Thursday, November 29, 2012

Congratulations, Between the Lines 2012 artists and writers!

Congratulations to the more than 50 writers and artists featured in Edmonds Community College's student produced art and literary journal, Between the Lines!

And congratulations to: design editors Ariel Alfaro and Jordan Haarberg; literary editor Chris Moses; art editor Juan Valdez; and faculty adviser Amanda Laughtland!

Register now for Publications, Humanities 235 this winter to join the editorial staff of Between the Lines 2013. The class meets 9:30-11:20 a.m., Monday and Wednesday this winter as well as online (it’s a hybrid class).

Study abroad — spring, summer, and fall quarter opportunities!

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See the world — study abroad! Check out the upcoming study abroad opportunities from Edmonds Community College including short-term summer studies and quarter-long programs.

2012 Summer Short-Term Study Abroad from Edmonds Community College

  • Kunming, China | Summer: August 1-19 
  • Alajuela, Costa Rica | Summer: Four Weeks 
  • Northern Europe | Summer 2013 
2013 Quarter-Long Study Abroad Opportunities from Edmonds Community College
  • Florence, Italy | Spring: March 21-June 2 | Apply by Jan. 15 
  • South Africa | Fall 2013: Sept. 24-Nov. 30 | Apply by June 18 
  • Tokyo, Japan | Fall, 2013 2014 
2014 Quarter-Long Study Abroad Opportunities from Edmonds Community College
  • NEW: Prague, Czech Republic | Spring, 2014 
  • London, England | Fall, 2014 
Find out more at an upcoming open house. Join us for our Study Abroad Bash,  6-8 p.m., Wed., Dec. 5, at Rainier Place, community room.

Learn about opportunities to study in Costa Rica, Italy, and China. Free snacks, games, music, and door prizes.

Questions? 425.640.1399

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Instructor reads from new book Dec. 2 at The Elliott Bay Book Company

Edmonds Community College English instructor Holly Hughes reads from her most recent publication, The Pen & the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World, 2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 2 at The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle.

Hughes co-authored the book about the writing process with Brenda Miller, a Professor of English at Western Washington University.

Hughes is the editor of the award-winning anthology, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, published by Kent State University Press and the author of Boxing the Compass, published by Floating Bridge Press.

She's a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University’s MFA program.

Take English 151, Creative Writing Poetry with Holly this winter!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Archaeology students present findings from Japanese Gulch

Thomas Murphy, Emily Scott and students from Edmonds Community College's Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field School (LEAF) will tell the story of artifacts that they collected and cataloged from Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo last summer.

Their presentation, "Voices From the Dirt: Japanese Gulch Artifacts," will be 7 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 6 at the Everett Music Project Theater located in the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way #800, Everett, 98208.

The LEAF School began at Edmonds Community College in April 2006 and included Everett Community College in July 2012. The LEAF School combines traditional ecological knowledge and citizen science to help make our communities more sustainable. Students participate in hands-on service-learning projects in local communities while earning credit in a series of anthropology courses in archaeology and human ecology.

The lecture is presented by the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Improv Comedy Tournament Starts Dec. 1

This December, join Seattle’s longest-running improv troupe, Unexpected Productions, as they bring together 16 improv teams to battle it out in an extreme improv comedy tournament 'Womb Escape', judged by you! The competition starts Sat., Dec. 1, 8:05 p.m.Tickets $10 (available online or at the door).

In this tournament,  each team (4 per night) performs 4 sets of improvised comedy scenes. Audience cheers are what determines the winners (so bring your friends!). The top 4 surviving teams come back to compete in the ultimate showdown at 8:05 p.m., Saturday, December 22, in the championship round. The winners not only gain the desired Womb Escape Trophy but also pride, and the satisfaction of knowing that their quick wit and ingenious humor gained them comedic respect in the eyes of improv connoisseur's across the pacific northwest (…or that they had the most friends in the audience)!

Wonder where the term ‘Womb Escape’ came from? The significance of the tournament name, ‘Womb Escape’, which began in 2007, is the idea that each team originally spawned from Unexpected Productions improv school and then became successful groups on their own without the warmth and comfort of the Seattle Theatresports’ "womb-like" Market Theater.  It has evolved into a tournament for anyone in the pacific Northwest with an interest in performing improv. All experience levels are welcome!

Unexpected Productions Presents ‘Womb Escape’
8:05 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22

Friday, November 16, 2012

Former trustee, Vaughn Sherman, is a real life James Bond

Be sure to watch this fun piece on friend of the college, former Trustee, and Foundation Board Member Emeritus, Vaughn Sherman, who served as a spy for the CIA during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Seattle Sketcher features alumnus in Veterans Day column

For his Veterans Day column Seattle Times artist Gabriel Campanario, the Seattle Sketcher, featured young veterans' struggles to transition to civilian life.

He sketched Edmonds Community College alumnus and former U.S. Army sergeant, Timm Lovitt, on campus at the veterans monument.

See the artwork: "Invisible injuries grip young veterans"

New at Edmonds Community College winter quarter: Veteran's Culture, Social Science 155 | 5 Credit class

An examination of Veteran's Culture incorporating a history of veteran's experiences with specific focus on 20th and 21st century post-war eras in the United States.

Winter quarter runs Jan. 2-March 19. See the complete winter class schedule.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Exhibit at Schack Art Center features work by Edmonds CC students

The Schack Art Center features "Creation of Identity" an exhibit of artwork by Edmonds Community College Visual Arts students. The exhibit, guest curated by Cynthia Campbell Visual Arts Programmer, runs through December 3 in the Emerging Young Artist Gallery.

Meet the artists at a reception: 5-8 p.m., Nov. 17 at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New children's book by local author addresses issues of homelessness

Local author Pam Wessel-Estes wrote a children's book A Quilt and a Home illustrated by Cathy Clark
The book is written from the perspective of an 8-year-old girl who ends up at an emergency shelter with her mother and brother. It addresses issues of homelessness and resiliency.
A book launch will be 2-4 p.m., Sat., Dec. 4 at Under the Red Umbrella, 1502 Rucker Ave., in Everett.

Purchase books for donation to local family shelters or domestic violence programs at the event.

Find out more about the book and the author at

Violin/Vocal Duo Sephira performs Holiday Concert Dec. 1 in Shoreline

Join the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1 as they celebrate the season with an evening of holiday music. The concert will be at the Shoreline CenterAuditorium. Parking is free. Tickets are general admission, $20 each and available at or call the office at 206.417.4645. $18 group pricing is available if purchasing 6 or more tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance.

The concert will feature music from Sephira’s 2011 Starlight holiday album as well as other signature pieces and some newly released material. Many of the songs from Starlight were featured last season in the Christmas rotation on WARM 106.9, the local Seattle radio station.

Joyce and Ruth O’Leary, together known as the Irish string-driven vocal duo Sephira, toured the United States and Canada as the fiery dancing violinists for Celtic Thunder. In 2010 they left the group to pursue their own career. Since that time they have performed in the PBS special “Beyond Celtic,” served as ambassadors for Tourism Ireland, and have performed throughout the world. Listen to Sephira at

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy,