Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 24, 2010 ~*~ Happy Thanksgiving

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




As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless

“I say I'm a buggy-whip salesman," quipped Liz Hale, manager of bookstore services at Bellingham Technical College, in Washington, where she has been advocating changes in the campus store. "I personally believe that the textbook in its current incarnation is as obsolete as buggy whips that people used to steer when we had horses and carriages."

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 14, 2010


Gummy bears go airborne at Science Olympiad [at Clark College]

Camas-Washougal Post-Record, November 16, 2010


Bellevue College buys new building for continuing education programs

Bellevue Reporter, November 20, 2010



[Walla Walla CC] Wind Energy Technology students winded by training

Prospective students to the Wind Energy Technology program must pass the 300-foot ladder test.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin, November 20, 2010


Bellevue's Darrell Mitsunaga appointed to LWTC Board of Trustees
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed Darrell S. Mitsunaga of Bellevue to a five-year term on the Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) Board of Trustees

Bellevue Reporter, November 21, 2010


Those who've lost careers face deep psychological stress

Before a high-school drafting class, he'd given little thought to his future. But success there led Kroman to mechanical-drawing courses at Seattle Central Community College, and in 1973 Boeing hired him right out of school. "I thought I'd just be there a few years," he says. "But I spent my whole career there."

Seattle Times, November 21, 2010


Despite criticism, Everett CC acquires more land

The Herald, November 22, 2010


Muslim students at South Seattle CC to fight for halal food
West Seattle Herald, November 22, 2010


Stars align for opening of planetarium at Spokane Falls CC

The vast majority of the money to build the planetarium, about $500000, was raised by students and the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, Brady said.

The Spokesman Review, November 22, 2010


Walla Walla XX women win NWAACC soccer title
The News Tribune, November 22, 2010


Wenatchee, Quincy schools to save energy
The Department of Commerce awarded more than $328000 to Wenatchee Valley College for lighting upgrades and low-flow faucet and toilet fixtures.

The Wenatchee World, November 23, 2010


What does it take for CBC to cancel classes?

Tuesday morning we received more than a dozen calls from people asking about Columbia Basin College.  The school was open Tuesday, but many wondered why and said CBC almost never closes.
KNDU TV, November 23, 2010 does it take for CBC to cancel classes?&flvUri=&partnerclipid=


Championship caliber: Peninsula College men's soccer team savors first NWAACC conference title

Peninsula Daily, November 24, 2010





By An Amazing Coincidence (Committee assignments)

Publicola, November 24, 2010





Obama Outlines Moral, Philosophical Justifications For Turkey Pardon,18509/


9 Funny Thanksgiving Quotes By Comedians


Thanksgiving Cranberries



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