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CWU SURC Ballroom

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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April 2014

Career Quest Job and Internship Fair at CWU

April 10, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

Looking for a job, an internship or a graduate school can seem daunting, but CWU Career Services is here to help. Come out for Career Quest, Career Services' 41st annual job and internship fair, Thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to dress in business casual attire and bring plenty of resumes. Planning for the future…

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October 2014

To Write Love on Her Arms founder to speak at CWU

October 2, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

Addiction, depression and other mental health disorders are leading causes of suicide among young adults within our community. To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a foundation launched by Jamie Tworkowski in 2006 in support of a friend who was then entering rehab, and has grown into a nationwide movement. Join CWU in welcoming Tworkowski as he speaks on behalf of the organization’s mission, accompanied by a musical performance by Seattle-based singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen.

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EDM Show: Freaknight Travelling Circus

October 4, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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$25

For the first time ever, USC Events, the company behind some of the greatest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals like Paradiso, Resolution and Life in Color, has added a Freaknight Traveling Circus tour to their famous Halloween themed EDM show Freaknight, which takes place each year in Seattle. Thanks to 88.1 The ‘Burg and Campus Activities, CWU will be hosting the tour’s finale on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. and attendees must…

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CWU Homecoming Dance: Dance Central

October 17, 2014 @ 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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$5 – $10

Homecoming Dance: Dance Central Friday, Oct. 17 9-11:30 p.m. SURC Ballroom $5 at www.cwu.edu/tickets or $10 at the door   Who says cats don’t dance? Wildcats do! It’s time again for CWU’s annual Homecoming dance, hosted by the Residence Hall Association (RHA). 88.1 The ‘Burg will bring the music, and are sure to get all attendees out on the dance floor. Students, alumni and guests are all invited to attend Friday, Oct. 17 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. in the…

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CWU Homecoming Entertainment Headliner: Musician Phillip Phillips w/ Christian Burghardt

October 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
$20 – $40

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips is set to bring his rootsy brand of rock-and-roll to Central as the entertainment headliner for CWU Homecoming 2014, with Portland musician Christian Burghardt opening. Everyone is invited to attend Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $20 for CWU students w/ID, $30 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets, and are selling fast; so, don’t hesitate to buy…

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CWU Job, Internship and Grad School Fair

October 23, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

Free Open to the public   CWU Career Services is hosting an all-majors career event for students, alumni and community members seeking jobs, internships or graduate school opportunities. Companies and agencies recruiting from all academic disciplines will be on hand, including Edward Jones Investments, Peace Corps, The Boeing Company, Verizon Wireless and many more. In addition, there will be a LinkedIn Photo Booth available from 10 a.m. to noon to take professional photos that can be used on social media…

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22nd annual Boo Central

October 31, 2014 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

Trick or treat, smell my feet! Give the youngsters the ultimate treat this year by bringing them to the 22nd annual Boo Central Friday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Children ages pre-school to 4th grade are welcome to attend this popular free event, but must be accompanied by an adult.   With help from various CWU clubs and organizations, there will be activities, games, face painting, give-a-ways and much…

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November 2014

CWU Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction Fair

November 6, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

CWU Career Services is hosting the Engineering, Technologies, Safety and Construction Fair for Central students, alumni and community members seeking jobs or internship. Renowned companies and agencies will be on hand, including: The Boeing Company, Bonneville Power Administration, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Granite Construction Company and many more. Disciplines being recruited include: Engineering Technologies, Construction Management, Electronic Systems, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing, Industrial Technology, Distribution Management, Safety and Health Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Accounting and Business.   So be sure to…

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CWU Comedy Night: Drew Barth and Brian Moote

November 21, 2014 @ 9:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
$5

Those in the Ellensburg area who love comedy are in luck: Thanks to CWU Campus Activities, there’s no need to travel far to see a great live comedy show, because one is coming to CWU. On Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. at the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom, comedians Drew Barth and Brian Moote will be co-headlining Comedy Night, a live comedy event open to the public. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 general…

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March 2015

“The Acoustic Ninja” Trace Bundy Performs Live at CWU

March 5, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

Awed fans across the country and the world have dubbed Trace Bundy as “The Acoustic Ninja” due to his unique and skillful manipulation of the acoustic guitar. He has been a recurring featured performer at CWU since 2007, and Campus Activities is excited to welcome him back for another captivating performance Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.   Many of Bundy’s songs…

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May 2015

Inaugural MEChA Dance: live music, activities & food

May 9, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
$5 – $8

Join CWU’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) chapter in celebrating diversity for a good cause at their very first MEChA dance Saturday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for CWU students, $8 general admission and free for mothers and children under 10. All money collected will go towards 2015 CWU Latino graduates. Dance activities will include live music (DJ and banda), live mariachis, folkloric dancers, children’s…

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Spring Concert Featuring Seattle Artists Sol, Grynch and Nacho Picasso

May 15, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free – $35

The Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government is hosting three up-and-coming Northwest musicians Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom; doors open at 7:15 p.m. The concert will feature Seattle hip-hip artist Sol as the headliner, with opening acts by rappers Grynch and Nacho Picasso. Thanks to a special offer from the ASCWU-Student Government, tickets for CWU students are free and can be picked up at the Wildcat Shop in the…

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CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Professional Drag Show

May 27, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
Free

It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned at CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows. One distinguished…

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October 2015

Homecoming Entertainment Headliner: Iliza Shlesinger

October 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
$12 – $25

NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger is set to bust a few guts as the entertainment headliner for CWU Homecoming 2015. Everyone is invited to attend Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $12 for CWU students w/ID, $18 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets. Since winning Season 6 of “Last Comic Standing” Shlesinger has found resounding success performing live stand-up…

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March 2016

Dr. Corey Hebert Public Talk

March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA

A passion for healing, a knack for speaking. Renowned pediatrician, speaker and television health correspondent, Dr. Corey Hebert will speak at CWU on March 9 at 7 p.m. in a free, open to the public event in the SURC Ballroom after a similar talk on March 8 at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. The doctor, who has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, NBC and more will give a talk titled “KNOW THYSELF? Keys to the Pursuit of…

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April 2016

Norm Stamper Public Talk

April 5, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA

Who polices the police? According to Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief, the community. On April 5, at 7 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom, Stamper will give a talk titled “Community Policing in the Age of Police Militarization” about the importance of community involvement in policing on local, national and global levels. Stamper was a career cop, serving on both the San Diego and Seattle police forces for a total of over 30 years that stepped down from the position…

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CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice Women’s Poetry Slam

April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA

An evening of jazz, art, and empowerment. On April 7, CWU’s Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will be hosting a women’s poetry slam at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation (SURC) Ballroom. The event, which will feature women from all walks of life on and off of CWU’s campus reading poems, will also feature living painting and jazz. “It’s a celebration of the power of voice and story,” Taylor Boteilho, Student Program Coordinator for the CDSJ,…

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May 2016

An Evening With The Filharmonic

May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
$3 – $7

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! 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.…

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October 2016

Lion Rock Visiting Author Eduardo Corral

October 18, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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The annual CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series continues this month with poet Eduardo C. Corral, the first Latino recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. There will be two opportunities to hear Corral on Tuesday, October 18. He will be reading from his award-winning book of poetry, “Slow Lightning,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. He will also be giving a craft talk titled, “The Triggering World: Using the Senses to Generate Language,” in Black…

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October 2017

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 27, 2017 @ 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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Free

Let’s do the Time Warp Again! In only its second year, the interactive Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming back to CWU to kick off Halloween weekend. Put on by Campus Activities, this Wildcat rendition of the sci-fi classic was inspired by student Libby Akin last year, and it was immediately a hit. According to Tray Mayfield, they were only expecting 100 guests last year, and were pumped when they received 600. This year, they’ve prepared by setting up the…

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October 2019

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Fair at CWU

October 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Fair at CWU Over 80 employers will be present at this career fair, seeking applicants for a range of positions, from internships to full-time professional positions. Employers will predominantly be recruiting those educated/trained in engineering, construction management, and safety and health management. This event is free and open to all.  October 3, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT More information about employers attending can be found at https://cwu-csm.symplicity.com/events/2019etsc.

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CWU Homecoming Comedian, Joel McHale

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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$25

Kick off Homecoming weekend with award-winning comedian and actor Joel McHale! Joel is most recognized as the fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger in "Community," and had us all laughing through his weekly news/pop culture recaps during E! Network's "The Soup." General Admission tickets are on sale now at www.cwu.edu/tickets. View the full Homecoming week schedule of events at www.cwu.edu/homecoming.

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November 2019

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at CWU

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
CWU SURC Ballroom, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 USA
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Free

Saturday, 11/2/2019 Event Time: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Event Location: Procession starts at Dean Hall and moves to SURC. Event in SURC Ballroom Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is an event that celebrates the richness of Latin traditions and honors deceased loved ones. Join the festivities on Saturday, November 2nd. Día de los Muertos originates from the indigenous people of Mexico, and they recognize death is a natural part of the human life cycle, therefore this day…

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