Students of Color Summit: Agents of Change

Students of Color Conference-33Excitement, friendships and the drive to create change and positive influences are just a few things that the Students of Color Summit generated at CWU earlier this month.

On the first weekend of April, CWU partnered with the Washington Student Association to host over 224 students from 13 universities and schools to celebrate diversity and inclusivity through a fun and immersive environment.

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Get Fit with the CWU Recreation Center for Spring Quarter

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Tone up and get fit with the CWU Recreation CenterThe Spring Group Fitness Schedule has been posted, so don’t delay yourself the opportunity to tone up and get fit! The recreation staff works hard to provide a variety of engaging, calorie blasting courses for the Wildcat community, so throw on your gym clothes and get to class!

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Attention incoming, first year CWU students: Register NOW for the Experience Leadership Project!

Sept. 15 – 17

Camp Ghormley, Rimrock, WA

Attention incoming, first year CWU students: This 3-day experience is an opportunity to build friendships with fellow students, form lasting bonds, learn about opportunities for involvement, and enhance leadership skills. Discover opportunities for leadership involvement and life outside the classroom! Throughout the retreat, you will enjoy the spirit of the outdoors while meeting other students. So, what are you waiting for? EXPERIENCE your leadership potential this September!
*As an ELP participant, you will move into your residence hall on Monday evening before ELP.

Sign up at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage, by calling 509-963-2187 or stop by SURC 256

CWU Family Weekend on the horizon, get ready for papa cat and mama cat

As corny as the headline sounds, it doesn’t make it not true. As you may have heard, Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re freaking out right now.

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But worry not! Family Weekend is here and what better way to impress your mother (don’t forget father…brothers and sisters can wait…JK, they’re cool too) than a weekend with their kids at college.

It’s well known and documented that college kids thrive in their natural habitat of sweat pants, greasy food and sleeping in until 1 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. on weekends (might be a bit too early actually, 4 p.m.?).

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Luckily, your parents will be there to break you out of the habit. Yay!

But seriously though, Family Weekend is chocked full of fun events for the whole fam, including comedians, brunch and live music. That means you can laugh, eat and rock-out with the family without ever having to leave campus!

Now pick up your room, buy some flowers and don’t forget to give mom some smoochies, cause Family Weekend is here. You’ll like it, I swear.

A full Family Weekend schedule can be found here.

Intramural Inspiration

The winter intramural season is drawing to a close – teams are headed into playoffs in everything from badminton to basketball – which means it’s not too early to start grabbing your friends and forming spring intramural teams. For many students, the idea of competing in a sport they’ve maybe never played before or haven’t played since high school can seem a little daunting, but here are some common intramural myths I would like to clear up after having given intramurals a try myself for the first time this quarter.

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(This is my team, the Flying Unicorns. As you can tell by our team name, intramurals are all about having fun. Otherwise we would be the Serious Unicorns).

Myth 1: You have to have solid athletic skills to join an intramural team.

– Wrong! As long as you go in with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn, you’ll be fine. Most of the people on my indoor soccer team hadn’t played since high school, and one of our teammates had never played before, but we’re three and three going into the playoffs. Intramurals are for fun, not Olympic level competition.

Myth 2: Intramurals will take up too much of my time.

– No way! Games are typically twice a week, so if you have two to three hours a week to spare, you’ll be just fine. The games are also usually between 7 and 10:30 p.m., which alleviates conflicts with classes or other activities. Whether or not a team practices is up to the team members, but practices are not required. As long as your team has subs, it’s also not required that you attend every game. For example, one of my teammates is typically busy on Thursday nights, so he’ll play only on Tuesdays. We have plenty of guy subs, so this is no big deal.

Myth 3: I don’t have the money to play an intramural sport.

– Don’t worry! Intramurals are designed for college students, so a college budget has been kept in mind. The fee per team is typically about $50, which split between seven or eight people isn’t a big investment. Depending on the sport, you may need to purchase some gear, but this won’t add up to too much either. There are no team uniforms, so as long as you and your friends all have t-shirts of the same color, you’ll be good to go.

Myth 4: I don’t have enough people for a team, so I wouldn’t be able to play.

– That’s fixable! A lot of times teams without enough people will join together. If you want to go it alone, you can register as a free agent and join a team that way, which is a great way to make new friends. If you’re having trouble forming a team, don’t hesitate to contact the intramural staff – they’re there to help you get playing.

Myth 5: There’s no intramural sport that I would want to do.

– Have you seen the list? Just this season there’s basketball, indoor soccer, indoor flag football, bubbleball soccer, volleyball and dodgeball. In other seasons, there has been everything from pickleball to ping pong, and many of the spring intramural sports are outdoors.

If you want a chance to hang out with your friends, stay physically active and enjoy some friendly competition, intramurals should be your go to. For more information about intramurals at CWU, head to http://www.imleagues.com.