Friday, June 17, 2011

NEWS LINKS | June 17, 2011

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




Middle-School Students Tune Into College Life

About 100 students attended the two-hour morning session [at UW-Tacoma] and then visited Bates Technical College in Tacoma. A second group of 100 kids did the same day in reverse. Among those in attendance were aspiring surgeons, graphic designers, teachers, lawyers, professional athletes—even a politician.

Lakewood Patch, June 17, 2011


Students awarded for excellence

A number of Tacoma students have received the 2011 Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE). Local winners are: Louisa Clare, of Bates Technical College, studying to be a biotechnology lab technician; Elizabeth Brinkley, Bates, dental laboratory technician; … Kate Scrivens, Tacoma Community College, diagnostic medical sonography; .. Hoa Trinh, Bates, dental laboratory technology; Paul Archer, Bates, software development; Sarah Rhee, Bates Technical College, hearing instrument technology.

Tacoma Weekly, June 16, 2011


Pierce college director wins award

Agnes Steward, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s director of student development, has been awarded the Rhonda  Coats Award for Excellence by the state Multicultural Student Services Directors’ Council.

Tacoma Weekly, June 16, 2011


Penguins march into the future:  Clark College commencement sets record for number earning degrees, certificates

Clark College’s 75th commencement ceremony was easily its largest. About 600 of some 1,500 students who earned associate degrees and professional certification in the 2010-11 academic year — both record numbers — walked on Thursday evening.

The Columbian, June 17, 2011

CBC, WSU Tri-Cities to split $1M from DOE for project management program
Columbia Basin College will offer a project management program with part of a $994,600 award from the Department of Energy to CBC and Washington State University Tri-Cities. If DOE money is available under future budgets, up to $4.97 million could be awarded over five years, said Dawn Alford, CBC spokeswoman.
Tri-City Herald, June 17, 2011

New round of cuts at CBC promises to be the worst yet
Managing a college or university these days is a thankless job. Funding cut after funding cut has been handed down by the state in the past few years.The fat was long ago trimmed, and now the cuts hit bone. Columbia Basin College will slash up to 29 jobs from its roster to meet the demands of a $7.6 million reduction in state money. Additional student fees and a 12 percent tuition increase will make up for about $4.6 million of the shortfall, but the rest will have to come through savings from decreased expenses. And while looking for places to make cuts, CBC President Rich Cummins sees a clear need to re-evaluate the role of community colleges.
Tri-City Herald, June 17, 2011

Line in the Sand on Hiring

Citing concerns about educational quality, a faculty union in Washington State [Green River Community College] refuses to budge from practice of adding full-time slots.

Inside Higher Ed, June 17, 2011





Father’s Day gifts not to buy for dad

The Huffington Post, June 17, 2011



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