Pandemic Enrollment Declines at Oregon Community Colleges

January 5, 2021

By Jessica Nelson State of Oregon Employment Department Employment Economist Enrollment at Oregon higher education institutions declined in fall 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s economic fallout. The enrollment drop affected community colleges much more significantly, declining 23% since fall 2019. Every Oregon community college had a lower headcount compared with last year,…

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SOU retreat for Native American Youth spins off multigenerational program

January 5, 2021

Southern Oregon University’s Konaway Nika Tillicum wasn’t what anyone expected last summer, when the seven-day academic and cultural enrichment residential camp for Native American Youth was shifted to a virtual version of itself because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then the totally unexpected happened: the Oregon Community Foundation, a longtime supporter of the Konaway program, reached…

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Southern Oregon University recognized for doing well in conversion to remote coursework

December 8, 2020

SOU was recognized by the rankings website as one of “Eleven Schools That Did Online Learning Well This Spring.” Universities that made the list were from all parts of the U.S., but SOU was the only one mentioned from the West Coast. “We used the Moodle platform as well as Zoom call platforms to…

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Southern Oregon University Launches New Esports Management Minor

November 6, 2020

A minor in esports management? Information about the soon-to-be-launched Esports Hub in SOU’s Student Recreation Center? The university’s new esports website brings all the information about SOU’s trend-setting programs together in one place. The university is launching both an academic program and a competitive team in esports this fall, becoming one of the first institutions…

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Oregon Launches Education Support Professional of the Year Program

September 25, 2020

The Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State Lottery partner to honor one outstanding education support professional for their service and commitment to public schools and students. (Salem, Ore.) – Today the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), in partnership with the Oregon State Lottery, announced a new program recognizing the outstanding contributions of Oregon’s Education Support Professionals (ESP)!…

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Education Audit – ODE Can Better Support Students Experiencing Disabilities

July 2, 2020
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Indigenous Peoples Day officially recognized at LCC

June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 EUGENE, Ore.–The second Monday of every October will now be known as Indigenous Peoples Day at Lane Community College. LCC’s Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution making the change at its June 17 meeting. The resolution commemorates and honors Lane’s Native American heritage, culture and community and intends to welcome…

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Dr. Dan Peterson Appointed Oregon Tech’s Dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences

June 20, 2020

June 18, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) announced today that Dan Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed as dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences (HAS), effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Peterson has been serving as interim dean over the last year and has been a member of the faculty in…

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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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