Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 13, 2010

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




Olympic College Foundation Raises More Than $75,000

Kitsap Sun, October 11, 2010


Big Bend awarded $3.2 million dollar grant

Big Bend Community College is receiving a 5-year Title V institutional grant worth $3.2 million dollars. The purpose of the grant is to expand educational opportunities for students residing 40 miles or more from the college via distance education and by improving existing programs.

Columbia Basin Herald, October 13, 2010

Mall merchants face uncertainty as EvCC expands

The Herald, October 13, 2010


Skagit Valley College honored as top college

Whidbey Examiner, October 13, 2010


Federal grant for LCC program extended for 5 years

Lower Columbia College will receive $368,951 annually over the next five years under a renewed federal [Student Support Services TRIO] grant that helps disabled, first-generation and low-income students earn college degrees.

The Daily News, October 13, 2010


Medical Brigade trip takes LCC students out of their comfort zone

Ben Hadlock of Portland, a pre-med student who transferred here from Portland State University … started the 13 member Lower Columbia College Medical Brigade club last January.  LCC’s is a rare community college brigade among 110 currently operating at colleges and universities including Duke, Notre Dame, Cornell and Johns Hopkins.

The Daily News, October 13, 2010


Employing inmates in Washington

Columbia Basin College is one of the places employing inmates [from Coyote Ridge Correctional Center work crews]. Bill Saraceno, the Senior VP of Administration at CBC says, "It gives them job skills and we've even hired several that have come out of the program when they've finished with their sentence and hired them as permanent employees here at the college.”

KNDO, October 13, 2010


Othello student wins $10,000 award [from Nordstrom]

Big Bend Community College faculty assisted Murillo in preparing her application and her interview for the scholarship, said Big Bend President Bill Bonaudi. It is a service available to college-bound high school students.

Columbia Basin Herald, October 13, 2010


Nursing grant to explore partnership
The Northwest Health Foundation has given Workforce Improvement with Immigrant Nurses program at the Clackamas Community College Harmony campus a $30,000 grant to explore, design and carry out a partnership with Clark College that hopefully will allow more nurses to be able to join the program.

The Clackamas Print, October 13, 2010





Delivering an Influx of Federal Dollars, Obama Administration Wants Results

The president promised and delivered more money, but his carrot-and-stick approach to financing colleges rankles some educators.

The Chronicle of Higher Education,  October 10, 2010

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Campus Talk: 'What It Is'?

After your students have moved on from "Whatever" to "My bad!," what comes next? David Galef explains the new blow-offs.

Inside Higher Ed, October 12, 2010



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