Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 29, 2010

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




Whatcom CC, Bellingham tech college look for ways to cut budgets

Whatcom Community and Bellingham Technical colleges are each cutting more than half a million dollars in spending this school year, but exactly how those cuts will be handled is still being discussed on both campuses.
Bellingham Herald, September 28, 2010


OC's Parking Lot Project Moves Forward With Two Holdouts

Olympic purchased 27 different properties to get the site for the lot, which will add 227 parking spaces and will be built with enough greenery to “mitigate any runoff into the sound,” said Barbara Martin, OC’s vice president of administrative services … Money to purchase the 27 properties came as part of the $30 million the state gave the college to build the Humanities and Student Services Building
Kitsap Sun, September 28, 2010


Editorial: Community college student aid is not expendable fluff

Now, community colleges here and around the nation are in the thick of a great campaign to lead economic recovery, at the very time their funding and staffing are under threat. In Ilwaco and throughout Southwest Washington, Grays Harbor College is on the front line of higher-education efforts,

Chinook Observer, September 28, 2010


Recession-Swelled Rolls Test Community Colleges

Community colleges get their few moments in the White House limelight next week when President Barack Obama and the vice president's wife, Jill Biden, convene a community-college summit ...  When the job market goes down, community-college enrollments go up; when you can't find a job, school looks attractive. … at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash., it's up 10.4%.

Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2010


College gets new arts and health space / The $19 million project was fully funded by the state Legislature’s capital budget

Flexibility. Flexibility. Flexibility.  This was the mantra Pierce College Puyallup administrators prescribed to when building the school’s brand new 61,000-square-foot Arts and Allied Health building …

Puyallup Herald, September 29, 2010


Lower Columbia College student named national Leader of Promise Scholar

Samantha Rintoul, 22, one of the college's 35 student tutors … was recognized last week for her stellar academics and work as a student tutor by Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges. She was one of 30 students, out of 383 applicants from across the nation, to be chosen as a 2010 Leader of Promise Scholar. Rintoul is one of only two recipients from the northwest.

The Daily News, September 29, 2010


Seattle Public Schools Receives $1.05 million Grant To Increase Student Achievement At Cleveland, Aki Kurose and Mercer
Description: Public Schools has received a $1.05 million, three-year Youth Engagement Zone grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to help improve academic and civic engagement for students attending STEM @ Cleveland, Aki Kurose Middle School and Mercer Middle School. … The grant will involve partnerships with three other organizations: Nature Consortium, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and South Seattle Community College.

The Seattle Medium, September 29, 2010


Local chefs inducted into honor society

Douglas Fisher – Fisher has been a culinary arts instructor at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at the Spokane Community College since 1975. He also serves as a banquet chef at Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Robert Lombardi – Lombardi is corporate executive chef for Black Rock Development and the Club at Black Rock and a culinary arts instructor at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College.

Spokesman Review, September 29, 2010


UW Bothell-Cascadia receives $745,000 from Department of Commerce

Snohomish County Business Journal, September 29, 2010





How to reform higher ed? Lawmakers hear reform options

The Governor's Higher Education Funding Task Force briefed lawmakers today on the various reform options that are being discussed to reset the state's role in higher education.

Seattle Post Globe, September 28, 2010



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