Etcetera - 12/06/12

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Community volunteers have stepped in to assist The Salvation Army with its Red Kettle program, emailed J. Andrew Rodriguez, chairman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board.

You may spot neighbors, friends, classmates or co-workers among members of the Kiwanis and Walla Walla High School Latino clubs and Columbia REA and Banner Bank employees who are taking shifts.

"Donations to the red kettles make up a significant portion of the annual operating budget for The Salvation Army in Walla Walla," Andrew said.

Folks are needed to staff the kettles at a dozen locations around town, he added.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteers can take a single two-hour shift or organizations can staff a red kettle site for the entire day.

"The Salvation Army is grateful for all the volunteers who help every year with this program," Andrew said.

For more details, call The Salvation Army at 509-529-9470.


Walla Wallan Adam Newbold made the fall-quarter dean's list at Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design.

Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the list.


Eastern Oregon University in La Grande awarded 593 undergraduate degrees and 95 master's degrees during the 2011-12 academic year, according to a Dec. 3 release.

The following area residents received degrees from EOU in 2011-12: Cassandra Newton, Athena, Barbara Ball, Adams, bachelor's of science in business administration degrees; Patricia Baker, Adams, magna cum laude with a 3.7-3.84 GPA, master of arts in teaching; Kayla Turner, Athena, bachelor's in multidisciplinary studies/elementary education; Robert Duke, Athena, Brian Bragg, Burbank, bachelor's in physical activity and health degrees; Donna Greer, Kortnie Walter, both of Milton Freewater, bachelor's in liberal studies; Chantell Cosner, Weston, magna cum laude, bachelor's in media arts and communication and magna cum laude, bachelor's in theatre arts.


Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., announced through a release on Dec. 3 that Walla Wallan Victoria Henderson is one of 1,306 students named to the spring 2012 dean's list for academic excellence.

Biola honors students with a 3.6 or higher GPA while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.2.

This past spring, 33 percent of the students achieved that academic goal. Biola's GPA requirement for the dean's list is one of the highest among Southern California Christian universities.

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