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News Links | October 5, 2021

October 05, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Demolition has begun on campus to make room for new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Complex

The construction work for the new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Complex (HSAMCC) at Shoreline Community College has begun and buildings are starting to come down. Beginning Monday, September 27, 2021 the existing 2500 building and the North portion of the 2400 building began coming down ...
Shoreline Area News, Oct. 4, 2021

Wenatchee Valley College celebrates Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month is from September 16 through October 16 and Wenatchee Valley College is highlighting heritage month with several events. The WVC library has stood up a book display featuring Hispanic/Latinx authors for the month.
560 KPQ News Radio, Oct. 4, 2021

New tuition-free construction trades pre-apprenticeship program at Edmonds College now enrolling students

Edmonds College is partnering with the City of Lynnwood, Sound Transit and several other partners to fill a critical labor shortage and provide skills training to our local community members. This fall, a new tuition-free Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be available to local residents.
My Edmonds News, Oct. 1, 2021

Community Colleges of Spokane welcomes Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Van of Vietnam as a visiting Fulbright Scholar for 2021-22

Community Colleges of Spokane is excited to welcome Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Van of Vietnam to Spokane as this year's visiting Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Van, while not having any direct teaching responsibilities her first quarter, will guest lecture several classes this fall at Spokane Community College.
Patch, Oct. 1, 2021

Articulation agreement between EWU and Bates helps students pursue career goals

Did you know that students who transfer from a Washington public community or technical college are more likely to finish a bachelor’s degree than students from other states? That is why articulation agreements are an important option for students at [Bates Technical College] who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 
The Suburban Times, Oct. 1, 2021

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, BrickCon, more fun things to do this weekend in Seattle

... Seven years in the making, the new John Lewis Memorial pedestrian/bike bridge which will provide easy access from North Seattle College to the Northgate Link light rail station, opens in grand style on Saturday at 10 a.m. on the west side of the bridge.
Seattle PI, Oct. 1, 2021

What you need to know about applying for the FAFSA

... “First of all, they need to fill out that FAFSA form. Everybody kind of forgets that you have to do it every academic year. The academic year goes from July 1st to June 30, but it comes out the October prior,” Spokane Community College financial aid office program specialist Janice Rice said.
KXLY, Sept. 30, 2021

TCC Art History Book Club to resume in-person meetings in October

Up to ten people will be allowed to meet in The Gallery (Building 4) at Tacoma Community College starting with the group’s Oct. 6 meeting. People who would rather participate virtually can join the book club via Zoom.
The Suburban Times, Sept. 30, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

HSIs, community, and family: The steps to Latinx student success

Across the U.S., the Latinx population is booming. Eighteen percent (18%) of the population identifies as Latinx, according to the 2020 census. Before the pandemic, the largest share of enrollment growth belonged to the Latinx population.
Diverse Education, Oct. 4, 2021

Revamping higher ed's mental health policies

Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles may have moved society closer to being comfortable talking about mental health in young people. In spite of the tremendous amount of criticism they received, neither woman backed down in their insistence that they needed to take time off ...
Diverse Education, Oct. 1, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Low cost, high impact for Pell Grant recipients

Congressional Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending plan is expected to face substantial cuts in the coming weeks, as moderates in the Senate say they don’t support the legislation’s high price tag. Advocates are hoping lawmakers will retain a tax change for Pell Grant recipients in the final package, which they say has the advantage of being low cost and high impact.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 5, 2021

The Biden Administration's proposed higher education policies

The Biden-Harris administration from the start proposed sweeping higher education policies that many advocates praised as long overdue and much needed to tackle equity issues that the pandemic brought to the fore.
Diverse Education, Sept. 30, 2021

Congress weighs in on college athletes leveraging their brand

Since the NCAA adopted a new policy this summer allowing college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (NIL), many players have signed brand deals and contracts, some raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars. 
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 1, 2021

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