Friday, January 15, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 14-15, 2010

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




SVC program recognized for retaining students

A counseling-enhanced learning program at Skagit Valley College has been recognized in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement for its part in retaining students and improving their grades.

Skagit Valley Herald, January 13, 2009


Woodworking school expansion moving forward

The big project to expand the Seattle Central Community College woodworking school at 23rd & Lane has received all of its land-use approvals and is now set to begin construction.

Central District News, January 14, 2009


Goats gone wild in Arlington

Ellen Felsenthal, photography instructor at Edmonds Community College sent some pictures of the goats in action to, which published a story.  The pictures were so cute, they were picked up by the likes of MSNBC and NPR, and circulated around the world. 

Northwest Cable News, January 15, 2010


Clark College aims to branch out, ride out budget troubles / President offers annual review

The Columbian, January 15, 2010





Sign of the Times

After years of offering non-credit courses online, New York Times Company and selected colleges will jointly award certificates in credit, distance education certificate programs.

Inside Higher Ed, January 14, 2010


Flogging the Flagships

Despite well-publicized expansions of aid, public research universities have made too little progress in expanding representation of low-income and minority students, report asserts.

Inside Higher Ed, January 14, 2010





Budget idea: Shut down state govt. for 16 days?

… Senate Ways & Means Chairwoman Margarita Prentice, D-Renton, has introduced Senate Bill 6503, which would shut down state government on 16 days -- all Mondays and Fridays -- over the next two years.

Seattle Times, January 15, 2010





Scottish Musician to Perform

Al Stewart, a platinum-selling balladeer from Scotland, will be the star of the “President's Scholarship Performance” at Centralia College
Centralia Chronicle, January 14, 2010


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