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Path to scholarships workshop

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa hosted 60 Salem-Keizer area high school students on Thursday, September 21 at an event titled, “Pathways to Scholarships.” The workshop focused on how to successfully compete for college scholarships.

Gerardo Ochoa, assistant dean for diversity and community partnerships at Linfield College presented the information.

“I am teaching them to write deeply,” Ochoa said. “I want them to develop a good personal narrative so they can tell a compelling story that will attract the interest of scholarship award committees.”

Ochoa urges his audience to not be bitter about the obstacles they face, but rather use challenges to make them better persons.

Paola from West Salem understands Ochoa’s advice, “When I think about what I’ve been through, I can see how those hard things have made me better, and I’m able to help my friends too.”

The event was co-sponsored by Chemeketa, Providence Health System and Univision TV.


“Invisible Light” in gallery Oct. 4 – Nov. 3

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

invisible lightA show in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery will let visitors see what they cannot see normally.

“Invisible Light” will feature infrared images taken by photographer Rich Bergeman.

The show will be featured in the gallery from Oct. 4 to Nov. 3. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Oct. 4 from 12:30pm-2:30 pm with a talk by Bergeman at 1:30 pm.

Cameras with either special black and white film or digital cameras with converted sensors are capable of taking photographs at the infrared range, which are wavelengths longer than light waves visible to the human eye.

In his artist’s statement, Bergeman said taking photography in infrared shows a world quite different than the one normally seen. Organic objects like plants reflect more infrared, making them appear bright in pictures while inorganic items like rock and water are darker.

“This can result in dramatic skies, deep black water surfaces and snowy-looking landscapes,” Bergeman wrote.

Using black and white film for infrared photography builds on Bergeman’s previous work in traditional black and white photography, he said, to take people viewing his work “into scenes with a surreal, dream-like, even ghostly
quality.”

More information, including gallery hours, will be available on the gallery’s webpage.


Planetarium features Saturn

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Saturn is the true Lord of the Rings.  See Saturn in this full-dome presentation as we appreciate the many new images captured by the Cassini spacecraft over a 13 years period.

After a seven year journey from earth, the two-story Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn in July, 2004.  This mission of exploration ended in September 2017 following a successful close-up look at the planet and a final decent into it.

All shows include a brief introduction that explores the night  sky over Salem during this season of the year.

The Chemeketa Planetarium is located in Building 2, Room 171 on the Chemeketa Salem Campus off Lancaster Dr.  Follow the signs to the Blue parking lot and enter Building 2.

Tickets are sold at the door about 15 minutes before show time.  Seating is limited to 60 and sorry, admission is not possible once the show begins.  Seat reservations are not taken at this time.  For more information, please call 503.399.5246.


Language classes taught on Saturdays

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa  will offer language classes on Saturday mornings this fall term, beginning September 30, and run through December 12.

All classes meet from 9-12:50, and are held on the Salem Campus.

Courses include –

 

  • Chinese 101 (CRN 41402)
  • French 101 (CRN 32820)
  • Spanish 101 (35404)

Students may enroll for credit, or audit the class if they do not want a grade. “The classes are really convenient for working folks who want to learn a language,” says Cecelia Monto, dean of education and humanities.

The classes combine a mix of speaking, reading and writing ability. For more information contact the languages department, 503.399.5140.


Celebrate Latino Culture

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa Yamhill Valley is hosting an important community event Saturday, September 9 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Sabor Latino is an annual celebration of the Latino community in Yamhill County.  The event highlights music, dance, and food.  Local resource organizations also provide information about their services to the community.


Chemeketa finalist for sustainability award

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa finalist for sustainability awardChemeketa Community College’s work in teaching students leadership has resulted in the college being a finalist for a multinational award for sustainability.

The college is a finalist for the Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

The project submitted for consideration in the award was utilizing the on-campus Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm for community service leadership courses offered through the college’s Student Retention and College Life office.

Chemeketa is a finalist alongside Johnson County Community College in Kansas and Red River College in Manitoba. The winner will be announced in October during AASHE’s conference in San Antonio, Texas.

 


Prepare for the Great Eclipse

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Solar EclipseChemeketa is offering special showings of “Eclipse: The Sun Revealed” to help the community appreciate the total eclipse of the sun on August 21.

This show includes a journey through the historical and cultural view of eclipses, the geometry that permits them to occur and safety hints on how to see this rare event.

All our Planetarium shows include a brief introduction that explores the night sky over Salem during this time of year.

The showings will start at 7:30 pm in the Building 6 auditorium on the Salem Campus on-

  • Sunday, July 23
  • Monday, August 7
  • Thursday, August 17

Admission-
The auditorium can accommodate approximately 400 guests. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check at the door.

  • Adults: $5
  • Children under 12: Free

Parking-

  • Follow the signs to the Bldg. 6 auditorium and park in the Purple lot
  • No parking pass is required for guests during these shows
  • Download a campus map

Chemeketa reduces tuition for 2017-18

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa reduces tuitionChemeketa is rolling back its in-state 2017-18 tuition from $85 to $84 per credit.

The Chemeketa Board of Education approved in February a tiered approach to tuition costs. If State Legislature funding remained the same, tuition would increase by $5 per credit. If funding increased, tuition would increase $4 per credit.

The college budget approved in June was based on an assumed $550 million allocation. The actual allocation of $570 million the Legislature approved in July triggered the $1 per credit decrease.

Summer term students who were charged $85 will receive a credit or refund for any overpayment.

The $84 tuition charge combined with a $15 fee brings the per credit unit cost to a total of $99 for the 2017-18 school year.


SITE VISIT NOTICE- AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa Community College LogoIn compliance with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation policy on Third Party Comments, this notice is to inform all interested parties that the Chemeketa Community College Dental Assisting Program is scheduled for their site visit on November 2-3, 2017.

Third-party comments relative to the Commission’s accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. Interested parties should submit comments to the Commission using the following guidelines:

  • All comments relative to the programs being visited are due in the Commission office no later than sixty (60) days prior to each program’s site visit to allow time for the program to respond.
  • Comments must be signed. Only signed comments will be considered. Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program.
  • Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy.
  • A copy of the accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.
  • For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, requests may be made to the Commission office.

For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not relat4ed to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency.

July 10, 2017


Earn Payroll Certificate in Saturday Classes

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Student Abby RichardsonBeginning fall term, 2017 Chemeketa’s accounting program will offer students the opportunity to earn a certification in payroll in Saturday classes.

“This is a great opportunity for employed professionals to add a payroll specialty to their professional skill set,” said instructor Lana Tuss, CPA.

Student Abby Richardson completed the program this past year, “My employer is already benefitting from my education,” she said.

The three-term sequence of classes feature two hours of in-class instruction on Saturdays with coursework completed online. Courses to earn the credential are –

Fall Term 2017

BA 211 Financial Accounting 1 Saturday, 9-10:50 am

Winter Term 2018

BA117 Payroll Saturday, 9-10:50 am
BA228 Computer Accounting Applications Saturday, 11 am-12:50 pm

Spring Term 2018

BA224 Human Resource Management Saturday, 9-10:50 am
BA276 Advanced Payroll Saturday, 11 am-12:50 pm

Completion of the certificate prepares students to compete for jobs as a payroll specialist or start their own payroll service.

All of the classes may be applied to the AAS Accounting degree and are transferable to Oregon Universities.