Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 7, 2010

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




Incredible Journey

Ambassador David Shinn … Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Alumnus and Foundation Trustee … transferred [to George Washington University] after graduating from Yakima Valley Community College in Washington, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He was named the Society’s Distinguished Alumnus in 1996, and was also honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the American Association of Community Colleges. … “When I attended Yakima Valley Community College its primary mission was preparatory for transfer,” he says. “I see the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation as an important tool to help qualified community college graduates complete their baccalaureate degrees and even graduate school.”

Phi Theta Kappa 2010 Visionary magazine


Training demand grows for people looking for jobs, new careers

“We’re seeing increased demand at Olympic College because of the economy downturn. Nationwide, there is record enrollment particularly at community and technical colleges and we’re seeing that here and entire Washington state,” said Teresa McDermott, director of Workforce Retraining and Work Integrated Learning at OC.

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, April 6, 2010


LCC duo juggles busy schedules, earns state academic honors

[Lower Columbia College’s Aaron] Grenz and [Melissa] Knudson have been named to the 2010 All Washington Academic Team, a scholarship program sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. Team members from 32 community and technical colleges around the state met Gov. Chris Gregoire in a March 25 ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College.

The Daily News, April 6, 2010


Seniors take advantage of free oil changes at YVCC
More than 40 senior citizens took advantage of free oil changes offered at Yakima Valley Community College Tuesday.

KNDO/KNDU, April 6, 2010


YVCC students, faculty mourn professor's death
[Kelly] Casey's teaching career at Yakima Valley Community College was cut short last Friday, when the 51 year old died from a brain injury sustained  from a racquetball accident last month at the Yakima YMCA

Yakima Herald-Republic, April 6, 2010


First of three college forums is Thursday
Eastern Washington University and Yakima Valley Community College are conducting community forums starting this week to discuss the possibility of four-year degrees in the Lower Valley.

Yakima Herald-Republic, April 6, 2010


BMW is coming! / Construction starts in June on Moses Lake carbon fiber plant 

[Gov. Gregoire] thanked the City of Moses Lake, the Port of Moses Lake, the Grant County PUD, the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce and Big Bend Community College for their efforts.

Columbia Basin Herald, April 7, 2010


Clover Park giving up radio station /KVTI 90.9-FM: WSU will take over June 1

The News Tribune, April 7, 2010


Hydroelectric Power Comes to Backyard

Rochester area resident, explains the function of his hydroelectric waterfall system to a group from Centralia College

Chronicle Online, April 7, 2010




Not a Consolation Prize

… taking a position at a two-year college involves more than just knowing the kinds of teaching involved. According to the Two-Year College Association’s position statement on “Guidelines for the Academic Preparation of English Faculty at Two-Year Colleges,” "[w]hat distinguishes the two-year college teacher-scholar is his or her dedication to open educational access, commitment to democratic participation and equity within higher education, and ability to help make these ideals a reality for highly diverse learners."

Inside Higher Ed, April 7, 2010


The 50 Most (Whatever) Colleges

If you can't beat college rankings, you might as well make up some of your own.

Chronicle of Higher Ed, April 7, 2010




Commentary: What's Really Going On in Olympia

Washington State Budget & Policy Center, Schmudget Blog, April 6, 2010


Secret Plan to End the Session / Dems Won’t Reveal Details, But You Know Someone's Gonna be Taxed

Washington Wire, April 6, 2010


Olympia can’t put off tough calls forever

The Herald, April 7, 2010


Boucher seeks 40th district House seat

The News Tribune, April 7, 2010


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