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News Links | August 31, 2023

August 31, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

CRI: 'As rewarding as helping to build airplanes'

... This year, CRI is celebrating 30 years as a member-driven, self-supporting organization at Edmonds College aiming to provide affordable, lifelong learning opportunities to adults.
Edmonds Beacon, Aug. 31, 2023

WWCC hires new VP of Instruction

Dante Leon has been named the new Vice President of Instruction at Walla Walla Community College. “WWCC is a special place,” Mr. Leon said. “I look forward to supporting its students, faculty and staff.”
NBC Right Now, Aug. 29, 2023

Are you ready for a full, super, blue moon ... that might actually be red?

... since we are in the territory of rare occurrences, Alice Enevoldsen, an astronomy teacher at South Seattle College and a NASA solar system ambassador, noted that there is a (tiny) chance that conditions could align to actually give us a blue, blue moon."If you go out and you see the moon tomo
KUOW, Aug. 29, 2023

Local archaeology class unearths important piece of Japanese American history in north Seattle

... Last year, an archaeology class led by Dr. Alicia Valentino, associate faculty of Edmonds College, uncovered remnants of what used to be part of Bea Kumasaka’s old family farm, the Green Lake Gardens Company. 
Northwest Asian Weekly, Aug. 25, 2023

Big Bend Community College brings basic education for adults back to Warden

This September, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is set to reintroduce its Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) classes in the Warden community.
Source One, Aug. 24, 2023

Metallica’s foundation continues to donate to SCC to support education for in-demand jobs

Rock on, Spokane Community College. For the fifth year in a row, the school received funding from Metallica’s education foundation to support career and technical education programs.
Spokesman-Review, Aug. 17, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: Proposed overtime rule change could hit college administrators

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) this week released a proposed increase in the salary level below which employees may not be considered “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...
Community College Daily, Aug. 31, 2023

Advocacy quick hits: Appropriations deadline looms

Congressional lawmakers have spent the August recess visiting their home states, districts and (hopefully) community colleges, but they have a daunting task awaiting them when they return to Washington.
Community College Daily, Aug. 31, 2023

Last Modified: 8/31/23, 5:37 PM
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