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2016 November 3 - 04:03 pm

College Preparing Turbine Technicians for Jobs in Growing Field

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for wind turbine service technicians is expected to grow significantly nationwide through 2024. And primed for that growth is northeast Nebraska, where several large wind farms are located.
2016 November 2 - 10:17 am

Community College Graduate Started Thriving Garden Club

It began early on a Friday morning harvesting vegetables as a farmhand at Honey Hill Organic Farm in Potosi, Wis., where she worked all day before heading to volunteer at the Dubuque Rescue Mission garden to weed, plant and cut the lawn, her hands covered in callouses.
2016 October 24 - 04:53 pm

University Enrollment Climbs, Community Colleges Shrink

Universities have focused on recruiting students as a strategy to improve finances, especially among the smaller schools. Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce said that’s still an important strategy to gain additional revenue by filling empty seats.
2016 October 24 - 04:53 pm

Affordable Education Options Erode as Costs Climb

Northcentral Technical College also saw an increase in cost for the average student, jumping from $6,200 to $9,600, according to the U.S. Department of Education. College officials believe the spike stems from a shift in offcampus housing prices and increase in the number of students seeking housing.
2016 October 24 - 04:24 pm

New Dormitory Will Be Able To Accommodate 120 Students

According to SCC President Michael Ash, the reason for the security measures is due to the expansion of the Clery Act, which was signed in 1990 after Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
2016 October 24 - 04:24 pm

Purple Heart Recipient Counsels Veterans at Illinois College

Michael Le Buhn talks with students at Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Ill. Le Buhn, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, was wounded and received both a Purple Heart and a PTSD diagnosis through his experience, now serves as a veterans advocate and writing tutor at the college.
2016 October 24 - 04:24 pm

Miss. Professor Teaches Japanese, Spanish at Community College

MGCCC offers his Japanese I and II online, so others in the state can share in learning the language that has four writing systems, two alphabets and characters that must be drawn in specific sequence. Writing Japanese is more of an art than a science.
2016 October 24 - 04:12 pm

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

Coalition members include the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Cattlemen, the Nebraska Soybean Association and the Lincoln Independent Business Association. Other opponents of the bond measure include state Sens. Laura Ebke of Crete, Dan Watermeier of Syracuse and Jerry Johnson of Wahoo, and former Gov. Dave Heineman.
2016 October 24 - 04:12 pm

Wallace CC and Auburn Offer 2+2 Degree

“Our enrollment has been steadily increasing, and we have seen an increase in the number of students who transfer from community colleges,” said Auburn poultry science department spokeswoman Codi Plaster.
2016 October 6 - 05:08 pm

Students See Benefits in Rocket Science Work Despite Mishap

The 20-foot-long tube carried high-definition cameras, various gauges and antennas from universities and community colleges. It was launched atop a rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island and reached an altitude of about 95 miles before it descended toward the Atlantic Ocean.
2016 October 6 - 05:08 pm

Olympia Activists Sought Levy To Establish Tuition Fund

$200,000 — went beyond the scope of local initiative power. The initiative sought to raise an estimated $3 million a year for a public college tuition fund that would give all Olympia public high school graduates and GED recipients tuition for at...
2016 October 6 - 04:41 pm

Complaints Allege Racial Discrimination at Community Colleges

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, an athletic conference composed of 19 Kansas community colleges, earlier this month rejected efforts to throw the rule out. The conference rule now limits community colleges to 20 out-of-state players on their football teams and eight on their basketball rosters.
2016 October 6 - 04:02 pm

Grand Rapids CC Students Operating Brewery, Pub

workforce development for the community college, said with the more than 200 breweries statewide, there is a growing demand for skilled personnel. He said the college worked closely with West Michigan breweries in developing the certificate program..
2016 October 6 - 04:02 pm

Dallas Prisoners Learn To Train Dogs Spared from Death

Operations Supervisor Tammy Roberts and Diva enjoy some quality time at the Grand Prairie Animal Shelter in Grand Prairie, Texas. Dallas County commissioners have approved Home for Hounds, a dog-training class for inmates. During the five-week course, 10 inmates will train dogs plucked from the euthanization line at the Grand Prairie shelter.
2016 September 20 - 08:31 am
In a letter to more than 35,000 students, the Indiana-based parent company ITT Educational Services announced that campuses won’t open for the fall term that was to begin Sept. 12 — leaving students scrambling for last-minute options since many U.S. colleges already have started fall classes.

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