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September 4, 2018

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Pulitzer Prize Winner George T. Walker Meeting Announcement On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 the The first African American composer to win the for music was Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and George Theophilus Walker. He Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) will be composed over 90 works that were meeting at the Renton Technical College performed by internationally. Annex from 9 AM – 4 PM. He composed many works for the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Light refreshments and lunch will be available and Boston Symphony. His work, Lyric for for committee members only. Strings, is one of the most requested orchestral works by an American composer. Meeting Location: Renton Technical College Annex, Rm. 125 Born in Washington, D.C. in 1922, Walker 3407 NE 2nd St began lessons at age 5 and was Renton, WA 98056 one of the first black graduates of the Parking is available and free Curtis Institute with a diploma in piano For more information about the EOGOAC, and composition. He continued to break please visit our website. barriers as he was the first African

American instrumentalist to perform with various orchestras around the world— Contact Staff including the first to play solo with the Maddie Elsen - Data and Research Analyst, Title II, Philadelphia Orchestra and the first to be Part A & Special Programs signed by major classical management P: (360) 725-6504 | E: [email protected] company National Concert Artists. Heather Rees - Administrative Assistant, Title II, Part A & Special Programs Despite being signed to a major label, P: (360) 725-6361 | E: [email protected] notoriety was slim as a black solo classical performer. Bookings in the U.S. Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and were almost non-existent for him when Accountability Committee was created during the other performers would receive 20 to 30 2009 legislature to continue to address the shows per year. Walker decided to tour achievement gap in Washington state. abroad in Europe in hopes a U.S. tour The committee is charged by RCW 28A.300.136 to would follow. It didn't. He began teaching synthesize the findings and recommendations from at Dillard University where he entered the the five 2008 Achievement Gap Studies into an im- doctoral program becoming the school’s plementation plan and recommend policies and first black recipient of a doctoral degree strategies to the Superintendent of Public Instruc- in Music. tion, the Professional Educator Standards Board and the State Board of Education. In 1996, Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition for voice and orchestra. The piece is set to a text by poet Walt Whitman as an interpretation of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Ironically, after winning the prestigious award, Walker was never contacted by an orchestra to perform Lilacs or any of his other works. He died August 23, 2018 from a kidney ailment.

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2018 Washington Small Business Fair Saturday, September 29, 2018 Renton Technical College 3000 NE 4th St. Renton, WA 98056

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Join the KD Hall Foundation for the Premiere Professional networking event in Seattle. Share the evening with leaders across our state!

Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108 6 PM—10 PM Registration opens at 5:30 PM

Listed here are a few of the newest employment announcements. A more compre- hensive list of jobs is available on webpage— Resources and job fair information for job seekers available at Click on ‘career tools’ and ‘workshops and hiring events’ for time- ly, state-wide information.

WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE Deputy Solicitor General (Olympia or Seattle). Closing 9/3/2018 Assistant Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Division— Olympia, Seattle and Spokane. Closing 9/9/2018


WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES Explore your career options with DSHS! Many career types available.

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Risk Officer. Tumwater, WA. Closing 9/20/2018

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Transportation Engineer 2 In-Training. Multiple locations. Closing 11/25/2018 IT Specialist 4 Point of Sales. Belltown, WA. Open until filled

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF WASHINGTON Legislative Director, Seattle, WA. Open until filled.