Category Archives: News

LTD route streamlines access to Eugene Airport

Getting to the airport is going to get easier for Lane’s 120 Aviation Academy students. It’s also going to be easier for anyone taking LTD. Lane Transit District’s new Airport Connector, a bus route to Eugene Airport, will connect to Route 95, streamlining the process of the commute.

The route is the result of a partnership between LTD, Eugene Airport and Lane Community College. When Lane’s Aviation Maintenance program was founded, students worked out of Building 10 on Lane’s Main Campus. “They used to fire up engines back there, and they used to land planes in Lane’s parking lot,” Advanced Technology Division Dean Patrick O’Connor said.

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Cost of education drives students home

One-third of college students plan on living with their parents post graduation due to loan debt

An online Harris poll conducted on behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants found that 36 percent of college students either had no idea, or little idea how much money they took out in loans for college upon graduating.

“Loans feel like invisible money,” Lane student Jason Edwin said. “It’s so easy to spend the money and forget that I will have to pay it back — it’s dangerous.”

Approximately 43 percent of students had a general idea of how much they had taken out and only 22 percent — that’s one-in-five — knew the exact amount upon graduating.

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Food Pantry brings students together for Thanksgiving

The Rainy Day Food Pantry is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, Nov. 25 for staff and students who actively obtain food from the pantry.

“We want to prioritize Lane students who use the Rainy Day Food Pantry,” Kirkpatrick said in his funds proposal to ASLCC. “Users of the food pantry will be provided a warm, healthy and bountiful meal.”

$500 of the $700 goal for the dinner has already been acquired from ASLCC, which Kirkpatrick says will cover the cost of the food. The remaining $200 is awaiting approval to be funded by the Council of Clubs.

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Safety Blotter

Disorderly subject
Public safety responded to a call reporting a male screaming, yelling and dancing around the front of the Center Building. The man, described wearing black sweatpants, a blue sweatshirt and a beanie, was escorted from campus on the city bus.
Date: 11/10/2015
Location: Center Building, Main Campus

Emergency line
Officer received a call on the emergency line from an unknown subject regarding a theft. The subject was challenging to understand and kept loudly repeating that he was waiting outside the “cop shop” to file a report.
Date: 11/10/15
Location: Building 13, Public Safety Office

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Quick News, week 8

Annual ceramics holiday pottery sale
Pottery sale will be held on Nov. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Center Building near Building 5. Ten percent of sales will be donate to Lane’s Rainy Day Food Pantry.

Student organization open house
An open house of student clubs and organizations will be held on Nov. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Center Building. Food, games, music, live fencing demonstrations, and a playable table tennis robot will be present. Student representatives from some of the following clubs will be available for more information: Psych Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Students for Liberty, Film Club, Student Nursing Association and Anime and Manga club.

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Satirical protest spotlights closing of Jacobs Gallery

a Lane art instructor participates in an ironic protest outside of the Jacob Gallery located at the Hult Center
Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich (right), a Lane art instructor, participates in an ironic protest outside of the Jacob Gallery located at the Hult Center in downtown Eugene on Saturday, Nov. 14. Photo by Jon Proper / theTorch

“The question is: do we consider the arts as part of the community?” Lane art instructor Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich said while holding a sign saying “Art Scares Me.”

Saturday, Nov. 15, up to a dozen local artists gathered for a sarcastic “Anti-Art” protest outside of the Hult Center’s Jacobs Gallery, a publicly funded art gallery that is closing down this January.

The Jacobs Gallery first opened in 1987. Currently, it is the only publicly owned art gallery in Eugene, and the closest thing to an art center the city has outside of its colleges.

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President’s ‘meet and greet’ open to students

Mary Spilde, President of Lane, speaks with the president of the Psychology Club LisaMarie Lusk
Mary Spilde (right), President of Lane, speaks with the president of the Psychology Club LisaMarie Lusk (left) at a “meet and greet” on Nov. 9 in the northwest Learning Commons lounge, on the second floor of the Center Building. It was an opportunity for students to share their thoughts on the new space. It also served as a time for students to sign up for text messages from LaneAlert, Lane’s emergency message system. The program is used to notify students and staff of everything from weather closures to campus emergencies. Photo by Kira Jones / theTorch

Lane instructor named national biology teacher of the year

Stacey Kiser, Lane biology instructor, received the National Biology Teacher Award. Photo courtesy of LCC
Stacey Kiser, Lane biology instructor, received the National Biology Teacher Award. Photo courtesy of LCC

“As educators, we succeed when our students thrive,” Stacey Kiser, recent recipient of the nation’s highest award for biology teaching at two-year colleges, said. She will accept the National Biology Teacher of the Year award at the National Association of Biology Teachers conference in Providence, R.I. on Nov. 11 to 14.

“My goal is to help [students] explore the world of living organisms and have those great experiences that keep them asking questions,” Kiser said. “It is an honor to accept this award from the National Association of Biology Teachers, and to have the support of so many students and colleagues in the field.”

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Safety Blotter – Week 7

Suspicious conditions
Public Safety received a call reporting that a man was spending an excessive amount of time in the men’s restroom near the Titan Store downtown. The man, who claimed to be a student, appearing to be peeling scabs off of his face. Officer was unable to find him through his L number so a welfare check was conducted and he was escorted off the property.
Date: Nov. 9, 2015
Location: Men’s restroom, downtown Titan Store.

Public Urination
A Eugene Police Department camera observed two females urinating in the corner of a door at the Downtown LCC. When public safety officers arrived, the individuals took off running down the east alley way.
Date: Nov. 7, 2015
Location: Downtown Academic Center

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