Chemeketa Courier

Changes in the college diet have large outcomes

By Devin Swift

It’s expensive, it’s inconvenient, and it won’t affect me – wrong.
Eating healthy can be easy, inexpensive, and can lead to long-lasting benefits in life, according to Chemeketa’s Raschel Larsen, a health and human performance instructor.
Larsen said, “Food doesn’t have to taste bad to be healthy, and it doesn’t have to be a lot of work to be healthy. “There are students that will tell me eating healthy is expensive or a lot of work, when my whole adult life I have taken a lunch with me and all my snacks. That’s way cheaper than eating out, and it also tastes pretty good.”

Chemeketa’s parking lots get some color

By Chris Curry

Lost cars may be a thing of the past.
This year you might have noticed the installation of some new signs around the Salem campus parking lots. The previous signs that were displayed in the lots, notifying students and visitors alike as to where they were parking their cars, were often described as small, black, and unattractive.

Storm faces headwinds

By Erick James

The Chemeketa Storm men’s and women’s basketball teams have one thing in common:
Both are led by head coaches with a last name starting with an A.
Coach Jesse Ailstock leads the women’s, while and coach David Abderhalden leads the men’s team. But beyond that basic, the two teams also have other things in common as well.
They both share the same number of wins and losses in league play. Their records are an identical 6-2. Even more ironically, the two teams share the same pressure to make the NWAAC tournament at year’s end.

Brown Bag Discussion: Martin Luther King Jr. and his Legacy

By Jonathan Castro Monroy

With MLK’s spirit and Black History Month in sight, Chemeketa instructor Taylor Marrow takes action. Marrow was the guest speaker at the Jan. 25 brown bag luncheon in the Student Life center in Bldg. 2. His topic: Martin Luther King Jr. and His Legacy.
“Every year I participate in the MLK Day celebration, and I felt that a brown bag lecture would be an excellent addition to that work,” Marrow said.
Chemeketa student, Anne King, said: “I learned that the Civil Rights Movement is actually comprised of four stages and started several decades before the 60s. Marrow expounded upon segregation, discrimination, disenfranchisement, and the NAACP and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.”

City Club hosts college president

by Tavis Evans

President Cheryl Roberts gave a speech and presentation about Chemeketa at a luncheon for the Salem City Club on Feb. 3. The topic was “The Return on your Chemeketa Investment.” It featured Roberts highlighting some of the recent success and progress of several programs at Chemeketa, along with a question-and-answer session.
“The Salem City Club has a long-standing tradition of educating concerned citizens about issues that matter,” Greg Harris, the college’s dean of marketing, said. “They are making education a priority this year with their speaker series. So it was an opportunity for President Roberts to update these active citizens about the issues that matter with education.”

Water bottle fill-up stations are a hit

By Alyssa Martin

Chemeketa students who use the new water bottle fill-up stations can save hundreds of dollars and hundreds of plastic bottles. Jerry Vessello, the college’s facilities and capital projects manager, said that students can “save the cost of purchasing a bottle of water if they view that as the alternative to filling up their own bottle at one of these stations.”
The fill-up stations are an optional alternate source of water, saving the expense of buying a bottle of water. “They work phenomenally, and the water tastes fresh like spring water,” Marcus Schwarz, a second-year Chemeketa student, said.

Fire Alarm evacuates Bldg.2

Courier News Service

A malfunctioning fire alarm caused Bldg. 2 to be closed for about an hour this past Monday.
According to Bill Kohlmeyer, Chemeketa’s director of public safety, a nearby fire department team training on a fire hydrant caused a drop in water pressure, which caused a malfunctioning flow sensor to turn on the fire alarm. The building was closed until a fire department truck came and gave the all clear. “We really appreciate the orderly way people left the building,” Kohlmeyer said. He also cautioned people not to leave important items on tables or desks when they evacuate a building. “Don’t spend a lot of time packing up,” he said. “But don’t leave important things like laptops on the table.”