Welcoming Celebrated Author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O’Brien to CWU: NEA Big Read Event

April 25 • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium • Free

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read event, CWU will host the award-winning author of “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien. CWU is the only university in the Pacific Northwest to receive the Big Read Grant.

O’Brien, a Purple Heart recipient, crafts interrelated short stories about his experiences as a Vietnam Veteran. “The Things They Carried“, a book that has impacted readers from all walks of life, blends fact with fiction and portrays different perspectives of the same event, taking readers on an insightful journey about not only warfare but also the contrast between the truth and reality soldiers face during war.  Continue reading

CWU Made a Difference in Downtown Ellensburg

Last Saturday, CWU students volunteered for the National Make a Difference Day held in downtown Ellensburg. Make a Difference Day features millions of volunteers across the country, making it the single largest national day of community service.

Central students took to the streets to prepare the plantar boxes in Ellensburg for winter festivities.

Here are students and staff adding greenery to the boxes in the crisp, fall sun.

National Make a Difference Day takes place every year in October. Check http://makeadifferenceday.com for updates and don’t forget to volunteer next year!