Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019.

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New tool now available for career and volunteer firefighter training

New tool now available for career and volunteer firefighter training

Oregon is served by more than 13,000 career and volunteer firefighters who are members of more than 300 fire departments and fire protection districts across the state. Approximately 80% of Oregon's firefighters are volunteers.

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Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Krystel Fernandez Torres, wearing a set a gray wolf ears and a long, gray tail, had no trouble huffing and puffing and blowing away the straw and stick houses of two of the three little pigs. The pigs – all wearing pink ears – ran away as members of the “Three Piggy Opera” sang the story on stage before an audience at Shasta Elementary School, where students from all over the district attend migrant summer school.

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Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Ashland, Ore) — Collaboration to benefit the region’s students and economy is continuing this month as the new Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium holds two separate meetings for academic and enrollment leaders.

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4 terms.

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Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising recently received funds from the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation to provide 20 part-time positions for teens and young adults with physical, developmental or other disabilities, those living in poverty, as well as homeless youth, or individuals with other barriers to employment.

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Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Salem, Ore. - HB 2847 and HB 2867 passed unanimously in the House and Senate during the last week of legislative session. Both bills were chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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KMSB Foundation Invests in Oregon Tech Allied Health Programs

KMSB Foundation Invests in Oregon Tech Allied Health Programs

In memory of longtime board member Robert Graham, M.D., Klamath Medical Service Bureau (KMSB) Foundation has made a $100,000 contribution to Oregon Institute of Technology’s allied health programs. This generous gift gives a boost to the Foundational Campaign for the Future, and will aid Oregon Tech in meeting critical equipment needs in allied health. The applied, hands-on educational experiences which make Oregon Tech graduates highly sought after in the workforce are not possible without investment in state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology.

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Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

The Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech’s) president, Dr. Nagi Naganathan, today announced that the university would reduce its tuition rate increase to 6 percent, instead of the previously announced rate increase of 9 percent. This is based on the budget approved for Oregon’s public universities by the Oregon Legislature on June 29. Oregon Tech’s Board of Trustees, at its May 30 meeting, had approved the higher rate based on legislative proposals being floated at that time, with the caveat that the rate would be reduced should the legislatively approved budget exceed those amounts.

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The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

Portland, Ore. – A team of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” students won big this weekend at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge. The grand prize winners are The Reclaimers, a team of Oregon Tech students made up of Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering senior Annika Andersen of Baker City, Oregon, and recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlei Morgan of Meridian, Idaho, and Jessica Arrington of Paisley, Oregon.

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Learning by doing

Learning by doing

It was the final challenge for students at a week-long science camp: Design and launch a bottle rocket.

Seventh-grader Joseph Jennings was among 25 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders who were up to task. He inserted a tennis ball at the top of his rocket – putting it inside his two-liter plastic soda bottle – and then used duct tape and glue to create cardboard “fins” to attach to the bottom in hopes of making his design more aerodynamic and stable.

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Outdoor School Offers Summer Camps

Outdoor School Offers Summer Camps

Klamath Outdoor Science School (KOSS) is offering a full slate of outdoor camps for children and youth in July, beginning with a new Backpacking 101 camp for 10-14 year olds, July 8-10. This camp is led by KOSS board member and 4th grade teacher, Rebecca Morehouse, an experienced backpacker. She will be assisted by US Forest Service naturalist, Eva Jones.

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Science, technology, engineering, art and math: Welcome to STEAM Camp

Science, technology, engineering, art and math: Welcome to STEAM Camp

“Hey dude, I need a marble,” Emmett Samson said as he readied his paper rollercoaster for the ultimate test.

The fourth-grader placed the small ball at the top and let it roll. Not overly pleased with the result, he started to rework his coaster, adjusting the corners and height of the initial drop.

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Local doctor named HPV vaccination champion

Local doctor named HPV vaccination champion

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority and American Cancer Society recently honored Dr. Stewart Decker with an award of excellence for his promotion of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Klamath County. 

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