Jazz guitarist Michael Powers to help Bates fundraiser

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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.

Tickets to Bates Sizzles are $50. Call 253.680.7160 or visit www.bates.ctc.edu/Sizzles to reserve your tickets, pre-bid on certain items, and learn more about the event.

Master Sergeant Nelson named Chamber’s Citizen-Airman of the Year

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TACOMA – It is the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s honor to present the 2014 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Airman of the Year Award to 446th Airlift Wing Master Sergeant Lance Nelson.

Master Sergeant Lance Nelson is a long-time loadmaster in the 729th Airlift Squadron, 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis McChord-McChord Field. He is a flight leader in the squadron and manages training for his flight. He also is an employee of West Pierce Fire and Rescue as a firefighter and EMT.

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TCC Job Fair Coming Soon

Tacoma Community College hosts its annual job fair on Thursday, April 17, 10am-2pm in the campus gymnasium (Building 20). The event offers resume workshops, job openings, and access to more than 50 employers from the Tacoma and Seattle area. The job fair is a great opportunity to learn about available jobs and network. The event is free and open to the public. Come and see who’s hiring and what these companies are looking for. Information about the job fair. List of participating employers.

TMP announces ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’

The new musical version of Mark Twain’s beloved story of adventure and misadventure, “The Prince and the Pauper,” makes its west coast premier at Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Theatre for Young Audiences.

This is a fanciful tale of Prince Edward, King Henry VIII’s son and heir, meeting with street urchin Tom Canty.  The two find that they are identical in appearance, decide to exchange clothing on a lark, which turns into dangerous and adventurous repercussions for each of the youngsters.

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Amitav Ghosh, Mark Pigott, Rachel Martin ’96, and James Walton to Receive Honorary Degrees

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TACOMA – University of Puget Sound will award honorary degrees to four exceptional individuals at the 2014 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. The four honorands, who have excelled in their professional fields and in public service, are named below, with fuller biographies following.

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Join Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy on the Museum Walk

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TACOMA – Join Downtown On the Go and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy on Walk Tacoma’s Museum Walk, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  The 2.5 mile walk, sponsored by TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine, will start at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma at 15th and Pacific Avenue and highlight six downtown museums along the route. 

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JL Darling LLC Receives Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s 12th Tahoma Business Environmental Award

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TACOMA – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber annually recognizes entrepreneurial efforts that meet a high standard of excellence for environmental, preservation and protection accomplishments through its Tahoma Business Environmental Award.

This afternoon, at the Chamber Luncheon, the 2014 award was presented by award sponsor Tom Taylor Jr., Taylor-Thomason Insurance, to JL Darling LLC.

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Professor Andrew Rex Publishes New Book: Commonly Asked Questions in Physics

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TACOMA, Wash. – Andrew Rex, professor of physics at University of Puget Sound, has published a new book Commonly Asked Questions in Physics (CRC Press, 2014).

The highly-accessible book requires no prior background in physics or mathematics, and is part of the CRC Press “Commonly Asked Questions” series. It is intended for students of physics and scientists, as well as for anyone with an interest in some of the basic principles that rule our universe.

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