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News Links | March 5, 2024

March 05, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Raising salmon helps Puget Sound population — and students learn to run a hatchery

On a sunny morning, nearly two dozen Bellingham Technical College (BTC) students pulled on waders and boots, ready to transfer 582,966 chinook salmon fry from their dark, indoor crates to outdoor pools along Whatcom Creek at the Perry Center.  
Cascadia Daily News, March 2, 2024

Walla Walla Community College announces beehive project

Walla Walla Community College’s Community Apiary (Beehive) Project will begin this spring, providing a space for local beekeepers to operate hives and engage with the community. The apiary, which will be on WWCC’s campus ...
Union-Bulletin, Feb. 28, 2024

Skagit Valley College Black Student Union advisor aims to leave a legacy

When Monique McVeigh moved to Skagit Valley from Kitsap two years ago, she moved to not only accept a new position with Skagit Valley College, but to leave an impact. McVeigh works as the college’s Arts and Sciences and Libraries Program Support Supervisor. 
Skagit Valley College, Feb. 28, 2024

Program helps young adults with disabilities prepare for life after high school in the Yakima Valley

Arlene Carmona walks across a parking lot on the Yakima Valley College campus with Ash Weaver, a transition content coordinator for Educational Service District 105. The two are on their way to a mock job interview at a local child care center.
Yakima Herald, Feb. 27, 2024

Yakima Valley College announces 2024 Festival of New Works with two unique plays in March

Yakima Valley College announced its 2024 Festival of New Works, with their drama program putting on two separate plays in March. YVC will stage both plays at the Kendall Hall Black Box Theatre on the YVC campus, entitled 'Memento Mori' and 'Heavens Little Gay-ngle,' followed by an improv show.
KIMA, Feb. 26, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

DataPoints: Trends among adjunct/part-time instructors

Over the past 10 years, the number of faculty (part-time and full-time) at public community colleges has decreased along with declining enrollments, from 397,424 faculty in fall 2013, to 321,552 faculty in fall 2022. 
Community College Daily, March 5, 2024

Congress passes FAFSA formula fix

Congress moved Thursday to fix an error in the legislation overhauling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, days after the Education Department announced it was updating the formula for aid eligibility to comply with the law. 
Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2024

The new FAFSA has been glitchy. Why Pierce County students are at particular risk | Opinion

Students, the time to act is now. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and secure your future. Completing the FAFSA unlocks a world of educational support, including federal grants, loans and work-study opportunities.
News Tribune, Feb. 29, 2024


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