JCT bus at Redwood campus

Recognizing outstanding organizations…

…and individuals that support education Each year, Rogue Community College recognizes an individual or organization with the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award. For 2019, RCC honored Scott Chancey, program supervisor of Josephine County Transit, for his distinguished service to the college and community in providing an affordable and reliable pathway to RCC. In the past 10 years, Chancey has ensured the affordability of the JCT services;...
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Sign up for Seeds of Spring Garden Seminar

Registration is open for the 30th annual Seeds of Spring Garden Seminar hosted by the Josephine County Master Gardeners. Featuring more than three dozen workshops, the one-day seminar will be held March 16 at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. Participants may select up to four 90-minute workshops from a slate of 39 options at the seminar, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15...
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Students saving money big time with OERs

RCC’s Textbook Affordability Group (TAG) is working to make course materials more affordable and accessible. Textbook costs continue to rise, and there are frequent new editions and access code requirements. These costs cause many students to delay purchasing materials and postpone taking courses. One area that TAG is focused on is Open Educational Resources (OERs). These are instructional materials licensed to allow free distribution and...
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Maple removed from Redwood Campus arboretum

You may have noticed the Autumn Flame Red Maple (acer rubrum) next to the Rogue Auditorium on the Redwood Campus was recently removed. It was a favorite tree of the RCC Arboretum, and we are sad to lose it. However, there were two reasons why the tree needed to be removed: The auditorium restrooms are being expanded to accommodate people with disabilities as prescribed by...
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RCC Foundation updates

The RCC Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors to its governing board, comprising 16 local business and community leaders. Laura Magstadt and Jennifer Krauss Phillippi were appointed in fall 2017 to three-year terms that run through June 2020. Magstadt is the vice president of nursing at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. She has more than 13 years...
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Rain garden at Redwood campus in Grants Pass

The rain garden project

As Oregonians, we deeply understand the value of our environment and how precious clean water is. That’s why Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley have teamed up on a demonstration rain garden and bioswale on the Redwood Campus to show how to help prevent stormwater pollution from fouling freshwater ecosystems. The rain garden gathers rainwater runoff from hard manmade surfaces such as parking...
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Are You Ready to Choose Happiness?

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re not sure what it means to be “happy,” or would like to increase your own happiness, consider the Happiness Project. A handful of RCC students are studying the concept of happiness and what it means to be happy, as well as methods for increasing their own happiness, thanks to a support group offered...
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Making a Stronger Community with the Rogue Innovation Hub

Rogue Community College is working with the City of Grants Pass and community partners to develop an innovation hub/makerspace in Grants Pass. What are makerspaces and innovation hubs? In general, they are places where people get together to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover things collaboratively, using a variety of tools and materials. They take many forms and can focus on anything from computer programming...
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Photographing the Solar Eclipse

Hello and welcome to the first ever blog post for the Digital Photography class! Today I’m going to share some info on photographing the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, and share an update on the new Community Education section of CS125dp, the Digital Photography Class. Eclipse… There is a lot of buzz and preparation for the total solar eclipse that will be starting...
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