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5th Floor of the Parking Garage Offered Fantastic Eclipse View

As the moon crossed in front of the sun for an almost complete eclipse (92% in Bellevue), BC faculty, staff and students gathered to watch from the unobstructed 5th floor of the campus’ parking garage. The solar eclipse started at 9:30 a.m. with maximum obfuscation occurring at 10:21 a.m. The Science and Math Institute provided solar glasses that were shared by those who attended the event, and data was gathered as well.

This Week in Foodie Activities

To help keep our students cool in this heat wave, the Campus Activities Board provided ice water in buildings across the campus, and Student Programs offered free ice cream to all takers, a delicious way to beat the heat. Other foodie activities included the sale of “onigiri” (handmade rice balls) courtesy of the Japanese Culture Club, and new president Dr. Jerry Weber was welcomed by instructional staff with a potluck lunch.

Learning Powered by Vroom

Bellevue College students helped build an ultra-light carbon fiber car that gets 100 MPG—right in the middle of campus. The students worked with Wikispeed, an organization dedicated not only to making cars greener—but also revolutionizing how we make things. The car build is part of the college’s RISE Learning Institute’s new Makers & Scholars Summer Experience, which features hands-on workshops in fields like genomics, fire engineering, 3D design and robotics. It also includes makerspace events that allow students to create their own projects using new technologies and techniques.

In Depth

Seattle Councilmember Lorena González to Speak at Bellevue College

Councilmember Lorena González

As part of a series of events for Bellevue College’s annual Homecoming Week, on Monday, Oct. 9, Seattle Councilmember Lorena González will share her personal story and speak about the city of Seattle’s stance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Born to a Spanish-speaking migrant farmworker family and raised in Yakima Valley, González relied on ...

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New Pathway Makes it Easier for BC Nursing Students to Get Their BSN

BC students in the nursing lab

Nursing students choosing to continue their studies beyond the associate degree level now have an improved pathway at Bellevue College (BC) that ensures their credits transfer easily to Washington state four-year nursing schools. The Associate Degree in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (DTA/MRP) creates a smoother path for students who want to earn a Bachelor ...

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Katherine Hall Named Director of Marketing and Community Development

Photo of Katherine Hall

Bellevue College (BC) has named Katherine Hall as the new director of marketing and community development. In this role, she’ll provide leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, and develop initiatives to engage the community in campus life. “Katherine is an experienced marketing and communications strategist with a substantive background in leading within large, ...

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You earned a certificate! Now what?

BC student studying

You earned a certificate! Now what?

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BC Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG

Bellevue College students helping to build a carbon fiber car.

On July 24, 2017, Bellevue College students helped build an ultralight carbon fiber car that gets 100 MPG—right in the middle of campus. The students worked with Wikispeed, an organization dedicated not only to making cars greener—but also to revolutionizing how we make things. The car build is part of the college’s RISE Learning Institute’s new Makers ...

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Healthcare is a Top Job Producer

Career Connection Providing Bellevue College students with career exploration, job search tips, opportunity alerts, and industry updates.   Healthcare is a Top Job Producer If you are looking for a career path with a healthy future, consider a career in healthcare. According to the Department of Labor, healthcare employment continues to trend up. In 2016, healthcare added 374,000 jobs ...

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