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News Links | April 12, 2022

April 12, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Forums begin for Peninsula College president finalists

Multiple opportunities to interview the four finalists for the Peninsula College president’s post extend from today through April 19. ... Each forum will feature a brief introduction of each candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session. Those participating in the candidate forums will be asked to provide feedback via an online survey.
Peninsula Daily News, April 11, 2022

Bridging the cybersecurity workforce gap

... In partnership with Microsoft, the National Cybersecurity Training & Education (NCyTE) Center at Whatcom Community College in Washington provides assistance for community colleges to establish new cybersecurity degree and certification programs. “This is a service we’re providing for colleges,” said Corrinne Sande, a professor at Whatcom and director of the NCyTE Center.
Community College Daily, April 10, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College offers unique craft beverage degree

A rise in craft breweries and distilleries prompted South Puget Sound Community College to offer a unique degree. While some schools offer degrees in brewing or distilling, a school spokesperson said the Tumwater-based college is the only college offering two-year associate degrees in craft brewing, distilling, and cider-making.
King 5, April 9, 2022

Playtime: Summer Music School is back, plus Edmonds College youth technology camps

... Edmonds College is offering Technology Camps this summer and has added a few in-person options. The college will offer in-person camps for groups ages 8 to 11 and 11 to 15 that cover Minecraft and Roblox engineering, building your own video game ala Fortnite, and learning Python Programming.
My Edmonds News, April 9, 2022

Wenatchee Valley College to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

Graduation at Wenatchee Valley College will look, well, like normal graduation this year. For the first time in three years, WVC will host in-person graduation ceremonies for both campuses this June. The ceremony for the Wenatchee campus will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the Apple Bowl.
Wenatchee World, April 8, 2022

How professional programs at NIC and SCC are preparing students for culinary career success

... To earn an associate degree [at Spokane Community College], students must complete 105 credits, typically spread over two years or six quarters (fall, winter and spring). Culinary basics, nutrition, baking, menu planning and mechanics of the hospitality industry are all part of the curriculum.
Inlander, April 7, 2022

Tri-Cities planetarium reopens after 2 years. Catch a film and learn about the night sky

The Columbia Basin College planetarium in Pasco is reopening to the public after being closed to most events for more than two years. “We are readier than ever to once again be able to teach, engage and captivate our visitors of all ages, and to help inspire a new generation of students to look up,” said Erin Steinert, director of the planetarium and observatory.
Tri-City Herald, April 7, 2022

Gearing up for graduation at South Puget Sound Community College

It’s almost time for caps and gowns, tassels and orchid leis. The 2022 graduating class of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is getting ready for that momentous march across the stage and into their next phase of life. he last few years have been chaotic but these dedicated students have worked hard and it’s time to celebrate their success.
Thurston Talk, April 7, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Ending unpaid internships

Internships tend to advantage students who are already advantaged—essentially those who can afford to work for cheap or free .... Initially community colleges led the fight against unpaid internships, since those institutions already had more lower-income students, but in recent years more R-1 institutions have joined in, said Hora.
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2022

COVID or not, why they come (and how it's going)

From exploration and applications to deposits and enrollment, COVID impacted every stage of the admissions cycle—with some students’ process looking entirely different than it would have pre-pandemic and others being less affected by travel restrictions and closed campuses. As with any type of college experience, each student’s journey is unique.
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2022 

Students of color less likely to get mental health treatment

While mental health worsened among all student groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, students of color were particularly vulnerable, according to a new study that documents inequalities in mental health care between 2013 and 2021. The study, published by the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that in 2020–21, more than 60 percent of students met the criteria for one or more mental health problems—a nearly 50 percent increase from 2013.
Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

WATCH LIVE: How student loan debt disproportionately hurts Black borrowers

Americans, in total, owe nearly $1.75 billion in student loan debt, with more than 44 million people owing, according to a 2020 NAACP report. ... Though President Joe Biden announced on April 6 that he will again extend relief for federal borrowers, pushing the payment start date back to Sept. 1, his administration hasn’t yet taken any substantial steps toward permanent relief. 
PBS News Hour, April 12, 2022

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