South Sound magazine proudly announces that it has been awarded the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award by the Society of Professional Journalists in the category of Public Service journalism for its in-depth report on family homelessness in Pierce County.
TACOMA — University of Washington has long been known as one of the top sources of Peace Corps volunteers each year in the U.S. With a new program launching in fall of 2014, UW Tacoma will do its part to contribute to that record of globally-engaged students.
TACOMA, Wash. – College students will build a giant “cardboard castle” out of old packing boxes to create University of Puget Sound’s first-ever entry in a hotly contested, nationwide recycling contest.
Recyclemania, a nonprofit run by universities, challenges colleges and universities across the country to see who can build the largest structure out of used boxes, tape, and sheer imagination. The annual contest, which has taken on a life of its own in recent years, aims to raise awareness about waste reduction on campuses.
TACOMA – When 900 fifth graders descend on the 11th annual Tacoma-Pierce County Children’s Water Festival this Thursday, April 24, they can learn how to become clean water ambassadors.
Bode the Goldendoodle, star of the new children’s book, Use Your Noodle, Doodle!, will visit the Morgan Family YMCA on Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. as part of the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. The Morgan Family YMCA is located at 1002 S. Pearl Street in Tacoma. This event is free and open to the public.
TACOMA – Pierce County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) partners have identified the two top health priorities for the county as mental health, acknowledging a substance abuse connection; and access to quality health care and community services, with a health equity focus.
Old school desks, farm chairs and stools have been re-imagined into works of art and will be auctioned off at the fifth annual “Chair Affair,” to be held on Friday, April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at NW Furniture Bank, 117 Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma.
TACOMA –Whether it’s singing nursery rhymes, reading to children, or verbally engaging with babies and toddlers, each interaction fosters brain development. Explore how loving and warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development at Bates Technical College’s Brain Series lecture.
TACOMA –Acclaimed Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers will perform once again at Bates Technical College Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, Thursday, April 24, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma.
The event features a silent auction with items from the Northwest Float Center, Olive Branch Café, a catered dinner for eight from the college’s Culinary Arts program, and more. You can also pre-bid on a selection of items at www.bates.ctc.edu/Sizzles, including a package to be a Seattle Mariners Groundskeeper for a Day, which includes assisting with setting up batting practice and pre-game preparation, dragging the infield between 3rd and 6th innings, taking the bases in after the game, and box-seat tickets for you and two friends.
Attendees will enjoy an international menu of hors d’oeuvres created and served by students in our culinary program.
Scholarships play a key role in our students’ higher education endeavors, and the annual Bates Sizzles helps raise funds for student scholarships. Students are eligible to apply for the foundation’s general scholarships, and others who fit certain criteria can apply for a variety of program-specific scholarships. Scholarship recipients in various career education programs may use their awards, which range from $150-$3,500 per student, to help pay for tuition, books, supplies and child care expenses at the college.