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Vaccine clinic includes measles; OIT hosting energy summit; community college grant helps support low-income students

Free vaccine clinic Nov. 6

Clackamas County and partner organizations are sponsoring a free vaccination clinic Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m outside Clackamas Town Center. The event tent will be on the northwest corner of 82nd and Monterey avenues. Vaccines will be available for the flu, hepatitis A, and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). "We've all heard about measles outbreaks in our community. Perhaps lesser known are outbreaks of hepatitis A, another highly contagious virus that can be deadly in certain populations," an event flyer explained. "Influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the US."

Oregon Tech to host summit on energy future

Oregon Institute of Technology will host a summit on energy issues Friday, Nov. 1. Oregon Tech faculty are among the speakers on topics like Energy Resiliency After a Natural Disaster; Cyber Attack; Forests, Biomass and Carbon Mitigation; Environmental Justice for Underserved Communities; Energy Storage, Recycling and Distribution Approaches for Today and Tomorrow; and the future of energy and the environment in the Northwest.

Other speakers come from state and local government, businesses, nonprofits, and industry associations.

The summit will be held at Oregon Tech's Wilsonville Campus, 27500 S.W. Parkway Ave. Attendance is free but space is limited, so attendees are advised to register at www.oit.edu/summit.

CCC awarded $2.2 million grant

Clackamas Community College has been awarded a $2.2 million federal grant to improve the college's capacity to support low-income students. The Strengthening Institutions Grant will provide the funds over the next five years "to improve and strengthen the institution's academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability," according to the U.S. Department of Education.

With the funds, CCC will expand its new "guided pathways model," which will help students create plans of what classes they should take and when, and stay focused on those plans. The college will hire support staff, or "navigators," to assist students from their first contact with CCC to the end of their first term.

Other hires will include a project director, part-time peer assistant coordinator, and part-time career services coach.

The college also will grow the First-Year Experience course, which engages students in goal-setting activities, introduces students to college resources, and teaches students about subjects from effective note-taking to financial planning.


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