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News Links | May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

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‘Big Bend changed that for me’

Big Bend Community College President Sara Thompson Tweedy addressed the crowd next. “In June, when we have graduation, Big Bend is going to graduate our first class of bachelor's degree-prepared students,” Thompson Tweedy said.
Columbia Basin Herald, May 25, 2023

Peninsula College history professor to present “Conspiracy and political fear in mid-20th century America,” at May 25 Studium Generale

Peninsula College History Professor Michael Casella-Blackburn will offer a lecture and reading focusing on his latest book: Diplomatic Black Hole: Conspiracy and Political Fear in Mid-20th Century America ...
Forks Forum, May 25, 2023

Skagit Valley College to offer bachelor's degree in computer science

Skagit Valley College will begin next fall offering a bachelor’s degree program in computer science. ... the program is designed to address the increasing demand for those trained in computer science and software development.
Skagit Valley Herald, May 24, 2023

Omak business/civic leader chosen for WVC alumni award

... Carlton enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College in 1965 and attended classes at the school's Wenatchee campus since there would not be one in Omak until the mid-1970s. In 1967, Carlton graduated from WVC ...
News Radio 560 KPQ, May 24, 2023

2013 Highline College graduate Josias Jean-Pierre named 2023 Distinguished Alumnus

Josias Jean-Pierre is no stranger to Highline College. Throughout the 10 years that separate the 2013 grad from his time at the college, the motivational speaker and five-time author has stayed involved through the college’s annual Black and Brown Male Summit, leading workshops with young men of color.
Waterland Blog, May 23, 2023

Steve and Sharon Huling Automotive Technology Center celebrated at South Seattle College

South Seattle College celebrated the grand opening of the Steve and Sharon Huling Automotive Technology Center on May 23. It was the realization of a dream more than a decade in the making.
Westside Seattle, May 23, 2023

Centralia College honors campus stalwart with Bob Peters Field

Bob Peters has seen just about everything change at Centralia College over the years, a steady flow of new faces and spaces. A pillar for Trailblazer athletics for 36 years, Peters was shocked a few weeks ago when he was told that the campus’ new state-of-the-art, 4-acre multi-sport complex will don his name.
Centralia Chronicle, May 23, 2023

Green Team leads Edmonds College’s efforts during 2023 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition 

The Edmonds College Green Team, working together with the campus community, was able to divert the equivalent of 30 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of landfills during the eight-week-long 2023 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition.
My Edmonds News, May 20, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Education Department issues recommendations on AI

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology released a new report, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning: Insights and Recommendations, this week. 
Inside Higher Ed, May 25, 2023

Beyond a crisis plan: Preparing through tabletop exercises

... FEMA’s Campus Resilience Program’s exercise starter kits provide a valuable starting point for tabletop exercises. Scenarios have included tornadoes, hazardous materials, cyber breaches, explosive devices, plane crashes and active shooter incidents. 
Community College Daily, May 25, 2023

More tough questions for Education Department

... Wednesday’s hearing was the second in a series examining the implications of the Biden administration’s policies on the student loan system. This time, Under Secretary James Kvaal and Federal Student Aid chief operating officer Richard Cordray testified.
Inside Higher Ed, May 25, 2023

A snapshot of the past decade

Enrollment at two-year institutions has fallen nearly 40% since 2010, according to an annual federal report that covers a swath of information about education in the U.S. On a note of good news: the number of associate degrees conferred over the same period increased by 10%.
Community College Daily, May 24, 2023

Legislation will enhance public transportation accessibility for college students

Earlier this month, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), and Thomas Kean, Jr., (NJ-07) introduced the PATH to College Act, bipartisan legislation to facilitate partnerships between public transit providers and accredited higher education institutions to enhance public transportation accessibility for college students.
Suburban Times, May 24, 2023

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