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RCC's HOLA Program Helps Latino Students Ease Into College

“In HOLA, every September, entering freshmen get to research classes, certificate programs and scholarship plans and figure out the kind of jobs and income they want, so they do the right courses,” Sakraida said, “without wasting time and money.”

Article on mailtribune.com: http://bit.ly/1tWRFOw 
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RCC's Workforce Training Impresses Site Selection Professionals

Earlier this month a team of site-selection professionals converged on Jackson and Josephine counties at the behest of Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.

The region’s ability to quickly respond to workforce training needs left a positive impression on Tim Feemster of Foremost Quality Logistics in Dallas.

After hearing how Rogue Community College was able to quickly put together a weekend training program to help a local manufacturer begin production on a $2 million order, he noted speed is currency.

"The ability for you to put a program together in three days, and actually train them is a story you have to tell everybody that comes here," said Feemster, who works with two college boards in Texas, adding it typically takes months and semesters to implement changes on college campuses.

Article on mailtribune.com: http://bit.ly/YMasze

Constitution Day!
Learn more about the U.S. Constitution with educational links and instructional videos.
Pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year (in the event that September 17 falls on a weekend or holiday, schools must schedule a program immediately before or after that date).More on roguecc.edu: http://bit.ly/Z7sZG5
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Constitution Day!

Learn more about the U.S. Constitution with educational links and instructional videos.

Pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year (in the event that September 17 falls on a weekend or holiday, schools must schedule a program immediately before or after that date).

More on roguecc.edu: http://bit.ly/Z7sZG5

Oregon Businesses On Inc. 5000 Fastest-growing U.S. Company List

Sixty-one Oregon companies landed on an annual list of the fastest-growing companies nationwide, including one business that placed among the top 10.

Find out which companies came out on top at oregonlive.com: http://bit.ly/1nxkv0H

Music Training May Lead to Faster Speech Processing

Elementary students who participated in a music enrichment program for two years showed improvement in their ability to process speech sounds, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

The study adds to the body of research suggesting that playing music helps students’ cognitive development.

More on edweek.org: http://bit.ly/1nUzq4X

OPREYS: Apex Predators Reveal Environmental Dangers



The large birds are living repositories for chemicals: Perched at the top of their food web, they ingest all of the contaminants in every creature below them. As one chemical is banned, another takes its place in the environment. How do we know this? The ospreys tell us.

More on nationalgeographic.com: http://bit.ly/1utvyMr

Mystery No More: The Sliding Stones of Death Valley

This is a dry lake bed in Death Valley, California, where large rocks are embedded in the dried mud. However, many of the rocks have clearly been moving; there are long tracks behind them in the caked, baked mud pushed up like rails along the tracks’ sides.

What could be moving these stones? No one knew. They would sit for years, then suddenly be found to have moved many meters. Could wind push them? Maybe ice formed after rain, forming rafts that floated the rocks up?

Discover how the stones of Racetrack Playa move and change direction on slate.com: http://slate.me/1A2fbYy

Water Bomber at Lost Creek Lake

Here’s some footage of a water bomber at Lost Creek Lake taken by one of RCC’s faculty members on August 28. Water bombers, also known as airtankers, pick up water from local lakes and rivers, then carry it over forest fires and release it in an effort to help extinguish the flames in what is known as aerial firefighting.

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

Tell us what you think about changing start dates for schools! Read more about consequences of chronic sleep loss and its effects on teens in USA Today’s article here: http://usat.ly/1BZSybe

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.

More on mailtribune.com: http://bit.ly/1oZJmt3

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.

More at oregonhumanities.org: http://bit.ly/1uPHTLn

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