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Those with a love of history or specialized knowledge of local history are invited to be a contributor to the Clark County Historical Museum’s 2015 Annual Publication. The museum is looking for articles on locally famous or infamous personalities, businesses, agriculture, exploration, transportation, buildings, churches, local societies, the local impact of historical movements, reminiscences and more.
Except for a two-year hiatus, the museum annual has been the historical record for Clark County and Southwest Washington history since 1960. The perfect-bound publication runs over 100 pages, including photos and illustrations, and appears in December each year. Copies of past issues are available at the museum. Although written by volunteers for a general audience, it also serves as a reference for students, scholars, regional and public historians, and museum members.
Every issue contains well-researched and documented articles, primary documents, essays, reminiscences, diary excerpts, oral history about Clark County and Southwest Washington, as well as reviews or commentary on museum collections or exhibits.
After seven issues, Howard Gingold has retired as the volunteer editor of the publication. Interested authors should contact the new annual editor, Martin Middlewood at firstname.lastname@example.org with their ideas and to obtain writers’ guidelines.
Clark County Food Bank has announced that Megan Dixon has been selected to lead fundraising efforts as the Director of Development. A graduate of WSU Vancouver, Dixon brings eight years of experience as a development professional working with local social service agencies such as YWCA Clark County and Second Step Housing. Most recently, she spent a year at The Idaho Foodbank securing grants to support hunger relief throughout the state of Idaho. Dixon’s responsibilities include fundraising, event planning, and donor relations. For further information about the food bank, visit www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org.
Learn how Washington State University translates research discoveries into products that have an economic impact. WSU Vancouver will present “From Our Hands to Yours: How Research Results in Real Products” on Friday, Mar. 6, as its spring Chancellor’s Seminar Series event. The lecture and lunch begin at 11:45 a.m. in Firstenburg Student Commons on campus.
Speaker Anson Fatland is associate vice president of economic development and external affairs for WSU Pullman. He has worked in biotech, venture capital and philanthropy and has started companies in the life sciences and alternative energy realms.
Also on the program is Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science for WSU Vancouver. His research areas are robotics and automation. Gurocak will share details of his work that has resulted in two pending patents.
Held twice a year, the Chancellor’s Seminar Series provides a forum for thoughtful perspectives and the exchange of ideas on timely topics. It is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, business leaders, elected officials and community members to discuss a topic of current interest. Tickets for the event are $25 and include the lecture, lunch and parking. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting vancouver.wsu.edu/css or by calling 360-546-9589.
Clark College Theater continues its 2014-15 season with the raunchy camp musical classic, The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien. The play is directed by H. Gene Biby. This gleeful spoof of science fiction and horror B movies from the 1950s, made famous by its 1975 film adaptation, has become a beloved cult hit thanks to midnight-movie showings of the film in which audience members dress as their favorite characters and shout lines in response to the film’s dialog. Show dates are: March 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. with one midnight showing on Saturday, Mar. 7. Tickets are: Students (with ID) $11; Alumni (with membership) $11; Senior Citizens $13; General Admission $15. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp, or by calling 360-992-2815.