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Some of the goings-on at the campus affect the community as a whole, or community members can participate in some of the events.
Before I go any further I would like to take this time to introduce and tell you a little about myself and just what it is that I do at CRDN.
My name is Steven Bevier and first and foremost I am a full-time student. I am also one of two Associated Students of College of the Redwoods student senators who represent CRDN. The Student Senate oversees all three major campuses, the main campus in Eureka and another branch campus in Mendocino being the other two.
The ASCR is responsible for many things but among them is providing a student voice on campus policies, facilitating student events, and helping students become involved in and setting up student-run clubs.
I am also the current president of the CRDN Literary Club which seeks to promote reading and writing among our fellow students and the community as a whole. The Literary Club provides at least two scholarships a year for creative writing as well as producing and editing “The Kerf,” which is a yearly magazine that has national distribution.
To pay for these the Literary Club has two used book sales per semester which are open to students as well as the general public.
I am also an active member of the Associated Student Body (ASB) which is CRDN’s own student government.
Now that I have introduced myself and told you a little about two of the clubs on campus I would like to take time to introduce some of the other clubs on campus and how they interact with the students and sometimes the wider community.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized internationally as the official honor society for two-year colleges and maintains a chapter at CR Del Norte. With a requirement of a 3.5 GPA, membership can sometimes be low, but there are always members in the CRDN chapter.
PTK “promotes scholarship, leadership, fellowship and community service” among its members. PTK’s primary fundraising venture is through sales of CR and CRDN logoed T-shirts and sweatshirts which are sold at CRDN’s library and can be purchased by all members of the community.
The Community Enrichment Club (CEC) was started in the summer of 2010 by students who had taken a sociology class from Prof. Philip Mancus that focused on social problems in the United States. Some of the students of the class felt the call to do something so they formed a club to see what they could accomplish.
Since its inception the CEC has taken part in beach clean-ups, at one time cleaned up the nature trail that runs along the rear of the college, and has hosted several movie nights that are open to the public for no charge. The movies are educational in purpose and have featured a discussion period at the end of the showing. Refreshments are usually provided.
The CEC is also working in conjunction with Del Norte High School to try to start a community garden at CRDN.
The Natural Resources Club (NRC) is getting restarted after being on hiatus for a number of years and provides students with hands-on experience in the natural resources area.
Well there you have it. These clubs are just part of what goes on at CR Del Norte. Our students are proud to call Crescent City and Del Norte County home and hope to foster more interaction between the campus and the community that we reside in.