Celebrate Pacific Islands culture May 13

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If you’ve every poked around the pod of 2,100 Pacific islands that make up Micronesia, you’re aware of the pristine beaches, lush lagoons and cultural diversity the area boasts. For those of us who can’t make it to Guam or Yap anytime … Continued

Amazing work in Woodburn

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Elias Villegas, dean of Chemeketa Woodburn, authored this article for the Woodburn Independent and we republish it here with their permission. At the Chemeketa Woodburn center our college goals reflect our strengths. Our primary focus at Chemeketa is student success. … Continued

Friends with Pimpollo

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Cecelia Monto brought Chemeketa a gift when she came to work here: Her tireless advocacy for international service learning. Because of Monto, teams of Chemeketa staff and students have travelled to Oaxaca to work in the programs of Salem non-profit … Continued

Your turn to change?

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If you could start with a clean sheet of paper, how would you design your department?  Which people would do what tasks? With whom would you collaborate? How would you feel at the beginning of each work day? How would you … Continued

Wellness walkabout is May 21

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Like sleepy bears emerging from a musty den as they rouse from hibernation, the Wellness Committee is stepping into the sunlight with a couple events to get you moving this spring. Pedometer Challenge 2015 Off to Manu May 4-May 21 This year we’re walking to … Continued

Scoring the regional math competition

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Each year Chemeketa instructor Wayne Barber organizes a veritable math Olympics on the Chemeketa Salem campus. Hundreds of local high schoolers gathered April 16 to flex their mental muscles and have a blast doing math. Their challenges included – Team … Continued

Earth Day sights

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Chemeketa’s Earth Day celebration on April 22 had a lot to offer. From free plants to music and panels. Check out a number of photos from the event below. Photos taken by Steph Fregosi, sustainability coordinator, and Robert LaHue, social … Continued