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News Links | March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Interior Design students showcase portfolios

Clover Park Technical College’s Interior Design program showcased the work of its students Wednesday at its Winter Portfolio Exhibition in the McGavick Conference Center. The three-hour exhibition allows students who are about to complete the program to show off their portfolio of work from the previous six quarters. A total of 15 students had displays available for their classmates, community members, and prospective employers to view. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate our graduating students and all the wonderful work they did throughout their time in the program,” CPTC Interior Design instructor Julie Watts said.
The Suburban Times, March 24, 2019

Record turnout for Edmonds CC women of STEM conference

Edmonds Community College hosted its seventh annual Expanding Your Horizons conference last week for young women interested in studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The conference saw record attendance with nearly 500 students, grades eight through 12, from five school districts. Students had the option to attend interactive workshops led by women in STEM from Boeing Company, Amazon, Microsoft and the University of Washington biology department.
My Edmonds News, March 24, 2019

Welders wanted: Demand for the trade at Puget Sound is hot, 'unprecedented'

Most working days at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Katherine Lapierre's view is through a 4-by-2-inch window. Through it, she can guide high-voltage electricity to generate the 3,000 degrees F necessary to melt and fuse metal together, often adding a gas like argon or helium to ensure the molten puddle she's just created hardens properly. In other words, she welds. It's a critical skill in a region that's grown desperate for more with her talents. A generation of welders is retiring at a time when high-tech jobs are emphasized. It's resulted in a shortage in the welding workforce, despite an apprenticeship program between the shipyard and Olympic College that dates back to 1950. "It’s unprecedented in my career," said Al Kitchens, lead faculty member in Olympic College’s welding technology program and a 36-year veteran of the industry. 
Kitsap Sun, March 23, 2019

Gov. Inslee tours Edmonds CC engineering labs

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made an appearance at Edmonds Community College on Friday, March 22 to see the work of the engineering and engineering technology students. Edmonds CC offers both engineering and engineering technology degrees. Students who study engineering can earn an associates degree, which can be used to transfer to a four-year university. The engineering technology program is a two-year degree that allows students to transition straight into the workforce after graduation. “The two-year technical degrees are there to get students ready for jobs and show there are other paths through college other than just the four-year degree,” said Edmonds CC Communication Specialist Laura Daniali.
My Edmond News, March 22, 2019

Two CPTC students receive All-Washington academic honor

A pair of Clover Park Technical College students were honored as members of the 2019 All-Washington Academic Team Thursday in a lunch ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. CPTC students Ronald Hayes and Nelson Nyland were selected to the academic team for this year, and each received a medallion from CPTC President Dr. Joyce Loveday on Thursday. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee provided the keynote address, and Phi Theta Kappa national president and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner also spoke.
The Suburban Times, March 22, 2019

Finalists named in search for new Everett CC president

Three finalists will visit Everett Community College next month as they vie to become its next president. A news release Thursday named Warren Brown, Karin Edwards and Daria Willis as the final candidates selected by the college’s Board of Trustees. Campus interviews and public forums are expected in April, with dates not yet announced. Brown is the president of North Seattle College and a Seattle Colleges District vice chancellor. Edwards is president of the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College. Willis is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. 
The Everett Herald, March 22, 2019

Farrier program gets vocal support

Small clumps of dirt dotted the carpet of Walla Walla Community College’s conference room during the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday. The tracks led to numerous sets of meant-for-business boots — dusty on top and muddy on the bottom — on the feet of audience members. This was the day supporters of WWCC’s farrier science program came to the college to make use of the board meeting’s public comment time. No decisions or new announcements were made by the board regarding the program at this meeting.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, March 21, 2019

Highline College student from Kent honored as All-Washington scholar

Vaishali Vakharia earned statewide recognition Thursday for her accomplishments as a Highline College student. The Kent resident was honored as a member of the 2019 All-Washington Academic Team for her achievements. Vakharia and other top scholars from the state’s 34 community and technical colleges attended an awards ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. 
Kent Reporter, March 21, 2019

Centralia College students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Centralia College has selected Ashlie Oxford and Samantha Haley to be its representatives on the 2019 Coca-Cola All-Washington Academic Team. They were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, and service to the college. They will be honored in the All-Washington Team Awards Ceremony on Thursday at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. Governor Jay Inslee is expected to speak at the event and present medals to each of the team members.
The Chronicle, March 21, 2019

Two Shoreline CC students receive state award for academic excellence and contributions to the community

Two Shoreline Community College students, Ting-yu Sung and Shujah Sial, will be honored with about 70 of their peers from across the state at the All-Washington Academic Team recognition ceremony in Olympia on March 21. Sung and Sial, both in their second years at Shoreline, were nominated by their professors for academic excellence and positive contributions to the community.
Shoreline Area News, March 19, 2019

Trends | Horizons | Education

Increasing understanding of online learning

Many people in higher education still treat online education as if it's a new phenomenon, even though some colleges and universities have been doing it for decades. That's probably partly because some institutions remain untouched by it, and at many others it has grown only in pockets of the campus -- from certain schools or programs or professors. It's also partly because good data about online education are still relatively rare.
Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2019

Politics | Local, State, National

Trump signs broad executive order

President Trump on Thursday delivered on his promise of an executive order that would hold colleges that receive federal research funding accountable for protecting free speech. However, his bombastic rhetoric in a White House East Room ceremony wasn't matched by the modest language of the order. "If a college or university does not allow you to speak, we will not give them money. It's that simple," he said Thursday. But the executive order essentially directs federal agencies to ensure colleges are following requirements already in place. And it doesn't spell out how enforcement of the order would work.
Inside Higher Ed, March 22, 2019

Trump’s free-speech order could have been harsher. But higher-ed leaders still don’t approve.

The executive order that President Trump signed on Thursday, designed to protect free speech on college campuses, was less harsh than many critics had feared. Still, controversy clung to the measure, with constitutional-law scholars and higher-education leaders calling it unnecessary and potentially dangerous. The order, which also focuses on colleges' transparency and accountability, directs the leaders of 12 federal agencies, in coordination with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to "take appropriate steps" consistent with the First Amendment and applicable laws to ensure that institutions receiving federal research or education grants "promote free inquiry" in compliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, and policies.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 21, 2019

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