Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 5-6, 2010

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




Slice of Yakima: Recitation of word brings a third title

The statewide contest, sponsored by the Washington State Arts Commission and South Puget Sound Community College, took place March 20 in Olympia.

Yakima Herald, March 30, 2010



Auburn eighth-graders get a taste of college life

Last week, rockers, rappers and teachers converged on hundreds of Auburn, Kent and Highline school district students at Green River Community College with a simple message for their young ears. … Janet Holm, [Clover Park Technical College outreach coordinator] who helps coordinate the event, said 8th Grade College Exploration Day was really about “getting to these students before they give up on high school. Ruthie Schindler, Pierce College District outreach manager, led one of the workshops at which she presented students a limited amount of play money with instructions to stretch it to meet all their student needs.

Auburn Reporter, March 31, 2010



UW Environmental Innovation Challenge Picks Winning Ideas

$2,500 Honorable Mentions - NanoWave, North Seattle Community College (Produces highly efficient, patentable LED lightening solutions for nurseries, greenhouses and indoor growers.) … The event … welcomed 19 student teams representing the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Pacific University, Washington State University, Western Washington University, North Seattle Community College, and Green River Community College.

Seattle PI, April 2, 2010



Drawn to a life of art

After taking a year of classes in illustration at Spokane Falls Community College, Smith, 60, illustrated manuals, student study guides, slides and posters.

Spokesman Review, April 3, 2010



Chef steps up to plate to fuel favorite team

Jeremy Bryant, 37, who describes himself as a die-hard Seattle Mariners fan and "the one starting the wave," is the clubhouse chef for the Mariners. But the way he got the gig required a few extra practice swings. … "No way, I couldn't believe my heroes were eating food like this," recalled Bryant, a graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at South Seattle Community College.

CNN, April 4, 2010



You don't have to go to law school to be a lawyer
Margie Alumbaugh soon hopes to sit for the state bar exam even though the working mother of two never went to law school. … She previously worked as a secretary, attended Yakima Valley Community College and ran a day-care center from her home.

Yakima Herald-Republic, April 4, 2010



Bellevue College wins $3.4 million to train health IT workers

United States Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius has enlisted the talent and resources of Bellevue College to advance the widespread adoption and meaningful use of health information and technology. The award made to Bellevue College is related to new health IT workforce requirements and provides $3,364,798 to establish a multi-institutional consortium

Bellevue Reporter,  April 5, 2010



Bruce Lee remembered for more than his movies ‘Broke racial barriers’

In December 1960, Lee completed his high school education and received his diploma from Edison Technical School (now Seattle Central Community College, located on Capitol Hill, Seattle).

Arab Times, April 5, 2010



Moses Lake, Wash., selected for BMW parts plant

The factory will mean "good jobs - good manufacturing jobs," as Washington works to pull itself out of the recession, Gov. Chris Gregoire said. In addition, "It means that we are going to continue to lead when it comes to a green economy." …  Mayor John Lane said the city has been working with Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake to develop skilled workers.

Bismarck Tribune Online, April 6, 2010



Next Gig Harbor fire chief Burgess always wanted to be a firefighter

The story of Burgess’ ascent in the fire service began in 1986, when he enrolled at Bates Technical College for a two-year fire program. … During his time in Gig Harbor, Burgess said he fell in love with the area as he continued to take general classes at Tacoma Community College.

Peninsula Gateway, April 6, 2010



Dicks: Economy drives country’s mood

Ed Brewster, president of Grays Harbor College, mentioned the school's record enrollment. With the state cutting funding just as attendance skyrockets, ...

The Daily World, April 6, 2010



NWPR to manage college radio station in Lakewood

New opportunities for faculty, staff and students are anticipated after June, when Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) will assume responsibility for the programming and operations of KVTI, 90.9 FM, at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.

WSU Today, April 6, 2010



Labor Secretary cancels Seattle visit

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and a Solis stand-in went ahead with a tour of the Seattle Vocational Institute and met with students from construction, medical assistant and dental assistant programs

Seattle PI, April 6, 2010



Editorial: Farms -- Back to the future

Everett Community College associate faculty member Laura Wild worked with organizers of the Everett Farmers Market to expand the season last fall at the college.

The Herald, April 6, 2010 (Everett CC)



Student shines light on crab larvae research
Eberhart recently presented her research project at the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood..

Peninsula Gateway, April 6, 2010





Community colleges like attention, need money

Politicians and policymakers are lavishing unprecedented attention on community colleges, promoting them as engines to train workers in the recession and boost the country's college graduation rates.

Seattle Times, April 3, 2010



When Professors Get Their Politics

Inside Higher Ed, April 5, 2010





House passed furlough bill

TVW Capitol Record, April 2, 2010



Furlough bill goes to Senate

The News Tribune, April 3, 2010



Column: State lawmakers, like dead fish, have stayed long past their freshness date
The News Tribune, April 6, 2010



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