Monday, October 25, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 25, 2010

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Bellevue College student wins national Leader of Promise scholarship

Bellevue College student Alexandra Moerdomo … has been awarded a $1,000 Leader of Promise scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa International honor society. … She was one of only 30 students nationwide to receive that honor.

Bellevue Reporter, October 24, 2010


Do training programs actually work?

Critics of the training programs contend more must be done to help dislocated workers find stable, family-wage jobs. But supporters argue that without training, people's chances of finding employment greatly diminish. "If we don't retrain for a skill, we don't have a chance," said David Gonzalez, manager of the Dislocated Worker program through the South Central Workforce Council. "That's the bottom line." … [Gary Huck] said he's grateful for the training he's received [at Yakima Valley CC] and believes his associate's degree helped him increase his earning potential. His only criticism is the short supply of on-the-job training, which gives people the experience many employers require.

Yakima Herald Republic, October 24, 2010


Clark County business briefs

Jada Rupley, associate superintendent for Children, Youth and Family Services at Education Service District 112, has been named to the Clark College board of trustees.

The Columbian, October 24, 2010


Whatcom CC trustee, foundation honors and board

Chuck Robinson was reappointed to the Whatcom CC board of trustees by Gov. Christine Gregoire on Oct. 4. … The Whatcom Community College Foundation honored the Excellence in Educational Giving Philanthropy Award recipients at its 2010 Donor Appreciation Breakfast: The Morse family was recognized with the Family Legacy Award. The foundation also presented two Leaders in Exceptional Giving Awards to St. Luke's Foundation and Charles and Phyllis Self.

Bellingham Herald, October 24, 2010


Bellevue College wins federal grant for electronic textbooks

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Bellevue College a $783,000 grant to pilot “The 21st Century Bookstore,” a new strategy to lower costs for college students by renting netbook laptops preloaded with electronic textbooks. … Bellevue College is the only college or university in the nation to earn support under both rounds of FIPSE funding for textbook rental pilot projects.

Bellevue Reporter,  October 25, 2010


A holiday fable to lift student spirits

Nearly 100 students attending community colleges and trade and technical schools have benefited from the foundation’s three decades of giving, he said. Each year, one to three scholarships of $1,500 (spread over a two-year period) are awarded to students … Most students receiving scholarships and grants attend Wenatchee Valley College, but students at other schools and institutions also are considered each year.

The Wenatchee World, October 25, 2010


Centralia College wraps up accreditation review

KELA AM, October 25, 2010





EDITORIAL: Less funding for more students can't continue

Daily Record (Ellensburg), October 23, 2010

Citizenship for Students | United States:  Coming Out Illegal

What happens when college students without papers reveal their status in public and put themselves on the line?

New York Times MAGAZINE, October 24, 2010

Column: K-12 just as valuable as higher education

The Herald, October 24, 2010


So Far, So Good

Predictions of calamity in transition to government-based student lending have not come to pass. But U.S. faces another daunting task: helping colleges help borrowers avoid default.

Inside Higher Ed, October 25, 2010


Over It Yet? Privacy, That Is

Recent incidents demonstrate that students have no idea about the implications of their lives online.

Inside Higher Ed, October 25, 2010




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