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News Links | November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Write in the Harbor conference gives authors a helpful ‘jolt’

Gathering local writers is the goal of the Write in the Harbor conference, which returned for the second annual conference Friday and Saturday. Connecting writers not only during the conference, but throughout the year is the ultimate goal, said Maria Hays, conference coordinator. “Our goal throughout the year is to keep connecting writers in the community,” Hays said. “We have such a wealth of talent here in the community.” Held at Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor branch, the conference featured Pacific Northwest author Jim Lynch as keynote speaker and 72 conference attendees.
The News Tribune, Nov. 9, 2016

Local political analyst sheds light on Presidential Election to CBC students

Whether you stand with the results, many are still asking questions tonight. At Columbia Basin College a political science professor explains to his students why this election is unique in American political history, and what lessons can be drawn from it. It was a presidential election professor Gary Bullert says could only happen once every 100 years, a moment of dynamic shift in American politics.
KVEW TV, Nov. 9, 2016

Pierce College nursing students pass national boards at record-breaking rate

For the first time in the program’s history, 100 percent of Pierce College nursing students passed their state board examination. This feat has only been achieved by two other associate in nursing programs in the state within the past three years. The exam, called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a student is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.
The Suburban Times, Nov. 9, 2016

Pin collection offers look at presidential history

In looking at his collection of close to 400 presidential campaign pins — one is 152 years old — Pat McLatchy can’t help but share the memories the pins bring to mind. ... McLatchy, who taught American history for 25 years at Skagit Valley College, has his collection on display in the college’s gym through Wednesday.
Skagit Valley Herald, Nov. 8, 2016

Grays Harbor College to offer new 4-year teaching certification program

The faculty at Grays Harbor College had an important question for local educators: if you could grow your own teachers to come and work in your schools, what would you do? How would you train them and what would they need to know? The question was not hypothetical. And, the answers have become the basis of a new Bachelor of Applied Science degree at GHC focused on K-8 Teacher Education. ... Grays Harbor College is collaborating with Centralia College to offer the degree, which is the third BAS degree GHC has added. ... Next year they will be offering a BAS in Forest Management through a partnership with Green River College.
Grays Harbor Talk, Nov. 8, 2016

Review: CLAW gets creative on thrift store paintings at Tacoma Community College

I think you know what I mean. Those sappy landscapes and bad still-life paintings. I bought one just for the frame once, and quickly discarded the Cezanne knock-off inside. Turns out I should have donated it to CLAW. The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians, like all cartoonists, love artistically turning things on their heads, and their latest exploit is a thrift-store-art show in the Tacoma Community College library foyer that’ll have you laughing out loud.
The News Tribune, Nov. 8, 2016

Spotlight on EdCC: The college in prison program

Edmonds Community College serves all members of our community, including those housed in Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC). The men’s prison houses 2,500 inmates, and 350 of them attend classes through EdCC’s corrections education program.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 8, 2016

Local donors help make education possible

Generous donors serve a vital role in the education process, and a pair of local organizations recently made significant contributions to the Clover Park Technical College Foundation for a pair of funds to assist students. Lakeview Light & Power Company established a new annual “named scholarship” with the CPTC Foundation, while Lakewood Rotary awarded a grant to support the Foundation’s Emergency Assistance fund.
The Suburban Times, Nov. 8, 2016

Carl Zapora to chair Edmonds CC Board of Trustees

Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees member Carl Zapora was reappointed on Oct. 1 by Gov. Jay Inslee. He will also serve as the board chair. Zapora has served on the board since January 2013. He will continue to serve as a board member for another five-year term ending in September 2021, and as chair from October to September 2017.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 8, 2016

Veterans help other veterans navigate college

When George Turner left the Air Force, he found himself missing "meaningful work." As the new Vet Corps navigator at Big Bend Community College (BBCC) in Washington, where Turner is studying computer science, he finds himself again doing something important — helping former members of the military make their way into and through college.
Community College Daily, Nov. 7, 2016

EdCC takes a strategic look at enrollment, halts decline

For the past five years, full-time enrollment at public community colleges has been on the decline, both nationally and locally. However, a new strategic enrollment plan being implemented by Edmonds Community College has its campus community rallying behind efforts to increase enrollment.
Edmonds Beacon, Nov. 7, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

WWU offering tuition waivers for post-9/11 veterans

Western Washington University is now offering full tuition waivers for students who are post 9/11 veterans that have exhausted their GI Bill benefits. The GI Bill normally covers about four years’ worth of tuition. However, some programs might take longer, and remedial courses may take students more time to complete. In addition, transfer students may have been taking classes that did not count toward their degrees. For this reason, Ann Beck, assistant director of Western’s Veterans Services, believes that many veteran students may have struggled with completing their programs.
Kitsap Daily News, Nov. 7, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

How Obama-Trump transition could affect higher ed

Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9. 2016

Campus sexual assault in a Trump era

President-elect Trump has offered few details on how his administration might deal with campus sexual assault, but his surrogates and other Republicans say they would scale back enforcement of Title IX.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2016

Loss of international students?

Some fear Trump presidency could deter international students and put undocumented students at new risk.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2016

Referenda and higher ed

Voters in many states weren't exactly thrilled with the notion of raising taxes to fund higher education.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2016

Trump victory jolts higher ed

Donald Trump stunned the pundits and confounded the pollsters on Tuesday by being elected president of the United States. Many in higher education — including many college leaders who had long lists of objections to Hillary Clinton's plan for free public higher education — were horrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2016

Trump’s surprise victory sends shock through higher ed

Donald J. Trump’s upset victory in the presidential race early Wednesday morning, after an acrimonious campaign that cast a harsh light on deep racial divisions across the United States, stunned higher-education leaders and left many questioning what his administration would mean for colleges.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 9, 2016

The new Congress and higher ed

Republicans maintained control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in Tuesday’s election as Donald Trump was elected president — shocking Democrats who expected to win the presidency if not the upper chamber of Congress as well. However, leaders of both parties have said that a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act will be a top priority in the next Congress and will provide an opportunity to tackle a host of policy issues affecting postsecondary education.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2016

New and returning governors and higher ed

The following table lists the winning gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday's elections and their pledges on higher education. Candidates with an asterisk were incumbents.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2016

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