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TEDx Ashland

Learn to Live – a TEDxAshland Talk Trever Yarrish and I had the opportunity to present at the first TEDxAshland in May. Our “Learn to Live” talk focused on a new idea we have for applying agile principles that we both use everyday in our own software companies, to your own personal education. We spent…

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TEDx Ashland

On May 20, 2019 I took the stage with 13 other brave individuals at the Camelot Theatre in Talent, Oregon and presented 15 to 18 minute stories as a part of the first TEDx Ashland.  After months of practice and coaching we took turns presenting memorized talks about topics that covered everything from humanity to…

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Financial limit for Oregon Promise applicants has been lifted; all qualifying spring applicants to receive the grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/17/19 KLAMATH FALLS — Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019. According to the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) website, an expected…

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

July 11, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4…

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Logos Charter School New School Report!

Will we be in by August 1st?! July 9, 2019 Sheryl Zimmerer, Executive Director of Logos Public Charter School, has been working on all facets of the new school building since she began her role in 2017: the land donation, bank financing, fundraising, moving out of the Earhart location into temporary offices, annexation into the…

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Raiders softball team returns to SOU as World Series champs

May 30, 2019/in Student Life The SOU Raiders softball team, united all year in its focus on a national title, was returning to Ashland today in four separate groups after winning the university’s first championship Wednesday night in the NAIA World Series. SOU President Linda Schott, who was traveling in Mexico as part of the…

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Population Health Management- Oregon Tech’s Strategy for the Future of Community Healthcare

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative Phone: 541.885.1162; ashley.vanessen@oit.edu SOURCE: Sophie Nathenson, Ph.D., Director of Population Health Management Phone: 541.885.1532; SophiaLyn.Nathenson@oit.edu May 24, 2019, Klamath Falls, Ore. – As a program launched in 2015, the Population Health Management degree at Oregon Institute of Technology has graduated 25 students into successful careers in the community…

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Emmerson Lab opens to help bring innovative wood products to market

Emmerson Lab opens to help bring innovative wood products to market On May 14, 2019, the Oregon State University College of Forestry celebrated the grand opening of the A. A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory. Sierra Pacific Industries, founded by Emmerson and his father, R. H. “Curly” Emmerson, contributed the lead gift of $6…

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Oregon Tech Student Entrepreneurs & Inventors Present Solutions to Real-World Problems, Win Over $20k in Seed Money

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative 541.885.1162; ashley.vanessen@oit.edu SOURCE: Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, Catalyze Organizer 541.885.1767; aja.bettencourtmccarthy@oit.edu April 29, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Innovative, highly technical and eager student entrepreneurs at the Oregon Institute of Technology “Oregon Tech” came together Thursday, April 25, to compete for seed money to turn their product ideas and prototypes…

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Newly Dedicated Brian Leach Design Resource Center Prepares Next Generation of Civil Engineers

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative Phone: 541.885.1162; ashley.vanessen@oit.edu SOURCE: Katie Cavendish, Program Manager, University Development Phone: 541.885.0222; katie.cavendish@oit.edu KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Honoring an alumnus who became a mentor to many students, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” announced the new Brian Leach Civil Engineering Design Resource Center within the newly remodeled Cornett…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association jreed@cascadeemployers.com If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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