Thursday, August 6, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Aug. 5-6, 2009

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




Feds consider $500,000 pledge to aerospace training at EdCC
Aerospace training programs at Edmonds Community College could get a $500,000 boost courtesy of the federal government. … Reps. Jay Inslee and Rick Larsen, D-Wash., worked to secure the $500,000, which will be used to buy equipment for the community college’s National Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Center.

The Herald, August 4, 2009


Goodwill opens learn/earn program for seniors

The federally funded program will send seniors to school at Peninsula College or other educational institutions to acquire expertise such as computer skills ...
Sequim Gazette, August 5, 2009


Opinion: Time to push science, math and technology education

Higher education must continue to build more partnerships with the private sector to encourage experiential student learning off campus, in the technology and science-driven fields into which they will soon graduate. … Western's work with Bellingham's All American Marine to design and construct a lightweight carbon-fiber hydrofoil for a new passenger ferry as the first project in the Port of Bellingham, WWU and Bellingham Technical College-operated Technology Development Center is a good example of this type of partnership.

The Bellingham Herald, August 5, 2009


Mike Godson named Educator of the Year

The Daily Insider, August 5, 2009 (Clark College)


Plans for new LCC building taking shape

Longview Daily News, August 6, 2009




West Seattle Weather Watch: “Hottest day ever” updates

South Seattle Community College, showing what is now officially the coolest school in West Seattle, explaining: “Inventor and Campus Services staffer Murray Fye has set up a cooling station by the campus Clock Tower. It is a mist/fog type that uses very low flow misting heads. It’s being enjoyed by one and all!”

West Seattle Blog, July 29, 2009


Can’t beat the heat? There are many ways to keep yourself cool

Run through sprinklers. I’ve found some great ones to run through outside Tacoma Community College after my summer math class gets out.

Peninsula Gateway, August 5, 2009





Time to break cycle of no skills, no jobs / Low level of literacy adds fuel to employment crisis

Detroit Free Press, July 31, 2009


Jobless grad sues college for 70G tuition

New York Post,  August 2, 2009


Suing the Alma Mater

Inside Higher Ed, August 6, 2009


We're not mocking community college, say NBC's 'Community' producers

Harmon himself attended community college at age 32 ... “While I was there, I took biology and psychology and ended up in study groups because I threw off the curve and everyone wanted to study with me,” he said. “I’m a stand-offish agoraphobe, so I was socially paralyzed into studying … but then we did become this family.”

Los Angeles Times blog, August 5, 2009


The Engineering Dropout Myth

Two studies suggest that for the discipline overall, and female students in particular, the challenge is recruitment, not retention.

Inside Higher Ed, August 5, 2009


Ready, or Not?

Review of colleges' emergency plans suggests relatively few have key elements in place to respond to campus shootings.

Inside Higher Ed, August 5, 2009


Emergency Fund Proves Worth

Students at New Mexico community college who get one-time grants for unexpected life expenses -- from car payments to emergency medical expenses -- stay enrolled at higher rate than other students.

Inside Higher Ed, August 6, 2009


Authorization would serve students and fill specific needs

As the question about the authorization of community colleges to offer certain baccalaureate degrees unfolds, policy makers at our state's capitol must look beyond the rhetoric to the real issue -- an issue that is paramount to the future of our state: access to higher education.

Detroit Free Press, August 6, 2009



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