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• University of Portland receives scholarship gift

The University of Portland announced Monday that Jack Teske donated $64,605 for two financial-aid scholarships originally established by the Teske family.

Jack Teske is the father of four UP alumni and the retired president and chief executive officer of the Garrett Corp., an engineering and manufacturing company. His gift helped push the university's RISE campaign toward its $175 million goal, one of the largest capital campaigns in Pacific Northwest higher education.

The Teske scholarships, named for Teske's first wife, Lois, and his brother, Lloyd (a UP alumnus and former UP dean) are worth about $1.1 million.

• Mud Run benefit formultiple sclerosis

Scaling walls, jumping through fire and crawling on all fours: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Oregon chapter hosts its first Mud Run on Saturday in Sherwood, where participants will face a muddy obstacle course.

'It's an opportunity to show the disease - and the mud - that we won't stop moving forward,' says Lisa Roth, president of the Oregon chapter.

The event takes place at a Sherwood farm transformed by an ex-Marine into a 6.2-mile training course with more than 30 obstacles. Two levels cater to both serious competitors and players who just want to have fun.

Registration is $75 and closes Friday. Participants are required to raise at least $100, which will go toward finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m., $75 registration through June 17. 28303 S.W. Baker Road, Sherwood. For more information, go to mudrunmsoregon.com.

• Rummage sale fundraiser for scholarships

Northwest Academy is accepting donations through Thursday for its rummage sale Saturday. The sale will benefit a scholarship fund at the independent sixth- through 12th-grade arts school.

Donated goods range from 'infant clothing and sporting goods to furniture and household items perfect for a college dorm or apartment,' says Lisa Hill, a writer for New Visions, the academy's biannual publication.

Donate items to the rummage sale by 4 p.m. Thursday at the Northwest Academy, 1130 S.W. Main St.

Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1130 S.W. Main St., Portland. For more information, go to nwacademy.org.

• Nursing auction to benefit Julia West House

The Linfield College Good Samaritan School of Nursing is sponsoring a dinner and silent auction Saturday in the wine cellar at Lamb's Stroheckers Markets to benefit the Julia West House, a charity that teaches life skills to homeless people.

Chef Jess Herndon of Lamb's Catering will prepare four courses featuring fresh local ingredients accompanied by music and wine. Tickets are $45 per person or $325 per table of eight.

The Julia West House offers GED tutoring and classes in literacy, computer skills and parenting to nearly 300 homeless people. Due to the recession, the program has experienced cutbacks in the past few years.

Saturday, June 18, 6:30 p.m., 2855 S.W. Patton Road, $45/person, $325/table of eight. For more information, call 503-997-1039.