Monday, August 24, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Aug. 24, 2009

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




Forty-four graduate from Shoreline CC Hospitality and Tourism College program

Community Colleges for International Development Spring 2009, page 4


Clark College Columbia Tech Center to host open house

The Daily Insider, August 17, 2009


Clark College Opens New High Tech Satellite Facility in Eastern Clark County

KGW-TV,  August 20, 2009


Secret on the sound

Highline, which has its main campus on a Des Moines hilltop, opened its new educational facility last summer on a 260-foot pier that extends into the sound. A classroom, laboratories and public displays on marine science are contained within the main building, next to a street-side boardwalk.

But the Marine and Science Technology Center’s public attraction is its aquarium, which exhibits more than 80 species of marine life specific to Puget Sound.

Bend Bulletin, August 23, 2009


Recruiters add a new tool to bag – YouTube

Coaches said the selling points of YouTube include expedience and expense – it’s fast and cheap. That’s particularly attractive for Matt Acker, the Green River Community College coach who operates on a limited recruiting budget.

The Olympian, August 23, 2009


SPSCC cuts costs at theater

A move by South Puget Sound Community College to outsource the management of its performing arts center to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts could save the college about $100,000 a year, school officials said.

The Olympian, August 24, 2009




Community-college option gone for high schoolers  [NC’s version of Running Start]

In the past, the state paid for high-school students to take tuition-free classes at all 58 community colleges, and students were allowed to sign up for classes in the spring. Many students use that option to tackle advanced work and build up college credits that save them money after graduation. But the budget passed in August cut $14.6 million from that program for 2009-10, leaving science, math and technology courses as the only tuition-free options for most high-schoolers.

Charlotte Observer, August 21, 2009


Carrying Out the Higher Ed Act

Education Department proposes regulations on year-round Pell Grants, colleges' reporting to consumers, illegal file sharing and other scattershot topics.

Inside Higher Ed, August 24, 2009


Colleges Review 'Community'

Presidents, professors and students sound off on the pilot episode of NBC’s new, much debated sitcom about a 2-year college.

Inside Higher Ed, August 24, 2009


How social media can hurt your career, August 24, 2009



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