LCC Monitoring Meningitis

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College is on alert after the bacterial infection, meningococcemia, killed a University of Oregon student. LCC says there are no links between the cases at UO and LCC at this time, but administrators are monitoring the infection very closely. They are working with Lane County Public Health and keeping in constant … Continue reading »

Council Strikes Down Marijuana Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council will not pursue a marijuana sales tax as part of Measure 91. The council struck down a motion to pursue the issue further at Monday night’s public hearing. It didn’t take long to strike down the motion. “It’s going to be so expensive to buy marijuana recreational or … Continue reading »

LCC Faces Possible Loss of Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College is facing a possibility of losing federal funding, after a high percentage of students defaulted on their loans. LCC officials say more than 30 percent of students who started repaying their loans in the 2010 fiscal year defaulted within the first three years. Preliminary numbers for 2011 don’t look … Continue reading »

Optimistic Job Seekers Attend LCC Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The new jobs report is out, and it looks like the economy is steadily getting stronger. Lane Community College held its annual Job Fair Thursday. Coordinator’s say the event is put on to help students and community members meet local employers in the area, with the goal of starting a career right … Continue reading »

Students React to Senate Bill 1524

EUGENE, Ore. — A free community college education is one step closer to becoming a reality in Oregon after a recent bill was passed on to the senate floor. If passed, Senate Bill 1524 would give Oregon high school graduates the opportunity to go to community college for free for two years. The proposal currently … Continue reading »

Scholarship Season for College Students

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s crunch time for college scholarship applications and experts are encouraging students to apply. Students who’ve applied for scholarships say the process is tedious but if it means helping with college debt, they say it’s worth it. Jackie Bryson at LCC teaches scholarship workshops and helps students with the process. She says … Continue reading »

Hundreds Attend Scholarship Fair at LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Rising tuition costs are a big stress for many incoming college students, which is why Lane Community College does what it can to inform people about scholarships and other forms of financial aid. Saturday was LCC’s annual scholarship fair, “How to Pay for College in One Day.” This year, the event was … Continue reading »

Lane Community College Pow Wow

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College is getting ready for a big pow wow this weekend and they say they’re anticipating a large crowd. Organizers of the Native American pow wow say they expect between 1,000-2,000 people to fill the LCC gym Saturday. Many different tribes across the Pacific Northwest will be present and organizers … Continue reading »

Turkeys Arrive for Community Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The 25th annual Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner is quickly arriving, and volunteers are already preparing. The dinner is more than just a free meal for families in need – winter items are also handed out. Anyone can drop off donations at the Whiteaker Head Start Center. Volunteers need warm clothes, shoes and … Continue reading »

LCC Provides Dental Work for Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of area kids have something to smile about. They received crucial dental work, checkups and cleanings. The Lane Community College hosted a dental clinic. The college had a little extra money left over from a three year grant and carried it over to this year. Students in the LCC Dental Hygiene … Continue reading »

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