OLS News

Where Do You OLS? Photo Contest

By Ryan, OLS Student OLS recently held a fun photo contest “Where Do You OLS?" for students to take pictures of themselves wearing a OLS t-shirt or backpack in different places other than their home or campus.  Students had 15 days to submit their photos wearing their OLS merchandise. The prize for the winner was a dozen ...more about Where Do You OLS? Photo Contest


Rainbow Crosswalk Dedication Ceremony

By Daniel, OLS Student On May 17, some OLS Bellevue College students attended the BC LGBTQ+ crosswalk ceremony. May 17 is the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. This day is used to reaffirm the human rights and freedoms for LGBTQ people and is used to end hatred and violence against them. It states ...more about Rainbow Crosswalk Dedication Ceremony


Earth Week

by Panida, OLS Student The BC Office of Sustainability held the 23rd annual Earth Week – a week of exciting sustainability and climate justice related activities at Bellevue College! The theme this year was “Climate Voices: Sharing, listening, and taking action together,“ which centers the importance of conversations, storytelling and the sharing of knowledge as ...more about Earth Week


Live Band in the Cafeteria

Written by: Panida The Bellevue College Brazilian Club invited Bellevue College students to join them at the cafeteria on Monday, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for Brazilian music & farró dance. OLS students had a fun time dancing with fellow BC students while enjoying Brazilian snacks and soda. Forró is the most ...more about Live Band in the Cafeteria


OLS Students Explore Applications

The Winter Quarter Apps and Technology course was filled with lots of new experiences for OLS students. Throughout the quarter, students examined and analyzed different applications they use in their personal life. They also researched apps that they could use in their careers down the road. Students discussed time management apps and examined browser add-ons ...more about OLS Students Explore Applications


Individual Study Job Shadows

Thank you card by Briggs Our third-year students in Individual Study have been busy this quarter participating in job shadows and class job site tours/guest speakers.  Job shadowing helps students gain knowledge of an occupation through observation. OLS students were able to follow and observe a trained and experienced employee in one or more of their career ...more about Individual Study Job Shadows


Exploring Non-Verbal Communication

Throughout our Communication in the Workplace course, OLS students learn various aspects of communication, including how much is understood through verbal versus non-verbal communication. The spoken work is only 10-20% of what is communicated - the rest is through non-verbal communication such as body language, facial expression and tone. Recently they had a fun assignment ...more about Exploring Non-Verbal Communication


OLS Student and Alumni Nominated for 2022 Transforming Lives Award

Congratulations to OLS student Panida and OLS alumni Chris on your nominations for the Transforming Lives Award! Every year, The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) recognizes current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at a community or technical college. Students are nominated by faculty and staff. Panida ...more about OLS Student and Alumni Nominated for 2022 Transforming Lives Award


OLS Students Create Environmental Flags of Gratitude

Studies have shown that when we openly express our appreciation for something, we are likely to take better care of it. Third Year students in Environment and Our Community recently explored this connection between gratitude and stewardship by creating Environmental Flags of Gratitude – banners expressing what they are grateful for in their physical surroundings. ...more about OLS Students Create Environmental Flags of Gratitude


OLS Bellevue College Welcomes New Instruction and Student Success Program Manager

Please join us in welcoming Justin Sanders to OLS Bellevue College as the Instruction and Student Success Program Manager. Prior to joining OLS, Justin worked for seven years as a special education teacher for preschool through high school aged students in Washington, California and Texas. After earning his Master’s in Adult Education from Eastern Washington ...more about OLS Bellevue College Welcomes New Instruction and Student Success Program Manager