Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 2, 2010

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



CBC goes solar

KNDU TV, February 24, 2010

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Black History Month celebrated at PNNL

CBC Trustee Dr. Wayne Martin presented 2010 Community Stewardship Award

Tri-City Herald, February 26, 2010



WA Legislature OKs internment camp degrees

The degrees may be conferred by state universities or colleges upon people who were students at those institutions in 1942 but did not graduate because they were ordered into a camp.

Seattle PI, February 28, 2010



Donor helps Big Bend Community College student in need

When [Ginna Fontaine] received a letter about the possible suspension of WAVE, she wasn’t sure if she should attend college. Moses Lake resident Agnes Holloway was outraged when she read about Fontaine’s situation in the Columbia Basin Herald. “It bothered me,” Holloway said. “I am quite committed to education, especially for women, so I stepped in. Ginna was working really hard, she got this scholarship on merit and I didn’t want to see her lose it.”.

Columbia Basin Herald, February 26, 2010



Breakthroughs and cash incentives for those that conserve or create new energy

In January, it was announced that Olympic College will share $3.9 million in federal funds through the Department of Labor to help train and place at least 473 people in energy efficiency occupations. … The Olympic Consortium’s award is a joint effort by the Olympic Workforce Development Council, Olympic College, and Peninsula College.

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, February 28, 2010



Little left to cut as Olympia talks schools
Sidebar: Wenatchee Valley College is facing a similar predicament as school districts — the cuts are less, but still not easy. WVC will lose about $887000 under the  Senate budget and nearly $466,000 under the House budget.

The Wenatchee World, March 2, 2010



Early birds get the classes

… "The demand from individuals who are seeking an opportunity to retrain for their future is unparalleled," said Lori Banaszak, vice president for instruction. "Clover Park [Technical College] is doing everything it can to meet this need and yet it is not enough."

Business Examiner, March 1, 2010



Breaking ground on an urban farm for the needy on Beacon Hill

Alleycat Acres, a new urban-farming collective that ultimately hopes to turn bits of unused land into food sources for needy Seattle residents, kicked off its efforts on a plot across from Beacon Hill's Jefferson Golf Course. … "I wanted to get out there and do it," said Conroe, who conceived the project last fall as a student at Seattle Central Community College. "It's easy to get caught up in talk."

Seattle Times, March 1, 2010



Culinary team cooking for victory at Saturday’s ProStart Invitational

The Panther chefs will square off against 21 schools as they gather at South Seattle Community College. The competition includes culinary and restaurant management categories … At stake is a share of $400,000 in scholarship money and a spot at the National ProStart Invitational in Overland Park, Kansas.

Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier Herald, March 1, 2010



Math beyond the classroom

Today engineering students at Columbia Basin College took the freshmen at Delta High School outside and let them get hands-on experience with equipment works.

KNDO /KNDU TV, March 2, 2010



Documentary about 1968 education experiment coming to LCC

The Daily News, March 2, 2010






UW group calls for students to 'strike'

Seattle PI, March 1, 2010



Layoffs Without 'Financial Exigency'

Have the rules changed on when tenured faculty members can be forced out of their jobs?

Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2010



Not So Private Professors

Faculty try to shield their personal lives from students, but the suspension of a Pennsylvania professor over Facebook postings shows there's no such sanctuary online

Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2010



Imperfect Accountability

Voluntary systems crafted by colleges to respond to public demand for data fall well short of their stated goals, two advocacy groups argue.

Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2010






Wash. House Democrats detail $760 million tax plan

Seattle PI, March 2, 2010




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