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News Links | May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

‘An evolution for us’: Spokane Falls Community College hires new dean of diversity, equity and inclusion

... Now, Salinas is taking his talents to Spokane Falls Community College as the new dean of diversity, equity and inclusion. The 53-year-old was most recently assistant to the vice president for equity initiatives at Boise State University. He officially started Monday.
The Spokesman-Review, May 11, 2022

Renowned artists Han and Mihalyo featured at MAC Gallery

The works of artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo are currently on display at the MAC Gallery on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. The Seattle duo are among the highest-profile artists ever to have their work shown in the gallery, according to Scott Bailey, WVC art department director.
Wenatchee World, May 11, 2022

Writer in Residence to speak at Peninsula College

David Guterson admits the furious output that distinguished his early writing career when he published five novels in less than 20 years has slowed ... Guterson will discuss writing and the creative process as Writer in Residence at Peninsula College today and Thursday in a series of events that are free and open to the public.
Peninsula Daily News, May 11, 2022

Yakima Valley College names George Allan, of Allan Brothers Fruit, as 2022's Distinguished Alumnus

Yakima Valley College’s 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award went to George Allan, a former owner and current board member of Allan Brothers Fruit in Naches. YVC awards an alumnus each year who attended for at least three quarters, earned at least 45 credits and distinguished themselves positively. 
NBC Right Now, May 9. 2022

Meet TCC’s All-Washington Students for 2022

Tacoma Community College’s three All-Washington students will be honored at an online ceremony hosted by South Puget Sound Community College at noon May 12, 2022. The All-Washington event honors high-achieving students from each of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges.  
Suburban Times, May 9, 2022

The time is finally right to go 'Into the woods': Long-postponed musical caps Centralia College drama season

“Into The Woods” was supposed to be presented at Centralia College two years ago but its premiere was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the wait was not her choice, director Emmy Kreilkamp said it may have made the timing of the show even more perfect in the end.
Centralia Chronicle, May 9, 2022

Meet South Puget Sound Community College’s 2022 All-Washington Scholars

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced its two students being recognized as members of the All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team: Dianna Burch and Yuho Fujii. The ceremony will honor students from each of the state’s 34 community and technical colleges.
Thurston Talk, May 9, 2022

Edmonds College Black Box Theatre hosts weekly Fiasco nights in May

Each week, the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds College presents improvised stories of the world of greed, lust and betrayal based on the Bully Pulpit role playing game called Fiasco! New settings, characters and plots are introduced every week. Stories are mainly guided by the audience and the narrator. 
Lynnwood Today, May 9, 2022

36th annual Powwow at Edmonds College

Edmonds College hosted its 36th annual Powwow this weekend, and despite the heavy showers, vendors, dancers, and drummers of all ages participated in spirited celebrations of culture. Several smaller events, such as a presentation on the history and etiquette of Powwows ...
Lynnwood Times, May 9, 2022

Yakima Valley College presents two student-written plays this week

Two new dramas make their debuts this week in Yakima. And they’re written by college playwrights. Yakima Valley College’s Playmasters present their student-written original short plays, the Spring 2022 Festival of New Works ...
Yakima Herald-Republic, May 4, 2022

Video series begins with Japanese internment

The "Our Communities Our Neighbors” video project with Tanbara enlisted the talents of Kevin Gibson, an instructor in digital media, storytelling and production process at Bates Technical College. Gibson worked with his colleague Brian Parker, also an instructor at Bates’ digital media program ...
Tacoma Weekly, May 4, 2022

Join the SPSCC Music Department for two spring concerts

The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Music Department is excited to present two concerts featuring SPSCC music students this June at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage: Back to Bach and Songs of Home.
Thurston Talk, May 2, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates mental health issues for Black students

Nearly three in four students surveyed for the Fall 2021 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment reported experiencing moderate or severe psychological distress. Data from a Healthy Minds survey the same year found 34% of respondents of college students surveyed struggle with anxiety, and 41% with depression.
Diverse Education, May 11, 2022

Clarifying the terrain of credentials

Most recent discussions of postsecondary workforce development trends ultimately focus on credentials. The term is often used to define diverse educational activities such as short-term stackable certificates, industry-created certifications, licenses, non-degree certificates, apprenticeships or electronic badges. 
Community College Daily, May 11, 2022

Bringing back students with no credentials

Nearly 6 in 10 (58.3%) of 39 million Americans who have taken at least a few college courses but haven’t earned a credential last attended a community college, according to a new report. Among those former community college students who did return to college, the two-year path was the choice for nearly 40% of them ...
Community College Daily, May 10, 2022

Washington universities struggle to serve all their students’ mental health needs. Here’s why

David, a sophomore pre-med student at the University of Washington, was used to juggling a busy schedule: He was a wrestler, swimmer, and runner in high school and works 20 hours a week on top of a full course load. Still, when he finally made it to campus this school year — attending labs in person for the first time after two years of online work — the stress was bubbling. 
The Seattle Times, May 10, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Beware, new student loan borrowers: Interest rates are about to jump

With so much talk these days of when or whether President Biden will broadly cancel student debt – and with payments and interest on that debt paused for more than two years – it's easy to forget that the federal student loan system remains unchanged. And one part of that system is about to deliver a shock to many borrowers: Interest rates are going up, likely by quite a bit. 
NPR, May 6, 2022

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