Tag Archives: OSU-Cascades

Bigger building fund could boost OSU-Cascades plans

Gov. Brown talks about higher ed funding in Salem; OSU’s Ray speaks in Portland. Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday there might be up to $100 million in extra bonds for university construction projects in 2020 — an amount that would likely ensure funding for the proposed Student Success Center at Oregon State University-­Cascades in Bend. […]
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Editorial: Local legislators need to ensure OSU-Cascades funding

Funding uncertainty is nothing new for Oregon State University’s OSU-Cascades campus, and this year is no different. It’s encouraging that Gov. Kate Brown came out Thursday and said there might be an extra $100 million in bonding authority to help. The Central Oregon legislative delegation needs to step up and ensure it happens. Source: Editorial: […]
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OSU-Cascades faces new fights in Legislature

Bend university pushes for more support from state. Oregon State University-Cascades’ construction funding adventures over the past two sessions of the Oregon Legislature had a happy ending. After initially being short-changed with just $9.5 million in bonds for 2017, the Bend campus received a surprising $39 million in 2018 to go toward a second academic […]
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Community shows mostly support for OSU-Cascades expansion

OSU-Cascades seeks $500,000 federal grant to clean up former landfill. From a large auditorium for hosting events to more space for students to study and socialize, community leaders and citizens Wednesday night discussed what Oregon State University-Cascades’ expanded campus could look like and how it could integrate into and benefit the Central Oregon community. Source: […]
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OSU-Cascades and COCC to allow admission to both colleges at once

COCC students can have access to OSU-Cascades advisers, guiding them to bachelor’s degrees. Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades, Central Oregon’s leading higher-education organizations, have teamed up to allow students to become admitted to both schools simultaneously in pursuit of four-year degrees. Source: OSU-Cascades and COCC to allow admission to both colleges at […]
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Taxes, education and ‘Kaylee’s Law’ top Legislature’s agenda

Lawmakers start a new session in Salem on Jan. 22. A bipartisan bill to fix flaws in campus security that were highlighted by the 2016 murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a Central Oregon Community College guard and possible funding for a new building at Oregon State University-Cascades are on the Legislature’s ambitious agenda for the […]
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Rebooting Computer Science In Central Oregon To Draw More Kids

Sixty Central Oregon students packed a lecture hall at OSU Cascades recently to learn the basics of design. The objective was to create something innovative. As the teacher explained how to program electronics with a tablet, 11-year-old Mieka Myers yawned. But then, her computer science class took a sharp turn, from teaching kids how to […]
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Higher education budget plan has no guaranteed building funds for OSU-Cascades

Gov. Brown’s proposal does allocate $8 million for COCC project. Amid a spartan proposed budget for higher education, Gov. Kate Brown has allocated new construction money for Central Oregon Community College, but pushes back more funding for Oregon State University-Cascades projects for at least a year. Source: Higher education budget plan has no guaranteed building […]
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Turning OSU-Cascades’ landfill and pumice mine into a campus

School to use pumice, landfill material to help fill and terrace the 100-foot deep mine. Two things stand in the way of Oregon State University-Cascades’ vision for a 128-acre, modern campus: a former demolition landfill and a pumice mine as deep as a 10-story building is tall. However, university officials and engineers have a plan […]
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Editorial: Growing enrollment shows value of OSU-Cascades

In an otherwise gloomy report on enrollment at Oregon’s public universities, Oregon State, and particularly its Cascades campus, stands out. It’s actually seen enrollment grow at a time when its sister schools are faced with a declining number of students. That’s true both of four-year universities and schools in the state’s community college system. Source: […]
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