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Former Lewis-Clark State College cross country runner Tausha Patterson (nee Kuzmic) will make her opening debut at the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis on Sept. 30 in her efforts to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2008.
Patterson was a three time All-American at Lewis-Clark State, including twice in cross country and once in track when she won the marathon race at the NAIA national meet in 2005.
"We are being somewhat optimistic at this point in regards to this race," LCSC cross country coach Mike Collins said. "A lot has changed for Tausha in the past year which includes moving to Tampa, getting married and most recently, being involved in a head-on collision. All of which have affected her training. We are going into this race with the mindset of just getting our feet wet, see where our conditioning is at and going on from there.
"We anticipate our first real opportunity to make the automatic or provisional time will be next February. We have not decided on a race yet, but are leaning towards racing in Austin, Texas. A race that has pacers for each of the qualifying times.
"Right now it is exciting just to think we have a shot at making the trials, anything beyond that is not a part of our mindset right now. As her coach, it is exciting to see her taking these steps and will be doubly-so to think of her wearing a Lewis-Clark State jersey in the Olympic trials."
Marti D. Stow has been named assistant professor and Coeur d'Alene Outreach Director in nursing at LCSC-Coeur d'Alene, Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair Mary Ruth Hassett has announced.
Stow accepted the 12-month tenure track appointment to replace Maxine Martin, who recently retired from LCSC.
Stow is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a Certified Operating Room Nurse. She is working toward a PhD in Adult Education at the University of Idaho. She is also an LCSC BSN graduate.
Stow comes to LCSC with four years of teaching experience at North Idaho College where she served as Practical Nursing Program Coordinator. Distance learning programs and interactive video transmissions include those to Sandpoint and Kellogg. She has also taught distance courses for Boise State University.
Stow brings more than 11 years of nursing practice experience, including that of Operating Room Supervisor. She completed a research study on latex allergy, later implementing latex-safe carts for all hospital patient care areas. She has worked as a health clinic nurse practitioner.
Stow has published in the AORN Journal, including a module on care pathways. For the past two years, she served as Co-Investigator for the Greater Awareness for Idaho Nurses (GAIN) at NIC. This is a grant awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Last year, GAIN was selected by HRSA’s Diversity and Basic Nurse Education Branch as a “Best Practice” (exemplar application), one of only seven programs so recognized.
Stow is currently reviewing a textbook that is expected to be published by Prentice Hall in 2007.
Hassett wishes to recognize the fine work of Lori Stinson and her search committee (Tracy Flynn and John Haehl). Their contributions toward such a successful search are commendable, Hassett said.
The First Book-Lewis-Clark State College has awarded a second round of book grants to five community-based literacy programs in north central Idaho, which will allow these programs to distribute books to the children they serve.
First Book-LCSC is part of national network of community volunteers who support First Book’s mission of giving disadvantaged students the opportunity to read and books to keep. Children enrolled in literacy programs supported by First Book-LCSC receive at least 10 new books a year to keep, according to Charlette Kremer, coordinator of First Book-LCSC.
The grant recipients receive catalogs from Scholastic, Simon & Shuster, Random House and HarperCollins. The recipients can use grant funds to purchase books directly from the publisher at an average cost of $2.50 per book.
Also, the selected recipients receive Community Starter books, which were donated by Scholastic to help new First Book advisory boards get started. The book collections are available for readers from pre-kindergarten through young adult.
Since forming in July 2005, First Book-LCSC has provided 12,815 new books to more than 1,300 children in Lewis, Idaho, Clearwater, Nez Perce and Asotin counties in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington.
Recipients of the latest grant include the Lapwai After and Summer School Program, 1,755 books; Nez Perce Early Childhood Development Programs in Kamiah, 88 books, and in Lapwai, 286 books; Grangeville Elementary PTA, 1,890 books, and the Whitebird Community Library, 396 books.
Tutoring, mentoring or family literacy programs in the area can apply for First Book-LCSC grants. A First Book-LCSC Campus Advisory Board, comprised of volunteers from all sectors in the area, review the applications and select the winners based on meeting certain criteria.
Earlier this year, First Book-LCSC awarded the equivalent of 8,200 children’s books.
For more information on First Book and the First Book-LCSC Campus Advisory Board book grant process, please contact Kremer at (208) 792-2084.
The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball program has added two more recruits for the 2006-07 season, Warrior men’s coach Tim Walker has announced.
Jon Daly, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Modesto Community College in California, and Brad Clincy, a 6-3 combo guard from Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan., will play for the Warriors next season. Both will be juniors.
Daly led Modesto CC in rebounding, averaging more than six boards a game for coach Paul Brogan. He also scored six points a game.
“We feel that Jon’s best basketball is ahead of him,” Walker says. “He has the athletic ability to be an immediate impact in the Frontier Conference. Jon will bolster our inside game both offensively and defensively.”
Daly, who is from Turlock, Calif., will major in Geology at LCSC.
Clincy will give the Warriors an outside threat. He average around 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game for coach Mike Hayes at Allen County.
“Brad gives us a steadying influence on the perimeter,” Walker says. “He is a consistent threat from beyond the 3-point line. That is something we did not have this past season and was a priority for next season. Brad also rebounds well from his position and his quickness will be an asset defensively.”
Clincy, who is from Kansas City, Kan., will major in Business.This brings the Warrior recruiting class to four for the 2006-07 season.
Lewis-Clark State College’s Continuing Education & Community Events invites the public to attend free performances of “Camp Little Star” on Friday, July 21. Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the LCSC lawn in front of the LCSC Administration Building. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended.
“Camp Little Star” was written and directed by Jared Helm and is presented as part of the Kids’ College Children’s Theatre Workshop. Seventeen students, entering grades 2-7, participated in the 10-day workshop, and experienced basic stage direction, character development, and costume design.
Kids’ College programming is presented by LCSC Continuing Education & Community Events. For more information ,call the LCSC Continuing Education & Community Events at 792-2447 or visit www.lcsc.edu/ce.
Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training Unit's Welding Program and the Idaho Correctional Institution in Orofino were honored for their accomplishments as the recipients of the PTE Special Recognition Award for the 2006-06 year.
LCSC officials were honored at the Professional-Technical Education Summer Conference at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls in June. The award included $2,500 and a plaque.
The unique welding program was established 3 years ago to provide education for employment to an aggregate of non-traditional students with great need for employable skills. The program helps fill the need for an industry experiencing a shortage of skilled labor and benefits inmates who need the knowledge for a living wage position once they are released from the correctional institution.
The 30-hour course is entirely competency based. An assessment of each student's competencies is performed and then an individual learning plan designed. This individualized approach serves the needs of each student, and employers will be assured that graduates are trained and have a competency in skills required for basic work performance, including safety issues and technique. Inmates are employed through a work-release program using the skills learned in class while incarcerated.
The teachers for this course come from private industry. The demand for welders, and the relationships built by LCSC Workforce Training, leads to this involvement with the private sector. Through this exciting partnership, the teachers and the industry are invested in developing potential employees to fill industry needs.
On hand to accept the award for LCSC were Rob Lohrmeyer, Dean for Professional-Technical Programs, Linda Stricklin, Director of LCSC Workforce Training, and Dan Faller, LCSC Workforce Training Program Coordinator.
Instructors for the welding program are Lonny Gehring and Jody Nielson. Rich Hull is the Orofino Correctional Institution Education Coordinator who works with LCSC Workforce Training for development and maintenance of the program. He also transports students from Orofino to the Welding Lab on the LCSC campus.
For more information on the program, contact the LCSC Workforce Training Office at (208) 792-2388.
A hole-in-one could win a new Jeep Wrangler at the 5th annual Lewis-Clark State College Alumni Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Aug. 26 at Lewiston’s Bryden Canyon Golf Course.
The four-person scramble will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start and the minimum team handicap is 50. Net proceeds from the event benefit the LCSC Alumni Project.
The entry free is $40 per person or $20 for LCSC students, which includes a continental breakfast, a barbecue lunch, a commemorative T-shirt, a goodie bag, and a raffle ticket for prize drawings.
Registration forms are available online at www.lcsc.edu/alumni, at Bryden Canyon Golf Course and the LCSC Alumni Office, located in the College Advancement Office at 809 C 6th St. in Lewiston.
For more information, contact the LCSC Alumni Office at (208) 792-2458.
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