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Dec 15,2006
Richard Thompson, dean of students and enrollment services and an administrator at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) for the past 22 years, will retire Jan. 1, 2007. However, he will remain connected to the college as he has accepted a position as the coordinator for the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Foundation’s new outreach effort in Central Oregon.  “It is with mixed emotions that we announce Richard’s plans,” COCC President James Middleton said. “Personally, I ... [full story]
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Dec 15,2006
U.S. Bank, through the U.S. Bancorp Foundation, presented a $10,000 grant to Central Oregon Community College’s Business Development Center at a meeting of the college’s Board of Directors on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The grant will help support two classes geared to help new and start-up businesses. The courses, “Launch Your Business” and “Take Charge of Your Business,” combine one-on-one business coaching, peer support and skill development to equip new business owners with the essential tools ... [full story]
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Dec 15,2006
Thanks to some ingenious bakers, Bend-La Pine Schools are making mealtime healthier for its more than 15,000 students with the elimination of trans-fats from all on-site baked goods.“We have reformulated our recipe for our bread products to use at least 50% whole wheat flour. We’ve eliminated hydrogenated shortening and replaced it with more natural ingredients like butter and vegetable oil,” says Supervisor of Nutrition Services, Terry Cashman.Cashman says the result is tasty, nutritionally sound pizza ... [full story]
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Nov 26,2006
University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer today announced that UO athletic director Bill Moos will step down after nearly 12 years in the post. Frohnmayer and Moos made the joint announcement after a series of conversations initiated by Moos about the future direction of the University of Oregon athletics program and Moos' professional and personal goals. Per President Frohnmayer's request, Moos will continue serving as the athletic director until March 2007. "It has been an ... [full story]
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Dec 15,2006
Bend-La Pine Schools athletic teams had stellar showings this fall with twelve teams making it to state quarterfinals or better. The Bend High School girl’s soccer team was crowned state champion after an exciting overtime shoot-out in the state championship game against Crescent Valley.Mountain View High School volleyball and Bend High boys’ soccer ended thrilling seasons with second place finishes in state competition. “These student-athletes are both leaders on the field and in the classroom,” ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2006
The October 2005 eruption of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos Islands was preceded by an extraordinary 5-meter uplift of the caldera floor in just a dozen years – the largest inflation scientists have recorded prior to the eruption of a basaltic volcano. The uplift was caused by magma accumulating beneath the volcano prior to the eruption, researchers say, and these kinds of measurable precursors can be used to forecast eruptions. This was the first time ... [full story]
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Dec 05,2006
Ted Thonstad, Superintendent of the Sisters Schools District, today announced his intention to leave the district at the end of the current academic year.  He informed the school board of his decision during a previously scheduled executive session meeting of the board.  Mr. Thonstad joined the district in August of 2004, and intends to remain in his position through the term of his current contract, which extends through June 30, 2007.  He will have served ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is offering two information sessions about its new composites manufacturing program. The sessions will be offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Room 306 of the Manufacturing and Training Center on the Redmond Campus; and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, in Room 206 of Ponderosa Hall on the Bend Campus. COCC’s composites manufacturing program grew from the need of local composites companies for trained employees, according ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
A $20,000 grant from the National Education Association is helping the Oregon Education Association revise state education policies and create initiatives to close student achievement gaps. The grant will help OEA identify professional development needs and support lobbying efforts to increase funding for programs to address those needs. National studies have revealed a disturbing achievement gap between children based on their race and economic status. This trend extends to disadvantaged and minority children in Oregon ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Full-time liaison credited for identifying and providing services to area students in need More homeless students have been identified in the Bend-La Pine Schools (BLS) this year than ever before. To date, more than 280 BLS students are identified as homeless. On the same date in 2005, 180 students were identified as being homeless. The additional 100 students represent a 64% increase in homeless students this year over last year. This number is expected to ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2006
Due to the high demand for tickets, Fulbright Specialist and Moroccan professor Dr. Jamal Koubali will offer a second community presentation of “Is Cross-Cultural Understanding Possible?” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in Hitchcock Auditorium on the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) campus. Admission is $3; tickets will be available only at the door.    “I would like to explore with community members how mass media, especially newspapers, impact and form beliefs and opinions about ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Bend-La Pine Schools (BLS) strives to prepare each student with the knowledge, skills, confidence and personal integrity to be a thriving citizen in our ever-changing global society. In addition to rigorous academic programs, BLS encourages students to participate in the many elective offering at each school -- including band, choir, orchestra and drama.  The following is a sampling of the many concerts and plays taking place in our schools this winter: Nov. 30, 7:15 p.m.High Desert ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Voters See Afterschool Programs as Necessity for their Communities Voters want the new Congress and their newly elected state and local officials to increase funding for afterschool programs, according to a public opinion survey conducted on election eve and election day.  Developed by Lake, Snell, Perry & Associates, Inc. for the Afterschool Alliance, the poll found that 72 percent of voters agree that “our newly elected public officials in Congress should increase funding for afterschool ... [full story]
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