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Sarah Fagan featured in art gallery Nov. 5-Dec. 5

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Sarah Fagan exhibit in art galleryThe examination of everyday objects is the focus of the newest exhibit in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery at Chemeketa Community College.

“Surreal & Real: Recent Paintings by Sarah Fagan” will be shown in the gallery from Nov. 5 through Dec. 5. A reception with Fagan will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 Nov. 5, with an informal artist talk at 1:30.

Fagan is an artist based in Portland. Her paintings “celebrate the order and beauty inherent in manmade objects,” according to information from the gallery. The paintings are done in the tromp l’oeil style, meaning they are two-dimensional pieces that use realistic imagery to create the optical illusion of a three-dimensional piece.

“I present my subjects from an aerial perspective, sans environment,” Fagan wrote in her artist’s statement. “The resulting visual immediacy forces confrontation between object and viewer. Accordingly, I consider the sensual and visual, as well as cerebral, impacts the chosen objects may deliver.”

The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach the gallery at 503.399.2533.


Chemeketa students to Trick-or-Treat For Hunger on Halloween

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students Trick or Treat for Food PantryCollege students are generally above the average age of your standard Halloween trick-or-treater.

But Chemeketa Community College students will be out trick-or-treating this All Hallows’ Eve, but as opposed to asking for candy for themselves, they’ll be taking up canned goods for the benefit of the entire Chemeketa community.

The Trick-or-Treat For Hunger is an event to collect non-perishible food items for the college’s food pantry, which assists students in need out of the Office of Student Retention & College Life.

Students will be sending out notifications to neighborhoods they will be in on Halloween night. Then from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween students will go to the neighborhood to pick up donations.

Food items being sought are non-perishible, unopened and unexpired items such as:

  • Baby food or formula
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Crackers, chips and nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Pudding or Jell-O
  • Soups
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Boxed meals
  • Cereal
  • Drinks
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes

If you would like to donate money or food, or donate on an ongoing basis, contact Yesica Navarro, Student Services Project Coordinator, at 503.399.5147.


Expo Negocio at CCBI Oct. 17

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Expo Negocio at CCBI October 17Interested in starting a business, improving your business and building relationships within the Latino business community?

Attend the 5th Annual Expo Negocio 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry at High and Union streets in downtown Salem.

This event is a day of networking, business workshops in both English and Spanish along with more, aiming to strengthen the Latino community by providing educational opportunities to both Latino and non-Latino business owners and professionals seeking to develop their business knowledge and intercultural relationships.

The event is free to attend, however there is a $20.00 fee if you want to attend the luncheon and hear the keynote speakers.

More information is available at the Latino Business Alliance website.


Groundbreaking held for Applied Technology building

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Applied Tech GroundbreakingTechnically, the ground has already been broken at the north end of the Salem campus. In fact, there is already a wall up.

But a groundbreaking ceremony for Chemeketa Community College’s new Applied Technology building was still a celebration of new facilities that will equip an educated workforce for well-paying jobs in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

With the already-constructed wall behind them, Interim President Julie Huckestein, Board of Education members Ed Dodson, Jackie Frankie and Diane Watson plus former Board of Education member Dan Ostlund stuck ceremonial shovels in the ground.

“We expect this investment in our educational infrastructure to make a significant contribution to the economy of our region through the graduates in our programs getting good jobs,” Huckestein said.

The $20.2 million building will be the new home of Chemeketa’s machining technology, computer-assisted drafting and engineering programs.

The faculty of those programs were present showcasing their work and tools that will be used in the new facility when it opens for the fall 2015 term.

Brandon Peters, a recent graduate of the machining program and a current welding students took the chance to check out a new piece of machining equipment – a Mori Seiki CNC lathe.

“I really want to take a class to learn this one,” Peters said.

The event also offered tours of the new Building 25, a $4.3 million project that is the new home of Chemeketa’s welding program.

The project is funded through the $92 million bond levy voters in Chemeketa’s district approved in 2008.  The state Legislature allocated an additional $9 million.

Other projects funded by the bond levy include the new Yamhill Valley campus in McMinnville, new facilities at the Regional Training Facility in Brooks and the new Building 8 on the Salem campus, which houses life sciences.

 


New Student Preview is Sept. 26

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

New Student Preview September 26Students new to Chemeketa Community College, along with family members, are invited to attend New Student Preview  Sept. 26 on the Salem campus.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. in the Building 6 auditorium, with check-in and a “College 101″ presentation designed to give new students tips for being successful in the transition to higher education.

The remainder of the morning will offer a number of different student success workshops, focusing on topics such as studying abroad opportunities, finding jobs, library and tutoring services, college life and beyond.

Following lunch, students will have the ability to purchase textbooks, get their student ID, check out student clubs and more.

For more information on the New Student Preview, call Advising & Counseling Services at 503.399.5120 or email newstudentadvisor@chemeketa.edu.


What do you want to see in Chemeketa’s next president?

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa presidential searchChemeketa is entering the first phase of its search for a new president. As part of that process, the Board of Education is seeking feedback from community members, faculty, staff and students on what they believe a new president should be like.

An online form is available to submit your thoughts and comments.

In addition, open community forums will be held throughout Chemeketa’s district. The dates and times of those forums are as follows:

  • Woodburn: Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Chemeketa Woodburn Center
  • Dallas: Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Chemeketa Dallas Center
  • Silverton: Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Silverton City Council Chambers
  • Salem: Oct. 8, 3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m., Salem campus Building 2
  • McMinnville: Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m., Yamhill Valley campus

Andries Fourie featured in art gallery through Oct. 31

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Andries Fourie art galleryThe Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery at Chemeketa Community College will feature the works of South African mixed media artist Andries Fourie through the month of October.

The show, titled “Fabrications: Works by Andries Fourie” will run in the gallery through Oct. 31. A reception with Fourie is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the gallery in Building 3 on the Salem campus.

In his artist statement, Fourie said the pieces focus on the issues of memory, identity, tradition and cultural hybridity in South Africa culture.

From 1948 to 1994, South Africa operated under apartheid, a system of institution racial segregation enforced by the national government, which was run by Afrikaners, white South Africans of Dutch descent.

“As an Afrikaner,  I view the present through the lens of a complicated, even contradictory, past,” Fourie wrote. “After three hundred years in Africa, Afrikaners  are still torn between seeing themselves as European colonists or Africans. I see this sense of displacement and confusion as an opportunity to critically examine my ethnic identity, my people’s traditions, and their troubled history as the architects and enforcers of apartheid.”

The hybridity to South African culture is highlighted through the mixing of media in Fourie’s pieces, he added.

The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. For additional information, call the gallery at 503.399.2533.

 


Chemeketa hosts Oregon Mission of Mercy

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Oregon Mission of MercyThe Oregon Dental Association’s annual Mission of Mercy came to Chemeketa Community College’s Salem campus on July 11 & 12.

An annual event, the Mission of Mercy provides completely free dental care to people in need. In total, 998 dental professionals and community volunteers came together to provide over $700,000 worth of dental care in 6,533 procedures for 1,255 patients.

The clinic was held in the gymnasium (Building 7) along with the state-of-the-art dental clinic in Building 8. The dental clinic was built as part of the new Building 8 funded by the 2006 bond measure.

This is the first time Mission of Mercy will be hosted in Salem. Previous events have been held in Portland and Medford.

Photos from the Mission of Mercy events are available for viewing here.


Most college services closed Fridays July 4-Aug.29

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa will switch to summer hours starting Friday, July 4. The college will be open to the public 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday; most college services will be closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

 

 

Summer hours will not affect the following locations or programs –

  • Brooks Training Center
    • Criminal Justice Instruction Program (Brooks)
    • Emergency Services Instruction Programs (Brooks)
  • Building 48 including MaPS Credit Union and Blue Moon Cafe
  • Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
  • Chemeketa Online technical support
  • Corrections Education
  • Eola/Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • International Student Programs
  • Motorcycle classes
  • OIT Dental Clinic (through August 1)
  • SOAR Program
  • TRiO Upward Bound Summer Academy
  • Workforce Partners at Woodburn Center

The college will resume regular 8 am to 5 pm weekday office hours Tuesday, September 2.


2014 Graduation set for June 17

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa’s 57th annual graduation ceremony will be held at 6 pm, Tuesday, June 17 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion (2330 17th Street NE, Salem). Free parking is available in the lot off Sunnyview Road near 17th Street NE. Tickets are required.

Nearly 800 students of post-secondary degree and certificate programs, Winema High School and high school equivalency and general equivalency programs will be awarded diplomas.

More information on the 2014 graduation can be found here or by calling 503.399.6588.