Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977, April 28, 1977, Page 10, Image 10

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Sex roles explored
Exciting things are being done at Clack­
amas Community College to help free men
and women from sexual stereotypes, ac­
cording to Vince Fitzgerald, CCC counselor.
This term, Fitzgerald is instructing a class
entitled Beyond Sex Roles (SOC 199).
"We're trying to get students to become
familiarized with the movement to free men
and women from sex role stereotypes," said
The class has a high attendance which
Fitzgerald attributes to the excitement gen­
erated by the exercises being done to height­
en sexual role awareness.
"The students go home and stay up all
night talking about what they've discovered
about themselves in class," he said.
This is the first time the class has been
taught at CCC and Fitzgerald and Donna
Grund-Slepack, the other instructor, are
going through a lot of questions about where
the class is going.
Fitzgerald is pleased with the class's suc­
cess so far. They are working on two levels.
One level is an informational level about
the feminist movement which began in the
60's and the masculinist movement which
began in the 70's. They employ an experi­
ential level to help students come in contact
with their own attitudes about sex stereo­
"There has been no visible change in
members of the class," said Fitzgerald, "but
many members have reported that they are
conscious of a reorganization of attitudes
about themselves and their contacts with
The class is bringing couples and even
families together in a growing awareness of
sex roles, sexist language and a sense of
"who am I?" said Fitzgerald.
CCC journalism students
attend weekend conference
Journalism students from Clackamas Com­
munity College combined sand and surf
with business last weekend when they atten­
ded the regional conference of the Society
of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi
(SPJ/SDX) at the Inn at Otter Crest in
Otter Crest, Ore.
Over 125 student and professional jour­
nalists from Oregon, Washington, Alaska,
Montana and Idaho attended the annual
conference sponsored by the Oregon State
University chapter of SPJ/SDX and the OSU
Department of Journalism.
Those in attendance heard special guests
Jerald terHorst, former press secretary of
Gerald Ford and Washington columnist for
the Detroit News, and Tom McCall, former
governor of Oregon and broadcast commen­
tator, debate on "politicians vs. the press."
Other known journalists from Oregon and
across the United States commented on such
topics as the need of newspapers and maga­
zines in the age of television, issues in the
student press and better use of photojournal­
CCC students attending the conference
included Barbara Dikty, Happie Thacker,
Harry Bielskis, Cindy Ralston, Marlene Clark,
Joy Williams, Joe McFeron, Cyndi Bacon,
Dan Ackerman and Jim Rogers. Randy Clark,
journalism instructor/adviser and a profes­
sional member of the Willamette Valley
Chapter of SPJ/SDX, also attended the
ASG boosts spring fair funds
The Associated Student Government allo­
cated $1,594.75 to the ASG sponsored
Spring Fair during their meeting last Thurs­
Other action taken at the meeting in­
cluded adding three new senators to stu­
dent government and allocating $800 to pur­
chase a dictaphone system.
ASG Vice-president Marsha Marzano sub­
mitted a budget detailing what the addi­
tional money for the fair would be used for.
After some discussion on whether or not
the student body was in favor of the fair
and allocating another $1,500 to it, ASG
approved the allocation.
ASG also voted to support a new vet­
erans group that is trying to get started at
the college and it was announced that the
election forum for student government offi­
cer candidates will be held May 2.
The three new senators are Mike Rubik,
Tanya Tucker and Ray Goede.
^Come early for the best
selection! Limited time -
* limited quantity
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