Monday, February 1, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 1, 2010

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




Bates students to visit legislators to deliver unique message

Bates Technical College students will deliver a sweet message to several state legislators and their aides …

The Suburban Times, January 26, 2010


Center to provide learning experiences

KAPS Radio, January 26, 2010 (Skagit Valley College)


A year after the mill

Dozens of workers laid off when Weyerhaeuser closed its Aberdeen mill on Jan. 26, 2009, have pursued new education, new jobs or other opportunities in the past year. … at least 20 former mill workers were attending South Puget Sound Community College. Dozens headed to Grays Harbor College

The Daily World, January 27, 2010


Honors and Awards

Anita Ordóñez, director of multicultural student services at Skagit Valley College has received the Longevity Eagle Award by Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington.

Community College Week, January 27, 2010


Highline and Federal Way schools offer head start for college

Highline Community College and Federal Way Public Schools have teamed up once again. This time the partnership hopes to replace what was lost with the closure Puget Sound Early College (PSEC) last year.

Federal Way Mirror, January 29, 2010


High-Impact Practices at Community Colleges

Professor Barbara Clinton of Highline Community College has developed an Honors Program that, since its 2003 inception, has transformed hundreds of lives.

AACU nation January 29, 2010


OUR VIEW | Welcoming Cougars to Kitsap County
The announcement that Washington State University could offer bachelor’s degrees in engineering at Olympic College this coming August couldn’t have come at a better time.
Kitsap Sun, January 30, 2010


College Goal Sunday

KNDU TV, January 31, 2010 (Columbia Basin College) goal Sunday&flvUri=&partnerclipid=


Programs provide funds for education, job training

The Workforce Investment Act, Opportunity Grant, WorkFirst and Worker Retraining programs are available at most community colleges throughout the state as well as Community Colleges of Spokane. Nearly 550 people have taken advantage of these programs during the fall and winter terms at Spokane Community College alone.

Spokesman Review, January 31, 2010


Student veterans find strength in numbers

A new support group at Lower Columbia College is helping student veterans adjust to college life and deal with life after deployment.

The Daily News, February 1, 2010


Biology instructor adds comical learning methods

[David] Cunnington began his college career at Big Bend Community College as a music and drama major.  … Barb Jacobs [Big Bend biology] is the instructor who changed his life. She "convinced me there was nothing else to study, nothing as remotely close to as interesting as biology," Cunnington said. "It really jazzed me."

North Idaho College Sentinel, February 1, 2010


Farm-fresh school lunches on the way

The Alley Café at Wenatchee Valley College will be serving up a seasonal, locally grown lunch for regional farmers and school food service directors when they meet in the campus theater

Wenatchee World, February 1, 2010


U.S. Virgin Island teen learns trade at CBC
Tri-City Herald, February 1, 2010





Tuition a hot topic at college fair

The News Tribune, January 31, 2010 (Tacoma CC)


Top salaries at WSU jumped by nearly 23 percent

The Olympian, February 1, 2010 (CCs of Spokane)




Letter: Higher ed accountability

Tri-City Herald, January 29, 2010


State might still keep faith with college students it awarded [WAVE and Washington Scholar] scholarships

The News Tribune, January 31, 2010


Senator wants colleges to get lottery money

The News Tribune, January 31, 2010


Labor tightens the screws on Democrats in the legislature

Angry over setbacks in the 2009 session, labor lobbyists this year are threatening to sit out the next election or run candidates against backsliding Democrats.

CrossCut, February 1, 2010





Chicken evades captors on Glendale campus

A quick thinking chicken has made its home at Glendale Community College. The chicken apparently has lots of friends among the students who like to feed it.

KABC TV, January 29, 2010



Compiled by the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

1300 Quince St SE | PO Box 42495 | Olympia, Washington 98504 | 


Distributed via email to State Board members, SBCTC staff, CTC presidents, PIOs, Trustees and NEWS LINKS subscribers.


Email subscription:  NEWS LINKS | SBCTC News Links blog: |RSS feed subscription: NEWS LINKS BLOG 


·        Links are time-sensitive and may expire after the date of publication. The SBCTC does not control or endorse the content of the links and websites.

·        All articles are copyrighted by the newspaper or website in which they appear. Please do not use these articles without following the permission process of the newspaper.

·        Some sites require free registration. SBCTC does not link to articles or news sites where a fee or paid subscription is required for viewing/access.


Sherry Nelson Reichert  | marketing communications specialist

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
1300 Quince St SE · PO Box 42495 · Olympia WA 98504-2495 | p (360) 704-4308 | f (360) 704-4415  | c (206) 369-6509

» » »


Print essential emails only. Unless it's really really funny or includes an LOLcat.