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In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Lane Community College will have online classes for the entire spring term.  But that decision comes with financial consequences—including hundreds of layoffs.

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Improvements to sustainability efforts at Lane Community College could involve students searching for bird carcasses around the campus.

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Supporters kicked off their campaign for a $121 million Lane Community College bond Tuesday.

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Lane Community College will ask voters to help pay for improvements to safety and technical facilities on its campuses with a $145 million bond on the May 2020 ballot.

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Lane Community College faculty have been in contract negotiations since January and have been working under an expired contract since July 1st. As KLCC’s Karen Richards reports, many of the disagreements concern part-time employees. 

 

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A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist with Oregon ties says it’s tough times for both people of color and the press. 

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Crime reports have spiked around Lane Community College’s downtown Eugene campus. 

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Classes started Monday at Lane Community College. The school has experienced big drops in enrollment since the recession. But, there’s a slight uptick this fall. 


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A new student production at Lane Community College will focus on bringing issues around suicide out of the shadows. “Lighting the Darkness: Stories of Suicide and Carrying On” is this Friday and Saturday at LCC.

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One administrator at Lane Community College is using her experience to bring more Native students to the school and help them succeed.


From the City Club of Eugene:

In 1964 Lane County citizens voted overwhelmingly to establish Lane as a comprehensive community college (approving it 5,944 to 1,282. State-approved programs offer students preparation for employment in approximately 50 career areas: health careers such as paramedics, nursing and, flight technology, culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management, auto and diesel mechanics, manufacturing, business and computer careers, graphic design and multimedia careers, exercise science, as well as criminal justice and human relations careers

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A two-year cybersecurity program will be offered by Lane Community College in the fall. Students will be prepared to enter the network security workforce with industry-approved computer labs and instructional assistants.

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Lane Community College is now a certified Bee Campus. They became the 5th college in Oregon to make this move.

Becoming a Bee Campus means LCC took specifics steps to encourage native pollinator species, not just bees. In April students planted native Willamette Valley plants in 5 gardens around campus.

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Recent footage of a mother black bear and her cub captured on a webcam near Lane Community College in South Eugene has spurred both wonder and caution. 

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Lane Community College faces a projected $8 million shortfall next fiscal year. It’s raised tuition and is considering other ways to cope with the deficit. 


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Frank Nearing passed away on Friday, June 28th at the age of 100. He was a social worker, educator and KLCC reporter. 

After he retired, Frank took a 2-year degree in broadcast journalism at LCC. He then served as volunteer reporter at KLCC for 23 years. He covered the Lane County Commissioners, Eugene City Council, EWEB, The Fair Board, LCC Board and many other meetings and groups. A memorial mass will be celebrated on August 9th, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Eugene. 

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Business students can earn a bachelor’s degree in less time under a new agreement being signed today by Lane Community College and Oregon State University.

 

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Lane Community College was chosen to participate in the inaugural statewide Oregon Pathways Project. 

The Pathway program supports local Oregon college students by providing advising and career guidance from enrollment to graduation. Lane officials are hoping it leads to increased completion rates for students.

Egan Warming Center Will Activate Tonight

Dec 5, 2017
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Monday night was the first activation this winter for Egan Warming Centers in Eugene/ Springfield, as temperatures dropped below 30 degrees. KLCC checked in with Egan partner Lane Community College about the first activation at their site.

They Call Me Q is a one-woman play written by Qurrat Ann Kadwani, telling her story as a person born in India but growing up in the Bronx, seeking an identity balancing heritage with a desire for acceptance in her new culture. She will give a free performance of it in the Blue Door Theater at Lane Community on Monday, November 27th, with discussion and international food to follow. 

Lane Community College has established an artist-in-residence program, which has brought two interdisciplinary artists to the campus from elsewhere this fall. One artist is Hong Hong, born in China, now residing in Hartford Connecticut. 

The Sprout Film Festival presents films realistically portraying the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Locally, the 10th annual festival is presented by Full Access, which provides services and support to people with those disabilities. It will screen at Lane Community College’s main campus and Cottage Grove campus on Thursday, October 19th, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Friday, October 20th, and at the Broadway Metro Theater on Saturday, October 21st.  April Wick, Executive Director of Full Access, speaks with KLCC's Eric Alan. 

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Lane Community College in Eugene has joined the chorus of groups urging the Trump Administration to maintain DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

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A Eugene architect involved in Lane Community College’s original design in the 1960s has died.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has this remembrance of Grant Seder.

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Starting tomorrow (July 12), Lane Community College will hold a three-day shooter response training course, as well as a drill on its main campus.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a variety of law enforcement agencies will participate in the training coordinated between LCC and the FBI.  

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Eugene-area operators of unmanned aerial systems – or “drones” – can now learn FAA regulations for commercial ventures.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Dr. Dale Parnell was 88.

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The Lane Community College board met Wednesday evening to hear public comment on the administration’s proposed budget. One hundred forty-five people signed up to speak.


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Lane Community College is considering program cuts and a tuition increase to help cope with a more than 10 million dollar budget deficit. There’s a special board meeting Wednesday to hear from students, faculty and staff.

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Lane Community College faces a more than $10-million shortfall for the next school year. The administration presented budget-balancing recommendations to the Board of Education at its Wednesday meeting.

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