residence hall on Monday evening before ELP.

Sign up at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage, by calling 509-963-2187 or stop by SURC 256

SEOIs Open – Fill Out Your Student Evaluations of Instruction!

ATTN 6-WEEK SUMMER STUDENTS:

In the midst of the summer quarter hustle and bustle, students are strongly encouraged to remember to fill out their Student Evaluation of Instruction surveys (SEOIs). SEOIs are anonymous evaluations of instructors’ performances throughout the quarter, and provide students the opportunity to openly and honestly evaluate their professors. SEOIs will be available for 6-week summer session students under the applications link in MyCWU, on Canvas and via CWU email beginning Friday, July 24 and running through Friday, July 31. All students should feel free to respond as honestly as possible, as all submissions are anonymous, and professors do not receive their evaluations until several days after grades are due.

The CWU Administration holds student feedback in high regard, so students should take the SEOIs and the outlet they provide seriously. SEOIs are used in the faculty and tenure review processes as well as for the accreditation of CWU. The more students who respond to SEOIs, the more weight they carry.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.cwu.edu/seoi/StudentFAQ#EvalLogin or contact Tom Henderson, Director of Academic Assessment, at 509-963-2046 or henderst@cwu.edu.

Student Tech Fee: Your dollars at work!

Every quarter CWU students pay a $30 Student Technology Fee to help various technological and computer equipment needs around campus. For example, the fee recently allocated 50 new Macbook Pro laptops to the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Information Booth for students to check out, thousands of dollars in classroom technology around campus, and WiFi coverage for Student Village and the Commons Area, just to name a few!

Visit this website to learn more about where the Student Technology Fee funds are going: http://www.cwu.edu/student-success/student-technology-fee-council.

Wellness Center Social Norms Campaign: Think high-risk drinking must be a part of the college experience? Not so fast.

To keep promoting healthy living at CWU, the Wellness Center is continuing their Social Norms campaign, funded by a grant they received from the National Social Norms Institute. The campaign has multiple strategies and facets, including talking with students about how to be fun and safe and presenting pleasantly surprising statistics on student drinking through a campus-wide campaign.

If students do decide to drink, the Wellness Center encourages them to remember to avoid mixing energy drinks and alcohol, avoid drinking games and pace your drinks at one or less and hour.

For more information please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213, SURC 139 or wellness@cwu.edu.

Wi-Fi Facelift: Goodbye “CWU-WPA,” Hello “CWU-Wildcats”

CWU’s Information Services department is in the process of updating and improving Central’s wireless internet connection. The currently utilized “CWU-WPA” will be phased out in favor of the new “CWU-Wildcats” connection. With more bandwidth and faster connection speeds, “CWU-Wildcats” will better serve the entire CWU community while allowing room for future growth and expansion of campus facilities and the increasing number of users.

The switch will affect all devices currently connected to the internet via CWU’s Wi-Fi network, including computers, smartphones and gaming systems. “CWU Wildcats” is available for early adoption and students, staff and faculty are encouraged to update their connections and certificates in order to be ready for the removal of “CWU WPA” by the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Apple users: delete cwu-wpa connection and add cwu-wildcats
PC users: go to www.cwu.edu/wildcats and follow steps

Don’t be left in the dark. Prepare early and get your devices ready for CWU’s new wireless network so you’ll be ready to web-surf when you return to campus next year.

For more information, please visit www.cwu.edu/its-helpdesk/.

CWU Brother to Brother chapter: Be a part of the brotherhood!

Want to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally and in the community? Brother to Brother (B2B) is open to all male students who strive for academic excellence by embracing leadership and being positive examples through a strong commitment to academic achievement, brotherhood and community service.

Contact Dr. Keith M. Champagne at 509-899-1880 or Dr. Raymond Hall at 509-963-2491 today to get involved!