Editor's note: CRDN Report will appear every four weeks.
Welcome to the inaugural column of the CRDN Report. This column will help let readers know what is going on at the College of The Redwoodsandndash;Del Norte campus.
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
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
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.
Reach Steven Bevier at email@example.com .