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News Links | January 7, 2016

January 07, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Exhibit offers glimpse at state’s vast art collection

The new exhibition at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts draws from the prodigious stores of a dedicated art collector: the State of Washington. With more than 4,500 works, the collection is one of the largest state-owned art collections in the country. ... More recent works in the collection are typically site-specific; those will be represented in the exhibition by a series of photos, including photos of works at South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State College and Chambers Prairie Elementary School in Lacey.
The Olympian, Jan. 6, 2016

Bron Lindgren – A vehicle for smart business and inspired giving

Bron Lindgren’s introduction to auto repair was repairing vehicles to “make ends meet” after the birth of his son. He soon found this to be an avenue for the use of his problem solving skills. He considered briefly having his own business but was initially afraid to take the leap. As is the case with Bron, he wanted to do things well. Therefore, he studied Automotive Technology at South Puget Sound Community College from 1980 – 1982.
Thurston Talk, Jan. 6, 2016

2016 Ag Hall of Fame inductees announced

Four individuals and one couple will be inducted into the Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame later this month. ... Kerrin Bleazard, agriculture teacher at Columbia Basin College, is recipient of the Agriculture Advisor Award. She is credited with revitalizing the teaching of agriculture at CBC, emphasizing science in the curriculum.
Tri-City Herald, Jan. 5, 2016

SFCC student honored with transforming lives award

Spokane Falls Community College student will be honored with a Transforming Lives Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT). Armando Garcia will be honored with the award on January 24 in Olympia. Only five students out of 388,000 across 34 colleges are honored with the award each year.
KXLY, Jan. 5, 2016

New fitness gym is another sign Lacey’s economy is bulking up

Planet Fitness, an up-and-coming chain of gyms that charge customers as little as $10 per month, is coming to the Woodland Square Loop area of Lacey — yet another sign of the area’s revival. ... Others appear to be feeling that way, too, because a number of new developments have either been completed or are underway in Lacey’s core: Among them: South Puget Sound Community College recently opened its Lacey campus on Sixth Avenue.
The Olympian, Dec. 15, 2015

Trends | Horizons | Education

Another record year for ed-tech investments

Ed-tech companies serving higher education in 2015 attracted investments totaling $658.3 million, according to a white paper released this week by market research firm Ambient Insight.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 7, 2016

Some counselors unable to access PSAT scores

Many high school students will learn today how they did on the PSAT, and their high school counselors were in theory supposed to get information Wednesday on the scores of their students, as well as new information the College Board is providing on how high schools can keep PSAT takers on track to prepare for college.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 7, 2016

Video: Calculating the return on diversity

Singing "Kumbaya" with students and professors of every race and ethnicity doesn’t interest Benjamin Ola. Akande as much as does seeing results — on recruitment, for example, and retention. The population of even a small campus can reflect society, he says.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 7, 2016

Responding to racist stereotypes

A new study examines how black male students turn to campus leadership roles to combat stereotypes. A recent paper warns of a looming mental health crisis for resilient black students.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 6, 2016

Survey on competency-based education

Public Agenda, a nonprofit organization, recently surveyed faculty, staff and administrators at colleges that offer competency-based credentials. The group found wide agreement on what makes a strong competency-based program.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 6, 2016

We asked for your videos on campus traditions. Here are the best.

The Chronicle looked at why college traditions matter and discovered a rich and varied culture on so many campuses. There are more college traditions out there than we can possibly get to, so we asked students to share them with us.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 6, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

More changes to FAFSA list

States worry that a Department of Education plan to curtail their access to data from the federal student aid form will cause headaches for state aid awards.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 7, 2016

How states fare in their support of public higher ed

Young Invincibles released report cards today that grade states on their support of public higher education. The results weren't great, and only one state — Wyoming, the least populated state in the U.S., got an A (seven states received a B).
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 7, 2016

Guidance or rulemaking?

The U.S. Department of Education's guidance on how colleges handle cases of sexual violence and harassment improperly created sweeping regulatory changes, Republican senators say.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 7, 2016

Hewitt won't seek re-election

Sen. Mike Hewitt, a Walla Walla Republican who previously served as his party's caucus leader, will not run for re-election this fall. Hewitt, who will be in his 16th year in the Senate, announced today he will "step aside and give someone else a chance" to represent a district that includes portions of Walla Walla, Benton, Columbia and Franklin counties.
The Spokesman-Review, Jan. 5, 2016

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