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Distilling class filled to capacity
Students from around the globe studied the art of distilling in Moses Lake. Organizer Allan Peterson said 33 students learned about distilling alcoholic beverages during the week-long course at Big Bend Community College.
Columbia Basin Herald, March 28, 2011
Former EvCC art teacher honored
World famous artist Chuck Close has a longtime mentor to thank in part for his illustrious career. Last week, the 98-year-old [Russell Day] was given the National Art Education Association's Presidential Citation award. Typically given to a state agency, the award was given to Day at the discretion of the association's president to recognize his contributions to art education. "Gee whiz, it's the highest award I could get, as far as education and art is concerned," Day said.
The Herald, March 28, 2011
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Online Education, With a Low-Cost Twist
Western Governors University delivers online education at a fraction of the cost of for-profit players, and cash-strapped states are taking notice
Business Week, March 21, 2011
Higher education and social services provide critical opportunities for citizens
Washington state faces a dire budget crisis. Thomas L. "Les" Purce, president of The Evergreen State College, reflects on the importance of both social services and higher education in moving people out of poverty and into productive lives.
Seattle Times, March 25, 2011
Leadership Spots Opening Up for Gay and Lesbian Academics
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2011
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