Friday, February 18, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 15-18, 2011

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EdCC pilot places low-income workers into health care jobs

Edmonds Community College officials are scheduled to launch a program this spring quarter aimed at training low-income adults for jobs in health care.

The Herald, February 16, 2011


Dirty Oscar's Annex is classier than it sounds
Where did Wnuk get these culinary skills?  The culinary program at Seattle Central Community College and through experiences working at places that serve up the dish-delicious like the Dash Point Lobster Shop, the Cliff House, Sophia Bistro and Il Fiasco, that's where. Response to the menu has been amazing according to Wnuk. "People are taking pictures of the impressive plates coming out of a bar," he says. 

Weekly Volcano, February 16, 2011


Editorial: Nursing education needs to be improved, streamlined

Welcome and support creative, cost-effective programs: Lower Columbia College, for example, is three years into its Rural Outreach Nursing Education (RONE) initiative, which allows employees at rural hospitals who want to pursue nursing certifications to do without leaving home and bearing the expense of becoming full-time students.

Longview Daily News, February 17, 2011


CBC dedicates new building
It took nearly two years to complete, but technical education students at Columbia Basin College now have a new building.

KNDO/KNDU, February 17, 2011 building for CBC&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

CBC career expo
A career expo at Columbia Basin College Thursday made the Tri-Cities job market appear as strong as ever.  Representatives from about 60 businesses were there, looking for new interns and employees.
KNDO/KNDU, February 17, 2011

New degree
I just read that Columbia Basin College is going to give a bachelor's degree in applied science. I think that that is a very good idea because it helps people who are local who are trying hard to get somewhere in the world and make a good living.
Tri-City Herald, February 17, 2011


Centralia College Reviews Service to Veterans, Family Members
Trustees and staff of Lewis County's highest educational institution met with veterans Wednesday to discuss how Centralia College can better serve their needs not only educationally, but emotionally as well.

Centralia Chronicle, February 17, 2011 (partial story only)


Pasco's CBC dedicates $20M technology building
Students,  [Columbia Basin College] administrators and community leaders celebrated the dedication of the $20.1 million building on the college's Pasco campus.
Tri-City Herald, February 18, 2011


Photo Gallery: CCTE Dedication
Columbia Basin College
held a ribbon cutting dedication Thursday for the Center for Career and Technical Education. The nearly 80,000-square-foot facility is about twice as large as the old building and cost $20 million.
Tri-City Herald, February 18, 2011


Lawmaker amends proposal to bring WSU to Everett
Washington State University could receive new marching orders to pursue a branch campus in Everett rather than take over an existing program at Everett Community College -- if a new bill passes the Legislature. … Charlie Earl, executive director of the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, is one who spoke in opposition to the power shift pushed by the city of Everett and WSU. He praised Sells' amended proposal.

The Herald, February 18, 2011




Weird but true: 6 unique college degrees, and what you can do with them

We discovered some of the most interesting and unusual degrees offered at colleges and universities and found out what you can do with them after graduation.

MSN Career Builder, January 28, 2011


Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook?

Campus Technology, February 16, 2011


How Class Dictates Delay

A forthcoming study aims to clarify that -- contrary to popular portrayals -- most students who delay college are less well-off and face obstacles stemming from academics, wealth and family matters

Inside Higher Ed, February 17, 2011

The Factors That Prompt Students to Consider Quitting College

Depression and a loss of financial aid significantly influence college students to consider dropping out -- while events such as a death in the family and students' failure to get into their intended major have little apparent effect on continued enrollment,

Inside Higher Ed, February 17, 2011


False Hope

It's time to admit that some remedial education has so little chance of success that completely open admissions systems don't help anyone, writes Roy Flores.

Inside Higher Ed, February 17, 2011

U.S. Plans Four Regional Community College Summits

Inside Higher Ed, February 18, 2011


States, Tear Down Your Walls

It's time for a common mechanism for regulating cross-border online learning, Michael Goldstein argues

Inside Higher Ed, February 18, 2011





Gregoire uses social media in push for Dept. of Education

King 5 TV, February 16, 2011


Seaquist sets sight on education

Peninsula Gateway, February 16, 2011


Amendment to higher ed bill could make science and math degrees cheaper

Rep. Larry Seaquist, a Gig Harbor Democrat and chairman of the committee, said he expected the bill to eventually be combined with another tuition-setting bill, House Bill 1795, that the committee passed Monday.

The Olympian, February 16, 2011


State workers group OKs cut in pay

The Olympian, February 18, 2011


Editorial: Lawmakers' PR cuts should start with their own staff

The Olympian, February 18, 2011




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