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

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.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The University of Arkansas Cossatot announced that its cutting-edge textbook program enabled students to save an estimated $500,000 since 2015. UA Cossatot was the first in the state to move away from the traditional campus bookstore and implement its own textbook rental program, combined with a faculty-driven move to Open Education Resources (OER).
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

some point in the classroom, every teacher is confronted by a student with the dreaded question, “why do I need to know this?” College students who are pursuing a major in science can struggle to understand why they need learn literature and vice-versa, said Stephanie Plain Potter,.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

State Allows Some Immigrants To Pay In-State Tuition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Northwest Kansas Technical College won’t allow federal immigration officials on its campus in Goodland without a court order to protect students who might be affected by the Trump administration’s plans to rescind a program that protects from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Staffing Structures, Administrative Bloat Targeted in Report

College officials noted that because each college is independently accredited, it is required to have certain staffing structures. But two of the three more rural campuses now have only one vice president, and officials are examining whether to make changes elsewhere, said Chancellor Ross Gittell, of the state’s community college system.

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