Monday, December 6, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 6, 2010

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

The next News Links will be Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010




Inside Olympia: Higher Education and Budget Cuts

State budget woes have meant classroom cuts and rising tuition at state colleges and universities. Austin Jenkins talks with two school presidents: Western WA University's Bruce Shepard, and South Puget Sound Community College's Gerald Pumphrey [at :30].

TVW, December 2, 2010


Holiday craft fairs: Vendors make the rounds to earn extra cash

Highline Community College business festival

Federal Way Mirror, December 3, 2010


Harborstone's Moss presented Lifetime Service Award

For her community passion and never-ending capacity to give, Mary Moss was recognized recently with the Lifetime Service Award from the Pierce County Chapter of Credit Unions. She is a trustee for Clover Park Technical College, a board member for Communities in Schools, the secretary for the Washington State region of the Air Force Association …

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, December 4, 2010


Wise Words with Muriel Oaks

Whatever the students get on campus, we provide online. It’s helped the whole institution start moving more toward flexible delivery of support services to students. …We have strong collaborations with community colleges. Ones like Bellevue College and Edmonds Community College, they got into this early. They were doing AA degrees online early on. So we created these seamless pipelines. …  That’s been a benefit to the community colleges because they can say, “Start here, you can stay in Bellevue, and finish your degree from WSU.” For us, it’s this wonderful pipeline of well-qualified students with all the right pre-reqs coming into our program. It takes a little while to make sure the courses are compatible, but our faculty worked with theirs years ago and got these things going and it worked well all the way around.

The Spokesman Review, December 4, 2010


Painting peace / Watercolorist Stan Miller tries to reveal beauty around us

Locally, he teaches at Spokane Art Supply and Community Colleges of Spokane.  … In 1973, he graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with an applied arts degree and a degree in commercial art with a resolve to make a living as a full-time, professional watercolorist which he has been doing for more than 30 years.

Spokesman Review, December 4, 2010


New EdCC president values the school's culture

Edmonds Community College will soon welcome its first female president in the college's 43-year history. The EdCC Board of Trustees last week appointed Jean Hernandez to the position.

The Herald, December 6, 2010


Bellingham Technical College expands basic education into nursing program

Staff at Bellingham Technical College have been collaborating on how to support students in the nursing and adult basic education programs, thanks to a recent grant.

Earlier in the year, the college received a $160,000 grant to expand the Integrated Basic Skills & Training program, also known as I-BEST, into the nursing program

Bellingham Herald, December 6, 2010


Cheap Bastard's Guide to Seattle

Students at South Seattle Community College's Northwest Wine Academy produces their own wine, and they have four free tastings a year.

KIRO Radio, My Northwest, December 6, 2010's-Guide-to-Seattle/





The New Poor: Unemployed, and Likely to Stay That Way

The longer people stay out of work, the more trouble they have finding new work, adding to the challenge for policy makers trying to reduce joblessness.

New York Times, December 3, 2010


WSU Tri-Cities largely spared from cuts

Tri-City Herald, December 4, 2010





Gregoire says special session inevitable

The News Tribune, December 6, 2010


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