Wednesday, November 25, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!  NEWS LINKS returns on Monday, Nov. 30. 


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




Students get real-world environmental-technology experience at Cascadia Community College

Bothell Reporter, November 24, 2009


Longtime Tri-City actor Fred Dixon dies of cancer at 77

Fred Dixon, a retired Columbia Basin College drama teacher and iconic actor in local theater, died last week of cancer.

Tri-City Herald, November 24, 2009  


Foundation raises more than $15,000 for new Cascadia Community College scholarship

Bothell Reporter, November 24, 2009


Wash. 2-year colleges report record enrollment

Seattle Times, November 25, 2009 (Worker Retraining, Seattle Central CC, Seattle Colleges, SBCTC)


Washington State Department of Commerce Awards $1.5 Million in Innovation Partnership Zone Grants to Build Regional Economies

$500,000 for the expansion of the William A. Grant Water and Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College. $250,000 to develop the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center (Edmonds CC).

PR Newswire, November 25, 2009


County wins $250,000 grant for aerospace

Snohomish County has received a $250,000 grant from the Washington state Department of Commerce for its new aerospace training center at Paine Field. The grant was announced Tuesday. … The county-owned building is being leased to the Aerospace Futures Alliance, which signed an operating agreement with Edmonds Community College.

The Herald, November 25, 2009


Grandview to receive block grant for downtown renovation

The city is partnering with the Grandview campus of Yakima Valley Community College to build a jointly owned $4 million library and has recently added playground equipment and pathways to its Country Park Events Center.

Yakima Herald, November 25, 2009


Project offers charitable alternative to gift-giving

Faith Communities for Sustainability offers a few ways for people to help those in need during the holidays. …  The gift of education -- scholarship for one quarter of GED or English as a second language classes at Walla Walla Community College, $25.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, November 25, 2009


How Schools and Parents Can Prepare for Swine Flu

This "digital divide" between students notwithstanding, educators see continuity of learning programs as an opportunity to evaluate how technology can be used to expand their teaching capabilities.  "This is fairly revolutionary," says Cable Green, E-learning director for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. "Had this happened five or 10 years ago, we'd probably say, 'School is closed, see you in three weeks.'"

US News & World Report, November 2, 2009




Olympia’s biggest problem (hint: It's not the budget deficit)

Guest opinion: With a state financial crisis developing, this is no time for tax-dependent legislators to sit around hoping for the best.

Crosscut, November 25, 2009


11 apply for Constantine's County Council seat

Eleven candidates, including state legislators, local officeholders and a former presidential aide, have applied to replace Dow Constantine on the Metropolitan King County Council.

Seattle Times, November 24, 2009




Anyone for ‘Reaffirming an Ancient Vision,’ ‘Optimizing a Lofty Dream,’ ‘Forging a Legacy of  History’? Name that Fundraising Campaign! 

Begin by reading down Column A and highlighting the participle or infinitive that seems most appropriate. Then, choose the best phrase from Column B.

Add a noun from Column C, and—presto!—your campaign has the perfect name.

The North Charles Street Design Organization, no date




Tweed: 'A Virus Walks Into a Bar ...'

Comedians mine biology and physics for their inherent humor.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 25, 2009


Grandma Concerned About Dinner Roll Count

The Onion, November 25, 2009


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