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Mindfulness @ Clark

Whether you are new to Clark, or have been here for a few years now, you should be aware of the vast amount of resources that are available to you. The resources that Clark provides are for students to take full advantage of, and most of them are free and available as your time allows. One office available to students as well as the community is the Career Center. Many of you may be aware of the invaluable resources and tools that are available in that office, whether that be reviewing your resume, aptitude tests to discover a career path, assisting in building a cover letter, or holding mock interviews. Those are still only a few of the offerings they provide. Throughout the year, Career Services provides training and workshops for future career growth and academic success. However, they also provide tips and tools for personal growth. These such workshops can be essential for your success at Clark College and beyond.

One upcoming workshop is Mindfulness for Stress Management. In case you are unaware of what the term Mindfulness refers to, it is focusing on the present, and looking at your emotions or feelings from a distance without seeing them as positive or negative. The idea of being able to navigate your emotions in times of great amounts of stress can be critical when attending school. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 6th from 11:00a – 11:50a in GHL 213. No registration is required to attend.

For a complete list of workshops, you may find them here.

If you would like to dive deeper into how Mindfulness will help you to be successful, Clark also offers classes through their Economic and Community Development  programs. The classes are for beginners as well as those who would like to deepen their knowledge and practice.

Additionally, Clark is fortunate to have a Mindfulness club. Meeting times may very. For more information, contact:

There is no denying that life gets hectic and stressful, and many times, we forget to take care of ourselves. Hopefully, these opportunities to practice mindfulness will be either a starting point for you or a way to continue the process of self care.

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.”   – Lou Holtz

Subtext Literary Festival

Are you a fan of all things that are literary arts? Then you cannot miss out on Subtext. This festival is held over 3 days (May 15 – 18) and includes everything from writing workshops to author readings.

This festival is put together by our English faculty and is an exciting way to meet with students who have a passion for writing and reading. The great thing about this festival is that everyone is welcome, so bring your friends and family. All events are free and do not require preregistration.

One event that takes place annually during the festival is the Phoenix Unveiling. The Phoenix is Clark’s art and literary magazine that is student run. Students are encouraged to submit works of art in all different types of mediums. As for the literary side, students are encouraged to submit works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.

In addition to the many of events Subtext has to offer, Clark is fortunate enough to host award-winning author Peter Rock onto our campus. Peter Rock lives in Portland, OR where he writes both short fiction and novels. The Columbia Writer’s Series will be hosting a reading of his works on Thursday, May 18th from 12:00p – 1:00p in PUB 161. After the reading, there will be a Q & A session. It’s a great time to get your questions about the writing process answered.

For information on more events that are happening that week, visit:

Come on out! This is sure to be a great week!

Spring Transfer Fair!

Local college and universities that have advanced degrees are available to students

Interested in transferring to a university once you’ve graduated? Then you need to attend the Spring Transfer fair Tuesday, April 18th! Colleges from all over Washington will be there to answer your questions and talk about programs they offer.

Speaking from experience, nothing is more important than making sure the college that you want to attend has the right program to meet your needs. While some schools are wonderful and have the college environment that you’re excited to join, remember that if they are not offering you the skills you need for your direct field of study, you may want to consider a different university.

This event will start at 10:00am in PUB 161 and give you the power and time to browse the universities that want you to join them. I encourage you to gather all the information you can, find a quiet space, and take your time to read everything from the admission requirements to the resources they offer. (The resources are essential to your success, so make sure they have resources that you will take advantage of).

Additionally, Clark is fortunate to offer Direct Transfer Agreements (DTA) with many of the universities in Washington. That means that students who earn an
Associate in Arts, or a Direct Transfer Agreement degree will typically be able to transfer to a Washington university with junior standing. For more information on the schools that Clark collaborates with and the requirements, head to this link: Direct Transfer Agreement



We look forward to seeing you there!

Culinary Arts Program

Just about everyone is now aware that the Culinary Arts program is on hiatus while Clark revamps and updates the program. Well, if you have been up in Gaiser Hall, you would see that the program is well underway. The old building has been torn down to make room for a state-of-the art culinary facility.

While the building isn’t up yet, we have architectural renderings of the new space, and it looks incredible. There will be both an indoor and outdoor dining area, glass walls to give customers the chance to see the food production, and a multitude of food options. 495531-clark-culinary-upd2

This program will offer both a baking and cuisine focus, which will include how to manage a restaurant, preparing a variety of food options, and teaching valuable customer service techniques for a fast-paced work environment.

This program will be available to students Fall of 2017. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list for enrollment, you may contact Aaron Guerra at: or (360) 992-2304

Additionally, if you are interested in learning all the program offerings that Clark will have, join us for an upcoming 495531-clark-culinary-updatinformation session. All will take place in PUB 161 at 6pm, lasting for about an hour.




Culinary Arts Information Session

January 18th

February 23rd

March 6th

Please feel free to contact the information desk at: (360) 992-2078 if you have questions.

Spring Thing!

Spring Thing 2015 pic 1I don’t know about you, but the quarter seems to have flown by. As another year is coming to a close, it is time to celebrate that we have made it through the stress of classes. And what better way to celebrate our success than by having a carnival?

Spring Thing is Clark’s end of the year event, which provides many fun activities to students, faculty, and staff. This year the ASCC will be hosting it Friday, June 10th from 10 – 2pm, there will be so many fun things to do.

Some of them include meeting the Reptile man. If you’ve never had the chance, I highly recommend it. It is pretty interesting to come face-to-face with all of the little (and large) critters he has. I never had a desire to get too close, but you might!

In addition, get your face elaborately decorated with one of the airbrush artists, or visit the caricature artists! You know that you want to have a caricature self-portrait. How often do you get to do that?

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Make sure to capture the exciting moment with your friends at the photo booth and don’t miss the chance to hear what’s in store for your future with a fortune teller.

These are only a few of the activities that will be there. I probably shouldn’t leave off the fact that there will be an inflatable slide.

One of my favorite parts of Spring Thing is the live music. This year we are excited to have a band from Seattle, Local Strangers, preforming in Anderson Plaza.

So, put away the books and come out for some fun in the sun with your fellow classmates, and you may even get a photo with Oswald!

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We look forward to seeing you there!


Spring Student Involvement Fair!!

Welcome back penguins! We hope you had a great Spring break and that the first week of classes have been going well for you. 20151124-StudentLife_event

No one will deny that school can take a lot out of you and your social life may become non-existent. So, what better way to de-stress and meet people than by joining in some fun activities at Clark.

Did you know that Spring quarter is the time for events? So many fun things to take advantage of, so if you haven’t gotten involved yet, now is your chance. With that being said, I want to let you know about an exciting event happening next week.

The perfect way to see what is happening around campus is by visiting Clark’s Spring Student Involvement Fair on April 13th from 10am -2pm. This exciting event will be in the Gaiser Hall Student Center and have 50+ ways for you to connect with students and explore more of what Clark has to offer. Student Invovement pic1Did I mention this year’s fair will be Disney themed? You know what that means. It’s bound to be the happiest place on campus.

The Welcome Center is excited to join in the fair as well. We are currently accepting applications for Student Ambassador positions for the 2016 – 2017 academic year, and we are proud to have our current Student Ambassadors attending the Involvement Fair to answer any questions you may have about this rewarding opportunity. And in case you weren’t aware, this is a paid position that is happy to work around your school schedule.

So come visit our table, and we will give you the scoop on getting involved.

Stay tune for some amazing posts the ambassadors have detailing the upcoming events.