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Chemeketa Community College Awarded Grant
$152,236 From The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Council.


    Chemeketa Community College has been awarded a $152,236 grant from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Council (HECC) to increase the number of women and under-represented students of color earning a degree or certificate in a STEM field. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    Increasing the quantity and quality of professionals in STEM fields is an important national and regional priority. The target audience for the grant activity will be new or admitted students who are female or students of color intending to enroll in a computer science, engineering or high-tech manufacturing program at Chemeketa. Enrollment in those programs does not reflect the college as a whole.
    Only 9% of Chemeketa students in those fields are women and 22% are minorities. Total full-time enrollment at Chemeketa in fall of 2015 was 53.8% female and 34.6% ethnic or racial minorities.
    Grant funded activities are expected to include –
1. One-on-one advising and mentoring
2. Strategic tutoring
3. Opportunities for presentations and recognition
4. Career planning
5. Consistent tracking of student progress to allow for early intervention
    The grant will also fund a two-day STEM event to recruit new students. The event will provide a platform for current students to partner with faculty in presentations and workshops for potential students.
    Participants will work in a robotics lab where they will build a functioning robot, create a 3-D print and explore how to develop their own smartphone application. The date of the event has not yet been determined.
    For more than 40 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to offering opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training. As the second multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves over 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as community locations at Brooks, Eola, Winema, Dallas, Woodburn, and the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI). Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.
   


Dr. Amanda Day Joins Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Amanda Day

    Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry welcomes Amanda E. Day DDS as a new associate. Day attended Duke University, majoring in English with every intention of becoming a high school teacher. However, after three years teaching in rural Japan, she returned to the United States with a dream of starting a career in dentistry.
    “During my time in Japan, I saw children who had extreme dental needs and it was the first time I ever realized that these needs exist. That’s when I began thinking about dentistry as a career. It turns out, American kids have just as many dental needs.
    Dental disease is the most common preventable disease of children in America,” said Day.
    Upon return to America, Day graduated at the top of her dental school class from the University of Tennessee.
    She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences at University of Illinois- Chicago. Day currently belongs to various organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She also is a diplomate on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
    Day hopes to use her prior experience working with children to make the dentist a more inviting, fun place for kids in Salem. Says Day, “One of my favorite things is to work with kids who are initially afraid of the dentist and then overcome those fears to turn into happy dental patients.”
    Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry (SPD) specializes in comprehensive dental care for patients ages 0-14. SPD provides a variety of procedures and treatments including checkups, exams; tooth-colored fillings and crowns; dental sealants; air abrasion; laser dentistry; laser frenectomy/tongue tie release; general anesthesia and oral conscious sedation; nitrous oxide; and thumb-sucking treatments. Additionally, SPD is certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children be seen by a dentist by the age of one or within six months after his or her first tooth comes in.
   



National Cancer Survivors Day
Salem Cancer Institute Invites Public To Celebrate


    Salem Cancer Institute invites you to join the celebration on June 8 for National Cancer Survivors Day. The cancer institute will host festivities and offer inspiration to honor cancer survivors and those who support them.
    "What a great opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones," says Andi Petrone, the institute's business administrator. "The day will promote wellness and quality of life beyond cancer through various activities incorporating movement, nutrition and stress relief."
    The special day includes wellness classes in Building C on the Salem Health campus, 875 Oak St. SE, unless otherwise noted. To register, call 503-814-CHEC (2432) or visit www. salemhealth.org/chec.
9:45 to 10:15 a.m. DRUMMING FOR WELLNESS
* Experience music as a coping technique to reduce stress, lift mood, and be an outlet for creative expression with Melissa Potts, board-certified music therapist.
10:30 to 11 a.m. MOVE 'N' GROOVE FOR HEALTH
* Have fun and get moving with easy to follow dance steps that anyone can do with Mai Dotran, RN, BSN, licensed Zumba instructor.
11:15 to 11:45 a.m. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
* Come explore ways humor and laughter can improve quality of life and help with stress management with Wayne Halle, MSW, LCSW, oncology certified social worker.
1 to 1:45 p.m. EATING WELL COOKING DEMONSTRATION
* Join us at the Wellness Kitchen (Building D, 939 Oak St. SE) as our registered dietitian, Andrea Hamilton, MS, prepares healthy recipes, shares samples, and discusses eating for wellness.
2 to 2:30 p.m. YOGA * Relax with gentle yoga for any skill level with Ivan Fernandez, yoga instructor.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* SURVIVOR ART SHOWCASE: A dozen featured artists will share their favorite works from displays over the past two years. * Information, refreshments and prizes.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Wellness booths, creative arts activities, complimentary makeovers, and massages (Courtyard).
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Live music and smoothie samples (Courtyard). Salem Cancer Institute saw 2,053 new cancer patients in 2015. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation says nearly 14.5 million people nationwide are living with and beyond cancer -- and there are more than 32 million survivors worldwide.
     Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. For the second consecutive year, the hospital in Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, placing it among the nation's highest performing hospitals.
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