Clark College getting city,
state, federal recognition
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”
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
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
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
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
Pauletto says that 148,000
food bags, with partners’ logos, will be distributed through the
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
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
campaign goes over the top.
Sue Maly taking on
the best in bridge at Seaside.
dog-sitting reward is Dubrovnik Symphony ticket.
Joe O’Shea finds
kindred spirit in
making the Pullman scene.
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