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A firefighter and Lane Community College instructor has been helping out with the Holiday Farm Fire.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Solomon Singer’s drone has made a difference.

Class of 2020 moves on without the usual milestones

Sep 24, 2020

The high school class of 2020 didn’t get the usual milestones. Graduations were canceled. Student athletes couldn’t play out their final seasons. Now, some of these young people start college amid continued uncertainty while battling the dread of online learning.

Former high school basketball star Dapri Miller doesn’t tend to dwell on the bad stuff, though.

“Just like my mom, grandma and grandpa always told me: ‘Not everything’s about you, just keep going, keep moving,’” said the 18-year-old Madras High School graduate.

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Student veterans at 14 Oregon public colleges will get support for transitioning to higher education. 

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Since Governor Kate Brown approved Lane County’s first reopening phase, schools are figuring out how soon they can put students back in the classroom. For some Lane Community College students, they may be back on campus beginning next week. 

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On Tuesday, Lane County voters approved a Lane Community College bond measure. Now, the funds will be used to repair buildings and expand their programs.

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For Lane County residents, next Tuesday’s election will include voting on a Lane Community College bond measure.

The almost $122 million project would upgrade the college’s facilities, and ultimately expand their programs.

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On May 19, Lane County residents will vote on a Lane Community College bond measure—a $121.5 million project to upgrade the college’s facilities and programs.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic ramped into high gear, Oregon hospitals and health facilities came to a troubling realization. There is a shortage of frontline workers trained in sanitation and disinfection. In response, Lane Community College is launching a program to rapidly certify people as Environmental Services Aides.

Photo provided by Joan Ashim, LCC.

While the pandemic has disrupted services for the poor and hungry, a collaboration between Lane Community College and the Eugene Mission is making use of more than a ton of donated food.

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On Wednesday, Lane Community College held a virtual board meeting to discuss their bond measure to improve LCC facilities. Now, the board is finalizing steps before the May primary.

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Lane Community College is coping with decreased enrollment and reductions in revenue due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the LCC education board meeting, Wednesday, members discussed the future of the college and financial impacts from COVID-19.

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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.

Rachael McDonald

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.

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. 


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

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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.