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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.


Applied Tech building groundbreaking Oct. 9 in Salem

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Applied Technology building groundbreaking October 9Chemeketa Community College invites the public to celebrate the community’s investment in applied technology education at a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. Food and beverages will be served and the brief program begins at 5:30 pm on the Salem campus at 4000 Lancaster Drive, NE. Guests should follow signs to park in the yellow lot.

The event will include a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building which will house machining, drafting and engineering programs. A tour is also planned for the newly completed welding building adjacent to the construction site.

This multi-phase, $24.5 million investment in infrastructure for applied technology education was funded in part by voters in 2008 when district residents approved a $92 million bond levy. Bond-funded projects on the Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus and Brooks center have already been completed.

The specific construction costs for the new applied technology projects are -

  • New welding building: $4.3 million
  • Applied technology building: $20.2 million

Funding for the applied technology projects includes a $9 million allocation from the state Legislature which was made possible because the voter-approved bond funds facilitated the college’s ability to match the state appropriation.


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.


Chemeketa hosts college and career fair Nov.3

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Salem-area students and their families are invited to attend the annual college and career fair at Chemeketa Community College on Monday, November 3.

Held from 6-8 pm in Building 7 on the Salem campus, the college and career fair is a free event with free parking.

Presented by the Inspire Foundation, this event has taken place for more than 25 years and welcomed more than 2,000 visitors in 2013. Chemeketa and more than 80 other colleges and industries will 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 scholarships toward college tuition.

To learn more about the event, contact Kathy Moore of The Inspire Foundation, at kathy@salemchamber.org or 503.581.1466 ext. 316.


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.


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.


Horticulture plant sale April 1-June 13

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Please join us for our annual plant sale, a fundraiser to support hands-on learning opportunities for Chemeketa’s Horticulture program. The plant sale will be held in the greenhouse at Chemeketa’s Salem campus Tuesday-Friday, April 1-June 13.

During April, kale, lettuce, Bok Choy, Swiss chard, cabbage, spinach and other cool-crop vegetables will be available for purchase. In May and June, warm-crop vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, winter squash, melons, green beans and peppers will be be sold.  Also available are fresh herbs and spices including basil, chamomile, dill, cilantro, parsley, lemon balm, cinnamon and stevia.

Community members are invited to attend and parking is reserved for plant sale customers; guests can follow signs to the red lot and park near the greenhouse.

Horticulture Program Plant Sale
April 1-June 13
Monday-Thursday
9 am-3 pm
Sales outside these hours by appointment only

Special Sale Days
Wednesday, April 2, 9 am-3 pm &
Wednesday, May 7, 9 am-3 pm
Plant sale located outdoors between the Bookstore and Building 2

For more information call 503.315.4586.


Oregon Transfer Days coming to Chemeketa campuses

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Oregon Transfer Days 2012

Chemeketa students can explore the offerings of more than 20 public and private universities during the annual Oregon Transfer Days events at both the Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses.

Started in 2007 to assist community college students in transferring to four-year schools, Oregon Transfer Days brings admissions and recruitment professionals from all seven of Oregon’s public universities along with private and out-of-state universities to all 17 of the state’s community colleges.

In addition, information on the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship program will be available.

The tour of colleges is organized by a task force from the Oregon Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ORACRAO).

Event dates and times are as follows-

  • Salem Campus: 10 am – 1 pm Tuesday, January 21, Student Center (Building 2)
  • Yamhill Valley Campus: 10 am – 1 pm Wednesday, January 22, Building 1.

For more information on Oregon Transfer Days, visit the event’s page on ORACRAO’s website at http://oracrao.org/oregon-transfer-days.

 


Financial aid & scholarship help in Salem, Yamhill Valley Jan. 11

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students working on getting money for college can get free help navigating federal student aid and scholarship paperwork at College Goal Oregon, to be held 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Chemeketa Community College.

Experts will be available to help students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and scholarship applications at both the Salem (Bldg. 6) and Yamhill Valley (Bldg. 1) campuses.

All are invited, whether you are a high school student or are returning to college. High school students are encouraged to have a parent come along, if possible. You do not have to be planning to enroll at Chemeketa to get help.

All the following documents should be brought to help fill out the forms:

  • Federal tax return. If you haven’t filed taxes yet, you can estimate.
  • Current value of assets (cash, checking, savings, investments, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers of student and parents (if any)
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Find more information on College Goal Oregon at www.collegegoaloregon.org.