Thursday, August 19, 2010

News Links | August 19, 2010


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




Art center campaign still needs $520,000

The Wenatchee World, August 19, 2010

Wenatchee Valley College is closing in on its goal to build a new Center for Music and Art.


Grant helps Yakima Valley migrant families

KNDO/KNDU, August 19, 2010

Provider Partners, collaborators and supporters of this grant include: …Perry Technical Institute, Yakima Valley Community College, Catholic Family ...


EdCC hires vice president for finance and operations

Edmonds Beacon, August 19, 2010

Edmonds Community College has hired Kevin McKay of Lynnwood as its vice president for finance and operations. McKay has served in the interim position since ...


Colleges Using Summer Months to Upgrade to e2Campus Unified ..., August 19, 2010

Some of the schools implementing e2Campus this summer include Augsburg College, Ave Maria School of Law, Central Texas College, Centralia College, ...


Women of Achievement program gets ditched

The Columbian, August 19, 2010

Clark College and YWCA Clark County announced they are discontinuing their annual “Women of Achievement” program after 26 years. ...


LCC softball roster will be loaded with Lassies

Longview Daily News, August 18, 2010

... state champion Kelso Lassies softball team are among six players who have inked letters of intent to play softball at Lower Columbia College this fall. ...


Pursuing his passion for lacrosse, Tahoma High graduate heads to ...

PNW Local News, August 18, 2010

Because he earned an associate's degree from Green River Community College through the Running Start program, Aas had enough credits going into Whittier to ...


Local libraries network with colleges, universities

Blaine Northern Light, August 18, 2010

... will soon allow residents who have a library card at any Bellingham Public Library ... including Bellingham Technical College, Northwest Indian College, ...


Community Forum On Excellence And Equity In Education

Seattle Medium, August 18, 2010

24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Highline Community College. Phenomenal experts like Dr. Mary Ruth Colman from the University of North Carolina and Dr. ...


Blaine teen plans bike benefit and barbecue to help girl with leukemia, August 18, 2010

The 17-year-old, who hopes to own a bakery some day, will soon begin her second year at Bellingham Technical College in the Running Start program and is ...


41 and in charge: Murray set to continue Cascadia’s success

Redmond Reporter, August 17, 2010

Officially, Aug. 12, the day he talked with the Reporter, marked Redmond resident Eric Murray’s fourth day on the job as president of Cascadia Community College in Bothell.





Seeking Honorable Mention

Inside Higher Ed, August 19, 2010

The Community College Baccalaureate Association's announcement this summer that it would affiliate with the Golden Key International Honor Society seemed like the happy ending to a Goldilocks-style story. After having been spurned by one honor society for being too much like two-year institutions and another for being too much like four-year universities, the bachelor-degree granting community colleges seemed finally to have found a society that was "just right."


Can You Hear Me Now?

Inside Higher Ed, August 19, 2010

As a professor, how do you get dropout-prone college students to stay in school? Give them your cell phone number. How do you get professors to promptly field text messages, calls and e-mails from students? Buy them smartphones and pay for the service plan.


Open Access and the Library's Missing Mission

Inside Higher Ed (blog), August 18, 2010

Dorothea Salo has an interesting post at the Book of Trogool. She wonders about the mission of academic libraries, and about one paradox in particular: Can libraries support the open access movement by reallocating funds from paying for content to providing support for open access publications, or does that somehow go against the library's mission to support its local clientele?




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