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CCC presentation explores ideas about life and death around the globe

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Cross-cultural concepts of life and death will be explored in a May 5 presentation at Clackamas Community College (CCC). Courtney Campbell of Oregon State University will discuss “Grave Matters: Reflections of Life and Death Across Cultures and Traditions” from 3:00 to 5:00pm in the Gregory Forum. The presentation is part of the college’s International Week celebration.

Campbell is the Hundere Chair in Religion and Culture and a professor of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU. He has been on the OSU faculty since 1990 and has received numerous awards for teaching and scholarship. His primary teaching and research interests focus on ethical issues in medicine, religious ethics, concept of peace and war, theories of death and dying, and theologies of embodiment.

This program is hosted by the CCC Foundation, the International Education Committee and the Education, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department, and is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

For more information, please contact Ida Flippo at or 503-594-3363.

CCC classes support Goodwill Industries managers

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Clackamas Community College (CCC) is providing business classes to 29 managers at Goodwill Industries store in Salem. The classes, offered by the college’s ActOn Retail grant staff, will prepare the Goodwill employees to earn a Retail Management certificate at CCC, aimed at increasing professionalism and opportunity.

Paul Moredock, director of the ActOn grant at CCC, has been working with Goodwill for several months to develop the partnership and coursework for the employees. “The retail management certificate fits well with the mission and goals of Goodwill Industries,” he said.

Students in the Goodwill class are taking Business Administration 285, Human Relations in Business. The class is in a hybrid format. A CCC instructor teaches at Goodwill once a week for two hours, and students study in an online format for the other instructional portion. In addition, the ActOn grant staff provides support to the students through individual career coaching.

Once the students finish the initial course, CCC will work with Goodwill to provide each of the nine classes in the certificate program. Additional groups of students are planned for Goodwill employees in Vancouver, Wash., and Wilsonville.

CCC developed a retail management certificate program several years ago to meet the needs of the industry in Clackamas County and surrounding areas. The federal ActOn grant provides additional support and resources to advance the program to both incumbent workers in the industry and to connect business students with opportunities in the retail sector. Salaries for retail managers in the region start at about $43,000 annually.

Goodwill’s mission is to help people with barriers to employment connect to work or grow in the job they already have. “This class elevates our employee confidence and professional service our shoppers deserve,” said Terry Gillette, Career Center information and systems program manager, at Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette. “The program was affordable, the curriculum was on track, and it’s time efficient.”

For more information about the ActOn Retail grant at CCC, please contact Paul Moredock at 503-594-6186 or email

Providence Milwaukie Foundation adds two physicians to board

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Providence Milwaukie Foundation has added two physicians with longtime connections to the hospital to the board for three-year terms:

            Mari Ricker, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who has served with Providence Medical Group-Milwaukie since 2006. Dr. Ricker earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. She completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University, serving as chief resident in 2005-06.

Dr. Ricker is a faculty member with Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency Program and is an affiliate assistant professor of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Her clinical practice is located in the Providence Milwaukie Healing Place, where she cares for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Dr. Ricker is also a trustee on the board for the Oregon Medical Association, representing the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians. 

            Jason Sundseth, M.D., an emergency medicine physician, has been on staff at Providence Milwaukie Hospital since 2006. Hailing from Yakima, Wash., Dr. Sundseth is a graduate of University of Washington and received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He did his residency training in emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He spent a year practicing medicine in at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and is active with the Medical Teams International disaster response team.

Adventist Health Medical Group recognized for the highest level of patient centered care

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Seven Adventist Health Medical Group (AHMG) clinics in Portland are being honored by the Oregon Health Authority for achieving the highest level of Patient Centered Primary Care Home in the state.

This means that patients receiving care at these Tier:3 clinics receive the most comprehensive level of coordinated care, with an emphasis on prevention and managing chronic conditions. Primary Care Homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care. “This team based health care delivery model provides comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with the goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes by focusing on wellness,” states Dr. Leonard Bertheau, Medical Director of Population Health for AHMG.

Core Attributes to a Patient Centered Primary Care Home include:

  •  Access to care: Patients get the care they need, when they need it.
  • Accountability: Recognized clinics are responsible for making sure patients receive the best possible care.
  • Comprehensive: Clinics provide patients all the care, information and services they need.
  • Continuity: Clinics work with patients and their community to improve patient and population health over time.
  • Coordination and integration: Clinics help patients navigate the system to meet their needs in a safe and timely way.
  • Patient and family-centered: Clinics recognize that patients are the most important members of the health care team and that they are ultimately responsible for their overall health and wellness.

Few primary care clinics in Oregon have received the coveted Tier:3 designation. The AHMG clinics receiving this distinction are: Clackamas Family Practice, Sandy Family Practice and Urgent Care, Parkrose Family Practice, Damascus Family Practice, Cherry Park Family Practice, Eastside Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine Associates.

About Adventist Health Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area is the flagship of Adventist Health services in the Portland area. Adventist Health-Portland, is staffed my more than 2,000 employees and includes 34 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Adventist Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit our website for more information.

Lights! Camera! MOCAP! Highlights renewed cable vision

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Clackamas Community College will host a celebratory evening to share a renewed vision for its cable access channel on Saturday, May 3. This evening event will include a demonstration of the college’s Digital Multimedia Communications motion capture (MOCAP) system.

Through a revitalization of the college cable access channel, CCCTV, made possible by the generous support of the Clackamas County Cable Communications, the channel has expanded its mission from providing instructional broadcasting to pioneering the latest digital media technology including 5K cinematography and motion capture animation.

These technologies give students the chance to train, or retrain, on industry-standard media technology while showcasing the college through productions broadcast on the CCCTV. These productions will be available soon beyond Clackamas County through video on demand.

The May 3 event begins at 6 p.m. in the Gregory Forum at the college’s Oregon City campus. For more information, contact Andy Mingo at 503-594-3264.

CCC’s International Week Celebration Runs April 26 – May 1

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Experience France, Ireland, Mexico and other cultures through music, theater, dancing, art and more during the International Week Celebration at Clackamas Community College (CCC). The opening celebration is April 26, and activities continue April 28 through May 1 at CCC’s Oregon City campus.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Peace Corps Volunteers.” The annual celebration is hosted by the CCC Foreign Language Department, International Education Committee, Associated Student Government, ESL, and the multicultural ambassadors.

The opening celebration is Saturday, April 26, and begins at 10 a.m. in the Niemeyer Center, room 119. The opening celebration runs in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit titled “The Peace Corps: 50 Years of Service,” courtesy of the Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience.

International Celebration activities continue April 28 through May 1, with music, dance, art and cultural displays. Most events take place in the Community Center at CCC’s Oregon City Campus between 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. International Week Celebration highlights include:

  • Monday, April 28, from 1:25 to      2:15 p.m., African presentation by Dr. Joseph Warimu, PSU Swahili      professor. Community Center room 127.
  • Tuesday, April 29, from noon to      12:50 p.m., professional drumming by Anasi Beat, sponsored by Peace Corps      volunteers. Niemeyer Center.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 10:30 to      10:55 a.m., Irish dancing by An Darie Academy Dancers. Community Center      mall.
  • Thursday, May 1, from noon to 1      p.m., bilingual theater performance of Cuéntame Coyote (Tell me Coyote),      performed by Milagro Theatre.

The International Celebration is free to attend and is open to the public. For more information call 503-594-3403 or 503-594-3245.

Teatro Milagro presents ‘Cuéntame Coyote’ at CCC

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Portland’s bilingual touring company Teatro Milagro returns to Clackamas Community College (CCC) for a performance of “Cuéntame Coyote” on Thursday, May 1, at noon. The production in both English and Spanish will be performed in the McLoughlin Auditorium.

In “Cuéntame Coyote,” two cousins are abandoned in the desert, crossing the border with a “coyote.” In their struggle for survival they encounter coyotes with two legs and four along with a host of other spirits along their journey. The play is written and directed by Dãnel Malán.

The play was developed after an intensive research trip to the Tohono O’odham reservation in Arizona. Sacred stories combined with migrant tales of the dangers of dehydration, snake bite and scorpions in the desolate 100 degree desert heat fuel the storyline of this new Milagro work.  Nathaniel Patterson joins Milagro this season in the title role of Coyote. Ajai Terrazas Tripathi and Alida Holquín Wilson-Gunn are the two cousins and Mariel Sierra plays various roles.

A workshop to share tales of journeys and sacred stories of our ancestors will follow the performance. For more information about the play or the workshop, contact Irma Bjerre at 503-594-3245 or by email at

CCC plans community forums for bond input

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Clackamas Community College (CCC) has scheduled three public bond forums in May to share information about a potential $90 million bond measure and seek input on the final proposal. Six forums are planned, two at each of the college’s campuses. The events will have morning and evening schedules. The forum schedule follows:

Oregon City Campus, Community Center
19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City
May 1, 5 – 7 p.m. and May 2, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Harmony Community Campus – lobby
7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie
May 15, 5 – 7 p.m. and May 16, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Wilsonville Campus – lobby
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville
May 22, 5 – 7 p.m. and May 23, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


The CCC Board of Education is currently developing the bond proposal. They are expected to finalize the measure and vote to send it to the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot at the July 30 board meeting.

The bond proposal would include projects that were identified as priorities in the college’s Imagine Clackamas community engagement process. More than 2,000 students, community members and staff participated in forums and surveys. Their input showed a high level of support for projects that would update and modernize CCC facilities and increase local access to affordable education and job training programs.

The goals of a bond proposal are to expand training and educational opportunities for students to allow them to transfer to four-year programs or obtain family-wage jobs and to contribute to the local economy by offering more programs that fill workforce needs in high-demand fields.

The proposed bond projects would likely include constructing an industrial technical learning center for fields such as electronics, automotive, manufacturing and welding; modernizing equipment for training in high-demand healthcare, science and engineering careers; making improvements to existing facilities; and replacing the aging building at the Harmony Community Campus.

The estimated tax rate of the $90 million bond is expected to maintain the current $.19 per $1,000 currently paid by taxpayers.

For more information, please contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A large part of The Children’s Center’s  Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign this April includes volunteers handing out their lovely pinwheels at the Clackamas Town Center on the weekends. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to help at this event – this is a great family activity! Click here to register to volunteer to hand out pinwheels.

The Children’s Center is also offering  a couple of opportunities to get involved.  The 8th annual Champions for Children Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th and will feature Kenny Anderson as their speaker. This event is free to attend, though they hope you will be inspired to join them as a champion for abused children at the event. Click here for more information and RSVP to this email. If you would like to donate an item to our raffle, please email Tracy.

On Saturday, April 12th they are hosting their first ever Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training. Stewards of Children is an evidence-based, third party evaluated child sexual abuse prevention training focusing on adult training. Tickets are $25 and include resource materials and refreshments. Click here to purchase tickets.

If you would like to schedule a group tour of The Children’s Center or want to invite a Center representative speak to your business, civic group, or faith community, please email Tracy at

For a complete list of their Child Abuse Prevention Month activities and presentations, visit their website.

May Clackamas Community College (CCC) calendar of events

Monday, April 7th, 2014

April 26 – May 1

International Celebration at CCC

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Peace Corps Volunteers.” The opening celebration is Saturday, April 26, and begins at 10 a.m. in the Niemeyer Center, room 119. The opening celebration runs in conjunction with the gallery exhibit titled “The Peace Corps: 50 Years of Service.” International Celebration activities continue April 28 through May 1, with music, dance, art and cultural displays. Most events take place in the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-594-3403 or 503-594-3245.

May 1 & 2

President’s Community Forums: Oregon City Campus

President Joanne Truesdell is hosting six community forums in May to discuss a proposed college bond measure. Two forums are scheduled at each of CCC’s three campuses. Community forums are scheduled for the Oregon City campus, at 19600 Molalla Avenue, on Thursday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 2, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact PIO Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Chrysalis: Women Writers

Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through discussions of their work. Chrysalis meets from noon to 2 p.m. in the Literary Arts Center, room 220, in Rook Hall. For information, call 503-594-3254.

May 3

Lights! Camera! MOCAP! An evening showcasing film and media in Clackamas County

This event, hosted by the Foundation, celebrates the rollout of the new design and renewed vision of the Clackamas Community College cable channel. Event begins at 6 p.m. in the Gregory Forum at the Oregon City campus and includes a demonstration of the Digital Media Communication program’s motion capture system. There is no cost to attend.

May 4

CRT Play Reading Series: “Don’t Go Gentle”

Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s play-reading series, Sundays At Three, concludes on May 4 with “Don’t Go Gentle” by Stephen Belber, directed by Annie Rimmer. Show begins at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre at CCC’s Oregon City campus. Tickets are $10 and available online at or at the box office in the Niemeyer Center. For more information call 503-594-6047.

May 7
‘Water Wednesday’ Spring CCC Community Fair

Community members and groups, college staff, student clubs and vendors will share information and products during the spring CCC Community Fair. The theme is “Water Wednesday.” Event is Wednesday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information call 503-594-3040.

May 15 & 16

President’s Community Forums: Harmony Community Campus

President Joanne Truesdell is hosting six community forums in May to discuss a proposed college bond measure. Two forums are scheduled at each of CCC’s three campuses. Community forums are scheduled for the Harmony Community Campus, at 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, on Thursday, May 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact PIO Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162

May 22 & 23
President’s Community Forums: Wilsonville Campus

CCC President Joanne Truesdell is hosting six community forums in May to discuss a proposed college bond measure. Two forums are scheduled at each of CCC’s three campuses. Community forums are scheduled for the Wilsonville campus, at 29353 Town Center Loop E., on Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact PIO Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162

May 22 – June 1

CCC Spring Term Theater Production

Show title to be announced. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre, Niemeyer Center. To purchase tickets online, visit or call Kelly at 503-594-3153.

May 29

Behind the Scenes Tour of Spring Term Mainstage Production

Walk the catwalks, take a behind the scenes tour and discover the “magic” of CCC’s spring theater production. Tour is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. No cost to attend. RSVP is required; call Kelly at 503-594-3153.

May 27-29

Spring Term Student Performance Showcase

Enjoy student directed one-act plays, stand-up comedy and comedy improv. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. with an additional performance on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. No cost to attend. For information call Kelly White at 503-594-3153 or visit

May 26

Memorial Day Holiday

The college will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

May 30

English Department’s Mark Twain Fundraising Dinner

The English Department is holding its annual fundraising dinner on Friday, May 30, in the Gregory Forum at the college’s Oregon City campus, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for students and $50 for others. Donations accepted.  For more information, contact Taylor Donnelly at or 503-594-6159 or Sue Mach at or 503-594-3262.

May 31

Compose Writing Workshop at CCC

The Compose Creative Writing Conference takes place at the college’s Oregon City Campus in Roger Rook Hall on May 31. Workshops include fiction, poetry, playwriting, memoir, comics, songwriting, creative nonfiction, digital storytelling, grammar and publishing. The cost is $10 for CCC students and $15 for the general public. Lunch will be available for an additional $10.  CCC students can register online through Eventbrite beginning April 21.  Registration will be open to the general public on May 1. For more information contact Ryan Davis: at or 503-594- 3258, or Sue Mach at or 503-594-3262.