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News Links | March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Funding roundup: Washington

The Everett Community College-based Poetry Northwest has received a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant. Poetry Northwest is part of the college’s written arts program. The funding will support production of its magazine.
Community College Daily, March 30, 2023

Bob Mohrbacher commentary: We need our schools to be strong and vibrant places

... At Centralia College, we work with more than a dozen school districts to help students plan their futures and achieve their goals. We want all of those schools to be strong and successful. But I live and work in Centralia, which is just one of the reasons I want to speak up in support of the School District and the current levy.
Daily Chronicle, March 29, 2023

Bellevue College trustees select new president with EWU ties

David May was named the next president of Bellevue College on Tuesday night in a unanimous selection by the college’s board of trustees. May was most recently interim president of Eastern Washington University from 2020 until 2022.
425 Magazine, March 29, 2023

Clark College honors Vietnam veterans 50 years after withdrawal of US troops

March 29 marks the 50th anniversary of when the last U.S. troops were pulled from Vietnam. The war lasted almost twenty years. Clark College in Vancouver honored dozens of Vietnam War veterans during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
KGW, March 29, 2023

Among schoolchildren — Gary Locke on the challenges of Bellevue College

You never know which title to use when talking to Gary Locke. Is it governor? Or ambassador? Or is it president—in acknowledgment of his current position as interim president of Bellevue College? “Each position had unique challenges,” he said in an interview about his current challenges. “I’ve tried to build upon the knowledge I’ve gained.”
Northwest Asian Weekly, March 27, 2023

360 Coverage: Community Colleges of Spokane names Dr. Kevin Brockbank new chancellor

Community Colleges of Spokane is getting a familiar face to lead both schools. We sit down with Dr. Kevin Brockbank to discuss the positives and the key challenges he's facing with both schools. [Video]
KHQ, March 27, 2023

Local cybersecurity professor weighs in on TikTok's security

Dr. David Vosen is a cybersecurity professor at Spokane Falls Community College. ... "One of the things that we don't think about with our social media platforms, is that if they're free, we're the product, meaning our data, how we use our data, is being sold in one form or another," he said. 
KXLY, March 24, 2023

Edmonds College receives $200K Verdant grant for counseling services

The Edmonds College Counseling and Resource Center (CRC) will adopt a Mental Health and Wellness Expansion Project, thanks to a $204,000 grant from the Verdant Health Commission. With the grant, the CRC is able to support two full-time counselors ...
My Edmonds News, March 24, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Faculty professional development into the next decade

... The burden of what some call “liquid learning,” the need for continual learning, is felt by professors and increasing. The professional development market is predicted to grow by $3.75 billion between 2021 and 2026.  
Community College Daily, March 29, 2023

Finally, a spring enrollment bump

Enrollment at community colleges finally saw an uptick this spring. Like in the fall, continued increases in dual enrollment and first-time students are the main drivers, according to a National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center report based on preliminary data. 
Community College Daily, March 29, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Commenters decry move to roll back free inquiry rule

House Republicans say that a Biden administration plan to rescind part of a Trump-era rule that required public colleges and universities to give faith-based student organizations the same resources as secular groups is “wholly unwarranted.”
Inside Higher Ed, March 29, 2023

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