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2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Iowa College Among Leaders in Training New Generation of Truckers

By AP
“Right now depending on what you read or who you believe, we have a shortage of about 96,000 drivers overall,” Smith said. “The challenge that we have is that the average age of a driver is 57, and those drivers are retiring. We aren’t replacing those drivers fast enough.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

College Lecture Series Focuses on Fight for Equality

Mulholland was there for the legendary March on Washington in 1963, can recall how she felt when four young girls died in the 16th Street Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, the same year. She can still feel the pain she remembers after hearing of the death Medgar Evers, a key member of the NAACP.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Former U.S. Navy Admiral To Head Illinois’ Largest College

By AP
Board members appointed Ann Rondeau as the sixth president of the state’s largest community college. She was chosen for the position over Elgin Community College President David Sam and Navarro College District President Barbara Kavalier..
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Distance Education Will Allow To Earn Certificates, Degrees

“We will have a room full of pharmacy technician students here in Wahpeton who are receiving instruction from one of our faculty,” said Ken Kompelien, NDSCS’ dean of arts, science and business. “At the same time, that same instruction — the lecture and the content of the course — will be broadcast to a classroom on the campus of BSC.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Schools To Partner with Colleges on Training Programs

Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama National Guard Adjutant Gen. Perry G. Smith joined Geneva County officials to announce the use of the Geneva National Guard Armory to expand the Geneva County and Geneva City schools’ career technical education (CTE) programs.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Delaware State Is Latest To Join TheDream.US Initiative

The new scholarship program is aimed at helping students in states where The- Dream.US says they are being “locked-out” of college opportunities. Those states are Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

‘Jefferson Muzzles’ Awards Put Spotlight on First Amendment Restrictions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The “Jefferson Muzzles,” those dubious awards shaming the nation’s worst freespeech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year — from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Departing President Calls for More Investment in Higher Education

By AP
Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has been regarded as a leading candidate for Ivy Tech president since Gov. Mike Pence announced in December that she planned to apply. Pence, who appoints the 14 members of Ivy Tech’s board, reiterated his support for Ellspermann when she resigned in March.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Measure Would Allow Colleges To Levy Fines for Violations

AB1594 now heads to the state Senate. It would prohibit chewing, dipping, smoking or vaping natural or synthetic tobacco products on 136 California campuses. About 2.5 million students attend those schools that have a total of about 100,000 staff and faculty members.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Community College Students Build Facility In Return for Scholarships

“We’re really glad we’re able to resume,” said Ron Seymour, head of the arboretum committee. “It’s been a long time coming. We, and a lot of other people, have needed to be patient about the process. We’re really glad we have something going up, that people can really see the progress.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

College Foundation Courts Local Business To Support Students

“Other community colleges have similar foundations, but very few showed the kind of forward thinking and leadership that led to involving so many members of the community in fundraising efforts,” said Monique Wolanin, director of institutional advancement at the college.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Clover Park Technical College Renews Contract To Provide Training

CPTC was awarded its first five-year, $1.3 million contract with the correctional facility in August 2010. It had started by offering carpentry, barbering, horticulture and landscaping, and culinary arts, but due to lack of a separate cooking facility, was not able to maintain the culinary program.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Brokers, Recruiters, Employers Charged with Visa Fraud

By AP
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an “exceptional” education for foreign students wishing to study in the U.
2016 April 26 - 06:25 am

Proposed Spending Hikes Fall Millions Short of Colleges’ Needs

By AP
Lawmakers have agreed to give a nearly $4.9 million increase for public higher education in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year budget, the Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icpc.com/1NosnOW ) reports.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Community Colleges See Potential Benefits In Partnership

By AP
“As our Board of Trustees discussed at a recent meeting, the UA System is willing to explore potential partnerships with interested institutions that would make strategic sense for both parties and the constituencies that are served,” UA System spokesman Nate Hinkle told Arkansas Business.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Education Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of Readiness Standards

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lags most other states in preparing high schoolers for college and needs to update its readiness standards, including oversight of dual credit courses, Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes told state senators at a hearing.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

But Blacks and Hispanics Are Overrepresented at Community Colleges

By AP
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Recently released Kansas Board of Regents data shows that the percentage of minority students enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities increased 1.4 percent from the 2013-2014 academic year to the 2014-2015 academic year.

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