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    ¡Oregon City, Oregon
Clackamas Community College
Vol. XXVIII No. 6
[Wednesday, Nov. 16,1994
AT A GLANCE CCC receives grant
Compiled by Cori Kargel
Copy Editor
Chrysalis, a women’s writing
group, is looking for interested writers.
The group is open to female students and
staff of any experience level. For more
Information, call Kate Gray at ext 2371.
Make sure to check out the classes
offered by CCC at North Clackamas
Aquatic Park: Beginning Swimming,
Aquatic Exercise, Aquatic Fitness and
Lifeguard Training. For more informa-
non, call ext. 2291.
The third European Tour for
Women, sponsored by Focus on Women,
will begin in Florence, Italy and finish in
Athens, Greece. There are slots still open
■or the 16-day June tour. Thecostofthe
lour, including airfare, hotels, bus trans-
portation and a three-day Greek cruise,
is about $2800 for a double room and
$2550 fora triple room. Tour coordina-
tors are faculty members Ellen Wolfson,
Carol Evans and Linda Vogt. For more
information or to register, call Ellen at
ext. 2550 Or Carol at ext. 2444.
K Eveigreen wreaths, boxed holly, ce­
dar garlands and holly wreaths are avail­
able through the Friends of Tryon Creek
State Park’s Annual Holly and Wreath
Sale. The proceeds assist the Friends’
many educational programs and activi­
ties at the park The sale runs through
Nov. 23. For order forms or more infor­
mation, call June or Steve at 636-4398.
Writers’ Club meetings are the
first and third Friday of every month.
Bring your lunch to the meeting at noon,
Nov. 18inB112. For more information,
call Diane Averill at ext. 2370.
Come to the tutoring sessions and
“la table Français” meetings from noon
to 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Barlow
Canteen. Look for the French flag. For
more information, call ext 2676.
[I The Friends of Tryon Creek State
Park’s lecture series is presenting the
Gentle Art of Homemade Papermak­
ing, focusing on designing holiday cards.
Rhoda Whittlesey, a well-known work­
shop presenter, will lead the session. The
workshop will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at
the Tryon Creek Sate Park Nature
House. For more information, call 636-
Dave Mattews, a South African
expatriate, is performing with his genre-
blending band and a to-be-announced
special guest at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 at the
Roseland Theater. Tickets are available
for $9 at FASTIXX outlets. For more
information, call 224-TIXX or 800-992-
■ CCC is sponsoring a freelnterview
workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 in
CC152. For more information, call
Diane Drebin at ext. 2409.
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by Christi Snavely
staff writer
The College Foundation was
given a $32,771.65 donation from
Dr. and Mrs. Seagraves of Oregon
Dr. Seagraves is a retired
veterinarian. The couple haVE
been residents of Clackamas
County since the 1920’s. They
chose the college in order to keep
the money local and be better in­
formed of how it’s being used.
“We try to match up people’s
interests with the gifts,” said
Beverly Fulmore, assistant direc­
tor and gift-planning coordinator
for the foundation. “This is an
example of a gift that is made
through estate planning that turns
out to be both beneficial to donor
and receiver.”
After retiring, the Seagraves
moved to a farm outside Oregon
City. Subsequently, his experience
with farming has led to his inter­
est in equipment. For this reason,
a request that the Automotive
Department had made was a per­
fect fit.
The Automotive Department
was given $15,000 of the dona­
tion to purchase an FMC four
wheel alignment system that is up
and running and is “greatly ap­
preciated,” said Jerry Cook, au­
tomotive instructor.
The machine was a need th"
the department had projected pur­
chasing on their own in approxi­
mately two or three years.
The system is comparable to
the state-of-the-art machines
found in repair shops across the
nation. “This will benefit them
once they get out in the trade, be­
cause that’s what they are going
to be faced with. So if they al­
ready have experience using the
equipment, that’s just going to
make their job a lot easier,” Cook
said of the students enrolled in
the courses.
The remaining $17,000-plus
will go to the Foundation’s annu­
ity program. Eventually, it will
become part of the endowment
The program sets funds set
aside for specific purposes such
as scholarships and grants. The
money is invested and the annual
interest is then used as the fund,
thus continuing the amount of
money always available to the en­
Enter a virtual world
by Tina Guinn
Enter your own virtual world
this Friday or Saturday at the Vir­
tual Reality class being offered by
the college in Barlow 274.
The purpose of the two in­
dividual classes, which meet from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is to provide
people with an introduction to
virtual reality. The class will
cover the different types of virtual
reality, as well as software and
hardware needed to create and
tour virtual worlds, said Terrence
Shumaker, drafting instructor.
There is no tuition. However,
a $150 lab fee will be charged.
The class is open to anyone who
is interested, and there are still
seats available.
For more information or to
register, contact Kathy Emmons
at ext 2379.
The CCC Art Center Is currently displaying the works
of Sam Callas, a 17-year-old Clackamas student. His
urban art, otherwise known as “Graffiti Art,” has
Influenced the world of graphic design, as it has
moved from the concrete wall to the gallery wall.
Callas’ work will be on display in the CCC Art Center
until Monday.
ASG looks to ratify new constitution
by Tina Guinn
In hopes of bringing the cur­
rent student constitution in line
“with what the student body wants
us to do,” ASG has proposed a
new student constitution that will
be put to a student body vote to­
According to ASG President
Amy Lundy, ASG has already
approved the constitution. Now
they need a two-thirds majority
approval by the student body to
adopt the new document.
Lundy said a committee was
formed this summer to review the
current constitution, which has
been active since 1977.
“It needs to be not overly spe­
cific. Groups change and the new
constitution needs to be broad
enough to accommodate those
changes. We hope this one will
last for another 50 years,” Lundy
The change was initiated be­
cause, according to Lundy, the
current constitution is too spe­
cific. “It is not a professional
document. There’s no drastic
changes, just a lot of clean-up
work,” Lundy said.
Dawne Evans, campus events
officer, who headed the commit­
tee for revising the constitution,
said part of the problem with the
old document is it contains items
that belong in the bylaws, such as
job descriptions and meeting
“The document we have now
is not feasible. The purpose of
the constitution is to represent the
students, and how to represent
them has changed. This docu­
ment does not allow breathing
room,” she said.
Another way the constitution
will be changed is an increase in
grade point requirements for ASG
members. Evans said the new
document would increase the re­
quired GPA for senators and of­
ficers from a 2.0 cumulative to a
2.5 cumulative GPA or a 3.0 per
Evans said the reason for this
change is, “it is important to re­
alize school comes first.”
Lundy said extensive re­
search was involved in the pro­
cess of drawing up a new consti­
tution. Evans agreed, stating that
in Spring Term of 1993 ASG be­
gan talking about implementing
a new constitution.
Evans received copies of con­
stitutions from state and commu­
nity colleges to compare with
CCC’s current document.
“We decided what we liked
about theirs and what we didn’t
like about ours. We put them to­
gether to come up with something
for the students,” Evans said.
ASG Vice President Rachel
Austen encourages students to
vote on Thursday. “It’s important
to everyone. It affects the student
body because it is their constitu­
tion. It governs ASG and ASG
governs the students,” she said.
“The constitutional vote af­
fects students not in a tangible
way; it’s abstract. Students are
more interested in what ASG is
doing, not how it works. But we
encourage students to ask ques­
tions, to come in and pick up a
copy of the new constitution,”
Lundy said.