Monday, March 22, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 22, 2010

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




Bellevue College President Jean Floten to receive Phi Beta Kappa Pathfinder Award

Bellevue Reporter, March 15, 2010


Investment earning spike SVC scholarship funds

Whidbey News Times, March 17, 2010


Getting a Running Start

By YVCC Running Start Student Azalea Koestler

Yakima Unleashed Blog, March 17, 2010


Toyota Honors WVC instructors 

KPQ Radio, March 19, 2010


Music is a Part of Him

Featuring Ben Barg, YVCC Running Start Student

Yakima Unleashed Blog, March 19, 2010


Governor Gregoire announces April Student Employment Month

Note:  As a rule, student newspaper articles are not included in News Links, but this article highlights a system-wide proclamation and the value of work-study and on-campus work experience.

Centralia CC Blue & Gold, March 19, 2010


CBC ag program faces growing demand

Tri-City Herald, March 21, 2010


Grants revitalize downtown Pasco with Latino style

Now, seven more businesses will get new facades and their owners will receive education through a partnership with Columbia Basin College. ...

Tri-City Herald, March 22, 2010


Pierce County students among best in state community colleges
Ten Pierce County college students will be honored as members of the 2010 All-Washington Academic Team at noon Thursday at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Tacoma Community College.
The News Tribune, March 22, 2010


Native American students and dropouts: Confronting the problem

Now 27, Alphonse eventually got her G.E.D. She attends Seattle Central Community College and hopes to transfer to Seattle University and pursue a career in the health care industry. … One of the Yakama educators he has collaborated with is Patsy Whitefoot [YVCC Board of Trustee Chair], the president of the Indian Education Association who went to boarding school on the Yakama reservation when she was a little girl.

Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 22, 2010


OC to Offer Training for Three New 'Green' Certifications
Kitsap Sun, March 22, 2010


LCC to spend $1.55 million on campus upgrades

The Daily News, March 22, 2010




Student Loan Bill Poised to Pass in Health Vote
Under the new legislation, the government would expand an existing direct lending program, eliminating the fees paid to banks.

New York Times, March 22, 2010


Aim High Without Fear

Social scientists have long speculated that those who aspire to a college degree but fail to attain one will suffer psychologically as a result of reaching too high for dreams they couldn't realize. … But new research suggests otherwise, and may reinforce the views of those who (like President Obama) say that aiming high is always the best message to send young people.

Inside Higher Ed, March 22, 2010


What Part-Timers Want

Inside Higher Ed, March 22, 2010




Student Aid and Financial Responsibility Act (SAFRA)

Fact sheets per congressional district on impact of SAFRA with useful messages about the legislation.

Congressional Education & Labor Committee, March 2010


Gregoire names Jill Satran deputy chief of staff

Tri-City Herald, March 22, 2010


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