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Around Campus
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg N.J. presented Robin Frohardt’s highly original production, “The Pigeoning.” The presentation, which featured a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre known as Bunraku, is part of the Theatre’s Major Artists Series.
Faculty News
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

Riverside City College’s (Calif.) Will Kim, associate professor of art, has been selected to participate in auditions for South Korea’s “Show Me the Money,” a TV show for aspiring rappers. First produced in 2012, the program selects a group of promising rappers from auditions, eventually narrowing the field.
Educator Honors
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

A summary Listing of Colleges Receiving Institution and Individual Honors and Awards

Days during which AACC admissions staff visit county public and private high schools to help students with the enrollment process. She is the college’s liaison for Northeast High School and the Center for Technology-North.
Grants and Gifts
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

From left: San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessy; CalFire Unit Chief Tony Meacham; George Beitey, dean of the School of Public Safety at Miramar College; Darren Hall FIPT program director at Miramar College; Yvonne de la Pena, executive director, Firefighter Candidate Testing Center, and San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts.
News Briefs
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

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

CSCU President Mark Ojakian said that the step is necessary because of a projected budget shortfall and other financial pressures. Ojakian says the freeze will remain in effect for at least the remainder of the fiscal year. He says it is intended as only a short-term measure.
Around Campus
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The College of the Albemarle’s (N.C.) professional crafts jewelry students are exhibiting at The Arts of the Albemarle During March The Arts of the Albemarle is pleased to present “Art to Wear,” an exhibit of jewelry and metalwork featuring the talents of college’s Professional Crafts Jewelry students.
Faculty News
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

Retired marine sciences Distinguished Professor Tom Garrison — the first Orange Coast College (Calif.) professor to garner that title — passed away from complications related to lymphoma. He was 73. Garrison was instrumental in developing OCC’s marine science department into one of the largest programs of its kind in the U.
Appointments
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted

Long Beach City College (Calif) has hired two new deans in critical academic oversight positions. Michelle Grimes-Hillman has been named dean of academic services, and Mollie Smith has been named dean of the school of career technical education.
Educator Honors
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

A summary Listing of Colleges Receiving Institution and Individual Honors and Awards

Yeonopolus who was appointed CTC chancellor last December, served as CCME president for the 2014-15 year. He has been with CTC for more than 40 years and held various positions including counselor, dean, assistant deputy chancellor and deputy chancellor.
Tracking Trends
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

Demographic Trends, Improved Economy Drive Enrollment Reductions

Enrollment over the past five years has dropped the most for West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling (45 percent), Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington (35.2 percent), WVU at Parkersburg (32.1 percent) and New River Community and Technical College in Beckley (31 percent).
Grants and Gifts
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Each day, millions of people make their way through New York City’s bus, train and air transportation hubs. Keeping a close eye on their movement are thousands of cameras, positioned on every corner, stairwell and open space.
News Briefs
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

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

The John A. Logan College board voted 7-1. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports more than 300 people packed the Carterville-based college meeting. Before the vote some attendees spoke against the plan to eliminate 38 percent of the college’s full-time instructors.
Tracking Trends
2016 March 15 - 12:00 am

Ojakian Testifies in Favor of Bill Allowing Armed Police on Campus

Mark Ojakian appeared before the General Assembly’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee to testify in favor of legislation that would allow special police forces to be created at each of the state’s 12 community colleges, pending approval from each campus and the state’s Board of Regents.
Other News
2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Apollo Education has had several lackluster quarters as enrollments at for-profit schools fell

The acquisition, already approved by Apollo’s board, is expected to close by August. It still needs approval from the Department of Education, the Higher Learning Commission and state regulatory and programmatic accreditation bodies..
Tracking Trends
2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Changes Would Affect Classes, But Not College Work Schedule

“Mississippi Delta Community College has done it,” Hulon said. “East Central adopted this sometime ago. Northeast Mississippi Community College is also running this type of schedule, so we’re asking questions and trying to find out from them what we should be aware of as we move forward with this.
Cover Story
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

Students transferring to very selective four-year institutions were more successful at completing degree

This table shows transfer-in bachelor’s completion rates by the selectivity of the four-year institution to which students transferred, along with the percentage of transfer students in the sample who transferred to each type of institution.
Around the Nation
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

Students Get Opportunity To Judge Work of Their Instructors

“I love seeing the work of our faculty,” Hood said. “I would like to see us use this building for more occasions and support everything that happens over here with our theater, our music, our visual art. So many wonderful artistic pursuits that happen in this building.
Around the Nation
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

The ACLU claimed the school’s widespread drug testing violated students’ Fourth Amendment rights

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling earlier this month. At issue was a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union filed after the State Technical College of Missouri in Linn began drug testing all first year students and some returning students in 2011.
Money Tree
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

Move Is New Governance Panel’s First Major Initiative

Janet Kincherlow-Martin, a spokeswoman for the college system, said all of the campuses will remain open, but administrative functions will be consolidated to save money. She said getting rid of that duplication should make the campuses more efficient and be a better use of taxpayer dollars.
Featured Student
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

Assistance Dog Helps Student Be Independent

Ben rides with Kirtley to campus in a bus with a wheelchair lift. He waits patiently in the front of the bus while Kirtley’s chair is lowered out the back exit, then hurries down the steps to meet his master. Ben picks up his leash and hands it to Kirtley, then trots alongside the motorized chair.

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