February 2, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

What does it mean to be "colorblind?" Anti-Racist Author and Educator to Speak at LWTech

Kirkland, WA - Examining pressing current issues in our society, Tim Wise will give a talk at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, February 23, titled "Colorblind: The rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity." Wise, who scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls "A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown," is among the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators.

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February 2, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech Students Team Up with Dental Pros for Cavity Prevention for Kids Free - Saturday, February 21

Kirkland, WA - It's National Children's Dental Health Month, and the Lake Washington Dental Hygienists' Society is setting aside a day to reduce cavities for children in our community by placing dental sealants and fluoride treatments at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Dental Clinic.

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January 20, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech's Dr. Grace Lasker to Reveal the Facts and Myths behind Nutrition

Kirkland, WA - Is it ok to eat artificial sweeter? Can I eat steak every day? Dr. Grace Lasker, Public Health faculty member at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, will address these and other nutrition questions in her talk Facts and Myths Behind Nutrition. Lasker will share her extensive knowledge of nutrition issues on Thursday, January 22, from noon to 1:00 pm, in the East Building, First Floor Commons area of LWTech's Kirkland Campus.

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November 20, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Makers Weekend Launches Wristband for Recovery

Jacob Kukuk, Software Developer at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, was a member of a ten-person team that created the esperLINQ wristband for people in recovery, an idea pitched by Technology Entrepreneur Daniela Tudor. Through a social network application, the esperLINQ band wearer's support network will be able to notice a decrease in activity in the three key categories and be able to reach out before a relapse begins! More than 25 million Americans of all socioeconomic classes, genders and ethnicities are in recovery from alcoholism and substance/drug abuse, 40% - 60% of whom relapse sometimes leading to deaths.

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November 7, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Bright Futures Breakfast Raises $100,000 for Students

Kirkland, WA - Bright Futures 2014, an annual benefit breakfast held by Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Foundation, packed LWTech's dining facility with eastside dignitaries, students and faculty and brought in more than $100,000 in donations to support scholarships and program equipment.

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September 22, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech Trustees Award $500 Gift to Outstanding, Inspirational Student

Juan Rodriguez moves from strawberry fields to Fortune 500 company Kirkland, WA - The story of a recent LWTech graduate was so compelling, the LWTech Board of Trustees moved to create a new award associated with the statewide Transforming Lives Award. Juan Rodriguez' life from Tijuana, Mexico to the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California to a fulltime, benefitted employee at Skyline Steel in Longview, Washington sparked the action.

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September 19, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech Hires New Faculty and Administrators

KIRKLAND, WA - The Lake Washington Institute of Technology announces new faculty and administrative staff as the new academic year begins. Executive Director of Human Resources Melissa Lamy has been appointed Human Resources Executive Director. Melissa comes to LWTech from Boeing and most recently the City of Bellevue-Meydenbauer Center. She has more than 20 years of experience Human Resources and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. "Our hiring team looked for a Human Resources Director who values diversity and has experience with organizational and professional development," said Dr. Morrison Goings. "We expect Melissa will implement HR initiatives that strongly support LWTech's vision of becoming an employer of choice." Melissa arrived on campus Sept. 15.

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September 18, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Opens Reservations for the Annual Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast

Foundation will award more than $40,000 in scholarships this year Kirkland, WA - It is one of the best opportunities of the year to make the biggest difference of the year in student education at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The LWIT Foundation is taking reservations now for the popular Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast set for Nov. 5 in the Chef City Grill, LWTech's Culinary Program Restaurant.

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August 22, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech Hosts Evening Information Session August 27

KIRKLAND, WA - Looking to expand your skill set? Thinking about a new job? Lake Washington Institute of Technology is hosting an expanded information session on Aug. 27 to provide more information on more than 100 classes that start late September.

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August 11, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech President Dr. Amy Morrison Goings Returns to the White House Tuesday

KIRKLAND, WA - Lake Washington Institute of Technology President Dr. Amy Morrison Goings will return to the White House on Tuesday, Aug. 12 to be a part of a new national approach to college education. Dr. Morrison Goings' first visit to the Obama White House took place in January.

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August 6, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech holds Redmond Campus open house for students and local business

Afternoon event boasts tours, free massages and free wine seminars Redmond, WA - The Lake Washington Institute of Technology will hold an open house at the Redmond Campus on Aug. 13 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to introduce students to Redmond Campus classes and local business to Redmond Campus partnership possibilities.

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August 4, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech's popular funeral parlor showcased for new "Mummies" show

Top embalming historian on site to deconstruct Seattle's famous mummy "Sylvester" Kirkland, WA - An international film crew is coming to Kirkland's Lake Washington Institute of Technology's funeral service lab on August 6 to complete interviews for "Mummies Alive!," a new international television series scheduled to debut in 2015.

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July 24, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech and CWU team up to offer new path to IT degree

Students can study and work in Kirkland while getting an Ellensburg degree Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and Central Washington University (CWU) inked a deal this week making it easier to get a four-year CWU information technology degree without ever leaving Kirkland. It's a unique partnership giving students more options.

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July 8, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

National study shows Lake Washington Institute of Technology is tops when it comes to value

Kirkland, WA - The United State Department of Education released its national list of Public 4-year or above colleges with the lowest net price Monday, July 7. Lake Washington Institute of Technology ranked 36. Only one other Washington state school, Seattle Community College's Central Campus - ranked higher at 17.

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June 27, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Very Excellent Week

Kirkland, WA - The Lake Washington Institute of Technology had an excellent week by any standard. More than 400 students graduated in a variety of fields, an engineering team beat the odds and placed well at an international competition and the college's I-BEST program was profiled in a story about what colleges are doing right.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.