ASLCC Senator resigns
James Wessgert resigned on Oct. 29, 2015 following ongoing conflicts with the Senate’s leadership and claims that Wessgert created an unsafe and unwelcome working environment. The Torch will be following up on this story in future editions.

Help create a piece of Lane history … and the future
A time capsule will be dedicated during the grand re-opening of the Center Building on Jan. 27, 2016. The committee is asking for Lane students to help choose what items are placed inside. The capsule’s dimensions are roughly 18″x18″x18″. Email suggestions to Brett Rowlett, Director of Governmental and Community Relations at Lane, at

Core theme discussion for College’s mission
An open forum will be held by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee on Nov. 13, 2015 and repeated on Dec. 4, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss new core themes that will guide the work of the college in the future. The forums will be held in the Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19, Room 104.

Women in Transition orientation
Free orientations previewing the Women in Transition program will be held at Lane Nov. 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Women’s Center, Building 1, Room 202.

Compiled by Victoria Schmidt and Cairo Smith