CWUSURC CalendarSURC Calendarhttps://www.cwu.edu/surc/calendaren-usDrinking Habits at CWU: Wellness Center Debunks Myths, Promotes Facts all weekhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/drinking-habits-cwu-wellness-center-debunks-myths-promotes-facts-all-weekMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 0:00:00Seminars & Workshops,Student Life<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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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></br></br></br></br></br></br>Thursday, April 231429802003College Civics Week/ASCWU Student Government Schedule of Eventshttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/college-civics-weekascwu-student-government-schedule-eventsMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 0:00:00Student Life<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.<br><br>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.<br><br>ASCWU-Student Government General Elections Online Voting Opens<br>8 p.m.<br>www.cwu.edu/ascwu/<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 241429903390CWU College Civics Weekhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/cwu-college-civics-weekMonday, May 4Mon, 04 May 2015 0:00:00Student Life<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.<br><br>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></br></br>Friday, April 241429903466College Civics Week: Keynote Speaker WA State Rep. Melanie Stambaughhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/college-civics-week-keynote-speaker-wa-state-rep-melanie-stambaughTuesday, May 5Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00Entertainment,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life<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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 241429903199College Civics Week: Keynote Speaker WA State Rep. Hans Zeigerhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/college-civics-week-keynote-speaker-wa-state-rep-hans-zeigerWednesday, May 6Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00Entertainment,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life<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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, April 241429903141Student Focus Group for CWU/Downtown Connection Pathwayhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/student-focus-group-cwudowntown-connection-pathwayThursday, May 7Thu, 07 May 2015 0:00:00Student Life<p>May 7<br>Student Focus Group for CWU/Downtown Connection Pathway<br><br>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.<br><br>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:<br><br>10 a.m. – 11 a.m.<br>Campus Trailhead<br><br>11 a.m. – noon<br>Residential Thoroughfare<br><br>Noon – 1 p.m.<br>Downtown Destinations<br><br>1 p.m. – 2 p.m.<br>Connection Theme<br><br>For more information contact Cherie Wilson, Student Union associate director at 509-963-1350 or wilsonc@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, May 11430510371CWU hosts First Amendment Festival http://www.cwu.edu/surc/cwu-hosts-first-amendment-festivalMonday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 0:00:00Academic,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life<p>Monday, May 11 to Thursday, May 14<br>Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC)<br>Free and open to the public<br><br>Cynthia Mitchell, CWU Associate Professor of Print Journalism<br>509-963-1063<br>mitchelc@cwu.edu<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Thursday, April 301430407542 First Amendment Festival keynote presentation: “An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie”http://www.cwu.edu/surc/first-amendment-festival-keynote-presentation-%E2%80%9C-american-activist-palestine-remembering-rachelMonday, May 11Mon, 11 May 2015 16:00:00Entertainment,Seminars & Workshops<p>Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m.<br>Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom<br>Free and open to the public<br><br>Cynthia Mitchell, CWU Associate Professor of Print Journalism<br>509-963-1063<br>mitchelc@cwu.edu<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Thursday, April 301430407813Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet/Literary Advocate Allison Joseph http://www.cwu.edu/surc/lion-rock-visiting-writers-series-welcomes-poetliterary-advocate-allison-josephTuesday, May 12Tue, 12 May 2015 19:30:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Student Life<p>Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.<br>Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre<br>Free and open to the public<br><br>Lisa Norris, CWU English Department<br>509-963-1745<br>NorrisL@cwu.edu<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or english@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Friday, May 11430510519Sophomore Half-Way-There Celebrationhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/sophomore-half-way-there-celebrationWednesday, May 13Wed, 13 May 2015 12:00:00Student Life<p>Wednesday, May 13 from noon to 6 p.m.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit</span></p><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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Be proud of your achievements and join your peers along with UHNSP in celebrating the halfway mark of your college campaign.<br><br>For more information please contact UHNSP at 509-963-1831 or housing@cwu.edu.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br></br></br></br></br>Tuesday, April 281430235240Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger to Visit CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/holocaust-survivor-dr-edith-eger-visit-cwuWednesday, May 13Wed, 13 May 2015 19:00:00Seminars & Workshops,Student Life<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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>For more information contact the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Tuesday, April 211429631353 First Amendment Festival presents “Food For Thought”http://www.cwu.edu/surc/first-amendment-festival-presents-%E2%80%9Cfood-thought%E2%80%9D-0Thursday, May 14Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:00Academic,Seminars & Workshops<p>Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.<br>Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio<br>Free and open to the public<br><br>Cynthia Mitchell, CWU Associate Professor of Print Journalism<br>509-963-1063<br>mitchelc@cwu.edu<br><br>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.&nbsp; All events are free and open to the public.<br><br>As a way of demonstrating the power of free speech, the festival will offer “Food for Thought” on Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio, during which attendees will have the chance to trade their First Amendment rights for a slice of free cheese pizza.<br><br>For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Thursday, April 301430407691 #TBT screening of “The Breakfast Club”http://www.cwu.edu/surc/tbt-screening-%E2%80%9C-breakfast-club%E2%80%9DThursday, May 14Thu, 14 May 2015 20:00:00Entertainment,Student Life<p>Who wants to watch movies indoors when you can sprawl out on the grass and enjoy the spring weather? A special Throwback Thursday (#TBT) outdoor screening of “The Breakfast Club” will be held Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. on the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Lawn. This event is free and open to the public.<br><br>Celebrating 30 years since its release, “The Breakfast Club” follows five high school students who meet in detention and, during their time together, find they have more in common than they first thought.<br><br>If the weather rains on this #TBT parade, the event will move indoors to the SURC Pit. Closed captioning is available, please contact event staff 30 minutes prior to the film.<br><br>For more information please contact Billie Syverson, Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450 or syversonb@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Thursday, April 231429801943CWU Evening of Recognition Ceremonyhttp://www.cwu.edu/surc/cwu-evening-recognition-ceremonyWednesday, May 20Wed, 20 May 2015 17:30:00Student Life<p>Individuals who make positive impacts on the lives of others deserve to be recognized – and that’s exactly what the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) plans on doing at the 18th annual Evening of Recognition Wednesday, May 20 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This awards reception includes dinner and an introductory speech by CWU President Jim Gaudino. For anyone looking to recognize an outstanding member of the CWU community, nominations are due by Friday, April 24 and can be submitted online at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage or in person at the CLCE office in SURC 260.<br><br>The Evening of Recognition is a night devoted to honoring those that go above and beyond for the improvement of the CWU community. The award recipients have shown a positive influence on the CWU campus while exemplifying servant leadership.<br><br>For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br>Tuesday, March 311427826276CWU’s Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)http://www.cwu.edu/surc/cwu%E2%80%99s-symposium-university-research-and-creative-expression-sourceThursday, May 21Thu, 21 May 2015 8:00:00Academic,Exhibits,Student Life<p>Some of the best work produced by the CWU community this year will be on display Thursday, May 21 at SOURCE— CWU’s Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression—from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC). This event is free and open to the public.<br><br>SOURCE is a university-wide forum that showcases all genres of scholarly work by CWU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. Whether it’s a creative writing piece, biological research or a choreographed dance, SOURCE provides students with a platform to showcase their hard work and accomplishments. Attending SOURCE not only supports the hard work of the presenters, but also provides an opportunity to join in celebrating the diversity of scholarly research and creative works being undertaking at CWU.<br><br>To learn more about SOURCE, or to view this year’s program and schedule of events, visit www.cwu.edu/source.<br><br>For more information contact Kara Gabriel, SOURCE Committee chair, at 509-963-2387 or gabrielk@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Monday, March 161426519442