Monday, March 15, 2010

NEWS LINKS | The Ides of March 2010

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




Spokane Community College automotive technician program in Top 20 in National Competition

Tomorrow’s Technician, February 1, 2010


The spring windup / Daylight saving time comes around again

“Daylight saving time is simply part of how we live now,” says Dan Nelson, an electrician in charge of more than 140 clocks on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Wenatchee World, March 12, 2010


Bates Technical College foundation honors 3 Auburn students at celebration

Auburn Reporter, March 12, 2010


College to offer engineering degree in Everett

Saint Martin’s University will provide a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering through the University Center of North Puget Sound at Everett Community College. … The mechanical engineering program will be similar to other off-site degree programs Saint Martin’s offers at Centralia College, Olympic College and Tacoma Community College.

The Herald, March 13, 2010


House burns for training / Students participate in live fire exercise; site acquired to make way for roundabout

Members of the Olympia Fire Department burned a house to the ground Saturday as part of live fire training for new and veteran firefighters as well as six students from Bates Technical College in Tacoma.

The News Tribune, March 14, 2010


Stimulus funds to spark new careers  / Stimulus: $1.4 million funneled into community colleges brings new skills to many without jobs

Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College, Tacoma Community College, South Puget Sound Community College
The News Tribune, March 14, 2010


Women describe their 70 years of liberation

Ann Virtu Snyder, Clark College women's studies instructor.

The Columbian, March 14, 2010


South Puget Sound CC uses federal funds to start program

Education: Hybrid vehicle classes may have taken years without infusion

The News Tribune, March 14, 2010


Artist profile: Ivan Murphy-Dloughy

Ivan Murphy-Dlouhy … a Running Start student at Whatcom Community College, he still attends Ferndale High school, where he's a junior, to play with the school orchestra.

Bellingham Herald, March 15, 2010


Whatcom Community College to offer online nursing program this summer
Bellingham Herald, March 15, 2010


Former gang member brought joy to TCC, Tacoma

Anthony ‘Tony’ McCane ... inspired and enlightened people from one end of Tacoma Community College to the other, English instructor Lynn Lewellen said. He was a man who radiated “and defined joy,” she added. He was handsome, suave, cool. He entered TCC in 2006, scared, intimidated and lacking basic English skills, Lewellen said. But he was industrious, loved learning and was fun to teach.  It wasn’t long before he was mentoring other students in the Writing & Tutoring Center.

The News Tribune, March 14, 2010


Students reach new heights at Science Olympiad

Lower Columbia College  hosted the regional Science Olympiad competition Saturday for the second year in a row.

The Daily News, March 14, 2010


Grant pays for broadband upgrades in county

The county partnered with Yakima Valley Community College, the South Central WorkForce Council and Yakima Valley Libraries.

Yakima Herald, March 14, 2010


Camas man takes spin on game show

Barry Williams got the e-mail inviting him to audition for “Wheel of Fortune” on March 31, so the Camas phlebotomist and Clark College student suspected it was a scam or an April Fool’s Day prank.

The Columbian, March 15, 2010





Senior workers get help tackling the job market

Button is part of a growing number of older job seekers who say they want to re-enter the work force because they can no longer survive on a fixed income. According to a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the number of unemployed Americans age 55 and older expressing interest in finding a job has grown by 60 percent since the end of 2007.

The Daily World, March 12, 2010


The New Poor:  In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt

Commercial trade schools are under fire because they are attracting more students and Pell grants.

New York Times, March 14, 2010


Washington education expert predicts future work-force shortage

Too few young people in Washington are earning college degrees, and if nothing is done the state will suffer big social costs, including increased incarceration, warns a top education leader [Bill Grinstein of the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board].

Seattle Times, March 14, 2010


Missouri Gov. Wants to End Aid to Private College Students

Inside Higher Ed, March 15, 2010


Detroit Schools to Add 'College Suites'

Detroit's public high schools are going to add new rooms called "college suites" in which students can receive counseling about college … Officials came up with the idea after visiting private high schools where most students apply to college.

Inside Higher Ed, March 15, 2010


'New Paradigm' for Economic Development

Inside Higher Ed, March 15, 2010


Beware the Ides of March -- what does it mean

Baltimore Sun, March 15, 2010





Pondering politics? SSCC course might be just the ticket

West Seattle Blog, March 14, 2010



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