Friday, November 6, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 6, 2009

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




Leadership Institute announces class of 2010

ReBecca Alstrom and Lindsey Mansell, Green River Community College.

Auburn Reporter, November 4, 2009


Pow-Wow becomes tradition

What started six years ago as ceremony to honor ancestors who negotiated a 150-year-old treaty that established the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is now becoming a Walla Walla Community College tradition.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, November 5, 2009


Local non-profits offer Watershed Education Training

Whidbey Island-based Service, Education and Adventure (SEA) and Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood have received a $100,000 Watershed Education Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  …  the grant funds marine workshops for teachers and field experiences for students with a goal of helping to restore Puget Sound. Students in Edmonds CC’s Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, a series of anthropology classes with a hands-on, service-learning focus, will assist the teachers.

The Edmonds Beacon, November 5, 2009


Students Explore Careers in Justice

The seventh annual Youth and Justice Forum at Columbia Basin College gives middle and high school students a chance to learn about potential careers in the legal system.

KNDO/KNDU, November 6, 2009


Chamber, colleges honor Walla Wallans for service

Tom Baker .. introduced this year's female winner, Linda Hardy. Hardy is the president of the Walla Walla Community College Foundation and has worked to furnish scholarships for students in need.  .. Each of Walla Walla's three colleges presented awards to outstanding members of their staffs or faculties for their service and volunteer contributions to the community. Steve VanAusdle presented the Community Service Award to Jan Foster, who since 1988 has taught a variety of classes in Transitional Studies at Walla Walla Community College.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, November 5, 2009


Listening tour, focusing on educational opportunities for Latinos, is Monday at YVCC

Yakima Valley Community College has been selected as the Washington state site for a White House initiative listening tour.

Yakima Herald-Republic, November 6, 2009


Olympic College grad gets second chance with UWT’s Next Step Scholarship

My teachers at OC were exceptional instructors,” Oliphant-Wells said. “I had such a positive experience there I sometimes wish I could go back but I can hear them cheering me on as I continue my education at UWT. I have stayed in touch with two of my instructors at OC and hope to continue touching base with them through the years.”

Bremerton Patriot, November 5, 2009


Thriving in the face of challenge

Grays Harbor College student Tyler Lundy recently won a $10,000 scholarship through a pharmaceutical company offering awards to students with Crohn’s disease. Lundy … is now studying at Grays Harbor College to become a registered nurse …

 The Daily World, November 6, 2009





The Clock is Ticking

It's only a matter of time before the Obama administration, like its predecessor, focuses intently on higher education accountability. College leaders shouldn't wait, writes David C. Paris.

Inside Higher Ed, November 6, 2009


A comedian with a serious delivery

L.A. entertainer encourages Hispanic students to strive for college

Washington Post, November 6, 2009


Too Few Youths Eligible for Military, Leaders Say

A majority of the nation’s young adults are ineligible for military service because they have not graduated from high school, have criminal records, or are physically unfit, says the report, produced by Mission: Readiness—Military Leaders For Kids.

Education Week, November 6, 2009




How to Talk Like an Intellectual

Sing it with me … ‘She blinded me with sesquipedalianism!’  The University of Chicago Writing Program's academic-sentence generator lets you speak with the pomposity to which you've always aspired.

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2009


Who Says Math Class Is No Fun?

Matthew Weathers, a faculty member at Biola University,  livened up his Nature of Math course last week with a Halloween video treat for his students.

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 6, 2009



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