CWUHype CalendarHype Calendarhttps://www.cwu.edu/publicity/calendaren-usASCWU Public Meetingshttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/ascwu-public-meetings-1Friday, May 6Fri, 06 May 2016 9:00:00Academic,Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p>he ASCWU Student Government uses this weekly meeting in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit to discuss issues of interest and concern to students, vote on actions, recognize clubs and hear public comment.</p><p>For more information, contact the ASCWU Student Government&nbsp; at 509-963-1693 or <a href="mailto:ascwu@cwu.edu">ascwu@cwu.edu</a>, on the web at <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/ascwu">www.cwu.edu/ascwu</a> or visit their office in SURC room 236.</p></a href="mailto:ascwu@cwu.edu">Monday, April 181460995886Classic Tennis Tournamenthttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/classic-tennis-tournamentFriday, May 6Fri, 06 May 2016 17:00:00Faculty & Staff,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students<p>Are you the next Serena Williams or Andre Agassi? Come show off your skills at the CWU Tennis Courts throughout May in either the doubles or singles category. Participate in both tournaments for a chance to win the grand prize! This event is free and students, faculty and staff can register at <a href="http://imleagues.com/cwu">imleagues.com/cwu</a>.</p><p>This event is sponsored by the Recreation Department. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-3512 or by emailing <a href="mailto:DS@cwu.edu">DS@cwu.edu</a>.</p></a href="mailto:DS@cwu.edu">Monday, April 181460997761An Evening With The Filharmonichttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/evening-filharmonicFriday, May 6Fri, 06 May 2016 20:00:00Entertainment,Exhibits,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,Other<p><img alt="" src="/publicity/sites/cts.cwu.edu.publicity/files/Filharmonic.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 306px;"></p><p><strong>May 6 | 8 p.m.</strong><br><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">SURC Ballroom<br>$7 GA / $3 CWU with ID</strong></p><p>The Filharmonic, a Filipino American group of young musicians, has tunes-a-plenty ready for their performance in the CWU SURC Ballroom at 8 p.m. on May 6!</p><p>You might’ve seen the nationally known a capella group on NBC’s musical competition, “The Sing-Off”, or sharing the stage with the likes of Linkin Park, The Black Eyed Peas and Pentatonix on a national tour. If you missed all those somehow, you still might’ve seen them in a little movie called Pitch Perfect 2.</p><p>The event is a part of CWU’s Family Weekend but is open to the public at a cost of $7 per general admission ticket and $3 per CWU Student available at www.cwu.edu/tickets.</p><p>Make sure you don’t miss their performance and they’ll make sure you’re treated to a special blend of head-bopping beat boxes.</p></br></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></br>Monday, March 141457994177Family Weekend - Saturday Eventshttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/family-weekend-saturday-eventsSaturday, May 7Sat, 07 May 2016 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Conferences & Camps,Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Seminars & Workshops,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>CWU, friends, family.</p><p>Things a Wildcat can do to bring them all together: Family Weekend 2016.</p><p>The sun is high; the academic year is lightening up. What better time to show off our very own Wildcat den? Family and friends are invited to a fantastic weekend that includes live music and performances, good food, river floating and much more. It’s time to experience Ellensburg!<br><br>Here's Saturday, May 7's good times:</p><p><strong>Family Weekend Check in</strong><br>9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • SURC Pit</p><p><strong>Kittitas County Farmer's Market and Children's Day</strong><br>9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Rotary Pavilion/4th Avenue in Downtown Ellensburg</p><p><strong>Yakima River Float</strong><br>9:45 a.m. check in, departs Outdoor Pursuits &amp; Rentals (OPR) at 10 a.m., returns at 2 p.m. &nbsp;- &nbsp;$32 includes BBQ lunch&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Wild Horse Wind Farm Tour</strong><br>9:45 a.m. check in, departs SURC East Patio at 10 a.m., returns at 12:30 p.m.<br>$12&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Outdoor Zumba</strong><br>9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • SURC East Patio • Free</p><p><strong>Campus Tour</strong><br>11 a.m. • Departs SURC Information Center</p><p><strong>Historic Downtown Ellensburg Tours</strong><br>11 a.m. • Free<br>Departs from Kittitas County Historical Museum, 3rd Avenue near Pine Street</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">88.1 The 'Burg Open House</span></strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9 - 11 a.m. • Radio Station, SURC 120</span></p><p><strong>Challenge Course</strong><br>3 - 6 p.m. • Challenge Course • $5</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">2016 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition</strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1 - 4 p.m. • Sarah </span>Spurgeon<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Gallery, Randall Hall • Free</span></p><p><strong>Barrio Fiesta</strong><br>1 - 5 p.m. • Barto Lawn • Free</p><p><strong>Rodeo City Rollergirls vs Skagit Valley Roller Derby</strong><br>4:30 doors open, 5 p.m. bout begins • Ellensburg High School Auxiliary Gym, 1203 E Capitol Ave • $5, kids 5 &amp; under free</p><p><strong>“Mary Poppins” and Dakota Cafe Dinner Package</strong><br>5:15 p.m. seating at Dakota Café on Pearl St • 7:15 p.m. seating at McConnell Auditorium • $35 CWU students, $40 Senior • $50 general admission&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Central Theatre Ensemble presents “Mary </span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Poppins”</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">7</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">:30 p.m. • McConnell Auditorium</span><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Reserved and General Admission seating&nbsp;</span><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adult $20/15 • Senior/Student $18/12 • CWU student w/ID $8</span></p><p><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>For information and registration: </strong>www.cwu.edu/campus-life<br><strong>For tickets: </strong>www.cwu.edu/tickets</span></p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br>Friday, March 181458329907Family Weekend - Sunday Eventshttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/family-weekend-sunday-eventsSunday, May 8Sun, 08 May 2016 0:00:00Academic,Alumni,Conferences & Camps,Entertainment,Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Seminars & Workshops,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Things a Wildcat loves: CWU, friends, family.</p><p>Things a Wildcat can do to bring them all together: Family Weekend 2016.</p><p>The sun is high; the academic year is lightening up. What better time to show off our very own Wildcat den? Family and friends are invited to a fantastic weekend that includes live music and performances, good food, river floating and much more. It’s time to experience Ellensburg!<br><br>Here's Sunday, May 8's, family-weekend friendly events:</p><p><strong>Mother's Day Brunch</strong><br>10 a.m. • Holmes Dining, SURC • $11 (cash, check, credit card or connection card)</p><p><strong>Yakima River Float</strong><br>9:45 a.m. check in, departs Outdoor Pursuits &amp; Rentals (OPR) at 10 a.m., returns at 2 p.m. -&nbsp;$32 includes BBQ lunch</p><p><strong>Gallery One Art Day</strong><br>Noon - 2 p.m. • Gallery One, Downtown Ellensburg • $10 per person</p><p><strong>Family Weekend Climbing Social</strong><br>Noon - 3 p.m. • Recreation Center • $5 per person</p><p><strong>2016 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition</strong><br>1 - 4 p.m. • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Randall Hall • Free</p><p><strong>Central Theatre Ensemble presents “Mary Poppins”</strong><br>2 p.m. • McConnell Auditorium<br>Reserved and General Admission seating&nbsp;<br>Adult $20/15 • Senior/Student $18/12 • CWU student w/ID $7</p><p><strong>Ice Cream and Tea Social with the "Mary Poppins" Cast</strong><br>Immediately following the performance • Sue Lombard • $7 • www.cwu.edu/tickets<br>Five dollars goes to support theatre scholarships.</p><p><br><strong>For information and registration: </strong>www.cwu.edu/campus-life<br><strong>For tickets:</strong> www.cwu.edu/tickets</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, March 181458330255MUS 103: History of Rock and Roll Availablehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/mus-103-history-rock-and-roll-available-0Monday, May 9Mon, 09 May 2016 0:00:00Academic,New Students<p>Rock on Wildcats!</p><p>MUS<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> 103: History of Rock and Roll - &nbsp;Available Summer (online) and Fall (classroom) Quarter</span></p><p>CWU’s Music Department is excited to announce the offering of MUS 103: History of Rock and Roll. Students can register for the class, available online, for the upcoming summer quarter. The History of Rock and Roll will be offered in the classroom starting in the fall of 2016.</p><p>Central students can now study America’s second indigenous musical art form, after jazz, from the 1950’s to the present. The class will have an emphasis on artists and forces, cultural and societal, shaping music’s evolution. Students can expect extensive listening and reading, as well as a required online discussion.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wednesday, February 171455738878Pride Week’s Queer Art Show Submission Deadlinehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/pride-week%E2%80%99s-queer-art-show-submission-deadlineMonday, May 9Mon, 09 May 2016 0:00:00Exhibits,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students,Other<p>Are you an artist? Want to get your work out for the world to see? Interested in a shot at $500? Well, EQuAl has got an opportunity for you! Now until May 9 submissions will be accepted for Pride Week’s Queer Art Show.</p><p>The show will promote a positive space for queer expression. It will run during Pride Week, May 30 to June 3 as a digital exhibition in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137B. The top submissions will be featured at the 420 LOFT Art Gallery in downtown Ellensburg with the top prize taking home $500.</p><p>Submissions are open to the public. Interested participants may submit their work at <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queerartshowsubmissions" target="_blank">cwu.edu/equal/queerartshowsubmissions</a>.</p><p>For more information contact Nikki Marra at 509-963-3344 or by email <a href="mailto:marran@cwu.edu">marran@cwu.edu</a>.</p></a href="mailto:marran@cwu.edu">Wednesday, April 131460580262Worldview Forum: May 9 & 10http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/worldview-forum-may-9-10Monday, May 9Mon, 09 May 2016 16:00:00Academic,Alumni,Conferences & Camps,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students,Other<p><strong>SURC Ballroom<br>Free | Open to the public</strong></p><p>The Worldview Forum, to be held on May 9 and 10 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom, incorporates thought-provoking presenters with an open discussion about the integration of all aspects of life. All events are free and open to the public.</p><p>Mary Poplin, Ph.D. will be participating in the Forum both days, both on the discussion panel and giving an evening talk. Poplin is a Veritas Forum presenter, which are university events that invite participants from a range of beliefs to explore big questions and pursue Truth together.</p><p><strong>Monday, May 9&nbsp;<br>Panel Discussion: "Is Reality Secular?"<br>4 - 5:30 p.m. | SURC Ballroom</strong><br>Panel: Mary Poplin, Ph.D., CGU School of Education; Gary Bartlett, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Dippman, Ph.D., CWU Philosophy &amp; Religious Studies&nbsp;Department<br>Moderators:&nbsp;CWU students from William O. Douglas Honors College, Campus Ambassadors Club - "The Cave" and SALT Club</p><p><strong>Tuesday, May 10&nbsp;<br>Evening Talk: "Four Worldviews and Their Influence on University Knowledge"<br>7 - 8:30 p.m. | SURC Ballroom | Coffee reception to follow</strong><br>Dr. Poplin's talk will be based on her 2013 book, "Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews." Watch a sample of her talk.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s1Dc-FzJREI?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p><strong>Worldview and Social Justice Forums (May 9-11)&nbsp;featuring Mary Poplin, Ph.D.</strong> &nbsp;<br>Dr. Poplin, currently serving at the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, is an internationally published author and frequent speaker in Veritas Forums across the country. She will participate in two panel discussions and deliver two lectures, drawing on her experiences working with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta as well as her exploration of contemporary intellectual trends in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.</p><p>Sponsored by Campus Life and the Northwest Center for Organizational Research, with support from The Veritas Forum.&nbsp;For more information, contact&nbsp;Mark Pritchard, Ph.D. at pritcham@cwu.edu&nbsp;or 509-963-2455.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 221461368072Monday Movie Madness: “Deadpool”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-%E2%80%9Cdeadpool%E2%80%9DMonday, May 9Mon, 09 May 2016 19:00:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p>Monday Movie Madness: “Deadpool”<br>Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre<br>Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission<br>Closed Captioning Available<br>Campus Activities • 509-963-1450</p><p>R • 108 min • Action/Adventure/Comedy/Sci-Fi</p><p>A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ONHBaC-pfsk?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" frameborder="0" height="390" width="480"></iframe></p></br></br></br></br>Tuesday, March 291459285111Monday Movie Madness: “Deadpool”http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/monday-movie-madness-%E2%80%9Cdeadpool%E2%80%9D-0Monday, May 9Mon, 09 May 2016 21:30:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p>Monday Movie Madness: “Deadpool”<br>Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre<br>Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission<br>Closed Captioning Available<br>Campus Activities • 509-963-1450</p><p>R • 108 min • Action/Adventure/Comedy/Sci-Fi</p><p>A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ONHBaC-pfsk?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" frameborder="0" height="390" width="480"></iframe></p></br></br></br></br>Tuesday, March 291459285213Social Justice Forum: May 10 & 11http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/social-justice-forum-may-10-11Tuesday, May 10Tue, 10 May 2016 15:30:00Academic,Alumni,Conferences & Camps,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students,Other<p><strong>SURC Ballroom<br>Free | Open to the public</strong></p><p>The Social Justice Forum, to be held on May 10 and 11 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom, incorporates thought-provoking presenters with an open discussion about the integration of all aspects of life. All events are free and open to the public.</p><p>Mary Poplin, Ph.D. will be participating in the Forum both days, both on the discussion panel and giving an evening talk. Poplin is a Veritas Forum presenter, which are university events that invite participants from a range of beliefs to explore big questions and pursue Truth together.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, May 10<br>Panel Discussion: "Foundations and Applications of Social Justice"<br>3:30 - 5 p.m. | SURC Ballroom</strong><br>Panel:&nbsp;Mary Poplin, Ph.D.,&nbsp;CGU School of Education; James Avey, Ph.D., CWU College of Business; Charles Reasons, Ph.D., J.D., CWU Law and Justice Department<br>Moderators: CWU students from Law and Justice Club and Catholic Ministries Club</p><p><strong>Wednesday, May 11<br>Evening Talk: "What Mother Teresa Taught About Justice, Calling and Goodness"<br>7 - 8:30 p.m. | SURC Ballroom | Coffee reception to follow</strong><br>Dr.&nbsp;Poplin's talk will be based on&nbsp;her 2008 book, "Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service." Watch a sample of her talk.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KZ12pCXIvbU?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p><strong>Worldview and Social Justice Forums (May 9-11)&nbsp;featuring Mary Poplin, Ph.D. &nbsp;</strong><br>Dr. Poplin, currently serving at the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, is an internationally published author and frequent speaker in Veritas Forums across the country. She will participate in two panel discussions and deliver two lectures, drawing on her experiences working with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta as well as her exploration of contemporary intellectual trends in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.</p><p>Sponsored by Campus Life and the Northwest Center for Organizational Research, with support from The Veritas Forum.&nbsp;For more information, contact&nbsp;Mark Pritchard, Ph.D. at pritcham@cwu.edu&nbsp;or 509-963-2455.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 221461368821Family Literacy Nighthttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/family-literacy-night-3Tuesday, May 10Tue, 10 May 2016 18:00:00Entertainment,Student Life<p><strong>Michaelsen Room 126<br>Free</strong></p><p>Calling all families with children! Every quarter the Center for Diversity and Social Justice hosts a series of Family Literacy Nights—an event for the whole family to get children excited about reading.</p><p>Families are invited to bring their children and read from a variety of books along with CentralWORD members, an organization for reading development. There will be popcorn and drinks and each child will get to take home a book of their choosing for free.</p><p>This will be a great opportunity for non-traditional students with families to get involved with the Central community and meet new people.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">This event is organized by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice and </span>CentralWORD<span style="line-height: 1.4;">. For more information, contact Michelle Cyrus at cyrusM@cwu.edu or by calling 509-963-2198 or stop by room 250/253 in the </span>SURC<span style="line-height: 1.4;">.</span></p></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wednesday, April 131460572269Sophomore Socials: Finance Nighthttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/sophomore-socials-finance-nightTuesday, May 10Tue, 10 May 2016 19:00:00Academic,Entertainment,Student Life,New Students<p>Sophomores, are you comfortable with maintaining a budget?</p><p>On May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Wellington Event Center, Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) will be hosting the fourth, and last, Sophomore Social event of spring quarter – a night to learn the ins and outs of a real-world budget.</p><p>Sophomore year socials are designed to provide Wildcats with sophomore standing in fun activities that allow them to try out new ideas, skills and experiences to become engaged, welcomed members of CWU’s community.</p><p>For more information, please contact SYE at 509-963-1074.</p>Tuesday, April 51459898816Worldview Forum: May 9 & 10http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/worldview-forum-may-9-10-0Tuesday, May 10Tue, 10 May 2016 19:00:00Academic,Alumni,Conferences & Camps,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p><strong>SURC Ballroom<br>Free | Open to the public</strong></p><p>The Worldview Forum, to be held on May 9 and 10 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom, incorporates thought-provoking presenters with an open discussion about the integration of all aspects of life. All events are free and open to the public.</p><p>Mary Poplin, Ph.D. will be participating in the Forum both days, both on the discussion panel and giving an evening talk. Poplin is a Veritas Forum presenter, which are university events that invite participants from a range of beliefs to explore big questions and pursue Truth together.</p><p><strong>Monday, May 9&nbsp;<br>Panel Discussion: "Is Reality Secular?"<br>4 - 5:30 p.m. | SURC Ballroom</strong><br>Panel: Mary Poplin, Ph.D., CGU School of Education; Gary Bartlett, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Dippman, Ph.D., CWU Philosophy &amp; Religious Studies&nbsp;Department<br>Moderators:&nbsp;CWU students from William O. Douglas Honors College, Campus Ambassadors Club - "The Cave" and SALT Club</p><p><strong>Tuesday, May 10&nbsp;<br>Evening Talk: "Four Worldviews and Their Influence on University Knowledge"<br>7 - 8:30 p.m. | SURC Ballroom | Coffee reception to follow</strong><br>Dr. Poplin's talk will be based on her 2013 book, "Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews." Watch a sample of her talk.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s1Dc-FzJREI?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p><strong>Worldview and Social Justice Forums (May 9-11)&nbsp;featuring Mary Poplin, Ph.D. &nbsp;</strong><br>Dr. Poplin, currently serving at the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, is an internationally published author and frequent speaker in Veritas Forums across the country. She will participate in two panel discussions and deliver two lectures, drawing on her experiences working with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta as well as her exploration of contemporary intellectual trends in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.</p><p>Sponsored by Campus Life and the Northwest Center for Organizational Research, with support from The Veritas Forum.&nbsp;For more information, contact&nbsp;Mark Pritchard, Ph.D. at pritcham@cwu.edu&nbsp;or 509-963-2455.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 221461368223Keynote Speaker – Daniel Rodriguez http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/keynote-speaker-%E2%80%93-daniel-rodriguezTuesday, May 10Tue, 10 May 2016 19:00:00Academic,Student Life,Other<p><strong>May 10, 2016 | 7 p.m. | SURC Theatre<br>Free &amp; open to the public</strong></p><p>Football player, Army veteran and professional speaker, Daniel Rodriguez has not let any obstacles stop him from accomplishing his goals. Today, he travels around the nation and shares his story. Rodriguez will be speaking at Central Washington University on May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC)&nbsp;Theatre. It is free and open to the public.</p><p><br>After enlisting in the army, Rodriguez spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan where his best friend was killed in the Battle of Kamdesh. Upon returning home, Rodriguez was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal but he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts which took a serious toll on his life.</p><p><br>Reminded of a promise made to his friend that he would keep after his dream, Rodriguez decided to turn his life around. He improved his grades, trained rigorously and made a recruitment video that got thousands of views on YouTube. Eventually, he was offered a spot at Clemson University and just last year was signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams.</p><p><br>Rodriguez tells his motivational story in his autobiography, “Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept.” Among his awards include: Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award 2012, American Hero Award and Armed Forces Merit Award.<br>At only 28 years old, Rodriguez will offer genuine insight into the value of determination and being true to oneself.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br>For more information, contact Diana Kellerman at 509-963-3028 or <a href="mailto:Kellerman@cwu.edu?subject=Daniel%20Rodriguez%20">Kellerman@cwu.edu</a>.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></a href="mailto:Kellerman@cwu.edu?subject=Daniel%20Rodriguez%20">Friday, April 291461965750Tea at 3: Logan Seelyehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/tea-3-logan-seelyeWednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 15:00:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life,New Students<p><img alt="" src="/publicity/sites/cts.cwu.edu.publicity/files/Tea%20%40%203.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 306px;"></p><p><strong>May 11 | 3 p.m.<br>SURC Pit<br>Free | Open to everyone</strong></p><p>Tea at 3 is an engaging and interactive speaker series where attendees hear from CWU faculty, staff and community members as they share stories of their personal journeys to their current places in life.</p><p>On Wednesday, May 11, attendees can join Logan Seelye, 2009 CWU alum, in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit at 3 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.</p><p>As an aspiring high school athlete, Logan Seelye’s world drastically changed his junior year. While tackling a receiver at football camp, Seelye broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury. Doctors told him he would never walk again. Seelye did not believe them and has not stopped fighting since, which he expressed during his keynote speech at his graduation in 2009. Dedicated to self-commitment and discipline, Seelye lives by the saying “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” In 2015 he released a book, “10 and 90: The Tackle that Changed Everything.”</p><p>For more information, please contact Joanne Perez at 509-963-2187 or clce@cwu.edu.</p></br></br>Monday, April 181461023384Alice Kang: "Bargaining for Women's Rights" Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracyhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/alice-kang-bargaining-womens-rights-activism-aspiring-muslim-democracyWednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 16:00:00Academic,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p>May 11 | 4 p.m. | Dean Hall 104<br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Free | Open to all</span><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sponsored by </span>DHC</p><p>Muslim women have been fighting for and recently winning political victories in many countries with most of their success stemming from local women's associations. Dr. Alice Kang will discuss her research on these groups in West Africa, based on her interviews with many of the women who have translated global concepts of democracy and human rights into concrete policy proposals.</p><p>For more information on this event, please contact Madelyn Weber at <a href="mailto:dhc@cwu.edu">dhc@cwu.edu</a> or at 509-963-1900.</p></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></a href="mailto:dhc@cwu.edu">Wednesday, April 201461189178Unheard Voices: Hospice Friends http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/unheard-voices-hospice-friendsWednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 17:30:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life<p>As part of the Unheard Voices program, D&amp;M Coffee Co., the CWU Pre Med club, Hospice Friends, and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement will host a benefit concert and performance night to raise funds and awareness for those in hospice care and their families. The CWU Jazz Combo and Wolf Pack will be the main performances.</p><p>Come out and enjoy the music of the CWU Jazz Combo and the Wolf Pack May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the downtown D&amp;M location, at 301 N Pine St, Ellensburg. Admission is free, but a $5 donation to benefit the cause would be appreciated.<br><br>For more information, please contact Kim Jellison at 509-963-1978 or at <a href="mailto:jellison@cwu.edu">jellison@cwu.edu</a>.</p><p><img alt="" height="205" src="/publicity/sites/cts.cwu.edu.publicity/files/documents/Unheard_fb.jpg" width="438"></p></br></br></a href="mailto:jellison@cwu.edu">Thursday, April 211461256272Speaker Katie Willcox: Healthy is the New Skinnyhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/speaker-katie-willcox-healthy-new-skinnyWednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 18:00:00Student Life,Other<p><strong>SURC Ballroom<br>Free and open to the public</strong></p><p>A former plus size model, Willcox spent much of her time in an industry that is commonly associated with unrealistic, unhealthy body types. After years of struggling with her own negative body image, Willcox decided to make a life change and started eating healthy from a place of self-love instead of self-hatred.</p><p>Today, Willcox travels around the world, sharing her story and educating students on media manipulation and the importance of maintaining a healthy body image. Willcox is the founder and CEO of Healthy is the New Skinny (HNS) which emphasizes positive lifestyles and challenges some of today’s beauty norms. Her other company, Natural Model Management, is a modeling agency that represents those who do not fit standard industry requirements.</p><p>Willcox focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and shedding light on the unrealistic images and beauty standards prevalent in the media.</p><p>For more information, contact Mallory Morse at 509-963-3213 and <a href="mailto:mmorse@cwu.edu?subject=Katie%20Willcox">mmorse@cwu.edu</a>.</p></br></a href="mailto:mmorse@cwu.edu?subject=Katie%20Willcox">Monday, May 21462207458Queer Film Series: The Way He Lookshttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/queer-film-series-way-he-looksWednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 18:00:00Entertainment,Student Life,New Students,Other<p><img alt="" src="/publicity/sites/cts.cwu.edu.publicity/files/the%20way%20he%20looks%20WAC.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 259px;"></p><p><strong>Wednesday, May 11<br>6 p.m. • Black Hall 151<br>Free | Open to Everyone</strong></p><p>The Queer Film Series continues with the showing of "The Way He Looks." This film tells the story of a blind teenager who is finding his way through life, as well as working to achieve a level of independence that those closest to him are hesitant to allow.</p><p>The film is based on the popular short film "I Don't Want To Go Back Alone" which received over 82 awards in festivals worldwide and has more then 3 million views on YouTube.</p><p>More film information can be found at <a href="http://www.thewayhelooks.com" target="_blank">www.thewayhelooks.com</a>.</p><p>The Queer Film Series is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information, email CDSJ at diversity@cwu.edu or 509-963-2127.</p></br></br>Monday, May 21462230474Social Justice Forum: May 10 & 11http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/social-justice-forum-may-10-11-0Wednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 19:00:00Academic,Alumni,Conferences & Camps,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,Training & Professional Development,Other<p><strong>SURC<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Ballroom</span><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Free | Open to the public</span></strong></p><p>The Social Justice Forum, to be held on May 10 and 11 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom, incorporates thought-provoking presenters with an open discussion about the integration of all aspects of life. All events are free and open to the public.</p><p>Mary Poplin, Ph.D. will be participating in the Forum both days, both on the discussion panel and giving an evening talk. Poplin is a Veritas Forum presenter, which are university events that invite participants from a range of beliefs to explore big questions and pursue Truth together.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, May 10<br>Panel Discussion: "Foundations and Applications of Social Justice"<br>3:30 - 5 p.m. | SURC Ballroom</strong><br>Panel: Mary Poplin, Ph.D., CGU School of Education; James Avey, Ph.D., CWU College of Business; Charles Reasons, Ph.D., J.D., CWU Law and Justice Department<br>Moderators: CWU students from Law and Justice Club and Catholic Ministries Club</p><p><strong>Wednesday, May 11<br>Evening Talk: "What Mother Teresa Taught About Justice, Calling and Goodness"<br>7 - 8:30 p.m. | SURC Ballroom | Coffee reception to follow</strong><br>Dr. Poplin's talk will be based on her 2008 book, "Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service." Watch a sample of her talk.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KZ12pCXIvbU?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p><p><strong>Worldview and Social Justice Forums (May 9-11) featuring Mary Poplin, Ph.D.&nbsp;</strong><br>Dr. Poplin, currently serving at the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, is an internationally published author and frequent speaker in Veritas Forums across the country. She will participate in two panel discussions and deliver two lectures, drawing on her experiences working with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta as well as her exploration of contemporary intellectual trends in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.</p><p>Sponsored by Campus Life and the Northwest Center for Organizational Research, with support from The Veritas Forum. For more information, contact Mark Pritchard, Ph.D. at pritcham@cwu.edu or 509-963-2455.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 221461368900Douglas A. Blackmon: “Slavery by Another Name"http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/douglas-blackmon-%E2%80%9Cslavery-another-nameWednesday, May 11Wed, 11 May 2016 19:00:00Academic,Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p><img alt="" src="/publicity/sites/cts.cwu.edu.publicity/files/Douglas%20A%20Blackmon%20WCA.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 306px;"></p><p><strong>SURC Ballroom<br>Free and open to the public</strong></p><p>Our understanding of major historical events is ever changing with the influx of new information and insights. On Wednesday, May 11 Pulitzer-Prize winning author Douglas A. Blackmon will present, “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of African Americans between the Civil War and WWII” at Central Washington University.</p><p>“Slavery by Another Name” recounts the experiences of African American citizens in the south following the abolishment of slavery and the process of their re-enslavement through loopholes and exploitation of the justice system.</p><p>“Even good people,” said Blackmon. “Who believe in beautiful principles, who love their families, who work hard, who do good for their neighbors, who go to a great university like yours, are still capable of becoming savagely cruel—especially when they listen to the simple logic of demagogues.”</p><p>Blackmon will be the featured keynote at the annual First Amendment Festival. In addition to being a Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Blackmon is also a noted journalist, documentarian, film maker and host and executive producer of the PBS Series, “American Forum.”</p><p>This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year’s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central’s community and spark discussions about race and equality.</p><p>For more information contact Stacey Robertson at 509-963-2237 or by email <a href="mailto:srobertson@cwu.edu">srobertson@cwu.edu</a>.</p></br></a href="mailto:srobertson@cwu.edu">Tuesday, May 31462307874Sophomore Service Dayhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/sophomore-service-dayThursday, May 12Thu, 12 May 2016 12:00:00Student Life,Other<p>Volunteer at www.takeactioncwu.com<br>Check-in: Japanese Garden East Entrance</p><p>CWU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to pitch in and give back to the CWU Ellensburg campus through service. On this day we will be raking flower beds, planting flowers, removing garbage, and making the campus sparkle!</p><p>You will receive a t-shirt and water bottle for your participation in this day.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">For more information contact Eric Scott at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">509-963-1074.</span></p></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Tuesday, May 31462320054Non-Traditional Family Movie Night: The Peanuts Moviehttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/non-traditional-family-movie-night-peanuts-movieThursday, May 12Thu, 12 May 2016 18:00:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p>SURC Theatre<br>Free admission<br>Closed Captioning Available<br>Center for Diversity and Social Justice • 509-963-2198</p><p>G • 93 min • Animation/Comedy/Adventure/Family</p><p>Fall in love with Charlie Brown and the gang all over again. The Center for Diversity and Social Justice will be hosting a free presentation of “The Peanuts Movie” on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The showing will be free and open to the public.</p><p>Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest to reinvent himself. Meanwhile his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.</p><p>A free children’s book will be available to all attendees. Please arrive early at 5:30 p.m. to get one.</p><p>For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email <a href="http://cyrusm@cwu.edu">cyrusm@cwu.edu</a>.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fVR4E6Q6u5g?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" frameborder="0" height="390" width="480"></iframe></p></br></br></br>Tuesday, April 261461707539Spoken Word with G Yamazawahttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/spoken-word-g-yamazawaThursday, May 12Thu, 12 May 2016 20:00:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Fine & Performing Arts,Student Life,New Students<p><strong>May 12 | 8 p.m.<br>1891 Bistro&nbsp;<br>Free | Open to all</strong></p><p>Raised by Japanese immigrants in Durham, NC, George Masao Yamazawa is one of the most talented spoken word poets in the entire country. Yamazawa is performing at CWU on May 12 at 8 p.m. in the 1891 Bistro. The event is free and open to all.</p><p>G” is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and a Southern Fried Champion, and has toured over 50 American cities and 5 European countries. Yamazawa is the winner of Kollaboration Star and 2013 Kundiman Fellow. G has also been featured at the Pentagon and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. G Yamazawa’s poetry has been published in “Beltway Quarterly,” “Asian Fortune Magazine” and “27 Views of Durham,” and he has shared the stages with Michelle Kwan, Danny Glover and United States Vice President Joe Biden.</p><p>At just 26 years old, G Yamazawa has appeared at venues and universities across the nation including the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival and TV One’s season 3 of Verses and Flow. G has recently released a book of poetry and a spoken word album, and plans to return back to his first love, hip hop. Experience the journey of self-discovery G Yamazawa found himself on by challenging his pen to write with conviction.</p><p>For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or drummond@cwu.edu.</p></br></br>Monday, April 251461600788ASCWU Public Meetingshttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/ascwu-public-meetings-2Friday, May 13Fri, 13 May 2016 9:00:00Academic,Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p>he ASCWU Student Government uses this weekly meeting in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit to discuss issues of interest and concern to students, vote on actions, recognize clubs and hear public comment.</p><p>For more information, contact the ASCWU Student Government&nbsp; at 509-963-1693 or <a href="mailto:ascwu@cwu.edu">ascwu@cwu.edu</a>, on the web at <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/ascwu">www.cwu.edu/ascwu</a> or visit their office in SURC room 236.</p></a href="mailto:ascwu@cwu.edu">Monday, April 181460996027CWUp Late: Putt Putt, Popcorn, Pop Tarts & Prizes http://www.cwu.edu/publicity/cwup-late-putt-putt-popcorn-pop-tarts-prizesFriday, May 13Fri, 13 May 2016 20:00:00Alumni,Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p><strong>SURC Pit<br>Free | Open to CWU students</strong></p><p>CWUp Late is back and ready for all of CWU’s night owls to flock to the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. On May 13, Campus Activities will be hosting the second event in their late night spring quarter programming that allows students the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free night while creating new friendships. The night will kick off at 8 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m.</p><p>With everything from indoor golf, snacks, and movies, this won’t be your typical night in the SURC. The box office smash-hit “Happy Gilmore” is set to play along with a putt putt golf course, making for a night any golfer would love. Prizes include a patio table and chairs with the grand prize- a new hammock! Snacks will also be available for students to enjoy throughout their evening.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">For more information about the event, please contact Campus Activities at drummond@cwu.edu.</span></p></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Tuesday, May 31462304221Tennis Wildcat Grand Slamhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/tennis-wildcat-grand-slamSaturday, May 14Sat, 14 May 2016 0:00:00Entertainment,Sports & Recreation,Student Life,New Students<p>Fred &amp; Valerie Lister Tennis Facility<br>Free</p><p>www.cwu.edu/sport-clubs</p></br>Friday, March 181458320071International Community Program: Home Buildhttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/international-community-program-home-buildSaturday, May 14Sat, 14 May 2016 8:30:00Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Student Life,New Students<p><strong>Volunteers meet on SURC East Patio<br>Free | Open to CWU students</strong></p><p>Join Central’s international students on May 14 and partner with Habitat for Humanity to give back to the community in a home build! The Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to Central students.</p><p>Volunteers are asked to register, by May 11, for the home build at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage or in SURC 256. Prior to the home build, volunteers are asked to meet on the SURC East Patio. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Sign up today and build strength and stability in our community by providing someone with a home!</p><p>This event is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. For more information please contact Joanne Perez at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu .</p></br>Thursday, April 281461860949Storm Drain Stencilinghttp://www.cwu.edu/publicity/storm-drain-stencilingSaturday, May 14Sat, 14 May 2016 9:30:00Student Life,New Students<p>Student volunteers will disperse around Ellensburg labeling storm drains with a reminder of the impact dumping pollutants down the drain has on the environment. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Lunch will be provided to all volunteers who participate.</p><p>Volunteers are asked to sign in at 9:30 a.m. They will leave for their locations at 10 a.m. and be back to the SURC for lunch at 1 p.m. Do your part in keeping the Yakima River and it's tributaries clean. Sign up today!!</p><p>Visit the CLCE in SURC 256 to start volunteering. If you have volunteered with the CLCE before, you can sign up for volunteer opportunities at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage. For more information, call 509-963-1850 or email <a href="mailto:clce@cwu.edu?subject=ATTN%3A%20Storm%20Drain">clce@cwu.edu</a>.</p></a href="mailto:clce@cwu.edu?subject=ATTN%3A%20Storm%20Drain">Monday, May 21462208416