Murdock Trust Approves Grant Of $600,000 For Saint Martin’s New Engineering…

first_imgLACEY, WASHINGTON — Saint Martin’s University is $600,000 closer to the completion of its new engineering building, thanks to a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The Murdock Trust of Vancouver, Washington, recently recognized the significance of the Engineering Initiative at Saint Martin’s by approving a $600,000 grant for the University’s newest building, Fr. Richard Cebula, O.S.B. Hall. The grant will enable Saint Martin’s University to meet its $7.4 million fundraising goal for the building, which is currently under construction but slated to open in November. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s Universitycenter_img The award from the Murdock Trust is a finishing grant, which means the University must raise the remaining $600,000 to achieve its $7.4 million goal before receiving the grant funds. This remaining amount will be raised from foundation grants, as well as private gifts from alumni and friends of the University. A campaign to sell brick pavers, priced between $500 to $2,000, for the plaza outside Cebula Hall will also generate funds for the building.“We are grateful to the Murdock Trust for their generous gift,” said Zella Kahn-Jetter, Ph.D., P.E., dean of Saint Martin’s Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.“Without their support, it would be very difficult to move forward with our plans of creating a center of engineering educational excellence. The grant will enable us to provide our students with an unparalleled educational experience.”The new building, which was designed with the goal of achieving LEED Platinum certification, will serve a growing body of engineering students at Saint Martin’s. This year’s incoming class had the highest number of engineering majors in recent history, many of them drawn by progress — including the construction of Cebula Hall — made possible by the successful Engineering Initiative. In addition to the new building, the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering recently added a new Master of Mechanical Engineering program and a new study abroad opportunity in Sydney, Australia, for Saint Martin’s engineering students.As a “green” building, Cebula Hall will feature environmentally sustainable elements as well as exposed systems and structures to function as teaching and learning tools. It also will serve as a venue for the University to host local and regional engineering professional society meetings. The Saint Martin’s campus will be transformed by the facility, as it will complete Saint Martin’s first academic quadrangle. The “quad,” located in the heart of campus, will be a central gathering place for students and the broader Saint Martin’s community.“The Murdock Trust is a partner in the area of sciences and higher education,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., “and we are pleased that the Trust recognizes our ability to build and support the greater community by enhancing the engineering program here at Saint Martin’s University.”The Murdock Trust was created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, cofounder of Tektronix, Inc. The Trust’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. In addition to a special interest in education and scientific research, the Trust partners with a wide variety of organizations that serve the arts, public affairs, health and medicine, human services, leadership development, and persons with disabilities.Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 375 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Washington Center Announces Anacker Scholarship for the Arts

first_imgSubmitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe Washington Center, in downtown Olympia, seats 945 and hosts performances 350 days per year.The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the formation of the Anacker Scholarship for the Arts.  This $1,000 award is designed to recognize, encourage and support a Thurston County scholar’s study in the field of the arts.Applicants will be a one academic year or longer resident of Thurston County, who is graduating in that year as a senior of a Thurston County high school, who intends to pursue a career in the arts and who has enrolled or will be enrolling in a future course of study to that end.The deadline for applications shall be April 30th, 2014.  The successful candidate will be announced in May 2014, and the award presented during a Washington Center event in May or June 2014.Please find more information and an application form at: http://wcpa.squarespace.com/blog/2014/4/1/anacker-scholarship-for-the-arts-application-form.html or at The Washington Center administrative offices, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Sheila and Ben – A Lifetime of Satisfied Kluh Jewelers Shoppers

first_imgSubmitted by L. Jeanette Strole Parks for Kluh JewelersSheila has been shopping at Kluh’s Jewelers with her husband, Ben, for decades.Aside from efficient and clever ad campaigns, nothing convinces a new potential customer to try a new product or store as the trusted word-of-mouth references from another shopper. So it is that we bring you an installment of affirming words from some very content customers, Sheila and Ben. (Editor’s note: They have chosen to withhold their last names for this article.)Ben, a retired sheet metal worker has lived in Thurston County most of his life, and graduated from North Thurston High School in 1966. At that time, the graduating class was presented with a 10% lifetime discount from the Kluh Jewelers family, and indeed, he has kept this card for life. In 1981, he married Sheila, (who has lived in this area since 1973), and they remembered this 10% discount card when it was time to buy a birthday gift for Ben’s mother. They made a trip out Kluh Jewelers, and he bought her some topaz earrings. “We were so impressed with the quality and service, that we have been going back for gifts for family (and myself) ever since.”Sheila, who retired from Alaska Airlines recently, shares that she and Ben and her sister-in-law from California have been attending several of the Kluh’s lay-away and vault sales. The annual vault sale event, in November, is Sheila’s personal favorite when she does all her Christmas shopping each year. “As I was a flight attendant, and out of town a lot, I had to miss some, but Ben went for me. We love the door prize events which take place prior to the sale, and have even won some, such as a $25 gift certificate towards the purchase of an item, and also pearl earrings.” As she reiterates, the vault and lay-away sales are an excellent opportunity to come in and see what they have in stock, and what their environment is all about. “And the donuts are great,” she adds with wit.Their support and loyalty to Kluh’s business has given them many opportunities to add special items to their collection. A recent such memory marked Sheila’s retirement with a little extra dazzle. “Ben and I were shopping and I gleamed onto a beautiful gold and diamond watch which I could not purchase at the time, but mentioned to my husband how much I loved this watch and what a beautiful retirement gift it would be.  Well, on my last flight, he went with me.  On my layover, I woke up in Chicago the next morning, and there was a beautiful gift wrapped box on top of my suitcase which contained the watch I had my eye on. “When Sheila retired from Alaska Airlines, Ben surprised her with a special watch that she had her eye on at Kluh Jewelers.She adds that Kluh’s does an excellent job with gift wrapping, which adds that much more to the experience of giving and receiving gifts from their store cases.In all their years of shopping at Kluh’s she has never had any complaints with their inventory or service. If anything, the opposite has been true. “I have had several pieces of jewerly in the past that needed to be sized or repaired and their on-site jeweler has always done an excellent and timely job. “The unique jewelry, friendly staff and customer service keeps them coming back. “You cannot find [this] at a big box store.” One of her upcoming notions is to have a gold bracelet (which she purchased at a lay-away sale) made into a charm bracelet with her airline-service wings.Ben and Sheila would probably not have foreseen that the 10% discount card that he received in 1966 would lead to their lifelong habit of shopping at this multi-generational establishment. But they are most certainly pleased with each experience they have had inside the doors of Kluh Jewelers. “What stands out most is their customer service.  When we walk into the store we are greeted with friendliness and they always remember our names. I would sincerely recommend anyone looking for a gift for someone or something for themselves for a special occasion to go to Kluh’s.  ”Kluh Jewelers701 Sleater Kinney Road SE in Lacey360-491-3530 Facebook3Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

‘Child’ caught on tape smoking at football game is actually a 36-year-old father!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@yureginikoyortaya)Advertisement be7qylNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1xtbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elt3e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 67c6Would you ever consider trying this?😱936Can your students do this? 🌚qRoller skating! Powered by Firework A ‘boy’ was seen somking cigarette in the stands during the friendly between Süper Lig sides Bursaspor and Fenerbahçe on last Sunday. All the spectators at the Timsah Arena turned their eyes on the assumed under aged man, who was later revealed to be a 36 year old grown up, sitting beside his son!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@yureginikoyortaya)The youthful father, donning his Bursaspor jersey and scarf, took the fans by shock, as everyone thought the two kids, merely to be aged around 10, are abusing tobacco during the ongoing match.The clip of the incident took the social media by storm, and following a through investigation on the identity of this ‘minor’, it was only a sprightly man nearing almost the fourth decade of his life.Advertisement Watch this video below, posted on Twitter by user @objektifdegilim.The proper identity of the man was revealed by Yüreğini Koy Ortaya on his Instagram, who confirmed the man named Çocuk, is indeed 36 year old dad.The weekend charity match between the Turkish clubs saw the Green Crocodiles snatching a 2-1 home victory, as defender Burak Altıparmak opened up the scoreline in the 4th minute, followed by Burak Kapacak, the midfielder who netted in the second one for the winning side.The Yellow Canaries had only a single satisfactory goal from forward Mevlüt Erdinç, 3 minutes before the final whistle. Advertisementlast_img read more

Adelaide Strikers cricketer Amanda Jade’s boyfriend goes down on one knee to propose after…

first_imgAdvertisement a8dqNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfdqpnkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekof( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) crjWould you ever consider trying this?😱v9Can your students do this? 🌚oforRoller skating! Powered by Firework Adelaide Strikers cricketer Amanda Jade-Wellington’s boyfriend went down on one knee to propose her after the match. Adelaide Strikers won the match comprehensively against Melbourne Renegades in Australian Women Big Bash T20 League. However, the best part of the day was the proposal.Advertisement According to the star woman cricketer of Australia, she had no clue about it previously. It was a surprise for her too. When she saw her boyfriend into the field she asked him to wait. She was celebrating the victory with her teammates at that moment and the cricketers were planning to take a group photo. However, her boyfriend came and proposed her in the field.Advertisement According to the reports, Amanda Jade-Wellington has said ‘yes’ to her boyfriend. The cricketer was very much surprised with the incident. Her hands were still shaking in excitement. However, she handled the situation very sportingly and all of her teammates appaluaded her decision in the field.It was certainly an incident to be remembered for long in the cricket field. These kind of incidents do not happen every day. The cricketer will always remember this throughout her lifetime. It was certainly a special moment for her and she enjoyed it a lot.Advertisement Centurion Dean Elgar slams 2015 Indian pitches: It was a farce! Advertisementlast_img read more

Now or never for Leafs, game three Friday at NDCC Arena

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt’s time to put up or shut up for the Nelson Leafs.Down two games entering game three of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Semi Final to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the Leafs can ill-afford to fall into a three-game deficit.“We have to win our two games at home to be successful,” Leaf coach Chris Shaw told The Nelson Daily Thursday.“It’s a make or break situation for us. But we’re pretty confident playing at home where we’ve had a lot of success this season.”That success, however, has been limited against the Hawks. In four games at the NDCC Arena, Beaver Valley has won three.“We got to concentrate on our scoring chances and on our power play,” Shaw confessed. “We had some chances to get back in the game (Wednesday) but our power play let us down.”Shaw said the mood in the Leaf dressing room improved immensely following game one’s meltdown.“The guys feel a lot better than after the first game,” said Shaw. “I thought we played well enough to win in game two.”Nelson played Wednesday’s game without the services of top center Gavin Currie.Shaw did not want to comment on Currie, who spent the past six weeks on the injury list, saying the star forward is “questionable” for Friday.The rookie coach did call out his top players to be better when the puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday.“Our top players need to be our top players,” Shaw insists. “Our forwards six through nine, our younger guys, have been great. We really need our older guys to provide veteran leadership to lead us to victory.”ICE CHIPS: Game four is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. If necessary, game five is Monday in Fruitvale. . . . Nelson’s top two scorers from the regular season, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart, have yet to register a point in the series.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Lucchini sparks Kootenay to first win of BCMMHL season by scoring twice, Rockets rebound in game two

first_imgJake Lucchini of Trail scored with three-minutes-plus remaining in the third period, snapping a 4-4 tie and lifting the Kootenay Ice to its first win of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season, a 5-4 decision over Okanagan Rockets, Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, the Ice could not duplicate the magic Sunday in the rubber match losing 7-0 to the Rockets.Saturday, the Ice held period leads of 2-0 and 4-3 before Okanagan captain Josh Ellis tied the game beating Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell four minutes into the final period.However, with time running out Lucchini snapped home his second of the game to power the Ice to its first win of the season.Nelson’s Brandon Sookro also scored twice for Kootenay with Riley Brant of Trail adding a single.Justin Marreck scored twice and Harlan Orr had a single for Okanagan.Sunday, Ellis scored the first goal of the game for the Rockets 58 seconds into the game — sliding a shot past Newell from the corner — and everything went south after that for Kootenay.Newell, orginally from Vancouver but moved to Nelson during the off season, played both games between the pipes for Kootenay after goalie teammate Brett Soles was sick for most of the week.The Ice ran into a red-hot goalie in the form of Harrison Whitlock, who slammed the door on the Kootenay shooters.Whitlock was especially tough in the first period as Kootenay twice breakaways but were unable to beat Whitlock.Mitchell Cook, with a pair, Marreck, Mackenzie Fernie, Parker Bowles and Drayden Larsen also scored for the Rockets, improving to 3-3-0 on the season.Meanwhile, the Ice fell to 1-3 to remain last in the BCMMHL standings. Kootenay opened the season losing twice to the North Island Silvertips from Nanaimo.However, Kootenay is only four points out of sixth spot in the 11-team league.ICE CHIPS: Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell accepted a hockey scholarship offer to Princeton University following a tour of some Ivy League schools. Newell, celebrating her 16th birthday last week and currently attending L.V. Rogers in Nelson, plans to graduate early from high school and head to the New Jersey-based university in the fall to begin studies in a degree in economics. . . . Seth Schmidt of Creston had two assists during Saturday’s win. . . .Jake Lucchini of Trail leads the Ice in scoring with four goals for five points. Brandon Sookro of Nelson is second with three markers. Schmidt also has three assists for Kootenay.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade plays for Team Canada

first_imgKinrade moved during the mid-season to SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga.“Considering my situation when I left two seasons ago, being restricted to Ottawa, and the current situation with the NHL lockout, I think my decision was a very good one,” Kinrade said.The smooth skating rearguard got his start in the game playing in Nelson Minor Hockey.He played a few seasons with the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League earning a shot at Junior A with Cowichan of the BCHL.Kinrade honestly believed his career was on a downer until lighting it up during a BCHL Allstar game.That propelled the Kinrade to a very good second season with the Capitals before Michigan Tech called with a scholarship offer.Kinrade played four seasons for the Huskies.After graduating he played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.On July 10, 2009 he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.Team Canada’s roster announced Friday by Hockey Canada includes the likes of Ryan Smith of the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa’s Jason Spezza, Boston’s Patrice Bergeron as well as Kinrade’s teammates, Byron Ritchie and John Tavares.This year’s Spengler Cup includes Canada’s National Men’s Team, Adler Mannheim (Germany) and HC Davos (Switzerland), the host team, playing in the Cattini Group, and HC Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland), HC Vitkovice Steel (Czech Republic) and Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russia) playing in the Torriani Group.Canada, 11-time winner of the tournament, opens the tournament Boxing Day against Adler Mannheim (Germany). The game is on TSN2 beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Geoff Kinrade grew up spending time during the Christmas holidays watching Canadian hockey teams in action on television at major tournaments in Europe.Now Kinrade will be front and center on one of those teams as the Nelsonite suits up as a member of Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, December 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.“No time,” Kinrade told The Nelson Daily Friday when asked about holiday plans, “I’m playing for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup during the holidays.”The Spengler Cup, originating in 1923, is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Davos  and is considered the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world.Team Canada consists of currently on teams playing in Europe, as well as others available due to the NHL lockout.Kinrade, 27, is in his second season with SC Bern of the Swiss League.“The season is going well,” the six-foot, 195-pound defenceman said, adding SC Bern is looking for a little redemption after losing last season in the league final.“We are (a few) points out of first place. Our team is playing well together which makes my job easier. . ..I’m happy with the ways things are going.”This is Kinrade’s second season in Europe after he spent two seasons in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators, the farm team of the Ottawa Senators.Kinrade was a mainstay on the Baby Sens blueline, and was a key cog in Binghamton’s run to the Calder Cup title in 2011.However, Kinrade felt he would not get a fair shake with Ottawa Senator management so he bolted for Europe, first signing with HC Plzen 1929 of the Czech Extraliga.last_img read more

Leafs ride netminder Marcus Beesley to 1-0 win over Rockies

first_imgThe Marcus Beesley deal is paying instant dividends to the Nelson Leafs.The Prince George native stopped 15 shots to backstop the Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed Nelson to regain the lead in Murdoch Division standings. Nelson leads the Castlegar Rebels by two points and is three in front of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Castlegar did not play Friday but is back on the ice Saturday hosting the same Rockies.Beaver Valley outlasted Spokane Braves 9-4 Friday in Fruitvale.Beesley, who came to the Leafs in cash deal from the Kamloops Storm, had very little work to do in a game that was over in record time — the Zamboni hit the NDCC Arena ice for the second-period cleaning a little more than an hour after the 7 p.m. opening face-off.However, the former Leaf goalie came up big when he had to in frustrating the Rockies shooters.The only goal of the game came from an unlikely source as Kyler Wilkinson beat Columbia Valley netminder Stewart Pratt midway throughout the second period. Nelson finished the game out shooting Columbia Valley 29-15.The Leafs return to action Sunday in Spokane.Big guns continue to fill net for HawksRyan Edwards continues to fill the net for the Hawks after returning to play hockey after serving a suspension by the Trail Smoke Eaters.Edwards finished with five points while Dallas Calvin added four points to power the Hawks past the Braves 9-4 in Fruitvale.Edwards had 13 points in three games for the Hawks.Calvin has also been on fire, currently riding a 13-game scoring streak. During that span the Trail native has accumulated 40 points.Spokane and Beaver Valley play the back half of the home-and-home series Saturday in the Lilac City.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgBy Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersThe sun in shining and the fish are hopping on the hook so let’s get ready for a great month of fishing on Kootenay Lake. Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake Almost a carbon copy of the last couple months, the fishing has remained the same.  Lots of fish, but still waiting for the big ones to come to life. Water conditions are perfect and so is the weather.  This is our favorite time of year for fishing the lake.  So, hopefully, like everything else this year, things are a month behind.  And maybe December will be the beginning of our ‘Big Fish’  season. November saw lots of days with 10 – 15 fish coming to the boat.  A lot of smaller fish, but usually getting a couple decent fish each day to keep the excitement alive. On our last trip of November, we finally saw a couple big fish come to the boat.  A beautiful chrome 18 Lb Rainbow followed by an amazing colorful 20 Lb Rainbow.  So, hopefully that’s the beginning of our famous winter fishery. Other reports from the lake are similar.  Lots of shakers and small Bull trout, with a couple biggies being reported each week.  The North end of the lake is reporting good Bull Trout fishing, but not as many Rainbows. Hopefully, as December progresses, we will hear more reports of the big boys coming out to play. Stay tuned……………………  What are they biting on??? Most of our Rainbows are being caught on the surface and our Bull Trout on the downriggers.  So, it’s best to cover both angles if possible.  We’re lucky enough to have 3 or 4 people on the boat each day so we can run both surface and deep lines. My favorite bucktail flies as of late have been:  #210, 214, 215, and 224.  Or the common colors of Black/white, gray/white, purple/white. My favorite Lyman plugs have been:  #16, 55, 69, and 160 as of late.  Colors are similar to the flies we’ve been using. And the old standby, flasher/hoochie has been catching its fair share of Bull Trout.  Favorite depths have been 75ft, 95ft,  and 110ft. That should about cover it for this time of year. Hope to hear more people having success during this next month. Definitely my favorite time of year!! So, let’s get out there. ……..Kerry Reed Reel Adventureswww.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more