Friday, October 8, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 8, 2010

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State budget cuts expected to impact [State Need] grants

A nearly 6.3 percent across-the-board reduction in state spending will increase to 25,000 the number of students who won't receive a State Need Grant (SNG) this year, according to the Higher Education Coordinating Board. …  The community and technical college system funding has been reduced $127 million over the two-year period, and the latest 6.3 percent across-the-board cut brings the funding cuts to $167 million over the same period. That represents a 21 percent cut in state support, according to the SBCTC.

Tacoma Daily Index, October 8, 2010


Shoreline CC receives U.S. Dept of Education grant to support student veterans

Shoreline Community College has received a $370,000, three-year grant from The U.S. Department of Education to support military veterans returning to school.

 Shoreline Area News, Wednesday, October 6, 2010


$2.2M grant headed to CBC for upgrades
Columbia Basin College
will be able to update its Pasco campus with a $2.2 million state grant announced Thursday.  CBC is one of 45 public schools and school districts that will receive more than $31 million in grants from the state Jobs Act for Public K-12 and Higher Education.
Tri-City Herald, October 8, 2010


Shuttle astronaut to speak at CBC

[Story Musgrave will give] three talks at Columbia Basin College today, after offering to visit when he heard through astronomy circles that the director of the college’s observatory thought the astronaut would be perfect to help develop enthusiasm for a new plan to build a planetarium on campus.  His visit is planned not only to generate financial support to work toward a planetarium, but also to promote CBC’s astronomy program and increase awareness of math and science as a career.
Tri-City Herald, October 7, 2010


Ivan Garcia, the YVCC body president and his classmate David Uribe discovered after a research project they carried out in Maria Cuevas’s class, all the positive influence that these classes on Chicano studies cast on students.  [Marcos Pizarro’s research] helped many Chicanos realized that identity formation is a fundamental deciding factor in a Chicano student’s success or failure in school.  … A variety of Chicano study courses are available at Yakima Community College promoting a critical understanding of the roles of Chicanos in the history, culture, and politics of the United States.

Tu Decides, October 8, 2010

Astronaut advises Tri-City students to strive for their best
But the message Musgrave gave to middle- and high-school students at Columbia Basin College in Pasco is that it doesn't take a superhuman to accomplish great things -- it just takes being your best every day.  …The latter was part of his mission in Pasco, where he planned to help CBC officials get out the message about what a planetarium could do for people in the Tri-Cities.
Tri-City Herald, October 8, 2010

Conductor recognized following musical year

Clark College music department chair Don Appert is once again being recognized for his busy year. … Last month, Appert was rewarded for his eventful year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers with its annual ASCAPLUS Award.

The Columbian, October 8, 2010





WWU groups rally against budget cuts, urge votes in favor of education
Bellingham Herald, October 7, 2010


At Rallies Across the Country, Students Turn Out in Defense of Public Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 7, 2010


Be Their Guest

Iowa community college opens full-service training hotel on campus, while other two-year institutions find different ways to upgrade hospitality and culinary programs. [I’m thinking on-campus McMenamins-style complex with restaurant, hotel, pub, movie theater, wine-cellar and tasting room, live music venue, and spa.  Anyone, anyone?]

Inside Higher Ed, October 8, 2008





Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks

"Honestly, we never meant for things to go this far," said Professor Gene Haddlebury ... "We were young and trying to advance our careers, so we just started making things up: Homer, Aristotle, Socrates, Hippocrates, the lever and fulcrum, rhetoric, ethics, all the different kinds of columns—everything." 

The Onion, October 7, 2010,18209/


'Good Old Days' Traced Back To Single Weekend In 1948

The Onion, October 8, 2010,18210/


Area Woman Has More Than 200 Products To Help Calm Her

Twice a week she comes home from the mall with these body creams, aromatic candles, yoga DVDs, you name it.

The Onion, October 7, 2010,18205/



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