Building better homes in Indian Country January 20, 2014
There's no other house like it on the Oglala Sioux's 2 million-acre Pine Ridge Reservation: Its walls are insulated by 18-inch strawbales rather than plastic sheeting, and its radiant-floor heating is much cheaper than the typical propane or electric. A frost-protected shallow foundation inhibits mold and is more energy-efficient than the damp basements common here.
MLK Karaoke Speech January 18, 2014
Jennifer Cordova-James reads a speech by Muhammad Ali during a Martin Luther King Jr. Karaoke Speech workshop at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference held in the Syre Center at Whatcom Community College on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Bellingham.
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SKC receives national award January 8, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) announced recipients of its inaugural IHEP Champions of Access and Success Awards in December.
Winners of the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Awards and Champion of Champions Awards include postsecondary institutions and individuals who have successfully advanced strategies that increase opportunity, persistence, and degree completion for low-income, first-generation, minority, veteran, and other underserved students.
Recipients of the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Awards are being recognized for scaling and institutionalizing their access and success strategies.
Navajo Tech Awards First Degrees as a University December 18, 2013
In spite of a snowstorm that swept the northern border of New Mexico and Arizona, Navajo Technical University awarded its first degrees as a university to over 50 students in a small graduation ceremony at the Chinle Community Center on December 13, 2013.
Navajo Technical College Now Trains Workers in Safety, Health Standards July 7, 2013
Employers can now turn to Navajo Technical College to train their workers in Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards that ensure staff members are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and employee rights.
The college recently received certification to instruct training courses on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. The training is offered through either a 10-hour course intended for entry-level workers or a 30-hour course intended for supervisors or workers with safety responsibilities.