Friday, March 5, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 4-5, 2010

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




Taking An Entrepreneurial Approach: Reinventing a Workforce Training Facility at South Seattle Community College
By Jill Wakefield, Chancellor; Gary Oertli, Interim President and Vice Chancellor; and Joseph Hauth, Director, Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center, Georgetown Campus, South Seattle Community College

Community College Entrepreneurship/NACCE Journal, Winter/Spring 2010


Pierce College presidency search narrowed to five

The News Tribune, March 3, 2010


Peninsula College expands certificate, associate degree programs
Peninsula College worked with the Construction Center of Excellence at Renton Technical College, the North Peninsula Builders Association, the North Olympic ...

… An energy efficiency degree will begin in fall 2010 in a partnership with Centralia College, Keegan said.

Peninsula Daily News, March 4, 2010


College foundation celebrates 10 years of growth, changes
The Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation is celebrating 10 years of growth and changes …

Omak Okanogan County Chronicle, March 4, 2010


 “Mac 'n' cheese throwdown” at SSCC

in the South Seattle Community College teaching kitchen, Eric Foster, Executive Chef of Morton's Restaurant, is in a heated Mac ‘n Cheese throwdown with Culinary students  ...

West Seattle Blog, March 4, 2010



Highline Community College Receives $250K To Boost Job Training
Highline Community College's Center of Excellence for International Trade, Transportation and Logistics…

The B-Town Blog , March 4, 2010


Whatcom CC to require sustainability classes for transfer-degree candidates
Bellingham Herald (News Tribune), March 4, 2010


Three Puget-Sound area community colleges earn accreditation as baccalaureate institutions

South Seattle, Bellevue and Olympic offering four-year degree programs

West Seattle Herald, March 4, 2010


Whatcom Community Colleges branches into engineering

Bellingham Herald (News Tribune), March 4, 2010


The Open Course Library Project

Interview with Cable Green, SBCTC eLearning Director, re Washington State Student Completion Initiative and the Open Course Library Project.

Creative Commons News Blog, March 4, 2010


Hundreds turn out to protest UW budget cuts

… The event was part of a National Day of Action to Defend Education that took place today on dozens of campuses across the nation, including Seattle Central Community College, … “It’s ridiculous we’re balancing the budgets on the backs of students, workers and people of color,” said Steve Hoffman, an electrician at North Seattle Community College and member of the Washington Federation of State Employees, the union of the UW’s trade workers.

Real Change, March 4, 2010


Bellevue College gains accreditation for bachelor's programs

Bellevue Reporter, March 5, 2010


Yakima Valley CC students host 'Teach, Tour and Taste' event

Daily Sun News, March 5, 2010





OLYMPIA: Students mourn education budget cuts

The News Tribune, March 5, 2010


March on Everywhere!

Inside Higher Ed, March 5, 2010


What 'Gen X' Faculty Want

Inside Higher Ed, March 4, 2010


Students, professors protest education cutbacks, March 4, 2010 (Washington in map graphic)


Your Taxes Support For-Profits as They Buy Colleges

Business Week, March 4, 2010





Rep. Sells seeks $2 million for aerospace training

The Herald, March 5, 2010 (Edmonds CC)


Republicans eye state workers' pay

The News Tribune, March 5, 2010





U.S. Economy Grinds To Halt As Nation Realizes Money Just A Symbolic, Mutually Shared Illusion

if we…if we…" said Bernanke, who then paused for a moment, looked down at his prepared statement, and shook his head in utter disbelief. "You know what? It doesn't matter. None of this—this so-called 'money'—really matters at all."

The Onion, Feb. 2010



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