Southwest Washington's Community News Service
Friday, July 9, 2010
WSUV offers summer art exhibits
Cuba as captured by Luz Maria Gordillo, WSU Vancouver
The art galleries at Washington State University have put up new exhibits for the summer. Travel photography, hand-made books and an eclectic collection of alumni art are ready for public viewing.
An artists' reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.
A collection of color photographs taken by WSU Vancouver staff members while working with the University of Havana and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba is on display in the Administration Building gallery through September.
"Visions of Cuba" reflects on the memories and sensibilities of the delegation from WSU Vancouver. Artists featured in the exhibit include Josť Alamillo, Hal Dengerink, Luz Maria Gordillo and Brian McNeill.
An exhibit of artist-made books is on display in the Washington State University Vancouver Library through Aug. 20. The juried exhibit includes nine artists from Washington and Oregon
The first showing of strictly WSU alumni-created art is on exhibit in the Engineering and Life Sciences Building through Aug. 26. The artwork includes abstract and figurative images, large paintings, small, intimate photos and quilting fiber arts.
of media and themes shows the diversity of the WSU alumni. There
is a 50-year difference in the graduation dates of these alumni
and a world of different perspectives. The common thread among
the artists is shared community. Each artist has maintained a
connection to WSU and is part of the Vancouver community.
information, contact Erin Dengerink Madarang at
email@example.com or 360-546-9551.
Clark College Foundation earns national award
Clark College Foundation has been named a winner of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2010 WealthEngine Awards for Educational Fundraising, which honors superior fundraising programs across the country. Only one other two-year public college received an award. For the 2010 award, 1,005 higher education institutions were eligible for consideration.
"The Clark College Foundation is a superb partner. Their leadership and staff do outstanding work in support of our college and our students," said Robert K. Knight, Clark College president. "Itís exciting to know that their peers across the country recognize the foundationís commitment to excellence."
Established in 1973, the award-winning Clark College Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity that functions as the fundraising arm of Clark College.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
CASE membership includes nearly 3,400 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 59 countries.
Burgerville offers fundraiser tonight for county employees
The Clark County Employee Picnic Committee has teamed up with two Burgerville restaurants to raise money for the countyís employee picnic in August.
A percentage of all sales between 5 and 9 p.m. tonight at the downtown and Central Park locations will benefit the Clark County Picnic Fund. The downtown restaurant is at 307 E. Mill Plain Blvd.; the Central Park restaurant is at 2200 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
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Democrats Picnic: The Clark County Democrats are hosting a summer picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Leverich Park. There will be candidate speeches at 3:30 p.m. and canned food will be collected for Share. For more information, visit www.BlueDonkeys.com.
Candidate Night: The League of Women Voters of Clark County is hosting a candidate night for U.S. Senate candidates, 17th Legislative District, Position 2 candidates, County Assessor candidates, city of Vancouver, Position 4 candidates, Clark Public Utilities District candidates and Supreme Court Position 6 candidates at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Clark Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver. For more information, contact Jane Van Dyke, 503-459-1011.
Prosecuting attorney candidate forum: The Forum at the Library and League of Women Voters are offering a forum featuring the candidates for Clark County Prosecuting Attorney at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in the community room at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-695-1566.
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Friday on the air
Columbia Crossing Independent Review Panel Meeting (7-7)ó6:30 p.m. CVTV 23
Clark County Democrats Jefferson Jackson Dinner & Auction (6-6)ó9:54 p.m. CVTV 23
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Friday, July 9, 2010 Headlines
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Surprises spice up 3rd District debate- Kathie Durbin, The Columbian
LeGone: LeBron James dumps Cleveland for Miami- The Seattle Times
Judge Topples U.S. Rejection of Gay Unions- NYTimes.com
Offshore Drilling Moratorium: Rejected Again - The Huffington Post
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