CWUSURC NewsSURC News Holiday Extravaganza, 20 Nov 2014 16:03:59<p>14th Annual Holiday Extravaganza @ CWU<br>Saturday, Dec 6, 2014<br>10:00 am to 2:00 pm</p><p>Bring the whole family to get in the holiday spirit at the 14th annual Holiday Extravaganza at CWU. On Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Marketplace, volunteers will help K-5 children and their families create holiday crafts, art and goodies from around the world. Attendance is free, and the community is invited.</p><p>Each year, the Holiday Extravaganza provides children with the opportunity to not only celebrate the holidays, but also learn about the holiday traditions of different cultures. This year, volunteers will help children with crafts from France, Germany, Russia and many other countries at 35 fun and safe stations.</p><p>Don’t miss this opportunity to kick off the holiday season with crafts, culture and creativity.</p><p>For more information, please contact CLCE by calling 509-963-1850 or emailing<br>Event Type:<br>Alumni<br>Entertainment<br>Faculty &amp; Staff<br>Student Life</p>The 'Burg Wins National Award for Best Podcast, 04 Nov 2014 14:13:53<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/surc/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 291px; margin: 5px;"></p><h3>Manager Makes Good on a Promise and Gets First-Ever Tattoo</h3><p>A slightly anxious Travis Box was right on time for his 2:30 appointment—no doubt thanks to the 10 members of his crew who walked him to the tattoo studio to witness the occasion.</p><p>Box is general manager of CWU’s student radio station, KCWU-FM 88.1 <a href="" target="_blank">The ‘Burg</a>. He was making good on a promise to his students: If The ‘Burg won a national award, Box would get his first-ever tattoo to memorialize their success.</p><p>The ‘Burg won the <a href="" target="_blank">College Broadcasters, Inc.</a> 2014 National Student Production <a href="" target="_blank">Award for Best Podcast.</a> It beat out three other college radio stations that made the finals: The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and the University of Oregon.</p><p>In October, eight CWU students accepted the award at CBI’s National Student Media Conference in Seattle. The winning podcast, <a href="" target="_blank">“The ‘Burg Spotlight,”</a> focuses on new music and music discovery. Student music director Tim Mitchell and former associate music director Mikah Washburn created the concept.</p><p>“It reinforces the fact that if you put your creative resources to good use, you can make a great product,” Mitchell said about the win.</p><p>As Box reclined in the tattoo chair, radio station volunteers and staffers hovered around. He hadn’t yet told his family about the black radio to be stamped on the top of his right foot, a body part that is especially painful to tattoo.</p><p>“I’m an oddity,” Box said. “At 44, I lived through the entire grunge era unscathed.”</p><p>He said his friends—some of whom have full sleeves of body art—tried to get him to get a tattoo.</p><p>Box is joining a club of four other lifelong ‘Burg fans whose feet have the same tattoo. They say it started as a joke, but after giving it more thought, they agreed getting a ‘Burg tattoo made good sense. Artist Denver Monaghan, who owns Art &amp; Soul Tattoo on University Way in Ellensburg, designed the mark.</p><p>“That’s unpleasant,” said Box, as Monaghan began applying the permanent badge.</p><p>“It feels like pride. Some spots are more tender than others.”</p><p>Box said winning the national award gave the students instant confidence.</p><p>“I couldn’t be prouder of them,” he said. “This is the least I could do.”</p><p><strong>Media contact:</strong> Barb Arnott, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,</p><p>November 4, 2014</p><p><em>PHOTO: Travis Box, general manager of The ‘Burg, gets a tattoo to memorialize the station’s first national award. Student music director Tim Mitchell, left, helped create the winning podcast, “The ‘Burg Spotlight.” (Barb Arnott/CWU)</em></p>CWU Student Union and Recreation Center remodel update, 21 Jul 2014 14:58:42<p>The CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) is remodeling various sections of the building during a two-phase process. Updates include changes to the Information Center and Recreation front desk to allow for better traffic flow and improved access, in addition to new carpeting and flooring throughout the building. During the project, staff will work to minimize the impact to the daily building operations by posting directional signage for construction detour routes.</p><p><strong>Student Union:</strong><br>The remodeling is almost complete.&nbsp; Thank you for your patience as we add the final touches.&nbsp; The new computer station is up and running and designed to pull people out of the main flow of traffic with three walk-up computers, one that is ADA compatible. There are two printers available for students to conveniently print and pick up documents. We are awaiting the installation of wall-mounted mailboxes for SURC offices and easy pick-up access.</p><p><strong>Recreation Center:</strong><br>The front desk has been redesigned with new turnstiles arriving soon for the entrance. A new Climbing Wall/Weight Room desk and flooring have been installed, and the Weight Room gained 85 square feet with a new entrance.</p><p>The hallway along the basketball courts received new flooring from the gates to the elevator.</p><p>For more information about the Student Union update contact Cherie Wilson, Student Union Operations director at 509-963-1350 or For more information about the Recreation Center updated contact, Michael Montgomery at University Recreation 509-963-3556</p><p>Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1350 or by e-mailing</p>