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News Links | September 20, 2022

September 20, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Clark College welcomes new school year, embraces change

Clark College President Karin Edwards invoked the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson in her summary of the year of goals and challenges that lies ahead for the school. “The mind, once stretched to a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”
Columbian, Sept. 19, 2022

Skagit Valley College hosts event to celebrate Mexico's independence

Area residents gathered on the Skagit Valley College campus Thursday evening to celebrate Mexico’s independence day. El Grito is held on Sept. 15 as a traditional celebration of Mexico’s independence from the Spanish monarchy on Sept. 16, 1810, according to a news release from Skagit Valley College.
Skagit Valley Herald, Sept. 16, 2022

Dr. James Chen of SPSCC awarded 2022 ACCT Pacific Regional Faculty Award

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) congratulates chemistry professor Dr. James (Jim) Chen who was awarded the 2022 ACCT Pacific Regional Faculty Award on August 12, 2022. The Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) regional awards program annually recognizes one trustee, equity program, chief executive officer, faculty member, and professional board staff member in each of its five regions for their tremendous contributions to community colleges.
Thurston Talk, Sept. 16, 2022 

Jesse Johnson appointed to Highline College Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed Jesse Johnson to the Highline College Board of Trustees. Johnson will be the fourth new trustee since John R. Mosby became president in July 2018 at the Des Moines college. He fills former Board of Trustee member Dan Altmayer’s position.
Kent Reporter, Sept. 15, 2022

New 'media lab' in Port Angeles will train students for theater, film jobs

... As part of a new Peninsula College program, the lab will offer certificates in everything from theater production to carpentry and set design, as well as lighting and sound technology for stage and screen. They are fields you'd have to move to Seattle to study, which can be out of reach for many people.
King 5 News, Sept. 15, 2022

Centralia College hires new dean of Arts and Sciences

After about eight weeks on the job, Tim Wright, Centralia College’s new dean of arts and sciences, says he’s just beginning to get his feet wet, in all senses of the expression. As a new dean, he’s been busy on campus meeting staff, faculty and students and getting to know the ins and outs of the college.
Centralia Chronicle, Sept. 14, 2022

Pierce College Puyallup breaks ground on STEM Building on Sept. 14

Pierce College is excited to announce the groundbreaking of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Building on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. The STEM Building will be Pierce College Puyallup’s newest academic building since 2010.
Suburban Times, Sept. 13, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

DataPoints: ATE in action

The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program awards grants to support a wide variety of efforts to improve technician education at public two-year colleges in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing and engineering, to nanotechnology and biotechnology, to agriculture and environmental sciences, and more.
Community College Daily, Sept. 19, 2022

New Title IX rules get 235,000 comments

Higher education associations generally like Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s new regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 but want more clarity about how the changes would be carried out, as well as more time to put policies in place.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 14, 2022

Colleges played 'profound' role in vaccinating students

A new survey conducted by the American College Health Association found that students were far more likely than the general adult population to get vaccinated against COVID-19: 82 percent of college students surveyed reported being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared with 65 percent of people aged 18 to 24 nationally, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 14, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Foxx stakes out higher ed positions

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) on Tuesday voiced blistering criticism of President Joe Biden’s loan cancellation policies and outlined her own vision for higher education policy, as reflected in part in the REAL Reform Act introduced last month. 
Community College Daily, Sept. 14, 2022

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