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Seventeen Teams Compete for InventOR $30,000 Top Prize

Rogue Community College hosts twelve colleges to compete for top student invention of 2022 (GRANTS PASS, OR)—Seventeen teams from 12 Oregon colleges and universities are headed to the Rogue Community College (RCC) Redwood Campus in Grants Pass to compete in this year’s Invent Oregon (InventOR) finals. An exciting competition for college and university students, InventOR offers a platform for the creation of new inventions to...

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Providing Information, Resources, and Support  By Shelly Hohl, LPCRCC Counselor  In 2010, the U.S. Congress declared June 27th PTSD Awareness Day highlighting the importance of bringing awareness to the invisible scars this disorder can cause.  The National Center for PTSD has since declared the month of June for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness.  The designation is designed to help raise awareness about the disorder and...

PTSD: Learn about common reactions, get help, and find resources

Virtual Resources by Shelly Hohl, LPC  June is PTSD Awareness Month  PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be...

Food for Thought: National Nutrition Month

By Julia Fisher, RCC Counseling There are a lot of polarizing thoughts about food. What is good for us? What is bad for us? The answer to these questions comes down to this: What are your goals with the food that you eat? For instance, are you interested in providing fuel for your body and brain so that you have energy to get through the day? Are you trying to...

Beyond Positive: Body Acceptance Group

By Celeste Hettman, MS, NCC, Registered LPC Intern, Certified Body Trust Provider  Do you constantly find flaws with your body, or the bodies of others? Do you feel like you have to change your body in order to be worthy or acceptable? RCC Counseling presents a four-week Zoom group where you can explore body acceptance.  Body acceptance goes beyond being “body positive” and supports the development of acceptance and...

Gratitude: Cultivating happiness in others

By Michelle Gray RCC Counseling With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seems like a perfect time to discuss cultivating happiness. Yes, I realize that Valentine’s Day has become a commercialized explosion of pink, red and purple merchandise and we get bombarded with advertisements for diamonds, chocolates and romantic getaways without even saying the words loud enough for our electronic devices to hear…. But,...

Pest management program boosts campus safety

By John Miles, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Good day, everyone! While COVID-19 has affected everyone’s life in some way, some things are still moving forward. The good and exciting news is that the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program at RCC is working to make the campuses safer for students and employees, as well as more environmentally friendly. Since there is much confusion on what IPM...

Be on the lookout for Rogue ospreys

By Holly Hertel, Reference Librarian, Riverside Campus Did you know that the osprey is your college mascot? And did you further know that ospreys live in the Rogue Valley? I love ospreys! Not a lot of people in this valley realize that ospreys live here during the summer and fall and so never look for them. If you haven’t seen an osprey, but would like...

Bringing meditation into the classroom

By Marina Whitchurch, Public Speaking Instructor It is often said, “I’d rather do ANYTHING else than do public speaking!” I’ve been teaching speech and communication classes for more than 15 years and I can safely say that this sentiment is shared by over half of all students that have ever entered my classroom. In an effort to control my own anxieties, I began to bring...