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Fall music concert

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

The Chemeketa Performing Arts program is pleased to announce its fall concert to be held Friday, December 1 at 7 pm in the Salem Campus Building 6 auditorium. The concert will feature the Concert Choir, Chemeketa Carolers, String Orchestra and Concert Band.

Enjoy outstanding music made by Chemeketa students and don’t miss the conclusion with all four groups in a combined finale.

A $5 donation is requested at the door.


Artists-in-residence featured in gallery through Dec. 10

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa’s most recent artists-in-residence will be featured in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery’s latest show.

“Whatever Comes Up, I Will ______ It” features work Milla Oliveira and Johnny Beaver produced during their summer of residency.

The show runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 10, with an artist’s reception from 12:30 to 2:30 pm on Nov. 8.

Oliveira is a native of Brazil who has lived in Oregon for the past eight years and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oregon State University. In her artist’s statement, Oliveira said her paintings are a way to “record her own truth”.

“My process embraces different kinds of thinking without hesitation,” Oliverira wrote. “Intuition, reasoning, and following what the hands do are some of the ways in which I find both reassurance and conflict in making. I utilize color, texture, layering, rhythm, a sensitivity to time, waiting, and I allow gravity to exhibit its power.”

Beaver also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oregon State and is current a candidate for a Masters of Fine Arts from Portland State University. He said his work is an exploration of self-study.

“The act of creating offers a security I’ve never been able to resist,” Beaver wrote. “Its simplest mechanics – action and outcome – carry with them a capacity for autonomy that directly confronts a chronic erosion of self-determination.”

Gallery hours are-

  • Monday 9 am-4 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am-6 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am-4 pm
  • Thursday 9 am-6 pm
  • Friday 9 am-1 pm

Sign up for college alert system

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Sign up for emergency alerts

Chemeketa offers a system to be notified of campus closures and delays due to weather and other reasons.

Follow these steps so you don’t miss out on college closure or email alerts–

  1. Log in to My Chemeketa
  2. Open the “Services” tab
  3. Click on the “Notifications” tab
  4. Follow the directions on the page

You may also visit alerts.chemeketa.edu to log in and sign up for alerts.

If you have questions about this system, please contact the IT Help Desk at 503.399.7899.


Chemeketa’s economic impact to community measured

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa economic impactChemeketa returns more than $4 for every dollar in public funds supplied to it, an economic modeling firm has reported. The economic modelling firm Emsi calculates how the local economy would change if the college and its alumni did not exist.

Among Emsi’s conclusions –

  • The net benefit of the Chemeketa’s operations, employees and students generates more tax dollars than it takes in
  • Chemeketa creates a significant positive impact on local business
  • The colleges return on investment is a net benefit to society

Using data from 2015-16, Emsi calculated –

1) For every dollar that state and local taxpayers give Chemeketa, the college returns $4.10 to government because Chemeketa graduates who stay in the area will earn higher incomes and expand the local tax base

2) Chemeketa and its students added $741.7 million of income to local businesses based on-

  • Chemeketa’s employee payroll
  • College expenditures for operations and construction
  • Relocated and retained students spending
  • The accumulated spending of alumni employed in the region

3) For every dollar spent on Chemeketa, society will receive a cumulative value of $12.80 in benefits due to students’ –

  • Increased income
  • Reduced crime
  • Lower unemployment
  • Better health

 

 


Chemeketa eligible for Aspen Prize

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa invited to apply for Aspen PrizeEvery two years, the Aspen Institute evaluates nearly 1,000 community colleges in the U.S. to recognize high performing institutions. This year, Chemeketa Community College is on the Institute’s list of 150 colleges eligible for the Aspen Prize. Chemeketa is the sole community college from Oregon in consideration for this prize.

The Aspen Prize is the nation’s signature indicator of community college achievement. To do its assessment, the Aspen Institute convenes a panel of education experts and uses nationally available data on institutional performance, improvement and equity in student retention and completion.

“We appreciate the recognition given our effective work in student success,” said Chemeketa president Julie Huckestein.

Chemeketa plans to accept the Aspen Institute’s invitation to apply for the prize. The college will provide additional qualitative and quantitative information, including institutional data on completion, labor market outcomes, and learning assessment, as well as describing how Chemeketa has achieved and improved student outcomes. The Aspen Prize selection committee will select 10 finalists for site visits and further review. The finalist awarded the Aspen Prize will receive $1 million.


SITE VISIT NOTICE- AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa Community College LogoIn compliance with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation policy on Third Party Comments, this notice is to inform all interested parties that the Chemeketa Community College Dental Assisting Program is scheduled for their site visit on November 2-3, 2017.

Third-party comments relative to the Commission’s accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. Interested parties should submit comments to the Commission using the following guidelines:

  • All comments relative to the programs being visited are due in the Commission office no later than sixty (60) days prior to each program’s site visit to allow time for the program to respond.
  • Comments must be signed. Only signed comments will be considered. Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program.
  • Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy.
  • A copy of the accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.
  • For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, requests may be made to the Commission office.

For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency.

July 10, 2017


Chemeketa awarded by McMinnville EDP

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Mcminnville EDC awardChemeketa Community College was named the Outstanding Partner of the Year by the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) during the organization’s annual awards and events ceremony on Oct. 3.

In a release from MEDP, Chemeketa’s naming to the award was done because of the college’s long-standing work with MEDP, the McMinnville community, and manufacturers in the area.

Also, Chemeketa and MEDP are working to launch the Chemeketa WORKS internship program at the college’s Yamhill Valley Campus. The program will offer Yamhill Valley students the opportunity to intern with McMinnville-area business throughout the entire year.

MEDP also includes the City of McMinnville, McMinnville Water & Light, McMinnville Industrial Promotions, the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce, and area businesses.


Path to scholarships workshop

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa hosted 60 Salem-Keizer area high school students on Thursday, September 21 at an event titled, “Pathways to Scholarships.” The workshop focused on how to successfully compete for college scholarships.

Gerardo Ochoa, assistant dean for diversity and community partnerships at Linfield College presented the information.

“I am teaching them to write deeply,” Ochoa said. “I want them to develop a good personal narrative so they can tell a compelling story that will attract the interest of scholarship award committees.”

Ochoa urges his audience to not be bitter about the obstacles they face, but rather use challenges to make them better persons.

Paola from West Salem understands Ochoa’s advice, “When I think about what I’ve been through, I can see how those hard things have made me better, and I’m able to help my friends too.”

The event was co-sponsored by Chemeketa, Providence Health System and Univision TV.


Planetarium features Saturn

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Saturn is the true Lord of the Rings.  See Saturn in this full-dome presentation as we appreciate the many new images captured by the Cassini spacecraft over a 13 years period.

After a seven year journey from earth, the two-story Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn in July, 2004.  This mission of exploration ended in September 2017 following a successful close-up look at the planet and a final decent into it.

All shows include a brief introduction that explores the night  sky over Salem during this season of the year.

The Chemeketa Planetarium is located in Building 2, Room 171 on the Chemeketa Salem Campus off Lancaster Dr.  Follow the signs to the Blue parking lot and enter Building 2.

Tickets are sold at the door about 15 minutes before show time.  Seating is limited to 60 and sorry, admission is not possible once the show begins.  Seat reservations are not taken at this time.  For more information, please call 503.399.5246.


Language classes taught on Saturdays

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa  will offer language classes on Saturday mornings this fall term, beginning September 30, and run through December 12.

All classes meet from 9-12:50, and are held on the Salem Campus.

Courses include –

 

  • Chinese 101 (CRN 41402)
  • French 101 (CRN 32820)
  • Spanish 101 (35404)

Students may enroll for credit, or audit the class if they do not want a grade. “The classes are really convenient for working folks who want to learn a language,” says Cecelia Monto, dean of education and humanities.

The classes combine a mix of speaking, reading and writing ability. For more information contact the languages department, 503.399.5140.