Friday, March 18, 2011

NEWS LINKS | March 17-18, 2011

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




A Tip of the Hat to Justyna Nowak of Bates Technical College

Justyna Nowak is a Bates Technical College dental lab technology student and has been named to the All-Washington Academic Team.

Sammamish Patch, March 16, 2011


Teacher searches for former JATP students

When news of Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat went viral, Susan Blackwell turned to the Internet to check on her former students' safety. Blackwell, of Moses Lake, is the lead English teacher for Big Bend Community College's Japanese Agricultural Training Program.

Columbia Basin Herald, March 16, 2011


A Slam Dunk for the APA Community

Local APA [Asian Pacific American] business and community leaders partner with Seattle Central CC for a b-ball tournament aimed at cultivating new teammates off the court

The International Examiner, March 16, 2011


Centralia College Partners With California University

Brandman University: college, university team up to open door for students to obtain four-year degrees locally.

Centralia Chronicle, March 16, 2011


Prosser trying new marketing approach to school bond issue
Less than six weeks remain until Election Day on April 26, and committee members say help is pouring in from every angle to get the issue passed. Prosser students, residents, and even CBC [Columbia Basin College] students are getting involved in the effort, by sharing their marketing expertise.

KEPR TV, March 17, 2011

CBC’s Cummins wins Crystal Apple Award
Organizers of the Crystal Apple Awards didn't have to make up a story to get the surprise recipient of this year's Special Achievement Award to attend Thursday's ceremony. Rich Cummins was going to be there anyway. He's president of Columbia Basin College, where the event was held, and he was the master of ceremonies.
Tri-City Herald, March 18, 2011

Ag exec tells CBC students of farming myths
Food magically appears at the supermarket. Farm work is dirty and hard. The last two sentences are popular -- but false -- myths about farming, Alex McGregor told a class of agriculture students at Columbia Basin College on Thursday.
Tri-City Herald, March 18, 2011

WSU president outlines vision for Everett presence

The Herald, March 17, 2011


Shoreline CC President Doing More Business in China

When Gov. Chris Gregoire put higher education on her list of exports for the state of Washington, Shoreline Community College  President Lee Lambert liked what he saw. “China is the biggest market in the world,” said Lambert, who accompanied Gregoire on her trade mission to China and other Asian countries this past September. “Shoreline is one of the best community colleges in the world. We have programs and education they want and need.”

Shoreline Lake Forest Patch, March 17, 2011


Tacoma Community College students lead fund-raising effort for Japan

"The students -- mostly Japanese students -- have indicated how impressed they are with the generosity of the people at Tacoma Community College," [International Programs Coordinator Annemarie] Martin told the college community in an e-mail Monday.

Tacoma Daily Index, March 18, 2011




Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks and a Community College

Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2011





State revenue projection just got $698 million worse

Seattle Times, March 18, 2011





Pair Runs ‘Afowl’ of Landlord

A pair of Canada geese have taken up residence in an upper-level view home, close to arts and culture, with no ‘down’ payment … at Tacoma Community College.

Tacoma CC staff news, March 18, 2011


Area Pagan Dreading Big Family Vernal Equinox Celebration

The Onion, March 12, 2001,2165/



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