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Science Division invites community to open house

Where can you witness beetles pulling ten times their weight, dig for fossilized shark teeth, and learn about sequencing DNA, all in one place? At Bellevue College, where the BC Science Division will host an open house for the community on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Titled “Passport to STEM” –…

Apply now for BC’s new Healthcare IT bachelor’s degree program

Bellevue College is now accepting applications from prospective students for its newest bachelor’s degree, in Healthcare Information Technology, that will begin this fall. Those who want to learn more about the program can attend one of several upcoming information sessions, held on May 31 and June 5, 13, 18 and 29, all at 6 p.m.…

Transit of Venus 2004

BC hosting a “Transit of Venus” viewing party June 5

One of the rarest predictable occasions in astronomy – the passage of the planet Venus across the face of the sun – will take place on June 5.  To celebrate this event, which changed the way we comprehend the solar system, Bellevue College will host a “Venus Transit Viewing and Star Party” for people in…

Bellevue College’s website going “naked” to highlight digital accessibility issues

Wednesday, May 9 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and to honor this event, Bellevue College will make its website “naked” to raise awareness of the problems disabled persons face in accessing digital technology. Its entire website will be stripped down to its simplest form, with mostly text and few graphics, to make it easier to…

Use your video gaming skills to help autistic students on May 18

Who says all those countless hours playing video games were a waste of time! Gamers, use those skills to benefit a worthy cause by entering the Autism Awareness Video Game tournament, a fundraiser to benefit Bellevue College’s Autism Spectrum Navigators Program, which helps autistic students achieve success. For just $10, players ages 13 and older…

Rotaract club garners international recognition

For its exemplary community service projects over the past year, the Bellevue College chapter of Rotaract received a Rotary International Changemaker Award at Rotary’s District 5030 conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho recently. It’s the first time any Rotaract chapter has received a Rotary award in district history. Eileen Cho, president of the chapter and a…

Luncheon raises nearly $280k for scholarships, academic programs

More students at Bellevue College will be able to afford a college education thanks to the generosity of over 700 guests who attended the college’s 13th Annual “Become Exceptional” Luncheon yesterday at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. The money they donated– nearly $280,000, with the average gift increasing 50 percent over last year –…

Barbara Brodsky

Employee honored for efforts to help students finish college

Barbara Brodsky, director of TRiO Student Support Services at Bellevue College, received the inaugural Distinguished Service Award at a recent meeting of the Washington Sta te TRiO Association. TRiO is a federally-funded program that provides academic and personal support to students with limited income, disabilities, or who are the first in their families to attend…

Share your ideas on future east campus at May 1 town hall forum

What would you like to see in the future east campus of Bellevue College? That’s the topic of an upcoming town hall forum in Issaquah Highlands, hosted by the college, to gather input from residents of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, North Bend and nearby communities. Topics will include potential course offerings, campus planning, building design and…

Parent-coaching expert to speak April 19

What effect does technology like computers, tablets, smart phones, televisions, e-book readers and video games have on children? Noted author and parent coaching expert Gloria DeGaetano will address this topic with her lecture “Digital Media and the Developing Mind: When, Where and How Much?” presented by the Bellevue College Parent Education Program and Parents Advisory…