Friday, April 9, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 9, 2010

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




Wonder Women: Welcome To The Hall Of Fame

Patricia McKeown is another multitasking maven who seems to do accomplish more in each 24-hour period than most do in a week. Her position as the Vice President of Instruction at Bellingham Technical College aside …

Cascadia Weekly, page 12, March 17, 2010


Lighthouse Mission program graduate receives full-ride to Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Herald, April 8, 2010


Interview: Fitting the big picture into a cell

Sam Radakovitz went from making change at a mall arcade to making changes to a software program that’s used by 500 million people. ... I was 20 years old, straight out of Renton Technical College, where I went to school for computer science. I joined the Microsoft Access group at first and five years ago went to Excel.

On Windows newsletter, April 8, 2010


Four Tech Schools Named School of the Year Finalists

Tomorrow’s Technician magazine has named the four regional finalists for its 2010 School of the Year program. … Selected from some 300 applications … the four finalists were Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colo.; Caddo Career and Technical Center, Shreveport, La.; Spokane Community College, Spokane, Wash.; and Carroll County Career & Technology Center, Westminster, Md.

Tire Review, April 8, 2010


UW not rated military friendly

G.I. Jobs recently released its 2010 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, and the UW didn’t make the cut. The magazine for veterans transitioning to the workforce listed 25 schools from Washington, including Washington State University and North Seattle Community College.

UW Daily, April 8, 2010


The Importance of the Arts in Education

But the removal of arts education may end up backfiring, author Tina Beveridge of Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA., writes, because a narrow focus on just core academics can actually widen, not close, the existing achievement gap.

San Francisco Chronicle, April 8, 2010


Family And Friends See Fallen Soldier Come Home

Strangers lined the streets. Even Yakima Valley Community College dismissed classes for students to attend and show their support.

KIMA TV, April 8, 2010


Auburn's young Haugen vows to fight for own identity

Boxing remains a part of his young life. He is attending Green River Community College and holds down a steady job as a welder, a trade to fall back on.

Auburn Reporter, April 8, 2010


The rise of the Scottish Ninjas

What do you get when you mix two Kirkland guys, a Bellevue College computer class, samurai swords, kilts, guns, one "stoner" and alcohol? An adult cartoon - and that is not a joke.

Kirkland Reporter, April 9, 2010


He may borrow a tuba, but the talent's all his

Guidry credits his Pasco School District music teachers … as well as Columbia Basin College music teachers, for helping him hone his talent. …  Randy Hubbs, associate professor of music and director of bands at CBC, says Guidry is equally talented on the tuba and baritone sax.

Tri-City Herald, April 9, 2010




A look into the legality of unpaid internships

WWU Western Front, April 9, 2010




Finally, an end in sight for the Legislature

The News Tribune, April 9, 2010


Murray versus Rossi: The non-campaign has already turned dirty

Sen. Patty Murray quietly toured the Seattle Vocational Institute. She put students at ease, asking how they are building and rebuilding their lives. Murray missed no detail, from the range of ages among those training to be dental assistants to the number of women learning construction trades.

Seattle PI, April 9, 2010




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Report: Women Increasingly Choosing Dead-End Careers Over Dead-End Relationships,2460/


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