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01/29/2015 - CWU Women's Basketball vs Alaska Anchorage

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-01-17 20:00
7 p.m.  Nicholson Pavilion  Free for students $8/$6 For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets. CWU Department of Athletics  www.wildcatsports.com  509-963-1914

01/26/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Fury"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-01-16 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:45 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

01/26/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Fury"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-01-16 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:45 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

01/27/2015 - Visiting Professor to Lecture on Islamic Culture

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-01-16 20:00
In an effort to contribute to the fight against prejudice towards Islam, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will host Dr. Hisham Ramadan as the featured presenter at "Islamic Law and State: Between Myth and Reality," a lecture to be held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) rooms 137 A and B. This event is free and open to the public. With a goal is of encouraging the public to rethink rooted concepts, such as the idea that Islam is anti-democracy, Ramadan hopes to inform and educate attendees about the true state of the daily life of Islamic culture, which constitutes approximately 23% of the world?s population. Through this presentation, Ramadan and the CDSJ are combining efforts to contribute to the abolishment of stereotypes and intolerance. For more information please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

01/21/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents "A Soldier's Story"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series premiers tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of director Norman Jewison's "A Soldier's Story." This event is free and open to the public. Featuring a young Denzel Washington as an African American officer in World War II as he confronts racial tensions in the American deep south, this critically acclaimed film earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes in 1985. The Black Film Series is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

01/22/2015 - Open Mic Night

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:00
Are you a singer or musician? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian? Have you written poetry you?d like to share with a live audience? Show off your talents tonight at Open Mic Night in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances start at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.

01/23/2015 - Comedy Night with Dan Ahdoot

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:00
National headlining comedian Dan Ahdoot is set to leave CWU students in stitches this winter with his distinct style of stand-up. Ahdoot will be performing at “Comedy Night with Dan Ahdoot” on Friday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre on the CWU campus. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free for CWU students with valid student I.D. and $5 general admission. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event.
 
Ahdoot is a frequenter of many landmark comedy venues such as Los Angeles’ Laugh Factory and performs regularly in New York City where he lives. He was also a finalist of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has appeared and performed on multiple late night talk shows such as “Conan” and “The Tonight Show.”
 
In addition to his already impressive list of stand-up work, Ahdoot has dabbled in television comedy acting as well. He has appeared in such shows as Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and ABC’s “Super Fun Night.”
 
For more information contact Scott Drummond at 509-963-1450 or by emailing Drummond@cwu.edu

01/24/2015 - Introduction to cross country skiing

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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)

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - 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

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