Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 18, 2011

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




Higher education can provide new basics for bioenergy

… Rob Costello, the dean for Trades & Technology at Bellingham Technical College, spoke during the panel about a new sustainable energy certificate offered to all students.

Biomass Magazine, January 11, 2011



Closing the circle on a career

[Nicky Szarzi] went to several colleges before getting an associate of arts in applied oceanography at Shoreline Community College in Seattle. That degree taught her how to be a technician on National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration survey ships like the Fairweather and Rainier that visited Homer

Homer (AK) News, January 12, 2011



Chief Sealth Grads Get A Free Year Of College

Seniors at Chief Sealth High School in Southwest Seattle got great news Friday: They get a free year at South Seattle Community College.

KUOW FM, January 14, 2011

AUDIO http://kuow.org/program.php?id=22382


Chief Sealth seniors gifted 1 year of college tuition free

"They're like, 'What's going on here!'" laughed South Seattle Community College president Gary Oertli as he prepared for the big announcement.

KING 5 News, January 14, 2011

VIDEO http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=113641409&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10212


Mini Bungalow is maxi-energy efficient

A 300-square-foot mini-bungalow with an estimated $100-a-year electric bill is on display at Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center. Saturday was the open house for the 300-square-foot Mini-B, which Seattle Central Community College carpentry students built on the South Seattle college campus and shipped to Phinney Ridge by truck. Architects, students and others interested in building green milled through the bright-green house with vaulted ceilings, admiring how after a year of work, the house was a reality.

Seattle Times, January  15, 2011



Forester, past NAACP president honored

Earl Ford, past president of the Vancouver branch of the NAACP, was honored Saturday morning at the Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration at Clark College.

The Columbian, January 16, 2011



Community college funding jumble

“[The prioritization process] keeps 34 presidents from going down there and lobbying for their individual projects,” said David Mitchell, president of Olympic College and chairman of the committee that spearheads the prioritization process. “(Lawmakers) love it because we’re not arguing with each other.”  Gov. Chris Gregoire, though, has added a sour note to that harmony. Her budget proposal scrambles the community college system’s ranked list, using different criteria to decide which projects should win funding.  

The News Tribune, January 18, 2011 (Clover Park Technical College, Everett Community College, Tacoma Community College)



Opinion: 3-part [Higher Education Funding Taskforce] strategy will mean more college graduates in state

The Columbian, January 16, 2011



Amid cuts, parents support preschool

The co-op lost its 30-year affiliation with Big Bend Community College during the past summer after major budget cuts within the college.

Columbia Basin Herald, January 18, 2011



Ponti Once Again Sailing Smooth With Chef Alvin Binuya

... my first step was the culinary program at South Seattle Community College in 1980. That led to a connection to my first cook position at Rosellini's Other Place under Bruce Naftaly and Robert Rosellini.

Seattle Weekly, January 18, 2011



In pursuit of a dream on MLK Day

More than 150 people attended the 20th annual Bell-Ringing Ceremony at Columbia Basin College to commemorate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.

Tri-City Herald, January 18, 2011



Maier Hall taking shape at Peninsula College

With the exterior of the massive 61,750-square-foot Maier Hall at Peninsula College taking shape, the inside is getting wired and put together. … Peninsula College President Tom Keegan said the faculty will move into the building over the summer in time for fall quarter. "It is on time and on budget," he said.

Peninsula College, January 18, 2011





Facing New Cuts, California's Colleges Are Shrinking Their Enrollments

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2011



Thanks, But No Thanks

As state support dwindles for public colleges, more leaders are ready to sacrifice appropriations for greater autonomy

Inside Higher Ed, January 17, 2011



Academically Adrift

New book uses data to argue that many students learn very little in college -- and that lack of rigor is the reason.

Inside Higher Ed, January 18, 2011



Amid Talk of Budget Cuts, 2-Year Colleges Wary of Congress's Intentions

Now that power has shifted toward Republicans in Congress, do the colleges stand to gain or lose in the next two years?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 16, 2011


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A message from Rep. Judy Warnick

I know that those in higher education, our hard-working faculty and our college students, are concerned about the state’s financial commitment to this area of government. I will make the argument that we must continue providing access to higher education to create more opportunities for students in the future.

The State Column, January 13, 2011



Cantwell plans support of STEM education

Much like Delta students become interns at the national lab here, Department of Energy labs across the country could partner with their local schools to foster STEM education …

The labs are a huge federal investment that could be used for high school students, too, he said. His colleague, associate lab director Doug Ray, said Delta's connection with Columbia Basin College is a replicable model for others in the state.

Tri-City Herald, January 13, 2011




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