Monday, November 2, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 2, 2009

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




CBC’s Medical Assistant Program

KNDU TV, October 27, 2009


Returning soldiers experiences explored in ‘Into the Fire’ at Pierce College

The Suburban Times, October 29, 2009


Seattle 5th Graders Attend Unique Advertising Class At Seattle Central Community College

Q13 Fox News, October 29, 2009,0,24089.story


[Peninsula College] four-year program gets boost

KONP Radio, October 30, 2009


SPSCC benefits from Mason's tireless work

South Puget Sound Community College gathered this month to honor Holly Mason, who recently retired as executive director of the college’s foundation.

The Olympian, October 31, 2009


[Centralia College] Speaker Series to Focus on Centralia Massacre

Centralia Chronicle, October 31, 2009


Smoking out the truth: Oswald the [Clark College] Penguin never guilty of puffin

The Columbian, November 1, 2009


A tale of two battlefields: The story of the 1947 Everett Junior College football team

The Herald, November 1, 2009


SEH gives $1M for Japanese garden

Thanks to an agreement between SEH, the city of Vancouver and Clark College, Southwest Washington's first Japanese garden will be built on the Clark College campus.

The Columbian, November 2, 2009


Washington State Is Playa-Hatin’

T.M. Sell is professor of political economy at Highline Community College – an institution that frankly sounds like it would fit right in here in South Carolina.   [Careful T.M. and Highline, they might come take you away, too.]

FITSNews (So. Carolina), November 2, 2009


Adapting to a changing world: community colleges and their students are doing things differently these days

Linda Filippi had been a paralegal for years when she decided to change careers in her early fifties. … She chose Shoreline Community College .... Going to a community college, rather than a university, “would get me working as a nurse much quicker,” she says.

The new buzzword is “career pathways.” “We’ve designed career pathways — students can work for a while and then go back to school or work part-time when they’re going to school, so that people are not stuck in dead-end jobs,” elaborates Dr. Paula Boyum, vice president for workforce development at Bellevue College.

“The general thinking today is pathways,” agrees Dr. Ron Hamberg, vice president for instruction at Seattle Central Community College.  “Our focus is on getting people started so that they can go to work, and can come back later and add on more training.”

 Resource list also includes: Cascadia, Edmonds, Lake Washington, North Seattle, Renton, South Seattle, SVI,

Seattle Woman Magazine, November 2009





Probe of Extra Help for Men

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has started an inquiry into the extent to which liberal arts colleges discriminate against female applicants in an attempt to minimize gender imbalances in the student body.

Inside Higher Education, November 2, 2009



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