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05/11/2015 - An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie

Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
To honor the First Amendment, the CWU Department of Communications and The Daily Record will host the First Amendment Festival May 11 through 14 with a series of events in celebration of the freedoms of speech, religion, the press and peaceful assembly and demonstration. All events are free and open to the public. The events kick off Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom with ?An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie? featuring keynote speakers Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of the 23-year-old political activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian family in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip. Following the speech, there will be a screening of excerpts from a documentary about Corrie as well as a stage performance by Theatre students of ?My Name is Rachel Corrie.? In addition, a panel discussion about Corrie?s life and peaceful activism with her parents and various CWU professors will conclude the evening. For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.

05/11/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
May 11
Monday Movie Madness: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”
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 

05/11/2015 - CWU hosts First Amendment Festival

Wed, 2015-05-06 20:00
To honor the First Amendment, the CWU Department of Communications and The Daily Record will host the First Amendment Festival May 11 through 14 with a series of events in celebration of the freedoms of speech, religion, the press and peaceful assembly and demonstration. All events are free and open to the public. The events kick off Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom with ?An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie? featuring keynote speakers Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of the 23-year-old political activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian family in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip. Following the speech, there will be a screening of excerpts from a documentary about Corrie as well as a stage performance by Theatre students of ?My Name is Rachel Corrie.? In addition, a panel discussion about Corrie?s life and peaceful activism with her parents and various CWU professors will conclude the evening. Other events throughout the week include the CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series? presentation of poet and literary advocate Allison Joseph Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the SURC Theatre and a ?Marketplace of Ideas? in the SURC tabling area on Wednesday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where attendees can find more about First Amendment awareness by visiting with various advocacy clubs and organizations. In addition, everyone is encouraged to participate in ?Food for Thought? Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the SURC East patio, during which attendees will have the chance to trade their First Amendment rights for a slice of free cheese pizza. Ongoing events include ?Free Speech Walls? on the SURC East and West patios Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. where everyone will be able to exercise their freedom of speech, along with ?Make Your Own Protest Sign? tables on the SURC East and West patios Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide a space to share feelings and stances on today?s pressing issues. For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.

05/09/2015 - Inaugural MEChA Dance: live music, activities & food

Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Join CWU’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) chapter in celebrating diversity for a good cause at their very first MEChA dance Saturday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for CWU students, $8 general admission and free for mothers and children under 10. All money collected will go towards 2015 CWU Latino graduates.
 
Dance activities will include live music (DJ and banda), live mariachis, folkloric dancers, children’s activities, mother’s day raffle, and food and refreshments.
 
MEChA is a national organization with the goal of promoting student higher education, culture and history around La Raza youth. The CWU chapter is dedicated to providing essential tools to facilitate education across campus and bolsters a healthy membership of students.
 
For more information contact Veronica Gomez-Vilchis at 509-963-2122 or gomezv@cwu.edu.
 
 
 
 

05/10/2015 - CWU Family Weekend Mother?s Day Brunch

Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Treat Mom to a brunch with a live musical performance by Nelson ?Nelly? Emokpae, lead singer and namesake of the group Nelly?s Echo. Emokpae, who got his big break on season three of the hit reality television show ?The Voice,? became known for his soulful and passionate vocals. Nelly?s Echo has self-released three albums and performed hundreds of shows around the country as well as internationally in support of the troops. Mother?s Day Brunch offers guests a chance to experience the uplifting and joyous music of Nelly?s Echo while enjoying a delicious buffet-style meal with breakfast and lunch selections. A full dessert bar and vegetarian options will also be available. Don?t miss out on this annual sellout event! Everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

05/10/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/09/2015 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walks

Mon, 2015-05-04 20:00

Enjoy a hike through the beautiful shrub steppe, led by local native plant enthusiasts. Over 200 plant species can be found at Wild Horse. Don’t miss out on the brilliant wildflower displays in April and May. Hikes vary from 1-2 miles over uneven terrain, at a very casual pace. Bring a jacket, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes, walking stick, and a camera! Please call 509-964-7815 or email wildhorse@pse.com to sign up.

 

Schedule for April May 9th

10:00 Wind Turbine Tour

11:00 Wildflower Orientation

11:30 Wildflower Walk

2:00 Wind Turbine Tour

3:00 Wildflower Orientation

3:30 Wildflower Walk

05/09/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Mon, 2015-05-04 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/06/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents, Black Indians: An American Story

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series continues Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of director Chip Richie’s documentary, “Black Indians: An American Story.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
Narrated by James Earl Jones (of Native American and African American descent himself), this documentary explores the hardships and racial identity issues faced by mixed-descent peoples of African American and Native American cultures.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.  

05/06/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Iron Horse Brewery hosts trivia night, every Wednesday at 7pm (ish) at a different location around town.

Bring a team of 2-6 players, pay an entry fee of $3.00 each and show off your useless knowledge! Winners take the cash. Runners up get prizes and losers pick the two categories for the next week.

Enjoy great beer specials and have fun!

Every correct answer gets a raffle ticket for bonus swag. 

Stop by the pub around 6pm for a pint and some pre-game hints.

Locations:
May 6th- Cornerstone Pie
May 13th- Club 301
May 20th- Starlight Lounge
May 27th- The Tav

http://IHOR.SE/TRIVIA

05/07/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
In an effort to promote the literary arts and engage the CWU and Ellensburg youth and families, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents Family Literacy Nights Tuesday, April 28, Thursday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelson Hall room 126. These events are free and open to the public. CWU teacher candidates enrolled in EDLT 321, Teaching Children's Literature, will read to the children at this great opportunity to bring the family together for a fun night of reading. There will be free drinks and popcorn for all those in attendance, as well as a free book for each child to take home. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

05/07/2015 - Next Level Knitting

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Take your knitting skills to the next level! This intermediate class on the fiber art of knitting will feature step-by-step lessons on how to create more complex knitting projects such as lacework, blankets, sweaters or socks. Students will learn expert information on swatches, gussets, and bead work and will be given the foundation to make many small, detailed and beautiful knitting projects. Please bring the following materials on the first day of class: 1. 120-150 yards 4 ply (fingering) wool 2. (1) 3.5 mm circular needle (US 4) long enough for magic loop (32 in) OR (2) 3.5 mm circular needle (US 4) 24-26 in 3. 140 size 6 glass beads 4. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 5. (2) locking stitch markers 6. (1) size 0 to 3 crochet hook. These items are available at Fred Meyer & other general stores.

05/08/2015 - Monster Truck Insanity Tour

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
MONSTER TRUCK INSANITY TOUR STORMS INTO ELLENSBURG!!!

The all new Monster Truck Insanity Tour will turn the Kittitas County Fairgrounds into a BATTLEGROUND on May 8th and 9th!! Come check out these awesome beasts compete in wheelie contests, racing, and insane freestyle!!
On Saturday, you can check out the trucks up close and meet the drivers at the open Pit Party prior to the show!!

The Ellensburg lineup includes:

Captain USA
Double Trouble
Trouble Maker
Wicked
Plus 2 more to be announced soon! 


Freestyle Moto: The Live A Little Freestyle Moto team will be flying high through the air entertaining the crowd with their wild tricks and stunts!

Monster Truck Rides: The Arachnaphobia Monster Ride Truck will be giving rides all night Friday and Saturday, as well as during the pit party and intermissions!

Tough Trucks: The crazy Tough Trucks will be on hand competing heads up for a chance to take home the championship trophy and prize money! Watch these guys get out of control and catch some serious air in their pickups, cars, and vans!!

Catch all of the action at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds:

Kittitas County Fairgrounds
901 E 7th Ave.
Ellensburg, WA

Friday, May 8th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm. Gates open @ 6:00.
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - Pit Party 6:00 - 7:00

DISCOUNTED Advance discount tickets are available at online atwww.livealittleproductions.com

Discounted Advance General Admission Adult Tickets are only $20!!
Kids 4-12 starting at just $6!!!!
Tickets are subject to a service charge.
Children 3 and under are free 

Need more Info??

The latest information can be found at www.livealittleproductions.com, or call (888) 490-1990!

05/08/2015 - CWU Family Weekend 2015

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Campus Activities presents CWU?s Family Weekend 2015. Enjoy a Mother?s Day weekend packed full of activities around campus and the community from Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10. Kicking off the weekend is a performance by Emmy Award winning comedian Sara Schaefer on Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Her resume boasts recent high-profile work on television, including appearances on ?Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,? ?BestWeekEver.tv? and ?Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.? She has also worked as a co-host of the late night MTV show ?Nikki & Sara Live.? Other events include CWU Theatre Ensemble?s production of ?Fiddler on the Roof,? a special Mother?s Day brunch with live music by Nelly?s Echo, Wild Horse Wind Farm tours, historic downtown Ellensburg tours, Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) Yakima River floats and an interactive art day at Gallery One. Don?t miss out on this annual sellout event! Everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

05/08/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 
 

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