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Campus Closure

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

In observance of Independence Day, the PWSCC Valdez Campus will be closed on July 2nd and July 3rd.

Free – Summer Lunch Lecture Series!

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

This summer the Whitney Museum will be hosting a free summer lecture series. Stop by the museum any Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m., throughout June or July, to attend. Every week there will be a new topic and speaker. All of the topics will relate to Alaska, some of which include: halibut, bear safety, rock fish, and edible plants.

If you are interested in teaching a topic or have questions, contact Wendy in the museum at 834-1689.

Grant Writing Workshop

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

Writing a successful proposal for grant funding requires a variety of skills to tell a persuasive story about the need in your community and how your organization can meet that need. To do this, you need to understand what the funder is looking for, how to make their job easy, use data to support your claims, and write a proposal that is clear and succinct. This Grant Writing Workshop covers researching grant opportunities from corporations, foundations, and government sources. It includes detailed study of the process of writing grant proposals to State and Federal agencies, including deconstructing the Request for Proposals (RFP); responsive vs non-responsive proposals; collecting organizational and community data; and writing boiler plate language that your school, organization, or agency can use in future grant proposals.

Grant Writing Workshop

  • Dates:June 22 and 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., followed by two weeks of online proposal submissions
  • Instructor: Morgan Grey, MFA and Executive Director of 49 Writers
  • Cost:$195
  • Location:PWSCC Valdez Campus

Pre-registration is required. If you have questions, call us at 834-1600.

Empty Bowl Success

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

Article by: Wendy Goldstein

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Its basic premise is simple: potters and craftspeople, educators, and others, work with the community to create handcrafted bowls or donate bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

Around fifty members of the college and the community gathered Friday, April 24, for the sixth Empty Bowl event in Valdez. Soup and home-baked bread were provided by several individuals as well as A Rogue’s Garden. Many bowls were donated. A special part of the evening was music provided by Pastor Eric Wiseman. The event brought in just over $500 in donations, all of which will benefit the Valdez Food Bank.

Gail Renardson, advisor for Phi Theta Kappa, noted that next year both the Valdez High School and Valdez Parks and Recreation Department may join the college in promoting this event.