Friday, May 6, 2011

NEWS LINKS | May 5-6, 2011


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Slated for demolition, SFCC’s Building 4 is giving its all for art

When Building 4 returns to dust on the Spokane Falls Community College campus this summer, it will take with it an audaciously inspired art project. Twenty-three students, four artists from the community and three art instructors are transforming the building, creating art installations in the hallways and former offices and classrooms. The building will become one piece, essentially, inside and out,” said fine arts instructor Tom O’Day. Then it’ll all be knocked down.

The Spokesman-Review, May 6, 2011


SFCC dedicates music facility

Spokane Falls Community College on Wednesday dedicated a $14.9 million Music Building that wraps new state-of-the-art studios and laboratories around a 40-year-old auditorium, and band and choir rooms. The now 47,571-square-foot building qualified for silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification in part because of the novel construction process, as well as the recycling of 75 percent of the construction materials.

The Spokesman-Review, May 6, 2011


May 5, KOMO 4, "Muslim group: Community college speaker spreads hate," by Shomari Stone.

A controversial speaker at Everett Community College has sparked outrage among a Muslim civil rights organization who says the speaker spreads hate.
The Council on American Islamic Relations asked the college not to allow Raymond Ibrahim to speak. But the college didn't budge.
Everett Community College invited Ibrahim, an author and blogger, to share his viewpoint on Islam even though some local Muslim leaders say he's filled with hate.

KOMO News, May 5, 2011


Economic summit highlights north Snohomish County

Washington State University President Elson Floyd has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the summit’s lunch, Aldrich said. Floyd is expected to focus on the role of four-year institutions in economic development, but he’ll probably discuss WSU’s coming control of the University Center of North Puget Sound at Everett Community College. University Center is a consortium of six public four-year schools, including WSU, and two private universities that offer bachelor-degree programs through EvCC.

Snohomish County Business Journal, May 5, 2011


Students learn ag business

Eight agriculture students got up close and personal with professionals at Columbia Basin College's agriculture business concepts course.

Capital Press, May 5, 2011


All High School Drags to benefit GRCC

The largest high school drag race on the west coast will once again offer scholarships to Green River Community College as the top prize for racers.

Auburn Reporter, May 5, 2001


Stellar students, principal ‘Make a Difference’/Northshore Citizen

The Northshore Scholarship Foundation will award 79 scholarships this month with two of them at the record-breaking value of $7,500. The recipients are Heidi Schauble and Mea Pen…Next month, Heidi will complete her associate degree at Cascadia Community College, just a year out of her final year at SAS. She was a Running Start student her senior year at SAS and will enter UW-Bothell this fall…Mea also attended Cascadia.

Bothell Reporter, May 5, 2011


Heritage graduate (and YVCC graduate) learning a better way

As a teenager, Alma Guillen fought with her peers. She skipped class and earned poor grades. She was even expelled from Grandview High School. But after transferring to Pride High School in Sunnyside, Guillen got her life on track and earned her diploma. On Saturday, the 29-year-old will mark another milestone by graduating from Heritage University with a 3.8 grade-point average. "I want to inspire other children and show them the potential they have," said Guillen, who hopes to become an elementary school teacher. "I just want to show children they can go far if they believe in themselves." Guillen received her high school diploma in 2001 and earned an associate's degree from Yakima Valley Community College three years later…

Yakima Herald-Republic, May 5, 2011


State budget cuts trickle down to Redmond preschool cooperatives, but schools will continue

…As part of the Parent Education program at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) in Kirkland, students learn how to be better parents and receive credit for their time with the preschool groups. But budget cuts from the state level have trickled down and LWTC officials have proposed to cut the parenting program, which encompasses seven preschool cooperatives in Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall and Bothell. The change would be effective next fall.

Redmond Reporter, May 5, 2011


Our World: Mountain biking movie shows conflict and understanding

 “Pedal-Driven” has deep local connections. Local artists produced most of the music, there were some incredible graphics produced by Scott Bailey of Wenatchee Valley College, including an opening scene of a computer-generated flyover that was stunning.

The Wenatchee World, May 6, 2011


¡Edúcate Latino at BBCC helps students prep for college

Columbia Basin Herald, May 6, 2011


University Place council OKs solar for Town Center

University Place’s Town Center project will have a tint of green. The city will install solar panels on the roof of its new civic and library building as part of a broader community push toward environmental sustainability…Tacoma Community College and Pierce College have installed solar panels on their buildings.

The News Tribune, May 6, 2011





Impasse on workers' comp blocking state budget deal

A fight over the state's workers' compensation system threatens to sidetrack the Legislature and hamper progress on closing a $5.1 billion budget shortfall.

Seattle Times, May 6, 2011


Area leaders sing praises of former state lawmaker Kessler

One by one, local leaders from the medical, tribal, educational, human services and political communities stood up and thanked Lynn Kessler for her service to the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday…Peninsula College President Tom Keegan said Kessler was a “fierce advocate for higher education and Peninsula College.

Peninsula Daily News, May 5, 2011




German mayor rescues man trapped in women's prison


Silicon Valley Town Pinning Tourism Hopes On World's Largest Website,20258/


Granny's Got Talent: dancing Chinese grandmother becomes star


Congress Gets In 12 Solid Hours Of Gridlocking Before Calling It A Day,20304/


Commentary: If I Could Have Any Superpower, It'd Definitely Be Invisibility,20193/



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