Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 10, 2010

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




Jobless Benefits About To Run Out

To sharpen her skills and be considered a competitive candidate, [Mahala Collins is] taking college prep courses at Spokane Community College. Given her financial situation, the courses are free and she is expected to complete them in May. But without benefits to help her pay for rent, Collins says she will be homeless.

KHQ 6 Spokane, November 9, 2010


TCC Early Learning Center awarded $30K grant

The Early Learning Center at Tacoma Community College has been awarded a $30,000, grant from The Bamford Foundation of Tacoma. The grant will fund improvements to the learning center's outdoor play area and help support center operations.

Tacoma Daily Index, November 9, 2010


Poor economy boosting local college enrollment

Peninsula College's president said the college is doing well with a boom of construction and another boom of enrollment.

Dr. Tom Keegan said the college is abuzz again this year with a record number of students.

KONP Radio, November 10, 2010


Drama program at EdCC may be cut

The curtain could come down on Edmonds Community College’s drama program. College President Jack Oharah has  proposed axing the program as part of mid-year budget cuts required by the state

The Herald, November 10, 2010


Lower Columbia College President Jim McLaughlin to retire in 2011

Lower Columbia College President Jim McLaughlin announced Tuesday he will retire in September 2011. The two-year college's board of trustees said in a statement it will begin a nationwide search for McLaughlin's replacement.

The Daily News, November 10, 2010


The Vermont connection: Goddard College president eager to expand programs in PT

[Goddard’s] President was in the Port Townsend area last week for several days of discussions that involved local government officials, Fort Worden leaders and Peninsula College president Tom Keegan, with whom Goddard is negotiating a partnership.

The Port Townsend Leader, November 10, 2010


Recipes from near and far for your festive table

The Seattle Times has again partnered with the pros at Seattle Central Community College to whip up a package of holiday-ready recipes

Seattle Times, November 10, 2010





Too Nice to Land a Job

Research finds that letters of recommendation for women seeking faculty jobs tend to include "communal" or "emotive" words that -- even if used positively -- turn off search committees.

Inside Higher Ed, November 10, 2010





Rep. Miloscia challenging Chopp for speaker

The Seattle Times, November 10, 2010


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