CWUUniversity CalendarUniversity Calendarhttp://www.cwu.edu/student-union/calendaren-usTickets Available! “Orange is the New Black” actress & LGBTQIA+ activist Laverne Cox to speak at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/student-union/tickets-available-%E2%80%9Corange-new-black%E2%80%9D-actress-lgbtqia-activist-laverne-cox-speak-cwuMonday, October 20Mon, 20 Oct 2014 0:00:00Entertainment,Student Life,New Students<p>The Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) has invited Laverne Cox, actress in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” (OITNB) and LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual and others) activist, to speak at CWU. Cox is a transgender woman, and she will talk about her road to womanhood starting from a Christian home in Mobile, Alabama to reaching her current life as an actress and activist. Tickets are available now for Cox’s speech Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Admission is free for CWU students w/ID and $5 for general admission. Tickets are required and are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets.<br><br>Cox will give her speech just two days before National Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is dedicated to honoring those transgender men and women who have lost their lives due to violence related to their sexual identities.<br><br>Since her success on OITNB, Cox has been touring across the country sharing her story. This past May, she was the first trans person featured on the cover of Time magazine and most recently she was the first trans gender woman of color ever to be nominated for an Emmy. More accolades include that Time named Cox’s OITNB character Sophia Burset as the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013 and she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NPR, HLN, VH1, FOX News Latino and other national TV and radio networks.<br><br>For more information please contact Katrina Whitney at 509-963-2128 or whitneyk@cwu.edu.</p>Monday, October 201413845205Cranksgiving Bouldering Competition at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/student-union/cranksgiving-bouldering-competition-cwuFriday, October 24Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:00Entertainment,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students<p>Now in its sixth year, Cranksgiving, the annual bouldering competition at CWU, invites rock climbers of all skill levels to participate in the competition at the Climbing Wall Friday, Oct. 24. There will be two sessions at this year’s competition: one from 5 to 7 p.m. for the public, and one from 7 to 9 p.m. for CWU students only. Adults and children, ages six years and older who must be accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend. For CWU students, Cranksgiving is a chance to show off rock climbing skills, or get involved with the sport for the first time. Participants of all skill levels are welcome, and Climbing Wall staff will be on hand to guide and assist competitors as they take on the Wall, one of CWU’s most admired features.<br><br>Registration is $35 after Friday, Oct. 17 and will be accepted up until the morning of the event. Registration materials are available at Outdoor Pursuits &amp; Rentals (OPR), located in the far east corner of the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC), by phone at 509-963-3537 or email at outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.</p>Wednesday, October 151413408482Open Mic Nighthttp://www.cwu.edu/student-union/open-mic-night-3Thursday, October 30Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:00Entertainment,Student Life<p>Are you a singer or musician? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian, or have you written poetry you’d like to share with a live audience? Show off your talents at Open Mic Night Thursday, DATE in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.<br><br>For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, October 71412710345Open Mic Nighthttp://www.cwu.edu/student-union/open-mic-night-4Thursday, November 6Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:30:00Entertainment,Student Life<p>Are you a singer or musician? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian, or have you written poetry you’d like to share with a live audience? Show off your talents at Open Mic Night Thursday, DATE in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.<br><br>For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.</p>Tuesday, October 71412710373