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EDITORIAL : Measuring the social benefits and costs
of committing random acts of senseless kindness
Perhaps you were one of the vic­
tims or maybe you missed out on last
week's special project conducted by
Ed Mills' economic classes.
The assignment was to choose a
random act of senseless kindess, or­
ganize an approach and then go com­
mit the act.
Once the "act" was committed, each
group wrote a summary of their vari­
ous encounters which were presented
in class.
We also had to graph the marginal
social costs and marginal social ben­
efits of our act of senseless kindness.
There were a total of 11 groups who
participated in the project. Seven of
those groups reported their benefits
exceeded the costs, while four groups
said their costs exceeded their ben­
It was interesting to note, of the two
of the groups who said their costs ex­
ceeded their benefits, one group con­
ducted a free car wash and the other
collected garbage on
campus. V
Apparently, the
costs added up
quickly in the amount
of time and materials
involved in doing
these two activities.
handed out candy,
soda pop (both warm
and cold), and pen­
cils, all of which was
free to any taker. For
the most part they
enjoyed the re­
sponses received
from students and
There were some
people on this cam­
pus who refused to
even respond to the
offer of free stuff.
They walked by with­
out even looking up
even after being ad­
Maybe they were lost in thought
Campus News & Update
Don't miss Community Adult enrichment sessions
Fair today at college
feature art, engineering
The Community Fair Day is go­
ing on today in the Community
Center and Fireside Lounge. The
event lasts until 3:30 p.m.
Representatives from local busi­
nesses and the military will be on
hand to answer questions.
Craft vendors will display items
for sale.
Clubs Council meeting
to discuss banquet
The spring-term Clubs Council
meeting will be held on Wednes­
day, April 30inCC126ffom 1:30
to 2:30 p.m. The council will be
discussing the end-of-the-year
banquet. The banquet is sched­
uled to be held during the first
week in June. Please turn your
club meeting schedules into Tifani
Jagodnik for the ASG files. She
can be reached at ext. 2447 if you
have any questions.
Resume writing tips
workshop offered
Tired of sending your resume into
the black hole known as help
wanted? The Career Center is offering
a free “Resume Writing Tips”
workshop on Tuesday, April 22 from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in CCI 27.
The workshop is the third in a
series of four workshops offered
during April by the Career and
Employment Center. On April 29, the
center will present a workshop on
how to interview for a job.
To register for the free workshops call
ext 2396.
The Seasoned Adult Enrichment
Program presents “Focus-on-Art” at
the April 23 morning session. The
afternoon session will feature the
“Modem Wonders
of Engineering -
The Grand Coulee
Dam” with Bob
Trappe. Sessions
are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. at the Harmony Center, 7616
SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie. Cost
is $4 per day. For more information call
Community \ Education
Department at ext. 3230.
Creating a healthier
lifestyle subject of class
Clinical psychologist will take a
two-theme approach during “Creat­
ing Healthier Lives, which begins at
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in
The free
workshop is
open to all
There will
be a discus­
sion about
stress and
in a world
economy where jobs might be elimi­
nated at any time, where new jobs
require high levels of technological
skill and where employers often de­
mand longer hours. A discussion will
also be held on coping strategies for
dealing with children, aging parents
and job loss. Additional information
is available from David Campbell at
ext 2600.
or in a hurry. Still, it doesn't make for
good human relations.
According to one group, the in­
structors and staff seemed to be the
most gracious. Students, especially
the younger ones, seemed to be the
most suspicious.
My particular group decided to
make positive contact with 10 sea­
soned adults. The act could be com­
mitted any where, anytime.
The venture was truly a positive
social benefit for each of us. We gave
a few minutes of our time and some
kind words. There were few nega­
tive aspects encountered.
We live in a society which hastens
along to a supposed goal in life of
having it all. Few of us take the time
to talk to our husbands, wives, part­
ners, children, family or friends.
Worse yet, few of us take the time
to listen and to value those around
us who enrich our lives. We get so
wrapped up in our own world we for­
get about everyone else.
Maybe I can't change the whole
world, but I know can make a differ­
ence in my little comer.
Petitions for graduation
still being accepted
Petitions for graduation are still
being accepted in the Registrar's
office although students are not
assured of being included in the
program. A petition must be filed
to indicate a student's desire to
have a completed certificate or
degree posted to their transcript.
A separate petition must be filed
for each certificate or degree.
Information regarding the gradu­
ation ceremony will be sent to you
during spring term. The ceremony
will be June 13,1997.
For information please contact
the Registrar's office at ext. 2264.
Opportunity to study
& travel in Mexico
Clackamas is offering Spanish
studies in Oaxaco, Mexico from
June 28 to July 26. Students will
have the opporunity to study Span­
ish, learn native crafts, visit ancient
sites and ruins. Deadline to apply
is April 28. Contact Ellen Wolfson
Women's Weekend funds available
Funds are available to help pay part of the fée for
part-time faculty and full and part-time staff mem­
bers for the annual Women's Getaway Weekend
April 25-27.
The event, offered through the Focus on Women
Program, is held at YMCA Camp Collins near
Gresham. This year's theme is "In Her Nature" and
features workshops, recreation and music.
Cost for the weekend is $ 140; partial scholarships
are available also for students. Contact Ellen Wolfson
in the counseling office, ext. 2550, or Linda Vogt,
ext. 2310.
The Women's Weekend is in its eighth year, and
will feature workshops on a nature theme. All hous­
ing and meals are included in the fee.
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College participates in 'Take Your
Daughter to Work Day' April 24
Students, staff and faculty members are invited to
particpate in "Take Your Daughter to WoikDay" next
Thursday, April 24.
This national event is created as a way to support
girls' interest in careers, and to encourage them to
consider the many options that are theirs in the '90's.
Clackamas has participated in the event for the past
several years. This year, the Focus on Women Pro­
gram will host a dessert at 1 p.m. in the Community
Center; Cookies and punch will be served, and par­
ticipants are encouraged to come and meet others
who are on campus for the day.
(503) 657-6958 ext. 2309
Laney Fouse
Editor-in Chief
(ext 2576)
Brad Zimmerman
Managing Editor
(ext. 2576)
Karin Redston &
Christina Mueller
Feature Editors
Jon Roberts
A&E Editor
Brendon Neal
Sports Editor
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Asst.Sports Editor
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Hines Kurfman
Copy Editor
Joel Coreson
Photo Editor
Joel Gunderson
Kim Harney
Maggie Bragg
Staff Writers &
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(ext. 2310)
JoAnne Gale
(ext. 2309)
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