2008 News Releases

Graphic–Clark College News and Events

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December 19, 2008

On the Second Day after Christmas, Clark College Gives to You:  Sixteen Blazer Dancers.  Eight Exciting Basketball Teams.  And the Excitement of our Ninth Holiday Tournament.

Clark College will ring out 2008 with exciting sports action as the college hosts the ninth annual Clark College/U.S. Army
Men’s Basketball Holiday Tournament.
December 18, 2008

In the Spirit of the Holidays:  Two Ways to Support Clark College Students

A matching donation in support of Mature Learning and a commemorative book in support of student scholarships highlight Clark College’s holiday wish list.
December 8, 2008 This Phoenix Has Risen to the Top The 2008 edition of the Phoenix, the student art and literary magazine of Clark College, has been named the best college literary art magazine in the country by the American Scholastic Press Association.
December 8, 2008 Looking for The Next Step in Your Education?  Get A "Running Start" at Clark College High school sophomores and juniors and their parents have two opportunities to take part in “Running Start Information Night” in January.
November 24, 2008

Their Goal:  An All-Star Match to Remember

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Clark College will host the 2008 NWAACC All Star Soccer Competition, which will be held at Doc Harris Field in Camas.
November 24, 2008

Nourishing the Soul and the Intellect through Poetry

On Wednesday, December 10, Clark College will welcome
Washington state poet laureate Samuel Green.
November 21, 2008

Striking A Perfect Chord  

Three Clark College students have received honors in the regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
November 21, 2008

This Clark College Student Is A New Century Scholar

Clark College student Trang Tran is attending college this fall as the recipient of a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship.
November 17, 2008

"Joy!" to the World This Musical Holiday Season

The Clark College Concert Choir and Concert Band will perform on Friday, Dec. 5.
November 12, 2008 The Mental Health Implications of War
On Nov. 17, Clark College will welcome Dr. James Sardo of the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center as part of the college's "Mental Health Mondays" series.
November 10, 2008

The Sound of Beautiful Music

The Clark College Women's Choral Ensemble, Chorale and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform on Thursday, Dec. 4.
November 7, 2008

Bridging Cultures and Community to Celebrate a World of Education

From Nov. 17-21, Clark College will host a community-wide celebration of International Education Week.
November 7, 2008

Building a Foundation for Success


The Clark College Foundation welcomes 10 regional professionals
to the boards of the Foundation, Alumni Association and Penguin Athletic Club.
November 6, 2008

Communicating Success

Clark College’s Communications and Marketing Department
earns honors from District VII of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

November 3, 2008

The Clark College Orchestra Kicks Off "A European Tour" with a Musical Visit to "Italia"

The Clark College Orchestra will launch its 2008-2009 season, "A European Tour," on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
November 3, 2008

A Big (Band) Beginning to This Year's Jazz@Clark Series

The 2008-2009 jazz@clark series will premiere on Friday, Nov. 21, in the newly-enhanced Gaiser Student Center.
October 30, 2008

Honoring Veterans and the Flag They Defend

On Friday, Nov. 7, in honor of Veterans Day, Clark College will host a dedication ceremony for the college’s new flagpole on Fort Vancouver Blvd.
October 30, 2008

Clark College Music Professor Wins Third National Award

Clark College music professor Donald Appert has been honored with his third national ASCAPLUS Award, presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
October 17, 2008

Supporting a Culture of Philanthropy in Support of Student Success

Shirley Schwartz, Scholarship Program Manager for the Clark College Foundation,
is a Vancouver Business Journal 2008 “Accomplished & Under 40” honoree.
October 16, 2008

Politics, the Press and Polarization:  How Journalism and Ethics Impact Our Culture

On Election Day 2008,
Clark College journalism professor Christina Kopinski will launch Clark College’s 2008-2009 Faculty Speaker Series with a timely discussion on journalism, politics and ethics.
October 16, 2008

Clark College Archer Gallery Showcases "Pacific Currents"

The exhibit, featuring works by nine contemporary artists of Asian heritage, will be on display from Nov. 4 through Dec. 5.
October 15, 2008

From Business and Government to Education and Community Service

Jack Burkman has been appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to serve on the Clark College Board of Trustees.
October 14, 2008

Clark College Presents "Mental Health Mondays"

The heralded lecture and discussion series returns to Clark College during the college’s 75th anniversary year.
October 10, 2008

History by the Book

"Voices and Dreams:  Celebrating Clark College’s Diamond Anniversary" is available through the Clark College Bookstore.

September 30, 2008

It's Official:  October 1, 2008 Is Clark College Day

Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire issue proclamations in honor of the college’s 75th anniversary; Rep. Brian Baird salutes the college’s history and accomplishments in the Congressional Record.
September 26, 2008

Clark College Will "Rock the Vote" as Part of Its Diamond Jubilee Kickoff

The event, to be held on Thursday, October 2, will have a student focus:  encouraging voter registration and participation in the political process.
September 22, 2008

75 Hours Honoring 75 Years.  Clark College Kicks Off Its Yearlong Diamond Jubilee.

Clark College invites the community to join the kickoff celebration of the college’s Diamond Jubilee at dynamic events spanning 75 hours from October 1-4.
September 19, 2008

Honoring the

Two classified staff members have been honored by Clark College as “Exceptional” for their service to students and the community. 
September 18, 2008

An International Flavor.  A Musical Treat.

The Dankook University Traditional Korean Dance and Music Group will visit Clark College on Friday, Sept. 26.
September 17, 2008

Once a Member of the Penguin Nation, Always a Member of the Penguin Nation

Student.  Coach.  Outstanding Alumni honoree.  Now, Dennis Huston has returned to Clark College as interim athletic director.
September 10, 2008 A Notable Art Exhibit Launches a Memorable Year at Clark College A retrospective by Ruth Patterson Hart will be the premiere exhibit
in the 2008-2009 season at Clark College's Archer Gallery.
August 22, 2008 A Perfect Fit(ness) For the third consecutive year, graduates of Clark College’s fitness trainer program have earned a 100% pass rate on their national exam.
August 15, 2008 Embracing History to Make History
Clark College, one of five U.S. mentor colleges in the new Plus 50 Initiative, welcomes educational leaders with a visit to Fort Vancouver and a focus on history, tourism and second careers for older workers.
August 13, 2008

Honors for Good Taste

Clark College Culinary Arts student Jerome Chiong earned statewide honors in an American Culinary Federation (ACF) culinary competition.
August 12, 2008 A Laser Focus on Success

New for fall 2008:  Clark College Corporate Education is partnering with Kushan LLC to establish a laser hair removal technician program.

August 4, 2008 Preventing Student Loan Discrimination Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Brian Baird will meet with students and staff at Clark College on Tuesday, August 5 at 1:15 p.m. to focus on efforts to end discrimination against community college students in the lending process.
August 1, 2008 A Matter of Policy On Wednesday, August 6, regional legislators will listen at Clark College as students offer mock testimony on important social issues.
July 17, 2008

A Green Gift Bears Witness to This  Alum's Roots at Clark College

Clark College and the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Vancouver and Clark County  designate a “Witness Tree” in honor of Clark alum Denis Hayes.
July 15, 2008

Community Service Brings Smiles and a National Award

Vancouver dental hygiene student Betsy Preheim has received the Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Award for spearheading a dental health day for homeless men.

July 14, 2008 Clark College’s New Grants Development Director Promotes Student Success Director of Grants Development Shelley Das provides leadership
in acquiring grants to support college programs and student success.
June 20, 2008

Clark College:  Commencement 2008 highlights

A Vancouver man received the presidential scholarship, three faculty members were honored for excellence and award-winning novelist, poet, screenwriter, composer and performer Sherman Alexie delivered the keynote address during Clark College’s 2008 commencement ceremony at the Clark County Amphitheater.
June 17, 2008 Clark College:  Commencement 2008 Award-winning novelist, poet, screenwriter, composer and performer Sherman Alexie will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on June 19 at the Clark County Amphitheater.
June 16, 2008

A Grant to Clark College will Benefit Healthcare Providers and Residents of Southwest Washington

The $191,000 job skills grant will provide customized training for 90 staff members from five Clark County healthcare providers.

June 12, 2008 A Grand Reopening Fit for a Penguin King

On Friday, June 13, Clark College will celebrate the reopening of the remodeled Gaiser Hall.

May 20, 2008

Clark College Student Wins the MTV Audience Award in the International "Film Your Issue" Competition

Clark College student Vasile Dediu will accept the award in Los Angeles during the “Film Your Issue” 2008 awards celebration on June 6.
May 15, 2008

Their Next Step Was a Running Start Toward Their Future

On Tuesday, May 27, Clark College will honor the Running Start Class of 2008.
May 15, 2008

Ready for a Amazing Day Hike?  Meet the Man who Knows How to Take The Next Step -- Literally

Author Seabury Blair, Jr. will visit the Clark College Bookstore on Wednesday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 14, 2008

A Musical Celebration of Spring

An international artist and a world premiere will be among the highlights of concerts by the Clark College orchestra, chorale and women's choral ensemble.
May 12, 2008

Clark College & Common Course Numbering

Common course numbering is the next step to help Clark students transfer credits and earn degrees.
May 9, 2008

Clark College Presents the Second Annual Clark Jazz Night

Jazz@Clark will conclude its 2007-2008 series on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2008

For One Clark College Student, Filmmaking Is A Wish Come True

Clark College student Vasile Dediu is a semifinalist
in the international 2008 “Film Your Issue” competition.
May 7, 2008

Perfect Exams Bring Smiles to Clark Dental Hygiene Students

The program extends its perfect National Board Dental Hygiene Examination record to 38 years.
May 6, 2008

The Healthy Penguin Nation Hosts a Community Health Fair

With a focus on health, Clark College will welcome the community on Wednesday, May 14.
May 5, 2008

Clark College Foundation Professional Awarded the Fundraising Executive Designation

Dr. Daniel Lee, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, is named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
May 2, 2008 Phoenix Is Rising

Clark College will unveil the 2008 edition of its nationally-honored student art and literary publication on May 13.

May 1, 2008

Clark College Chosen for National Plus 50 Initiative

Program Aims to Help Baby Boomers Define Life After 50.
April 30, 2008

Learning Leadership

Gail Liberman, director of Clark College’s Teaching and Learning Center, earns statewide honors for her commitment to teaching, learning and assessment.
April 29, 2008 Leadership by the Book Michelle Bagley, president of the Oregon Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (ORSLA), is the new Director of Library Services at Clark College.
April 25, 2008

Who Shines as Your Favorite Clark College Teacher? 

Clark College is seeking nominations for the 2008 Exceptional Faculty Awards.
April 23, 2008

Clark College to Honor Newly Tenured Faculty

Seven faculty members, who have been granted tenure by the Clark College Board of Trustees, will be honored at a reception on April 28.
April 21, 2008

Clark College Helps Students Dress for Success

From April 24-30, Clark College will accept clothing donations to help students as they take the next step from education to the workplace.
April 16, 2008

Vancouver Architect Named Outstanding Clark College Alum

Larry Swatosh will be honored at the college's annual Student-Alumni Dinner on April 16.
April 9, 2008

A Grand Opening Fit for a Penguin King

Prizes, discounts and photos with Oswald will be among the highlights when the new Clark College Bookstore holds a grand opening on Wednesday, April 23.
April 9, 2008

21st Annual "Pathways to Your Future" Career & Job Fair Open to Vancouver and Portland Area Job Seekers

The popular annual event will be held on Tuesday, April 15 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
April 9, 2008 Birds, Bees and Biodiversity:  How Food Choices Impact the Planet
Clark College biology professor Kathleen Perillo will lead the discussion during the college’s spring 2008 Faculty Speaker Series event on April 25.
April 3, 2008 Clark College Invites the Community to Celebrate Spring Under the Cherry Trees On Thursday, April 17, Clark College will host the third annual Sakura Festival, celebrating an international friendship.
March 21, 2008 Clark College, CVTV Seek Historic Footage of the College and Southwest Washington

The film is sought for a commemorative video celebrating the college’s 75th anniversary.

March 18, 2008 Good as Gold

Clark College’s Communications and Marketing Department earns top honors from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

March 14, 2008

Clark College:  Commencement 2008

Award-winning novelist, poet, screenwriter, composer and performer Sherman Alexie will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on June 19.
March 7, 2008 Golfing with Rube Goldberg On Tuesday, March 11, Clark College students will bring engineering theories to life, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor, and author.
March 6, 2008

Independent Editorial Cartoonist Wins Regional Journalism Award

Clark College student Nathan Childs was named a recipient of a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Award.
March 6, 2008

Bringing International Perspectives to Education

Top Clark College Students Are Named to the 2008 All-Washington Academic Team: Students Jennifer Patterson and Men-Ok (Irina) Ziyu will be honored on March 20, 2008.
February 29, 2008 Tomorrow's Scientists in Action On March 15, Clark College will host the regional competition
of the 2008 Washington State Science Olympiad.
February 25, 2008 Talented Vocalists from Three Choirs Highlight Clark College's Winter 2008 Vocal Concert Three Clark College choirs will perform in concert at the college on Thursday, March 13
February 22, 2008 Leadership through Service:  Clark College Hosts the Regional Conference of Phi Theta Kappa From March 7-9, Clark College will welcome scholars from throughout the Pacific Northwest.
February 21, 2008 Celebrating Academic Excellence:  The Clark College Faculty Speaker Series

The college will launch the new series on March 5, when English professor Joe Pitkin shares his Fulbright teaching exchange experience in the Republic of Hungary.  

February 20, 2008

Carrying a Torch for Welding and Precision Machining

On Saturday, March 1, Clark College will host the Regional High School VICA/Skills USA Machining and Welding Contest.
February 12, 2008

A Musical Tour of London and a Melodic Trip Around the World in 80 Minutes

A U.S. premiere and music from around the world are highlights of the winter quarter concerts
of the Clark College Orchestra, Concert Band and Concert Choir.
February 11, 2008

Clark College Steps Up to Support Workforce Education

A name change and a new reporting structure are among the changes that will help the college better serve the regional business community.
February 5, 2008

Clark College and Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council Partner to Support Employer-Based Training

The project will provide customized training for 60 personnel from the Clark County business community.
January 30, 2008

The Future Is Green

Clark College will join 1,750 colleges across the country in a national teach-in on global warming – the largest national teach-in in history.
January 29, 2008

An Ellington Introspective:  The Music of Duke Ellington

The Clark College Jazz Ensemble welcomes guest conductor Ron Carter in a musical celebration of Black History Month.
January 22, 2008 Visionary Women:  Shaping Generations Clark College and YWCA Clark County announce the 2008 Women of Achievement and Young Women of Achievement honorees.
January 15, 2008 Honoring a Dream Clark College hosts events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 14, 2008 Clark College Corporate Education and SCORE:
Partners in Location and Service
The relocation of SCORE Vancouver offices next to Clark College’s Corporate Education department should result in better service to the Southwest Washington small business community.
January 11, 2008 It's All About the Student

Clark College President Robert K. Knight will deliver the 2008 State of the College address on Thursday, January 17.

January 10, 2008 Clark College Phoenix Rises Again For the third time in four years, Phoenix, the student art and literary magazine of Clark College, has received first place with special merit honors from the American Scholastic Press Association.
January 7, 2008 Arts Lovers Demonstrate the Art of Giving George and Joan Peekema donate funds for arts scholarships and mature learning at Clark College.
January 4, 2008 Cool Jazz.  Hot Performances.

Clark College will host its 46th Annual Jazz Festival from January 24-26, 2008. 

January 2, 2008 Looking for The Next Step in Your Education?  Get a Running Start at Clark College

With the Running Start program reaching new records during winter quarter, Clark College will host two “Running Start Information Night” sessions in January.

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