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The Riverside Campus Improvisational Theater group took to the stage three days in a row for interactive performances that featured audience-suggested scenes and audience-scripted lines. No two shows are ever the same!
See more RVC Improv photos on the RCC Pinterest board: http://bit.ly/1geDGgh

TODAY: AAWCC Riverside Campus $1 Clothing Sale

Find a great deal today at the Riverside bi-annual $1 clothing sale sponsored by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

AAWCC-RCC increases funds for student scholarships and programs at RCC through an endowment held by the RCC Foundation!

For more information contact blryan@roguecc.edu or 541-245-7840.

RCC Foundation Names New Executive Director

The Rogue Community College Foundation has named Judith E. Basker as its new executive director.

Ms. Basker will join the college May 19. She is currently senior major gifts officer for Willamette University, Salem, a position she has held since 2000.

“This is a pivotal time for the Foundation, and we are thrilled to welcome Judy into the position of executive director,” said RCC Foundation Board member Liz Crossman. “Her proven fundraising and friend-raising skills will build awareness of the incredible asset Rogue Community College is to all of us who live in the Rogue Valley.”

More at roguecc.edu: http://bit.ly/1eJz4zi

Conference Hopes to Spark Conversation on Diversity

Dr. Tricia Rose, director for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University, will be the keynote speaker May 15 at “Speak Up: A Day for Change.”

Hosted by the Rogue Community College Diversity Programming Board, the conference is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Events will be held in the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with speakers scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Presentation Hall. Lunch and conversation will follow 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Rooms 127-129.

The conference seeks to produce meaningful conversation about diversity and how it can transform lives and communities. Panelists will discuss their local diversity work, and non-profit agencies will share ways to get involved.

Individuals who need accommodations for hearing impairment and those who want more information may contact Mary O’Kief at 541-245-7915 or mokief@roguecc.edu.

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TODAY & TOMORROW: RCC Friends of the Library Book Sale

 The annual Rogue Community College Friends of the Library book sale and annual membership drive is set for April 14-15 on the RCC Redwood Campus.

Hardback and paperback books plus other materials will be available at the sale, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday in the Student Center. The annual RCC Friends of the Library membership drive will be held during the book sale.

Members receive a 20 percent discount on all book-sale items. Anyone interested in joining can pick up a membership form in the RCC Library, at the book sale, or online at http://bit.ly/1jz1IF5.

All proceeds from the book sale benefit the RCC Friends of the Library, which offers attention and support to the RCC Library, enriching its resources and services to the community.

Recent purchases have included chairs and lounge seating, children’s literacy materials, textbooks for classes, and netbook computers for RCC students to check-out and use. For more information, contact Cessa Vichi at 541-956-7035 or cvichi@roguecc.edu.

$2 Bus Service to Link Medford and Grants Pass

The 3-year pilot program may start in September. One-way tickets from Grants Pass to Medford will be $2.

The line, with transfers, is planned to extend more than 70 miles. The full one-way fare from Cave Junction to Ashland will be $4. Transfers are available if done within 60 minutes.

"There’s been a lot of discussion over the years about a line between these two areas. It will cut vehicle trips and reduce auto emissions, especially for students who have to take classes that are offered only in Grants Pass or Medford, but not both — also those seeking the medical services available in Medford," says Dan Moore, Rogue Valley Council of Governments staff liaison to the Middle Rogue Metropolitan Association.

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Sign Up Online for an RCC Campus Tour

Prospective Rogue Community College students interested in a campus tour are invited to sign up using a new online form: http://bit.ly/1fhyQP0

The RCC Recruitment Team is offering guided tours of the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass, the Riverside Campus in Medford, and the Table Rock Campus in White City. Days, times, and locations of tours will are posted on the reservation form.

Comfortable, weather-appropriate attire is recommended, and questions are encouraged.

Vote and Help the Rogue Valley Win a Dream Bike Trail

Lewis Hollingworth shared this interesting opportunity. Bell Bicycling and Motorcycle Helmets is giving away $100,000 to build 3 dream bike trails - and the Rogue Valley is one of the finalists!

Winners are determined by popular vote. The Prescott Park trail design is sponsored by Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association. See a video with more details about the project: http://bit.ly/1lTsicg

Vote on bellhelmets.com: http://bit.ly/1kw6LGN

RCC SBDC Micro Enterprise Scholarships Offered

The Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center has funding for new or developing Micro Enterprise businesses in Josephine County.

MicroE businesses are those with five or fewer employees including the owner. Business owners and those interested in starting a new business may be eligible for a 90 percent tuition discount if they are within low- to moderate-income limits (based on family size and 2012 family income).

Scholarship funds can be used for education and training to start, support and grow a business. 

The SBDC also offers one-on-one business advising at no cost. To meet with a business advisor, determine qualification for MicroE Training funds, and to enroll for an upcoming class, contact the SBDC at 541-956-7494 or sbdc@roguecc.edu.

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Jackson Elementary School Grant Helps Pre-school Kids

Pre-school children in Medford will get a leg up on their education, thanks to a $75,000 grant given to Jackson Elementary School.

An Oregon Community Foundation P-3 Grant will fund programs and activities for families to help their young children become socially and academically ready for school.

More on mailtribune.com: http://bit.ly/1e7Rfht

Don't Miss the Human Library on April 23

The Human Library project allows strangers to become acquaintances, by giving readers an opportunity to check out a human “book” for a 30-minute conversation in the RCC Redwood Campus Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23.

Our “books” are volunteers from our community, all with unique stories and backgrounds. Stay tuned for a list of our titles. Here is a small sample of topics: surviving loss, honey bee educator and conservationist, teaching and typing Braille, living Wiccan in a modern world, and many more.

RCC students and staff are invited to this free event. For more info, visit: http://bit.ly/1lGxXzG

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