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Central Washington University President Gets New Contract
ELLENSBURG (AP) — The president of Central Washington University has a new five-year contract.
The university says its trustees last week unanimously approved a contract for James L. Gaudino through July 31, 2021. They also gave him his first merit-pay increase since he was appointed in 2009...
CWU Hires Dennis Francois as New Athletic Director
Central Washington University has announced that Dennis Francois (Fran-swah) will become the school new athletic director. He is currently the associate athletic director for external affairs in the Athletics Department at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa...
CWU Chimpanzee Dar Passes at The Age of 36
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A chimpanzee at Central Washington University who learned to use American Sign Language has died at the age of 36.
Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold says the chimpanzee, Dar, died Saturday morning of unknown causes. Jensvold directs the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute.…
One Injured in CWU Van Accident on I-82
A Central Washington University van carrying six passengers drove off the road at the Rest Haven Road overpass on Sunday night just north of Yakima, Wash.
The Washington State Patrol said the driver got lost returning to Ellensburg and missed the freeway overpass turn, resulting in the van striking t…
Ellensburg Park Named in Honored of Washoe
Ellensburg-(AP) A park in downtown Ellensburg will be dedicated Saturday in memory of Washoe, the first chimpanzee to communicate with American Sign Language.
Washoe came to Central Washington University in 1980 with Professors Roger and Debbie Fouts who researched communication with chimpanzees...

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