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October 30, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Halloween must be right around the corner.
Central Washington University Psychology Professor Ralf Greenwald will be discussing zombie brains in a presentation Wednesday night at the student union on the Ellensburg campus.
Greenwald compares zombie lore to brain diseases that lead to behavior changes, The Daily Record reports.
The presentation, “The Zombie Virus: Function and Pathology of the Undead Brain,” is open to the public.
September 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM
ELLENSBURG (AP) — Central Washington University’s last two remaining chimpanzees have arrived safely at their new home in Canada.
The director of Central’s Chimpanzee and Human Communications Institute accompanied Tatu and Loulis to the Fauna Foundation, a 200-acre sanctuary in Quebec.
The university says a primate veterinarian also flew with the chimps to monitor their vital signs. The animals were lightly sedated for the trip.
Tatu and Loulis, who learned to communicate via American Sign Language, will be gradually integrated with the 11 other chimpanzees at the sanctuary.
Gloria Grow, one of the caretakers at the Fauna Foundation, is an alumna of the CWU program, so the two chimpanzees can continue to communicate via sign language.
December 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM
Five of Washington’s universities have been named in the top 20 institutions in the United States for awarding degrees to teachers who later became National Board Certified Teachers.
The certification is a rigorous review process that aims to improve a teacher’s skills in the classroom. It’s awarded by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
The University of Washington was ranked third, Western Washington University was ranked fourth and Central Washington University was ranked fifth out of 50 institutions for producing certified teachers in 2011.
Washington State University ranked sixth, and Eastern Washington University ranked 11th. One Washington private school, Pacific Lutheran University, was 30th on the list.
To receive certification, teachers must submit four portfolios, including an examination of student work and video recordings from the classroom. The process can take 200 to 400 hours, and less than half of all teachers nationwide get certified on the first try.
Currently, there are more than 5,200 certified teachers in Washington, placing the state fourth highest nationwide in the total number of certified teachers.
Six of the top 20 school districts in the nation for newly-certified teachers are in Washington — they are Federal Way, Bellevue, Seattle, Lake Washington, Evergreen and Spokane school districts.
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