Friday, October 22, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 22, 2010

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




Students Still Waiting for Financial Aid
The recession still has a tight grip on local students. Yakima Valley CC is breaking records for the number of students asking for financial aid. . As more students ask for aid, the money is quickly running out. State need grants are gone, and work study was depleted a long time ago. Government-supported loans and Pell grants are about all that's left. … YVC students are not the only ones affected. Most colleges in our state are seeing delays on financial aid. At Wenatchee Valley College, it's gotten so bad the financial aid office is now closed on Fridays so staff can spend more time trying to catch up on all the paperwork

KIMA CBS 29, October 21, 2010


Board approves new student fees

The Walla Walla Community College Board of Trustees this week unanimously approved a series of student fees that will generate about $500,000 a year in new revenue.
Bellingham Herald, October 22, 2010


Edmonds to get new Dick’s Drive-In

Or maybe ‘Edmonds Community College gets new student, staff benefit’

Edmonds Beacon, October 21, 2010


Centralia College Foundation becomes new land steward

Protect it from development and use it for academic research [are the goals] for about 20-acres of land outside of Centralia [to be] owned by the Centralia College Foundation.

KELA AM, October 22, 2010


Nearly $1 million grant helps Bellingham college's nursing programs

A nearly $1 million grant will enable Bellingham Technical College to bring more students into its nursing program over the next three years. …  With the grant, which is being managed by Everett Community College, the school can maintain room for 100 practical nursing students and increase the number of registered nursing students to 60 per year.

Bellingham Herald, October 22, 2010


Column: Of Higher Ed and Lower Cleavage

Here at Olympic College and other American post-secondary colleges and universities, students scramble each year for jobs, loans and scholarships to pay for their education. … In Western European countries, a person who qualifies has the opportunity for post-secondary education if he chooses. After the first 13 years of schooling, a student who hasn’t already chosen to prepare for a trade may go on to a university …
Kitsap Sun, October 21, 2010


Seattle's Book Bindery: bound for (four star?) glory

The Book Bindery [restaurant] is bound for glory, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. What? You've never heard of the darling dinner house along the south shore of the Ship Canal?  … It was [Patric Gabre-Kidan] who convinced Mike and Sumi Almquist to hire his talented pal Shaun McCrain, a local guy (and Seattle Central Community College culinary school-grad) whose lengthy tenure at Thomas Keller's Per Se -- among other temples of haute cuisine -- help explain the stunner of a meal I ate here.

Seattle Times, October 21, 2010


Auburn Police and Green River Community College team up to deter thieves

Team members found unlocked doors, car keys visible through the windows, cameras, wallets and purses, not to mention electronic gizmos like iPods, GPS devices, radar detectors and stereos sitting in plain sight like low-hanging fruit, ripe for the picking.

Auburn Reporter, October 21, 2010 matches students with scholarships

[Community and technical college foundations are encouraged to list their scholarships soon for the approaching scholarship season.]  A new website run by a public/private partnership of nonprofits and the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) aims to help Washington scholarship-givers and scholarship-seekers find one another. The service is free. … Jeffrey Hill, a 42-year-old Grays Harbor resident, used to find two $1,000 scholarships to help pay for a two-year associate degree at Grays Harbor College. .

Seattle Times, October 22, 2010




Our Obligation to Adapt

College instructors and leaders must change our ways if we're to connect with today's technology-enabled students, writes Robert Eisinger.

Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2010


Somewhere Along the Line

New study explores what a student's entry point into remedial pipeline can tell educators about his or her chance of success

Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2010


Changing Course

With their new online remedial courses, Blackboard is betting that community colleges will put aside reservations against outsourcing academics

Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2010



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