Monday, April 19, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 19, 2010


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




YVCC eyes tuition boost: 7 percent increase would help offset cuts from state aid

Yakima Herald, April 15, 2010


Retiring college leaders share the wisdom of their years

Bill Robinson, president of Whitworth University, and Gary Livingston, chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane, will hand out college diplomas for the last time this graduation season…

The Spokesman-Review, April 18, 2010


Winners of 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award Announced

Clover Park Technical College is one of three community colleges named today as a winner of the 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award.

Insurance News Net, April 19, 2010


An offering with teeth: Clark College dental hygiene student directs her senior project to an area of great need

The Columbian, April 18, 2010  


HCC sends out 'environmentally and cost friendly' mailer to residents

Highline Community College is replacing the printed class schedule delivered to residents’ homes with a new environmentally and cost friendly mailer, “The Quarterly Bulletin.”

Auburn Reporter, April 16, 2010


2010 Gilmore Young Artist honoree Charlie Albright to play with Grand Rapids Symphony

Centralia College in Washington state raised $100,000 to buy a 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano, honoring “our illustrious alum and once-in-a-lifetime genius virtuoso.” That’s the kind of honor that typically comes near the end of an artist’s career, but Albright, all of 21 years old, is just getting started.

MLive (Michigan Live), April 18, 2010


Cascadia students honored at academic team ceremony

The Woodinville Weekly, April 19, 2010


YV Technical School expansion plans on hold

The 2010 legislative session has come and gone and for the second straight year, Yakima Valley Technical School isn't getting the money to expand. One of those classrooms is the Automotive Technical Center at Yakima Valley Community College.  College and high school students currently share the facilities."Sometimes that can limit the amount of time a student has in an area," instructor George Mason said.  "And, [sharing space] can limit the total number of students we take on."

KNDO/KNDU News, April 16, 2010


WWCC gets $3 million grant for water center expansion

The Union-Bulletin, April 16, 2010

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Big business changes ahead for Olhava

Olympic College also is a major player in the Olhava and College Marketplace, as it is purchasing five acres of land for future development to accommodate more students.

North Kitsap Herald, April 16, 2010


Colockum station gets new lease on life under county’s management

The University of Washington, Washington State University and Western Washington University have also all expressed interest in bringing students to the site for natural resource and science education, Faini said. Wenatchee Valley College is also planning to bring natural resource students to the Colockum, he said.

The Wenatchee World, April 16, 2010  





Community Colleges: Our Work Has Just Begun (by Jill Biden)

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 2010  



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