CC Theatre presents ‘Speech & Debate’


Centralia College Theatre presents “Speech & Debate” by Stephen Karam.


7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 13 and 20

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14-15 and 21-22

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16


Adults: $10

Students and Senior Citizens: $8

Call 360-736-9391, ext. 525, for reservations.


For Matures Audiences

“Speech & Debate” takes three teenage misfits from Salem, Ore., and allows them to discover they are linked to a sex scandal. It appears Salem’s mayor has been “chatting” online with young men. When one of the teens sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher and the trio’s connection to one another deepens as they search for solutions.

The New York Times called “Speech & Debate” “a triumph…hilarious, cliché-free and immensely entertaining.”

If “Speech & Debate” were a film, it’d be rated PG-13. Mature audiences willing to be challenged will find this play vastly enjoyable.

Produced with permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This is Centralia College’s 197th production since 1925.

Apply now to intern at state capitol

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is seeking legislative interns for 2015.

Deadline to apply is Oct. 31. Application materials and further details are available online. Students chosen to be interns will earn college credit for their work.

Based at the state capitol in Olympia, interns are responsible for tracking legislative proposals, advocating for two-year colleges, and interacting with elected officials.

Work includes attending and participating in legislative committee hearings, monitoring floor action, and ensuring two-year college students are represented throughout the 2015 legislative session.

Internships run from the beginning of January through the end of the regular session.


Get inside info on engineering jobs

Centralia College presents its first Rising Tide Seminar for fall quarter.

An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Today’s Engineering Market

By Tyrell Bradley

Noon Friday, Oct. 24

Walton Science Center, Room 121

Reception will follow at 1 p.m. in Room 309


Tyrell Bradley earned an associate degree in the Civil Engineering Technology program at Centralia College in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at St. Martin’s University in 2011. He worked for several years as a design engineer at Skillings Connolly, Inc., a consulting engineering and environmental firm. In February, he joined SCJ Alliance Consulting Services, a transportation planning and design firm. He also teaches in the School of Engineering at St. Martin’s University.

Bradley will discuss his journey to become an engineer and provide insider tips for young engineers starting out in the field. He will also focus on how new software is changing the methods and efficiency of engineering companies, and share his perspective on the competitive environment in which companies hire new engineers.


Donations sought for local kids

Help local kids have a warmer winter by donating new or like new items clothing items to Centralia College TRiO.

The TRiO Club is seeking donations of new or like new children’s coats, scarves, hats, and shoes for its Ninth Annual Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25. The majority of the children are three to five years of age.

Items needed include:

  • Coats in sizes 3T to children’s size medium
  • Shoes in sizes 8-1
  • Hats, scarves, and gloves

To donate, drop items off upstairs in the Student Center at Centralia College.

For more information, call 360-736-9391, ext. 568.

This week in jobs at CC

The following positions are now open at Centralia College:


  • Instruction and Classroom Support Tech 2 - CLOSES 10/31/14
  • Maintenance Mechanic 2 – CLOSES 11/7/14


  • Director, Correctional Education Programs 
  • Talent Search Specialist 
  • Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Student Services
  • Assistant Director, Fiscal Services


  • ABE Assistant Professor 
  • Adjunct Geology and Geography Instructor 


  • Communications Consultant 1

To view these and other position announcements, visit the Human Resources page at Centralia College.

Free Writing Workshops at CC

The Writing Center is offering a series of free workshops for students on Wednesdays through Nov. 19. The workshops are practical, hands-on sessions for students in any academic program. No registration is required. Just show up and have fun!

MLA Style and Citation
Do you have questions about MLA citation and format? This workshop covers the basics of in-text citations, the bibliography, paper format, quotation marks, long quotes, and indirect citations.
Date: Oct. 22

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Room: KMP 105

Cost: FREE

Formatting a Paper with Word
Are you still double-spacing your essays by hand? Do you need to insert page numbers or change the margins? This workshop focuses on how Word can make it easier to format a paper. It covers topics such as margins, page numbers, line spacing, hanging indents, inserting comments, and more.
Date: Oct. 29

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Room: KMP 105

Cost: FREE

Optimizing Canvas for Success in Class
Did you know that Canvas can send reminder notifications to Facebook or a cell phone so that you don’t forget when a paper is due? In this workshop, staff from eLearning and the Writing Center show you how to change the settings in your Canvas space to create a tool for success.
Date: Nov. 5

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Room: KMP 105

Cost: FREE

APA Style and Citation
Do you have an assignment that requires APA citations, but you aren’t sure where to start? This workshop covers the basics of creating APA in-text citations and the references page, formatting a paper, inserting a running head, and creating a title page.
Date: Nov. 12

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Room: KMP 105

Cost: FREE

Commas Workshop
This workshop is designed to help you overcome your love-hate relationships with one of the most common forms of punctuation. We cover how to use commas after introductory phrases, in lists, before conjunctions, with nonrestrictive elements, and between adjectives. We also discuss how to avoid comma splices and comma confusion.
Date: Nov. 19

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Room: KMP 105

Cost: FREE

CC wins President’s Cup Award

Athletes, coaches, and trustees celebrate the 2014 President's Cup Award.

Centralia College has been named a recipient of the President’s Cup from the Northwest Athletic Conference.

The President’s Cup honors academic achievement among two-year college athletes. Centralia College received the honor for schools with fewer than eight sports. (Mt. Hood Community College received the honor for schools with more than eight sports.)

Centralia College Trustee Joanne Schwartz and College President Dr. Robert Frost hold the 2014 President's Cup.

Centralia College Trustee Joanne Schwartz and College President Dr. Robert Frost hold the 2014 President’s Cup.

A formal presentation of the President’s Cup and banner was held Oct. 15 before the start of the Centralia College women’s volleyball game against Grays Harbor College.

The presentation was held at half court in the Michael Smith Gymnasium on the Centralia College campus.

NWAC Executive Director Marco Azurdia presented the President’s Cup to Centralia College President Dr. Robert Frost and Athletic Director Bob Peters. A celebration with the fans and athletes immediately followed.

The President’s Cup is awarded based on points, which are earned when student-athletes complete 36 credits, 72 credits, a certificate, or a degree. The amount of points awarded is determined by student-athletes’ GPAs.

The Oct. 15 volleyball game was also Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Centralia College. Trailblazer fans wired their brightest pink and enjoyed a free tailgating pizza party before the game.