Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 5, 2010


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




CPTC to help more plus 50 learners

The Suburban Times, October 5, 2010

Clover Park Technical College will be helping more plus 50 adults complete college and attain the skills they need to get hired thanks to a new grant from Lumina Foundation for Education and support from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Plus 50 Initiative.



Raiders reunite with community

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, October 4, 2010

There were smiles on the faces of the soldiers and leaders from the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division “Raiders” as they greeted their Adopt-A-Company partners at a social Sept. 23 at the Lakewood City Hall. … “It was very humbling to hear and see on the video just a piece of what this unit did over there,” said June Stacey-Clemons, head of student services at Clover Park Tech College. “They were thanking us for our support when it is really these guys who have sacrificed so much.”…



Community college focus

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, October 5, 2010

Community colleges always have taken a back seat to their four-year counterparts in ... where Edmonds Community College set up a program to assist laid-off ...



Local jazzmen, caterers to celebrate Marsalis, New Orleans

Peninsula Daily, October 5, 2010

"Ellis Marsalis: A Night in New Orleans" is this year's American Conversations program presented by the Peninsula College Foundation in the campus' Little ...



Men in Dance Festival Back to Bulk up Support for...Men In Dance

Seattlest, October 5, 2010

…Spanning two weekends at the Broadway Performance Hall on the Seattle Central Community College Campus, the festival is a means to showcase both Seattle's established and emerging choreographers while fostering a sense of family in the male dance community. …



The Beauty Beatdown Breakdown

Olympian, October 5, 2010

Three Olympic College students competed in the Miss West Sound pageant Saturday at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, each with their own individual reasons, but with a common interest of serving their community and progressing their education.



Veteran Student Success target of grant for Pierce College

The Suburban Times, October 4, 2010

On Wednesday, Pierce College was notified it had been selected to receive a three-year, $364,000 grant from the federal Department of Education to develop a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.



PR: TCC to announce largest private gift ever, introduce donor on Oct. 6

The Suburban Times, October 4, 2010

Tacoma Community College will announce the largest private gift in the 45-year history of the college Wednesday, Oct. 6. at noon. http://www.thesubtimes.com/2010/10/04/pr-tcc-to-announce-largest-private-gift-ever-introduce-donor-on-oct-6/


College trustees will keep plans to build near Wells House

The Wenatchee World Online, October 4, 2010

By a unanimous vote, the Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees decided to stay the course and build a $6.6 million music ...



Workfirst still serves students despite cutbacks

Olympian, October 4, 2010

July 2009 the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges decided Olympic College Workfirst had to offer a life skills and job training program. ...



Conquering a mountain of struggles

Olympian, October 4, 2010

The Students in Need Group opened its doors at Olympic College in January with the goal of aiding students in need and acting as an information and referral ...



Plemmons puts heaps of healthy foods on students' plates

Olympian, October 4, 2010

After visiting Washington DC, with 99 other chefs, to meet with Michelle Obama, chef instructor Chris Plemmons of Olympic College's Bremerton campus helped ...







Obama Addresses White House Summit on Community Colleges

The Huffington Post, October 5, 2010

President Barack Obama called Tuesday for community colleges to produce an additional 5 million graduates by 2020 as he convened a White House summit to spotlight the two-year institutions he said are more important than ever to the country’s competitiveness.



Americans pleased with community colleges, poll finds

King5.com, October 5, 2010

The vast majority of Americans feel it is better for some students to go to community college instead of a four-year school, according to a new poll by The Associated Press and Stanford University released Tuesday.



Big-Name Companies To Help Colleges Train Workers

The Huffington Post, October 5, 2010

As the White House stages a first-of-its-kind community college summit Tuesday, the Obama administration is proposing that stronger partnerships between two-year public colleges and big-name U.S. employers such as McDonald’s and The Gap will help better match workers with jobs during the economic recovery and beyond.



Local Educators, Pres. Obama Promoting Community Colleges

KIRO Seattle, October 5, 2010

“We're key to workforce development and getting people back to work,” said Jill Wakefield with Seattle Community Colleges. Wakefield, the Chancellor for ...



Historic White House Summit to Put Community Colleges in the Spotlight

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 5, 2010

College presidents, business leaders, philanthropists, and others will discuss how the institutions can help meet the needs of the nation's evolving work force.



Raining on the Parade

Inside Higher Ed, October 5, 2010

As community colleges are celebrated at White House summit, for-profit colleges go on the offensive.



Will Faculty Voices Be Heard?

Inside Higher Ed, October 5, 2010

Professors will participate in the White House summit on community colleges, but some of them remain concerned about the agenda.



Transgender Athletes, College Teams

Inside Higher Ed, October 5, 2010

As NCAA studies the issue, advocates call for national standard for when students should have options to play on men's or women's squads.





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