Monday, April 26, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 26, 2010

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




Grant News Digest: Washington

Highline Community College’s Center of Excellence for International Trade, Transportation and Logistics (ITTL) received $250,000 to provide additional job training opportunities for positions in the international trade sector.

Community College Times, April 12, 2010


Woman gives beloved saxophones to CBC student

Janie Brinkman, 73, wondered what to do with two saxophones that belonged to her late husband when she heard about Columbia Basin College student Rudy Guidry. Guidry is an accomplished sax and tuba musician who could never afford to buy his own instruments but didn't let that stand in the way of learning to play.
Tri-City Herald, April 23, 2010


Job seekers eye offerings

About 2,000 people perused employer booths, listened to presentations and brought home literature about hiring companies at the Job & Career Far Thursday. Attendees included students at Big Bend Community College and Columbia Basin Job Corps, upcoming graduates and laid-off workers.

Columbia Basin Herald, April 23, 2010


Sakura Festival (at Clark College) honors gift, closer ties to Japan

The Columbian, April 23, 2010


SEH America president donates "Royce Pollard Japanese Friendship Garden" at Clark College

The Daily Insider, April 23, 2010


EvCC’s nursing program will add bachelors degrees

The Herald, April 24, 2010


Caspar Babypants & the co-ops: Sold-out South Seattle CC concert

Caspar Babypants is Chris Ballew, front man for Presidents of the United States of America.

West Seattle Blog, April 24, 2010


Walla Walla Community College student makes national academic team

Christina Stamper was among more than 1,500 nominees from across the country to be selected for the top awards.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, April 24, 2010


Seven to receive Clallam County Community Service Awards

[Dan] Wilder has served as a member of the Peninsula College Board of Trustees, donates and raises money for scholarships and speaks to students about the importance of education.

Peninsula Daily News, April 25, 2010


'Place names' book bolsters effort to preserve Nooksack language
Authors of the book are Allan Richardson, a Bellingham anthropologist who recently retired from teaching at Whatcom Community College for 33 years
The News Tribune, April 25, 2010


Highland Park Improvement Club wine event was in good taste

The Highland Park Improvement Club celebrated its Second Annual “Wine For Our Times” Saturday night ... The wine was made by the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle Community College.

West Seattle Herald, April 25, 2010


Agencies help two Spokane moms overcome addictions, chaotic lifestyles

DaVonne Edwards … is taking college-prep courses at Spokane Community College.

Spokesman Review, April 25, 2010


HCC student from Auburn earns top honor

Highline Community College student Wassan Singh, of Auburn, made the All-Washington Academic Team, which honors the top two students from each of the state’s 34 technical and community college for academic achievement and community service.  Joining Singh is fellow HCC student Anna Boyd, of Tukwila,

Auburn Reporter, April 26, 2010


Counselors crucial to Everett Community College, students say
A decision to overhaul the way Everett Community College provides counseling has struck a nerve. A parade of students last week urged college leaders to reconsider a plan to replace four counselors and spread six others across the campus.

The Herald, April 26, 2010


BTC, Whatcom brace for another round of budget cuts

While Bellingham Technical College and Whatcom Community College officials know they have to make more budget cuts, the exact amount to trim still isn't known.

The Bellingham Herald, April 26, 2010




Big budget cuts bring painful change to UW

Seattle PI, April 25, 2010



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