Dean Judy Mitchell and Associate Dean Len Foster

Thanks to Paul Goldman of our Vancouver faculty for sharing this photo of Judy Mitchell and Len Foster, which Paul snapped in a happy commencement moment.  Len’s friends and colleagues from around the country are, like us, awaiting news of his funeral services.  As soon as the information is available, we’ll alert everyone via the college listserv, campus announcements, the college Facebook group and our “Len page.”

Among the many who have called this week was Terry Bergeson, former state superintendent of public instruction.  Terry was traveling at the time of Judy’s death, and heard about it belatedly. She said she was devastated by both rounds of bad news, and wants Len’s and Judy’s colleagues to know she is thinking of them.

Here are links to yesterday’s television reports about changes at the college:  KLEW-TV and KREM-TV.

West Siders alert: Coug night in Tacoma
Saturday, July 11, is Coug Night at the Tacoma Rainiers. The $9.50 ticket price includes a hot dog, chips, and a soda. The game starts at 7 p.m. Ticket price includes health food: hot dog, chips and a soda.

Reading matter
Top-Scoring Nations Share Strategies on Teachers.
One common feature of the Singaporean and Finnish education systems—like those of some other high-achieving nations—is the respect that their societies have for educators, and the general view of teaching as a top-tier profession.  In Finland, “people dream to be teachers.”
WSU Vancouver Offers New Online Deaf Education Program. The program consists of six classes plus 13 practicum credits, covering topics such as the psychological and educational aspects of hearing loss and instructional strategies.