Friday, November 20, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 20, 2009

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




SSCC Culinary Student Wins Recipe Competition / Creative Lamb Rib Chops recipe wins over judges in Lamb Board contest

First-quarter South Seattle Community College culinary student Michael Brown won top honors in the American Lamb Board’s Fall in Love with Lamb Recipe Contest Seattle.

West Seattle Herald, November 16, 2009


Walla Walla-area community power project in early stages

WWU physics professor Frederic Liebrand … has been working toward making Walla Walla and its three colleges the center of a transformation in the way we obtain energy. … Liebrand's goal is to install solar energy systems on the flat rooftops public and college buildings have throughout the area.   … Their nonprofit status allows them to bring in participation not only from community members and businesses, but also from alumni and out-of-state corporations that wish to donate to any of the three area schools: Walla Walla University, Whitman College and Walla Walla Community College. …  Faculty members Bob Carson at Whitman College and Steve May at WWCC have joined in support of the program's development.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, November 20, 2009





Higher ed budgets are targets in the state budget war zones

In Washington, Gov. Christine Gregoire, facing down a budget gap estimated today at more than $2 billion, says this is going to be hard to fix. To make her point, she illustrates it like this: Ending all state aid to the University of Washington and Washington State University would free up $493 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2010. Shuttering the state’s 34 community and technical colleges, that would produce another $643 million in savings.

Western Exposure/Investigate West, November 19, 2009


Tax hikes likely to patch state budget deficit

Because higher education lacks constitutional protections, Columbia Basin College President Rich Cummins said he's reconvening a budget cutting committee and asking it to prepare scenarios for how the college could slash up to 6 percent of its costs.

He won't know just how much to cut until the Legislature adopts a supplemental budget. But what Cummins does know is that CBC will have to bear the brunt of cuts in the first six months of 2011 because of an edict from the state's Office of Financial Management to hold the line on cuts in 2010 or the state would risk losing some of its federal stimulus funding.

The News Tribune & Tri-City Herald, November 20, 2009




Governor opposes delay in WASL math and science

Seattle Times, November 20, 2009





December Named National Awareness Month

The Onion, November 17, 2009


Montessori School Of Dentistry Lets Students Discover Their Own Root Canal Procedures

The Onion, November 20, 2009


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