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03/07/2015 - Anonymous People Documentary Screening at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:00
As a way of bringing attention to the stigma and stereotypes surrounding drug addiction, the CWU Wellness Center will host two screenings of the documentary Anonymous People. Everyone is welcome to attend the free screenings on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The documentary film identifies and challenges the way addiction has been treated by society. 23.5 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. Anonymous People tells the story of addiction through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or wellness@cwu.edu.

03/04/2015 - Jazz Music, Spoken Word and Imagery: The Langston Hughes Project at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
The Langston Hughes Project has brought back to life the work of the legendary American poet, and will be coming to CWU on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The multimedia performance will feature Hughes? poem, ?Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz? through jazz music performed by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, spoken-word poetry, and images from the Harlem Renaissance. The Langston Hughes Project is a follow up event to last week?s Poetry Slam, where three winners were chosen to perform their winning pieces with added musical cues by the Ron McCurdy Quartet as the preshow event. By representing the work of Hughes? in various ways, the Langston Hughes Project and CDSJ promise an eventful performance. For more information, please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

03/04/2015 - 2015 Employment Law Update

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
2015 Employment Law Update
Wednesday March 4th 
8:00am-10:30am

Cost: $20.00
Cwu Students: Free

Continental breakfast begins at 7:30am

Location: Hal Holmes Community Center 
209 N Ruby St. 

The Apple Valley Human Resource Association (AVHRA) Invited business owners, managers and HR professionals to the 2015 Employment Law Update. Gil Sparks & Erin McCool, attorneys with Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC., will present the latest updates on employment and labor laws affecting your organization. 

Topics include:
-Human resources & labor relations
-Current case law
-Marijuana in the work place
-New regulations regarding pregnant workers
-Policies & use of mobile technology in the work place
& much more!

More info at avhra.shrm.org/events

Registration & Payment required

Questions: Staci Sleigh-Layman at (509) 963-1256 or staci@cwu.edu

03/05/2015 - Drug Wars: Incarceration and Racial Justice, A Roundtable Discussion

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
The CWU Museum of Culture and Environment welcomes Racial Disparity Project Lead Program Director Kris Nyrop Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a round table discussion examining racial disparities in drug-related sentencing in the United States and potential models for sentencing reform. This event is free and open to the public. The talk is in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America,? on display in Dean Hall, first floor, through Saturday, March 21. Nyrop was the Executive Director of Street Outreach Services in Seattle from 1997-2007. Prior to that he worked for the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health of Seattle and King County and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington. Nyrop was also the project ethnographer for the Vancouver Injection Drug User Study from 1997 to 1999. He has worked as an outreach worker, researcher, and trainer in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, hepatitis C prevention, syringe exchange, harm reduction, and drug policy reform. Additionally, he has consulted with projects throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Russia, and the Republic of Georgia. For more information please contact the Museum of Culture and Environment at 509-963-2313 or museum@cwu.edu.

03/05/2015 - The Acoustic Ninja Trace Bundy Performs Live at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
Awed fans across the country and the world have dubbed Trace Bundy as ?The Acoustic Ninja? due to his unique and skillful manipulation of the acoustic guitar. He has been a recurring featured performer at CWU since 2007, and Campus Activities is excited to welcome him back for another captivating performance Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Many of Bundy?s songs are inspired by his experiences traveling the world, and his music tells these stories with an eloquent delivery. Campus Activities considers him to be one of the most creative and personable performers CWU has had the privilege of hosting, and they are excited to welcome him back. Don?t miss this chance to experience Bundy?s individual musical style. Save the date and share in an evening of Bundy?s passionate and artful expression. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

03/06/2015 - Central After Dark Comedy Night with Ronnie Jordan and Yohance Collins

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
“Bad Boy of Comedy” Ronnie Jordan is set to roar through Ellensburg with his distinct style of fun, exciting and upbeat comedy. As part of Jordan’s Kampus Royalty Tour, the famed comedian will be headlining Central After Dark Comedy Night Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Jordan’s good friend and fellow comedian Yohance Collins will be opening for the night. This event is 18 and over and tickets are free for CWU students with I.D., $5 general admission and available at www.cwu.edu/tickets or the door.
 
Jordan has made a name for himself as a road warrior, traveling across the country and performing in front of sellout crowds. His comedy career took off after being featured on the hit HBO television series “P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy.” Jordan has since appeared on BET’s “Comic View” and “Martin Lawrence Presents The 1st Amendment Stand-Up,” as well as touring alongside such comedy greats as Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Dave Chappelle.
 
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or by emailing drummond@cwu.edu

03/07/2015 - Men's Rugby vs University of Washington

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:00
CWU Rugby Pitch • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914 

03/07/2015 - CWU Psychology Club Silent Auction

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:00
The CWU Psychology Club is on the road to the Western Psychology Association (WPA) convention in Las Vegas this spring, and is holding fundraisers at Central to help get them there. Come enjoy dinner, live music and a photobooth at the Psychology Club silent auction on Saturday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. There will be something for everyone to bid on, including items from the Wildcat Shop, Seahawks and Sounders gear, Silverwood theme park tickets and much more! Tickets are $15 in advance online at https://psychologyclub.yapsody.com or $20 at the door. For more information, please contact Chelsea Green, CWU Psychology Club president, at 425-495-4115 or greenche@cwu.edu.

03/07/2015 - Grange Chili Cook Off & Cowboy Concert

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:00
The 7th annual Grange Chili Cook Off & Cowboy Concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 7!
Doors open at 5:30 pm, judging starts at 6:00 pm,
at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange at 1361 Ballard Hill Road near Cle Elum.

Tickets are $8.00, kids 12 and under are free.

It’s easy to enter your chili. Just make a large crock pot or Dutch oven full of chili so there’s enough for the 100 or so folks who do the judging to sample.

All entries must be checked in by 6:00 pm, when judging and the chili supper begins. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If you’re not bringing chili, just bring a side dish – salad, cornbread, rolls or dessert.

03/05/2015 - ?Fed Up Central? Follow-Up: Wrapping Up the Sugar-Free Challenge

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
Fed Up Central has challenged CWU students to eliminate sugar from their diets, and whether or not you joined CWU for the screening of the documentary film ?Fed Up? last Tuesday, there?s still time for you to get involved. ?Fed Up,? is an examination of America?s obesity epidemic and the food industry?s role in perpetuating the problem. Everyone at the event was encouraged to take the Fed Up Challenge, to live sugar-free for 10 days. Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in Hogue Hall room 101 brings a great follow-up event to wrap up the challenge, offer participants a little ?sweet talk,? and maybe, just maybe, present a chance to win a cool prize. This event is free and open to the public. Personal dietary health awareness is not a one-time thing, and the Fed Up Central challenge aims to give students a glimpse of what it?s like to live sugar free and to consider the long-term benefits a healthy lifestyle offers. This follow-up event provides an opportunity to learn more about sugar and health, and how they relate to each other, and will show participants ways to fight back against the ?not-so-sweet? food environment in which we live. For more information contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or wellness@cwu.edu.

03/05/2015 - Anonymous People Documentary Screening at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
As a way of bringing attention to the stigma and stereotypes surrounding drug addiction, the CWU Wellness Center will host two screenings of the documentary ?Anonymous People.? Everyone is welcome to attend the free screenings on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The documentary film identifies and challenges the way addiction has been treated by society. 23.5 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. ?Anonymous People? tells the story of addiction through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or wellness@cwu.edu.

03/06/2015 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
Mark your calendar now for the March First Friday Coffee Club at The Western Art Asssociation, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, and is free and open to any business in the county. For more information about First Friday Coffee Club , call 509-925-2002

03/06/2015 - First Friday Art Walk

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
Potluck - Naomi Gray, Judith Klausner, Kelly Lyles, Kristen Reitz-Green

03/07/2015 - 24th KXLE Home, Business and Garden Expo

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
The 24th KXLE Home, Business & Garden Expo will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center (Fairgrounds) Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th ,2015. 

03/03/2015 - The Yarn Spinners; A Storytelling Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-02-27 20:00
It's National Storytelling Day this month and we are celebrating early! Join us at 6 p.m at the Hal Holmes Center for fun, games and of course stories! Theme is "Wishes". Come dressed up as your favorite Wish giver and win a prize! e.g.Genie, Leprechaun etc...

03/04/2015 - CWU Baseball vs Whitworth

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-02-27 20:00
Double Header Noon and 3 p.m. • CWU Baseball Field • Free         
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914 

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