Patrick Pease will join the CWU administration in Barge Hall as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
CWU hires new Provost
Central Washington University has hired Patrick Pease to serve as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Pease comes to CWU from the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Pease earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Indiana State University, and he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Geography from Texas A&M University.
Ellensburg selects superintendent finalists
Three finalists were selected for the Ellensburg School District superintendent position this past weekend. Advancing to this week’s final round of interviews are Troy Tornow, currently serving as the district’s interim superintendent; Chris Granger, the superintendent of the Blaine School District; and Brian Beckley, chief information officer for the Everett School District.
Each candidate will take part in a day-long interview process that includes a community forum. Granger was interviewed Monday, Tornow is today and Beckley is on Wednesday. The community forum will be at 5 p.m., each day at Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School.
Upon completion of the interviews on Wednesday, the board will announce the hiring after an executive session.
Election day is here
Ballots in the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District’s Educational Programs and Operation Levy must be returned by 8 p.m., today. The district is seeking a four-year levy that gradually increases from $3.4 million to $4.3 million.
After-Hours event at Roslyn Theatre
The Roslyn Theatre is the location of the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce’s After-Hours event at 5 p.m., today. The industry focus for this month’s event is recreation.
KCRSO holds first Upper County event
Kittitas County Recovery Community organization is holding a Feelin’ Crafty event at 5 p.m., today at the Catalyst Coworking Building in Cle Elum. The event is open to all ages and materials will be provided. This is KCRSO’s first event held in Cle Elum.
Mariachi concert on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated with a Mariachi performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall.
Exhibit opens at Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
Mother Tongue, an exhibit of photo-based media and installation created by Rafael Soldi and Victor Yañez Lazcano opens on Thursday at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery on the CWU campus. Opening festivities include an artist talk at 4 p.m. in the SURC Theatre and a reception at 5 p.m. in the gallery.
High school postseason play underway
District high school basketball tournament plays continues this week. The Ellensburg boys’ team plays at East Valley at 6 p.m., today in a loser-out game. The Ellensburg girls host Prosser in the district championship at 7 p.m., Wednesday. The winner advances to the state tournament.
The Cle Elum-Roslyn boys team hosts Granger at 6 p.m., today, in a loser-out game. The Cle Elum-Roslyn girls host Kittitas at 6 p.m., Wednesday with the winner advancing to state and the loser out.
High school wrestlers advance to Mat Classic
Local high school wrestlers advanced through last weekend’s Regional tournaments to qualify for the state Mat Classic, starting Friday at the Tacoma Dome. Ellensburg sends eight wrestlers to state: Tyler Bacon, Luke Bayne, Konner Carlson, Cash Eylar, Wyatt Green, Leif Holmgren, Kasse Montgomery and Skyler Summers. Cle Elum-Roslyn sends Landon Batton and Josiah Beiter with Dani Lindenfelser going to the girls’ tournament. Kittitas sends Simon Jones, Alex Mazon, Ronan Stewart, Brody Stewart and Preston Stingley.
The FISH Open Table Lunch is a beef burrito, mixed vegetables and peaches. The lunch is open to all seniors age 60-plus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ellensburg, and noon to 1 p.m., in Cle Elum. Meal sites are the Ellensburg Open Table and the Cle Elum Seventh-day Adventist Church. The community lunch for anyone needing a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.
The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 47 degrees. Sunset is at 5:23 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.