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Around Campus
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

Mystical Arts of Tibet singers will present Sacred Music, Sacred Dance at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, (N.J.). The presentation, which will feature traditional sacred temple music and dance, is part of the theatre’s Major Artists Series.
Faculty News
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

School choice takes many forms and offers benefits across the board — for students using vouchers to attend private schools to others opting for their traditional public school — according to Anna Egalite, an North Carolina State University education professor. Her lecture “School Choice: Landscape, Theory and Research” was part of the Liberty Lecture Series sponsored by Central Carolina Community College, a program highlighting ideas that expand freedom, liberty, and well-being for mankind.
Appointments
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

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

Cynthia Page will join Blue Ridge Community College (Virginia) as its vice president of finance and administration on July 1, 2016. Page comes to BRCC from Shenandoah County Public Schools, where she currently serves as director of finance,
Educator Honors
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

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

Fun was had by all at Cleveland State Community College’s (Tenn.) inaugural Community First Awards Gala. The event, presented by CSCC and sponsored by First Tennessee Bank, honored people for their contributions to the community, in nine categories ranging from healthcare to philanthropy. Ten people were chosen as the category-level award winners, and one Community First Person of the Year was awarded.
Grants and Gifts
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.) student Michaela Bublikova is one of five Phi Theta Kappa members to receive GEICO’s Meme 4 Money Scholarship. The Phi Theta Kappa honor society has partnered with GEICO to offer the society’s first scholarship supporting the creativity of Phi Theta Kappa members. Five scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded for 2016.
News Briefs
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

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

Carl Albert State College President Garry Ivey says the school’s state allocations have been cut by $800,000 so far this year, and more cuts are expected. The two-year school’s board of regents approved a plan to address the shortfall, including the suspension of the basketball programs.
Around the Nation
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

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.
Politics and Policy
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Technical College Would Benefit from Measures

The four bills increase grants for technical college students; create grants to help two-year students deal with financial emergencies; require the Department of Workforce Development to coordinate internships with colleges and employers; and require colleges to provide students with annual information about their debt levels.
Money Tree
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Five-Year Plans for Tuition Increases Aimed at Providing Capital Funding

SUNY 2020 was intended to provide funding for capital projects, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other supporters said it would give parents and students more certainty about expenses, with the system’s trustees having the option to increase tuition up to $300 in each of the first five years.
Tracking Trends
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Skyrocketing Admission of Out-of-State Students Leads to Sharp Criticism

“As a public institution, the university should serve primarily those who provide for its financial and civic support — California residents, Howle wrote. “However, over the past several years, the university has failed to put the needs of residents first.
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).

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