DACA & Allies United Student Club invites current and future students and their families to a DACA workshop to be held Friday, May 27 from 3-5 pm.
Guests will have the opportunity to learn about resources to help DACA students (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) attend and find success at Chemeketa, including academic program information, student support services, immigration information and paying for college.
Friday, May 27, 3-5 pm
Bldg. 3, Rm. 116 (Salem campus)
All are welcome to join us for the 21st annual Visual Communications Portfolio Show – an opportunity to view the culmination of projects created by talented emerging artists and designers graduating from Chemeketa’s Visual Communications program.
Eighteen students will be showcasing their work at the event including logos and product packaging developed for local nonprofits such as Marion-Polk Foodshare, Salem Audubon Society and the Silverton Poetry Festival as well as various Chemeketa programs.
Visual Communications Portfolio Show
Thursday, June 2 from 4 to 7 pm
Building 4, Room 225
Free parking will be available during the event; guests can follow signs to park in the purple and yellow lots.
For more information call 503.399.5070 or visit vc.chemeketa.edu.
All are welcome to attend the 4th annual Native American Spring Gathering on Thursday, May 26.
Held at the Yamhill Valley campus, this free, family-friendly event will feature Native American artisans, kid crafts and demonstrations including a traditional salmon bake.
A fry bread taco lunch will be served at noon and the Grand Ronde Canoe Family Singers will perform from 12:30-1 pm.
Native American Spring Gathering
Thursday, May 26, 11 am-2 pm
Yamhill Valley Campus
Whether by paint or photography, canvas or sculpture, glass or wood, Chemeketa art students used many different media to express themselves.
Those expressions are now on display for the rest of us during the Art Student Annual, on display in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery on June 3.
Artists Josh Kinsey and Kate Simmons, who were both featured artists in the gallery this year, served as the exhibit’s jurists, determining who made it into the show and also awarding the top three prizes. Any student who had taken an art class at Chemeketa in the past two years was eligible to submit their work for the exhibit.
Those awards were as follows–
- 3rd place: “The White Wolf” by Roberto Oran
- 2nd place: “Magpie” by Peter Schomus
- 1st place: “Breathe” by Kenneth McCallister
Visitors to the gallery, located in Building 3 on the Salem campus, will also have the ability to select their favorite piece among the exhibited for a People’s Choice Award, which will be given at the end of the show.
The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4 pm and Fridays from 11 am to 4 pm.
Chemeketa’s 60th annual graduation ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 14 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 2016 graduation can be found here or by calling 503.399.6588.
Get a taste of the tropics without the sunburn and TSA body scan at the Pacific Islands Celebration on May 4.
Hosted by the Mix’d Nesians Club and Student Retention and College Life, this drop-in event will feature live music, dance performances, a Pacific Islander student panel and a culture fair.
Food will be provided and the event is free and open to the public.
In its second year, the Pacific Islands Celebration originated from student interest in holding a luau and grew into an opportunity to educate the community on the robust culture of Islanders.
“We wanted it to be more than entertainment,” says student organizer Armillia Lamoray. “We hope that our event fills our guests with some knowledge of the island culture and our goal is to create solutions for some of the issues islander students face in education.”
Pacific Islands Celebration
Wednesday, May 4, 4:30-7:30 pm
Auditorium in Bldg. 6
Free and open to the public
The community is welcome to enjoy the fruits of Chemeketa’s Agricultural Sciences students’ labor at the college’s annual barrel tasting.
The tasting is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd NW.
There will also be an award ceremony honoring local wine industry leaders at 6 p.m.
Guests will get to enjoy the wine produced at the Wine Studies Center by Chemeketa students from grapes they grew themselves. Wines now being produced by Chemeketa alumni will also be on display.
Plants grown from seed by Chemeketa horticulture students will also be available for sale at the event.
Chemeketa Writes presents Turn author Wendy Chin-Tanner for a reading and writing workshop on April 28 and 30 respectfully.
A 2015 Oregon Book Award finalist, Turn is a poetry collection that celebrates and philosophizes the contradictions of living, wrestling with our conceptions of race, gender, abuse, love, sex, motherhood and death.
Born and raised in New York City, Wendy was educated at Cambridge University, UK and now lives in Portland.
Chemeketa Writes is a program provided by Chemeketa’s English Department that encourages individuals to write and gives them the opportunity to meet and work with various published authors.
Thursday, April 28, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Bldg. 3, Rm. 122
Saturday, April 30, 10 am-2:50 pm
Bldg. 9, Rm. 111
$15; Register using CRN 75280
Chemeketa Community College will feature multiple events in celebration of Earth Day.
Earth Day Fair April 20th- Join us for our 2016 Earth Day Fair on April 20th from 11 am-2 pm in the new quad. Hosted by the Associated Students of Chemeketa, this year’s theme will revolve around self-reliance and personal sustainability. Come for vendors, free food, the plant sale and student club booths.
The Sustainability program is working with the Wireless Alliance to host a cellphone recycling drive. You are welcome to donate your old cellphones, accessories and chargers. Any funds raised from this cellphone recycling drive will support future student driven sustainability events.
Service Event April 22nd Marion Polk Food Share- On April 22nd, from 10 am-2 pm consider helping construct the youth garden on the Salem campus with Marion Polk Food Share staff and volunteers. The garden is just south of the baseball field. The road to the youth garden is at the corner of South Campus Loop and Winema Place. Parking is limited.
The Oregon Lottery has signed on to be the Gold Star Presenting Sponsor of the 8th annual Chemeketa Foundation STARS reception.
STARS provides a forum for Chemeketa scholarship recipients to meet and thank their donor(s). Through their sponsorship the Oregon Lottery will award two scholarships to Chemeketa student parents striving to better their lives and the lives of their families. This the second consecutive year that the Oregon Lottery has supported the reception as its gold sponsor.
“Oregon community colleges make an important economic and social impact in their communities,” said Lottery Director Jack Roberts. “By offering the many degrees and certificates that allow Oregonians to improve their lives, community colleges are helping students of all ages acquire new skills to prepare them for a promising future.”
The STARS reception will be held on May 6 at the Broadway Commons, downtown Salem, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. This year we anticipate over 300 people will join us. Attendees include Chemeketa Foundation top donors, college leadership and staff, community organizations, students and their families.
For more information, contact the Chemeketa Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.399.5148.