Rep. Andrew Barkis appointed to serve on the Washington State Council on Aging and Washington State Public Stadium Authority

Did you know that your Washington state legislators participate on councils and committees outside the Legislative body? Recently, Speaker of the House Frank Chopp appointed Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve on two of these ‘outside’ committees. The 2nd District lawmaker will sit on the Washington State Council on Aging and the Washington State Public Stadium Authority. The Washington State Council…

Hands On Children’s Museum Awarded Museums for America Grant to Create “Nature Makers,” Outdoor Tinkering Program Inspiring early STEM Learning

The Hands On Children’s Museum just received a major Museums for America federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the development of a year-round Nature Makers program for the next two years.  Nature Makers will link nature-based learning with maker activities that use natural materials and are inspired by…

Activist Aneelah Afzali to Deliver a Presentation and Workshop for Robert A. Harvie Lecture Series at Saint Martin’s

WHAT: A presentation about understanding the causes of Islamophobia and exploring ways to combat it will be the focus of this year’s first Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture at Saint Martin’s University. Aneelah Afzali, executive director of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound-American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN), will present the lecture and workshop. Afzali’s…

Harlequin Productions Presents Cymbeline

Starting October 5, Harlequin Productions presents Shakespeare’s romantic adventure Cymbeline at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This production runs October 5 – 28, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. An action-packed romance, Cymbeline is the story of a wager over a woman’s virtue. When King Cymbeline’s adopted son Posthumus marries princess Imogen…

Saint Martin’s University Student Michelle Gross Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

Michelle Gross, a senior majoring in criminal justice at Saint Martin’s University, was recently awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for a study-abroad project in the U.K. Gross will take criminal justice courses at London South Bank University in London, U.K., and will also attend cultural enrichment courses through Cultural Experience Abroad University…

Saint Martin’s Engineering Team Wins First Place in National Big Beam Contest

A team of Saint Martin’s students won first place in the national 2017 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Big Beam Contest. PCI’s 2017 Big Beam Contest included entries from colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. As part of the competition, the Saint Martin’s students fabricated and submitted a prestressed concrete beam. Their beam, named…