Salem area students and their families are invited to attend the annual college and career fair at Chemeketa Community College on Monday, October 24. This event is presented by The Inspire Foundation.
To be held from 6 to 8 pm in Building 7 on the Salem campus, the college and career fair is a free event with free parking.
This event, which has taken place for more than 25 years, welcomed more than 2,000 visitors in 2015. Chemeketa and more than 80 other colleges and industries will be on display to showcase their offerings to students and their families.
Workshops on applying for college, searching for scholarships and applying for financial aid will be offered. The Inspire Foundation, Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Chemeketa will offer door prizes for elementary, middle and high school students. Currently enrolled Salem-Keizer high school seniors will have a chance to win one of several educational scholarships.
To learn more about the event, contact Kathy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.581.1466 x 316.
Oregon Promise recipients can learn more about attending Chemeketa at a June Fulfilling the Oregon Promise event.
Learn more about events dates and locations here
Chemeketa’s growing music program will be providing not one, but two opportunities to enjoy the musical talents of our students —
Spring Orchestra & Band Concert
Wednesday, June 1, 7 pm, West Salem High School
Spring Choir Concert
Sunday, June 5, 7 pm, Salem campus auditorium (Building 6)
Theme is “All That Jazz” and will feature special guests The 14th Street Jazz Band from North Salem High School.
There is a suggested donation of $5.
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.