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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Earth Day Fair is April 20

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

On Thursday, April 20, Chemeketa will hold its annual Earth Day Fair in the new quad on Salem’s campus.

Hosted by the Associated Students of Chemeketa, International Programs and Sustainability, this event will feature an assortment of activities, including—

  • Free food
  • Bike raffle and bike repair
  • Special events from college programs, including a club fair, food drive for Chemeketa’s Food Pantry, an art project with International Programs and Sustainability’s paper crane community art-making
  • Community exhibitors, including Life Source, Friends of Trees, Habitat for Humanity and Marion Polk Food Share

In the case of inclement weather, the Earth Day Fair will be moved into the Bldg. 2 Student Center.

Want to keep your earth-day momentum rolling? Consider joining Chemeketa’s Bike More Challenge team. From May 1-May 31, you can win prizes just for riding your bike for 10 minutes a day. Learn more and register here.

Earth Day Fair
Thursday, April 2, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Held in the new quad or Student Center (inclement weather)

 


Planetarium Total Solar Eclipse Show April 7-June 9

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

EclipseTotal solar eclipses have fascinated and frightened us since we first lifted our eyes to the sky and tried to make sense of the natural world. Fortunately we have scientists like Chemeketa planetarium host Tom McDonough to help us understand the drama when a black disk appears to devour the sun and the sky goes dark in the middle of the day.

We will have an opportunity to experience a total eclipse of the sun the morning of Tuesday, August 21, so the new Chemeketa planetarium show is especially relevant. The show, called “Eclipse The Sun Revealed” covers all aspects of the astral event –

  • Eclipse cultural history
  • Eclipse science
  • Eclipse safety tips

Tom, and astronomy faculty colleagues Chris Claysmith and Norm Friedman will add a special presentation about what to expect locally for the August 21 eclipse. They will show you the stars that may be visible when the sky goes dark that morning and conclude with a simulation of how the eclipse will appear.

Eclipse
The Sun Revealed
Chemeketa Planetarium
Fridays at 7:30
April 7 -June 9
$5 adults, $4 students and children
(Cash only)

Chemeketa astronmers are also planning to host events this summer in conjunction with the eclipse.


Stop Violence Against Women event is April 19

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

On Wednesday, April 19, the Bldg. 2 Student Center will be filled with the powerful, supporting message “you are not alone” at the third annual Stop Violence Against Women event.

Stop Violence Against Women aims to bring awareness to the campus community on resources available to those who suffer violence—including women, men and children.

Community and state agencies will be on hand to provide information about where to go and what to do if you or someone you know is in a violent situation.

From 1-2 pm, the event welcomes guest speaker Jackie Sandmeyer, campus coordinator for the Attorney General Task Force on Sexual Assault. Jackie works with colleges and universities across the state to provide assistance, training and motivation to identify advocates and create safe spaces for survivors of trauma.

To accompany the event, award-winning singer-songwriter Beth Wood will contribute a soothing, soulful musical performance.

This event is sponsored by Student Retention and College Life/Multicultural Student Services, the President’s Office and Title IX Coordinator

Stop Violence Against Women
Wednesday, April 19, 1-3 pm
Bldg. 2, Student Center (Salem)


Enjoy Coffee with a Public Safety Officer Apr.13

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

On Thursday, April 13, Public Safety and Criminal Justice will host its first ever Coffee with a Public Safety Officer in the Student Center of Building 2.

Inspired by Salem’s Coffee with a Cop, this informal event is meant to open the conversation between employees, students and Public Safety staff.

Public Safety Officer Michael Wilson, event organizer and graduate of our Law Enforcement (’14), Criminal Justice (’15), Corrections (’15) and Juvenile Justice (’16) programs, hopes guests will not only learn more about Public Safety’s services but also provide his department with insight to the needs and concerns of its customers.

In the least, he wants people to enjoy the event’s free coffee and snacks.

“We want to do more stuff with the college,” says Michael. “Not many people see us unless they report a crime. It’s a good way to get our face out there.”

In addition to Public Safety, Corrections and Law Enforcement supervisors and students will be on hand to answer questions about the college’s Criminal Justice programs.

“If this event goes well, we want to plan Coffee with a First Responder and include EMT, Paramedic and Fire in addition to Law Enforcement and Corrections.”

Can’t make it? Here are five things Michael wants you to know—

  1. Public Safety provides jump starts
  2. They also provide escorts out to vehicles, especially at night or if you’ve parked far away
  3. You can report a crime through Public Safety- everything from harassment or stalking to Title IX
  4. They can help students find their class locations
  5. Don’t let the uniform and badge fool you, Public Safety isn’t just here for enforcement, they’re here to help

Coffee with a Public Safety Officer
Thursday, April 13
11am–1pm
Bldg. 2, Student Center (Salem)