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Super-fast electric car charger arrives on campus

Electric vehicle (EV) owners can breathe a little easier when they’re traveling on the Eastside now that Bellevue College has installed a rare DC fast charger on its campus. Conveniently located near the I-90/I-405 interchange, the fast charger, the Eastside’s first and available for use in a few weeks, will help combat “range anxiety” that…

Bellevue College to hold Disability Pride Fair Oct. 30

To celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month this October, Bellevue College’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) will host a Disability Pride Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Accessibility through technology will be the theme, with hands-on exhibits demonstrating adaptive technology employed by the DRC and other organizations to help disabled students here and elsewhere succeed in the classroom.…

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Science faculty Gita Bangera named leadership fellow

The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) program announced that it has selected Gita Bangera, Ph.D., assistant dean of the Science division and chair of the Life Sciences department at Bellevue College, to serve as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow. She will work with 39 other fellows from higher education institutions across the…

Bellevue College to stage play for children

For the first time in recent memory, Bellevue College will produce a play primarily for children, “Still Life with Iris.” This engaging play, written by American playwright Steven Dietz, centers on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno, a magical place in…

President of UPS Northwest District to speak at Bellevue College

WHAT: Nancy Koeper, president of the northwest district of UPS, will talk about the importance of leadership during a speech at Bellevue College. The event is sponsored by the BC’s Business Leadership Club and Associated Student Government, along with Eastern Washington University. Koeper began her career at UPS as a driver in New Jersey in…

Bellevue College trustees announce finalists for president

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees announced today that four finalists for president have been selected: Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit Terrence J. Burgess, Ph.D., president of San Diego City College in San Diego Jack E. Daniels III, Ph.D., president of Los…

Governor appoints student trustee to Bellevue College board

With his appointment by Gov. Christine O. Gregoire, Bellevue College student Robert Rowe has become the first student in history to serve as a trustee at any of Washington state’s 34 community or technical colleges. His selection is the culmination of years of effort by Bellevue College students to gain this important representation. Rowe, who…

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Secretary of Labor praises Bellevue College program during visit

During a visit to campus on Friday, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis praised Bellevue College’s new health information technology training program as an excellent investment in the education of the state’s workers that will lead to good-paying jobs. She toured BC’s facilities and spoke with faculty and students to highlight a recent $11.8 million…

BC hosts college information night for Black and African-American families

Bellevue College, together with the Bellevue School District, will hold a College Information Night specifically for Black and African-American students and their families. The event, designed to encourage students to pursue higher education at Bellevue College, will cover a range of topics, with presentations about admissions, financial aid, academics, college life, and more. James Bible,…

Theatre Arts Dept. to stage landmark marriage equality play “8”

Bellevue College’s Department of Theatre Arts is set to stage a one-night-only reading of the groundbreaking play “8,” which chronicles the recent trial for marriage equality in California, with an ensemble cast of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The production, which premiered on Broadway in New York City last year, is a penetrating account of…