Friday, October 29, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 29, 2010

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




Improving job prospects through school has hefty price

At Spokane Community College, where enrollments have surged, financial aid director Tammy Zibell says she’s seen more applications for aid than in any year of her 16-year career. And State Need Grant money is already scarce this year, she said in a recent interview. “We’re really low on that,” she said. “I don’t actually at this point know if I’ll have any left after fall quarter – or maybe winter.”

Spokesman Review, October 20, 2010


Welcome pole greets visitors with open arms

A hand-carved “Welcome Pole” now greets those entering the House of Learning Longhouse at Peninsula College.

Sequim Gazette, October 27, 2010


7 NW colleges unite to form local higher-ed coalition
Everett Community College is joining six other colleges and universities to form the Northwest Higher Education Coalition, a group working together to increase higher education opportunities in northwestern Washington. The coalition includes Bellingham Technical College, Everett Community College, Northwest Indian College, Olympic College, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University.

Snohomish County Business, October 28, 2010


EdCC Foundation establishes endowed scholarship for Jack and Elaine Oharah

Edmonds Community College plans a retirement party for college president Jack Oharah ... The Edmonds Community College Foundation has also established a scholarship to honor Oharah and plans to raise $200,000 for the endowment. 

Edmonds Beacon, October 28, 2010


EdCC receives federal boost: $7 million
Edmonds Community College will begin an innovative $7 million program to train low income adults in Snohomish County to fill critical jobs in health care that will become a model for Washington state.  In October, the college received word from the federal Department of Health and Human Services that it was awarded $1.4 million, for the first year, of the Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare (CATCH) program.

Edmonds Beacon, October 28, 2010


EdCC presidential search

After the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees named the three finalists for Edmonds Community College President: Marty Cavalluzzi, Don Doucette, and Jean Hernandez.

Edmonds Beacon, October 28, 2010


Olympic College Opens New Child Development Center
Child care on campus is crucial for the success of student parents, said Olympic College President David Mitchell. He quoted figures from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research that show that a quarter of college students nationwide are parents, and about 30 percent of those students attend community college.

Kitsap Sun, October 29, 2010





Community-College Group Says U. of Texas Is Wrongly Diverting Funds for Leadership Program

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 28, 2010

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To Improve Degree Completion, Scholars Suggest Focus on Metropolitan Areas and Prior Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 28, 2010


Nevada Higher Ed System Refuses to Submit New Budget Cut

Inside Higher Ed, October 29, 2010





Gates Family Battles Ballmer, Bezos on Washington Income Tax

Bloomberg, October 28, 2010




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I could care less: A loathed phrase turns 50

The Boston Globe, October 24, 2010


Yoda Bat (just because he’s cute and looks almost magical)



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