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News Links | August 23, 2010


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YVCC receives grant for winery and vineyard technology program

KNDO/KNDU, August 23, 2010

Yakima Valley Community College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to redesign its Wine and Vineyard Technology Program over the next few years.


Community colleges to welcome 20 instructors and administrators ...

Vinton Today, August 23, 2010

Highline Community College in Washington State and Kapi'olani Community College in Hawai'i will host the educators in the pilot year of the new project. ...


Off beat: One high school diploma not nearly enough for former teacher

The Columbian, August 23, 2010

He decided to resume his formal education and enrolled at Clark College. After two quarters, Bauer joined the Navy and served during the Korean War. ...


Initiative aims to curb truancy, dropout rates in Tri-Cities, August 23, 2010

Schools throughout the Tri-Cities have signed on as partners, along with Columbia Basin College and United Way. Fast Forward is part of the national Models ...


New Prosser superintendent is homegrown talent

Yakima Herald-Republic, August 22, 2010

She earned her associate's degree at the Grandview campus of Yakima Valley Community College, then her bachelor's at the same place through a collaboration ...


WWCC's Rivers selected for Diamond softball award

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, August 22, 2010

Shaila Rivers, Walla Walla Community College Rivers helped lead the Warriors to a league tournament berth this season by coming up big at the plate with a ...


Peninsula College men's and women's soccer teams in intense battles for positions

Peninsula Daily News, August 17, 2010

… The right-hand man of Peninsula College men's soccer coach Andrew Chapman during much of the past four years, Anderson has witnessed it first hand.


TCC among nation’s top “military friendly” schools again

The Suburban Times, August 22, 2010

Tacoma Community College has been named a “Military Friendly School,” placing it in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the second consecutive year the college has earned the “Military Friendly” designation.


Car Show Helps Provide Scholarship to BTC

Bellingham Herald, August 22, 2010

(scroll to 5th story)

… donates a scholarship to a student in the automotive program at Bellingham Technical College….


Looking for challenges: Martinson competes without legs lost in ...

Seattle Times, August 21, 2010

Martinson, who was a junior linebacker on Sumner's 1965 state championship team, was going to play football at Yakima Valley Community College. ... got degrees from Green River Community College and ….


Budget cuts affect Columbia Basin College students

KNDO/KNDU, August 20, 2010

Enrollment continues for Columbia Basin College but now students are having a hard time getting classes. College budget cuts are taking a toll on everyone …


Big Bend volleyball hopes for net improvement

Columbia Basin Herald, August 20, 2010

Taking a moment to put the past in perspective, the 2009 volleyball season for the Big Bend Community College (BBCC) Lady Vikings …





Blinding Technology of Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed, August 23, 2010

Online learning is often heralded as a way to make college an option for people who would not otherwise have the money or mobility to access it. But for blind students, online learning can present more obstacles than opportunities — especially as e-learning materials become more technologically sophisticated.


Universities raise tuition, make cuts during crisis

Seattle PI, August 23, 2010

Some students are seeking refuge from tuition increases at community colleges, and the two-year schools report being stretched to the seams by applicants.


'Skills gap' imperils community colleges

Herald.Net, August 22, 2010

Their charters broadened over the years and they became increasingly attuned to the educational needs of the workplace and the community … and became community colleges.


A Graphic Text

Inside Higher Ed, August 20, 2010

Jeremy Short’s students read comic books in class. Then they take exams, do well, and finish the semester with an understanding of the fundamentals of business management. In an effort to make dry content more interesting, Short co-wrote a set of two graphic novels together with Talya Bauer, professor of management at Portland State University, and Dave Ketchen, professor of management at Auburn University. The second of their books was released this summer.


Emmert to leave UW on Sept. 30, relinquish $700,000

Seattle Times, August 19, 2010

Mark Emmert's last day as president of the University of Washington will be Sept. 30, and he won't lose a month's worth of his salary under an agreement reached with the university's board of regents Thursday.





To whom will it be accountable?

Guest commentary, Herald.Net, August 21, 2010

Gov. Chris Gregoire recently appointed a Higher Education Task Force. It has many laudable goals, including making higher education funding more reliable and making colleges more affordable.



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