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01/24/2015 - Introduction to cross country skiing

Thu, 2015-01-15 20:00
New to cross country skiing and want some help starting out? This class will give you the basic skills necessary to comfortably ski on flat or slightly hilly terrain. On-snow classes will demonstrate skill progression as well as explain how to dress properly for skiing and the different types of skis available. Skis, boots and poles will be provided. Please dress in warm, non-cotton clothing, gloves and hat. Bring at least 1 liter of water and a snack. Skis, boots, and poles will be provided. Please note that students will need to be sized for equipment at Mountain High Sports the week before class during business hours at the student?s leisure with confirmation of enrollment or may come one hour prior to class the day of to be sized. Mountain High is located at 105 E. 4th Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

01/22/2015 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Bryan Halferty

Wed, 2015-01-14 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Tea at 3, an engaging speaker series at CWU. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the personal experiences of CWU faculty, staff and community members as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Attendance to each speech is free, and speeches will be held at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy while the speakers give their talks.
 
As a College/Young Adult Pastor for Mercer Creek Church, Halferty is deeply involved in the development of many of Ellensburg’s youths and plays an active role in guidance for many young adults. He is also pastor for Salt, a college focused ministry, which leads and organizes many events throughout the community.
 
For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

01/17/2015 - CWU Men's Basketball vs Simon Fraser

Mon, 2015-01-12 20:00
7 p.m.  Nicholson Pavilion  Free for students $/10/$8/$6 For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets. CWU Department of Athletics  www.wildcatsports.com 509-963-1914

01/15/2015 - MLK Celebration and Tribute at CWU

Sat, 2015-01-10 20:00
As Martin Luther King Day approaches, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) invites the CWU and Ellensburg communities to join in celebrating the life and work of Dr. King. On Thursday, Jan. 15, the "Persistence of Hope" themed event will include a candlelight vigil from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit and a celebration and address from 6 to 7 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. The evening will also include a special performance by the CWU acapella group Boots ?n? Cats, and there will be a partition display in the SURC tabling area with information on Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement. Attendance is free, and refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by CLCE, CWU Africana & Black Studies, Students for the Dream, Black Student Union, E.M.P.I.R.E., the Center for Diversity and Social Justice, Boots 'n' Cats, the Residence Hall Association, 88.1 The Burg, Grace Episcopal Church, First United Methodist, and Kittitas Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation. For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

01/16/2015 - Peter Schickele: "Why Music is Funny" Lecture

Sat, 2015-01-10 20:00
Peter Schickele, or P.D.Q. Bach, will be presenting a humorous lecture entitled “Why Music is Funny” in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall on the CWU campus on Friday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Peter Schickele is internationally known as a composer, musicologist, multifaceted performer, radio host, and recording artist.  Since 1965 the tireless Professor has kept audiences in stitches with his presentation of P.D.Q. Bach’s uniquely typical music.  In addition to his annual concerts in New York City, he has appeared with over fifty orchestras, ranging from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic to the New York Pick-Up Ensemble; and his self-contained show. 
 
For more information please contact Dr. Todd Shiver, CWU Music department chair, at 509-963-1236 or shivert@cwu.edu

01/12/2015 - Beyond Undergrad: School of Graduate Studies Fair at CWU

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
While pursuing an undergraduate degree is a great way to ensure future success, earning a master?s degree can amplify that success even more. CWU offers more than 25 graduate studies programs for students interested in a wide variety of subjects, and the staff and faculty at the School of Graduate Studies seek to help students continue their academic studies beyond undergrad. Though going after a master?s degree may seem daunting, the School of Graduate Studies makes researching graduate school much easier by hosting the School of Graduate Studies Fair on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 137. Attendance is free and open to the public. People with master?s degrees may receive promotions in their careers, earn higher salaries than those without master?s degrees, change careers more easily, develop new knowledge and skills and potentially continue to pursue education through a doctoral program. There?s no one kind of master?s degree; some programs offer completion in as little as one or two years, and others are offered entirely online, so students can find what program fits them best. By attending the fair, students gain the opportunity to explore grad school and career options and learn how to apply for a graduate program, all with the help of the School of Graduate Studies? encouraging staff and faculty. For more information, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at 509-963-3100 or masters@cwu.edu.

01/13/2015 - Queer Film Series at CWU: "Paris is Burning"

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Justice (CDSJ) will kick of their 2015 Queer Film Series with the critically acclaimed movie "Paris is Burning." The documentary chronicles the LGBTQIA+ subculture of drag balls in New York City in the mid-to-late 1980s, where people would dress in drag or dress up as a people from other cultures and compete for prizes in different categories. The film will be shown on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. Attendance is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Critics have called ?Paris is Burning? an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, as it is an exploration of race, class, gender and sexuality in the United States. By showing the film, CDSJ will continue to promote acceptance of diversity not just at CWU, but also in the world at large. For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

01/14/2015 - "Freedom Ride" Documentary Screening at CWU

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) invites everyone to join in celebrating and commemorating the life, spirit and achievements of the visionary civil rights leader. On Wednesday, Jan. 14, the documentary "Freedom Ride" will be shown all day in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. The film follows CWU students as they retrace the route of the Freedom Riders, who challenged segregation on their trip from Washington D.C. to New Orleans in 1961. Viewing the film is free, and everyone is invited to attend. There will also be a partition display in the Pit featuring information on Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement. This event is sponsored by CLCE, the department of African & Black Studies, Students for the Dream, Black Student Union, E.M.P.I.R.E. and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

01/14/2015 - Make a Difference Day at CWU

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
To reach out to elementary school students and help them learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, CWU?s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Make a Difference Day. Fifth grade students from Kittitas Elementary will attend on Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and second and fifth grade students from Mount Stuart Elementary will be present on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The elementary students will join CWU student volunteers in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom for activities like writing about leadership, roleplaying civil rights scenarios and making signs for a peace walk that the students will take back to their schools. By engaging young students in learning about the importance of MLK day, the CWU volunteers will help carry MLK?s dream of peace and equality into the next generation. This event is sponsored by CLCE, Africana & Black Studies, Students for the Dream, Black Student Union, E.M.P.I.R.E. and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ). For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu

01/14/2015 - Men's Rugby vs University of Oregon

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
CWU Rugby Pitch • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914 

01/14/2015 - CWU Men's Basketball vs Western Washington (60's Night)

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
LIVE on ROOT Sports (in addition to being 60s Night - first 500 fans get free tie dye T-Shirt) 8 p.m." Nicholson Pavilion " Free for students $/10/$8/$6 For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets. CWU Department of Athletics . www.wildcatsports.com ? 509-963-1914

01/15/2015 - MLK's I Have A Dream Speech" Screening at CWU

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) invites everyone to join in celebrating and commemorating the life, spirit and achievements of the visionary civil rights leader. On Thursday, Jan. 15, MLK's famous "I Have a Dream Speech" will be shown all day in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Attendance is free and open to the public. There will also be a partition display in the Pit featuring information on Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement. This event is sponsored by CLCE, the department of African & Black Studies, Students for the Dream, Black Student Union, E.M.P.I.R.E. and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

01/15/2015 - Make a Difference Day at CWU

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:00
To reach out to elementary school students and help them learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, CWU?s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Make a Difference Day. Fifth grade students from Kittitas Elementary will attend on Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and second and fifth grade students from Mount Stuart Elementary will be present on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The elementary students will join CWU student volunteers in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom for activities like writing about leadership, roleplaying civil rights scenarios and making signs for a peace walk that the students will take back to their schools. By engaging young students in learning about the importance of MLK day, the CWU volunteers will help carry MLK?s dream of peace and equality into the next generation. This event is sponsored by CLCE, Africana & Black Studies, Students for the Dream, Black Student Union, E.M.P.I.R.E. and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ). For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

01/07/2015 - ACE 6-Week Personal Training Course: Registration

Wed, 2015-01-07 20:00
Pre-registration required
Open to the public
 
CWU University Recreation is hosting the American Council of Exercise (ACE) 6-week Personal Training Course this winter from Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 and is encouraging anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer to register. This course is open to the public and classes will be held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 136. The course is $175 and pre-registration is available at the Recreation Center front desk or by calling 509-963-3512.
 
Preparation materials for the exam will be provided, in addition to First Aid/CPR certification, 40 hours of instruction and practical experience, and an ACE personal training manual. The ACE personal training manual includes textbooks concentrated on nutrition and physiology, as well as materials to aid in designing exercise programs.
 
ACE is a nationally recognized organization that specializes on health and fitness education throughout the United States. ACE’s personal training regiment and certification is the last step for anyone looking to become a working professional in the personal training occupation. 
 
For more information, contact Shayne Wittkopp at personaltraining@cwu.edu. 

01/14/2015 - ACE 6-Week Personal Training Course: Event Beginning

Wed, 2015-01-07 20:00
Pre-registration required
Open to the public
 
CWU University Recreation is hosting the American Council of Exercise (ACE) 6-week Personal Training Course this winter from Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 and is encouraging anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer to register. This course is open to the public and classes will be held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 136. The course is $175 and pre-registration is available at the Recreation Center front desk or by calling 509-963-3512.
 
Preparation materials for the exam will be provided, in addition to First Aid/CPR certification, 40 hours of instruction and practical experience, and an ACE personal training manual. The ACE personal training manual includes textbooks concentrated on nutrition and physiology, as well as materials to aid in designing exercise programs.
 
ACE is a nationally recognized organization that specializes on health and fitness education throughout the United States. ACE’s personal training regiment and certification is the last step for anyone looking to become a working professional in the personal training occupation. 
 
For more information, contact Shayne Wittkopp at personaltraining@cwu.edu. 

01/08/2015 - Women?s Basketball vs Western Washington

Tue, 2015-01-06 20:00
7 p.m. • Nicholson Pavilion • Free for CWU students w/ID, GA $8, $6 seniors and students
For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets.
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914

01/10/2015 - Women?s Basketball vs Simon Fraser

Tue, 2015-01-06 20:00
7 p.m. • Nicholson Pavilion • Free for CWU students w/ID, GA $8, $6 seniors and students
For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets.
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914

01/21/2015 - Meadow's Place - Stand Tall - Learn How to Prevent Falls

Mon, 2015-01-05 20:00
Learn How to prevent falls.  STAND TALL Campaign.  Step out and experience a fun, active class to stay on your feet. Kirk Morningstar is our guest speaker from Prestige Post-Acute Rehabilitation.  Lunch will be provided.

01/23/2015 - Basic Mediation Training

Sun, 2015-01-04 20:00
The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima & Kittitas Counties is having our Basic Mediation Training in Yakima in January and February of 2015. Mediation is a cooperative way to resolve disputes effectively, confidentially, and out of court. In this 40-hour training, you will learn and practice the skills required to become a neutral third-party mediator in any setting. This is an opportunity to develop communication and conflict resolution skills and contribute to non-violent, non-adversarial dispute resolution in our communities. Optional mediator certification is available through the DRC with additional training. Please distribute to anyone you know who might be interested.

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