624 acres near Lane seized
A large area of undeveloped land near Lane has been seized from Arlie & Co. Real Estate by the Lane County Sheriff, following Arlie’s failure to pay its debts to Umpqua Bank. Sheriff Byron Trapp is set to sell the land, valued at $3.2 million, with the profits used to settle Arlie’s debt to Umpqua. If investors secure the land, this sale could result in significant commercial or residential development near Lane in the next decade.

Trainings in response to ‘fear’
Council of Clubs approved a $400 funds request on Oct. 20, 2015 to help bring OrgSync Trainer Wes McCormack to Lane’s Main Campus. Christina Walsh, ASLCC Student Leadership Program Director, mentioned emails she received from club advisors or people in clubs regarding OrgSync who are requesting more training due to “fear, hesitation, a desire to understand and not being able to figure it out on [their] own”.
Trainings will be held throughout the day on Nov. 4, 2015, with staff and faculty sessions in the morning and student-centered trainings in the afternoon. The total cost to bring in McCormack is around $1,900. Student Life will be looking towards the Associated Students of LCC and other sources for the remaining $1,500. Surveys will be conducted in an attempt to foster high attendance rates at the trainings. Exact times and locations of the trainings to be announced.

Building 11 closed during drill
All departments in Building 11 will be closed from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 for a group safety training and drill led by the Campus Safety team. The training will prepare attendees for an active shooter situation on campus and answer any questions they may have. Students and staff are invited and encouraged to participate. There will be no access to Building 11 during this time.

Town Hall meeting on gun violence
A community discussion on gun violence will be held at the First Christian Church at 1166 Oak Street in Eugene on Thursday, Oct, 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. An open house precedes the event at 6 p.m. Mayor Kitty Piercy will be one of the panelists at the discussion.

Time to fall back
Daylight Savings time ends at 2 a.m on Sunday, Nov. 1, at which time clocks will be rolled back one hour. The Torch advises using this extra hour to catch up on well-needed sleep after mid-terms, or get a head-start on upcoming assignments.

‘Flying people’ land at the David Joyce Gallery on campus
After much discussion about the fate of the “Flight Patterns,” a decision has been made to move the photo cutouts from the Eugene Airport, currently under construction, to the Lane campus.
The series, photographed by former Lane instructor David Joyce, will open along with featured works by Lane faculty, “Taking Flight: A Visual Voyage.”
A reception will be held Nov. 4 in the gallery of Building 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through January.