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South Medford High Graduate On New CW Comedy This Fall

Justin Baldoni, also a former KISS-FM DJ, will play hotel owner and cancer survivor Rafael on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin.”

The show tells the story of Jane — played by Gina Rodriguez —a 20-something saving herself for marriage who, while at the gynecology clinic for a standard exam, is the accidental recipient of an artificial insemination procedure intended for the patient next door to her. Baldoni’s character is the sudden, accidental father — and Jane’s boss at the Miami hotel where she works.

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RCC Featured In Oregon Humanities Magazine

Jackson County is Southern Oregon’s fastest-growing region, and new residents have brought with them new diversity—and new tensions.

Rogue Community College lead several conversations about diversity in 2012-2013. Included were two Oregon Humanities Conversation Projects—Emily Drew’s “White Out? The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon” and Walidah Imarisha’s “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History.” There was also a free conference called “Speak up! A day for change” featuring Tricia Rose, director of the Center for the Study of Race in America at Brown University.

Last but not least was the debut of the “Human Library” at RCC’s Redwood Campus. Inspired by a project started by a Danish anti violence organization, participants were invited to visit the library to “check out” volunteers from diverse backgrounds for one-on-one conversations. The event was such a huge hit that the RCC Diversity Programming Board plans to host another Human Library next year at multiple campuses.

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Spears Awards At Rogue Community College

Hosted by Rogue Community College and the RCC Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Asante Foundation, the annual celebration recognizes excellence and leadership in the following areas: Medical, Education, Community Service, and Community Organization. The award recipients were nominated and voted for by their peers.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients:
Scott Kennedy Swindells – Rogue Award for Medical Excellence
Kathy Burkey – Applegate Award for Education Excellence
Academic Masters – Marge Holzgang Community Organization Excellence Award
William (Bill) Thorp – Illinois Valley Excellence Award for Community Service

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: RCC Redwood Campus. Map:
Theme: Fun with Science
Dinner: BBQ Cook-off with Papa Terall’s BBQ and Catering, My Little BBQ, and The Flying Pig. Diners will vote for their favorite.
Admission: $25 includes dinner and drinks
Reservations: Cindy Harboldt at 541-956-7133 or

Eastern Oregon University Transfer Options

Kerrie Wylam from Eastern Oregon University will be visiting the RCC Riverside Campus G Building lobby on Thursday, August 14 from 9:30a.m.-3:00p.m. She will be presenting information for students who may be interested in transferring to EOU.

One interesting feature of EOU is that they have extensive online offerings. A large portion of their degrees can be completed without ever physically attending a class at EOU. This can be a great asset for Rogue Valley students who want to stay in the valley while studying a program of interest not offered locally.

For more information contact RCC Transfer Specialist, Darren Van Lehn, at 541-245-7589 or visit the EOU website at:

Rocky Horror Picture Show on Riverside Campus!

You heard that right – RCC’s theatre arts program is hosting Rocky Horror Picture Show! It will be hosted on Riverside Campus and runs from October 16 - November 1, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and will be playing twice on Halloween. Interested in auditioning? Information on

Art and Sound in Downtown Medford

Come join local and touring musicians and artists on September 19 & 20 for the Downtown Art and Sound event in Medford! The event is sponsored by Metro Medford, The Rogue Messenger, and the City of Medford Arts Commission. Day passes and VIP tickets are available, so come check out the featured event’s website for more information:

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