Washington State Supreme Court Justice Gonzalez to Speak at CWU

CWU CDSJ has brought a variety of people from politicians to performers to campus to share their personal stories and offer perspective on equality, acceptance and diversity. CDSJ is partnering with the CWU Law and Justice Club and CWU MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan) to host Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez TODAY, April 6 at 6:30pm in SURC 137. Gonzalez will give a speech entitled “The Promise of Equality is Justice for all.” Attendance is free and open to the public.

Gonzalez began his six-year term on the Washington State Supreme Court in 2012, before which he served on the King County Superior Court and practiced both criminal and civil law. Because Gonzalez is passionate about providing all people with access to the justice system, as a lawyer he regularly represented people who could not afford lawyers pro bono. Throughout his career, he has received many awards, including the “2012 Difference Makers Award” from the American Bar Association’s Solo and the Exceptional Member Award from the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, among many other achievements.


Election Season has Arrived!

The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Student Government elections have arrived once again, which means (if you don’t already know) it’s time to inform yourselves on each of the seven positions that you will be voting on or even running for!

The seven positions up for grabs for the 2015-2016 school year and the students that currently hold each position are as follows:

  • President: Yosef Gamble
  • Executive Vice President: Nick Shuey
  • Vice President for Clubs and Organizations: Phil Rush
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs: Jennifer Treadway
  • Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs: Spencer Biallas
  • Vice President for Student Life and Facilities: Rob Lane
  • Vice President for Legislative Affairs: Cassie DuBore

For a full list of responsibilities and duties each of these positions hold, visit cwu.edu/ascwu.

If you have found yourself wanting to run for one of these positions, visit Campus Life in SURC 263 or cwu.edu/ascwu/election-candidate-registration to request your election packet and background check form. Completed election packets are due to the Campus Life Office in SURC 263 before filing closes on April 10th by 4pm!!

Even if you aren’t interested in running, be sure to vote! Voting is the best way one can voice their opinion.. You will not only vote on who YOUR new student government officers will be, but also on any ballot initiatives (i.e. new fees). By voting, YOU have the power to accept or deny what it is you are voting for. The most important thing as a voter is to be informed. So if you aren’t too sure what the Vice President of Academic Affairs is responsible for, visit cwu.edu/ascwu and learn! It’s that easy!

Primary Election ONLINE voting opens on April 20th at 8pm, Primary Election POLLING SITES open on April 22nd at 10am -7pm at the East and West SURC entrances.

The time is now to make a difference and impact the student body in a positive way. Get campaigning, Wildcats!


The SOURCE of CWU’s Greatness

Since you were a kid, hanging your best school work on the fridge has been an acknowledgement that you did an exceptional job, you went above and beyond, you showed that exam, or paper or arts and crafts project “whatcha got.”

While there’s nothing wrong with still hanging your work on the fridge, since you’ve stepped up into college, shouldn’t you also step up how you show off your best work?

For those at CWU who have completed work this year that they are especially proud of, the Symposium for University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate that work. Submissions for SOURCE are now open online at www.cwu.edu/source and will stay open until Friday, April 10. Those students whose submissions are selected will have the honor of presenting their work at SOURCE, which will take place on Thursday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. throughout the SURC.

SOURCE is a university-wide forum designed to showcase all genres of scholarly work by CWU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. Submissions may take the form of an oral, poster or video presentation; a performance; a creative exhibit; or a constructed object. 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. (And, just to point it out, you can’t put a choreographed dance on the fridge, and it’s also difficult to put up a fifteen page research paper. Who has that many refrigerator magnets?)

Although it is an honor just to present at SOURCE, every year a number of presenters earn Outstanding Presentation awards. Last year, the winners were honored with a ceremony at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, which included dinner, presentations and a speech by CWU President James Gaudino. Along with this, each winning presenter also received a medal for his or her achievement.

One of the best thing about SOURCE is the variety of work it includes, so whatever project you’re most proud of, there could definitely be a place for it. There’s one way to find out.

To learn more about SOURCE, check out Daniel Fisher’s story in this year’s winter Hype, which can be found right here on our blog. Or, contact Dr. Kara Gabriel, SOURCE Committee Chair, at 509-963-2387 or gabrielk@cwu.edu.

Baseball and Softball and Rugby, oh my!

What better way to enjoy this beautiful weather than to watch some CWU baseball, softball AND rugby?! This weekend is full of FREE CWU sporting events for everyone!


Friday, March 13th:

  • CWU BaSports_mar13_WCAseball vs NW Nazarene at 1pm & 4pm at the CWU Baseball Fields
  • CWU Softball vs NW Nazarene at 1pm & 3pm at the CWU Softball Field



Saturday, March 14th:

  • Sports_mar14-rugby_WCACWU Men’s Rugby vs University of Oregon at 12pm at the CWU Rugby Pitch
  • CWU Softball vs NW Nazarene at 12pm & 2pm at the CWU Softball Field
  • CWU Baseball vs NW Nazarene at 1pm & 4pmat the CWU Baseball Fields
    • CWU Men’s Rugby vs Seattle Saracens at 2pm at the CWU Rugby PitchSports_mar14-_WCA

Going Once, Going Twice, Are You Going?! CWU Psych Club Silent Auction

The CWU Psychology Club is on the road to the Western Psychology Association (WPA) convention in Las Vegas this spring, and invites everyone to help the club get to Vegas by attending the Psychology Club Silent Auction tomorrow! Come enjoy dinner, live music and a photobooth Saturday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom.

There will be something for everyone to bid on, including items from the Wildcat Shop, Seahawks and Sounders gear, Silverwood theme park tickets and much more!




Tickets are $15 in advance online at https://psychologyclub.yapsody.com or $20 at the door.

The Langston Hughes Project Comes to CWU!


Nearly 50 years after the famous American poet Langston Hughes’ death, his long-lost synergy of poetry and jazz music is brought back to life through the multimedia performance, The Langston Hughes Project. The concert performance of Hughes’ famous jazz poem, “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz” features the jazz group The Ron McCurdy Quartet, spoken-word poetry and images from the Harlem Renaissance.

Hughes was a Harlem Renaissance poet, writer and activist who changed literature with his jazz poetry. Hughes’ piece, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” was his tribute to the struggle for artistic and social freedom for Africans and African-Americans in the 1960s not only in America but all over the world. The piece was originally intended to be in collaboration with jazz musicians Charles Mingus and Randy Weston, however Hughes’ passing in 1967 left the piece in the planning stages.

The music, spoken-word and imagery video representing the work of Hughes makes for a promising eventful performance TONIGHT at 7pm in the SURC Theatre! Here is a little sneak-peak of what to expect!

SEOIs: The Time is Now!

Villains. Heroes. SEOIs. Corgis.

All will be revealed.

It’s that time of the quarter again for students to fill out their SEOIs (Student Evaluation of Instruction). From March 2 to March 15, students can access these anonymous surveys through their CWU emails and Canvas, and have the opportunity to give their professors direct feedback.

SEOIs are more important than many students realize, and the more students who participate the more weight SEOIs carry. Watch the SEOI movie trailer to learn more, and help stop the SEOI Haterz.

SEOIs need you!