For this education professional, the next step is Clark College
Darcy L. Rourk
Dr. Darcy L. Rourk, senior professional in human resources, an education professional with experience as a faculty member and administrator, is the new associate vice president of human resources at Clark College.
Prior to joining Clark, Rourk served as assistant superintendent in the Northwest Regional Educational Service District (ESD) in Hillsboro, OR. She also served as assistant superintendent in the Canby, OR. School District and superintendent in the Ninety One School District in Hubbard, OR. She was a teacher and administrator in the Manhattan-Ogden School District in Manhattan, Kan.
A native of Kansas, Rourk attended Kansas State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a Ph.D. in educational administration.
Rourk has served as an adjunct faculty member at institutions including Concordia University, Kansas State University, Clackamas Community College, and the Institute for the Development of Educational Activities, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition to being licensed as a Standard Administrator and Standard Superintendent in Oregon, Rourk is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Following her appointment by Gov. John Kitzhaber, Rourk served on Oregon’s Quality Education Commission from 2000–2002. She has also served as president of the United Way Board of Directors in Manhattan, KA., and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Vancouver, WA.
Rourk says, “I am very excited about being at Clark College and working within the Vancouver community. Clark has a wonderful reputation as a college, and it is an honor to be selected for this position. I look forward to meeting the exemplary faculty, staff and students and to immersing myself into life at the college.”
The Vancouver Planning Commission presents “Planning for an Aging Population”
The Vancouver Planning Commission will hold its First Tuesday Presentation, Planning for an Aging Population,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Vancouver City Hall, Council chambers, 210 E. 13th Street.
With the aging of the baby boomer, the number of seniors in Clark County is anticipated to almost triple over the next 20 years. Join a panel of local experts to discuss how this will impact housing, services and life in our communities.
David Kelly, executive director of the Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities, will discuss overall aging issues and demographic trends.
Alan DeLaTorre, instructor at the Portland State University Institute on Aging, will discuss land-use planning for aging populations.
Daniel Purgiel, principal, LRS Architects, will discuss senior housing development issues and trends.
Warren Page, chief operating officer of Artegan, will discuss senior housing from an operator and developer’s perspective.
This presentation is sponsored by the Vancouver Planning Commission and is open to the public. The presentation is intended for informational purposes only, and no policy decisions will be made. RSVP by contacting Terry Lenhart at 487-7955 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am.” The famous line from the much celebrated Green Eggs and Ham book by author Dr. Seuss will come to life next week in Evergreen Public Schools. First graders in 20 of the district’s elementary schools will be served up green eggs and ham provided by Beaches restaurant and will receive a free book complements of the Evergreen School District Foundation. The event is part of Read Across America, a national effort to promote literacy. The schedule for the festivities is as follows: Monday, March 1, Illahee Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, Columbia Valley Elementary School and Mill Plain Elementary School; Tuesday, March 2, Marrion Elementary School, Ellsworth Elementary School, Crestline Elementary School and Fisher’s Landing Elementary School; Wednesday, March 3, Burton Elementary School, Fircrest Elementary School, Hearthwood Elementary School and Harmony Elementary School; Thursday, March 4, Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary School, Image Elementary School and Endeavour Elementary School; and Friday, March 5, Sifton Elementary School, Silver Star Elementary School, Sunset Elementary School and York Elementary School.
The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics PTSA presents the 2010 Dinner Theatre production of Storms & Scoundrels, an original comedic production in the vein of The Commedia dell’ Arte, at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday night, Feb. 26 and 27, in the VSAA Royal Durst Theater, 3101 Main Street. Call 904-8507 for more information. <> Magenta Theater is featuring Crossing Delancey at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday night, Feb. 26 and 27, at 606 Main Street. Tickets cost $10-$15 and can be purchased online at www.magentatheater.com. Crossing Delancey is mostly set inside a small bookstore. Magenta Theater asks patrons to please bring a new or gently-used book, suitable for children and youth, to the performances. The donated books will be delivered to Open House Ministries in late February. Patrons are asked to provide their name with the donation, so that they can be recognized on its website. Call 635-4358 for more information. <> The Christian Youth Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, and with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice, at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 26, at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th Street. For tickets or more information, visit http://www.cytvanport.org/. <> The Christian Youth Theater also presents a unique version of Alice – The Looking Glass Girl, a modern, upbeat rock musical created by writer and composer Jon Lorenz. Performances will be at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 26, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28., in Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E 18th Street. Visit http://www.cytvanport.org/ or call 750-8550 for more information. <> The Columbia River High School Music Association is having its fundraising event “Swing Night” from 7 to 11p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Clark County Dance Center, 10713 NE 117th Avenue. There will be one hour of ballroom dance lessons by Joseph and Julieann Platt and then live dance following by the Columbia River High School Jazz Ensemble and the Beacock Music New Horizons Jazz Band. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students with their ASB card and are available at the door. For more information, call 635-1777. <> The MOMS Club of Vancouver NW is hosting a preschool fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Three Oaks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Road, for those who are interested in enrolling their child in preschool for the fall of 2010 or have questions about sending their child to preschool. This event is open to the public and free of charge, and preschool representatives will be available to hand out brochures, application materials and to answer questions. <> Loaves and Fishes will be serving hot meals to senior citizens from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the La Center Community Center, 1000 E 4th Street. <> Vancouver City Council meets from 4 to 6 p.m. for workshops followed by a full council meeting and public hearings at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, in Council Chambers. <> Washougal City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, in City Council chambers. <> Port of Camas-Washougal meet for an executive session at 3 p.m. Monday, March 1, followed by an open meeting at 4 p.m. <> Battle Ground City Council City Council Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, in Council chambers, 109 SW 1st Street, 2nd floor.
Friday on the air
Clark County Board of Health (2-24)--5:21 p.m. CVTV
Town Tabloids and the weather
Amy Hayes singing tunes. <> Bobbi Short following. <> Friday, rain, 53-47. Saturday, few showers, 58-38. Sunday, partly cloudy, 64-41. Cick here for additional local weather information.
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