Monday, January 31, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 31, 2011

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




Northgate Mall’s best-kept secret: its public school

Think Northgate Mall is just for shopping and dining? Think again. It’s also about education, at least for the 45 students who attend Northgate Middle College High School, located on the second floor of the mall just south of Macy’s. … Nearby North Seattle Community College is also a part of this unique public-private partnership, which helps prepare students for college by allowing them to work independently.

Maple Leaf Life, January 29, 2010


Washington State Seeks to Lower Textbook Prices

Three Edmonds Community College instructors will write material for new Open Course Library Project.

Edmonds Patch, January 29, 2011


WWCC math professor calculates success

More than 140 schools are currently teaching with [Walla Walla Community College instructor] Eric Schulz’s interactive digital textbook.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, January 29, 2011 (partial story only)


Snohomish County’s got talent — a lot of it / Half of the finalists competing for an audition in front of the judges on a popular NBC show are locals

Josh Mundell, Lake Stevens  …  He’s working on writing enough songs to record an album in between his day job and taking classes at Everett Community College. Maybe, he said, this contest will be his lucky break.

The Herald, January 30, 2011


Peninsula College sets another enrollment record

Peninsula Daily News, January 30, 2011


Everett, county deserve more, WSU president says

But the approach pushed by the mayor and the president isn't sitting well with leaders of EvCC and the state Board of Community Technical Colleges. … "This represents the first successful move into baccalaureate education in the Everett area," said Charlie Earl, executive director of the state board. "It's just not the right move." … Earl and EvCC President David Beyer said they've been left largely out of the conversation. Until they get details, they view it as potentially more harmful than good. "There's a sense that it would dismantle everything going on," Beyer said. "Saying we're going to do this without a written plan, I don't see that as a friendly gesture."

The Herald, January 30, 2011


New online catalog makes searches, sharing easier for Whatcom County library patrons

People with library cards from Whatcom Community College, Western Washington University, Bellingham Technical College and Lummi Library at Northwest Indian College also should be able to use it under the Library One Card program launched last year
Bellingham Herald, January 31, 2011


South Seattle Community College to sign Aviation Training Agreement Feb. 2 /College currently hosting French aviation students

South Seattle Community College will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association pour la Formation des Métiers de l’Aerien (AFMAe) Feb. 2 establishing an agreement to work toward programming that supports curriculum, faculty and student exchange

West Seattle Herald, January 31, 2011


BTC gets grant to train anaerobic digester technicians

Bellingham Technical College has been awarded nearly $300,000 to develop a training program for an innovative new source of renewable energy. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant will be used to design a curriculum that will teach technicians to operate, repair and maintain anaerobic digester units.
KGMI News, January 31, 2011




Adults With College Degrees in the United States, by County

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 23, 2011


Campus Security and the Specter of Mental-Health Profiling

Looking back, forcing Seung-Hui Cho or Jared Loughner into counseling might have been a good idea. But what would the cost be for many other students?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2011


Ending U.S. Grant Program Would Imperil States' Need-Based Student Aid

The Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership program fills the gap for those who don't get merit aid but are not poor enough for Pell Grants.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2011

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Special Report: Who Are They?

This year's freshmen are ambitious and harried, pro-environment and pro-gay rights, and waylaid by a bad economy, according to an annual survey.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2011


Sobering News on Emotional Health

More students this year gave themselves high marks for ambition to achieve—but they also reported record-low levels of mental well-being.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2011



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