Activities/Events for April 2012

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Monday, March 05, 2012 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Clark College Bookstore
Going on a vacation or planning a fun day trip during Spring Break? Take Oswald with you and you could win a gift card to the Clark College Bookstore!

Oswald on Spring Break Photo Contest is open to all faculty, students, and staff of Clark College. Stop by the Bookstore to adopt an official 2012 penguin toy ($2.50 adoption fee), snap some pictures with Oswald "on location", and submit your best picture. Easy!

All qualifying entries will be posted in the Bookstore for customers to see and vote for their favorite. Winners will be announced April 25.

Complete contest details will be available at the Clark College Bookstore beginning March 5th.

Sunday, April 01, 2012 - Friday, April 27, 2012
Penguin Union Building 160
Applications for positions on the 2012-2013 student government are due by 4pm Friday April 27th.

Turn in applications to Rachael McKinzie's mailbox in Penguin Union Building 160(The Student Life Office).

Contact Rachael at asccvp@clark.edu or by phone at (360) 922-2353 x3640 with any questions.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012
10:00 am
Gaiser Hall Student Center
If you a new student starting Spring Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before,then you will be required to attend a New Student Orienation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Monday, April 09, 2012
This is the preferred date for new students to complete fall testing and bring qualifying test results to the Running Start office at Clark College. For more detailed information click on the "Application and Testing Instructions" link on the Running Start website.

Monday, April 09, 2012 - Thursday, April 12, 2012
All Clark Campuses
ASCC is proudly sponsering Spring Quarter Welcome Week during the first four days of the quarter (April 9th-12th).

ASCC members will be walking around campus handing out free snacks and other goodies to students.

We'll also be hosting several events on main campus during this time.

We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, April 09, 2012
9:00 am
Gaiser Hall, Main Level Concourse
Interested in transferring to The Evergreen State College? Drop by an information table in Gaiser Hall and get your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
10:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Planning to transfer to Concordia University? Schedule to meet one-on-one with a Concordia representative and get all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered! To schedule, contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
10:00 am
Gaiser Hall, Main Level Concourse
Planning to transfer to Central Washington University? Drop by an information table in the Penguin Union Building and get all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
10:00 am
Oliva Family Learning Center
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Clark College a 2011 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the second consecutive year that the college has been honored.

The achievement will be recognized on April 11 as part of the college…s Arbor Day celebration. The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m. at Clark…s Oliva Family Learning Center.

Following a brief ceremony, the college will receive a 2011 Tree Campus USA plaque. It will be accepted by Clark College Vice President of Administrative Services Bob Williamson.

Youngsters from Clark…s Early Learning Center will then participate in a ceremonial tree planting.

Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, ‘All of us at Clark College take great pride in our beautiful campus in Vancouver…s Central Park. Our groundskeepers and staff do a wonderful job of protecting and enhancing that environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. This award reflects their hard work and dedication. It is richly deserved.’

Thursday, April 12, 2012
10:00 am
Cannell Library, iCommons @ CTC, Student Learning Center @ TPC
Clark College Libraries are participating in WA Library Snapshot Day by collecting statistics, comments, and photographs from a typical day. Be a part of our ‘day in the life of libraries’ and help to tell the story of the impact of libraries on the Clark College community.


Please stop by Thursday, April 12 to use our computers, check out books, and visit with library staff. Cannell Library is open from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm, the Information Commons at CTC is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and the Student Learning Center at TPC is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Support Libraries and Lifelong Learning!

Thursday, April 12, 2012
12:00 pm
Diversity Center (PUB 014)
Every Thursday in the Diversity Center, bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Thursday Talks address the intersection of identity, inclusion, and current events. Each week, we will discuss a new topic based on events at Clark or in the world around us.
This week's topic: Trayvon Martin- Could it Happen Here?

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Thursday, June 14, 2012
12:00 pm
Diversity Center PUB 014
Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Thursday Talks address the intersection of identity, inclusion, and current events. Each week, we will discuss a new topic based on events at Clark or in the world around us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, April 12, 2012
5:00 pm
Gaiser Hall 213
Completing your associate degree? Planning to earn your bachelor degree? Attend an Information Session to learn about our accelerated programs that are convenient for the busiest adults!

Information to be covered will include:
*Schedule: Classes meet one night per week
*Available degree programs in Vancouver
*Transcript evaluations (bring your unofficial transcript!)
*Financial Aid and the transfer process
*And more!

Reserve Your Spot - RSVP to Karrie Clarke at kclarke@warnerpacific.edu or 503-517-1316.

Can't make it to the Information Session? You can still get personal one-on-one transfer advising from our Clark College Transfer Specialist. Contact Karrie Clarke at kclarke@warnerpacific.edu or 503-517-1316.

Monday, April 16, 2012
11:00 am
Gaiser Student Center
In celebration of Earth Day, the Clark College Environmental Club will be hosting the following events:

11:00-2:00 WSU Master Gardeners and WSU Master Food Preservers will be available to answer gardening and canning questions.

11:00-12:30 WSU Extension will screen the movie "Queen of the Sun". This movie covers the role bees play in our world.

1:00-2:00 WSU Watershed Stewards will present a "Green Cleaning Workshop". Jen Naas will discuss many green cleaning options and students will leave with a green cleaning scrub.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
10:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Planning to transfer to Concordia University? Schedule to meet one-on-one with a Concordia representative and get all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered! To schedule, contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
11:00 am
PUB 161
In celebration of Earth Day, the Clark College Environmental Club is hosting the following events:

11:00-12:15 Vancouver Watersheds Alliance will screen the movie "Dive". This movie covers the current waste from our food system.

12:15-1:00 Gary Bock, Executive Director of the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance will discuss the movie and provide information about the Vancouver Watershed Alliance efforts around our local food system and water quality.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
9:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Interested in transferring to WSU Pullman? Meet one-on-one with a WSU Pullman representative and get all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered. To schedule please contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:00 am
Gaiser Student Center
Need a little humor in your day?

Come join the Associated Students of Clark College on Wednesday, April 18 from 11 am to 1 pm in Gaiser Student Center for Shot of Reality.

This alcohol awareness show blends humor and education in perfect balance. A highly interactive show, "Shot of Reality" keeps the audience entertained while informing them of the very real dangers of alcohol.

As always this event is free and open to all students!

Snacks will be provided, see you there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:00 pm
PUB 161 and south end of Red Parking Lot
In celebration of Earth Day, the Clark College Environmental Club is hosting the following events:

12:00-12:30 Columbia Springs will have a present a class called "Five Easy Things You Can Do to Save Money and Help the Planet" in PUB 161

1:30-4:30 The club will host an Ivy Pull with refreshments at the South End of the Red Parking Lot. Gloves and tools also provided.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:15 pm
LIB 103
Want your own show on the web? Long time expert in podcasting and multimedia publishing, Lorelle VanFossen, will show you how to integrate your own video diary, webisode, or audio podcast into your business or social web life to create your own "show" on the web. Bring your lunch and learn tips on how to create and release audio and video faster. If you have a digital microphone or video camera (with USB connection), bring it along and we'll put it to work.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
9:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Planning to transfer to Portland State University? Meet individually with a PSU advisor and get all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered! To schedule, please contact the Portland State University Academic Advising Center at 503.725.9546.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Friday, April 20, 2012
10:00 am
PUB 258 B & C
Free professional clothing distribution for Clark College students. Limit one outfit per person per day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2012 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

To donate clothes or for more information contact Sarah Weinberger 360-992-2447

Thursday, April 19, 2012
1:00 pm
Japanese Garden and Gaiser, Student Center
This year's Sakura Festival marks the 17th anniversary of the international friendship between the City of Vancouver and its Sister City, Joyo, Japan as well as the 21st anniversary of the gift of 100 cherry trees from John Kageyama to the City of Vancouver. The college will also dedicate the Japanese Garden that was gifted to the City of Vancouver and has been placed on Clark's main campus. The formal ceremony and garden dedication will take place from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Japanese Garden, in front of the Music Building on Main Campus.
Following the formal ceremony and dedication demonstrations and activities of many Japanese traditions will be held in Gaiser, Student Center from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 20, 2012
11:00 am
Gaiser Student Center
In celebration of Earth Day, the Clark College Environmental Club is hosting the following events:

11:00-12:00 Urban Abundance- will hold a "Seedball Workshop", students will be able to learn how to make wildflower seedballs and leave with some of their own.

12:00-1:00 Warren Neth, Executive Director of Urban Abundance will discuss our fragile local food system and how you can help make it more secure for all.

1:00-2:30 Urban Abundance is screening the movie "Food Inc.". This movie is about our nation's food system.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - Thursday, April 26, 2012
Gaiser Student Center
Career Days 2012: Four days of workshops, skills sessions and events designed to assist students and job seekers with career and transfer preparation. Discover resources for career planning, tools and strategies for an effective job search, techniques to sharpen networking skills, and how to get the education you need to meet your career goals.

Monday, April 23, 2012
10:00 am
Gaiser Hall, Main Level Concourse
Interested in transferring to Marylhurst University? Drop by an information table in Gaiser Hall and get your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered!

Monday, April 23, 2012
2:15 pm
GHL 213
Learn how to identify and develop the components of a successful job search campaign. Focus on organization and planning, locating resources and opportunities, and understanding the value of networking and marketing yourself.

Monday, April 23, 2012
3:30 pm
GHL 213
Sharpen your interviewing skills and learn tips that will impress employers and recruiters.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
9:00 am
GHL 213
Learn how to market your education, skills and experiences effectively. Basic components of a resume, formatting strategies and understanding the importance of tailoring your resume to a particular position will be covered.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
10:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Planning to transfer to Concordia University? Schedule to meet one-on-one with a Concordia representative and get all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered! To schedule, contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
11:30 am
Gaiser Student Center
Come join your ASCC as they bring you Divas of Diversity featuring "Shannel".

Bryan‘s past has made him the strong and confident person he is today. His life has had its fair share of struggles. He encountered the daily discrimination from his peers because they considered him ’different.“ Growing up he found himself shy and struggled with his weight. Bryan combated his anxiety and shyness by taking a speech and debate class in high school. The experience changed Bryan‘s life. The shyness and anxiety was gone and a star was born. He was driven to make life changes to accomplish his goals.

Bryan was blessed to have his mother as his best friend and his biggest fan. On October 11, 2009 his mother suddenly passed away. The pain was immediate and overwhelming and was the hardest tragedy he ever had to face. It was through his friends and those close to him that he was able to deal with the difficult loss and continue standing and performing. Bryan knew it was time and with his mother as his motivation he lost the weight.

Today Bryan, known as Shannel, is an expert in the art of make-up and female impersonation. He has had the opportunity to perform in cities across the United States and around the world. Shannel is a world class performer and her impersonations and over the top performances have been leaving audiences in awe and on their feet. Shannel took her place as a pop culture icon when she appeared on the second season of RuPaul‘s Drag Race.

Shannel is grateful for the love and support from so many fans. She finds it a privilege to create smiles and laughter while striving for excellence, equality and the end of discrimination.

YOUR ASCC is proud to sponsor this event for all the students of Clark and the community.

For additional information visit www.clark.edu/student_life/events or contact Samantha Lelo at slelo@clark.edu.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
1:00 pm
GHL 213
Why Who You Know (and Who Knows You) is as Important as What You Know. Learn tips and techniques to make your network work for you Plus learn the deadliest networking mistake you can possibly make.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
2:30 pm
GHL 213
Write your 60 Second Commercial, also known as your elevator speech, and practice with others! With this tool you will always be prepared to market yourself in person, in an interview and when networking opportunities present themselves.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
4:00 pm
GHL 213
Do you have the tools and knowledge to take full advantage of the April 25 career fair, or future career fairs? Gain confidence and learn to connect with employers.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
11:00 am
GHL Student Center
Connect personally with local employers. The Career Fair is an opportunity to obtain career advice, network with employers and seek employment opportunities.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
12:15 pm
Lib 103
Do you have trouble keeping track of where your money goes? Not sure what a 401(k) is? Trying to figure out if you can afford to buy a new car or home? Wondering why you should care about your credit report? April is Financial Literacy Month, so this 30 Clicks session will show you free web tools to help you become more financially savvy.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
10:00 am
GHL Student Center
If a bachelor—s degree is in your future, drop by the Spring Transfer Fair during Career Days 2012 and get your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered!

Thursday, April 26, 2012
10:00 am
Gaiser Hall Student Center
Need a bachelor's degree to advance your career? Planning to transfer but not sure where or how? Drop by the Spring Transfer Fair during Career Days 2012 and get your questions about admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, and academic programs answered!

Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:00 pm
PUB 014 (Diversity Center)
Did you read or watch "The Hunger Games"? Were you surprised to find the characters of Rue and Thresh portrayed by African-Americans? Some people were: They'd imagined those characters as white, even though the author clearly describes them as having "dark brown skin." In this week's Thursday Talk we'll discuss the controversy this caused, as well as the unorthodox gender roles depicted in the popular novel and movie. Bring your own lunch--and your own opinions!--to what will be a fun and informative sharing of ideas.

Friday, April 27, 2012
5:00 pm
Gaiser, Student Center
Da del Nio/Da del Libro celebrates children and reading. In a special reading area, student volunteers will read bilingual books to children. Each youngster will be able to make their own book, have their face painted, and get their picture taken with Oswald, Clark's penguin mascot. There will also be interactive entertainment such as dancing, singing and a craft demonstration. Snacks will be provided as well. The event is free and open to the public.





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