News Links | May 12, 2022
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
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
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’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
NBC Right Now, May 9. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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