Chemeketa Courier

Job Services give students a leg up


By Joe Skelton

Your bills are piling up and you need a job.
Look no farther than Chemeketa’s Job Placement Center, in Bldg. 2, room 115. The center provides several lists of potential employers waiting for your resume.
Glen Miller, the college’s dean of Applied Technologies and the director of the Job Placement Center, said, “Employers come to us looking to hire students because they’re looking for employees who can handle the flexibility of a part-time schedule. They continue coming back to us because of the amount of reliable workers we’ve helped them hire. It’s a continually repeating circle of success that we are proud to encourage.”



College dean hurt in Friday car crash


By Tavis Evans

Dr. Susan Murray, Chemeketa’s dean of high school programs/college transitions, was involved in a traffic accident early Friday morning on her way to work.
According to Cheryl Falk, the dean of regional education, Murrayís truck skidded on black ice, which caused her vehicle to roll.



Mt. Hood can’t weather the Storm



By Tyson Kennemer

“It felt good to bounce back from the game on Wednesday. We played with a lot of emotion tonight and were very aggressive. We didnít give up.”
Those were the words of Storm freshman Trevor Phillips after Chemeketa’s 89-77 victory against the visiting Mount Hood Saints this past week.



Staying healthy


By Devin Swift

Being in college is hard enough, with students trying to juggle schoolwork with a job and family life. Staying healthy also can be a major concern. Poor health can lead to illness, which in turn can stop you in your tracks. Here are some tips to help students stay healthy: Eat breakfast: Starting the day with a healthy, balanced meal can be a game-changer. It can give you that extra energy you need to push through the day and accomplish everything you need to do, without resorting to a hit from that 5-hour energy drink.



Storm submerge the Saints


By Tyson Kennemer

Coming off an upsetting loss to Linn-Benton, and with their head coach away on business, the Chemeketa Storm women’s basketball team looked to themselves and assistant coach Matt Olson to step it up. They did just that. “I think that we did very well, especially since they were undefeated before tonight,” Olson said of the Storm’s 69-35 victory over the Mount Hood Saints. “I think our style of play helped us out a lot against them because they have a much bigger team than we do.”



International students create International Club


By Jonathan Castro Monroy

Many International students have a passion to integrate and help improve the Salem community. Now, a new club has been born in Chemeketa’s Salem campus hoping to make a difference. The international club which is advised and founded by Vincent Konchellah, Chemeketa’s international student advisor; is ready for action.
“The international club is a way to unite the international students and the Salem community and to aware people of different cultures around the world,” volunteer club official Victor Velasco, said.



Wednesday evening film series returns


By Sydney Agee

Rob Bibler, a retired humanities and film studies instructor, started a classic films series at Chemeketa 37 years ago.
When he retired in 2003, the series went on a bit of a hiatus.
In 2005, the Historic Elsinore Theater was finishing renovation. With the new look, the Elsinore staff was trying to find ways to keep the theater open more often.
That’s when Rick Parks, the house manager for the Elsinore, asked Bibler to join him in creating the Wednesday Evening Film Series, a collaboration of classic and silent films.



Hybrid classes may be the best of both worlds


By Andrew McIntyre

Hybrid classes may be the best way to earn credits at Chemeketa.
A strictly online class might be considered as impersonal, while a strictly traditional class is often inconvenient.
But according to at least some students, as well as many instructors, the hybrid class is a mix of traditional and online classes may be the best of both worlds.