LCSO Chopper Back to FAA Standards

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is seeing to it that its only helicopter is well taken care of, even if it isn’t in use. The chopper has gone on many missions and operations, but budget cuts in 2012 put a stop to them. After that, the chopper was stored in a hangar, … Continue reading »

Eugene’s First Black Resident Remembered

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s African-American history isn’t as thoroughly documented as some other cities’, but Lane Community College students and historians are working to change that by remembering the city’s first documented black resident. Wiley Griffon was the first African American mentioned by name as a resident of Eugene. He was buried at the Eugene … Continue reading »

Students Celebrate Gift of Literacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 900 first grade students from Springfield Public Schools headed to Lane Community College Thursday morning for the annual Gift of Literacy Program. The program runs all year long, starting at the beginning of the school year when students pick out a book they want to own. On Thursday, the students received … Continue reading »

Interview: LCC Preview Night

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of high school seniors are heading Thursday to Lane Community College for Preview Night, a chance to visit the campus and learn more about Lane’s academic and career training programs. They can also learn about financial aid. It’s a big decision determining whether to go to college. Helen Garrett, LCC’s Dean … Continue reading »

LCC Holds Job Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 40 employers looked to lure Lane Community College students into their field. Organizers say the annual job fair, which only offers jobs and not internships, brought in a good turnout. “I think a lot of them are getting interviews and a lot of them are filling out applications. I spoke … Continue reading »

LCC Holds Grand Opening Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — A project that lasted more than two years came to fruition Friday. Lane Community College celebrated the grand opening of its downtown academic building. The people behind this project say it’s been a long process but definitely a worthwhile one. They say they’re glad to be part of something that will greatly … Continue reading »

Gandhi’s Grandson Gives Lecture

EUGENE, Ore. — It was standing-room only during a lecture given by Muhatma Gandhi’s grandson Thursday night. A few hundred people filled a lecture hall at Lane Community College, waiting to hear from Arun Ghandi, who shared with his audience life lessons he had learned from his world-famous grandfather. Arun Gandhi, who now lives in … Continue reading »

LCC, 4J Aim to Help College Transition

EUGENE, Ore. — A partnership between Lane Community College and the 4J School District aims to help students transition to college. The Early College and Career Options program allows students to finish high school in a different environment. Currently, 200 students are enrolled in the program at Parker Elementary School, but program leaders want to … Continue reading »

Gang Prevention Symposium Held at LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Local organizations said despite popular belief, gangs are an issue in Lane County. A symposium was held Saturday on that very issue. Organizers said this is just the beginning of their efforts to combat, what they say, is a growing problem in Lane County. Their hope is to establish a shared understanding … Continue reading »

LCC Commemorates Move to New Building

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene institution was commemorated Friday. Lane Community College staff celebrated its transition in the new downtown campus. For several staff members, this was the first time they got a good look at the inside of the innovative LEED Platinum certified teaching facility. Staff helped bring a piece of 1970s carpet from … Continue reading »

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