Monday, January 14, 2013

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 14, 2013

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The Artisan Next Door: Fair Winds

As sole owner of Tuck & Holand Metal Sculptors, the burly, affable Holand fashions nautically themed weathervanes featuring everything from ships and humpback whales to schools of striped bass and lobsters—even great white sharks. "I first came to Massachusetts to avoid working on the family farm out in Washington State," Holand says with a laugh. He was already familiar with bronze casting and sculpture from working in the foundry at Columbia Basin College, where he studied business—and sneaked into as many art classes as possible.

Boston Magazine, Winter 2013


Conditionally yours

American colleges seeking to increase their international student enrollments are offering more flexible admission policies than ever before. An increasing number of institutions offer conditional admission programs for students whose English proficiency test scores fall short of minimum cutoffs, and at many colleges the terms of these programs are changing.   …  Some colleges require conditionally admitted students to enroll in a university-governed intensive English program, while others have partnerships with private language providers. The largest of these, ELS, has relationships with 613 colleges that accept completion of its English for Academic Purposes Program as proof of English proficiency. ... Twelve of the 60 centers have opened in the last three years – [including] Bates Technical College
Inside Higher Ed, January 3, 2013


Drag show at Columbia Basin College draws hundreds

Dozens of cellphones were raised in the air, snapping photos and shooting video, as more than 400 students crowded Thursday into the Columbia Basin College student union building for a performance by Vida Morales y Las Divas Latinas.

Tri-City Herald, January 10, 2013



Highline Community College now offering business I.T. classes in Spanish

These are college courses and will be counted toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Information Technology.

Waterland Blog, January 11, 2013


Food a most challenging subject for digital photos

Several months ago Dan Thiessen, director of the Walla Walla Community College Wine Country Culinary Institute, asked me to share some thoughts regarding digital food photography wth his student chefs in his Culinary Trends Class.  … digital food photography is the most difficult and challenging of macro photography.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, January 13, 2013


Beefing up the mission to nourish the needy

With regular cooking classes in place right at the spot where the food is handed out, the hope is to teach people about nutrition, meal planning and creativity in cooking, Rodriguez said.  To that end, the Salvation Army will partner with Walla Walla Community College's Wine Country Culinary Institute. Student chefs will fulfill some of their work experience requirements by teaching to cooking classes, said Dan Thiessen.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, January 13, 2013


Technology leaders for Northwest Washington honored

Corrinne Sande of Whatcom Community College received the Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership award for her leadership and impact on students and the local technology industry.

The Bellingham Herald, January 14, 2013





Lumina Foundation Adopts New Tactics to Reach College-Completion Goal

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 10, 2013


Offer by higher ed to freeze tuition worth discussing

The double-digit tuition increases year after year can't continue

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, January 13, 2013





Editorial: Legislature should focus first on fixing public education, then asking taxpayers for funding

A key goal should be increasing the level of support for the state's universities and community colleges, which will help hold the line on tuition.

Beyond money, critical changes are needed in how public schools operate and in their accountability.

The Seattle Times, January 12, 2013


Olympia lawmakers have pro-worker agenda for 2013 session

[Democratic Rep. Sam Hunt of Olympia] said there also is interest in retaining operating funds for South Puget Sound Community College and The Evergreen State College.

The Olympian, January 12, 2013


Lawmakers have $2 billion in problems this biennium

Budget, including court-ordered funding of schools, will be defining topic

The Olympian, January 13, 2013


Senate Republicans poised to take over Environment, Higher Ed, Parks, Trade, Human Services; remaining question marks include Sens. Hobbs, Hatfield, Eide

The Olympian, January 14, 2013


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