Thursday, October 29, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 29, 2009

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




Initiative would slash more from budget

If Initiative I-1033 passes, Grays Harbor College could see its budget cut by about $424,000 in 2011, then $1.1 million in 2015, according to the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

The Daily World, October 27, 2009


24 recruited for CBC leadership class / College planning to offer leadership certificate in 2010

Tri-City Herald, October 27, 2009


Gig Harbor Resident to Serve as Acting President at Bates [Technical] College
The Bates Technical College Board of Trustees recently appointed Gig Harbor resident Vickie Lackman as acting president of the college, effective Oct. 23.
Kitsap Sun, October 28, 2009


Boeing historian: Charleston a bad move for Boeing

In-depth interview with Dr. T.M. Sell, Highline Community College professor and Boeing historian.
KING 5 News, October 28, 2009


Commentary: Keep services in mind when cursing taxes

 … Everett Community College and all other community colleges = our government. These are centers for higher learning, remedial education, job training and community enrichment. … There are a lot more equations. And each is dependent on government. So while it is easy to swear under your breath as you make out your property tax check … that money is going to our government for education, parks, roads, police, and fire protection, among other public services.

The Herald, October 28, 2009


Gig Harbor equestrian packs her bags for Kentucky

Simpson is finishing high school while enrolled full time in the Running Start program at Tacoma Community College in Gig Harbor.

The Peninsula Gateway, October 28, 2009


CBC offers free training

The training is through Columbia Basin College and the Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council. More than $700,000 in federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009 is paying for the program.  The money is going to the workforce council, which chose CBC to provide the training.

Tri-City Herald, October 28, 2009


Bras for the Cure raises awareness at Cascadia/UW-Bothell

Bothell Kenmore Reporter, October 28, 2009


Local college students join the line for online classes
Jane Ryder, a faculty member with the Allied Health Technology department at YVCC, said online classes are available to better serve the community. "Most of our students are mature adults and are working already or have family duties," she said. "To come and sit in a face-to-face class is sometimes impossible."

Yakima Herald-Republic, October 29, 2009


Local colleges energize community solar project

If representatives from each of Walla Walla’s three colleges have their way, the region will soon be transformed by an energy revolution. … a community solar project which will unite Whitman, WWU and Walla Walla Community College in a venture to generate renewable energy.

Whitman Pioneer, October 29, 2009


WSU will reopen learning center at YVCC

Last spring WSU announced that state budget cuts were forcing it to close its learning center at the Deccio Higher Education Center on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College … However, on Tuesday the university announced it was reversing that decision and not only would begin teaching classes again in the Deccio center in January but would also be expanding its Yakima courses.

Yakima Herald-Republic, October 29, 2009


New program brings hundreds of elementary students to Western

While Compass 2 Campus is based at Western, Whatcom Community, Bellingham Technical, Northwest Indian and Skagit Valley colleges also are part of the program.

Bellingham Herald, October 29, 2009





Students remaining in English language classes too long, study shows

Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2009


A Song to Thwart the Flu

Bobby Fong, president of Butler University, demonstrates how to properly sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" -- and to wash hands to minimize the risk of catching the flu.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 28, 2009





Washington lawmakers should meet soon to deal with state budget imbalance

Seattle Times, October 28, 2009



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