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    H-IE ClAckAMAS PRiNT____________________ News____________________________________ 3
Staff encouraged to bring
daughters to work April 23
of women
who will.
work in the
change the
Ms. Foundation
for Women
The annual Ms. Foundation for
Women: Take Our Daughters To
Work Day will be Thursday April 23.
Clackamas will participate in the na­
tional event by encouraging staff to
bring their daughters to work and by
holding a special luncheon to inspire
future women in the workforce.
The pizza luncheon will be held
from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Gregory
Forum. Cost is $5 for staff and
daughters eat free. The college an­
ticipates approximately 30 daughters
will attend the luncheon which will
feature three successful female stu­
dents of the college who will share
their Clackamas experience and how
it brings them one step closer to the
career of their dreams.
“It was originally set up to allow
girls an opportunity to see what hap­
pens in the workplace and give them
a broader idea of what options there
are for them in the nineties. Lots of
studies still show that girls that age
don’t have the kind of self-confidence,
that boys at that age do, and the cul­
ture contributes to that lack of self­
confidence,” said Connections:
Women Creating Community Linda
Connections has supported and
been involved in the event in the past
years and will continue to do so be­
cause it’s something that they believe
Who's who: four chosen
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I’m jazzed about what I teach and teaching in general,”
he added.
Pantages feels that perhaps the reason why Edlund nomi­
nated him was “the personal connection I tiy to make with
students. I try not to be just a talking head—I try to en­
gage the students,” he said.
“I’m hoping that it has something to do with the kind of
class I teach and the way that I teach it,” he added.
Jennifer Porter was nominated by Juliet Buckley who is
now a student at University of Portland. Porter thinks that
Buckley nominated her because “I think she just really
enjoyed the class.”
Porter tries to make sure that her students have fun as
well as learn, she said. She teaches general biology, geo­
logical information systems (GIS), glo­
bal positioning systems (GPS). She is
a CWE coordinator for life and physi­
cal science, is heading up a GIS teach­
ing excellence project and works with
Advocates for Women in Science, En­
gineering and Math (AWSEM).
She has been at Clackamas for two
and a half years. She was originally
hired to replace someone on sabbati­
cal and the college decided to keep her.
Porter has been teaching for seven
and a half years all together.
“It’s nice to know that there’s some
students who take the time to actually
do something like that. A lot of times
you don’t think your reaching anybody.
It kind of gets you up and says ‘O.K, I
made a difference,’” she said.
Overall, these four nomina­
tions from Clackamas tell the story of our instructors,
Pantages said.
“It’s a measure of the quality of the faculty that we have
here at Clackamas, I think it’s just one of the things that
makes the Clackamas educational experience so good,”
he added.
“People will wonder and they always
ask ‘what about the boys?’ We’ve gone
with Take Our Daughters To Work Day
because it is the national event, it was
set up that way especially for girls.
However, if there are staff members or
students who think that it is equally
important to bring their son to work
that day, that’s fine too,” Vogt ex­
The event is also not limited to just
daughters. Nieces, granddaughters,
friends and any other young person is
welcome to come and learn about the
career world that awaits them.
The Ms. Foundation created this
event to give girls the knowledge and
self-esteem to do anything they want
to do.
“Girls are the next generation of
women who will work in the world—
and change the world,” the Foundation
letter says. “Imagine a day when teen­
age girls are as sure of themselves as
they were when they were eight or nine,
a day when girls realize they’re not too
smart, too tall, too fat or too shy. Imag­
ine a day when girls know they’re just
To participate in Take Our Daugh­
ters To Work Day, contact Linda Vogt
at ext. 2310.
James 7. Brouillette
Safety Center opens
Clackamas Community College is
having the formal dedication of the
James T. Brouillette Public Safety
Training Center on Tuesday, April 28.
The training center was named after
Brouillette who had retired in late 1996
as the director of the Public Safety/
Law Enforcement program. About a
month and a half after the announce­
ment to name the training center after
Brouillette, he passed away due to
complications with cancer.
Brouillette had been a prime mover
in the planning and implementation of
the new training center, which is lo­
cated at the intersection of 82nd Drive
and Sunnybrook Road. The 22,000-
square-foot center features a 20-stall
firing range which is available for both
professional and civilian use, three
classrooms and a retail shop.
The training center will be used to
train students in Clackamas' Criminal
Justice Program, as well as to provide
training areas to existing law enforce­
ment officers from throughout the re­
Construction started in spring of
1997 and only recently finished up.
The complex, which was jointly
funded by the college and Clackamas
County, will also include an adjacent
Sheriffs Department precinct, housing
approximately 85 deputies.
The dedication is an invitation-only
event. Thè date for the public dedica­
tion of the training center is still to be
From The
Waste reduction grant received
Staff Writer
Diana Kirk, waste evaluation special­
ist for Clackamas County, visited the
college during last Wednesday’s ASG
meeting and shared her conclusions and
ideas for the future regarding the
college’s status in waste reduction and
She explained that the Metro Re­
gional Government has gained a sur­
plus of money from fees and they have
chosen to give out that money as waste
reduction grants.
“The most important thing here is
waste reduction,” Kirk said.
Kirk explained that there is money
in the grant to expand the number of
bins but that there was a problem with
fire code. She reported that many of
the bin locations and situations were
breaking regulations. She said that her
first priority was to update the locations
of the bins to bring them up to current
fire code.
“We want to set up a task force of
decision-making individuals to get de­
partments to meet and discuss waste re­
duction,” Kirk said.
Kirk would like to see non-mercury
long-lasting light bulbs, recycled car­
pet and environmentally friendly bat­
teries. She would also like this task
force to improve recycling signs on
campus to inform people of the updated
Finally, Kirk announced that she
would like a database set up so that de­
partments could exchange ideas about
waste reduction.
“People don’t realize how expensive
garbage is to get rid of,” Kirk said. She
looked into the records and confirmed
that the college’s June garbage bill was
the highest. The planned event at the
end of the school year, in late May,
early June, would be an “end of the year
large scale recycling.” The recycling
bins overflow in May and June, and
there will be an effort to increase the
amount of bins during that time.
Of course, increasing the number of
bins at the end of the year would be
one solution to help recycling ef­
forts, but Kirk again stressed the
need for her major concern, waste
One planned way to promote waste
reduction was to use some of the grant
money to reduce the amount of paper
coffee cups in the garbage. A mass
quantity of mugs will be made and
given out to the student body in hopes
that students will use the reusable
mugs instead of disposable paper.
The mugs will have printed on them
many campus-related logos, such as
the college’s own logo, the ELC, the
Coyote Circle and many other clubs.
These mugs will be passed out to the
student body during Environmental
Week, May 18-23 from 11 a.m. to
Other events for Environmental
Week include an appearance of the
Birds of Prey and recycling and envi­
ronmental advocates. For more in­
formation regarding Environmental
Week, contact the ASG offices at ext.
USA Today : Faber and Palmer win scholarships
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ments. These students were then asked to complete a bio­
graphical questionnaire, provide letters of recommendation
and compose a 500-word essay.
Faber and Palmer emerged as the two delegates chosen
to represent the school for the State of Oregon. As winners
from the college, the two attended ^ reception and luncheon
in Salem on Friday, April 10, meeting with Governor
Kitzhaber as well as other state winners.
Danielle Faber is 20 and majoring in education. She
plans to continue her studies at Marylhurst College in the
fall and eventually teach special education area or at a
Montessori school. Her community involvement rap sheet
includes working as a counselor for Camp Kiwanis, volun­
teering at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen and tutoring at a
Montessori school; somehow Faber still manages to main­
tain a 3.95 GPA and a part-time job at Izzy’s Pizza Restau­
Faber was delighted to receive the scholar’s award, es­
pecially with its emphasis “on the importance of commu­
nity service” as well as on academic achievement. She’s
enjoyed her involvement in community service work, feel­
ing it has helped her keep “in contact” with the real world
and not become overwhelmed by the pressures of school.
Juggling a demanding schedule which includes a nursing
internship (complete with 12-hour shifts), leadership of a
brownie troop and a husband and three children, Alina
Palmer, 33, still finds time to complete her nursing
coursework and keep up a 3.73 GPA.
Last year Palmer also found the time to be part of a health
system observation team that spent three weeks in Costa
Rica, an experience she credits for increasing her “insight
into the interactions between health care issues, politics,
cultural influences, education and language.”
After attending last week’s luncheon, Palmer says she
feels even more honored to be a part of the All-State Aca­
demic Team as she was awed by the level of “commitment
and ability to overcome obstacles” by many of the other
students. Palmer hopes to continue her nursing education
at OHSU, specializing in mid-wifery.
Wednesday, April 22, 1998