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LCSC helps those in need through Send Hunger Packing campaign

LCSC helps those in need through Send Hunger Packing campaign

 

Lewis and Clark State College's Third Annual Send Hunger Packing campaign raised just over $1,450 at this year's Art Under the Elms Festival. The campaign collects funds and food items to be distributed by community organizations.

 

Earlier in April, connected food drivers helped raise over 1,500 pounds of food.

 

Send Hunger Packing is directed by Dr. Leif Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Eleanor Downey, Professor of Social work, and aims to collect food and money for area shelters and food banks. The Poli-Sci Club, Anthropology Club and the Green Team joined in this year's fundraiser

 

All money and food items were distributed between the YWCA, Community Action Partners, The Roc, the Asotin Food Bank and the St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

 

LCSC's Shakespeare Society and the Silverthorne Theater Group present Loves Me (Not)

LCSC's Shakespeare Society and the Silverthorne Theater Group present Loves Me (Not)

 

Join the dedicated actors of The Loves Me (Not) Devising Company as they perform the story within us all: “Loves Me (Not): A Mediation on Love from the Work of William Shakespeare.” Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., April 30 - May 2, in the newly renovated Silverthorne Theater in the Administration Building at Lewis-Clark State College.

 

Taking Shakespeare out of the land of Elizabethan England, and into the modern world of one party, 22 characters, and too many red Solo cups, “Loves Me (Not)” explores the transcendence of romance over time and the universality of the emotions that drive people—regardless of class, family, war, greed and pride—to fall into deep, sometimes maddening, love.

 

Romeo and Juliet proclaim their love once more, but this time in 2015. Lady Macbeth continues to plot her move to power, however, instead of doing it in a medieval castle, she opts for a modern rager. Beatrice and Benedick continue their squabbles, yet in a vast land of beer pong, Beliebers and Barbie doll beauty.

 

Blood Center Foundation launches scholarship and grants for local community colleges

Blood Center Foundation launches scholarship and grants for local community colleges

 

The Board of Directors of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has launched two scholarships and awarded two grants totaling $41,590 for second quarter, 2015. According to the Blood Center, this money is meant to continue its commitment to funding education, technology and research advances in the field of blood banking and transfusion medicine.

 

Scholarships for community college students studying phlebotomy at the Community Colleges of Spokane, North Idaho College and Lewis & Clark State College will be offered beginning in the fall. Each institution will receive $3,000 per year for scholarship awards to offset registration and program fees.

 

31st Annual Art Under the Elms April 24-26 at Lewis-Clark State College for Dogwood Festival

31st Annual Art Under the Elms April 24-26 at Lewis-Clark State College for Dogwood Festival

 

The 31st Annual Art Under the Elms (AUE), a signature event of the Dogwood Festival, is next week, April 24-26, on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. The event, which began in 1984 and has become one of the largest outdoor festivals in the state, is also in need of volunteers.

 

Art Under the Elms has something for all ages with over 100 of the region’s finest artists, regional entertainers on two stages, and family-friendly activities and attractions spanning three days. The festivities begin on Friday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and wrap up on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Admission is $3 for all three days and includes entry to the Artisan Green, the Dogwood Tea Fairy Tent, and the Family Fun Fair. Admission to the international-style food court and SUB Amphitheatre is free. All proceeds benefit personal enrichment continuing education programming at LCSC.

 

Life Flight helicopter to participate in LCSC's disaster drill April 13

Life Flight helicopter to participate in LCSC's disaster drill April 13

 

The Lewis-Clark State College Nursing and Health Science Division will simulate a disaster drill on Monday April 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the LCSC Administration Building lawn just east of the Library.

 

A Life Flight medical helicopter is scheduled to participate in the drill. The helicopter is expected to touch down at 2:00 p.m. After a demonstration of the equipment on board is given to students, the helicopter will simulate the transport of a patient as it heads back to Life Flight headquarters.

 

The semiannual drill, which has occurred once per semester for the past 16 years, is part of LCSC's Community Health Nursing course taught by Dr. Tracy Flynn and Susie Blunt, professors of nursing at Lewis-Clark State.

 

"It's meant to prepare students to respond to any disasters that may occur in the region and it's a terrific experience for the students," Flynn said. "They generally enjoy the drill and it gives them a good idea of what to expect in a mass casualty situation."

 

Spring exhibits, final Local Artist Spotlight to open Friday April 10 at LCSC

Spring exhibits, final Local Artist Spotlight to open Friday April 10 at LCSC

 

The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History (CAH) will open its final Local Artist Spotlight of the 2014-15 academic calendar along with two other exhibits on Friday and will feature the work of Joel DeTray and the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit.

 

DeTray’s “Off the Press” will be displayed in the Main Gallery of CAH, accompanied by “DRAMATIC MOMENTS: Frederic Remington, Early Engraving, 1982-1983” in Gallery III. And upstairs, the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit will be shown in Galleries V and VI, accompanied by the “Pet Portrait Project” by Grantham Elementary Grizzlies’ Arts Program in Gallery VII.  

 

The opening reception for all four exhibits is from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. throughout the building. They will run from April 10 until May 23, 2015. All galleries are open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent tours can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208-792-2243.

 

Clarkston student archers compete for state championship

Clarkston student archers compete for state championship

 

More than 170 student archers will represent Clarkston School District when they compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championship in Ellensburg on March 27th and 28th. The tenth annual event will be held at Central Washington University in the Nicholson Pavilion Gym. This year's state championship includes over 900 students representing 35 schools from across the state.

 

Students will shoot for individual awards for both boys and girls, as well as for school team trophies. Competition categories are the Elementary, Middle, and High School level. High scoring teams and individuals receive trophies and awards, and also qualify to participate in the National Championship to be held May 7th-9th in Louisville, Kentucky.