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Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at U-Idaho

Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at U-Idaho

David Lee-Painter has an intimate knowledge of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. He’s played Scrooge in three different productions over the decades and for the second consecutive year directs the play for University of Idaho Theatre Arts and Idaho Repertory Theatre.

A self-described “terminally naïve optimist”, Lee-Painter is a theatre professor at UI, and continues to be moved by the story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

“His journey from death to life – from hard-hearted to open – from scarcity to abundance – moves me every single time I read it or see it,” Lee-Painter said.  

Filled with music, heart and spirit and with a cast and crew of about 50, Lee-Painter’s production will capture the magic and menace of Dickens’ story in spectacular form — from the irascible Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Daniel Haley, and the ever joyful Tiny Tim, played by 5-year-old newcomer Isaak Crout, to larger-than-life puppets created by props master Michael Brandt and UI theatre professor Stephanie Miller.

WSU and UI students practice forensic accounting at local mock trial competition

Washington State University and University of Idaho students will showcase their investigative and prosecution skills in a free, public mock arbitration exercise 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at the UI Law School’s model courtroom.

“WSU accounting students will get experience in detecting and testifying about fraud, while UI law students will get to practice litigating in court,” said Kimberly A. Houser, business law professor in the WSU Carson College of Business. “This exercise provides critical experience to prepare students for the real world.”

Graduate students in the Carson College forensic accounting class taught by professor Keith Nelson have been collaborating with Idaho law school students on a mock criminal exercise involving Tallahassee BeanCounters (TBC), a minor league baseball team.

Citizen’s Police Academy now accepting applications for January class

Citizen’s Police Academy now accepting applications for January class

The City of Moscow Police Department will be holding its 15th Annual Citizen Police Academy from January 21st to April 8th, 2015.  This eleven-week course will meet once a week to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn and experience the law enforcement profession while enhancing communication lines to the citizens we serve and protect.  Course topics include, but are not limited to, police history, the criminal justice system, patrol procedures, traffic and drug enforcement, criminal investigations, use of force, firearms training, and emergency vehicle operation.

Classes will be held in the City of Moscow Police Department briefing room at 118 East 4th Street, Moscow, Idaho.  Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with an additional range day on a Saturday to be determined.

State Parks invites people to go ‘deep’ into Rockport State Park

State Parks invites people to go ‘deep’ into Rockport State Park

This winter, staff and volunteers from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer guided hikes through the ancient, old growth forest at Rockport State Park.

The Deep Forest Experience hikes take place between 10:00 a.m. And 2:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 5 through February 15, at Rockport State Park. The park is located just off the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20), .06 miles west of the town of Rockport.

Kids invited to free biology open house Saturday at WSU

Kids invited to free biology open house Saturday at WSU

A free, kid-friendly, biology open house with tours, experiments, activities and science crafts will be 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Abelson Hall at Washington State University.

Tours will cover WSU’s botanical greenhouse, on the Abelson roof, and the Conner Museum, home to all kinds of taxidermic animals. Activities will include identifying live bugs and plants and using a microscope.

The event is hosted by the Biology Graduate Student Association at WSU.

 

 

University of Washington secures building lease in Spokane

University of Washington secures building lease in Spokane

The Spokane City Council on Monday night formally approved the lease of the former Spokane Visitor Information Center to the University of Washington, which will use the space for many purposes, including business outreach, alumni activities and student admissions. The site will also help support the UW's efforts to expand its existing medical school in Spokane.

The city of Spokane sought tenants for the roughly 2,550-square-foot space and the UW submitted its lease proposal on Oct. 2, 2014. The space is expected to become a hub for prospective students and their parents, alumni and other members of the community to learn more about the university. It may also provide opportunities for startup companies and other innovators in the Spokane area to interact with the UW.

Non-profit volunteer fair at Clearwater Casino

Non-profit volunteer fair at Clearwater Casino

If you've been looking to get involved in the community, an upcoming fair at the Clearwater Casino is the perfect place to start.

IdaVend broadcasting, with the help of the Clearwater Casino, is hosting the “Non Profit Connect Fair” on Friday, October 24.

From 2-5 pm, the public is welcome to come and connect with nearly 100 local and regional non-profit organizations. Once there, individuals can learn how to volunteer for and organization as well as what function that organization serves the community.

If you work for a non-profit or local school or governmental agency and would like to reserve a booth space at the fair, you can contact Morgan Carson at IdaVent Broadcasting at (208) 743-1551 or email her at mcarson@idavend.com.