Monday, March 29, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 29, 2010

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




Employers recognized for health and wellness

Tacoma/Pierce Chamber of Commerce recognized efforts to promote wellness by presenting its Pierce County WorkWell Awards. … Tacoma Community College employees have access to a fitness center on campus.

Tacoma Weekly, March 24, 2010


CPTC secures $100,000 in grants

Clover Park Technical College has received two grants totaling $100,000 to expand career pathway opportunities, and enhance access and success in high-enrollment courses.

The Suburban Times, March 25, 2010 (I-BEST)


Beacon Hill's new urban farm

Sean Conroe, Alleycat Acres founder, got started in Seattle Central Community College sustainable agriculture classes.

Seattle Post-Globe, March 25, 2010


Sniffing out a future career [at Wenatchee Valley College]

Wenatchee World, March 26, 2010


Students learn about health care industry
"Destination Healthcare" at Yakima Valley Community College this week.

Yakima Herald-Republic, March 26, 2010


Liberty Christian students can take classes for college credit
Students at Liberty Christian also can participate in the Running Start program at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, although only a limited number do …

Tri-City Herald, March 26, 2010  (Northwest Nazarene Univ offers College in the High School)


Special Program Uses Music And High School Students To Help Lower Drop-out Rates

Interview with Janet Holm,  Clover Park TC outreach coordinator and Washington Council board member, about 8th Grade College Exploration Day held at Green River CC.

Q13 FOX News, March 26, 2010


SOUTH SOUND: Students honored for academic success

South Puget Sound Community College students Jennylle Zanzi and Tzu-Yu (Joy) Huang recently earned spots on the 2010 All-Washington Academic Team
The News Tribune, March 27, 2010


LCC's Grenz honored at All-Academic event
More than 60 students from across the state, including Lower Columbia College sophomore baseball player Aaron Grenz, were recently honored ... Members of the 2010 All-Washington Academic Team were recognized and presented with medallions by Gov. Christine Gregoire and LCC president James McLaughlin.

Longview Daily News, March 27, 2010


CBC ag program meeting needs of students, industry
Tri-City Herald, March 29, 2010


CBC powers social mobility, community development

Tri-City Herald, March 29, 2010


Biz Bits: Training

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance has established an Edmonds Community College Foundation scholarship to support students studying in fields related to aerospace.

The Herald, March 29, 2010


Walla Walla Area Small Business Center to close

Two of the center's funding sources, Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College, face budget cuts from the state's more than $2.6 billion deficit.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, March 29, 2010





Going Above and Beyond

If more students want to enroll than the state will support, should a community college admit them?

Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2010


Missed Connections

Survey show mismatch between incoming community college students' expectations and the reality they face once on campus.

Inside Higher Ed, March 29, 2010


6 Strategies Can Help Entering Community-College Students Succeed

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 29, 2010





In Our View: Herding Cats

… Meanwhile, minority Republicans are left with little recourse other than to grumble. Occasionally they crank out a few statistics: One week's special session could pay for 47 college needs grants to the state's community colleges, for example.

The Columbian, March 26, 2010


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