The Observer, Fall 2021 - Issue 1

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September 30, 2021

Vol. 120 NO. 1

Football expectations remain high after a full year off

What students are seeing as they return to campus By Star Diavolikis News Editor Now that fall quarter has started, students may have noticed slight changes in the COVID-19 procedures set in place by the university. One of these guidelines being while masks are required, no social distancing is required. Students who have attended Welcome Week events or in-person classes may have noticed there are no social distancing guidelines. At the Welcome Week Drag Show hosted on Sept. 19 in the SURC Ballroom, chairs were placed right next to each other with no distance between them besides space to create four main aisles. In classrooms, chairs are not spaced a specific way, and students can sit anywhere. In Brooks library, all social distancing markers are removed. Ryan Mead, a junior majoring in Elementary Education, said her classes were not socially distanced, but rather very full. Mead said she dislikes the choice CWU took by removing social distancing guidelines. “It’s not the best, a lot of my classes are very full,” Mead said. “I felt a bit uncomfortable,” . On the FAQ page of CWU’s website, it is said that “six feet of physical distancing will apply inside classrooms that have been reconfigured.”

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By Jared Galanti Sports Editor

Meet President Wohlpart Learn more about your new President, Jim Wohlpart

Photo Courtesy of CWU, After spending six years at the University of Northern Iowa, Wohlpart took the position earlier this year.

By Sean Bessette Editor-in-Chief Back in June, President Jim Wohlpart stepped onto CWU’s campus for the first time. Over 1,500 miles away from his previous position, Wohlpart began a new adventure as CWU’s 15th President. Wohlpart took the position after spending six years as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Before his time at UNI, Wohlpart served in several academic and administrative positions at Florida Gulf Coast University, including Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Division of Humanities and Arts. He holds a doctorate in English from the University of Tennessee, received his masters in English from Colorado State University and his bachelors in English and Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. Well-traveled,Wohlpart brings a collection of experiences to fill the shoes of former President James Gaudino. *Disclaimer: Q&A has been edited for lengthiness and readability. Q: What about CWU, or the larger Ellensburg area, attracted you to this position?

A: “This was the only presidency I applied for and I applied because of the way in which faculty and staff touch students’ lives and help them see a potential that they may not have known they had, and then help them get really good at that and succeed later on.” Q: What has the adjustment from Northern Iowa to Central Washington been like? A: “Seamless. There’s a fantastic team here, again, a great faculty and staff. I said that and I’ll say that a million times.” Q: In a Yakima Herald article, you said the university saw an enrollment decrease during the pandemic. How do you plan on addressing the enrollment decrease? A: “We need to create what I call an intentional and strategic pipeline of students. We need to be reaching back into elementary schools, middle schools, but certainly in high schools, and building relationships with pockets of students, with individual students, with their families, with communities, with counselors, building those relationships, doing the marketing and the branding, getting them interested, the outreach and then finding really intentional ways to do the orientation, the onboarding, the week of welcome which we do well here.” Q: With an enrollment decrease, are there any major budget issues you

see coming in the near future? A: “No. We were able to address that on the front end right when I got here in June. We were prepared for the enrollment number so our budget will be fine.” Q: Because the budget looks fine, you don’t see any potential for a decrease in specific degree programs offered as a result of the enrollment decrease? A: “No.” Q: How would you describe your leadership style? A: “Collaborative, distributive, relational. I am someone who believes that community is the best way to drive a vision and get answers because there’s a lot of really smart people in the community.” Q: As the school year continues, what are some of your goals for the university this year? A: “So we will develop a vision, mission and strategic plan. We’re going to investigate our culture and find ways that we can build a stronger culture of belonging. We’re going to elevate our academic programs, especially around what are called high-impact practices, things that we know make a difference in terms of student engagement and student learning.” Check cwuobserver.com for the full version of the Q&A!

After a full year off from their regular scheduled season, the CWU football team is once again playing in the fall. They are off to a pretty good start. The Wildcats have started the season 2-2 with wins against Eastern New Mexico 66-24 and Simon Frasier 36-14 and losses against Eastern Washington 6314 and Angelo State 14-9. Redshirt freshman quarterback JJ Leming said despite the weird year last season expectations have remained the same for the entire team. “Our expectations haven’t changed at all even with COVID and everything,” Leming said. “We’re obviously trying to be a national powerhouse and try to play at the national level here at Division ll, get to the national playoffs so that’s always been our goal.” Leming has had an up and down start to the 2021 season. In the first game against Eastern New Mexico he completed 14 of 22 pass attempts for 322 yards, five touchdown passes and no interceptions. However, over the last two games he completed a combined 18 for 46 passing for 175 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions Leming said the team is still trying to work out a few issues but hopefully they will get it together soon. “Right now we’re going through some kinks,” Leming said. “But we’re working through them and I think we are going to be alright for the rest of the season.”

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A LOOK BEYOND

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Letter from the Editor Welcome to the first issue of fall quarter of The Observer! We are Central Washington University’s student-run newspaper printing weekly and publishing online daily. The Observer has been publishing since December 1916 and we will be publishing every Thursday this quarter. My name is Sean Bessette and I am the Editor-in-Chief this quarter. This is my second year on The Observer and my seventh year doing student media, dating back to middle school. This quarter, we’ve switched to a five-column format. We also have a new subsection below this letter, titled “Beyond Our Coverage.” This subsection will contain local, national and global headlines in the news so you’re able to get additional headlines as you read The Observer. The staff puts a lot of time and effort into creating each issue so we hope you enjoy reading this edition and we hope you continue to pick up The Observer each Thursday for the rest of the quarter. Stay tuned to our website (cwuobserver.com) and our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and TikTok! Thanks! Sincerely, Sean Bessette

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National

CWU hires a new Associate Dean for Access and Equity John Vasquez. On CWU News, Vasquez says his “goal at CWU is to continue that work and help the university develop successful programs and strategies that can boost retention and promote a more equitable educational system.” CWU’s website has complete information for vaccine verification and face-covering requirements. COVID-19 hospital admission rates “look better” in Washington, though deaths continue to rise, as reported by US News. CWU’s website has information on the Emergency Notification System around campus and other resources for students on campus. The plastic bag ban in Washington begins Oct. 1. According to The Olympian, after being postponed due to COVID-19, State Bill 5323 will ban single-use plastic bags and place fees on other common bags.

World

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says her department could run out of money by Oct. 18 and the US economy could be crippled if Democrats and Republicans can’t come to an agreement about spending, Politico reports. Speaking at Congressional hearings this week, top generals say they advised President Biden against the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Politico reports that in August the president said he couldn’t recall anyone advising against the withdrawal. On Oct. 1, new service standards placed on the U.S. Postal Service may slow down package delivery. NPR also reports that on Oct. 3 packages of commercial and retail value will increase because of the upcoming holiday season. R. Kelly was convicted Monday of racketeering and sex trafficking. He was accused of decades of abuse to young girls and women, particularly black women, according to the Associated Press. NBA announces protocols for vaccinated versus nonvaccinated players. USA Today reports that the league has not officially mandated vaccines but has restrictions on players who are nonvaccinated.

Lava creeping towards the shore from a volcanic eruption in La Palma of the Canary Islands poses a threat of toxic explosions and gas. Newsweek reports that there have been no serious injuries or deaths, but there is a wake of property destruction. A new hypersonic missile has been successfully tested in North Korea. BBC reports that this is one of five new weapons in a five-year military development plan. At the Youth4Climate conference in Milan, Greta Thunberg ridiculed leaders about their “empty words” surrounding climate issues with the sentiments “blah, blah, blah.” According to BBC, Thunberg said solutions to climate issues are “not only possible but urgently necessary.” YouTube deleted two German RT accounts for misinformation on COVID due to guidelines causing Russia to threaten to ban the platform. BBC reported that Russia is accusing the platform of censorship and “demanded” the channels be restored.

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NEWS

How is the Yakama Nation doing with COVID-19? By Star Diavolikis News Editor With the delta variant of COVID-19 making its rounds in the United States, there is concern for how communities such as the Yakama Nation are doing. For an amount of time, the Yakama Nation reverted to Phase 2 of the Reopening Safely plan. Phase 2 is part of the Reopening Safely plan, where the public has limitations on social gatherings both indoor and outdoor, work environments and so on. Businesses within the tribe, such as the tribal courthouse, had reduced their operating hours in an attempt to safely conduct business. On a post made by the Yakama Nation Info Facebook page, the flyer created by the tribal courthouse states hours will be reduced to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and limited hours during these days. The tribe announced on social media platforms that

the Phase 2 stage would be reconsidered on Sept. 24, and on Sept. 27, a release was posted on social media stating that the tribe will move forward to Phase 3, per Resolution T-103-21. “Today, the HEW Committee took action to move back to Phase 3 of the Reopening Plan due to the decline of positive cases seen at Yakama Nation Indian Health Services (IHS),” the release states. “This will remain in effect until further notice. Most notable, this marks a return to regular work hours for the Nation’s workforce.” The COVID-19 cases and death numbers have risen, but at a slower increase compared to past time periods. On a flyer posted on Yakama Nation Info on Sept. 27, there are 60 active cases, 242 close contacts and six new positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases within the Yakama Nation is 2,131. Four members of the Yakama Nation are cur-

Move-In Weekend By Libby Williams Scene Editor CWU’s “Welcome Weekend” returned two weeks ago as all on-campus residents moved into their dorms. After a lack of the event in 2020 due to COVID-19, Housing and Residence Life staff members worked to provide a safe, enjoyable transition to new and returning students. Tricia Rabel, the executive director for Housing and Residence Life oversees CWU’s 22 residence halls and five apartment complexes, as well as the 30 professional staff and 95 student employees. Rabel said that in years prior, staff would move in around 2,800 students in one day, but due to COVID-19 related mandates, this year the process was stretched out over three days: Sept. 16, 17 and 18. Serena Thompson is a fifth year elementary education major, as well as a senior Resident’s Assistant. She serves as an SRA for Kennedy Hall, where she’s also a resident, as well as Alford Montgomery Hall and Green Hall. This is her third year working for the Housing and Residence Life office. “Move-in went well! It was nice to meet residents from all the buildings and to work with multiple members of my team at once,” Thompson said. She said while she misses the all-in-one move-in day, she remembers her first year as an RA and how busy and slightly stressful it all was. Rabel said that while past move-in’s have had a sort of “red carpet feeling,” she thinks after

the secluded year many students have had, a more mellow version of the event was helpful. “I think it took the intensity out for students and families,” Rabel said. “Especially folks that have been through 18 months of a pandemic.” She said that the transition from living at home to living alone for the first time can be stressful, especially after the year we’ve had. She said moving forward, they might consider some of these things when planning Move-in Weekend. Thompson also said she was happy to see less stress in her residents than in years prior. “I enjoyed that people were not overwhelmed with the amount of things going on,” Thompson said. “It was good that people and times they came to move in because it lessened the stress for the RA’s, the residents, the people that were managing the parking and the people that were coming in and out of the building.” Overall, Thompson said she’s just happy to have everyone back, and is excited for the coming school year. “Now that we are back in person, I am looking forward to actually walking to class, seeing people around campus, being able to eat with people in the SURC,” Thompson said. “In the halls, I am excited to see people hanging out in the lounges, seeing people cooking in the kitchen, leaving their doors open and hearing music playing throughout the halls. As cheesy as it sounds, I am just excited for the little things that come from having residents in the halls.

Photo Courtesy of the Yakama Nation Info Facebook page, The Yakama Nation set up mobile medical vehicles to host pop-up vaccination clinics.

rently hospitalized, one member on a ventilator, and 56 tribal members have passed away. The previous update was posted on Sept. 24, with few differences in the statistics. On the Sept. 24 report, there were 67 active cases, 239 close contacts and 15 new positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases within the Yakama Nation was 2,125.

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The Yakama Nation has hosted many vaccination clinics and released many promotions throughout the reservation. There have been vaccination clinics for influenza and COVID-19 for IHS beneficiaries almost weekly at the Yakama Nation Community Center located in Toppenish, WA. Flyers are posted online and throughout tribal ad-

Continued from page 1 Mead, however, said one class in particular was so full, students had to get chairs from a nearby classroom and pack together to fit in the assigned space. In another class, it was very full, however the administration allowed the class to be moved to another classroom. According to Mead, there was hesitation to allow the change, as though “[social distancing and safety] isn’t a priority.” CWU has a few ongoing COVID-19 precautions

ministration buildings that encourage tribal members to get vaccinations. “This is your shot for your elders,” a flyer on Yakama Nation Info’s post on Sept. 25 reads. “The vaccine is safe, accessible, and free. Getting vaccinated has never been easier or more convenient, and now Native youth 12 years old and older - in every tribal community, in every corner of the U.S. - are eligible. #ThisIsYourShot to contact your local IHS clinic, doctor’s office, or pharmacy to inquire about opportunities to get vaccinated,” the same post reads. The flyers promoting vaccinations vary on different important topics to the Indigenous culture, such as elders, protecting “Indian Country” and so on. Tribal members can locate the information on the Yakama Nation website, however it is currently down, and on the Yakama Indian Health Service Facebook page or the Yakama Nation Info Facebook page.

online,” CWU President Jim Wohlpart said in an online press release Aug. 24. “Only international students living outside the United States and high school students enrolled in CWU’s College in the High School program are exempt.” Students who have documented medical conditions or “sincerely held religious beliefs” are the only exceptions from the vaccination requirement - philosophical exemptions are no longer valid. Any student looking for an exemption due to religious beliefs needs to have their decision approved.

“Vaccines will be required of all members of the Central Washington University community, employees and students, including those who learn and work at our University Centers and Instructional Sites and those who learn in virtual environments, even if totally online,”

CWU President Jim Wohlpart set in place. Students must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination submitted by Oct. 18. This vaccination requirement does also apply to students only taking online classes. “Vaccines will be required of all members of the Central Washington University community, employees and students, including those who learn and work at our University Centers and Instructional Sites and those who learn in virtual environments, even if totally

There is an ongoing indoor mask mandate for all faculty and students which will be reevaluated on Oct. 18. “At that time, we will be able to discern the rate of vaccination status across the campus and the COVID-19 incident rate in the county in order to decide if we want to extend or drop the face-covering mandate,” Wohlpart said. Students can contact Disability Services if they cannot wear a mask due to medical conditions.


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CWU’s Hubs Reopen for Fall Quarter Written by Libby Williams CWU’s campus is home to plenty of study and hang-out hubs for students. However, after a year of almost exclusively online learning, many new and returning students might not know about these locations and the services they provide. Erin Sulla is the first year and transfer experience librarian at Brooks Library. “(I) work with first years and with transfers and new students, and students who have been away from school for a while. It’s a demographic that’s really important to Central, and just making sure there’s somebody who’s there for them … to support them through every step,” said Sulla. Sulla said Brooks Library is an excellent on-campus location to study, attend events, visit with friends and much more. “On the first floor, we have the learning commons, previously known as the academic success center. There’s a lot of collaborative work that goes on down there, and a lot of concentrated help for stu-

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Designed by Meghan Salsbury dents who need help on specific projects,” Sulla said. “The second floor has a variety of collaborative spaces … the fishbowl on the second floor is great because it’s lively.” Sulla said she doesn’t want students to think the library is only for quiet study, especially on the first and second floors. She said it’s a great place to work together with your peers or even just hang out. The third and fourth floors provide more of a classic library feel, with lots of quiet study spaces that people might be looking for, according to Sulla. There are also events students can attend that will be hosted at the library. “The events we have coming up are also exciting,” Sulla said. “At the learning commons, we’re doing a Pacific Northwest legends event series … we have a few author talks, and some speakers, and then a lot of research workshops.” Sulla said she encourages students to check out events happening this quarter at cwu.libcal.com, and that she’s

excited that in-person learning and events are making a return. “I started here this summer so it’s been really quiet since I started,” Sulla said. “I’m just excited to experience it for the first time along with the students … I’m just enjoying the energy of people being back.” Brooks Library is open from 7:30 a.m. until midnight Monday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. “The Bistro” is a large hub located behind Sue Lombard Hall and right across from Lind Hall. The cafe sells food, ice cream and beverages. The majority of the building is full of couches, booths and tables for students to do homework or catch up with friends between classes. Many clubs and organizations have meetings there as well. The Bistro is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also reopen certain Thursdays at 7:30 for Open Mic Nights. Details can be found on the CWU event calendar.

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OPINION SPORTS

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CWU shouldn’t continue in-person instruction By Addie Adkins Copy Desk Chief CWU isn’t prepared enough to continue in-person instruction. There are too many unanswered questions and concerns, or worse, a possible lack of transparency with the student body about the answers to these questions and concerns. I commend CWU for its willingness to protect its students from COVID-19. There are policies and procedures in place, but I fear it won’t be enough. There are too many exterior factors that could create a perfect storm of conditions that would cause an outbreak; I think it’s just a matter of when it will happen. I have yet to see any indication of a collective policy about providing instruction and grading in place for students who must isolate from face-to-face classes due to exposure. Does this mean policies will be created individually, leading to possible equality issues when it comes to class participation and grading? As a student with dependents who also attend school in-person, I face a constant chance of exposure from my

Photo Courtesy of CWU, A tour guide shows new students around campus in summer 2021 orientation.

kids. Even if I am vaccinated and able to protect them from whatever exposures I may come across, it is not the same for them. Because they are both under 12, they are unable to be vaccinated, and

are more susceptible to contracting the virus. It worries me that I have not seen updated policies from either the university or in the syllabi of my classes that address missing possible

class time because I must isolate in the instance of exposure. Will it affect my grades? Will I miss out on important lectures that were given in class, but not posted on Canvas? Will I have to drop

out if I or one of my family members becomes severely ill or hospitalized? These are important questions that I wish I could readily find answers to. For in-person instruction to be as safe as possible while also creating an environment where students can succeed, I can only hope that CWU has created contingency plans for these issues. It is even more concerning because we are seeing a spike in cases in Kittitas County that is similar to the spike last winter. According to the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) COVID-19 data dashboard, for the period of Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, the 7-day case rate was 326.13 cases per 100,000 people. The rate for the same period last year was 35.31 cases per 100,000 people and the highest spike was seen between Dec. 18 to Dec. 24 which topped out at 336.52 cases per 100,000 people. To be returning to in-person instruction with case rates at that level seems irresponsible at best. To be returning to in-person instruction with a lack of accommodating attendance policies readily available for the student body to view is highly questionable.


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SPORTS

Continued from page 1 During his weekly press conference head coach Christopher Fisk said that despite a couple of blowout losses to Eastern Washington University this year and Montana University in the only game they played last year, the team feels really good on how they stack up to the rest of Division ll (DII). “We’ve played four games since March, and two of them were against two top 5 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs,” Fisk said. “Two of our games this year we’ve gotten blown out by those FCS teams and it’s not the way we want to perform, but if you measure us against our Dll opponents we feel pretty good with where we are at and where we are progressing.” Leming said leadership from some of the older players has helped the underclassmen to get in the right mindset for a full season. “I think one of our biggest leaders on the team is (linebacker) Donte Hamil-

Photo Courtesy of Thompsom Sports, The 2021 CWU Wildcats continue to have high expectations for themselves even after nearly a full year off due to COVID-19.

ton,” Leming said. “Everyday he comes with the same juice level and energy whether it’s practice or a game, it doesn’t change for him. He really implements the team that it’s us

versus everybody. He goes about everyday and tries to bring on the younger guys if they need a little help and for the older guys he just continues to get on those guys when

they need to get on and celebrate when it needs to be celebrated. Donte’s one of those bigger guys that we look up to. Not only me and the younger guys, but definitely the older

guys and the entire team.” The Wildcats will return home to play their first home game with fans on Saturday Sept. 25 against the Angelo State Rams.

Rules for fans as they return to live sports By Jared Galanti Sports Editor After a year without them, fans will be welcomed back to Tomlinson Stadium. All fans in attendance will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19. After a full school year of no fans allowed at sport games, CWU is welcoming fans back for the 2021-2022 school year. However, in order to enjoy live sports again fans will have to follow one major rule. All fans will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, while either inside the Nicholson Pavilion to watch volleyball games or outside to watch either football games or soccer games at Tomlinson Stadium. Athletes will not be required to wear masks while they

are participating in the sport they play. The Wildcats first home football game of the year is this Saturday, Sept. 25, against the Angelo State Rams. This is in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Sept. 9 state wide requirement of masks for outdoor events that exceed 500 people. Athletic Director Dennis Francois said while the 500 people threshold isn’t always hit with all the sports, they are putting these rules in place to help protect not only the fans, but everyone who is present at the stadium. “They will have to have a mask when they enter the gate,” Francois said. “We just decided to do it regardless of how many people are in attendance just to keep everybody as safe as possible.”

Photo Courtesy of CWU, After a year without them, fans will be welcomed back to Tomlinson Stadium.

Photo Courtesy of Thompsom Sports, The volleyball team plays a home game this Friday .

Francois said he met with the other presidents and directors of athletics throughout the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and confirmed other universities such as Western Washington University are also following these same rules for their fans. Rules for fans during the winter sports season could be discussed for GNAC schools within the next two to three weeks and an announcement of those rules could be within the next five weeks. Spring sports should be discussed in January with an announcement of rules shortly following. Francois said if COVID-19 case numbers remain at the current level, the rules in place could re-

main there through the start of winter sports. Francois said he is excited for fans to be returning to the stadiums for the first time in over a year due to the energy that is brought by them to the games. “We’re just really looking forward to having fans back in the stands,” Francois said. “We have had a few volleyball games and it’s great to feel that energy in the (Nicholson) Pavilion and then of course we’ve had a home soccer match too. Again it was just great to feel that energy and just have those fans cheer on our student-athletes. Which is something that has been void for over a year, so it’s exciting to see our fans and community back out supporting the Wildcats.“

GUIDE TO EVENTS Bring a mask to all events

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Don’t attend if you feel sick


EVENTS

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Q&A with Wohlpart

What is your favorite color? Blue What is your favorite number? 8 What is your favorite movie? Monty Python and the Holy Grail What is your favorite TV show? Ted Lasso What are your favorite artists/bands? Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Beethoven, Hank Williams Sr. What is your favorite song? A Song for All Lovers - John Denver What are your favorite foods? Pizza, Cornerstone Pie, milkshake

What is your favorite vacation spot? Somewhere in the mountains, North Cascades What are your favorite spots on campus? Central lawn and international plaza

What is your favorite hobby? Woodworking What is the favorite thing you’ve done in the last 24 hours? Drink tea with his wife, Sasha, every morning

7-9 p.m. Fall Concert Series: Cigman Fraud @ SURC Pit (100C)

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What is your favorite sport? Ultramarathon

What is your favorite animal? His dogs, Annie and Leo

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west Nazarene University - Nicholson Pavilion 203 (Upper Gym) 10-11 p.m The Hot New Jam @ SURC Theater 210

Archives and Museums Crawl 3 - 1p.m. Windfall Cider Fest & Roots Music @ Kittitas Valley Event Center 6-9 p.m Football vs. Midwestern State @Tomlinson Stadium

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National Coaches Day World Cerebral Palsy Day

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