Etcetera - 1/16/12

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University of New Haven senior Samantha Gormsen of Pomeroy made the dean's list at the West Haven institution for the fall 2011 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the list. UNH is a private comprehensive institution

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Brrrrrrrrrrr. Walla Walla High School special education teacher Patty Jones will test her mettle or at least her ability to withstand chilly water when she participates in a Polar Bear Plunge to raise funds for the Special Olympics. She and other jumpers are seeking donations to support the program in Washington state. They will converge for the plunge from noon-2 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Park, Kennewick.

At least 200 jumpers are slated to participate, according to an item in Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.

This will be Patty's second year to plunge. Last year she raised $250.

To make a pledge, visit her site at kennewickplunge2012.kintera.org/pattyjones.

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Whitman College student Mallory Martin was chosen to participate in the 90th annual Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla.

The daughter of Jennifer and Daniel Martin of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mallory is a first-year student and arts and entertainment writer for Whitman's student newspaper The Pioneer, according to an item in the Ventura County Star in Camarillo, Calif.

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Ititamat, artist Anne Bullock's recent art series, features artwork from Homelink students. For Series III, Vickie Shafer's Homelink and art students created a long segment for the installation that opened Thursday.

The free exhibition will run through Feb. 8 at the Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton.

"I send a big thank you to all who contributed knots and memorabilia to the community-made counting ball," Anne said in an item posted in the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.

"I hope parents and students can come to see the exhibit -- the student work is one of the first art pieces viewers will see when they come to the gallery."

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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