Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 2, 2010

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




State budget shortfalls take a toll on Bellingham schools

Whatcom Community College is experiencing record enrollments this year, serving 3,700 to 3,800 full-time-equivalent students, said Ray White, WCC vice president for administrative services. At the same time, the state is only providing funding for 2,500. … All major new capital projects at state community and technical colleges are on hold, including a $40-million building project at WCC. That delay won’t affect the college right away, but in about six years campus will be pretty cramped, White said.

Bellingham Business Journal Today, October 28, 2010



Clover Park Technical College instructors [and staff] start furloughs

Staff and faculty feel budget cuts at home and in their paychecks during new, mandatory, unpaid time-off.

Lakewood Patch, October 28, 2010



Highline Community College welcomes Chinese college presidents

Highline Community College President Jack Bermingham welcomed Chinese college presidents and administrators to campus … as part of Vocational Education Leadership Training program, an international training program for Chinese administrators.

Auburn Reporter, November 1, 2010



Why are young Fil-Ams doing poorly in school?
Dr. Anthony Barretto Ogilvie, executive dean of the Seattle Central Community College’s Continuing and Professional Education department, spearheaded the study in the 10 urban areas highly populated by Filipinos in the US.

Asian Journal, November 1, 2010



Editorial: Grandview library lets city, college declare victory
A college wins, a city wins, the students win, the residents win and the taxpayers win. That's a lot of victories chalked up in Grandview as work begins on a new $4 million library that will be jointly owned and operated by Yakima Valley Community College and the city of Grandview.

Yakima Herald-Republic, November 1, 2010



YVCC student volunteers at Sunnyside Community Hospital

Though [Samantha Bridger] is still a college student, the volunteer experience has given her the chance to explore careers and opportunities in her chosen field.  … when [WSU] did not offer some necessary classes, Bridger elected to enroll at Yakima Valley Community College

Daily Sun News, November 1, 2010


Sustainability Success Stories

Cultivating sustainable agriculture and cooking — economically producing healthy food that does not harm the environment — is an increasingly viable job creation strategy across the country. At Seattle Central Community College, the Seattle Culinary Academy has been vital to building the city’s sustainable foods industry.

Community College Week, November 1, 2010



HCC receives nearly $1.09 million to expand education, employment services

Highline Community College's ACHIEVE program has been awarded nearly $1.09 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help students with intellectual disabilities attend and succeed in college.

South Sound Business Examiner, November 1, 2010



Whatcom County attorney wins annual professional woman award

Whatcom Women in Business announced its 28th Annual Professional Woman of the Year award has been given to Nancy Ivarinen … a staff attorney with Northwest Justice Project … and director of the Paralegal Studies Program and instructor at Whatcom Community College.
Bellingham Herald, November 1, 2010



Peace Garden on SSCC Campus gets international designation

South Seattle Community College’s Coenosium Rock Garden has been named a Peace Garden by Gardens for Peace, an Atlanta, Georgia-based, non-profit organization that identifies and links gardens worldwide. The selected gardens are designated as places for meditation and as symbols for peace.

West Seattle Herald, November 1, 2010



CCC, UWB launch social network for ridesharing       

Cascadia Community College and UW Bothell recently announced their partnership with Zimride to launch a social network for ridesharing.

The Woodinville Weekly, November 1, 2010



New grand piano for Tacoma Community College sees multiple concerts

Thanks to an unexpected budget surplus (who has those, these days?) Tacoma Community College music department has been able to purchase a new grand piano, which will debut in four upcoming piano concerts, featuring local performers in different genres.

The News Tribune, November 2, 2010



Des Moines author, keynote speaker named as Highline College trustee

Best-selling author and award-winning international keynote speaker Debrena Jackson Gandy, of Des Moines, has been appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to serve on the Highline Community College Board of Trustees.

Federal Way News, November 2, 2010





The Fine Art of Charm

For college presidents, personal charm is a double-edged sword that must be wielded deftly, walking a fine line between charm and cheese. Humor: Tired of telling that joke? Not as tired as people are of hearing you tell it. Humility: Share the credit when things go right. Don't be afraid to say you're wrong. Affability: Avoid the ivory tower by being yourself. Spontaneity: Lose the talking points. Go from the gut. Star quality: DO advocate enthusiastically for your college. DON’T forget that the college is the story, not you.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2010


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Older Workers Face Tough Times In The Job Market

KUOW FM, November 1, 2010



University of Washington employees asked to empty their trash

KIRO Radio, November 1, 2010






Higher Ed in the Next Congress

With Republicans likely to gain the majority in one or both chambers today, colleges face a future of funding cuts, pressure for greater accountability.

Inside Higher Ed, November 2, 2010




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