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The Global Climate Summit takes place in Paris this week. Lane Community College President Mary Spilde was invited to the White House earlier this month to take part in a meeting in advance of the conference.

  Artist Henk Pander has been one of Oregon’s  foremost artists for the past half century, since arriving from his native Netherlands. His vivid and intense work has ranged from depictions influenced by a childhood growing up under the Nazi occupation of his homeland, to official portraits of Oregon Governors Tom McCall and John Kitzhaber. In conjunction with the Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk in Eugene on November 6th, he’ll give the month’s Art Talk at the downtown Lane Community College campus at 6 p.m. He speaks with Eric Alan.

Next fall, Eugene area sports fans will have two new teams to follow. Lane Community College is adding men’s soccer and women’s volleyball to its roster.

LCC last had men’s soccer in 1986 and women’s volleyball in 2003. Lane Athletic Director Greg Sheley says bringing back the two sports is part of the school’s plan to increase enrollment, which has been down:

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At 10:15 today (Thursday), millions of people around the world stopped, dropped and held on as part of the Great Shakeout. Instructors and students at Lane Community College's downtown campus took part in the earthquake drill.

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Lane Community College President Mary Spilde talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald.

Degenerate Art Ensemble is a Seattle-based performance ensemble which integrates such diverse media as live music, dance, theater, light and sound. They create pieces inspired by equally diverse influences, including punk, comics, cinema, fairy tales and nightmares. As part of the new Oregon Performance Lab at Lane Community College, Degenerate Art Ensemble will present a workshop performance of an evolving work called Predator Songstress at LCC this Friday and Saturday, August 28th and 29th before its official world premiere in San Francisco in November.

As part of Oregon Performance Lab--a new creative residency program hosted by Lane Community College-- the play Spill will be performed in the Ragozzino Performance Hall of LCC on August 14th and 15th, based on interviews regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Louisiana. Lead actor and dramaturg Kelli Simpkins speaks with Eric Alan.

The Lane Community College board voted four to two Wednesday night to eliminate the Auto Body and Electronic Technology programs. The controversial decision came just after dozens of people voiced their concerns in a public comment session.

The administration proposed the cuts as part of its plan to offset next year’s projected $4.7 million dollar deficit. LCC staff, former and past students and local business owners said the board had asked the wrong questions and not followed procedures. Jim Salt is President of the LCC Education Association:

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Native American activist Suzan Harjo will speak Thursday at Lane Community College. She's director of the Morningstar Institute, and a recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom. She talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer about efforts to remove native mascots from sports teams.

Suzan Harjo will speak Thursday as part of the 8th Annual Peace Symposium at Lane Community College.

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A tornado touched down briefly in a parking lot on the Lane Community College campus in Eugene this afternoon (Tuesday). A spokesman with LCC says a funnel cloud was sighted around    4:10 pm.  Lisa Rupp, Sgt. with the Public Safety Department, witnessed the event.

Rupp: “You could see the funnel cloud because of the hail and the rain. It touched down, picked up on car, landed it on another and then flipped it over and then went to another car, flipped it on it’s top, picked up a vehicle that was parked next to it. There was a male and female in the vehicle.”