Friday, January 28, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 28, 2011

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




The golden ratio: Mathematics and photography with Jared Abwawo

Jared Abwawo is both a math teacher at Tacoma Community College and a photographer.  … Abwawo is a master at combining calculus with composition, algebra with art. As such, he has succeeded in defying nerdy math stereotypes everywhere ... or at least in Tacoma.

The Weekly Volcano, January 26, 2011


Grandview, Yakima Valley CC continue discussion on library agreement

As construction continues ahead of schedule for the new Grandview-YVCC library, city and college officials are making progress in hammering out an agreement for the joint project.

Daily Sun News, January 26, 2011


Former Auburn Mayor Appointed To Highline Community College Board

Highline Community College announced Wednesday that former longtime Auburn Mayor Bob Roegner, of Federal Way, has been appointed to its College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Waterland Blog, January 26, 2011


Helping seniors at CBC College Night

KNDU TV, January 26, 2011 seniors at CBC college night&flvUri=&partnerclipid=


Free youth dental care day at Lake Washington Technical College

Lake Washington Technical College and the Lake Washington Dental Hygienists’ Society are offering free dental care for low-income children …

Kirkland Reporter, January 26, 2011


$100,000 In Maryland Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) Funds Awarded to Five Community Colleges

The innovative workforce grant is based on the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' I-BEST model of education which challenges the conventional notion that basic skills instruction must be completed by students prior to starting college-level courses.

Maryland CityBizList, January 26, 2011


Sign of the Day (and Sign of the Times)

Nikita Leavenworth, who gets the award for best protest sign of the day, goes to Grays Harbor College, a two-year community college. This wasn’t the UW set.  All the folks crowded on the marble steps on both sides of the grand hall and in the balcony above, go to a community or technical college.

Publicola, January 27, 2011 (Student Rally)


Clark’s STEM Branches Out to Spark Girls’ Interest in Science Careers

The Oregonian, January 27, 2011


Centralia College Awaits Word on Next Step in Commons Design

Advance or wait? Governor’s proposed budget would green light $4.1 million in funding, but legislature could differ.

Centralia Chronicle, January 27, 2011


Passion, dedication, and advancement distinguish Edmonds Community College alumni

The Edmonds Community College Foundation names carpenter John Littel and accountant Becky Mackenstadt as the college’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni. 

Edmonds Beacon, January 27, 2011


‘Three Cups of Tea’ author inspires Skagit County students
Greg Mortenson … spent Thursday in Skagit County promoting the Central Asia Institute and talking about the books he’s written on building schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  His work has earned him three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.  His visit kicks off Skagit Valley College’s GlobalFest, a month-long celebration of world cultures, service, international business and human rights.
Skagit Valley Herald, January 28, 2011

Higher-education board members criticize plan

Seattle Times, January 28, 2011


Community raises funds to start $300K EdCC student scholarship endowment

When the Edmonds Community College Foundation announced plans to establish an endowment to honor Jack Oharah’s nearly 15 years of service as college president, the community responded. 

Edmonds Beacon, January 28, 2011


Clark College prepares for “painful” cuts

Vancouver Business Journal Blog, January 28, 2011


City to use federal grants for south end

$31,327 to the Wenatchee Valley Literacy Council and Wenatchee Valley College WorkFirst programs.

Wenatchee World, January 28, 2011


Bellevue College and UW-Bothell join forces in welcoming Chinese business students

Northwest Asian Weekly, January 28, 2011


BTC awarded $200,000 grant to create aquatic transfer degree program

Bellingham Technical College will be receiving a $200,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to create a new degree program that helps low income people enter the aquatic conservation industry. The project is a collaboration among BTC, Northwest Indian College and Western Washington University's Huxley College.

The Bellingham Herald, January 28, 2010





Community Colleges: Where's Our $12 Billion?

NPR, January 27, 2011


Stressed, Yet Hopeful

Though new freshmen reported record-low levels of emotional health in an annual survey, they're more driven than ever and more optimistic than they've been in three decades.

Inside Higher Ed, January 28, 2011





Why Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians



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