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Remembering instructor Harley Roth

On May 3, 2017, long time Chemeketa Business Management instructor Harley Roth passed away. He was 78 years old. Roth, who had been with the college for more than a decade, was found unresponsive by a student in his classroom. Emergency services were notified immediately,

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How the electoral college works

By Matthew Skog Voting is the foundation upon which democracy is built. In light of the recent presidential election, many in the Chemeketa community have been left wondering how exactly the electoral process works for our nation’s highest office. Contrary to popular belief, presidents are

Expert advice on preparing for final exams

By Matthew Skog For many students, preparing for finals can feel overwhelming. To help students better prepare for their final exams, Karie Beavert, a Chemeketa reading and study skills instructor, offers a myriad of tips and tricks to help students fight their anxiety and improve

Collaboration and community propel Art for Everyone exhibit

  By: Matthew Skog The Chemeketa Press’s Art for Everyone textbook was a community effort. Without the hard work and dedication of numerous Chemeketa faculty members, administrators, students, and local artists, the Art for Everyone textbook would of never come to fruition. To celebrate the

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Reorganization effort shakes up department landscape

By Matthew Skog Just as the seasons change, so too do the needs of Chemeketa’s programs and departments. While the review and alteration of programs may come every year, the start of this school year ushered in some of the most sweeping changes to the

New gallery exhibit gives visitors something to talk about

By Matthew Skog Artists Bonnie Hull and Kay Worthington have been friends for decades. Their latest collaborative exhibit, Still Talking, is the product of their shared love of quilt making. “What you’re seeing here is twelve quilts from each of us,” Hull said. “All made

A new beginning: Journalism at Chemeketa returns this Fall

By Matthew Skog Journalism once again has a home at Chemeketa. After a year of uncertainty, journalism courses and the college newspaper are set to return in the fall term of 2016. Kevin Smith, an instructor with Chemeketa’s English Department, will lead the recently revived