Tuesday, February 16, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 16, 2010

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




A first look at the new WestSide

For nearly two years, the Wenatchee School District and Wenatchee Valley College have been working on a land-swap deal. …  where the college will build a new Music and Arts Center, for the Eagles Lodge property.
The Wenatchee World, February 10, 2010



Residents come together united by love of the ukulele

Students and faculty members from the South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin’s University along with members of the community have been meeting informally when time permitted

The Olympian, February 12, 2010



Green jobs don't grow on trees
Opportunities for these green jobs, which sometimes pay upward of $50,000 a year, have blossomed as training efforts have increased. South Seattle Community College, for example, offers training programs for energy auditors (home-conservation advisers).

Seattle Times.

Seattle Times, February 12, 2010



Colleges, universities here brace for further budget cuts

Community Colleges of Spokane expects it likely will have to cap enrollments and use some of its reserves …

Spokane Journal of Business, February 12, 2010



Recovery Dollars for Health Care Training

KPLU FM, February 12, 2010



GUEST COMMENTARY: University Centers create economic opportunity

By James Gaudino, Central Washington University president; Jack Oharah, Edmonds Community College president.

The Herald, February 13, 2010



New college program will focus on peace, rights issues

Spokane Falls Community College is preparing to launch a Peace Studies program that would be the first for a community college in the state of Washington.

Spokesman Review, February 13, 2010



New college program will focus on peace, rights issues

Spokane Falls Community College is preparing to launch a Peace Studies program that would be the first for a community college in the state of Washington.

Spokesman Review, February 13, 2010



[Grays Harbor] College Foundation announces annual Mystery Getaway fundraiser

The Daily World, February 13, 2010


LETTER: Protest over tuition was warranted

After reading Clark College President Robert K. Knight’s Feb. 7 local view, “Community, technical colleges need support,” I was extremely moved by the statement that an investment in college students now will drive economic recovery in the future.

The Columbian, February 14, 2010



Closing yacht club donates funds to students

The [Moses Lake Yacht] club’s final act will be community-minded. It will donate all of the money left in its bank account — $8,700 — to Big Bend Community College for its intervention scholarship program. That fund is used to help students who are facing a hardship finish a degree.

Columbia Basin Herald, February 15, 2010



[Columbia Basin College] looks to fill gaps in post-Hanford economy

Tri-City Herald, February 15, 2010



Opinion: Hope for the future slipping away for too many students

… we work in collaboration with local school districts, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, Skagit Valley College, and Northwest Indian College.

By Bruce Shepard, Western Washington University president

The News Tribune, February 16, 2010



Environmental education group seeks memories from residents of the Strait

Peninsula Daily News, February 16, 2010 (Center of Excellence at Peninsula College)



Pathways day care program faces funding cuts

Columbia Basin College provides vocational English as a second language classes and training for a child development associate certificate in the second phase …

Tri-City Herald, February 16, 2010



Everett CC Instructor of 41 years puts light on eight faces of college: Lloyd Webber crafts tribute to school he loves

The Herald, February 16, 2010 http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100216/NEWS01/702169902&news01ad=1#EvCC.Instructor.of.41.years.puts.light.on.eight.faces.of.college





GUEST COLUMN: Lawmakers must retain [state] need grants for Washington college students

By Larry Gossett, Metropolitan King County Council member

Seattle Times, February 15, 2010



More Latino students are going away to college

In the Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2010



Student Data Systems, Unite!

U.S.-convened panel of experts, Gates grant aim to help states develop common standards to share data; effort troubles privacy advocates. more

Inside Higher Ed, February 16, 2010






Gregoire signs bills aimed at cutting government costs

Seattle PI, February 15, 2010



A whiff of mutiny among Democrats in Olympia

Democratic majorities, while large, are much less solid than the numbers indicate. Caucus mutinies are brewing over the budget and taxes, both on the left and the center. This week, some important cards will be laid on the table.

CrossCut, February 15, 2010



Lawmakers wrangle over furlough bill

The Olympian, February 16, 2010



Wash. Senate approves tuition control to 3 schools

Seattle PI, February 16, 2010




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