Category: Community Engagement

Shoreline Community College’s Co-ops: How One Family Discovered Community Out of Tragedy

Shoreline Community College’s Co-ops: How One Family Discovered Community Out of Tragedy

Four-year-old Kailey Wartinger could count her possessions on one hand after a December fire ravaged the two-bedroom Shoreline apartment where she lived with her mom. Everything that wasn’t burned in the blaze itself was ruined by water damage. When the firefighters packed up their gear, Kailey was left with just two undamaged toys and a handful of clothes for the […]

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Global Affairs Center serves up GMO panel

Global Affairs Center serves up GMO panel

A stellar panel of experts gathered Thursday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Shoreline Community College to discuss one of the more hotly debated subjects of the day: Genetically modified food. The panel included Toby Bradshaw, Ph.D., chair of the University of Washington Biology Department, Natalie DiNicola, Ph.D., Vice President of Sustainable Ag partnerships at Monsanto Co., and Christina Own, Ph.D., program […]

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Robotics competition draws young students to campus

Robotics competition draws young students to campus

Middle- and elementary-age students from across Western Washington gathered at Shoreline Community College, Jan. 17-18, 2015 for the First Lego League Western Washington Semifinal Tournament. First Lego League is a robotic competition and sponsored in Washington by Washington First Robotics, organized to engage young people in science and technology. The semifinal event at Shoreline was one of two in Western […]

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Shoreline hosts discussion on Ferguson events

More than 60 students, faculty and staff joined a discussion, Tuesday, Nov. 25, on topics surrounding the events in Ferguson, Mo. The Shoreline Community College Student Leadership Center, along with members of the Equity and Social Justice faculty members, hosted the event prompted by the Monday, Nov. 24 decision by a grand jury to not charge a police officer in the […]

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Shepherd speaks on Japan-China relations

Shepherd speaks on Japan-China relations

Samuel M. Shepherd spoke Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Shoreline Community College as part of the Global Eyes series sponsored by the Global Affairs Center at the college. Shepherd’s presentation was titled, “Chinese-Japanese Relations in a New World Order.” Shepherd is  Senior Advisor with the Associates in Cultural Exchange based in Seattle and manages his own consulting firm, Shepherd & […]

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College fair draws region’s high-school students

College fair draws region’s high-school students

About 500 students representing 20 high schools from across the Puget Sound region came to Shoreline Community College on Oct. 30, 2014, for the Seattle AVID College Fair. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization “dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.” Schools can opt to […]

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Students join worldwide anniversary celebration of Confucius Institute

Students join worldwide anniversary celebration of Confucius Institute

Five Shoreline students will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institutes. The five students from Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Korea will participate in a panel discussion hosted by The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, from 1-4 p.m., Sept. 27, at Chief Sealth High School, 2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle WA 98126. The Shoreline students […]

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Shoreline hosts fourth annual Overcoming Barriers Summit

Shoreline hosts fourth annual Overcoming Barriers Summit

Being blind might be enough of a barrier to most people, but it didn’t stop Cyrus Habib from graduating from Columbia, Oxford and Yale Law School, becoming a Rhodes Scholar and professor at Seattle University Law School and getting elected to the Washington state House of Representatives. During his keynote speech at the fourth annual Overcoming Barriers to Employment summit […]

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SolarFest shines on Shoreline campus

SolarFest shines on Shoreline campus

The 11th Annual NW SolarFest: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair was a huge success, according to organizers. The event opened Saturday, July 26, 2014 on the Shoreline Community College campus to clear blue skies, warm temperatures and smiling fairgoers. At noon, Cheryl Roberts, the incoming college president, welcomed the crowd and acknowledged her fellow education leader, Superintendent of Shoreline […]

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Solar-powered garden to feed vegan deli and neighbors

Solar-powered garden to feed vegan deli and neighbors

The sun provides the energy vegetables need to grow. So it makes sense that when a farmer needs electricity to give those veggies a head start and then sell nature’s bounty, he might also turn to the sun. Urban-horticulture convert Dennis Comer says that while he appreciates the potential for cosmic alignment, his motivation was much more pragmatic. “The City […]

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