Education

Local high school students seize opportunity, enroll in courses at Klamath Community College and Oregon Tech

May 4, 2020

Isaac Pena says as a young boy one of his favorite playtime activities was to walk around the house and handcu his parents, then shu e them into a room he playfully called “jail.” Pena, now a 16-year-old sophomore at Mazama High School, said he plans to pursue a career in law enforcement, and he…

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Onward Career Tours Help Students Explore Career Paths

April 22, 2020

EUGENE, Ore., April 21, 2020–Onward Eugene and the University of Oregon Career Center are excited to announce the Onward Career Tours program, a series of virtual tour experiences connecting students to local employers. With the recent announcement that University of Oregon classes would be taught online in the spring term, this is a timely opportunity…

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Oregon Tech Board of Trustees emphasizes increased financial aid to students in setting tuition and fees

April 6, 2020

Summary: In a meeting held Apr. 2,Oregon Tech’s Board of Trustees voted to decrease 2020 spring term fees for students due to changes in operations due to COVID-19, to provide relief to those impacted students. In consultation with student government leadership, the university proposed reducing mandatory fees by about 12 percent and 15 percent for the…

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Oregon Tech’s Business Team wins National Competition while promoting Innovative Medical Technology

March 28, 2020

Oregon Tech business students, Quinn Damitio, Jared McBride, Peter Simonsen and Tanner Karp, won a national business case study competition, taking them to the worldwide stage in April. The team developed a marketing strategy to help a startup company reach people in wheelchairs who could benefit from the company’s hands-free motorized wheelchair. By Oregon Tech…

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Oregon Tech Transitions Spring Term to Remote Delivery of Courses

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon- As Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) continues to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, President Nagi Naganathan announced that all courses will be taught through remote delivery for the entire spring term between April 6 and June 12, 2020. The decision is an extension of the University’s remote delivery operating…

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KCC to move all academic, GED, and ESL spring term courses online; workforce trainings are delayed

March 19, 2020

Klamath Community College is in the process of transferring all spring term courses to an online format that will allow students to participate from any place with an internet connection. Spring term will be a 10-week term, starting on April 6 and ending on June 12. “KCC is committed to providing quality education for all…

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Oregon Tech proactively preparing its campuses, teaching sites for a comprehensive response to Coronavirus

March 7, 2020

March 7, 2020; KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has deployed a COVID-19 response team to ensure that it is prepared should any of its students, employees or campus contacts test positive for the coronavirus. With new presumptive cases announced today in Klamath, Jackson and Washington counties, university officials are continuing to communicate…

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Klamath IDEA Announces Upcoming Launch of New Web Platform for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

March 7, 2020

Klamath IDEA announced today that on March 18 it will launch an innovative new web platform that will connect the region’s growing entrepreneurial and small business community to expert service providers and resources. The site is powered by SourceLink®, a nationally known platform supporting entrepreneurial ecosystems in over 100 communities nationwide.  Kat Rutledge, director of…

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Study confirms SOU’s vital role in the regional economy

March 7, 2020

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: Tuesday, March 4, 2020 (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is a powerful economic engine for its region, responsible for a total of $282.5 million in annual output in Jackson County, according to a recent economic impact study by Portland-based consulting firm ECONorthwest. SOU also is responsible for a total of…

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SOIL

February 27, 2020

It’s About Dirt… and a Whole Lot More OSU Soil Science professor, James Cassidy (and founder of the OSU student farm) spoke at a Farmer Luncheon at Eugene’s Hummingbird Wholesale. His presentation SOIL: What It Is and How It Works, was music to the ears of the many farmers and employees in attendance. James also…

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The Rogue Credit Union (RCU) branch at Umpqua Community College (UCC) recognized with Business Innovation award.

February 27, 2020

By Toni Clough Chair, Associate Professor, Business ROSEBURG, Oregon – Rogue Credit Union (Rogue) has been recognized with the Business Innovation award by the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce due to its partnership with the new campus branch at Umpqua Community College (UCC). In October 2019, the credit union opened its second campus branch at UCC,…

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Oregon Tech Welcomes New Dentist to Full-Service Campus Clinic

February 25, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Residents in Klamath County have a new option when it comes to dental care. The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” previously was only able to provide preventive services, such as cleanings, radiographs, screenings and fluoride. Now with the addition of a full time dentist, Dr. Andrew…

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