Back Issues: March 16, 2017
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner will present “Activist Poetry” at the next installment of WSU’s Professional Writers Series. Jetnil-Kijiner is a poet and performance artist whose work centers around climate activism. In 2014, Vogue magazine named her one of 13 leading women fighting global warming. Her poetry focuses on raising awareness of issues and threats—such as rising sea levels and forced migration—faced by the people of the Marshall Islands, where she was born. She also creates videos. The lecture is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6. The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Howard Aaron at 503-816-2742.
CBF pledges $75,000 to Clark County Food Bank over five years
CSB-Craig Stein Beverage and Clark County Food Bank (CCFB) have announced a pledge of $75,000 over 5 years to support the Clark County Food Bank Nutrition Education Program. The program provides the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and prepare meals that are delicious, nutritious and affordable.
“We have been involved in many local sponsorships over the past 24 years,” says Craig Stein. “We want to make a significant long term commitment to partner with a program we believe makes a difference in helping the hungry in our local communities.”
CCFB is the critical link between food and people in need. Partner organizations distribute 10,000 food boxes per month to more than 25,000 homes in Clark County, with children and teenagers making up 40% of those that are fed. In addition, CCFB is fighting hunger at its roots by teaching low-income families how to plan for and prepare nutritional meals. For more information, visit www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org.
Seven outstanding educators are the newest members of the tenured faculty at Clark College. Pictured from left are Dr. Lindsay Christopher (English), Michael Ludwig (dental hygiene), Brian McVay (welding), Alexis Nelson (English), Tobias Peterson (English), Mary Ellen Pierce (nursing), and Lora Whitfield (early childhood education). All were granted tenure during the Clark College Board of Trustees meeting on March 14.
Tenure is awarded by the college’s Board of Trustees based on professional excellence and outstanding abilities in their disciplines. The granting of tenure is based on the recommendations of tenure review committees to the vice president of instruction, which are then forwarded to the president, who presents a final recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
Recommendations are based on self-evaluations, tenure review committee evaluations, student evaluations, supervisory evaluations, and peer evaluations. The final decision to award or withhold tenure rests with the Board of Trustees.
Port of Camas-Washougal received the final three dimensional presentation of the Washougal Waterfront Vision and Master Plan from Hansen-Design President, David Hansen on March 7. The Waterfront Vision and Master Plan was a multi-step process over a period of more than a year that focused on keeping the waterfront itself the “anchor” of any development possibility.
With input from the commission, staff and the community, a definitive village concept was created that included retail shops, restaurants, meeting space, office/multi-use buildings and interactive play areas for children. The design also left room for optional festival and event areas with the closure of streets.
Many open spaces and view corridors to the river were incorporated, along with boardwalks to effect flow and movement from area to area. Hansen’s design philosophy was to keep in mind how it affected the community culturally now and in the future. It was a thoughtful and well-done presentation giving the port and the community a model of what the waterfront could become. Learn more at www.portofcw.com.