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2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Student More At Ease Under Hood than on Stage

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — With her long curly hair, dramatic but elegant makeup and perfect posture, Bianca Garcia appears every bit the beauty queen — until she starts talking about running diagnostics on a faulty engine or scavenging the junkyard with her grandfather, Ambrose Garcia.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Judicial Board Has Power To Punish Students for Infractions

Unapproved overnight guests, disturbing the peace and bringing alcohol onto campus are some of the more common infractions that land students in front of the judicial board, which includes a jury, judge, bailiff and court reporter who documents each case.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Schools Seek To Reverse Declining Enrollment Numbers

“I really believe that this pricing strategy is going to open us up to people looking at the University of Southern Mississippi from places we traditionally haven't drawn from,” said Douglas Vinzant, USM’s vice president for finance and administration.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Work at Elephant Sanctuary Brings Career Goals Into Focus

On July 28, she arrived in Thailand, where she spent the first week volunteering at the Animal Rescue Kingdom, a shelter for more than 100 dogs. “It’s kind of like an SPCA,” she said. “Every day we would drive over there and in the morning we’d learn about the different procedures we would be doing.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

The (Easton) Express- Times (http://bit.ly/2fcKiAR ) reports 20-year-old Zachary Santiago, of Philadelphia, was arrested after Bethlehem Township police searched his room at Northampton Community College and found more than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Ellspermann Sketches her Professional Journey with Students

She eventually went to another company that had previously recruited her, Frito Lay, where she worked as a corporate industrial engineer. Among her experiences there, she made 4,000 pounds of potato chips in an hour. “Potato chips right out of the fryer are awesome.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Former Linguist Helps Vets Make It Into and Through College

A Russian linguist for more than 15 years, the 37-year-old Turner left the military earlier than he hoped because of an injury. An Air Force “brat,” he didn’t really have a home to return to, so he promised his wife — a native of Wenatchee — they’d settle someplace closer to her home.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Global Job Market Fueling Rise of Aircraft Program

The Alabama Aviation Center, a unit of Enterprise State Community College, offers three degree options for students seeking a career in aircraft maintenance: an associate in applied science degree in avionics, an associate in applied science degree...
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Citing Finances, Heritage College Joins List of College Closures

One of the largest chains, ITT Technical Institute, shut down its 130 U.S. campuses, saying it couldn’t survive recent federal sanctions amid what it called a “regulatory assault.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am
The student contacted several other female LCC instructors via email with what the lawsuit said contained “disturbing and delusional” messages, including one in which he claimed a large corporation was keeping him under surveillance. The student was eventually banned from campus.
2016 November 3 - 04:54 pm

Resignation Followed Questions about Personal Expenses

NEW YORK (AP) — A college that had its most high-profile moment earlier this year when first lady Michelle Obama gave a commencement address is now grappling with its president’s abrupt resignation amid questions over the handling of her personal expenses and a call for a state investigation.
2016 November 3 - 04:54 pm

Use Skills To Benefit Others, Del Mar College Instructor Urges Students

Klepac, a technical drafting instructor, was a lively observer as students in his Technical Animation and Rendering class presented their final projects. The 12- week course introduced them to three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling and the software language of computer-aided design.
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Oregon Program Exposes Students to Rural Life, Values

At their new home the nearest theater and limited shopping is more than an hour away on a dusty gravel road that leads from their home to the twisty turns of the paved Dooley Mountain Highway to Baker City. There is no public transportation and bike riding is a rough and rocky prospect.
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Short-Term Program Offers Certificates in Business, IT, Health Fields

“This program gives residents an opportunity to explore and further their education all while receiving funds to help with those opportunities,” Woods said. “Employers are always coming to us looking for potential employees because of this program.”
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Community College Classes Available but Undersubscribed

Ferris State University celebrates these emerging leaders of America’s 21st Century community colleges. Cohort Four has developed capacities to advance the college mission, cultivate community relationships, empower student success, stewardship, enhance academic quality, and orchestrate effective governance.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

Minority Students More Likely To Attend Community Colleges

Authors of the study say it helps explain why disproportionately few minorities earn college degrees. Only 16 percent of young Latino adults have bachelor’s degrees, according to federal data, compared to 63 percent of young adult Asians. That can lead to inequality in other areas, including income, the group says.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

The group said that the policy’s guidelines grant transgender and gender-nonconforming students the right to express their gender identity openly or to keep it private; and it allows students to use facilities that match their gender identity..
2016 November 3 - 04:03 pm

Oregon Promise Waives Tuition at Community Colleges

Oregon Promise students received a federal Pell Grant, meaning that cash was put toward their tuition before Oregon Promise money was. This is part of the Oregon grant’s requirements that the state funding be the “last dollar in,” according to Multop. He says all other funding goes toward community college funding before the state money.

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