Chemeketa Courier

Faculty contract agreement reached


By Devin Swift
On Friday, June 1, Chemeketa’s administrative negotiation team and the faculty’s negotiation team reached a tentative agreement during faculty contract negotiations.
Andrew Bone, Chemeketa’s executive dean, said, “On Friday, we reached a tentative agreement. The agreement still needs to be ratified by the faculty’s union and the Board of Education.”
The faculty has not had a contract since Jan. 30 of last year; however, no bargaining took place during the summer.
“It’s unusual for these to not be ratified,” Bone said.
Mark Ferguson, a math instructor and a member of the Chemeketa faculty association, said, “It is really important, we believe, to students, faculty, and ultimately the entire college.”
Negotiations had originally begun in February and March 2012. But after traditional bargaining transitioned into a more informal discussion-type bargaining, mediations went slowly.



Ford Foundation scholarship winners


By Tavis Evans
Chemeketa students Santiago Lopez and Jennifer Walker-Rowe are the new recipients of the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship.
The scholarship pays about 90 percent of the students’ college tuition, living expenses, books, and supplies. The scholarship can be used at Chemeketa or will follow the students to any four-year college they wish to attend.
Marc Duyck, an advising specialist with TRiO, said, “The scholarship is the long sought-after prize of any student in college or wanting to attend college as the scholarship pays for full tuition and fees for the recipient.
“Recipients are primarily low-income, first generation students who struggle to pay for college.”
Lopez and Walker-Rowe are both TRiO students.
TRiO is a federally funded educational opportunity for low-income, first generation, and disabled students. The goal of TRiO is to assist students to overcome financial, class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education. Once in college, TRiO assists students so that they can earn a college degree.



Use nutrition to power your workouts


By Eugene Heuberger
Salutations, fitness enthusiast.
Behind every award-winning athlete, bikini model, and chiseled physique lays an oft-overlooked aspect of fitness; diet.
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that performing a specific exercise a certain number of times will be enough to take you to your goal. While this might work for some people, the vast majority will find that changing their eating habits will aid their progress exponentially.
Nutrition is a very broad subject; enough so that there are entire professions surrounding it. For this reason, I will only briefly touch on some of the ideas that make a good diet plan.
To begin, it’s important to get an idea how many calories you need to consume in a day. To do this, you will want to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR. Your BMR will tell you the amount of calories you burn in a day simply by existing.



Chemeketa students wants to start Phi Alpha Delta law chapter


By, Amitpal Bains
Colleges are all about opportunities and what you make of them and that is exactly what Jonathon Castro, a student at Chemeketa, is trying to do.
Castro is trying to start a program called Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Chapter.
Castro said, “I was inspired for several reasons; one, I want to go to law school, I want to gain knowledge and experience in regards to attending law school, and because I want to leave a foundation for future students with the same interests as me in regards to law.”
Phi Alpha Delta is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. Their core values that they like to teach are Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.
According to Rebecca Hillyer, the Director of Legal Resources at Chemeketa and the Club Advisor of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Chapter is the chapter created by Phi Alpha Delta to help pre-law students.



Chemeketa student to perform at dance event


By Jonathan Castro Monroy
With the academic year ending, Chemeketa students are ready to celebrate and start the summer on a good note.
On Friday, June 15, Chemeketa student Eric Sanchez, who goes by the stage name DJ Reckless, will be one of the DJs at the Summer Kickoff dance event held at the Moonlight Events Center at 4764 Portland Road NE, Salem.
The under 21 event is hosted by the Moonlight Events and Vex Nation production companies. The event starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 1:30 a.m.
In addition to DJ Reckless, other DJs are DRT (Dorian Treviso), who will be a Chemeketa Student this fall, and Trey K (Trey Kenyon), a student at Oregon State who also is one of the lead singers of the Little Rascalz.