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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chemeketa faculty member wins national online learning honor

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Faculty member wins national awardA Chemeketa Community College faculty member received national recognition for her leadership in an initiative to improve the design of Chemeketa’s online courses.

Beth Hale, a learning technologies facilitator for Chemeketa Online, received the recognition Nov. 9 at the annual national Quality Matters conference in Baltimore.

“I was quite honored,” Hale said. “The fact that this project has been in the works for five years and we finally are seeing a lot of successes and impact on the student experience for online courses really makes it an honor.” (more…)

Chemeketa men’s soccer wins NWAACC championship

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Storm men's soccer wins championship

Photo by Tracy Swisher/NWAACC

In its fourth season of play, 2011 became the most successful yet for Chemeketa Community College’s men’s soccer team as they won their first Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) championship on Nov. 20 at the Final Four tournament in Tukwila, Wash.

“I think we came together extremely well as a team and as a family,” head coach Marty Limbird said. “And that helped us overcome adversity.

“We peaked at the right time. It was well-deserved because of how well we played and came together.” (more…)

Winter term class to take students to Nicaragua

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students can go to Nicaragua during spring break

Photo provided by Cecelia Monto

Chemeketa Community College students and the entire community have the opportunity to spend spring break providing support to health programs in Latin America’s most impoverished nation through a winter term course.

“International Community Service in Action” is a four-unit course that will be highlighted by a trip to Nicaragua from March 23-30 to work in rural communities alongside health promoters from Nicaragua-based humanitarian agency AMOS Health and Hope. (more…)

Center for Business and Industry hosting Expo Negocio Nov. 18-19

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Expo Negocio on November 18 and 19The Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry in downtown Salem will host a special two-day event focusing on business services for the growing Latino population in the Salem area on Nov. 18 & 19.

The 2nd annual Expo Negocio is a joint effort of the Latino Business Alliance and the MicroEnterprise Resources, Initiatives and Training (MERIT) program of Chemeketa’s Small Business Development Center. The expo is a participating event in Global Entrepreneurship Week and will take place in the CCBI building at 626 High Street NE. (more…)

Chemeketa to require password for wireless network access starting in January

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa wireless network to require password access in JanuaryAccessing the wireless internet network at Chemeketa Community College will be changing. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the college will require a password in order to get onto the wireless network at all Chemeketa locations. Currently, Chemeketa is the last community college in the state with an open wireless network.

This change is being made for multiple reasons. First, a federal law, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), requires the college to allow law enforcement agencies to scan the wireless network if it remains openly accessible. Limiting the wireless network to password access exempts the college from CALEA requirements and encryption secures student activities.

Second, with the system open, anybody living near or visiting a Chemeketa location can access the network. The increase of wireless communication tools able to access the network, such as smart phones and tablets, stresses the capacity of Chemeketa’s wireless network and slows its performance. Costs of increasing the capacity are increasing, so limiting who has access rights is a fiscally prudent approach for the college to manage demand.

Students and staff will be able to obtain wireless passwords through My Chemeketa and Employee Dashboard, respectively. Guests to Chemeketa locations will be able to obtain temporary passwords through coordination with the departments hosting them. The college’s Information Technology department will be training staff in the college’s departments on how to access these passwords.

For additional questions on the change, contact Chemeketa’s Information Technology Help Desk at 503.399.7899.

Lanning named Yamhill Valley president

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Dr. Patrick Lanning

Dr. Patrick Lanning, Yamhill Valley campus president

Chemeketa Community College has assigned Dr. Patrick Lanning to be campus president of its new Yamhill Valley campus in McMinnville.  Chemeketa district president Cheryl Roberts promoted Lanning who has served as Chemeketa’s vice president and chief academic officer for the last 18 months.  Roberts will remain president of the Chemeketa Community College district.

Chemeketa Yamhill Valley received in September accreditation as a campus from the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. The commission requires that a campus with comprehensive college programs and services designate an organizational structure for that location. (more…)

Chemeketa students trick-or-treat for food pantry

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students went trick or treating for canned goods on Halloween.As children were trick or treating on Halloween throughout Salem and Keizer, 60 students from three Chemeketa Community College clubs were out in costume knocking on some of the same doors.

But these students had different treats on their minds. Rather than collecting chocolate sitting out in candy bowls, they had their sights set on the cans of green beans and instant noodle packages in pantries.

Students from Chemeketa’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society and One Body and Juntos clubs went trick-or-treating for non-perishable food items to fill a food pantry available in Chemeketa’s Student Life office for students in need.

College Night in Oregon at Chemeketa Nov. 14

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

College Night in Oregon is November 14Chemeketa Community College will be one of the sites of an annual statewide college planning event Nov. 14.

College Night in Oregon is an annual statewide event hosted at several Oregon colleges and universities. Information sessions will be available in English and Spanish. Event participants will learn about:

  • Choosing the right college
  • Federal and state financial aid programs
  • Scholarships and scams (more…)

Chemeketa hosts Willamette Valley Symphony Nov. 12

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Harp soloist Laura Zaerr

Featured harp soloist Laura Zaerr (photo provided by Sean Paul Mills)

It will be an All-American affair the evening after Veterans Day at the Chemeketa Community College auditorium as the Willamette Valley Symphony presents a performance of American compositions, including two pieces making their world premieres.

The symphony, under the direction of Sean Paul Mills, an instructor in Chemeketa’s music department, will present “Made in America” at 7 pm on Nov. 12. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and college students, and free for those 18 and under. (more…)

Day of the Dead celebrated at Chemeketa

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Day of the Dead at ChemeketaThe Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has been observed quietly at Chemeketa Community College in recent years.

That was not the case in 2011.

A collaborative effort of the Juntos Club, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and Multicultural Student Services brought an all-day Dia de los Muertos celebration to Chemeketa on Nov. 2, featuring a singing procession around the quad of the Salem campus, an altar display in the Student Center, music, games and more. (more…)