Sabbatical exhibition inspired by Italy; Lane instructor showcases art in Building 11 gallery

Lane instructor Andreas Salzman discusses his art with students and faculty during a Jan. 22 reception at The Arts Gallery in Building 11.Photo: Laura Newman

Lane instructor Andreas Salzman discusses his art with students and faculty during a Jan. 22 reception at The Arts Gallery in Building 11.
Photo: Laura Newman

Two large mixed-media pieces are hanging in the Building 11 art gallery, accompanied by a display of 102 photographs from art instructor Andy Salzman’s recent sabbatical.

The gallery will feature his work through Feb. 13.

“So the idea is these two pieces are the first that I’ve done … looking back at the sabbatical,” Salzman said. “I started these in September and worked on them in the fall.”

The pieces deal primarily with wood, clay and a metal piece that takes up an entire wall.

“I’m interested in materials, I’m interested in the mechanics of building those materials, but also the freedom I can get from those open materials to build a pretty clear narrative,” he said.

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International dance performed at Lane

Katherine Winder performs her solo with the Repertory Dance Theatre on Jan. 28 in Building 6.Photo: Zora Parker

Katherine Winder performs her solo with the Repertory Dance Theatre on Jan. 28 in Building 6.
Photo: Zora Parker

Lane welcomed the Repertory Dance Theatre back to Building 6 on Jan. 28.

“We’ve been coming to the Eugene area for the last couple of years. We’ve made great connections here with the dance program and (Lane dance instructor) Bonnie Simoa,” RDT assistant artistic director Nicholas Cendese said.

RDT, which was founded in Salt Lake City in 1966, dedicates itself to “the education and perpetuation of modern dance,” he said. “We really value exposing younger people to art. It changes the way they will look at art the rest of their lives.”

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OSPIRG starts campaign to reduce textbook costs

OSPIRG began its campaign to reduce the cost of textbooks, #textbookbroke, with a kickoff event outside of the Center Building Jan. 27.

OSPIRG organizer Adam Parker, Board of Education member Tony McCown, and student government president Paul Zito all spoke about the price of textbooks at the event.

More than 20 similar groups across the country started campaigns the same day.

Parker presented the results of a survey of more than 2,000 students at more than 150 campuses across 33 states in which students were asked about the rising cost of textbooks.

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Titans’ NWAACC fortunes fade following loss to Clackamas

Lane head coach Bruce Chavka anxiously watches while his offense runs a play he called out. Lane lost 78-71 to Clackamas Community College on Feb. 1.Photo: Matt Edwards

Lane head coach Bruce Chavka anxiously watches while his offense runs a play he called out. Lane lost 78-71 to Clackamas Community College on Feb. 1.
Photo: Matt Edwards

After a home loss to the Clackamas Community College Cougars Feb. 1, the Titans have dropped to sixth place in the cutthroat Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges South Region.

“I was disappointed in how flat we came out in the first half,” Lane head coach Bruce Chavka said. “We can’t put our finger on the pulse of why that happens.”

The Titans were able to keep the game close early. They trailed by only four points at halftime.

However, the Cougars pulled away late in the second half, thanks in part to some clutch free-throw shooting. They went 16-of-21 from the charity stripe in the second half to ice the game and earn a 78-71 victory.

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Lane strikes back with win over Cougars; Second-half scoring binge turns pivotal game around

Freshman guard Heidi Walchli pulls up beyond the arc for a three pointer in the 73-64 win over Clackamas Community College Feb. 1.Photo: Matt Edwards

Freshman guard Heidi Walchli pulls up beyond the arc for a three pointer in the 73-64 win over Clackamas
Community College Feb. 1.
Photo: Matt Edwards

The Lane Titans (6-1) were able to extend their winning streak to six games after outlasting the Clackamas Cougars (4-3) in a 73-64 win at home. Lane had another slow start this game, and were held to just 25 points on 26 percent shooting from the field leaving them four points behind the Cougars at halftime.

Freshman Shelby Snook was one of the few Titans able to produce in the first half; she scored 15 of the Titans’ 25 first half points. “We got a little stagnant in the first half, we stopped attacking the basket,” Lane Titans head coach Greg Sheley said. “We knew they were going to let Snook go all the way to the basket.”

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Top contenders take shot at playoffs opportunity; Halfway through the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges basketball season, both the Lane men and women’s teams are in the hunt for a playoff spot in the South Region

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The Titans have proven that they are the team to beat in the South Region. They are the NWAACC’s top offensive team, and have won games in every fashion possible.

Lane’s roster features nine freshman, but they have played like a veteran team this season. The new players have begun to hit their stride after picking up head coach Greg Sheley’s system.

Following a disappointing 82-64 loss to Clackamas on Jan. 4 to open regional play, the Titans have rebounded nicely with seven straight victories.

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ASLCC appoints new senators to vacancies

Lane’s student government appointed Meg Geldart as its second senator this term to fill a vacancy during the Jan. 29 senate meeting.

Geldart is working towards an eventual master’s degree in public health and in hopes of changing the way sex education is taught in the U.S.

Associated Students of Lane Community College ASLCC president pro tempore Rebekah Ellis said Geldart is “a dedicated person with the drive to make change [who] will do very well within [the] organization.”

At the meeting, Geldart said she wanted to be a senator so she could take action rather than complain about issues facing students.

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LTD donation gives Diesel Tech students hands-on experience

ASLCC President Paul Zito boards the new Lane Community College bus, Feb. 5 during its debut in front of Building 1.Photo: Laura Newman

ASLCC President Paul Zito boards the new Lane Community College bus, Feb. 5 during its debut in front of Building 1.
Photo: Laura Newman

The newly branded bus donated by Lane Transit District rolled out in front of Building 1 Feb. 5 for its official unveiling. Ty Voltage was dancing next to his picture on the back of the bus, while members of Lane staff and the student government stood around it.

The bus was donated over a year ago to the Diesel Technology department as a training-aid.

“The diesel technology students do a variety of maintenance items to it. It has 725,000 miles on it,” Division Dean of Advanced Technology Patrick O’Connor said.

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Seahawks go big after rule change

Sunday’s Super Bowl represented much more than just the clobbering of the Denver Broncos and Bruno Mars’ flamboyant halftime performance.

It represents a departure from the offense-heavy, pass-happy spectacle that the NFL has become.

In 2009, the NFL limited the amount of contact defensive backs were allowed to make with wide receivers after the line of scrimmage, which has resulted in a significant increase in the number of pass-interference penalties enforced.

These rule changes have stacked the deck against NFL defensive backs, and made it almost impossible to cover receivers.

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Save some spotlight for sex traffic victims

Fans gathered in their homes, in bars and at the field to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos fight for the championship at Super Bowl LXVIII.

But there’s another fight that’s happening: the fight against sex trafficking. Americans tend to see this as a faraway problem, but it happens in our own backyard. Non-profits such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Traffic in Our Streets, a website dedicated to the research of human trafficking, report a spike in sex trafficking during major sporting events, like the Super Bowl.

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