Thank you for a successful President’s Scholarship Auction: April 9

Dr. Cook with Warner Pacific Students at President AuctionThank you for joining us at the 7th Annual President’s Scholarship Auction to support the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative at Warner Pacific College! Your support is providing our students with hope, opportunity, and a future that would otherwise be unattainable.

Liz Forkin Bohannon, co-founder of ethical fashion brand Seeko Designs, was our keynote speaker. Ms. Bohannon shared what she has learned as a young entrepreneur who is using business as a powerful platform for social change. She reminded us how important it is to invest in diverse talent in our own communities if we hope to see our city and our industries flourish.

Keynote speaker at Pres Auction Liz Forkin BohannonAct Six scholar Alejandra Garcia ’16 shared how her Act Six scholarship made it possible to attend college, changing the trajectory of her future and impacting the lives of her entire family. Alejandra was just one of the many Act Six scholars who took part in the day, each of whom benefit from the time and resources provided by those who participated in the event.

Through your generosity, we were able to raise over $135,000 in a single afternoon, a new record for the President’s Scholarship Auction! This strong show of support will help local underserved students gain the knowledge they need to become future leaders in their careers, their communities, and their families by providing equitable access to an urban, Christ-centered college education. There is still time to make a difference for our students and future leaders with your gift (click here to make your donation conveniently online).

Act Six scholar Alejandra Garcia at Pres AuctionWe hope you’ll mark your calendar for Saturday, April 15, 2017 and plan to join us again next year. We are excited to see how this event will continue to grow in the future and I am so very thankful for your faithful support. Truly, the President’s Scholarship Auction was a success because of your participation!

Phto album buttonFor more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 503.517.1114 or email.

 

Spring Concerts

Beautiful Music Blossoming like Flowers

Warner Pacific College invites you to immerse yourself in beautiful music at our  free, and open to the public, concerts featuring our talented students.

Jazz Concert

When: Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 pm
Where:McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland)
Cost: FREE admission

The Warner Pacific Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform an upbeat potpourri of straight ahead swing, rock, and Latin charts. Featured pieces from Doug Beach, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and Charlie Parker This will be an evening loaded with beauty, fun, and groove!

Choral Concert

When: Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 pm
Where: Warner Pacific’s McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland
Cost: FREE admission

The 50-voice Concert Choir and select Warner Chorale will sing a broad selection of songs from composers such as Rutter, Debussy, Haydn, Bernstein, and Persichetti.  This concert will be both inspiring and entertaining.  All are welcome at this free event.

Wind Ensemble Concert

When: Friday, May 6, at 7:30 pm
Where: Warner Pacific’s McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland
Cost: FREE admission

Spring Jazz Concert (April 27)

You are invited to immerse yourself in beautiful music at this free, and open to the public, concert featuring our talented students in the WPC Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The Warner Pacific Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform an upbeat potpourri of straight ahead swing, rock, and Latin charts. Featured pieces from Doug Beach, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and Charlie Parker. This will be an evening loaded with beauty, fun, and groove!

Sign up for New Student Registration Day: 2016

RSVP buttonThis one-day event in the summer is the first major event for new Warner Pacific students. Admitted students can begin the orientation process without the anxiety of waiting until the end of August.

To help you prepare for your exciting days ahead at Warner Pacific, we invite you to join us. It will be a valuable day of introductions, information, and preparation.

New Student Registration Day: May 20, June 10, or June 13

We have a full day of activities and information planned to prepare you for the start of your career as a WP student.

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Sessions are available for your parents, too, tailored to their questions and needs. We ask that parents not sit in on their student’s registration/advising session. If they have any questions or concerns at the end of the day, they can be addressed with the admissions or registrar’s office staff. (NOTE: there is a $10 fee for guests and all students must pay their tuition deposit.)

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As You Like It – Spring Production (March 10-13)

WPC Spring Drama Production: As You Like ItAll the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

Rosalind and her cousin, Celia, escape a threat of death at court and seek refuge in the Forest of Arden, where they find friendship, family, and love.

Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things.

What: As You Like It, a comedy by William Shakespeare
When: March 10, 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm | March 13 at 2 pm
Where: McGuire Theatre, Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave
Cost: $5 General Admission (tickets available at the WPC Bookstore)

Join us for Homecoming (February 11- 13, 2016)

2016 HomecomingHomecoming is your chance to reconnect with old friends, make new professional connections, and celebrate your heritage as a Warner Pacific Knight!

We’ve got great activities planned, including a professional networking event, a family carnival, and even an alumni musical theatre concert featuring some of your favorite musicians from your time at Warner Pacific College!

Easy online registration or contact Diane Minor at 503.517.1114

Alumni networking eventPlease continue to check back here for updates for the entire Homecoming celebration weekend (February 11 – 13, 2016).


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Black History Month Lecture (Feb. 20)

Exploring the Complexity of Hip-Hop Culture: Impact on Black Lives in Schools and Society

Warner Pacific Black History Month lecture

Dr. Daymond Glenn examines the complexity of hip-hop culture and its implications for understanding the experiences of Black males in schools and society.

Dr. Glenn is the Vice President for Community Life, Chief Diversity Officer, and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, he  is part of an editorial team of scholars for the national Journal for Hip-Hop Studies and is the author of Critical Condition: Black Males and Multiculturalism in Higher Education. In his book, Dr. Glenn discusses the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of Black males and multiculturalism in predominantly White institutions of higher education.

When: Saturday, February 20, at 7 pm
Where: Warner Pacific College, McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public
More information: Office of Diversity at jwhitten@warnerpacific.edu or 503.517.1271

Join us for Advent Brunch (December 5)

Warner Pacific Advent Brunch 2015Please join us for the 4th Annual Advent Brunch hosted President Andrea Cook; a joyful time of fellowship, reflection, and renewal.

Details

  • Saturday, December 5
  • 10 am – 12 pm
  • McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland)
  • Gourmet Brunch
  • Help us spread joy this season by bringing and donating a new or gently used children’s book for the Children’s Book Bank Drive and help us give kids throughout Portland the gift of reading
  • Tickets are just $25 per person or $175 for a table of 7 guests

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  • Purchase your tickets  ($25 per person or $175 for a table of 7 guests) by registering securely online or contacting Diane Minor: email or 503.517.1114
  • Please RSVP by Monday, November 30

Give the Gift of Reading

We are excited to once again partner with the Children’s Book Bank, supporting  their work to bring the gift of reading to kids throughout Portland. Easy access to books is foundational to literacy development. Scarcity of books in the home is one of the greatest obstacles that must be overcome by children living in poverty. Children with books in the home become better readers and do better in school.

Please bring your new or gently used books to the brunch and help us give  Portland’s most vulnerable children the gift of reading. Types of books most in need are Dr. Seuss and Spanish-language books. Other requests are: picture books, board books, alphabet books, and counting books. (New books are preferred for Christmas.)

Click here to purchase books specially requested by the Children’s Book Bank.

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Free Family Fall Festival at WPC on October 29 (fun for everyone!)

Warner Pacific Fall Festival Star Wars ThemedSpooky fun for the whole family at this free family event with a Star Wars flare.

Come wearing your favorite costume (kids and adults)!

What:  “Return of the Fall Festival” (Star Wars themed)

When:  Thursday, October 29, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:  Warner Pacific College campus – 2219 SE 68th Ave. (cross street is SE Division)

  • Family Fun events in Kardatzke Hall (5:30 – 7:15 pm)
  • Haunted House in the Student Union Building (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
  • Concert in McGuire Auditorium (7:30 – 8:30 pm)

 Free family fun includes:

  • Face painting
  • Photo booth
  • Treats of course
  • Games for the kids
  • Haunted House (6 – 8 pm)
  • Concert featuring works from the Star Wars Trilogy (7:30 – 8:30 pm)
  • Costume Contest during the concert

McGuire on Fire – October 18 Jazz Concert

McGuire on Fire Jazz Concert bannerFour local jazz artists come together to form the Dennis Plies Jazz Quartet. We are pleased to host the Quartet’s Sunday, October 18, concert: McGuire on Fire.

When: Sunday, October 18, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Where: Warner Pacific College’s McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland)

Cost: $10 donation at the door

What: Jazz means unpredictable improvisation and group interplay. You will not be disappointed in the jazz stylings and performance at McGuire on Fire, featuring music of Horace Silver, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, John Lewis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mongo Santamaria, Jimmy Heath, Sergio Mendes, Elton John, and Gabriel Faure.

Who: The Quartet is made up of four local jazz musicians:

• Dennis Plies, Marimba & Vibes (WPC music professor)
• Dan Gaynor, Piano
• Dave Captein, Bass
• Tyson Stubelek, Drums

Dennis Plies has been at home on the marimba playing classical and gospel music since age six, and twenty-two years later he added the jazz dimension, including its central role–improvisation. The vibes, played very similarly to the marimba, has become his jazz voice. He has directed the Jazz Band at Warner Pacific College since 1981 and has played vibes in the jazz trio, Mirage, since 1999. His first jazz recording in 1986 features his vibes work with the Ron Steen Trio. In 2006 he recorded an album called Minor Inconvenience with sax player Howard Whitaker plus a rhythm section.

Dave Captein is an accomplished performer on both string bass and bass guitar, having worked as a professional musician for over 40 years in the Pacific Northwest. Dave has performed in a broad range of situations, from symphonic performances to studio and club work, as well as many jazz concerts and festivals around the country and in Europe. He has worked with many well-known jazz artists. He freelances in the Portland area, and is a very active member of the music community, frequently appearing in the city’s many clubs and concert venues, as well as recording studios.

A native of Portland, pianist Dan Gaynor has performed with a wide variety of artists. He studied jazz and music theory at Mt. Hood Community College and Portland State University with teachers including Randy Porter, Dave Barduhn, Darrell Grant, Glen Moore, and Tomas Svoboda. Dan is also a versatile vocal accompanist, with a wide repertoire and experience in many musical styles. He is recorded on Good Morning Geek by the Portland Jazz Orchestra, En Route by Ed Bennett and on both Libre and Two Dollars to Ride the Train by Martin Zarzar.

Tyson Stubelek has been teaching drum lessons for over 11 years both in schools and through his private studio. He has toured internationally across Canada, the UK, and throughout the United States, and has studied and played with numerous prominent musicians including: Danilo Perez, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Ingrid Jensen, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Joe Locke, Dave Douglas, Clarence Penn, Tony Malaby, Ben Street, Adam Benjamin, and Joshua Redman.