Thursday, December 30, 2010

Information security instuctors sharing their expertise in Dubai

Experts in their fields, Edmonds Community College's information security instructors Steve Hailey and Mike Andrew have recently been asked to travel to the United Arab Emirates to help the country establish an education program in computer forensics.


Steve Hailey is the founder of CyberSecurity Institute and Mike Andrew is the company's Vice President of Training.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Poet and English instructor's indie publishing efforts in the spotlight

The Enterprise article, "Publisher finds zen in zine; Independent Edmonds poet finds big freedom in tiny design," features English instructor and poet Amanda Laughtland and her business Teeny Tiny, a small book publisher.

Teeny Tiny recently published Collected Kona: Brief Takes on a Basenji, a collection of essays written for the for the American Kennel Club Gazette by English instructor Marcia Woodard.

Amanda teaches students about zines and independent publishing in her Humanities 235, Publications class this winter.

The instructors will read from their works together 2 p.m., Sun., Jan. 23 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Student studies "War and the Soul," writes, publishes essay

Royce Baker, a chemistry student at Edmonds Community College, read War and the Soul in an English classes this fall, heard the author Dr. Ed Tick speak on campus, and then wrote about the experience in Yes! Magazine. 
"I found Dr. Tick’s lecture inspiring, as well as informative, and his stage presence both gentle and embracing. Towards the beginning of the lecture, Dr. Tick said, “We need a healing community for all of us, not just the veterans, although if we do it correctly together, it will help the veterans.” I couldn’t agree more that a healing and kind community is crucial for the mental well-being of all of its members."
Royce's essay, "Our Patriotic Duties as Citizens During Wartime," in which he responds to Tick's article "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country," was published in December.

Congrats, Royce, on the publication credit. What inspired you to send in your essay?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alumnus in California preparing to be a pastor, teach theology

Darling Library at Hope International University blogged about its new serials assistants. One of the assistants, Trevor Williams, is an Edmonds Community College transfer student. According to Darling Library, he's a student at Pacific Christian College in Southern California majoring in Biblical Studies. It's always fun to hear what Edmonds Community College alumni are up to and run across them in the blogosphere. Congrats, Trevor! Best wishes!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Watch Edmonds CC alumna on NBC's The Sing-Off

Stephanie Collins, an Edmonds Community College graphic design student who sang with Soundsation, the college's select vocal jazz choir, for two years, is performing with Groove for Thought on NBC's The Sing-Off. There's lots of local, community college, and Central Washington University alumni talent to root for in Groove for Thought. Congratulations, Stephanie on your television debut! Cheer on Stephanie live when Groove for Thought performs Fri., Jan. 14 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.