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LCSC selected for President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

LCSC selected for President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For the fourth year in a row, Lewis-Clark State College was selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the category of General Community Service. The formal announcement was made in a press release from the Corporation for National and Community Service earlier this week.

 

The honor roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Lewis-Clark State College Service Learning Advisor Charlette Kremer said LCSC’s application focused on three projects.

 

Social Work students in the Mental Health and Mental Illness in the 21st Century class are matched with a community member living with chronic and persistent mental illness. Community member participants are considered “Citizen Companions” and identified and treated as graduate assistants because they teach the students about facing and overcoming the stigma attached to living with a mental illness.

 

Help Clarkston High School FFA "Stock the Trailer"

Help Clarkston High School FFA "Stock the Trailer"

The Clarkston High School FFA will host a "Stock the Trailer" food drive on Saturday, December 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Clarkston Albertson's parking lot.

Members from the CHS FFA will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Asotin County Food Bank to help assist local families obtain meals during the holidays. Their goal is to fill a 12 foot stock trailer with food items that will be donated to the food bank.

Clarkston FFA Advisor, Ms. Cami Browne, said the students are eager to spread some holiday cheer to local families in need.

"The National FFA's focus this year is Hunger Heroes," Browne says. "Their goal is to be able to provide 2.5 million meals to people nationwide. Our local chapter is trying to help local families in need during the holiday season."

The Clarkston Albertson's is located at 400 Bridge Street. For more information, contact FFA Advisor Cami Browne at 509-758-5591.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

The University of Idaho Women's Center is currently seeking submissions for the “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam in early November.

This event is meant to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces. The slam and exhibit are open to poets and artists of all skill levels, abilities and genders.

To submit visual pieces, email a photo of your piece to bekahm@uidaho.edu. To submit spoken word pieces, visit this link here. The deadline to submit is October 17, and artists who are chosen will be notified by Monday, October 27.

“F-Word” Live was created to form a space in which anyone can express their feelings and experiences related to the “other f-word” - namely, feminism. “F-word” Live is a safe space for all to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces or to come and watch as others perform.

There is no charge to perform in this event. The event is free to all students with a valid student ID. General admission for non students is $5.

Controversy continues over proposed WSU medical school

Controversy continues over proposed WSU medical school

 The University of Washington released a scathing rebuttal this week to a report supporting the creation of a medical school for Washington State University, saying it contains “a number of deep flaws,” and is based on “faulty assumptions, omissions and erroneous data.”

WSU first approached consultant MGT of America in February to conduct a feasibility assessment for a new medical school based on the University's health sciences campus in Spokane. Specifically the assessment was to focus on the need for physicians in Eastern Washington, the best educational model to meet those needs, if current WSU resources were capable of creating a program to meet accreditation standards and the required time and resources to develop a new medical school.

Fire safety reminder for dormitory living

Fire safety reminder for dormitory living

Dorms are filling up fast around Washington State as students begin or continue their college education, and the state Fire Marshal wants to make sure everyone has a safe school year.

“Fire safety should be reviewed as students settle into their new places,” said State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy. “Understanding the safety features of a building and knowing your escape routes can significantly increase your personal safety.”

The United States Fire Administration reports an estimated 3,800 university housing fires occur each year. The leading causes include cooking, intentionally set fires, careless smoking, unattended candles and overloaded electrical wiring. Marshal Duffy suggests the following tips to reduce the risk of fire and increase safety:

Cooking should only be done in a location permitted by the school’s policies. Never leave your cooking unattended. If a fire starts in a microwave, leave the door closed and unplug the unit.