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Michelle Bagley named director
Michelle Bagley, president of the Oregon Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, has been appointed director of library services at Clark College’s Lewis D. Cannell Library, reports Clark president Bob Knight.
Bagley previously served as librarian and portal administrator for Western Culinary Institute, Portland. She also worked for Powell’s Books, B. Dalton Booksellers and Pier 1 Imports.
Bagley graduated from Minot State University and earned a masters degree in library science at Emporia State University, Kansas.
Bagley is also co-chair of the Oregon Special Libraries Association’s continuing education program, and is co-chair elect of the association’s leadership and management division.
Columbia Springs earns grant
Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center, which operates the former 100-acre state fish hatchery on East Evergreen Boulevard in Vancouver, has been granted a $42,550 grant from the state Parks and Recreation Commission to help low-income and homeless youngsters connect with nature.
The grant is part of a statewide No Child Left Inside program created by the state legislature.
The local grant will bring children to the Columbia Springs Center, where they will be exposed to a wide variety of outdoors programs.
The outdoor programs will be developed through a partnership with Susan Finley, a Washington State University Vancouver professor who heads the masters in teaching program and oversees the At Home School Program.
Columbia Springs encompasses a nature preserve, wetlands, lakes, wooded areas, meadow habitats and hiking trails. Last year the center provided hands-on environmental education for over 10,000 students.
James Swanger named Street
Clark County District Court judge James Swanger has been named Street Law Educator-of-the-Year by the national nonprofit Street Law organization founded at Georgetown University in 1972.
Swanger, a graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School, currently assists in the Street Law program in his alma mater. Swanger also started Street Law programs at Lewis and Clark High School and Skyview High School.
With Clark County District Court commissioner Kelli Osler, Swanger co-teaches Street Law at Lewis and Clark and Sky View high schools.
Hospital pharmacies will take old drugs
If spring cleaning includes getting rid of old drugs, Clark County’s hospitals are ready to help.
Southwest Washington Medical Center’s pharmacy and the pharmacy at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital have joined other area pharmacies in accepting unwanted non-controlled substances.
Non-controlled substances are most prescription drugs, cold medicines and other over-the-counter medications. Controlled substances are prescription pain killers and tranquilizers. Controlled substances will be accepted only by law enforcement agencies in each city in the county and the county sheriff’s office.
Vancouver’s Downtown Association is holding a public meeting with members of the Columbia River Crossing Task Force at a special meeting open to the public at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in Divine Consign, 904 Main Street, reports Celinda Rupert, association spokesperson.
The draft Environmental Statement containing alternatives for replacing the I-5 Columbia River bridges will be issued Friday, May 2, and the preferred alternative will be under discussion at the VDA meeting. To register to attend, send an email to Rupert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Griffith has been hired as principal of the View Ridge Middle School in the Ridgefield School District, reports Art Edgerly, Ridgefield superintendent. Griffith succeeds Gary Dietderich, who has served as principal for the past seven years. Currently Griffith is assistant principal at Sunrise Middle School in the North Clackamas School District. He is a graduate of Western Oregon University and a summa cum laude master of science degree holder from Portland State University.
Clark County commissioners meet in an informal session in conference room B in the Public Service Center at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.
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