Category Archives: Features

With a focus in product design, art major Jina Choi smooths the side of the vase she’s creating in a ceramics hand building class.Photo: August Frank

Students provided with tools to craft success; Administration helps students reach their goals

As many students struggle during Spring term with the more difficult, time consuming capstone classes, administrators point to helpful strategies. Director of student success Lida Herburger said “to us it…

Lane student Tiya Craven in the arms of her mother Naomi Duncan Ason next to her brother. This is an archive photograph Craven sent to her mother that led to their reunion.Photo: supplied by Tiya Craven

Center building reunion; Part One

My first year at Lane Community College in 1999 was amazing. However, the first day of my second year was life-changing. I was about 20 people deep in a line…

Construction workers Lucas Martin (left) and Nitai Stein continue work on the west side of the Center Building which will be renamed CLASS upon completion.Photo: August Frank

Extreme makeover forging ahead; Navigation maps soon irrelevant

It’s news to no one that Lane’s Center Building is undergoing reconstruction. Who can miss the giant pieces of machinery, barricades, walkway labyrinths and noise dominating the LCC landscape? Construction…

Bill Bowers works as a professional mime. He will be coming to LCC from May 27 to May 30 and will be taking part in a Q & A, a workshop and a performance.Photo: contributed by Bill Bowers

What it means to be a boy; Mime explores silence surrounding gender matters

Employing a mixture of mime, music, and monologues, Broadway actor and mime Bill Bowers participates in an ongoing investigation of the silence surrounding matters of gender in today’s culture. He…

Second year Human Services student Jeffrey Banker cuts away at his marble sculpture in Lee Imomen’s stone sculpting class in Building 10.Photo: Justin Cox

Students shape art with power tools

Forklifts, giant pieces of stone, clouds of dust and the noise of power tools might cause passers by to mistake Lee Imonen’s stone sculpting class for a construction site. However,…

Dr. Geshe Thupten Jinpa Langri drinks tea with Lane Peace Center Chair Stan Taylor and others in the Blue Door Theatre before speaking to over 500 people in the Ragozzino Performance Hall on Sunday, May 10.Photo: Justin Cox

Compassion’s in fashion; The Dalai Lama’s translator speaks at Lane

It was standing room only as more than 500 people filled Lane’s Ragozzino Performance Hall on May 10, but it was quiet enough to hear a pin drop. The speaker,…

Dalai Lama translator speaks on compassion

The Lane Community College Peace Center and the Palmo Center for Peace and Education are hosting a talk by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., the longtime English translator for the Dalai…

The exhibit on disability in Building 10 was created by Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services, and shows the history of disability through the ages.Photo: August Frank

Accessibility for all; Disability exhibit comes to Lane

On May 4, The Center for Accessibility Resources, formerly known as Disability Resources, hosted a reception for an exhibit on the history of disability. The exhibit, created by Alaska’s Department…