The Washington State Community College karate club will be conducting three, free and open to the public, self-defense classes. The classes will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, 15 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in room A&S109, on the first floor of the Arts & Sciences building on campus.
Basic, effective open-hand and kick defense techniques will be taught and practiced. Situation awareness and everyday precautions will also be discussed.
There are no prerequisites needed and all experience and fitness levels are invited. It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing.
All participants will be required to sign liability releases. Minors will need a parent or guardian's signature on the release.
For more information: Sensei John Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor society announces new
Washington State Community College's Alpha Rho Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently announced a new project to help the children of the Marietta area.
The project is called "Coats for Kids" and will begin on Friday, Nov. 5. Phi Theta Kappa and the Marietta Times will be collaborating for this event with the Times donating the use of a large bin to collect the coats in.
The collection bin will be placed in the Commons of the main building on the Washington State campus, located at 710 Colegate Drive. Phi Theta Kappa will perform weekly pick-ups of the donated coats, with the project to continue until mid-December.
Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Brad Merritt requests all students, staff, faculty and community members to consider donating a good used or new coat for the area's children. Coats for adults will be collected, but mainly this event is for the collection of children coats and jackets.
Washington State's Director of Development and local Zonta Club President Gail Reynolds has additionally promised PTK that the Marietta chapter of the Zonta Club will donate any coats left over after their own event, "Unique Boutique", this winter.
For more information about PTK's "Coats for Kids": Advisor Brad Merritt at email@example.com.