March 29, 2017

WGU Washington Offers New Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

WGU Washington logoScholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling in an education program

To encourage a new generation of educators and help address the state’s teacher shortage, WGU Washington launched the Future Teacher Scholarship for people seeking a fulfilling career in K-12 education. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 93 percent of principals say they’re “struggling” or in a “crisis” mode to find new, qualified teachers. This scholarship helps smooth the pathway to high-quality and respected credentials for aspiring educators. [Read more…]

Opportunity and outcomes put University of Washington Bothell in Top 25 of Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck ranking

UW Bothell logoWashington Monthly ranks the University of Washington Bothell No. 22 on its 2016 Best Bang for the Buck list of top 100 western region colleges. The list rates colleges based on their value-added or colleges that “help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

This year’s list is partially based on newly released data from the Obama administration’s “College Scorecard.” The data set focuses on student outcomes and includes graduation rates, the percentage of first-generation students enrolled, earnings 10 years after enrolling at a given college and whether students are paying down at least some of their loan principal. Washington Monthly also incorporated the percentage of enrolled Pell-eligible students into their methodology. [Read more…]

August is THE Month for Student Athlete Sports Physicals

Overlake Urgent CareOverlake Urgent Care Clinics Offer $40 Drop-in Appointments

Overlake Urgent Care now offering sports physicals.  Where did the summer go?  With classes set to start in four or five short weeks, it’s time for student athletes to get their annual sports physicals.

Overlake Medical Clinics is there to help make sure all kids are healthy before the fall sports season kicks off.  By keeping the cost of a sports physical low at $40, the teams at Overlake urgent care clinics are making the exams more accessible than ever to Eastside families.  [Read more…]

WGU Washington Launches New Scholarships

WGU Washington logoCompetency-based university WGU Washington plans to award 25 scholarships to working adults hoping to finish their degrees 

WGU Washington is seriously recruiting adults back to college.  Back-to-school season is almost here, and while young people all over the state are returning to the classroom, WGU Washington allows working-age men and women to achieve their educational goals – and earn the skills and knowledge our economy demands to remain competitive.

To smooth the pathway to high-quality higher education, the state-endorsed, online university has launched its Back-to-School Scholarship. WGU Washington’s goal is to award 25 scholarships – worth up to $2,000 each – to new students who are accepted to the university by the end of the calendar year.  [Read more…]

Northwest Perennial Alliance Invites Public to Grand Opening of New Exhibit

Northwest Perennial AllianceNorthwest Perennial Alliance (NPA) is Excited to Announce the Grand Opening of  Our New Propagation Working Exhibit

The new Exhibit:

  • Was made possible through the donations and hard work of many
  • Is adjacent to our impressive NPA perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • Includes a shed, propagation tables, storage, and space for classes, complementing hands-on learning opportunities in the Border

The NPA was founded in 1984, and now has 1500 members who enjoy lectures, classes, plant sales, and our popular Open Gardens for just $35 a year. [Read more…]

Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.

Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.Poet Laureate to speak on making a difference. 

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Author, educator and community activist, Dr. Mona Lake Jones will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 17, in Seattle’s Key Arena.

 Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King County, travels extensively throughout the country speaking on issues of culture and diversity.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Bellevue College’s 50th year celebration,” said Jones.  “Besides congratulating the graduates for the life stories they have written thus far, I will prompt them to think about the next chapters in their book.”

Jones is well known for her books, The Color of Culture, The Color of Culture II, The Color of Culture III, and Unleashing the Power of a Sister.  Her forthcoming work, Nectar from Grandhoney will be released this summer. Her 1992 poem, A Roomful of Sisters was commissioned by 100 Black Women of Boston, a national civic group, and exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. [Read more…]

UW Bothell to Host Lecture by Pollster John Zogby

John Zogby headshotPollster John Zogby to present free public lecture at University of Washington Bothell

Pollster John Zogby will present a free public lecture “The Changing Face of American Society and Politics in the 21st Century” at University of Washington Bothell on April 27, co-sponsored by the chancellor’s office and the UW Bothell American Muslim Research Initiative (AMRI). [Read more…]

Pacific Learning Academy Now Has NCAA Course Offerings

Pacific Learning Academy logoIssaquah-based Pacific Learning Academy is now NCAA Approved.  In addition to being WA State Approved (OSPI) and Accredited (NWAC/AdvancED), credits earned at Pacific Learning Academy now also count toward student-athlete NCAA initial eligibility in core courses plus foreign language. As with all other students, NCAA students may start a course any time of year on a schedule that works around training and practice. Pacific Learning Academy also works with students who may need to accelerate their course to meet NCAA deadlines.

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2016 Commencement Highlights WGU Washington’s Five Years of Success

WGU Washington 2016 InfographicNext week,WGU Washington will award nearly 1,900 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to the members of its 2016 graduating class. The nonprofit, online university – which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year – provides a high-quality, low-cost educational option for Washingtonians, including midcareer professionals and underserved populations.

The diversity among WGU Washington’s student body is evident in the Class of 2016.

The average age of this year’s graduates is 39. While the youngest is 20, the oldest is Mike Brown, a 77-year-old MBA grad from Spokane. [Read more…]

UW Bothell Students to Reveal Award-Winning Internet of Things Projects to Microsoft and the Community

Two University of Washington Bothell teams won grants to develop Internet of Things (IoT) applications that could have local and global impact. The teams will present their projects to Microsoft and the community on Thursday April 14, from 4-6 p.m in Discovery Hall Room 464. 

The two interdisciplinary student teams received up to $25,000 each from a University-Microsoft partnership. The money covers hardware, sensors and platforms, and stipends for students during their research over this academic year.  [Read more…]