Two Seattle-based teams won the United States Tennis Association (USTA) League National Championships held in Tucson, Ariz. at the men’s 4.0 and women’s 3.0 Levels. The USTA leagues feature more than 2,000 amateur teams competing in seven levels in hopes of reaching the top. Seattle did just that.
Students in the Road to the White House class at Cascadia Community College recently participated in a real-time learning experience with students on the other side of the globe. In a videoconference at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, Oct. 20, Cascadia students had a dialogue with students at two universities in Indonesia, where it was already 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
On Oct. 25, at 1:50 a.m., shots rang out from Tai Tung restaurant’s parking lot at the 500 block of Maynard Avenue South. The parking lot is owned by the restaurant, but it is not physically attached to the Tai Tung establishment.
During the fall of 2007, a group of University of Washington students and U-District residents helped organize and facilitate a two-credit focus group determined question the lack of representation of minority contribution to the University of Washington.
L’Oréal Paris chose Nancy Chang as a 2008 Women of Worth for her volunteer work with Skate Like a Girl. Women of Worth is a grassroots program that honors women who serve others in their communities. Each year, the program selects 10 honorees across the country.
The Puget Sound Community School (PSCS), an innovative 21st century school for sixth through 12th-graders, announced Oct. 27 that they will move to a new space located in the International District at 660 South Dearborn.
The Go For Broke National Education Center has won a request for proposal from the United States Army to collect oral histories from Japanese American veterans of the Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.) who served as linguists in occupied Japan.
This humungous jack-o-lantern pumpkin will be on display in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall until Oct. 31 where it’ll continue to attract shoppers, children and families with its festiveness. In Hong Kong, Halloween is actually more commercialized than in America! Nearly every store celebrates the holiday by putting out decorations and selling related goods. ♦
Mandarin Advantage released its first DVD that teaches children 3-8 years old Mandarin Chinese. “Journeys to the East – The River Dragon King” makes learning fun by engaging children in an exciting adventure to ancient China where they meet the River Dragon King, rebuild a Terracotta Warrior, and fly on a magic flying cloud. Chinese vocabulary is introduced incrementally throughout the adventure so that children learn without realizing that they are “learning.”
SIS Productions announces auditions for their Northwest premiere of “The Theory of Everything” by Prince Gomolvilas and directed by Manuel R. Cawaling. The show will run Feb. 20 through March 15, 2009.