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News Links | March 7, 2023

March 07, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Bellevue College announces four finalists for president

The Board of Trustees of Bellevue College has announced the four finalists for the school's next president. The finalists — Darrell Cain, Cory Clasemann, Tonya Drake, and David May — will visit the BC campus during the weeks of March 6 and March 13.
425 Business, March 6, 2023

Editorial: Fund food insecurity response in WA — and demand national fix

... A survey from the University of Washington, Washington State University and Tacoma Community College found that food insecurity — that is, being uncertain or having limited access to nutritional food — as expected, is highest in households with annual incomes under $15,000, with rural residents, residents of color and those with children hardest hit. 
The Seattle Times, March 6, 2023

Two bills protecting Washington state students clear the House

... According to a 2020 report from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), six out of 10 community or technical college students in Washington State experienced hunger or housing insecurity the previous year, even though most were employed.
NBC Right Now, March 4, 2023

Peninsula College described as small but mighty

Peninsula College is the second-smallest of the 34 colleges in the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges system, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in community support and the ability to make a difference in the lives of students and its impact on local businesses, said President Suzy Ames on Wednesday. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
Peninsula Daily News, March 2, 2023

Wenatchee Valley College hosts Visiting Writers Series with Taylor Brorby

Wenatchee Valley College is hosting author and memoirist Taylor Brorby for their Visiting Writer Event series on March 7. Brorby will present his book “BOYS AND OIL: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land,” a coming-of-age memoir based on his childhood in North Dakota and discusses what it was like growing up in a conservative oil-based area as a young, gay environmentalist.
News Radio 560, March 2, 2023

Peninsula College offers classes that prioritize zero-cost and low-cost materials

Peninsula College students will be able to search for classes based on the cost of textbooks and course materials beginning spring quarter. Through a grant from the Department of Education, several PC instructors have expanded the number of classes using Zero-Cost and Low-Cost materials to make college more affordable for students.
Forks Forum, March 2, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

5 types of workplace writing students can practice in class

From memos and reports to self-assessments and slide decks, writing skills often needed on the job don’t tend to be taught in college. But professors can incorporate workplace writing into course assignments.
Inside Higher Ed, March 3, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Different paths to same goal

Two bills have been introduced in the 118th Congress to provide Pell Grant eligibility to students in short-term workforce education programs. While the end goal of both is the same, they take different paths to get there. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has posted a detailed chart on its website that compares key aspects of the two bills.
Community College Daily, March 6, 2023

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