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06/01/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Focus

Fri, 2015-05-29 20:00
June 1
Monday Movie Madness: “Focus”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/30/2015 - [CANCELLED] Wildcat Dash 5k and Obstacle Course This Spring

Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
 

This event has been canceled. Check back next spring for Wildcat Dash updates.

05/30/2015 - Ladies Auxiliary Craft Club Plant Sale

Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
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Ladies Auxiliary Craft Club
Plant Sale!
Saturday- May 30th, 10am-4:00pm
​Country Corner
Craft Items, Members & Guests welcome
 

05/30/2015 - CloneAPalooza's Spring Campout

Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
Camping and Music Festival

05/30/2015 - Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWU

Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWU
 
When: Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Where: Milo Smith Tower Theatre
Presale tickets: $8 for CWU student w/ID, $10 GA
At the door: $10
 
Central Washington University presents two showings of “Mode: the 19th annual Student Fashion Show,” Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre, located in McConnell Hall. A silent auction will be held an hour before each show and will feature various different gift baskets including items such as wine, movies, local artist’s work and of course, Seattle Seahawks gear.
 
Tickets are available in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) tabling area starting Monday, May 18. Presale tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for CWU students with ID. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event for $10.
 
Student designers will be presenting their own original work that they have created throughout the program that follows this year’s theme, “Mode: Fashion Strikes Back.” The show will be split into three ready-to-wear segments that will feature styles reflecting the theme —“Urban Jungle,” “Coastal Vibes” and “Desert Daze.” The designers are responsible for the entire experience of the audience while their line is being shown; they choose everything from the models to the makeup to the music being played in order to best reflect their overall vision.
 
For more information please contact Delaney Curtis, Student Fashion Association student Promotions Lead, at curtisde@cwu.edu or Andrea Eklund, Apparel, Textile and Merchandising (ATM) Professor, at aeklund@cwu.edu.
 
This event is sponsored Student Fashion Association, CWU Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, the CWU Fashion Show Production Course and USITT.
 

05/29/2015 - Wild Hacks hackathon at Hal Holmes Community Center

Wed, 2015-05-27 20:00
The denotation of a computer hacker is someone who exploits weaknesses in a computer network’s security. In today’s context, hacking can mean strengthening a computer’s features, removing weaknesses or seeking a deep understanding of computer knowledge. To assist in the positives of computer hacking, the CWU Startup club is hosting Wild Hacks, central Washington’s largest “hackathon” Friday, May 29 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, May 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Community Center, located at 209 N Rugby St. in Ellensburg. The event is free, open to the public and includes free pizza courtesy of Pizza Collin. 
 
Wild Hacks “hackathon” is an event for attendees, both technical and non-technical, to create an application of their choice in the time allowed. At the end of the event, the applications will be presented then judged based on these criteria: Ability to articulate the use of the app, idea originality and technical difficulty of the implementation. Spectators are also welcome.
 
For more information and to register visit www.cwustartup.com.
 
This event is sponsored by the CWU Startup, Ellensburg Public Library, ArcZap, CWU Rotaract Club and Pizza Colin. Persons of disability may make arrangements 

05/25/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned for CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows.
 
A full list of CWU Pride Week events are as follows:
 
All Week
 
Queer Feminism Partition/Pride Week Partition
SURC
All Day
 
Monday, May 25
 
Field Day
A wide variety of competitive sporting activities and games as a fun way to kick off Pride Week
CWU Barto lawn 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spectators are free, participants are $2/person or $10/group
Pre-registration open and available online at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/pride-week-field-day-registration
 
Tuesday, May 26
 
Neville Hoad: “Drag & the Pedagogy of the Normal Lessons from Botswana's Miss HIV Stigma-Free Beauty Pageant”
A lecture on the history and cultural impact of Botswana’s Miss HIV Beauty Pageant, where all of the contestants are open about being HIV positive.
CWU Black Hall 151 
4 p.m.
Free
 
Block Party
A festival-style block party with activities, campus clubs and organizations, and a wide array of companies/organizations. Show up ready to have fun, get access to resources and engage in the diversity of campus.
SURC
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free
 
Bingo
There will be a bake sale and fun prizes. 
SURC 137 A/B
7 p.m.
One Bingo card is $0.50 and three are $1.
 
Wednesday, May 27
 
Queer Art Show
The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression.
SURC 137 A/B
All day
Free
Submission open and available at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions
 
Dyke March and Rally
A way to acknowledge women within the Queer Community and increase lesbian visibility.
SURC 137 A/B
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free
 
Dr. Shaka McGlotten presents “Political Aesthetics of Drag”
The “Political Aesthetics of Drag” is part of a larger project about artists and activists who use drag in their work. Dr. McGlotten argues that their drag personas and performances can provide unique vantage points from which to consider our shared political present.
Black 151
3 p.m.
Free
 
Find Your Inner Drag Queen or King, led by Cat McMillen, CWU Costume Manager
SURC 135
4 – 6 p.m.
Free
 
Singer-songwriter and Transgender Motivational Speaker Ryan Cassata
SURC Theatre
7 p.m.
Free
 
Thursday, May 28
 
Lavender Graduation
Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQIA+ CWU students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges, achievements and contributions to campus.
Black 151 
6 p.m.
Free
 
Friday, May 29
 
Amateur Drag Show
SURC West Patio
11 a.m.
Free
 
Pride Parade 
Anyone and everyone is welcome to march. Grab a sign or a flag and join the group!
SURC West Patio
After Amateur Drag Show (around 1 p.m.)
Free
 
Professional Drag Show
Come see our professional Drag Queens/Kings perform. Hosted by Jenuwine Beaute & Aquasha DeLusty.
SURC Ballroom
7 p.m.
Free
“Queen Fling” dance at the Elmira After Professional Drag Show (around 9:30 p.m.)
 
Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with students and community members at CWU Pride Week. With a robust list of events, there’s something for everyone. 
 
For more information call 509-963-2127 or email equal@cwu.edu.

05/26/2015 - The Mask You Live In movie screening

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
To bring awareness surrounding society’s narrow view of masculinity, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is screening the feature documentary “The Mask You Live In” Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Dean Hall 103. This event is free and open to the public and will include free pizza and refreshments.
 
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, this riveting documentary explores America’s fascination with masculinity and the harm it causes to boys and men in society at large. The film asks the question of what can be done to correct these issues to make a better cultural surrounding.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu

05/26/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Drag-Hosted Bingo!

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
Come unwind and have fun with Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) by playing a game of Drag-Hosted Bingo Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. There will be a bake sale and fun prizes. One Bingo card will be $0.50 and three will be $1.00. For more information contact EQuAl at equal@cwu.edu.

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Queer Art Show

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
In celebration of Pride Week at CWU, the Equity and Community Services Council (ESC) and Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) are excited to present the Queer Art Show Wednesday, May 27 in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. The art show is open all day and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Queer Art Show strives to create a positive space for queer expression. Everyone is invited to help build and affirm Central's queer community and to challenge traditional notions of identity, art and the queer experience by either submitting your own work or attending the show to support the artists. ALL ART IN ALL MEDIUMS FROM ALL ARTISTS IS WELCOME! Submit your work at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions or by emailing equal@cwu.edu.

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Professional Drag Show

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned at CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows. 
 
One distinguished event is the Professional Drag Show, complete with a live musical performance by the award winning CWU a capella group Fantastic Forte Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Hosted by well-known drag performers Aquasha DeLusty and Jenuwine Beauté, this free show is set to close out Pride Week in style.
 
In addition to the drag show, a “Queen Fling” is scheduled following the performance, which includes an all-inclusive, all-ages dance at the Elmira in downtown Ellensburg at 117 E 4th Ave. Free transportation from the SURC to the Elmira will be provided by the CWU Access, Belonging, Learning and Equality (ABLE) club. 
 
For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.
 
 

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Singer-songwriter & transgender motivational speaker Ryan Cassata

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned for CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows.
 
One such event of note is a live performance by Ryan Cassata, singer-songwriter and transgender motivational speaker, who will combine music and activism to highlight the transgender community Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Cassata is a transgender male who has been speaking publicly about Gender Identity Disorder, Transgenderism and bullying, and his own personal transition from female to male. He has performed at multiple venues and has made appearances on the popular television shows such as the “Larry King Live Show” and “The Tyra Banks Show.”
 
For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.
 
 

05/28/2015 - Nylander Speakers Series

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
Dennis Dauble: Author, Fisheries, Scientist, and Professor going to talk about Half Empty or Half full? A Balance Rationale about Dam Removal

05/28/2015 - CWU Orchesis Spring Dance Performance 2015

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
CWU?s Orchesis Dance Company presents its annual Spring Performance May 28 through 30 in the McConnell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The 30-member company brings a wide range of dance styles to the performance, which includes the work of faculty and student choreographers. Along with various modern works, the Orchesis show also features ballet, jazz, tap and various ballroom styles. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for CWU students w/ID and are available at the door or online at www.cwu.edu/tickets. For more information call 509-963-1937. The performance is co-produced and sponsored by the CWU Physical Education, School & Public Health (PESPH) Department and the CWU Theatre Department.

05/29/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Amateur Drag Show/Pride Parade

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. CWU?s celebration of Pride Week is From Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29, and numerous events are planned on campus. One such event, and a favored one each year, is the Amateur Drag Show Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) West Patio. Everyone is encouraged to attend this popular free event. In addition, a Pride Parade will follow and anyone and everyone is welcome to march. Grab a sign or a flag and join the group! For more information, contact CWU Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) at equal@cwu.edu.

05/30/2015 - Wildcat Dash 5k and Obstacle Course This Spring

Mon, 2015-05-25 20:00
For the fourth year in a row, CWU University Recreation is hosting the Wildcat Dash 5k on campus. This is a 5k with a twist Saturday, May 30 features a full obstacle course in addition to five kilometers of running. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio and the event begins at 10 a.m. Registration is open online at www.cwu.edu/tickets and is $20 for CWU students and Recreation Center members and $40 for non-members before Friday, May 25, and $25 and $45 respectively until the day of the event. Participants who pre-register will receive a free Wildcat Dash t-shirt and the first male and female to complete the 5k will win an Intramural Champion t-shirt and bragging rights. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to take the challenge.
 
The Wildcat Dash is equipped with at least a dozen obstacles designed to challenge each participant physically and mentally. Some of the obstacles include crawling through mud, carrying paint buckets, a rope climb and walking a balance beam, just to name a few. Participants will get muddy, so appropriate attire and footwear are required. 
 
For more information contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at 509-963-3512 or by emailing rec@cwu.edu
 

05/30/2015 - Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe

Sun, 2015-05-24 20:00
A day packed full of expert-led field trips, educational and hands-on science booths with great activities for kids! Bird whispering, snake-sneaking, geology, fish & bugs and more. Full schedule and details on www.ycic.org.

05/29/2015 - KEEN Get-Intimate-in-the-Evening

Fri, 2015-05-22 20:00
KEEN
Get-intimate-in-the-Evening
Downtown Ellensburg
409 N Pine 
Featuring local wine & beer

Discussion from 6:00pm-9:00pm

http://www.YCIC.org

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