CWUHype CalendarHype Calendarhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/calendaren-usAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive Tabling http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/american-red-cross-blood-drive-tablingMonday, May 18Mon, 18 May 2015 11:00:00Conferences & Camps,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,Other<p>Every quarter, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) organizes a blood drive with the American Red Cross open to students, faculty, staff and community members. To spread awareness and talk about the importance of donating and how it can save lives, the CLCE will be tabling with information and answering questions in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) tabling area on the first floor Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p><p>The Blood Drive event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the SURC room 137.&nbsp; Appointments aren’t necessary, though a valid government issued I.D. is required. The goal of the blood drive is to get 51 units of blood!</p><p>For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 81431101302Wildcat Dash 5k and Obstacle Course This Spring: Registration Deadline for Best Pricing Optionhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/wildcat-dash-5k-and-obstacle-course-spring-registration-deadline-best-pricing-optionMonday, May 25Mon, 25 May 2015 0:00:00Conferences & Camps,Sports & Recreation,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at 509-963-3512 or by emailing rec@cwu.edu.</p>Thursday, May 141431634040Wi-Fi Facelift: Goodbye “CWU-WPA,” Hello “CWU-Wildcats”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/wi-fi-facelift-goodbye-%E2%80%9Ccwu-wpa%E2%80%9D-hello-%E2%80%9Ccwu-wildcats%E2%80%9DMonday, May 25Mon, 25 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>CWU’s Information Services department is in the process of updating and improving Central’s wireless internet connection. The currently utilized “CWU-WPA” will be phased out in favor of the new “CWU-Wildcats” connection. With more bandwidth and faster connection speeds, “CWU-Wildcats” will better serve the entire CWU community while allowing room for future growth and expansion of campus facilities and the increasing number of users.</p><p>The switch will affect all devices currently connected to the internet via CWU’s Wi-Fi network, including computers, smartphones and gaming systems. “CWU Wildcats” is available for early adoption and students, staff and faculty are encouraged to update their connections and certificates in order to be ready for the removal of “CWU WPA” by the start of the 2015-16 academic year.</p><p>Apple users: delete cwu-wpa connection and add cwu-wildcats<br>PC users: go to www.cwu.edu/wildcats and follow steps</p><p>Don’t be left in the dark. Prepare early and get your devices ready for CWU’s new wireless network so you’ll be ready to web-surf when you return to campus next year.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information, please visit www.cwu.edu/its-helpdesk/.</p></br>Monday, May 181431971931CWU Celebrates Pride Week http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-0Monday, May 25Mon, 25 May 2015 0:00:00Conferences & Camps,Entertainment,Exhibits,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,Other<p>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.</p><p>A full list of CWU Pride Week events are as follows:</p><p>All Week</p><p>Queer Feminism Partition/Pride Week Partition<br>SURC<br>All Day</p><p>Monday, May 25</p><p>Field Day<br>A wide variety of competitive sporting activities and games as a fun way to kick off Pride Week<br>CWU Barto lawn<br>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.<br>Spectators are free, participants are $2/person or $10/group<br>Pre-registration open and available online at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/pride-week-field-day-registration</p><p>Tuesday, May 26</p><p>Neville Hoad: “Drag &amp; the Pedagogy of the Normal Lessons from Botswana's Miss HIV Stigma-Free Beauty Pageant”<br>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.<br>CWU Black Hall 151<br>4 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Block Party<br>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.<br>SURC<br>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Bingo<br>There will be a bake sale and fun prizes.<br>SURC 137 A/B<br>7 p.m.<br>One Bingo card is $0.50 and three are $1.</p><p>Wednesday, May 27</p><p>Queer Art Show<br>The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression.<br>SURC 137 A/B<br>All day<br>Free<br>Submission open and available at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions</p><p>Dyke March and Rally<br>A way to acknowledge women within the Queer Community and increase lesbian visibility.<br>SURC 137 A/B<br>10 a.m. – 3 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Dr. Shaka McGlotten presents “Political Aesthetics of Drag”<br>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.<br>Black 151<br>3 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Find Your Inner Drag Queen or King, led by Cat McMillen, CWU Costume Manager<br>SURC 135<br>4 – 6 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Singer-songwriter and Transgender Motivational Speaker Ryan Cassata<br>SURC Theatre<br>7 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Thursday, May 28</p><p>Lavender Graduation<br>Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQIA+ CWU students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges, achievements and contributions to campus.<br>Black 151<br>6 p.m.<br>Free</p><p>Friday, May 29</p><p>Amateur Drag Show<br>SURC West Patio<br>11 a.m.<br>Free</p><p>Pride Parade<br>Anyone and everyone is welcome to march. Grab a sign or a flag and join the group!<br>SURC West Patio<br>After Amateur Drag Show (around 1 p.m.)<br>Free</p><p>Professional Drag Show<br>Come see our professional Drag Queens/Kings perform. Hosted by Jenuwine Beaute &amp; Aquasha DeLusty.<br>SURC Ballroom<br>7 p.m.<br>Free<br>“Queen Fling” dance at the Elmira After Professional Drag Show (around 9:30 p.m.)</p><p>Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with students and community members at CWU Pride Week. With a robust list of events, there’s something for everyone.</p><p>For more information call 509-963-2127 or email equal@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Thursday, May 211432233054CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Field Dayhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-field-dayMonday, May 25Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Partnering with 88.1 The 'Burg and the Recreation Center, Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) brings you a blast from the past: FIELD DAY. Join us for a wide variety of competitive sporting activities and games as a fun way to kick off PRIDE Week!</p><p>This competition will feature groups of 5 or 6 people, all wearing one color. There will be a red group wearing red clothes, an orange group wearing orange clothes, yellow wearing yellow, and so on. If you would like to register for a particular color, please reflect that in the registration form.</p><p>Groups may register altogether, or you may register individually. Cost of attendance will be collected at the event, and it is $2/person or $10/group.</p><p>To register for this event visit http://www.cwu.edu/equal/pride-week-field-day-registration.</p>Wednesday, May 201432143274Annual Spring Sale at the Wildcat Shophttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/annual-spring-sale-wildcat-shopTuesday, May 26Tue, 26 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>With the end of spring quarter quickly approaching comes the blowout-closeout-annual spring sale at the Wildcat Shop, offering students deep discounts and special deals on merchandise and school supplies May 26 through 29.<br><br>Drastically reduced prices include $1, $5, $10 and $20 items as well as special deals on select electronics. Now is the time to treat yourself to a budget-friendly shopping spree, find some gifts for yourself, family and graduates, or stock up on goodies for the coming months.</p><p>For more information contact the Wildcat Shop at 509-963-1311 or wildcatshop@cwu.edu.</p></br></br>Thursday, May 211432239253SEOIs Open – Fill Out Your Student Evaluations of Instruction! http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/seois-open-%E2%80%93-fill-out-your-student-evaluations-instructionTuesday, May 26Tue, 26 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>In the midst of the end of quarter hustle and bustle, students are strongly encouraged to remember to fill out their Student Evaluation of Instruction surveys (SEOIs). SEOIs are anonymous evaluations of instructors’ performances throughout the quarter, and provide students the opportunity to openly and honestly evaluate their professors. SEOIs will be available under the applications link in MyCWU, on Canvas and via CWU email beginning Tuesday, May 26 and running through Sunday, June 7. All students should feel free to respond as honestly as possible, as all submissions are anonymous, and professors do not receive their evaluations until several days after grades are due.</p><p>The CWU Administration holds student feedback in high regard, so students should take the SEOIs and the outlet they provide seriously. SEOIs are used in the faculty and tenure review processes as well as for the accreditation of CWU. The more students who respond to SEOIs, the more weight they carry.</p><p>For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.cwu.edu/seoi/StudentFAQ#EvalLogin or contact Tom Henderson, Director of Academic Assessment, at 509-963-2046 or henderst@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 221432317729American Red Cross Blood Drivehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/american-red-cross-blood-drive-4Tuesday, May 26Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00Exhibits,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,Other<p>The importance of donating blood can never be understated as even one donation has the power to save three lives. The American Red Cross and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) implores students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in their Blood Drive Tuesday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. Appointments aren’t necessary, though a valid government issued I.D. is required. The goal of the blood drive is to get 51 units of blood!</p><p>The CLCE is always looking for volunteers to help at this quarterly event and those who are interested are are encouraged to register beforehand by stopping by the CLCE office in the SURC 256 or visiting www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage/ and clicking the “Get Involved” link.</p><p>For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 81431101380CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Drag and the Pedagogy of the Normal “Lessons from Botswana’s Miss HIV Stigma-Free Beauty Pageant” by Neville Hoadhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-drag-and-pedagogy-normal-%E2%80%9Clessons-botswana%E2%80%99s-miss-hiv-stigma-free-beautyTuesday, May 26Tue, 26 May 2015 16:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,Other<p>Neville Hoad is an accomplished author and professor at University of Texas at Austin where he teaches English. He has published numerous articles on African and Victorian literature, queer theory and the history of sexuality, and is currently writing a book on cultural representations of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub Sahara Africa. As part of the CDSJ’s Pride Week, Hoad will be delivering 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, on Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.</p><p>For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, May 191432058923“The Mask You Live In” movie screeninghttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/%E2%80%9C-mask-you-live-in%E2%80%9D-movie-screeningTuesday, May 26Tue, 26 May 2015 18:30:00Academic,Entertainment,Student Life,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Wednesday, May 201432156647CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Drag-Hosted Bingo!http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-drag-hosted-bingoTuesday, May 26Tue, 26 May 2015 19:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>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.</p><p>For more information contact EQuAl at equal@cwu.edu.</p>Wednesday, May 201432143559CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Queer Art Showhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-queer-art-showWednesday, May 27Wed, 27 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>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.&nbsp; The art show is open all day and everyone is encouraged to attend.</p><p>The Queer Art Show strives to create a positive space for queer expression.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;</p><p>ALL ART IN ALL MEDIUMS FROM ALL ARTISTS IS WELCOME!</p><p>Submit your work at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions<br>or by emailing equal@cwu.edu.</p></br>Thursday, May 211432237582CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Political Aesthetics of Drag lecture by Shaka McGlotten http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-political-aesthetics-drag-lecture-shaka-mcglottenWednesday, May 27Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00Academic,Conferences & Camps,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,Other<p>Drag is the act of wearing a clothing or style from a gender other than your own. Drag has been a part of American culture for a long time and the cultural influence it spawned has spread across the world. To talk about the impact of drag, Dr. Shaka McGlotten will present his lecture “Political Aesthetics of Drag” Wednesday, May 27 at 3 p.m. in Black Hall 151. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.</p><p>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.</p><p>Dr. McGlotten teaches Anthropology at SUNY Purchase and is also engaged in art making and queer science fiction concerned with the ways techno science impacts and is impacted by queers and people of color. Most of his research and writing is grounded in ethnography and deals with some configuration of issues related to media, technology, gender, sexuality and race. He is currently working on two projects: one that brings black queer studies together with network cultures and theories, the other about contemporary drag.</p><p>For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, May 191432059184CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Find Your Inner Drag Queen or Kinghttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-find-your-inner-drag-queen-or-kingWednesday, May 27Wed, 27 May 2015 16:00:00Conferences & Camps,Entertainment,Exhibits,Seminars & Workshops,Other<p>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.</p><p>To help bring out people’s inner drag queens or kings, Cat McMillen, CWU Theatre Department Costume Manager, will be holding a free drag workshop Wednesday, May 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 135. Featuring professional make-up and clothing advice, this workshop will allow anyone interested in drag the tools they need to get the job done.</p><p>Registration is required to reserve a spot and can be filled out in person at the CDSJ office in SURC 250. Anyone looking to attend but not be a part of the workshop need not register beforehand.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Thursday, May 211432231650CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Singer-songwriter & transgender motivational speaker Ryan Cassata http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-singer-songwriter-transgender-motivational-speaker-ryan-cassataWednesday, May 27Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:00Conferences & Camps,Entertainment,Fine & Performing Arts,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.”</p><p>For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Thursday, May 211432231831CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Professional Drag Showhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-professional-drag-showWednesday, May 27Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:00Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 221432313764Student Appreciation Day Celebrates CWU Studentshttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/student-appreciation-day-celebrates-cwu-studentsThursday, May 28Thu, 28 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Another academic year is winding down, which means it’s time for Campus Activities’ annual Student Appreciation Day Thursday, May 28 in and around the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC). The festivities will offer free activities of all kinds with something for every student to enjoy.</p><p>10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – “Happiness Zone” (SURC 137 A/B)<br>2 to 6:30 p.m. – Free shaved ice, volleyball, disc golf, music by 88.1 The ’Burg, free Monster Energy and Coca-Cola samples from sponsor reps<br>2 to 3:30 p.m. Bubble Ball soccer<br>3 p.m. CDSJ non-trad student family activities table<br>3:30 p.m. – Music in the SURC Pit<br>4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Free barbecue courtesy of Dining Services<br>4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Mattress races<br>5 to 7 p.m. – NERF gun battle<br>7 to 8 p.m. – OPR Fireside chat<br>7:30 to 9 p.m. – Free ice cream scoops courtesy of Winegar’s&nbsp;<br>8:30 p.m. – Outdoor screening of “The Goonies”</p><p>All CWU students should take advantage of this day dedicated to celebrating them, their achievements and the successful conclusion of another academic year.</p><p>For more information please contact Campus at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, May 151431709026Non-Traditional Student Appreciation Dayhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/non-traditional-student-appreciation-day-0Thursday, May 28Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Non-traditional students are those who are over the age of 25, are married with families, are military veterans, are in pursuit of a career change or any other similar circumstance. These students face unique challenges and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) wants to reach out and show their support Thursday, May 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Lawn by offering Non-Traditional Student Appreciation Day.</p><p>Family-friendly activities will include cupcake decorating, a bubble station, Japanese art, face painting, games, origami, coloring and free books and refreshments will be offered to all attendees. Non-traditional students are encouraged to bring their families and join in on the fun.</p><p>For more information, contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, May 191432072749PolyFest 2015 Celebrates Polynesian Culture at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/polyfest-2015-celebrates-polynesian-culture-cwuThursday, May 28Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>In an effort to reach out to the community and share their cultural heritage, Poly Central will host PolyFest 2015 Thursday, May 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. PolyFest is a cultural dance tour of the Polynesian Islands and will feature a choreographed dance exhibition by CWU students highlighting the heritage of the Polynesian cultures. Dances from Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti will be featured in this high-energy celebration of Island culture and history. This event is free and open to the public.</p><p><br>Joining Poly Central for the festivities will be NIU Roots, a Seattle-based Polynesian dance group. The collaboration offers the local Islander communities a chance to come together and share their cultural roots with the CWU and Ellensburg communities in a grand presentation. Don’t miss out on an evening of drums, dance and cultural expression as PolyFest 2015 brings the island life to CWU.</p><p><br>For more information contact the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.</p></br></br>Monday, May 181431972249CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Amateur Drag Show/Pride Paradehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-pride-week-amateur-drag-showpride-paradeFriday, May 29Fri, 29 May 2015 11:00:00Alumni,Entertainment,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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!</p><p>For more information, contact CWU Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) at equal@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 221432313763Wild Hacks “hackathon” at Hal Holmes Community Centerhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/wild-hacks-%E2%80%9Chackathon%E2%80%9D-hal-holmes-community-centerFriday, May 29Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:00Academic,Conferences & Camps,Entertainment,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information and to register visit www.cwustartup.com.</p><p>This event is sponsored by the CWU Startup, Ellensburg Public Library, ArcZap, CWU Rotaract Club and Pizza Colin. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 221432315591Wildcat Dash 5k and Obstacle Course This Springhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/wildcat-dash-5k-and-obstacle-course-springSaturday, May 30Sat, 30 May 2015 9:30:00Conferences & Camps,Exhibits,Sports & Recreation,Student Life<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at 509-963-3512 or by emailing rec@cwu.edu.</p>Thursday, May 141431633250Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/mode-19th-annual-student-fashion-show-cwuSaturday, May 30Sat, 30 May 2015 15:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>When: Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. &amp; 7 p.m.<br>Where: Milo Smith Tower Theatre<br>Presale tickets: $8 for CWU student w/ID, $10 GA<br>At the door: $10</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>This event is sponsored Student Fashion Association, CWU Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, the CWU Fashion Show Production Course and USITT.</p></br></br></br>Thursday, May 211432234508Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/mode-19th-annual-student-fashion-show-cwu-0Saturday, May 30Sat, 30 May 2015 19:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Exhibits,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>When: Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. &amp; 7 p.m.<br>Where: Milo Smith Tower Theatre<br>Presale tickets: $8 for CWU student w/ID, $10 GA<br>At the door: $10</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>This event is sponsored Student Fashion Association, CWU Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, the CWU Fashion Show Production Course and USITT.</p></br></br></br>Thursday, May 211432234551FISH Food Drivehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/fish-food-drive-0Monday, June 1Mon, 01 Jun 2015 0:00:00Academic,Conferences & Camps,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Nobody should ever have to worry about where his or her next meal will come from. In order to make the dream of having sufficient food no matter the financial situation a reality, the CWU Equity and Services Council (ESC) is hosting a FISH food drive to support the Ellensburg Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) Food Bank. Starting Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 food drop-off locations will be set-up at Super 1 Foods and Grocery Outlet from 5 to 8 p.m. From Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 11 food drop-offs will be accepted all day in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) C-Store, near the West entrance.</p><p>FISH Food Bank is looking for a wide variety of non-perishable food items including: canned fruits or vegetables, dried fruit, jams/jellies, pasta sauces, rice/quinoa, pasta/noodles, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, canned soup, mac n’ cheese, baby food, granola bars, crackers, beans and canned proteins, diapers, personal items, toiletries and pet food.</p><p><br>For more information contact Olivia Durham at 253-590-7977 or durhamo@cwu.edu.</p></br>Monday, May 181431986087International Games Night at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/international-games-night-cwuMonday, June 1Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>The act of playing games has been a part of human activity since the dawn of time. Over the years, many cultures from around the world have developed and mastered different types of games, especially board games. To bring different nationalities and cultures together, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is hosting an International Games Night Monday, June 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring games from their culture that they wish to share.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p>Thursday, May 211432233681Monday Movie Madness: "Focus"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-focusMonday, June 1Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:00:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Monday Movie Madness: "Focus"<br>Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre<br>Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA<br>Closed Captioning Available<br>Campus Activities • 509-963-1450</p></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 101428687386Monday Movie Madness: "Focus"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-focus-0Monday, June 1Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:30:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Monday Movie Madness: "Focus"<br>Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre<br>Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA<br>Closed Captioning Available<br>Campus Activities • 509-963-1450</p></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 101428687444SEOIs Open – Fill Out Your Student Evaluations of Instruction! http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/seois-open-%E2%80%93-fill-out-your-student-evaluations-instruction-0Wednesday, June 3Wed, 03 Jun 2015 0:00:00Academic,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>In the midst of the end of quarter hustle and bustle, students are strongly encouraged to remember to fill out their Student Evaluation of Instruction surveys (SEOIs). SEOIs are anonymous evaluations of instructors’ performances throughout the quarter, and provide students the opportunity to openly and honestly evaluate their professors. SEOIs will be available under the applications link in MyCWU, on Canvas and via CWU email beginning Tuesday, May 26 and running through Sunday, June 7. All students should feel free to respond as honestly as possible, as all submissions are anonymous, and professors do not receive their evaluations until several days after grades are due.</p><p>The CWU Administration holds student feedback in high regard, so students should take the SEOIs and the outlet they provide seriously. SEOIs are used in the faculty and tenure review processes as well as for the accreditation of CWU. The more students who respond to SEOIs, the more weight they carry.</p><p>For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.cwu.edu/seoi/StudentFAQ#EvalLogin or contact Tom Henderson, Director of Academic Assessment, at 509-963-2046 or henderst@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 221432317793CWU Celebrates Filipino Heritage with “Barrio Fiesta”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-celebrates-filipino-heritage-%E2%80%9Cbarrio-fiesta%E2%80%9DWednesday, June 3Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>In an effort to honor the traditions of the Filipino culture and to offer everyone the opportunity to experience Filipino arts and celebrations, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) and the CWU Filipino American Student Association (FASA) will host Barrio Fiesta Wednesday, June 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Barto residence hall. This event is free and open to the public.<br>Dance performances by both FASA and Batang Wapato, of Wapato, Wash., will demonstrate traditional Filipino dances, and ethnic Filipino food and refreshments from FASA and local Ellensburg vendor Lutong Pinoy will be served. Family friendly activities will include bracelet making workshops, face painting, tutorials and introductions to traditional Filipino dances Tinikling and Tumbang Preso, and much more!<br>Don’t miss out on this fiesta packed full of fun in the sun and join the CWU Filipino community as they honor their culture and history.<br>For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br>Friday, May 221432318230