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October 09, 2012
College exploration evening on tap
DALLAS -- Dallas High School will host "Beyond Dallas Parent Night," a chance to explore college options, on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. in Bollman Auditorium.
All seven state universities and others will be on hand to offer information and answer questions at the event sponsored by the DHS guidance department.
Students of every grade level and their parents are welcome.
During the event, a representative from the Oregon University System will make a presentation on the state system schools and DHS Assistant Principal Brian Green will present information on the high school's Extended Campus Program.
Parents and student also can participate in breakout sessions with two universities.
Parents will receive the senior guide and the Oregon Opportunities booklet, a guide to 2012-13 financial aid for Oregon students.
For more information: 503-623-8336.
Regional authors to appear at WOU
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's writing department is hosting a lecture series beginning Tuesday that's free and open to the public.
The Starving Artists' Brownbag Lunch Series will feature presentations by renowned Pacific Northwest authors. Miriam Gershow, a novelist from Eugene, will be on hand to discuss her book, "The Local News," on Tuesday.
Maren Bradley Anderson, a writer, blogger and instructor at WOU, is scheduled to speak on Oct. 23. Her first novel is "Liz A. Stratton Closes the Store: A novel about Sex and Politics."
Both events will take place in the Calapooia Room in the Werner University Center and will run from noon to 1:15 p.m.
The series runs weekly through Nov. 29.
For more information and a list of speakers: email to Maren Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western will host Fall Preview Day
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University will host a Fall Preview Day for prospective students Oct. 20.
Advanced registration is recommended for the free event, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and meets in the Werner University Center.
Prospective students and their guests can learn more about Western Oregon University at Fall Preview Day. High school seniors and transfer students can apply for admission at check-in and receive a decision regarding their admission status at the conclusion of the program. Program activities will include an academic department and student services fair, campus tours, lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall and information sessions.
For more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8211; http://www.wou.edu/student/admissions/previewday/fall.php.
Lunch assistance year due to end
DALLAS -- Free and reduced lunch applications filled out during the 2011-12 school year are set to expire for students in the Dallas School District.
Monday is the last day students will be able to use the program without filling out a new application. After that date, students will be charged for each meal.
To fill out a new application, go to https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp/default.aspx.
Parents can also pick up an application at any school or the district office, 111 SW Ash St., Dallas.
Volunteers needed to assist at IES
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence Elementary School is seeking community members to volunteer in various capacities with children at the school.
People are needed to serve as lunch buddies, recess partners and mentors to students.
Those interested can contact IES principal Steve Tillery at 503-838-1322 or send an email to the Independence Parent Club at email@example.com.
District keeping ESD options open
DALLAS -- The Dallas School Board approved a notice of intent to withdraw from the Willamette Education Service District at its meeting Monday night.
Superintendent Christy Perry said the notice doesn't mean the district will withdraw from the ESD, but it allows for the choice to do so later.
Perry said the notice will be submitted with a comment that the action was taken only to preserve the district's decision making flexibility. She said if the decision to withdraw had to be made now, she wouldn't recommend it, but more information about the ESD should be available in the next few months.
The deadline for notice of intent is Nov. 1.
Districts submitting the notice have until March 1 to decide to stay within ESD or formally withdraw.
WOU professor honored for poetry
MONMOUTH -- Henry Hughes, a professor of English at Western Oregon University,
Gival Press is an independent publisher based in Arlington, Va. Hughes' selected poem is posted at www.givalpress.com.
A Falls City resident, Hughes' poetry has appeared in several publications, such as the Southern Humanities Review, Seattle Review and Poetry Northwest. His first collection, "Men Holding Eggs," received the 2004 Oregon Book Award. His second book, "Moist Meridian," was a finalist for the same honor.