2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

However, after taking psychology, Petersen switched her focus to that and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the subject area from Chadron State College. “Eventually, I would like to pursue counseling certifications, but for now, I’m really enjoying what I do,” said Petersen.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

Suzanne LaVenture, director of international education and Spanish faculty member at DCCC, accepts the Werner Kubsch award..
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Law Would End Free Speech Zones, Prevent Guests from Being Disinvited for Views

TOPEKA Kan. (AP) — Legislation aimed at protecting free speech on Kansas college campuses is facing mixed reviews amid a nationwide debate over how to balance free speech with the schools’ desire to protect against disruptions and make all students feel safe and welcome.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Singh currently serves as the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, a position he’s held since 2014, at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

A Summary Listing of Honors and Awards at Colleges Around the Nation

and conditions,” Martin said. “It is a great honor for me to be studying with some of the best aquatic scholars in our region.” The Talladega County native wasn’t always interested in aquaculture. In fact, after graduating from Winterboro High School, she did not have career plans for the future.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

New Partnership Intends To Curb Nursing Shortage

Smith, who previously worked in public relations, and Bimbo, who held a variety of jobs including pastry chef, are in their last semester as nursing students at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, and they are looking forward to pursuing more “fulfilling” careers.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

More Degree-Holders Moving Out than Moving In

KC Rising, which started in 2014, recently had its annual meeting to discuss Kansas City’s economic progress. The group analyzes the city’s economy on three metrics: gross domestic products, number of quality jobs and median household income. Kansas City’s position dropped slightly from the year before.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation

Marian Chandler, Lawrence Allen Wishard, Andrea Wishard, and Stephanie Chandler-Wishard presented the donation to the UA Cossatot Foundation. The Chandler- Wishard family own and operate Chandler Funeral Home in De Queen, Arkansas. Lawrence Allen Wishard, funeral home manager, stated, “A world of opportunities can open through education.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Promoting the Independent Investigation for Truth

Well, the nuclear threat is the highest it has been since I was a child when, ironically, “the Russians” were the “enemy. ”Parents of a sick baby are followed around a hospital, considered some kind of danger to the American public because of their immigration status.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

A Summary List of Higher-Ed Conferences and Meetings

May 29 – June 2, 2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RACE & ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDU- CATION NCORE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Texas Colleges Recovering from Hurricane Harvey

Desperate times, the old idiom goes, call for desperate measures. So it was for the community colleges battered and damaged by Hurricane Harvey an unprecedented weather event which presented unprecedented challenges for colleges on the Texas Gulf Coast.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Students Use 3D Printers To Aid Disabled Vets

Tyler Tomazic and Eric Szabo sought to answer some veterans’ yearning to thumb through the pages of a book again. Tomazic would design the Easy Easel to hold a book. Szabo would design the UFO Page Turner for books and touchscreens. (Its semicircle design resembles a flying saucer.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation

Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue..
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential

“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops

“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark

“We are shocked by Peralta’s decision to not move forward,” the A’s said in a statement. “All we wanted to do was enter into a conversation about how to make this work for all of Oakland, Laney, and the Peralta Community College District. We are disappointed that we will not have that opportunity.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Miss. College Teaches Survival and Job Skills

The year was 2015 and Bush was incarcerated in Jones County jail for possessing the ingredients to make meth. She also was facing charges in Stone County for possession of meth with intent to sell. As grateful as she was, it wasn’t quite her time to get clean.

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