CWUHype CalendarHype Calendarhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/calendaren-usDrinking Habits at CWU: Wellness Center Debunks Myths, Promotes Facts all weekhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/drinking-habits-cwu-wellness-center-debunks-myths-promotes-facts-all-weekMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Exhibits,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>Social “norms” concerning the facts about alcohol use among CWU students are becoming increasingly distanced from the real facts, and the CWU Wellness Center hopes to set the record straight through their “Social Norms” campaign. The campaign aims to combat misleading perceptions that all college students drink and that college and drinking go hand-in-hand, and the Wellness Center has the statistics to back up these false claims.</p><p>The Wellness Center is aware that drinking is a choice, and that there are ways to drink responsibly. Should students choose to drink, identifying protective factors ahead of time and exercising responsible decision-making are ways to ensure safe drinking habits while still having a good time. For students who choose to drink, the Wellness Center recommends pacing drinks at one or less per hour, establishing a designated driver, avoiding drinking games and avoiding mixing alcohol and energy drinks.</p><p>Drinking isn’t necessary to “fit in” or have a good time while in college, and students who choose to drink have resources available to them to get educated on responsible practices. Social norms and peer pressure do not reflect the reality of drinking statistics at CWU.</p><p>For more information on this topic, visit the CWU Wellness Center on the first floor of the SURC This week, or contact them at 509-963-3213 or email wellness@cwu.edu.</p>Wednesday, April 221429741877CWU College Civics Weekhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-college-civics-weekMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 11:00:00Academic,Conferences & Camps,Exhibits,Student Life,Other<p>To help the CWU and local communities become active citizens and educated voters, College Civics Week is back for another year at CWU with events Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7. All events are free and open to the public. With forums, debates and speeches by Representatives Melanie Stambaugh and Hans Zeiger, getting involved in the week’s events is a must for everyone. The theme this year is bi-partisanship; so don’t be afraid to mingle with those from different backgrounds who hold differing viewpoints.</p><p>In addition to a week’s worth of events, a showcase for programs and events will be displayed Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 137 A and B.</p><p>College Civics Week/ASCWU Student Government Schedule of Events</p><p>Monday, May 4<br>Community Organization Fair<br>11 a.m. – 2 p.m.<br>SURC 137 A and B<br>Roam, interact and ask questions with booths.<br>Organizations include: League of Women Voters, Habitat for Humanity, Yakima Humane Society, Adult Activity Center, Youth Services and the Wellness Center.</p><p>ASCWU-Student Government Election Debate<br>6 – 8 p.m.<br>SURC Pit<br>The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Student Government 2015-2016 candidates will be debating before the General Elections open that night.</p><p>ASCWU-Student Government General Elections Online Voting Opens<br>8 p.m.<br>www.cwu.edu/ascwu/</p><p>Tuesday, May 5<br>Speaker: Representative Melanie Stambaugh from 25th Legislative District<br>Noon – 1 p.m.<br>SURC Pit<br>Listen to a speech by this Washington State Representative. A question period will follow the speech at 12:45 p.m.</p><p>Photo booth, snacks and mingle<br>1 – 2 p.m.<br>SURC 137 A&amp;B<br>Enjoy snacks, take photos and mingle with other students and Melanie Stambaugh following her speech. Have questions ready for the representative for an engaging experience.</p><p>Wednesday, May 6<br>Speaker: Representative Hans Zeiger from 25th Legislative District<br>Noon – 1 p.m.<br>SURC Pit<br>Listen to a speech by this Washington State Representative. A question period will follow the speech at 12:45 p.m.</p><p>Photo booth, snacks and mingle<br>1 – 2 p.m.<br>SURC 137 A&amp;B<br>Enjoy snacks, take photos and mingle with other students Hans Zeiger following his speech. Have questions ready for the representative for an engaging experience.</p><p>Thursday, May 7<br>ASCWU-Student Government General Election Polling Sites Open<br>10 a.m. – 7 p.m.<br>East and West SURC entrances<br>Preliminary results will be posted by 11:59 p.m.</p><p>Don’t miss this week full of opportunities to become more engaged and aware of the importance of civic duties not only around campus, but the world at large.</p><p>For more information please contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@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>Friday, April 241429893062ASCWU-Student Government General Election Debatehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/ascwu-student-government-general-election-debateMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:00Academic,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>In order to get students acclimated with the 2015-16 Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government candidates, an election debate will be held on Monday, May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the SURC Pit.&nbsp;</p><p>As part of the General Election season, candidates from the seven ASCWU-Student Government positions will be present to answer questions from a mediator as they launch their stances on issues relevant to students of CWU. In addition to a debate format, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of their own as they get to know candidates on a deeper level.</p><p>Following the debate, General Election online voting will open Monday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at www.ascwu.edu and close Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.</p><p>For more information contact Christopher McElroy, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-963-1769 or ASCWUElections@cwu.edu.</p>Monday, April 271430178652Monday Movie Madness: "The Wedding Ringer"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-wedding-ringerMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 19:00:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,Other<p>Monday Movie Madness: "The Wedding Ringer"<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 101428686792ASCWU-Student Government General Elections Online Voting Openhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/ascwu-student-government-general-elections-online-voting-openMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 20:00:00Academic,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>After a competitive and exciting election season at CWU, the General Elections are here, and the seven new Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government members will soon be decided. The Primary Elections have decided which candidates will run against each other, and now it’s time for voting to begin in the General Elections. Online voting opens Monday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at https://ballot.votebuilder.net/cwu/ and ends Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Preliminary results will be posted by 11:59 p.m. that day.</p><p>After the Primary Elections, the candidates running for each position have been narrowed to either running unopposed or to two candidates per position. Brittany Kinsella is running unopposed for Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Jonathan De Han is running unopposed for Executive Vice President, Hauke Harfst is running unopposed for Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Life and Facilities position is for write-in candidates only, Olivia Durham and Yazmin Aguilar are running for Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Nina Caldwell and Vic Savino are running for Vice President for Legislative Affairs, and José Garcia and Ryan Anderson are running for President.</p><p>Also on the ballot is a $50 per quarter fee to establish a "CWU Student Arts Fund."</p><p>For more information contact Christopher McElroy, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-963-1769 or ASCWUElections@cwu.edu.</p>Monday, April 271430178865Monday Movie Madness: "The Wedding Ringer"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-wedding-ringer-0Monday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 21:30:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Monday Movie Madness: "The Wedding Ringer"<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 101428686835College Civics Week: Keynote Speaker WA State Rep. Melanie Stambaughhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/college-civics-week-keynote-speaker-wa-state-rep-melanie-stambaughTuesday, May 5Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00Academic,Exhibits,Student Life,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>To help the CWU and local communities become active citizens and educated voters, College Civics Week is back for another year at CWU with events Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7. This year, Washington State Representative Melanie Stambaugh will be giving a keynote speech on Tuesday, May 5 at noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, with a question and answer period beginning at 12:45 p.m. In addition to all other College Civics Week events, this speech is free to attend and open to the public.</p><p>Melanie Stambaugh was elected into office as a Member of the Washington House of Representatives from the 25th district on January 12, 2015. She became the youngest woman elected to the Washington State Legislature since 1936, and is currently the youngest member of the legislative chamber.</p><p>Following the speech and formal question and answer period, a photo booth, free swag, snacks and mingling with the representative will be held in SURC 137 A and B from 1 to 2 p.m.</p><p>For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 241429893780CWU Queer Film Series presents “Ma Vie en Rose”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-queer-film-series-presents-%E2%80%9Cma-vie-en-rose%E2%80%9DTuesday, May 5Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:00Entertainment,Student Life,Other<p>In an effort to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will present their Queer Film Series Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The series continues with a screening of director Alan Berliner’s “Ma Vie en Rose.” This event is free and open to the public.</p><p>This French film tells the moving story of a transgender girl, Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne), finding love despite the disapproval of her family and neighbors. Their impatience eventually forces Ludovic to see a psychiatrist in hopes of “fixing” her.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, April 211429645375College Civics Week: Keynote Speaker WA State Rep. Hans Zeigerhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/college-civics-week-keynote-speaker-wa-state-rep-hans-zeigerWednesday, May 6Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00Academic,Conferences & Camps,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>To help the CWU and local communities become active citizens and educated voters, College Civics Week is back for another year at CWU with events Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7. This year, Washington State Representative Hans Zeiger will be giving a keynote speech on Wednesday, May 6 at noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, with a question and answer period beginning at 12:45 p.m. In addition to all other College Civics Week events, this speech is free to attend and open to the public.</p><p>Hans Zeiger was elected into office as a Member of the Washington House of Representatives from the 25th district in 2010. A Puyallup, Wash. native and accomplished author, Zeiger has an impressive resumé of books published including “Get Off My Honor: The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America” and “Reagan’s Children: taking Back the City on the Hill.” In 2013, he was commissioned as an officer in the Washington State Air National Guard.</p><p>Following the speech and formal question and answer period, a photo booth, free swag, snacks and mingling with the representative will be held in SURC 137 A and B from 1 to 2 p.m.</p><p>For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 241429893825Douglas Honors College Open House: Learn About Graduating With Honors! http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/douglas-honors-college-open-house-learn-about-graduating-honorsWednesday, May 6Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00Academic,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>Do you strive for greatness? Have you considered working on a research or creative arts project? Do you take your academics seriously and want to graduate with honors? Then you are the kind of student the William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) is looking for!</p><p>The DHC is Central Washington University’s premier interdisciplinary program and on Wednesday, May 6 they will hold Open House sessions from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m. at their office in Language and Literature Building room 103. All CWU students are encouraged to attend to learn about upper division options and scheduling flexibility while enjoying free pizza courtesy of the DHC.</p><p>DHC membership provides students with exclusive privileges, such as scholarships and tuition waivers, student offices, mentorships and individualized instruction and Living/Learning Community housing.</p><p>Maximize your time at CWU and come to the DHC’s Open House to learn about what they can offer your educational experience.</p><p>For more information please contact the DHC at 509-963-1900 or dhc@cwu.edu</p>Wednesday, April 291430335133Douglas Honors College Open House: Learn About Graduating With Honors! http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/douglas-honors-college-open-house-learn-about-graduating-honors-0Wednesday, May 6Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:00Academic,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>Do you strive for greatness? Have you considered working on a research or creative arts project? Do you take your academics seriously and want to graduate with honors? Then you are the kind of student the William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) is looking for!</p><p>The DHC is Central Washington University’s premier interdisciplinary program and on Wednesday, May 6 they will hold Open House sessions from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m. at their office in Language and Literature Building room 103. All CWU students are encouraged to attend to learn about upper division options and scheduling flexibility while enjoying free pizza courtesy of the DHC.</p><p>DHC membership provides students with exclusive privileges, such as scholarships and tuition waivers, student offices, mentorships and individualized instruction and Living/Learning Community housing.</p><p>Maximize your time at CWU and come to the DHC’s Open House to learn about what they can offer your educational experience.</p><p>For more information please contact the DHC at 509-963-1900 or dhc@cwu.edu</p>Wednesday, April 291430335197CWU Black Film Series presents “Black Indians: An American Story”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-black-film-series-presents-%E2%80%9Cblack-indians-american-story%E2%80%9DWednesday, May 6Wed, 06 May 2015 18:30:00Entertainment,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, April 71428431911ASCWU-Student Government General Elections Polling Sites Openhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/ascwu-student-government-general-elections-polling-sites-openThursday, May 7Thu, 07 May 2015 10:00:00Academic,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>After a competitive and exciting election season at CWU, the General Elections are here, and the seven new Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government members will soon be decided. The Primary Elections have decided which candidates will run against each other, and now it’s time for voting to begin in the General Elections.<br>Polling sites will open on Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the SURC East and West entrances. Preliminary results will be posted by 11:59 p.m. that day.</p><p>After the Primary Elections, the candidates running for each position have been narrowed to either running unopposed or to two candidates per position. Brittany Kinsella is running unopposed for Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Jonathan De Han is running unopposed for Executive Vice President, Hauke Harfst is running unopposed for Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Life and Facilities position is for write-in candidates only, Olivia Durham and Yazmin Aguilar are running for Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Nina Caldwell and Vic Savino are running for Vice President for Legislative Affairs, and José Garcia and Ryan Anderson are running for President.</p><p>Also on the ballot is a $50 per quarter fee to establish a "CWU Student Arts Fund."</p><p>For more information contact Christopher McElroy, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-963-1769 or ASCWUElections@cwu.edu.</p></br>Thursday, April 301430420678Student Focus Group for CWU/Downtown Connection Pathwayhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/student-focus-group-cwudowntown-connection-pathwayThursday, May 7Thu, 07 May 2015 10:00:00Academic,Exhibits,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>In an attempt to bring CWU and downtown Ellensburg together for easier student interaction and access, the CWU Facilities Management Department and Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government invite all students to attend a student campus connector focus group Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SURC Pit.</p><p>Bill Yarwood, CWU Facilities Planning and Construction Management director will be giving a presentation split into four distinct categories for each hour. Students in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer advice throughout the presentation, in addition to learning about this ambitious project. The schedule is as follows:</p><p>10 a.m. – 11 a.m.<br>Campus Trailhead</p><p>11 a.m. – noon<br>Residential Thoroughfare</p><p>Noon – 1 p.m.<br>Downtown Destinations</p><p>1 p.m. – 2 p.m.<br>Connection Theme</p><p>For more information contact Cherie Wilson, Student Union associate director at 509-963-1350 or wilsonc@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br>Friday, May 11430496595Family Literacy Nights at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/family-literacy-nights-cwu-3Thursday, May 7Thu, 07 May 2015 18:30:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 171429295357CWU Family Weekend 2015http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-family-weekend-2015Friday, May 8Fri, 08 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>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.</p><p>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 &amp; Sara Live.”</p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>Don’t miss out on this annual sellout event! Everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life.</p><p>For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 241429897209Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/central-theatre-ensemble-presents-%E2%80%9Cfiddler-roof%E2%80%9DFriday, May 8Fri, 08 May 2015 19:30:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”</p><p>May 8-9 &amp; 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.<br>May 10 &amp; 17 at 2 p.m.<br>McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7 at www.cwu.edu/tickets</p><p>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.&nbsp; Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; “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.</p><p>Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.</p><p>Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273</p></br></br>Wednesday, April 291430326472Comedian Sara Schaefer to Perform at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/comedian-sara-schaefer-perform-cwuFriday, May 8Fri, 08 May 2015 20:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>You have a fever! And the only prescription is more laughter! As a featured event of CWU Family Weekend 2015, Campus Activities presents comedian Sara Schaefer Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the SURC Theatre for a family-friendly evening full of laughs and knee-slaps. Her real-world situational comedy is relatable on a broad scale, allowing her work to speak to a wide range of audiences.</p><p>A two-time Emmy award winning comedian and writer based out of Los Angeles, Schaefer’s 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 &amp; Sara Live.”</p><p>Kicking off a weekend packed full of activities, Schaefer’s performance at CWU promises to be one of the highlights of Family Weekend. Tickets can be purchased at www.cwu.edu/tickets. Cost is $3 for CWU students w/ID and $7 for general admission.</p><p>For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 241429900605Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/central-theatre-ensemble-presents-%E2%80%9Cfiddler-roof%E2%80%9D-0Saturday, May 9Sat, 09 May 2015 19:30:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”</p><p>May 8-9 &amp; 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.<br>May 10 &amp; 17 at 2 p.m.<br>McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7 at www.cwu.edu/tickets</p><p>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.&nbsp; Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; “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.</p><p>Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.</p><p>Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273</p></br></br>Wednesday, April 291430326508CWU Family Weekend Mother’s Day Brunchhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-family-weekend-mother%E2%80%99s-day-brunch-0Sunday, May 10Sun, 10 May 2015 10:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Treat Mom to a brunch with a live musical performance by Nelson “Nelly” Emokpae, lead singer and namesake of the group Nelly’s Echo.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>This event is open to everybody. Cost is $10.50 at the door and students with a meal plan can pay with their CWU Connection Cards. Don’t miss out on this annual sellout event!</p><p>For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 241429900018Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/central-theatre-ensemble-presents-%E2%80%9Cfiddler-roof%E2%80%9D-1Sunday, May 10Sun, 10 May 2015 14:00:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”</p><p>May 8-9 &amp; 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.<br>May 10 &amp; 17 at 2 p.m.<br>McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7 at www.cwu.edu/tickets</p><p>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.&nbsp; Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; “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.</p><p>Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.</p><p>Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273</p></br></br>Wednesday, April 291430326551CWU hosts First Amendment Festivalhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwu-hosts-first-amendment-festivalMonday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, April 281430256602NCHA Survey Open: Win a Gift Card!http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/ncha-survey-open-win-gift-card-0Monday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>Would you like to win a gift card to the Wildcat Shop just for taking a quick survey? Then keep an eye on your emails, Wildcats, because the Wellness Center has issued the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey. This survey is an annual assessment that the Wellness Center uses to identify students’ attitudes and behaviors regarding all aspects of health from drugs and alcohol to mental and sexual health.</p><p>Students will be sent a link to the survey at their university email addresses, with the survey opening Monday, April 27 and remaining open until Friday, May 15. The first 200 students to complete the survey will receive a $20 Wildcat Shop gift card, the next 300 will receive $10 gift cards and 500 more students will receive a $5 gift card. All answers are anonymous and will help to evaluate student needs and improve services of the Wellness Center.</p><p>Students should take advantage of the chance to win and to help the Wellness Center assess health at CWU.</p><p>For more information please contact Doug Fulp, Wellness Center Health Educator, at 509-963-3240 or fulpd@cwu.edu.</p>Wednesday, April 291430334748First Amendment Festival keynote presentation: “An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/first-amendment-festival-keynote-presentation-%E2%80%9C-american-activist-palestine-remembering-rachelMonday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 16:00:00Academic,Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, April 281430258897Monday Movie Madness: "The Spongebob Movie"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-spongebob-movieMonday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 19:00:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Monday Movie Madness: "The Spongebob Movie"<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 101428686935Monday Movie Madness: "The Spongebob Movie"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-spongebob-movie-0Monday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 21:30:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Monday Movie Madness: The Sponge Bob Movie<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 101428687115Family Literacy Nights at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/family-literacy-nights-cwu-4Tuesday, May 12Tue, 12 May 2015 18:30:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, April 171429295499Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet/Literary Advocate Allison Joseph http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/lion-rock-visiting-writers-series-welcomes-poetliterary-advocate-allison-josephTuesday, May 12Tue, 12 May 2015 19:30:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>The CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series continues this month, welcoming poet and literary advocate Allison Joseph Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. In addition, everyone is invited to a Craft Talk with Joseph earlier that day at 3 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. This event is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with CWU’s First Amendment Festival.</p><p>An associate professor of English at Southern Illinois University and author of seven published collections of poetry, Joseph co-founded the literary journal “Crab Orchard Review” and the Young Writers Workshop, a co-ed residential summer program for teen writers. She is also the moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, a list-serve that provides publication and submission information to writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. In March of 2012, she was awarded the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.</p><p>For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or english@cwu.edu.</p>Friday, May 11430506022Sophomore Half-Way-There Celebrationhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/sophomore-half-way-there-celebrationWednesday, May 13Wed, 13 May 2015 12:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>Hey sophomores, congratulations! It’s Spring quarter, which means you’ve made it to your (halfway and almost there) graduation! This milestone denotes the halfway point in your undergraduate pursuits, and throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13 University Housing and New Student Programs (UHNSP) wants to celebrate your achievements.</p><p>All sophomores are encouraged to drop by the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit between noon and 6 p.m. to share in the celebration and receive their special “halfway there” memento. Also, to help them “picture their next two years,” free selfie sticks will be given to the first 1,000 sophomores to attend. Also, to further express support for sophomores and appreciation for their hard work, Holmes Dining will be offering free meals to all sophomores in attendance.</p><p>Be proud of your achievements and join your peers along with UHNSP in celebrating the halfway mark of your college campaign.</p><p>For more information please contact UHNSP at 509-963-1831 or housing@cwu.edu.</p>Monday, April 271430158990Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger to Visit CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/holocaust-survivor-dr-edith-eger-visit-cwuWednesday, May 13Wed, 13 May 2015 19:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Training & Professional Development,Other<p>Having suffered through a first-hand account of the Holocaust, Dr. Edith Eger’s story is one of survival and resilience and on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom, she will discuss her experiences with the CWU and Ellensburg communities. Eger’s presentation is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ), the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) and the Office of the Provost. This event is free and open to the public.</p><p>As a Jewish teenager living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe in 1944, Eger and her family were sent to the infamous Auschwitz death camp by Hitler’s regime, where both of her parents sadly perished. But she survived, and towards the end of the war Eger was rescued by an American soldier from a camp in Austria, where she and other prisoners had been transferred.</p><p>Now an author, a doctor and a prolific public speaker, Eger’s experiences and story of survival has garnered her national and worldwide reverence, with numerous television appearances, international speaking engagements and the biographical focus of a Dutch National Television holocaust documentary.</p><p>Eger’s visit offers attendees the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of one of the most profound crimes in modern history, triumph over tragedy and ascent to success.</p><p>For more information contact the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p>Monday, April 201429549600