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19
6:00 PM18:00

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TEDxYakima Salon Season 5 Spring 2018

April 2018, TEDxYakimaSalon: Nick Zentner: Sharing Geology

Nick has been with CWU Geology since 1992. He teaches a popular "GEOL 101 - Geology of Washington" course to CWU students every Fall Quarter and Winter Quarter - and his course is open to townspeople efor free! He also teaches "GEOL 351 - Pacific Northwest Geology" every Spring.

Nick's outreach to the public includes a popular Ellensburg evening lecture series "Downtown Geology Lecture", a PBS TV series "Nick On The Rocks", and he leads the Ellensburg Chapter of the Ice Age Flood Institute.

In 2015, Nick received the prestigious James Shea Award, a national award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public. Past Shea Award recipients include John Mcphee, Jack, Horner, Robert Ballard, and Stephen Jay Gould.

For his videos and more, check out Nick's website: nickzentner.com

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Absence & Presence
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Absence & Presence

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BIO

Proud to announce our featured speaker for this Thursday: Tom Hausken was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and currently lives in the Ahtanum Valley in Central Washington State. Mr. Hausken is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (1985) and continued his studies in drawing and painting at the University of Washington (1987) Mr. Hausken is currently the Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum. He has twice received Full Fellowship Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Clowes Fellowship in 2010 and the Pollock W Krasner Fellowship 2016. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections.
 

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The Magic of Words
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Magic of Words

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BIO

Julianne O'Connor is a published Author, Actor, Host and Business Professional, Julianne O’Connor has had a colorful career. She is the author of the book series, SPELLING IT OUT, including Spelling It Out for Your Man and Spelling It Out for Your Career. She’s the host of several shows including Transforming Relationships and Spelling It Out – The Truth Behind and she stars in the Award Winning #1 hit Super Bowl commercial, Doritos Pug Attack. Ms. O’Connor has been featured on countless shows and stages and insists that by acknowledging your death date, you begin to truly live a life fulfilled. Ms. O’Connor is a wife, mother and the Founder of the SIO Dream Fund Scholarship. The talk that she will share with us is titled Alive and Counting. invite your friends.

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Breaking Barriers
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Breaking Barriers

Link to Dr. Morgan Oaks Talk: Learning the Language of Dude

Breaking Barriers - TAKE TWO! Due to the snow storm that prevented many of attendees from joining us, we will be showing the video for the talk by Dr. Morgan Oaks from December 8, 2016 and our poet will be Doug Johnson.. Doors open at 6pm and program starts at 7pm. The Yakima Valley Museum's current exhibit by Doug Johnson and Alfredo Arregin will be open to attendees from 6-7pm.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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BIO

Blending adventure, ancient wisdom and modern research, Dr Morgan Oaks shares his experiences on a Central American walkabout where he explored his ability to listen more deeply to himself and the world around him while learning the "Language of Dude."

Morgan is a chiropractor, coach and speaker who has been supporting peoples’ personal empowerment for the last 12 years. Whether working one-on-one or with groups, his passion is supporting people's growth and transformation into a more vibrant life.

His true life adventure entertains and inspires you to find a deeper connection to your own inner wisdom and the hidden world around you.

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Tomorrow Awaits
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tomorrow Awaits

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BIO

Mirna I. Ramos-Diaz, MD, FAAP, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Family Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a Course Director for the 2nd-year Clinical Skills course in the Osteopathic Medicine program. Additionally, she leads several important initiatives including the Roots to Wings Mentoring program, which is a project whose purpose is to create an educational/mentoring pathway enabling Native American and Hispanic Youth from the Yakima Valley to become health professionals. Dr. Ramos-Diaz received her MD from University of Miami School of Medicine, completed her pediatric residency at University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Additionally, she received a Master’s degree in religious studies from Gonzaga University in 2009. Dr. Ramos-Diaz has lived in the valley for over 14 years and worked as a pediatrician serving primarily Hispanics and Native Americans in our communities for over eleven years. She enjoys: spending time with her family (which includes her spouse, three Godchildren, seven canines, and other four-legged and two-legged companions); working on her family’s farm; training dogs for competition and pet therapy; photography; journaling; and hiking.

 

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