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News Links | August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

From the Newsroom: ‘Partnership’ no longer a dirty word

... 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 partners with Olympic College for culinary arts scholarship

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

College jazz concert set for Tuesday night

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

Centralia College Foundation announces winner in 2019 elk hunt raffle

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

No grades, no problem: Registration open at Creative Retirement Institute

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

Clover Park instructor makes music for his community

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 CC president announces retirement

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

Upward Bound pushing students higher

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 adds two-year colleges to search feature

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 rates. 
Community College Daily, Aug. 19, 2019

Training and advocating for ADNs

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 programs evolve along with industry

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

Turning point for student loans

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

Two nonprofits that help low-income students are merging

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

Contentious choice for student borrower advocate

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

Bipartisan push for student loan transparency

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 support.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 16, 2019

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