Lynden insurance co. awards grants to Whatcom County teachers

Filed on 22. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Two local teachers won grants of $2,500 each through a “Thank America’s Teachers” contest run by the Andrew Jewell Insurance Agency in Lynden. Karen Rast is a librarian at Lynden Christian Elementary School. She will use the grant to buy books for beginning readers that help launch them into reading chapter books. The other winner, [...]

WCC to offer classes on cybersecurity for small businesses

Filed on 08. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Whatcom Community College’s Community & Continuing Education program is offering three classes to teach small businesses about cybersecurity. The first class, Information Security for the Small Business, is on Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. The second session, Safety on the Information Superhighway: A Checklist for Your Web Presence, is on Tuesday, May 10 from [...]

Western in the top 10 for students who go on to earn doctorates

Filed on 01. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Western Washington University ranks ninth in the country for the number of it graduates who go on to earn doctorates. That data was compiled in the Survey of Earned Doctorates, produced by the National Science Foundation, and looked at the nation’s 590 public and private master’s granting institutions.  

Bellingham Technical College instructor wins educator of the year at auto expo

Filed on 25. Mar, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Bellingham Technical College diesel technology instructor Jeff Curtis was presented with an Educator of the Year award at the Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo last month in Kansas. It’s an annual expo held for professionals in the automotive industry. Curtis was at the expo to teach a class called “Students Break Things,” which focuses on [...]

Western faculty member gets $2 million grant to study new ways of teaching STEM

Filed on 22. Mar, 2016 in Business Briefs

Ed Geary — the director of Western Washington University’s Science, Math and Technology Education program — got a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore a different way to teach math and science. Geary has enlisted almost 60 faculty members at Western, as well as Whatcom Community College and Skagit Valley [...]

Busy professionals are earning MBAs through WWU’s Weekend MBA program

Filed on 12. Nov, 2015 in Features, News

Busy professionals are earning MBAs through WWU’s Weekend MBA program

By Jocelyn Robinson For The Bellingham Business Journal A master’s degree in business may seem like an odd education for a nurse, but for Amanda Crain it was a perfect fit. Crain, the director of nursing services at the Puget Sound Kidney Centers, is in her final quarter of earning an MBA from Western Washington [...]

Donation supports WWU accounting program’s global effort

Filed on 12. May, 2014 in Business Briefs

Donation supports WWU accounting program’s global effort

A large donation from the Seattle office of the EY accounting firm is helping establish a new international immersion program for students and faculty in Western Washington University’s accounting department. The firm’s $75,000 gift will be matched by the EY Foundation, giving $150,000 to WWU. EY was formerly known by the brand name Ernst & [...]

Carbajal’s tenure as WWU provost and VP made permanent

Filed on 06. May, 2014 in People On The Move

Carbajal’s tenure as WWU provost and VP made permanent

Brent Carbajal has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Washington University, according to an announcement from university president Bruce Shepard. Carbajal was appointed in June 2013 to serve a two-year fixed term as provost, succeeding Catherine Riordan. Shepard promised that following the first year of Carbajal’s term, he would consult [...]

BTC dental students still need volunteers for screening

Filed on 14. Apr, 2014 in News

Second-year dental hygiene students at Bellingham Technical College will hold free teeth screenings in search of volunteers to undergo a specific teeth cleaning procedure that is among the last steps in the students’ training before their final board examinations. The 15-20 minute screenings will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the [...]

Scavenger hunt to raise money for Explorations Academy

Filed on 14. Apr, 2014 in Nonprofit Notes

Explorations Academy, an independent high school in Bellingham, is hosting its fourth annual “Great Mystery” citywide scavenger hunt from April 15 to May 6 to raise money for scholarships and financial aid. Each participating team receives by mail weekly clues related to Bellingham’s history and landscape. Teams use the mailings to crack weekly puzzles—with winners [...]

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