Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 17, 2009


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




Results from 31st annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Three colleges entered their wines in this year's competition: Yakima Valley Community College (Yakima Valley Vintners), Walla Walla Community College (College Cellars) and South Seattle Community College (Northwest Wine Academy), all of which offer viticulture and winemaking degrees. Each college earned medals alongside the professionally made wines.

·         Double gold: Northwest Wine Academy 2007 Syrah

·         Gold: Northwest Wine Academy 2007 Barbera, Yakima Valley Vintners 2008 Primitivo

·         Silver:  College Cellars 2008 Willard Farms, Northwest Wine Academy 2008 Chardonnay, Northwest Wine Academy 2008 Muscat Love, Yakima Valley Vintners 2008 Teacher's Pet, Yakima Valley Vintners 2007 Graduates Last Hyrah, Yakima Valley Vintners 2008 Class Project

Tri-City Herald, November 8, 2009



Satellite settles into orbit / Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center site pleases students, neighbors

The Columbian, November 11, 2009



Yakima program helps foster kids start college
Yakima Herald-Republic, November 16, 2009 (Yakima Valley CC)



Peninsula College looks to offering another four-year degree program

Peninsula Daily News, November 17, 2009



Artisan Foods: Why Chefs are Cooking and Baking with Old World Ways

North Bank Magazine, Winter 2009 (Clark College baking program)






 Four Faulty Assumptions About American Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2009



Web site helps students connect with scholarships

.. theWashBoard.org Web site is open for foundations and institutions [including Washington community and technical colleges] to post scholarships. In December, it will go live for students to start posting their profiles and receiving matches

The Daily World, November 16, 2009



Answers about Community Colleges, Part 1

Each day this week, the Guidance Office — the forum on The Choice where readers ask questions of education experts — will feature answers about community colleges by Kay M. McClenney. Here, Dr. McClenney discusses the benefits — and challenges — of transferring from two-year to four-year colleges, as well as the prospects for earning four-year degrees at community colleges.

The New York Times Choices Blog, November 16, 2009



Connecting With Part-Timers Is Key Challenge for Community Colleges, Survey Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2009



Obama Administration Should Do More to Achieve College-Graduation Goal, Panelists Say

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2009



The Terrible Job Market for New Grads

Inside Higher Ed, November 17, 2009






Dunshee ponders challenge of Hobbs for Senate seat

The Herald, November 16, 2009



 Gregoire won't call special session

 The Olympian, November 17, 2009





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