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Gallery launches Chemeketa Makes workshop Feb. 20

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Art is deeply personal and learning the techniques to draw from your own life to create unique and meaningful work takes practice.

When you take a day to join the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery’s first ever Chemeketa Makes workshop, you’ll be doing just that.

On Saturday, February 20, Gary Westford will lead the Chemeketa Makes workshop Finding a Voice: Where do ideas come from? to accompany his upcoming exhibit Time Transfixed. Gary, who has worked as an artist and arts educator for 30 years, produces work that examines environmental and social issues.

“For our inaugural year, we have invited an artist whose work embodies the humanitarian vision and interest in the human condition that Gretchen Schuette supported when she was president at Chemeketa,” says art instructor Laura Mack.

Participants of Finding a Voice will explore the use of personal experiences and interests – heritage, military service, travel, favorite books or films – to brainstorm, collaborate and work independently to create a monument to a loss or triumph, recreate a masterpiece, or illustrate a favorite poem or piece of music.

Finding a Voice: Where do ideas come from?
Workshop with Gary Westford
Saturday, February 20, 9 am-3:30 pm
Bldg. 3, Rm. 121
$15 – Register using CRN 61098
Click here for class flier


Award-winning author hosts writing workshop

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

This week, Chemeketa welcomes award-winning author Karen Karbo as host to a book reading and Chemeketa Writes workshop.

Karen is author of fourteen award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series: Julia Child RulesHow Georgia Became O’KeeffeThe Gospel According to Coco Chanel and How to Hepburn.

Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life, written about the last year she spent with her father before his death, won awards from New York Times, People Magazine and Oregon Book Awards. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in ElleVogueEsquireOutside, the New York TimesSalon.com and other magazines and she was recently one of 24 writers awarded an Amtrak Residency.

For more information on these event, e-mail magdalen.powers@chemeketa.edu.

Reading
Thursday, Februrary 4, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery
Free

Chemeketa Writes
Workshop with author Karen Karbo
Saturday, February 6, 10 am -2:50 pm
Building 9, Room 111
$15- Register using CRN 55848 or bring your checkbook


Workshop on applying for jobs at Chemeketa

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Looking to take the next step in your career at Chemeketa? Brush up on your job search skills at a workshop this January.

Each workshop will cover-

  • The job application process at Chemeketa
  • Optimizing your application, resume and cover letter
  • Interview skills demonstration

Workshop: Understanding the Job Application Process at Chemeketa
Wednesday​, ​February 10
5:30 pm – ​7:30 ​pm
Building ​9​, ​R​oom 11​7​

 


You’re invited to Chemeketa Reads book discussions

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students, staff and community members are welcome to join Chemeketa Reads book discussions and share their experience reading Spare Parts by Joshua Davis, an inspiring tale of four undocumented high school underdogs competing in a robotics competition against some of the nation’s brightest and wealthiest college students.

Since 2006, Chemeketa Reads has served as a community reading project, allowing its participants to enjoy a shared experience of reading, thinking and enjoying the same book. Each year a central theme with core and supplemental titles is chosen, a model of community reading projects offered through public libraries and institutions of higher learning nationwide.

Additional Chemeketa Reads discussions on Reaching Out and Breaking Through, both by Francisco Jimenez, are planned for winter and spring terms. All Chemeketa Reads books are 30% off in Chemeketa’s Bookstore.

Book discussions

  • Wednesday, February 3, 10:30-11:30 am – Library lounge, Bldg. 9 second floor
  • Thursday, February 11, 3:30-4:30 pm – Multicultural Center, Bldg. 2, Rm. 176 (Salem)
  • Friday, February 26, 1:30-2:30 pm – Library lounge, Bldg. 9 second floor

Book list

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream
by Joshua Davis

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir
by Reyna Grande

Reaching Out
by Francisco Jimenez

Breaking Through
by Francisco Jimenez


College Goal Oregon in Salem Jan. 9

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

College Goal Oregon at Chemeketa

Students working on getting money for college can get free help this weekend at Chemeketa Community College to navigate federal student aid and scholarship paperwork.

College Goal Oregon is set to take place from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Salem campus (Bldg. 6, Rms. 202 and 217)

Experts will be on-hand to help students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other scholarship applications.

All are invited, whether you are a high school student or non-traditional student returning to school. You do not have to be planning to enroll at Chemeketa to get help.

Students are encouraged to have a parent come along, if possible. All the following documents should also 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)

For more information on College Goal Oregon, check out their website at www.collegegoaloregon.org.

 


Dec. 5 workshop on applying for jobs at Chemeketa

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Looking to take the next step in your career with a job at Chemeketa? Learn tips for your job search at a workshop Saturday, December 5.

 

The workshop will cover-

  • The job application process at Chemeketa
  • Optimizing your application, resume and cover letter
  • Interview skills demonstration

Workshop: Understanding the Job Application Process at Chemeketa
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10- 11:30 am
Building 3, Room 116


Events planned for National Campus Sustainability Month

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa sustainability

While the leaves may be brilliant shades of orange, there’s lots of reasons to be green this October as staff and students collaborate with community organizations to celebrate National Campus Sustainability Month.

 

Upcycle Drag Show
Wednesday, October 21, 12-2 pm
Building 6, Auditorium

Chemeketa’s Facilities department, Sustainability and Triangle Clubs and ASC team up to host the Upcycle Drag Show. Dresses made from upcycled materials by art students and local artists will be on the catwalk. Come for the fashion, stay for the pizza and cake.

Repair Fair and Share
Wednesday, October 21, 5-7 pm
Building 2, Student Center

Chemeketa will host local repair gurus during the Repair Fair and Share. Bring in your bike, small appliance, instrument or fabric item to learn how to troubleshoot basic repairs.

Click here for the event flyer.

Make a Difference Day
Thursday, October 22

Chemeketa students will hit the parking lots to paint storm drains with “No Dumping, Drains to River” stencils, which promote watershed health.


College and career fair Oct. 26

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Student at college and career fairSalem area students and their families are invited to attend the annual college and career fair held at Chemeketa Community College on Monday, October 26. This event is presented by The Inspire Foundation.

To be held from 6 -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 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 vigils supporting UCC on Oct.7

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Vigil for Umpqua Community CollegeCommunity colleges statewide are holding vigils in support of Umpqua Community College students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 7 starting at 5 pm.

Chemeketa will gather at 5 pm at each location below. The program will start at 5:05 and end at approximately 5:30 pm.

The ceremonies will include lighting of candles, reading the names of those who perished and a moment of silence. There will also be time for individuals to write cards and sentiments to be sent to Umpqua.

Vigil locations (All vigils start at 5:05 and end at approximately 5:30 pm)

  • Salem: Native American Healing Garden (between Buildings 8 and 9–watch for signs)
  • Brooks: Outside Building 1 by flagpole
  • Dallas: Outside front entrance, under the overhang
  • Woodburn: Grassy area off of the Commons/Dining Room
  • Yahmill: Outside

This program is intended for the Chemeketa community of students, faculty, staff, board members and supporters; all are welcome to join in honoring and supporting Umpqua.

President Julie Huckestein says, “I realize that this may be a difficult time for all of us as we continue to hear stories of the victims, their loved ones and the Roseburg community. It is unsettling and sad. Please seek out support through our advising and counseling department or through human resources. Please continue to be in support of each other. That is how we are at Chemeketa.”

 


“Objects of Wonder” in gallery through Oct. 30

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

When calling artworks “Objects of Wonder”, an artist had better be able to back up their work.

Silverton artist Josh Kinsey does just that.

“I believe that creating a bespoke object that is uncompromising in both quality and timeless design is a noble pursuit,” Kinsey said in his artist’s statement.

Many of those works are now on display in J.W. Kinsey’s Objects of Wonder, now showing in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery through Oct. 30.

Kinsey’s background includes time as a Silicon Valley interface designer and digital artist. That was followed by owning and operating a high-end custom cabinet shop. where he nurtured his wood- and metal-working skills.

The pieces in the exhibit have hand-made parts and convey a steampunk feel, a style Kinsey has used since the mid-1990s. He also eschews the use of adhesives to put the pieces together.

“Every sculpture can be disassembled in its entirety with a screwdriver, Allen wrench, and socket set,” Kinsey said.

An artist’s reception will be held on Oct. 7. Two sessions will take place, the first from 12:30 to 2:30 pm and the second from 5 to 7 pm.

The gallery is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday in Building 3 on the Salem campus.