Friday, April 29, 2011

NEWS LINKS | April 29, 2011

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




Green economy summit at SSCC on May 5

South Seattle Community College hosts regional forum to examine economic opportunity and development in green careers

West Seattle Herald, April 27, 2011


Guest column:  Lessons learned in culinary school

In the two years I spent in Lake Washington Technical College’s Culinary Arts program, I learned things like how to brown meat, how to tourné a potato, and how to make a plate look beautiful.  … I picked up a few more valuable lessons than the ones I just described, lessons that I think anyone who loves to cook should know. … Kirkland resident Jessica Desormeaux recently completed a culinary program at Lake Washington Technical College.

Kirkland Reporter, April 27, 2011


EvCC gets $15,000 service learning grant
Everett Community College has received a three-year, $15,000 grant for sustainability education and service learning for students and faculty studying science, technology engineering and math. EvCC is one of 42 colleges and universities to receive grant funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The program host is Washington Campus Compact.

Snohomish County Business Journal, April 28, 2011


Indelible Ink: Poems by our readers

Each poem included 10 "challenge words": circle, expect, indelible, knot, lodge, poised, rock, storm, translucent, and watch. The words came to us from the librarians at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash., where their Kumquat Challenge is in its sixth year. Some of our poems were on display on April 27 at Whatcom's Kumquat Challenge reception.

The Montclair (NJ) Times, April 28, 2011


‘Chop Suey’ pageant winner proudly represents multiculturalism

Crowned Miss Federal Way USA 2011 two months ago, Cady, 22, feels the nickname fits her multiracial ancestry — Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, Irish, Scottish, Portuguese, and American Indian … Cady attends Highline Community College. Between 2008 and 2009, she was a leader of its Pacific Islander Club. She will receive her associate’s degree general studies this winter … and  will then attend the University of Hawaii to earn a bachelor’s degree — possibly a master’s as well — in Hawaiian cultural studies …

Northwest Asian Weekly, April 28, 2011


Centralia College administrator among finalists for top LCC job

The Daily News, April 28, 2011


BBCC hosts Latino education fair

The Othello Outlook, April 28, 2011


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom a top 10 percent school
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program on Monday named Pierce College Fort Steilacoom to its list of the nation’s 120 best community colleges for its high standards for learning, college completion without delay, and serving as a training ground for jobs that pay competitive wages.

The Suburban Times, April 28, 2011


Big Bend president offers 'State of the College'

Big Bend Community College President Bill Bonaudi painted a mixed view of the college's future during the school's annual State of the College address. In the address Bonaudi discussed the financial challenges facing the college and described strategies for dealing with them. He also celebrated the achievements of the college students.

The Columbia Basin Herald, April 29, 2011





Cuts to higher education will reduce access

Schmudget, The Washington State Budget & Policy Center Blog, April 28, 2011


Community College Students in 31 States Can't Get Federal Loans

Inside Higher Ed, April 29, 2011


Editorial: 3-year bachelor's degrees make sense as tuitions increase

The Olympian, April 29, 2011


UW Admissions Change Could Hurt Campus Diversity

Northwest Public Radio, April 29, 2011





Budget talks go on at low-key Capitol

The Olympian, April 29, 2011





Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After

Keepin’ it real with the royals. [For my two schillings, the scene in episode four with the happy couple brushing their teeth whilst singing Snoop Dogg’s ‘The One and Only’ is priceless.]


Ep. 1  The couple prepare for the Royal Wedding by talking about their favorite TV shows and what kinds of foods they eat.


Ep. 2 Prince William shows us how the wedding preparations have gone so far. deciding on what type of cake they'll have


Ep. 3  Getting ready for their bachelor and bachelorette parties.


Ep. 4  The morning of their big day.



Compiled by the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

1300 Quince St SE | PO Box 42495 | Olympia, Washington 98504 | 


Distributed via email to State Board members, SBCTC staff, CTC presidents, PIOs, Trustees and NEWS LINKS subscribers.


Email subscription:  NEWS LINKS | SBCTC News Links blog: |RSS feed subscription: NEWS LINKS BLOG 


Links are time-sensitive and may expire after the date of publication. The SBCTC does not control or endorse the content of the links and websites.

All articles are copyrighted by the newspaper or website in which they appear. Please do not use these articles without following the permission process of the newspaper.

Some sites require free registration. SBCTC does not link to articles or news sites where a fee or paid subscription is required for viewing/access.