Friday, October 1, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 1, 2010

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




High school girls learn about product manufacturing
Educators say the reason why most girls don't know about the world of manufacturing is because it's been dominated by men. But teachers and students are hoping to change that after an event today at Columbia Basin College where students got to manufacture a product themselves.

KVEW TV, September 29, 2010


Edmonds Community College volunteers give one-on-one help

They teach English as second language and prepare students for GED tests. … The classes aim to prepare students for college-level courses and ultimately for better-paying jobs in the community.

The Herald, September 30, 2010


Wenatchee kindergartners learn about trees through hands-on exercises

Wenatchee kindergartners who attended the Wenatchee Tree Walk on Tuesday outside Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College participated in several different activities. [Cutest Photos of the Week prize]

Wenatchee World, September 30, 2010


Eight decades of education at Grays Harbor College

“In my work, I meet people in the community day after day who credit [Grays Harbor] college with making the difference in their lives, responsible for where they are today -- people in business, people in education, people in various kinds of professions. … It just is really pleasing to be part of an institution that has served the community for so many years and continues to do that," Brewster said.

The Daily World, September 30, 2010


Tom Koenninger, editor emeritus of The Columbian, dies

… Koenninger was a member of Washington’s State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

The Columbian, October 1, 2010





Washington higher ed officials worry about ‘brain drain’

HEC Board report here

Puget Sound Business Journal, September 27, 2010


Following Finland's lead on education

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, September 29, 2010


Adjunct Faculty Members Feel Left Out of White House's Community-College Summit

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2010


Phyllis Wise takes over as interim president at the UW

Seattle Times, October 1, 2010


The Graduation Limitation

Association's report documents flaws in sources of data on college degree completion -- without proposing any solutions, critics say.

Inside Higher Ed, October 1, 2010





Fromhold loses leukemia battle

The Columbian, September 30, 2010





This is a news website article about a scientific paper

Guardian UK, September 27, 2010


Middle-Age Center Provides Safe, Positive Place For Fortysomethings To Go After Work

The Onion, June 13, 2009, Issue 45-24,2745/


Quiet Riot Speaks Out Against Nation's Poor Metal Health Care

The Onion, September 30, 2010,18174/



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