October 28, 2013
Volume 8 | Issue 10 | October 28, 2013
Students invite kids to trick-or-treat in residence halls
Students living in the residence halls are excited to celebrate Halloween with local families. If you have kids interested in trick-or-treating, stop by the dorms and interest houses for delicious candy!
Trick-or-treating will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Anderson, Prentiss and the interest houses will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lyman, Jewett and North will be open from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating rooms will have orange “Trick-or-Treat Here” signs posted on their doors, so they will be easy to spot.
If you have any questions about the event, feel free to send them to Amy Bruner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a phish? WCTS needs your help!
Last week, Mike Osterman ’96, IT Security Officer and Deputy Director of Enterprise Technology, offered tips to avoid getting caught by fraudulent phishing messages.
Now that you know how to spot a phish, you can help Tech Services by forwarding it to the new email@example.com address.
“By forwarding messages to firstname.lastname@example.org, you'll help Tech Services to stop a particular attack sooner, keeping the whole campus safe. It also helps us to understand the extent of an attack and to identify constantly changing tactics of cyber criminals,” said Osterman.
For more info about phishy@ or IT Security in general, contact Osterman at x5419 or email@example.com.
How to order the new campus directory
The 2013-14 edition of the printed, comprehensive campus directory is nearing completion. It includes alphabetical staff and faculty listings as well as departmental listings. Copies cost $1.60 each and can be charged to your department budget.
To order the directory, send an email to Amber Dobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information: number of copies, budget number and delivery location.
College works to plant more trees
It has been said that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. In the past two decades, the college has planted hundreds of trees, in part to replace the trees lost in two major wind storms over the past ten years. In the past two years, we have planted 36 trees on campus and over 30 trees on college rental properties.
The grounds department is currently in the process of applying to become a Tree Campus USA college through the Arbor Day Foundation. With the assistance of two great student helpers, the grounds crew is currently mapping and identifying the campus tree canopy. They hope to complete this project by the end of spring semester.
Additionally, the department will have an advertised tree planting event on or around Arbor Day next spring to plant new trees around the new Tennis Courts. These new trees will replace the trees which needed to be removed due to the tennis court expansion.
Nominations still open for Pete and Hedda Reid Award
If you know of any faculty or staff members who volunteer in the community, consider nominating them for the Pete and Hedda Reid Award. The winner of this outstanding service award will be recognized with a $1,000 prize at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
To nominate someone, please fill out this online form. Nominations are due by Thursday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.
Faculty News Briefs
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and General Studies Johanna Stoberock recently received an award from Artist Trust, a Washington state non-profit organization that grants funding for artists. In 2013, they will award $73,348 through the Grants for Artist Projects program, which has been in place since 1988.
Stoberock received a GAP grant so that she could continue revising her novella “Pigs,” the story of four children stranded on an island that serves as the repository for all of the world’s garbage. The novella uses a dystopian island as a setting to explore questions about environmental responsibility, group action and the possibility of innocence.
Assistant Professor of Theatre Design Greg Mitchell just wrapped up work on a production of the musical “The Spitfire Grill” at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in California. Reviews from regional press have been strong, including specific mention of Mitchell's lighting design. “The Spitfire Grill,” which marks his seventh artistic collaboration with the theatre company since 2000, will run through the month of November.