Thursday, May 20, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 19-20, 2010

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




Clark College honors April Student Athletes of the Month

The Daily Insider [third story],  May 17, 2010


SCC Film Faculty Blaze Trail at SIFF
This year’s  Seattle International Film Festival includes the work of all of the Shoreline Community College film/video instructors – Tony Doupé, Kristofor Boustedt and Ruth Gregory.

Shoreline Area News, May 18, 2010


Walla Walla Community College to cut pair of programs / Cuts part of effort to fill gap in state funding

Walla Walla Community College will be cutting two programs next year, resulting in two layoffs, in response to a $1.1 million reduction in state funding.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, May 18, 2010


Local man is 54 and cooking up a new career

Dan Shames, 54, will be getting his culinary degree from South Seattle Community College in June. It's a major career switch; he was a high-end jewelry designer for 32 years. But after having to close his Fourth Avenue shop in 2006, and facing unemployment for a year, he's happy to have found a new passion — and job — once again.

Seattle Times, May 18, 2010


Johnson becomes [Spokane] community colleges chancellor

Spokesman Review, May 18, 2010


College faculty win $31000 in awards
The Peninsula College Foundation and the Peninsula College Office for Instruction awarded more than $31,000 in grants to college faculty for research and development according to Mary Hunchberger, executive director of college advancement and the foundation.

Sequim Gazette, May 19, 2010$31,000_in_awards


Using trauma to teach

…  mock car crash at Big Bend Community College, which attracted more than 100 people for the fourth annual Community Partnership Against Substance Abuse Awareness Day

Othello Outlook, May 19, 2010


YVCC gets $275,000 grant
Yakima Valley Community College gets a $275.000 boost to help underrepresented minority students.
KNDO TV, May 19, 2010


Enrollment forces changes

Additional students at South Puget Sound CC leads to more work, new hours for services.

The News Tribune, May 19, 2010


Editorial: College costs climbing to pay for other programs

In some ways, higher education is used as a bank by the Washington Legislature -- at least by the Democratic caucus. Sometimes the Democrats make a little extra deposit, but then, like the past two years, they yank it back.  It's a heck of a way to run universities and colleges. To deal with the shortfall this year, Columbia Basin and other community colleges are raising tuition 7 percent. CBC is cutting 100 classes taught by part-time faculty.

Tri-City Herald, May 20, 2010




OP-ED:  Wanted: Man, or woman, to unite Washington's universities

The next president of the University of Washington must drive an ongoing state conversation about higher-ed funding. The state's six presidents of four-year colleges and universities need to unite and present a similar message, a face with one voice

Seattle Times, May 19, 2010


Job picture brightens; older workers struggle

Seattle Times, May 19, 2010


Connecting Students to Aid

Community college students, though more likely to be eligible for aid, are less likely to apply for it than peers at four-year institutions, report says.

Inside Higher Ed, May 20, 2010


UC seeks $500 million in administrative, purchasing and energy savings

Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2010,0,481417.story




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