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    AM newscast featured at TV Learning Center
By M. Ekholm
Of The Print
Many students may realize
Clackamas Community College offers
telecourses via TV, but how many are
aware of the College’s Channel 9 News
Show at the Television Learning
The television station, complete with
control rooms and cameras is all
located on campus. “We reach all the
people who are on cable in the Oregon
City, Gladstone, West Linn, Lake
Oswego plus Clackamas County
areas,” Bob Wynia, director of the
Television Learning Center, said.
“Channel 9 started three years ago.
The original purpose from the very
beginning was to play telecourses so
that homebound people such as
mothers, the handicapped, whoever
could not come in easily and who
wanted to take some credit courses
could get them by just watching TV,”
Wynia explained. He added that the
Television Learning Center involves
Cable TV plus the television studio and
all the control rooms, and has nothing
to do with the telecourses.
“We (center) are just responsible to
make sure that they (telecourses) get
played on the air; and making sure that
the system is running smoothly all the
time, which is part of our video control
room,” Wynia said.
“What the center does is to make
television shows for a variety of people
such as the (College) faculty. One
video tape has been put together for
the counseling department about
graphic arts. It runs about six minutes
long and is for students who may be in­
terested in taking graphic arts classes,
but want to learn more about it first.
The counseling department will use
this tape for new students, but in the
future it may be available to view from
the TV phone monitors, located in
McLoughlin Hall, the Pauling Center,
Barlow Hall and Clairmont Hall. Steve
Johnson, video technician, said the
monitors are available Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Johnson added the Television Learn­
ing Center provides a service not only
to students and the community, but to
fire and police departments as well.
“We tape for speech classes, guest lec­
tures, seminars, live music shows,
theater plays and out on location with
the TV taping equipment,” he said.
As for the future of the Television
Learning Center, Wynia said, “Even­
tually it will become a teaching center
again, where students will come in and
take courses on how to produce televi­
sion shows, how to write for them, edit
them, and run the cameras.” Such a
teaching center may be available by
next year, he added.
The news show is on every morning
at 8:45 a.m. for approximately 15
minutes. It is also on again at 5:30 p.m.
for this term only. The news show
covers all of the things that are happen­
ing here on campus in addition to
specials and local community news. It
is taped once a week, and the show is
repeated each morning at 8:45 a.m.
“We do a lot of interviews with
students,” Wynia said. College
students interviewed last year included
a Miss Oregon contender, a national
champion runner, and a woman weight
lifter. Wynia also said if anyone knows
Steve Johnson and Bob Wynia
anything interesting that could be film­
ed, they should contact him at ext. 241
or 270.
“I would like to get more student
participation plus more students in­
terested in viewing the news show by
Photo by M. Ekholm
turning it on in the Community Center
building and getting used to watching it
to find out what is going on. I would
like to see more clubs come in who
would be willing to be interviewed to
talk about their thing,” he added.
Students held responsible for own happiness
(Continued from page one)
By comparing the two logs,
Petersen said participants will
more healthier, happier life. be able to learn how to balance
Just last Sunday, Petersen was the amount of laughter with
a guest on the Channel 2 the amount of stress, which she
discussion program “Town said makes for a healthier and
Hall,” during which she talk­ more positive lifestyle.
ed a little about the clinic.
“Our sense of humor is an
One of the ideas Petersen investment, and the laughs are
tried to convey on thé show is the dividends. By learning how
that the clinic does not teach to see the humorous things in
people how to be comedians. day-to-day life, life takes on a
“We (clinic) think it’s more different perspective—it’s
important to have fun than to easier to deal with,” Petersen
be funny; we also teach humor said.
with kindness,” she said.
Other activities for the ses­
include an exercise where
participants will be given a
themselves will consist of a
combination of teaching, series of cartoons that they
demonstrating and class par­ must write the captions for.
ticipation. Petersen said par­ Petersen also said the clinic
ticipants will be asked to keep should teach “people to accept
a laugh log in order to record the responsibility for their own
how often they have laughed happiness.”
during the day, and a stress log
The clinic sessions are being
to see how much stress they held in the Clairmont Building
have encountered as well.
in room C 144. The remaining
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five sessions will be held every
Tuesday starting Oct. 23, from
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The last
session will be held Nov. 20.
There is a registration fee,
but Petersen said this is sub­
ject to change. The fee will
cost between $60 and $72.
Petersen also said she
guarantees participants will
have fun, and because the
clinic is so confident it will be
a success it is offering a
money-back guarantee.
In summing up the objec­
tives of the Laugh Clinic,
Petersen said she thinks
everyone possesses a sense of
humor, and everyone has the
potential to develop it to their
benefit. She also said most
people recognize the value of
humor, but they have not
learned to internalize it, to see
it from their own perspective
instead of from another come­
Carol Petersen
Clackamas Community College