WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2008

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Clark College getting city,
state, federal recognition

Pat Mehigan, Associated Students of Clark College president, center, and Clark president Bob Knight, far right, join in celebration of beginning of community college’s 75th year this morning.  

It's official, today is Clark College Day. Vancouver mayor Royce Pollard proclaimed it in Vancouver, Gov. Chris Gregoire made a statewide proclamation today. U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (D-3) made it official from Washington, D.C., reading congratulatory prose into the Congressional Record.

At Clark College it is Clark College Day because president Bob Knight said so. Seventy-five hours of celebration began this morning for the 75-year-old community college.

Reports executive director of communications and marketing, Barbara Kerr: "Today as part of the kickoff of the 75th anniversary celebration, the college will unveil a commemorative book, Voices and Dreams: Celebrating Clark College’s Diamond Anniversary. Produced by the college’s Department of Communications and Marketing, the book was made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor through the Clark College Foundation.

"With beautiful photos and vibrant text, the book takes readers through each decade at Clark College through the voices of alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and supporters. Alumni interviewed for the book include former State Senator Al Bauer, Daily Insider editor Tony Bacon, Vancouver City Council member Jeanne Harris, and many more. Faculty, staff and administrators interviewed include past interim president Ellis F. Dunn, faculty emeritus Antonio Scarpelli, and Clark sports legend Claude “Skeet” O’Connell."

The book will be available in the Clark College Bookstore today through Wednesday, Oct. 15, for $7.50. Afterward, the book will be available for $15. Proceeds from the book benefit the Clark College Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. For further information, call 992-2149 or go to www.clarkbookstore.com.

Other Clark College 75th anniversary activities include the following:

Rock the Vote Rally, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Gaiser Student and Andersen Fountain.

Clark College at Town Plaza tours, 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 3.

Dedication of the Clark College Andersen Educational Complex, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

Penguin Oktoberfest, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, main campus, free public festival.

Penguin Oktoberfest Alumni Hospitality Suite, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, Penguin Student Lounge.

Kalani Rodrigues (K-Rod) Memorial Scholarship 5k run and walk, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4, Christensen Soccer Field.

Ruth Patterson Hart artists reception, Archer Gallery, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

Museum speaker to discuss
roots of current crisis

Laurie Mercier, professor of history at Washington State University Vancouver, will discuss the roots of the nation’s crisis, and the emergence of enormous creativity, based on her recent book, The Forgotten Decade: A Social History of the 1970s, at a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main Street.

Mercier has been a professor of history at Washington State University Vancouver since 1995.

This first Thursday evening lecture is free and open to the public, according to museum executive director Susan Tissot. Gallery hours are extended to 5 to 9 p.m. and are also open to the public at no charge.

Walk & Knock seeking partners

Walk & Knock, the annual county-wide food bank drive, has been set for Saturday, Dec. 6. The deadline for signing up partners is today, according to Joe Pauletto, Walk & Knock president.

Pauletto says that 148,000 food bags, with partners’ logos, will be distributed through the Columbian, Reflector and Camas Post-Record. The collection bags will be inserted in newspapers on November 4 and December 2 and 2.

The partner cost is $1,150, Pauletto says, at a rate of less than one cent per bag.

Walk & Knock, now in its 24th year, is Clark County’s largest food drive. The drive provides about one-third of the annual food needs of 14 local food banks.

Over the past 23 years Walk & Knock has brought in a total of 5,414,000 pounds of food, valued at $6.95 million.

For further information, call Pauletto at 901-2163, or go to www.walkandknock.org.

Signs of the times

Employees with the last names S-Z will have problems accessing their email this morning. IT is currently working on the problem. —Notice from City Hall. Employees with last names A-T will have to wait their turn.


The Waste Water Management Advisory Board meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Clark Regional Waste Water District meeting room.  





Links to news of local significance
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Clark College marks 75th birthday--Columbian, Howard Buck

Clark College, 75 and going strong--Columbian, Tom Koenninger

Best Buy closes in Hazel Dell, reopens in Jantzen Beach--Columbian, Julie Anderson

Magenta Theater on the move--Columbian, Matt Wastradowski

Fruit Valley Elementary's family resource center getting good play--Columbian, Tom Vogt

UW sues to end bank contract saying lending cost it $7.5 million--Seattle P-I, Amy Rolph

Senate set to vote on revised bailout legislation--Washington Post, William Branigin and Lon Montgomery

Investors pulling billions out of U.S. stock markets--Washington Post, Renae Merle

GE to sell $3 billion in preferred stock to Warren Buttett and to issue $12 billion in common stock--Wall Street Journal, Donna Kardos

Poll shows Obama has 9-point lead--New York Times, Adam Nagourney

Dow down 19 points--New York Times, Michael M. Grynbaum

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