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2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Free Community College Program Recruiting Volunteer Mentors

By AP
The scholarship program provides two free years of tuition to community or technical college. Gov. Bill Haslam has said more mentors could be a key to the success of the program’s second year..
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Bystanders Urged To Intervene When Witnessing Potential Acts of Violence

By AP
Ozarks Technical College, Drury University and Evangel University and have implemented the Green Dot initiative, a prevention model that trains bystanders how to step in, speak up and interrupt potential acts of violence. Each of those campuses has facilitators who train staff members and student leaders, The Springfield News-Leader.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

State’s Technical, Community Colleges Criticized for Workforce Gaps

As Kentucky emerges from the effects of the national recession, employers across the state trying to take advantage of the new economic growth confront a shortage of qualified workers. The problem is maddening for state officials, who desperately want to replace the jobs lost in Kentucky’s coal industry, devastating the eastern part of the state.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

More Bikes Will Be Purchased if Pilot Program Pays Off

By AP
Larry said she along with student loans coordinator Trina Smith said they were unsure the first time about riding a bike since it had been such a long time both rode one. Larry and Smith decided to take a ride when the number of students on campus was low.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Former Officer Brought Gun to Campus in Wake of Umpqua Shootings

By AP
“My original intent was that, after the Oregon incident, I felt somehow that I should try to be able to mitigate if something bad happened, and I made a mistake in how I dealt with that, and I apologize,” said Patterson, who is authorized to carry a concealed weapon at Northwest College.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

First Round of Funding Goes to Families of Victims

By AP
“We’re able to bless them with some financial assistance, but at the same time they want their loved ones back,’’ Trenkle said. “Money can’t replace that.... We met with one mom and she said ‘All I want is my child back.’’’ Members of the organization went to the homes of 24 families to hand-deliver money.
2015 November 5 - 06:19 am

Governor Seeking $55.7 Million Increase In Performance Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of Missouri’s public community colleges and universities said they will freeze undergraduate tuition next school year as part of a deal with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon to ramp up funding from the state, although the extra spending needs legislative approval.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Master’s Degree Requirement Could Undermine Dual Enrollment Programs

By AP
The accreditation group for Indiana colleges says that by fall 2017, those teachers must have 18 credit hours in master’s degree-level courses in the subject they’ll be teaching. Ivy Tech Community College says that hundreds of the high school teachers it now works with might fall short of that standard.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

College Officials Oppose Move To Allow More Guns on Campuses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker says he might offer legislation authorizing faculty and employees at Tennessee’s public higher education institutions to carry firearms and have “the best chance possible to defend themselves” if there’s a campus shooting.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Despite Scholarship Grants and Rutgers Imprimatur, Program Called a Waste of Time and Money

The state Department of Labor awarded the New Jersey State Library $146,475 for scholarships for online high school diploma programs. The program is part of eight grants totaling $958,163 that promote literacy skills among New Jersey adults, said Amanda E.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Student Cited as Hero Provides Vivid Account on Facebook

By AP
He said the first responders and hospital workers were “the real heroes, they saved us.” Since the story of Mintz’s bravery became public, an online campaign has raised more than $800,000 to help with medical bills and his expenses while he recovers..
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Hands-On Experiences Make College Program Stand Out

Four stories above the ground, Evan Johnson, Nathan Tkach and Josh Hunt watch the skies through 360 degrees of tinted windows. They are checking for a Cessna less than 10 miles out from the airport. Johnson is working local control today, guiding local pilots as they return to the airport.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Elimination of Vermont Interactive Technologies Expected To Save More than $800,000 a Year

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Interactive Technologies, the backbone of the state’s distance-learning efforts, is set to close in December in a budget-cutting move, but the head of its largest user said he’s confident new technology will fill the void.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Colleges Around the Country are under pressure to Reduce and Better Handle Sexual Assault Cases

At colleges elsewhere, students watched skits about sex, saw videos on YouTube, had face-toface sessions at orientation and clicked through online courses for what has become one of the earliest lessons of college life: That only “yes” — not silence or a lack of resistance — is the cue for sex.

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