Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 17, 2010

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




Nooksack senior has big jump on big plans

Running Start may not be for everyone. But it certainly was a good fit for Danielle Way. This spring, Way will graduate from Nooksack Valley High School as well as from Whatcom Community College with two years of college behind her.

Lynden Tribune, March 10, 2010


Coffee Party takes small first step in Longview

[Lower Columbia College students] Richard Dominiak, 18, and his friend Jared Mitchell, 23, convened the first local meeting of the national Coffee Party — a Web-spawned, tongue-in-cheek answer to the conservative Tea Party movement that has been protesting Democratic policies in Washington, D.C.

The Daily News, March 15, 2010


Oak Prairie Restoration Project

Not all lessons take place in the four corners of a classroom. Environmental science students at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom have the unique opportunity to contribute to the Garry Oak Prairie Restoration project currently underway near Fort Steilacoom Park.

The Suburban Times, March 15, 2010


Coffee Party aims to turn heat down on civic discourses

The Coffee Party is a national movement that’s growing across the country and two Lower Columbia College students, Richard Dominiak and Jared Mitchell, are organizing it in the Longview-Kelso area.
KATU TV, March 15, 2010 – includes tab for news video segment


YWCA honors four Whatcom women for Hall of Fame
Patricia McKeown is vice president of instruction at Bellingham Technical College
The Bellingham Herald, March 16, 2010


Governor Signs Kagi Bill [HB 1418] Expanding Opportunity For Dropouts

“The success of this bill comes straight from the 32nd Legislative District and would not have happened without the support and vision of Shoreline Community College,” Kagi said. “Students and administrators shared amazing stories of young adults literally turning their lives around by embracing education. This bill sets the stage for similar progress across the state of Washington.”
The Seattle Medium, March 17, 2010


Boost your profits with energy savings

Molly Beeman wears a lot of hats at Everett Community College, but basically what she does is save money and teach people how to do the same thing for their employer.

The Herald, March 17, 2010


Hanford contractor announces CBC scholarship

A Hanford contractor is donating $175,000 over five years to pay for student scholarships at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

Tri-City Herald, March 17, 2010


CBC receives scholarship donation

"It's good for business because we can end up being able to get the kind of people we want and get them trained through the great institutions like Columbia Basin College."

KNDO TV, March 17, 2010


Pierce College students get on state academic team
Lauren Adler, a 21-year-old political activist and third-generation Puyallup resident, and Alfredo Tabulina, a 34-year-old Olympia resident with aspirations of a business or engineering career, were selected last month as the Pierce College-Puyallup representatives on the 2010 All-Washington Academic Team. The team is comprised of high-achieving students from each of the state’s 34 community and technical colleges and will be officially honored during a March 25 ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.

The News Tribune, March 17, 2010




Students Use Wikipedia Early and Often

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 16, 2010


Commentary: College Protesters Out of Touch With Reality
The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance learned last week that the state will face a shortage of skilled workers if more young people don’t earn college degrees in order to replace retiring baby boomers. The comments were made by a member of the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board’s advisory board. … The answer is not expanding college availability. It’s to demand higher standards in order to be eligible for entrance into college. Colleges and universities shouldn’t be offering remedial courses. …

Kitsap Sun, March 17, 2010


New Skills, Few Job Offers / When Work Is Scarce, Retraining Offers No Quick Fix, Unemployed Find

Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2010


Linking Education with Workforce Outcomes

Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2010




House revives bill to create jobs and renovate schools

The Herald, March 17, 2010 (HB 2561, Dunshee)


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