Tickets on sale now for Shorty’s 11th annual Oktoberfest Sept. 19
by DIwpBacon on August 29, 2014
Shorty’s Garden and Home will host the 11th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 11 p.m. at its Vancouver location, 10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver. Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) Foundation, which supports the programs and services provided to local communities by the FVRL Library District.
Tickets to Shorty’s Oktoberfest can be purchased by the general public; however, Oktoberfest attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Advance tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at either Shorty’s Garden & Home location. Tickets can also be purchased online here. Tickets purchased at the event will be $25. All tickets include admission to the Oktoberfest celebration and one beverage token.
Shorty’s Oktoberfest will feature Samuel Adams OctoberFest Beer. German-style food will also be available for purchase at the event from Beaches Catering. Shorty’s Oktoberfest is sponsored by a number of local businesses including: The Columbian, Samuel Adams OctoberFest Beer, Stein Distributing, Corwin Beverage, Clark Public Utilities, Schultz-Clearwater Sanitation, The Party Place, and Waste Connections.
Fifth annual Jordan Crouch Memorial Walk/Run Sept. 13; discounted registration ends Sept. 1
Posted August 29th, 2014
The fifth annual Jordan Crouch Memorial 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 13. This will be the last year of the race, which begins/ends at Marine Park on the Waterfront in Vancouver and offers great river views with no vehicular traffic. Participants will receive goodie bags, snacks, beverages and t-shirts. Door prizes will be offered by Heathman Lodge, Beaches Restaurant, Les Schwab, Cinetopia, Starbucks, as well as gift baskets.
Crouch graduated from Skyview High School and Seattle Pacific University. His aspiration to establish a foundation to help students who need financial assistance was cut short when he unexpectedly passed away in 2010. The Jordan L. Crouch Scholarship Endowment was established to carry on what he started.
Registration is $25 if done online here by Monday, Sept. 1; $35 after Sept. 1 and $40 on race day. Check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The race includes awards, medals, door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call 360-574-6353 or email email@example.com.
Nonprofit Network recognizes Penguin Promise Scholarship
Posted August 29th, 2014
Che’yna-Shotwell is a future Clark College student thanks to a Penguin Promise Scholarship.
Clark College Foundation has been chosen as the sole finalist by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington (NNSW) for the Excellence in Collaboration Award. The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.
NNSW usually names more than one organization for its award categories, but Clark’s project stood above the other entries. ”Although there were other nominees in this category, none measured up to the standard set by your program,” says Jeanne Kojis, NNSW executive director. “We rarely do this, but we are naming only a single finalist.”
Clark College Foundation, Clark College and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (BGCSW) teamed up in 2009 and later launched in 2012, a Penguin Promise Scholarship program that provides a path for some members of BGCSW to enter and complete their education at Clark College. The program’s first student will enter Clark in 2015. More than $1 million has been raised in support of students involved in Penguin Promise.
WSUV professor receives $100,000 to study climate policies
Posted August 29th, 2014
Mark Stephan, photo courtesy of WSUV.
Mark Stephan, associate professor of political science at WSU Vancouver is part of a collaborative research team receiving a National Science Foundation grant for a three-year study on state and local climate risk governance. Stephan is co-investigator, along with Dorothy Daley, associate professor of public affairs and environmental studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The principal investigator is Troy D. Abel, associate professor of environmental policy at Western Washington University in Poulsbo.
“In the United States, in contrast with other countries, state and local governments and businesses are taking the lead in developing climate mitigation and adaptation policies, while the federal government has had a limited role until recently,” says Stephan. Only this year did the Obama administration propose greenhouse gas emissions for power plant emissions.
WSU Vancouver’s share of the grant, $99,646, will fund data collection and field work in six states as well as the hiring of a research assistant for the three years of the grant. Western Washington University will receive $218,121, and the University of Kansas, $227,255.