Monday, May 17, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 17, 2010

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




Pierce College dedicates new building
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom dedicated its new Rainier Science and Math Building Wednesday afternoon …

The Suburban Times, May 12, 2010


Writer Heidi Durrow to deliver Clark College commencement address 

The Daily Insider [second story], May 12, 2010


Highline College's "GlobalFest" 2010 Is Like Traveling Around The World
Going to Highline Community College's "GlobalFest 2010 was like traveling around the world, no passport required!  Students were eager to share information about their unique traditions, games and entertainment.

The Waterland Blog, May 12, 2010


State [HEC] Board Approves WSU's Engineering Program at OC

Olympic College and Washington State University have the approval of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board to begin a partnership that will allow students to get bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering by attending classes on OC's campus.

Kitsap Sun, May 13, 2010


Q&A: Gov. Gregoire on tech, taxes, transit

We in this state have identified three sectors that we consider to be the jobs of tomorrow. They are in green, they are in health care, and they are in high-tech. So we're doing everything we can to get ourselves ready. So we're enhancing our slots in our community and technical colleges, in our four-year universities, particularly those we call the high-demand.
TechFlash, May 14, 2010


Aerospace center to open June 7

The training the center will provide, in partnership with community colleges and universities, will be driven by workforce supply and demand.

The Herald, May 14, 2010


Early College fueling futures
About 30 native students are enrolled in the school … where they earn both high school credit from North Kitsap School District and college credit through Olympic College.

North Kitsap Herald, May 14, 2010


WSUV's first four-year class receives degrees

"The neat thing about this is the options that students here in Southwest Washington have," [WSU Vancouver Chancellor Hal Dengerink]  said. "You can go to Clark College for two years and transfer here. Students can do a co-admission, which means all the courses they take (at Clark) count toward graduation here. Students can go to Clark College on our campus; Clark offers several different classes here. Students can take general education courses here, just as they would downtown, and stay here for their junior and senior years."

The Columbian, May 15, 2010


Longview man designs high-end concept cars out of his home
He's taking a class at Lower Columbia College on computer numerical control (CNC) machines so that he can operate a computer-aided design program and program milling and lathe machines to cut metal.

Longview Daily News, May 16, 2010


OPINION: Success isn't always measured by degrees

Sadly, and to the disadvantage of a generation of students, it couldn't overcome a prevailing public conviction that anything but a four-year degree equaled intellectual deficiency. Tech prep was suspected of being a scheme to divert some youngsters from the cherished college track, and it never won the enthusiasm it deserved.

Spokesman-Review, May 16, 2010


Before Pierce County deputy's gunfire, a 'fractured' family / Retired LCC dean, wife killed in Pierce County shooting
Monty Multanen … and his wife later moved to Vancouver, Wash., and he served six years as dean of vocational education at Lower Columbia College, according to the college's president, Jim McLaughlin. "He was just a wonderful guy. A very gentle man," McLaughlin said. "I don't think I ever heard him raise his voice."

Longview Daily News, May 16, 2010


Highline College's MaST Center Will Release Giant Octopus June 5th
Highline Community College's Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center is getting ready to say goodbye to Georgette, Giant Pacific Octopus that has been calling the center home since November …

The Waterland Blog, May 17, 2010


Highline College in Des Moines names King as outstanding alum
Deborah King credits former Highline Community College Professor Dr. Robin Buchan for helping her on the path to success.

Highline Times, May 17, 2010


CBC gets $275000 for math, science
Columbia Basin College in Pasco is sharing in a five-year, $2.5 million grant aimed at helping under-represented students earn four-year degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, May 17, 2010


CBC trustee honored by state association
Columbia Basin College trustee Wayne Martin has been named Trustee of the Year by the state's Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges.

The News Tribune, May 17, 2010


EvCC prepares to be nonsmoking campus

Everett Herald, May 17, 2010





10 most profitable college majors and highest paying college degrees

Wallet Pop, May 10, 2010


10 lowest paying college majors

Wallet Pop, May 13, 2010


Hispanic dropouts less likely to earn GEDs than blacks or whites, report finds

Washington Post, May 13, 2010


College for all? Experts say not necessarily

They say technical training, two-year schools should be options

MSNBC, May 13, 2010


OPINION: Higher ed (gasp!) gets campaign TV time

Oregonian, May 16, 2010


Plan B: Skip College

The New York Times, May 16, 2010


Community Colleges' Unfunded Mandate

Government and foundation leaders push agenda to improve completion rates, but budget cuts are eroding the very programs the experts say are vital.

Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2010


Educational Attainment Rises Among All Americans: Demographic Shift Could Pose Challenges for Schools

Education Week, May 19, 2010


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