Friday, June 12, 2009

NEWS LINKS | June 12, 2009

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Guest Column by Jill Wakefield: The new applied-science degree fills an unmet need

With the first candidates for Washington's new bachelor of applied science degrees graduating, the four community colleges that offer them are learning their students are getting opportunities they wouldn't have otherwise, writes Jill Wakefield, chancellor of Seattle Community Colleges.

Seattle Times, July 12, 2009


First Peninsula College bachelor's degrees to be awarded Saturday

Peninsula College, June 12, 2009


CCS avoids declaring financial emergency

KXLY-TV, June 11, 2009 (Community Colleges of Spokane)


Big Bend CC faces smaller budget
Columbia Basin Herald, June 11, 2009


Centralia College Set to Graduate 450 Students
KELA  Radio, June 11, 2009


YVCC’s 80th Commencement Ceremony

KIMA TV, June 11, 2009


While Finding Jobs is Difficult , Dental Hygienists Say Demand is Always There
KNDO/KNDU TV, June 11, 2009 (Yakima Valley CC)


Amy Goings, Clover Park TC, accepted into Washington Executive Leadership Academy
Business Examiner, June 11, 2009


Saving aerospace one task force at a time

The Washington Council on Aerospace created by Gov. Chris Gregoire will hold its first meeting June 24, 3 to 5 p.m., Everett Community College facility at Paine Field. It’s got a bunch of tasks including: coordinate and organize the worker-training programs at Washington’s community and technical colleges.

The Herald blog, June 11, 2009


Clark College vocational students honored

Battle Ground Reflector, June 10, 2009


Three Clark students earn vocational awards of excellence

The Daily Insider, June 4, 2009,%20June%204,%202009.pdf


Orv Iverson named Clark College outstanding alumnus

The Daily Insider, June 3, 2009,%20June%203,%202009.pdf




Guest columnists Rick Bender and Tom Chamberlain: Green jobs must mean good jobs that respect labor

Green jobs can never help rebuild our economy if the industry is not built with respect and dignity for the workers who will be doing the heavy lifting, write guest columnists and labor leaders They discuss examples of companies moving plants across state borders for access to lower-cost labor and richer tax breaks.

Seattle Times, June 12, 2009


Blackboard's New Blog

Blackboard -- a company sometimes criticized for not engaging with its critics -- has introduced a new blog that features, among other things, comments posing tough questions.

Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2009


[College Bound Scholarship] Rewarding mediocrity

Yakima Herald letters, June 11, 2009


New Coalition Will Work to Bring Broadband Internet Access to the Public

Chronicle of Higher Education, June 11, 2009




Rep. Bob Hasegawa speaks to WWII veterans at Memorial Day Service

Northwest Asian Weekly, June 11, 2009 (Shoreline CC alumnus)




Nothing funny happened this week.


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