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Want to help your community stay informed? Got an iPhone or other smartphone? That's the only technology you will need to join Island Radio's news team and to begin broadcasting live on the radio, said station manager David Markowitz. "With a simple app called iTalk we can take your voice straight from your phone to the airwaves," said Markowitz. "Everyone who participates will be helping Islanders get information about local events, and to pass along vital news in case of emer- gency." To join Island Radio's Squad of Smartphone Reporters, call (424) 226-2837. 88~7 FM's Tuesday Evening DJ Class left to right: Janet Tiemey, Rick Dial, John Aver/, Steve Shawver, Alex Sanchez. (front) Rosie Taylor. Tuna Club partners with science center The Tuna Club Foundation has partnered with the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island to create a one-month Tu- na Club Fellow internship pro- gram beginning summer 2011. Up to two intemships are available to Catalina residents currently en- rolled in accredited full-time col- lege or university programs. In- ternships will begin on or around Monday, June 6 and end on or around Friday, June 30. During this four-week program, interns will work with a mentor and have opportunities to assist with outreach programs, learn ba- sic laboratory management skills, and undertake scientific research and studies. More specifically, internships will be shaped around one or more of the following: Education outreach, whereby. interns would help lead acti{,ities and run camps (e.g., high school girls or boys science camp, Quick Science Edison Challenge, etc.); ii) Public outreach, whereby in- terns would be trained to pro- vide summer tours and activi- ties to general public groups wishing to experience what goes on at the Science Center; iii) Lab logistics, whereby in- terns work with lab managers in facilitating the science and lo- gistics of operating a lab (e.g., managing live tanks, facilitat- ing visiting science groups, etc.); iv) Basic science research, where- by interns work closely with one or more graduate students and scientists in undertaking basic sci- ence research on topics related to ocean Science. Where: Interns will be housed at WMSC in Two Harbors (http :/[college.usc.edu/wrigley/ wmsc). Housing and meals will be pro,~ided at no cost for the dura- tion of:the term i At the successful completion of the PrOgram, interns will make a laboratory presenta- tion summarizing their work and experiences "and will receive a small cash stipend in appreciation of their efforts. Selection process: An ap- plication form, proof of college enrollment, and brief essay will be required of all applicants. All materials must be submitted by April 15. A selection committee will review all applications 'and announced its selections no later than May 1. Applicants are fur- ther required to have participated in the Santa Catalina Fund for Higher Education's matriculation program prior to enrolling in col- lege. Who shoul~ apply: :.Any stu- dent meeting the above criteria with an interest in the natural or environmental sciences. Students successfully completing this pro- gram will have gained invaluable exposure to one of the world's leading marine science facili- ties. Such experience cannot fail to enhance graduate school appli- cations, resumes, and even career decisions. For information, con- tact Mike Rivkin at scmcorp@sbc- global.net or Dr. Karla Heidelberg, Wrigley Marine Science Center, kheidelberg@gmail.com FILM FESTIVAL Organizers have made a last- minute decision to postpone the Avalon International Film Festival. According to a statement issued by organizers, the festival's cor- porate sponsors that include JetBlue. Sunseeker Yacht Group and Peligroso Tequila, have all assured their continued interest in the festival and will participate when an event date has been determined. The unsigned announcement said: "We apologize for the late notice of our decision, but we're a pas- sionate team of film lovers and festival producers and we have high expectations of our project. We of course will alert the com- munity to the future date as soon as possible. Ticket holders can be sure that tickets are still valid for the new date, and full refunds can be provided by'emailing: info@ava- Ionfilm.com." -For more information, visit www. avalonfilm.com. From page 5 -_ everybody, l never saw him g~.r He always had a smile and some en- couragement for those around]aim." Island resident Cliff Hague served with Cowell in Rotary. He also had fond memories. "I kneW him for about 12 years and also through the Catalina Island Mu- seum,, Hague said. "When the museum showed "Mutiny on the Bounty" as part of a film fest, Har- vey came out to speak. You can actually see Harvey in some of the movie." Hague related that Cowell lived in the Zane Grey pueblo when he was a Single Young man. The home had been used as apartments for a period before it became a hotel. "We had a special event there and Harvey was a guest speaker. He again shared what it was like when ell realized the double entendre he nervously tried to correct himself and the situation. He was hardly a man ever known to be prone to risqu6 speech. "Harvey's face turned cherry red and we all laughed, including Harvey," Hague said. Hague noted that when Cowell became single after his wife died he kept his romantic flame alive. "When Harvey turned 90 he got a new girlfriend, Carolyn Renton and together they traveled the world on cruise ships and throughout the United States," Hague said. "Har- vey told me he had never traveled so much in his life. He really seemed surprised that his 90s would be such fun period of his life." At the age of'98, Cowell was doing his best to keep up his health and going through rehabilitation on the mainland. "His mind was sharp and willing, but his body just he lived there among other young- gave out;~ Wenger said. men," Hague said. - "= , .'-i,. " -:. Co~ell died peacefully in his According to Hague,; while sleep, A service for HarveyCowell Cowell was speaking he saidsome- v~il] be held Friday, April 15, at the thing along the lines of "us bach- Avalon Community Church at i2 elors had a lot of balls back then," p.m., followed by a reception at the meaning that they attended many Catalina Country Club. Everyone dances at the Casino Ballroom and is invited to come and share mem- other spots in town. Then as Cow- ories of"Uncle Haryey.'~ The children of ~ ~':' ~':~ ~e'~ ,/ : '~?" Would like to invite all of our Avalon friends to attend a memorial honoring Morn at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, March 25, 2011 ; 7 ..