News Links | August 20, 2019
System News | Opinion
... Another example of a new partnership for the newsroom is our summer reporting
intern. You’ve seen Jeni Banceu’s byline all summer. She is a student at Clark College, and she will be the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Independent, this
fall. Earlier this year, Clark’s journalism professor, Beth Slovic, reached out to
create a Dee Anne Finken Endowed Internship in partnership with The Columbian and
the Clark College Foundation.
The Columbian, Aug. 17, 2019
Maynard’s Restaurant in Silverdale is hosting a special preview event at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5, after partnering with the Olympic College Foundation to create a new culinary arts scholarship. Chef and owner JJ Meland will
present an exclusive first look before the restaurant and marketplace open to the
public. ... “I chose Olympic College and the culinary arts program because education
is important to me,” Meland said in a news release. “I believe a scholarship for culinary
arts falls right in line with Maynard’s values.”
Kitsap Daily News, Aug. 17, 2019
Maier Performance Hall will be the venue for the summer concert of the PC Jazz Ensemble
at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Maier Hall is on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. ... Sizer will sing “East of the Sun, West of the Moon,”
made famous by both Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. He will also give the lesser known,
“I Don’t Know Enough About You” an outing. The performers in this band represent some
of the best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer, and hail from across
the North Olympic Peninsula.
Peninsula Daily News, Aug. 16, 2019
On Aug. 5, the Centralia College Foundation held its drawing for the 2019 Dave Sherwood Memorial Elk Hunt Raffle.
The winner was Larry Embrey of Tacoma. Embrey has purchased raffle tickets for several
years to support the Dave Sherwood Memorial Scholarship. As winner of the raffle,
Embrey will be allowed to hunt for a big bull elk (minimum three-point) on TransAlta
Centralia land. The hunt is a modern rifle hunt set for Nov. 2 through 3.
The Daily Chronicle, Aug. 16, 2019
Registration for fall quarter at the Creative Retirement Institute at Edmonds Community College begins Thursday, Aug. 15. CRI is for adults interested in lifelong learning. “This
is the place to meet other energetic, creative people with common interests,” said
Judy Kimball, a CRI member. CRI was established in 1993 by educators and is run by
a volunteer staff with the cooperation and support of the Continuing Education Division
of Edmonds Community College. Instructors proficient in their respective fields of
study teach the classes.
Edmonds Beacon, Aug. 16, 2019
Rocky Sandoval has been a fixture at Clover Park Technical College since 2009 where he started his career as a note taker for students with disabilities.
He was diligent in sitting with them during their classes and assisting with their
studies. It was during this time that he began tutoring one-on-one and saw himself
serving in a larger capacity in student lives. In 2015 he began teaching ESL students
and the Adult Basic Education classes.
The Suburban Times, Aug. 15, 2019
Big Bend Community College President Terry Leas has announced he will retire from his post at the college after
the 2019-20 academic year. College trustees accepted Leas’ resignation at a special
meeting Thursday morning. “June 30, 2020, will mark the conclusion of my eighth year
(at BBCC) and the 48th year of my career in secondary and higher education. Facing
the prospect of turning 70 next March and the recently emerging health challenges
confronting my family, the time has come to devote more attention (to family),” Leas
wrote in a letter sent to BBCC employees.
Columbia Basin Herald, Aug. 15, 2019
Summertime is no time to rest for forty local high schoolers hard at work at the Yakima Valley College Upward Bound summer academic program. “If I weren’t here, I’d just be sleeping, and
helping my mother out by cleaning,” says Sunnyside High senior Keren Hernandez. Instead,
Keren and 39 other teenagers are living for six weeks in YVC’s dorms, going home only
on the weekends, and filling their days with immersive classes covering interesting
subject matter like robotics, drones, and even Japanese.
KIMA, Aug. 13, 2019
Trends | Horizons | Education
Google has expanded its college search feature to include U.S. two-year colleges,
as well as associate and certificate programs at four-year colleges. Students can
use the search engine to find schools based on program of interest, location, distance,
size and more. Google last year launched its college search feature for four-year
U.S. universities, including acceptance rates, costs and student outcomes like graduation
Community College Daily, Aug. 19, 2019
Nursing education is entering a new, dynamic period. As a nursing educator and a leader
at a community college for many years, the importance of a community college and the
impact it plays is demonstrated with each graduate that crosses the stage. Community
colleges have assisted in bridging the gap and assisted in meeting the needs of underserved
and diverse students. Associate degree nursing (ADN) programs graduate more African-American,
Latino and Native American registered nurses than other types of prelicensure nursing
programs, according to data from the Campaign for Action.
Community College Daily, Aug. 19, 2019
Fashion education programs at community colleges are evolving along with the industry
by focusing more on technology, entrepreneurship, social media and sustainability. In
Austin, Texas, where local officials are promoting a growing fashion industry, Austin
Community College (ACC) and the city of Austin are jointly funding a new 7,500-square-foot
fashion incubator at ACC. The center will have designers-in-residence, an in-house
production team and 15 to 20 budding entrepreneurs, says Victoria Taylor, chair of
the college’s fashion department.
Community College Daily, Aug. 18, 2019
The New York Fed this week presented an unsettling picture of how student loans stack
up to other household debt. Defaulted student loans have surpassed all other types
of household debt classified as "severely derogatory," including mortgage and credit
card debt, according to a report from New York Fed researchers. Fed researchers defined
severely derogatory debt as any kind of delinquent loan combined with a repossession,
foreclosure, or charge off.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 16, 2019
College Access Now, a Seattle-based, regionally focused nonprofit, will become a part
of College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on college accessibility for low-income
students. College Access Now will be renamed College Possible Washington and will
serve as College Possible’s seventh branch. Executives at the two organizations have
been discussing the merger for more than a year.
Diverse Education, Aug. 16, 2019
Politics | Local, State, National
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is bringing on a former student loan servicing
executive to oversee the student loan industry. CFPB director Kathy Kraninger named
Robert G. Cameron, who was a top official at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance
Agency, as the agency's student loan ombudsman. The company is one of the largest
loan servicers, which contract with the federal government to handle payments on millions
of student loans.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 19, 2019
Rep. Donna Shalala, a Florida Democrat and former university president, has spent
much of her first year in Congress seeking tougher federal standards on for-profit
colleges, an issue that has divided members of Congress along partisan lines. Thursday,
though, she released a bill along with one of President Trump's favorite lawmakers,
Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. The bipartisan bill would push more regular disclosures
to student borrowers during the lifetime of their loan, including when they are still
in college. The legislation is the latest evidence that while Democrats and Republicans
are split on many major higher ed issues, transparency still has broad bipartisan
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 16, 2019