“One Proud World” EQuAl presents Pride Week Queer Art Show

Gallery 420 in Downtown Ellensburg
May 30 – June 5, 2016
Reception during First Friday Artwalk 5 – 7 p.m. on June 3, 2016.

Student Union Digital Exhibition
May 30 – June 3, 2016

About the exhibition

The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression. Help us build and affirm Central’s Queer Community, challenge traditional notions of identity, art, and the Queer Experience.

Submissions were accepted for consideration in all mediums, from all CWU and Ellensburg Artists.

A limited number of works were chosen by the jurors for exhibition at Gallery 420 in Downtown Ellensburg May 30 – June 5, 2016. Additionally, every entry received will be featured in a digital exhibition displayed during CWU Pride Week in SURC 137B starting May 30.


Philippe Pirrip
Graduate Art Student, Central Washington University

Monica Miller
Executive Director, Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Justin Colt Beckman
Board President, PUNCH Gallery, Seattle WA

Awards will be selected by the jurors, including:
Best of Show ($500 scholarship or cash prize)
Inclusivity and Diversity Award ($200 cash prize)


Works To Be Exhibited at Gallery 420

and this poem by Pyper Stever.

Works To Be Exhibited at the Student Union Digital Exhibition

… and this poem and this poem by Pyper Stever.

Taglianno’s Pasta – the SURC’s Garden of Olives

I’m not sure if you knew this, but, Taglianno’s is actually really good. I always forget we have pasta in the SURC, but when I remember, it’s almost like discovering the ocean for the first time.

Big servings

Perhaps Taglianno’s best claim to fame is the generous serving size. For only $4.60, you can get a large plate of pasta with sauce, and for just $1.10 more, add some veggies to the mix. Adding meat ups the price to $8.20, but as a vegetarian I’ve never tried it. I have, however, heard it’s worth it.

For just $1.05 you can get a breadstick to go with dinner, and believe me, they’re legit. Or, size up a plate from the amazing salad bar right next door.


Big flavor

Just like a traditional pasta joint, Taglianno’s pan fries the sauce and noodles together into delicious medly. Unlike a boring a pasta restaurant, though, they do it right in front of your eyes!

Starting with garlic or oil, you have a choice of pasta noodles including: gluten-free, whole grain, or regular.

Don’t forget the most important part, the sauce! I like to think of myself as a self-proclaimed sauce guru (I’m really good at heating up Ragu I’m told) and take it from me, Taglianno’s pesto sauce is ungodly. The rest of the mix are delicious on their own right, but the pesto is out of this world – definitely recommend.


On top of that, you can add a number of protein options ranging from the classics like meatballs and sausage, to the fancy kind of chicken and shrimp. And don’t forget the veggies.

Big personalities

In-between firing up confectionary art for students, the staff at Taglianno’s like to create another kind of….art. Meet this unicorn.


I’m told it was made from noodles. And don’t worry, no real unicorns were harmed in the making.


If you’re a student looking for some grub, be sure to check out Taglianno’s. I can guarantee you’ll enjoy it. And if you’re feeling brave, ask to try the unicorn pasta.

New Fall Hypes hitting newsstands soon!

Fall Quarter 2014 Hypes will be here next week! Be sure to grab one to find out about all the great events and programs happening at Central! Copies will be in all the Residence Hall mailboxes, throughout the SURC and campus, and online right here on this blog – just look in the right hand column -> 


CWU’s Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

SOURCE, the Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression, takes place this Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC). There are over 350 presentations from students, faculty and staff. That’s 350 new things to learn and experience all in one day! Wow! Music, museum, math, Manastash, Mexico, minerals and mountains! Those are just topics that start with M!

On Thursday, stop by the SOURCE desk outside the Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the SURC so that we can point you in the direction of something that interests you. Be prepared to be amazed by our incredible students.

Information is available at http://www.cwu.edu/source. You can also search the entire schedule at Brooks Library digital commons: http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2014/

See you Thursday!
Kara Gabriel, SOURCE Committee Chair