‘A Life in Art’: Retrospective exhibition honors Betty Sapp Ragan


Betty Sapp Ragan mastered a variety of media and techniques during her long career. A Life in Art: Betty Sapp Ragan Retrospective, 1969–2014 surveys 45 years of her artistic production. Artworks on view include paintings and prints, mixed-media objects, and photographs. The exhibition was curated by Becky Frehse, instructor, and Janet Marcavage, associate professor, both of the art and art history department at Puget Sound in collaboration with the artist’s son, Mac Ragan. [Read more…]

Pierce College launches exciting new programs, initiatives this fall

It’s an exciting time to be a student at Pierce College, with a number of innovative new programs and initiatives in the works. The college is committed to listening to the needs of students to truly understand the challenges they face each day.

This innovative work has garnered national attention, with CNNMoney ranking Pierce College as the most successful community college in the state of Washington. [Read more…]

Clover Park School District board adds special meeting

Clover Park School District logoThe Clover Park School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood.

The purpose of the special meeting is to hold an executive session to discuss real estate and legal matters.

For more information, contact the Clover Park School District superintendent’s office, 583-5190.

Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment


TACOMA – Dirt. Believe it or not, we are running out of it. Ask any scientist and you’ll be told that soil is a highly precious resource, the “delicate biological skin” of our earth. It is the stuff that every terrestrial ecosystem depends upon, including the food we eat. Yet we are using it up, ripping off its protective vegetation, and exposing it to pesticides and industrial waste. What happens next? [Read more…]