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Chemeketa hosts Oregon Mission of Mercy

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Oregon Mission of MercyThe Oregon Dental Association’s annual Mission of Mercy is 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.


Chemeketa hosts “College Nights” Nov. 14

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

From 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, November 14, Chemeketa will host “College Nights,” a free informational event aimed at educating prospective college students on how to choose, apply and pay for college.

Organized by the Educational Credit Management Corporation, “College Nights” will be held in the Building 6 auditorium on Salem’s campus and will include free pizza and soda and a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Free parking will be available; guests can follow signs to park in the purple lot.

More information is available here.


Chemeketa hosting college and career fair Oct. 23

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Salem-Keizer school students and their families are invited to attend the annual college and career fair at Chemeketa Community College on Wednesday, October 23.

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 nearly 1,500 students and parents in 2012. Chemeketa and more than 80 other trade schools, apprenticeship programs, military and other industries will be on hand to showcase their offerings to students.

Workshops on applying for college, searching for scholarships and applying for financial aid will be offered. 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.

For more information about this event e-mail Josefine Fleetwood at josefine@salemchamber.org.

 


Public Safety Fair is Oct. 2

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa will hold its second annual public safety fair from 10 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, October 2. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Chemeketa’s quads (4000 Lancaster Dr., Salem). Parking will be free to guests in all Chemeketa Salem campus lots.

Chemeketa’s public safety fair is an opportunity for students, community members and public safety agencies to explore local training resources  and career and volunteer opportunities within this vital industry.

For additional event details contact Chris Cooper.

 


Viticulture Center Open House is May 21

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa’s NW Viticulture Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at Chemeketa Eola (215 Doaks Ferry Road, Salem).

A kick-off to the Willamette Valley’s memorial weekend wine tasting events, the open house will include a tasting of student and graduates wine, tours of the facility and a celebratory program that will begin at 5:30 pm.

To RSVP e-mail vmw.program@chemeketa.edu or call 503.399.5139 by Friday, May 17.


“Finding Normal” screening at Chemeketa April 5

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Finding NormalA special screening of a documentary highlighting the battles in recovering from drug addiction will highlight a 40th anniversary celebration of Chemeketa Community College’s Human Services program.

“Finding Normal” will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5th, in the auditorium (Building 6) at the college’s main campus in Salem. After the screening, the film’s director/producer, Brian Lindstrom, and David Fitzgerald, who is a recovery mentor featured in the film, will hold an open discussion with the audience.

Tickets to the screening are $5 and can be purchased at the door on in advance at the campus bookstore in Building 1 on the Salem Campus. Ticket proceeds will go to the George Buttles Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a second-year Chemeketa student enrolled in the Human Services program. Due to language and content, the film is not recommended for children.

In “Finding Normal”, Lindstrom spent five months in 2006 following recovering addicts as they left prison or detox and tried to rebuild their lives. It profiles the relationships between the recovering addicts and their mentors from the Central City Concern Recovery Mentor program in Portland.

Oregonian film critic Shawn Levy praised “Finding Normal” in his review of the film, grading it an A-minus and calling it “incredibly engrossing.”

“Lindstrom puts us in a place that’s rarely comfortable but is never anything less than real, meaningful and true,” Levy wrote.

In addition to celebrating the Human Service’s program 40th anniversary, the event will also recognize Donna Hirt, who is retiring from the program this June after 25 years at Chemeketa.