Education

AOC Supports Forest Management of Rural Stability Act

February 1, 2019

Susan Morgan Rural communities where the federal government owns most of their land have been strapped into the front seat of a financial roller coaster. For more than 100 years, counties with public forest lands have received federal support, but faced the ups and downs of fluctuating and uncertain payments. Most recently, federal support has…

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Oregon Tech Earns 2019-2020 Military Friendly School Designation

February 1, 2019

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative Phone: 541.885.1162 ashley.vanessen@oit.edu Jan. 23, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. In its 10th year, the…

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CROOKED RIVER WETLANDS RECOGNIZED AMONG NATION’S TOP MUNICIPAL PROJECTS

January 1, 2019

Media Contact: ShanRae Hawkins, shanrae@hellostingray.com | 541-390-6411 (PRINEVILLE, Ore)—The City of Prineville is once again in the national spotlight. This time, for its environmental stewardship. Two national organizations have recognized Prineville’s recently completed Crooked River Wetlands project as an outstanding. In November, the project was one of only five nationwide to be named “Exceptional” by…

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Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

January 1, 2019

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative ashley.vanessen@oit.edu KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has announced a generous community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for the critical expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with…

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SOREDI Hosts 2019 SOBC: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

December 1, 2018

By: Codi Spodnik (541) 773-8946 Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) will host their 16th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference (SOBC) on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. Held at Inn at the Commons in Medford, this conference seeks to unite municipal partners, educators and private…

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Strategic Energy Management gives businesses the power to cut operating costs

December 1, 2018

By Susan Jowaiszas, Energy Trust of Oregon Four years ago, Medford School District enrolled in Strategic Energy Management (SEM) — an Energy Trust of Oregon offering that helps organizations identify no- or low-cost operations and maintenance improvements that deliver significant bill savings and provides training on developing comprehensive energy management practices. Today, the district has…

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A Year in The Making, Dedication of Two Major Additions @ KCC on October 2, 2018

November 1, 2018

KCC Capital Campaign Exceeds Expectation (9/12/2017) KLAMATH FALLS – Klamath Community College is thrilled to announce that generous community support has propelled the “Completing the Transformation” campaign past its fundraising goal. KCC launched the campaign in January, with a goal to raise $650,000 to purchase equipment for the college’s new Work Skills Technology Center (WSTC).…

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Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

November 1, 2018

By: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative ashley.vanessen@oit.edu Oct. 30, 18, Klamath Falls, OR. — Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” began a new tradition as it awarded the first-ever Oregon Tech Ambassador Award to former faculty member, John Lund, Ph.D. Dr. Lund was not only applauded for the length of his tenure, but for…

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This isn’t your grandparents’ logging

November 1, 2018

Being new to the forest sector, I have to admit that today’s logging operations are quite different than the popular-culture image of a burly, bearded man wearing a plaid shirt and carrying an ax. Three recent firsthand experiences have provided me with a clearer picture of how logging is done in Oregon. The first experience…

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STEAM Hub a natural fit for new director

August 1, 2018

New STEAM Hub director ready to cultivate learning in Douglas County With more than 20 years of experience as a STEM teacher and scientist, our new Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub director is ready to launch local efforts to expand students’ career-mindedness to new heights. Dr. Karl Topper is joining Douglas County Partners for Student Success…

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