The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, February 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
UTW launches $45 million campaign

The University of Washington Tacoma has launched the public phase of a multi-year fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million by the year 2020.

UW Tacoma has already raised more than $23 million toward its goal. Funds collected will be used to support student scholarships, hire new faculty, expand community-engaged research and create new programs and facilities.The theme for the campaign, “For a Greater Tacoma, For a Greater World,” reflects UW
Tacoma’s commitment to the positive transformation of the larger South Sound community. This vision is echoed in the… Read More

Metro Parks seeks glass artists for aquarium art

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to create a unique, suspended glass artwork that is inspired by jellyfish. The artwork will be permanently displayed in the Social Action Gallery of the new Pacific Seas Aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, scheduled to open in summer 2018.

Applications are due on March 6 and have a total budget of $30,000. Artists must be at least 18 years old and live in Washington.

Artists should visit www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps for details and apply at https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit.Read More

SeaTac man charged in the shooting death of homeless woman

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Jess Charles Golden, 25, with one count of murder in the second degree for the death of Audreyanna Newell, 29. The charge comes with a firearm sentencing enhancement.

“Some of the details of the case are still murky,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “This is an ongoing investigation.”

On Jan. 19, at about 8:20 pm, Tacoma Police officers were called to the 5800 block of Marine View Drive for a deceased woman identified as Audreyanna Newell. Her body was located in a viewpoint cutout of the highway. She suffered a single… Read More

City panel selects artists Prairie Line Trail

A panel of community members and stakeholders has selected two individuals, Matthew Dockrey and Ryan Elizabeth Feddersen, as well as two artist teams, Esteban Camacho Steffensen and Jessilyn Brinkerhoff and, and ROTATOR (Lance Kagey, Scott Varga and Mark Alvis) to receive $55,000 each to create artworks for the Prairie Line Trail in Downtown Tacoma. These artists will provide historic interpretation for an important location or theme along the trail in an artful way. In addition, the City of Tacoma is working with the Chinese Reconciliation Foundation to create an installation, “Shipment to… Read More

Tacoma firefighters hold food drive for YWCA

An annual event since 2003, Tacoma Fire Department continued its support this year for the YWCA Women's Shelter. Firefighters and YWCA staff created a supply chain this week to unload non-perishable staples, toiletries and infant care items that Tacoma Fire employees donated to help support program participants in the coming months.

Established in 1906, the YWCA Pierce County has devoted over a century to creating opportunity and safety for women and children in our community. A forerunner in the domestic violence service provision field, the YWCA established Washington State's first… Read More

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