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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​

 


Help paying for college

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

It’s scholarship season at Chemeketa so don’t miss getting your share of free money for college.

Chemeketa Foundation scholarships

Any student admitted to Chemeketa is eligible to apply for a Chemeketa Foundation scholarship. Last year nearly 500 scholarships were awarded, and one in four students who applied received money.

The application process is easy. Fill out one form and you’re eligible for over 100 scholarships. Lots of applicants finish in 30 minutes, so there is no reason to put off making your case for cash.

The application deadline is March 31, 2016. Visit the Chemeketa Foundation website to find out how to apply.

Oregon Promise grant

March 1, 2016 is the deadline for submitting your application to have the State of Oregon pay some or all of your community college tuition. High school students graduating this spring or anyone completing their GED in spring or summer are eligible. Visit the Oregon Promise website for more information.

Exito scholarship

Build Exito is a Portland State University program to support students interested in pursuing research careers in –

  • Biomedical science
  • Behavioral science
  • Health science
  • Social science

This three-year program begins during the sophomore year of college.  For more information visit the Build Exito website or contact Adam Privitera.


Apply now for fall term 2016

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

It’s a new year and you’re on your way to enrolling as a college student. Not sure where to start? Now is the time to begin Chemeketa’s admission process if you plan to attend fall 2016.

 

 

Here’s how to get started-

January-

February-

March-

April-

May-

June-

  • Check your My Chemeketa account and submit any additional requirements for financial aid

July-

August-

  • Register for classes in My Chemeketa
  • Accept your financial aid award letter

September-

  • Attend new student preview day
  • Classes begin late September

Additional enrollment details are available online for students transfering to Chemeketa and international students.

For more information about admissions call 503.399.5006 or e-mail getstarted@chemeketa.edu.


Chemeketa Storm – Fall 2015 in review

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Storm athletics - Fall in reviewThe fall sports season of the Northwest Athletic Conference was a particularly strong one for the Chemeketa Storm.

That strength was seen in on-field success, playoff qualifications, and numerous individual honors for athletes and coaches.

Women’s volleyball

The Storm had a very strong regular season, going undefeated against their NWAC South competition to receive a high seed going into the NWAC championships in Tacoma.

After a win over Colubmia Basin in the first day of the tournament, Chemeketa struggled in their second day, falling to Tacoma and Clark and were eliminated, finishing the season with an overall record of 37-4.

In individual honors, Marandah Boeder of Albany was named South Region MVP. Katrina Zens of Canby and Madison Ross of Harrisburg were named to South Region First Team, while Tory Bennett of Eugene was named to the South Region Second Team.

Boeder and Zens also received national honors. Boeder was named First Team All-American, while Zens was named Second Team All-American. All-Americans honors are named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Head Coach Traci Stephenson was named South Region Coach of the Year.

Men’s soccer

The Storm men’s soccer squad picked a good time to get hot – the end of the season. In fact, Chemeketa finished off the regular season with six straight wins to finish second in the NWAC South. That success continued in the playoffs, as Chemeketa beat Columbia Basin in the first round, then upset #1 ranked Highline in penalty kicks to qualify for the NWAC Final Four, where the Storm fell in the semifinals to eventual champion Peninsula.

Chemeketa finished the year with a record of 12-5-2.

In individual honors, Elvis Pavon of Eugene was named South Region MVP. Pavon, Gustavo Mendoza of Aloha, Jorge Rico of Salem, Igor Hubenya of Albany and Ariel Barrientos of Albany were named to the North-South regional All-Star team.

Coach Oscar Monteblanco was named Co-Coach of the Year in the South Region.

Women’s soccer

Like the men, the Storm women’s soccer team ended their regular season strong as well, winning four of the last six matches to earn the third and final playoff spot in the South region, although they fell in the first round of the playoffs 2-1 to a tough North Idaho squad.

Chemeketa finished the season with a record of 10-6-2.

Eve Ponce of Salem was named to the North-South regional All-Star team.

Academic Excellence honors were given to McKenna Kendall of Salem, Holly Martinez-Moorman of Salem, Alex VanAmburgh of Salem and Naomi Wasser of Salem.


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


Veterans recognized at event

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Veterans Day 2015A message of the community stepping up to take care of war veterans was the key takeaway from Chemeketa Community College’s annual Veterans Day observance event on Nov. 5.

In his keynote address, Oregon Rep. Paul Evans, a veteran and Chemeketa communications instructor, said every person has a stake in how veterans are treated in America.

“Every time a veteran is dishonored, all of us are dishonored,” Evans said.

America is currently a nation with five distinct generations of war veterans, from World War II to the current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, Evans said. Many veterans have not received suitable post-war assistance to adjust back to civilian life, with 22 veterans a day committing suicide.

“We need systems and support in place if veterans are to go to war,” Evans said.

The event also included the presentation of colors by the All-Nations Native American Color Guard. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner and additional music was provided by Chemeketa student Anthony Dixon.

The annual event is sponsored by the Chemeketa Veterans Club and Multicultural Student Services.


Meet Selina: Helping students and families

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa advisor Julio Cortez gave a small bit of advice to a struggling CAMP student seven years ago that ended up making a big difference.

The CAMP student was Selina Ramon Sanchez. She was part of the first Chemeketa Scholars cohort in 2008, and she was dismayed to find herself struggling in a Chemeketa math class. Math and science had always been Selina’s strength as student at North Marion High. She even considered becoming a doctor until she realized the burden that years of medical school would place on her family. She came to Chemeketa looking for other ways to help her community and that tough math class caused her to question whether she even belonged here.

“I was afraid and didn’t think anyone would help me,” she recalled. “Julio told me to speak up and be my own advocate. So I talked with the instructor and he was really helpful.”

Ramon Sanchez transferred to Western Oregon University where she earned an interdisciplinary studies degree combining studies in everything that interested her: Spanish, accounting and psychology. Her intent for her education was to help members of the Latino community improve how they manage their personal finances. While at WOU she kept a part-time job as a registration assistant at Chemeketa Woodburn where she advocated for the economic benefits of education.

She started work for the Oregon Department of Human Services but kept an eye on job openings at Chemeketa.

“I feel like I belong to Chemeketa,” she says.

Her chance to act on that sentiment came when Chemeketa opened a position in financial aid to help with the workload anticipated from implementing the Oregon Promise. Selina was hired to help students and families navigate the complexities of paying for college. She is currently the only Spanish-fluent employee in Chemeketa’s financial aid department.

“The Oregon Promise is totally going to open the doors for so many students,’ she exclaims.

Many of them will have some idea of how Selina helped them. Maybe they’ll get some advice from Julio along the way too. What they may never appreciate is how their conversation seven years ago created an advocate for college access.

 


“Drawing Deeper” featured at art gallery

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Drawing Deeper at art galleryWhile most Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery exhibits feature a single artist, the latest presentation will instead focus on a specific medium to draw you in.

“Drawing Deeper” will run from Nov. 4 to Dec. 4 in the gallery. The exhibit will featuring five different artists focused on the artistic discipline of drawing. The pieces were curated by Laura Mack, chair of Chemeketa’s art department.

“The work is rich because the way the marks are made is as forceful as the subject matter,” Mack wrote in her statement. “The quality of their approaches reflects the quality of their observations as they question, explain, or simply present.”

The artists featured in the drawing exhibit are Debra Beers, Elaine Green, April Coppini, Megan Vossler and Samantha Wall.

A reception will be held on Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the gallery, located on the first floor of Building 3 on the Salem campus.

The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, or by appointment.