Author: Ron

Wynema: A Child of the Forest

Young, idealistic Genevieve Weir arrives in Indian Territory on a mission to bring “civilization” to the Muscogee people. There she meets Wynema, a young Muscogee girl who shares the traditions and beliefs of her tribe. Together, these young women come of age during a time in American history marred by racism, sexism, and brutality toward

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America Awakened: The Anti-Lynching Crusade of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

A classic of investigative journalism, the pamphlets of Ida B. Wells-Barnett shine a light on the evils of racism in the United States. With a contextual introduction and useful footnotes, this book gives students an opportunity to analyze and interpret primary texts. The book includes the full text of Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its

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Summer 2020 Textbook Development Grants

Stipend: $1,000 Deadline: May 15, 2020 Application: https://bit.ly/textbook-grant2020 ***Internal opportunity for Chemeketa Community College faculty only*** Chemeketa Press invites Chemeketa Community College (CCC) faculty to apply for a textbook development grant for summer term 2020. Grant recipients will form an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty working on textbook projects. With weekly guidance from a Chemeketa Press

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The 50/50 Project

Fifty years of Chemeketa history told in fifty words. Chemeketa Press and the Courier invite you to join the 50/50 Project in honor of Chemeketa Community College’s 50th anniversary. We want your creative, unique, inspiring, amusing, or thought-provoking anecdotes about what Chemeketa means (or meant) to you! But, there’s a catch… each entry MUST be

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2019 Proposal Guidelines for Faculty Authors and Author Teams

Chemeketa Press is piloting a submissions system for new projects to make the proposal process accessible and convenient for all faculty. All books published by Chemeketa Press are approved by the Press’s Editorial Board, field tested in the classroom, and peer reviewed. The Editorial Board will evaluate all submissions and respond within 2–3 weeks of

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OPB Radio story features Chemeketa Press

Oregon Public Broadcasting featured Chemeketa Press in a September episode of Think Out Loud. Managing editor Brian Mosher spoke with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller about how faculty struggle to write a textbook while teaching a full load of classes, as well as our strategy for helping faculty overcome that struggle. Plus his voice

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My First Summer in the Sierra

John Muir (1838–1914) offers an ecstatic personal narrative in this American Voices Collection reprint. To read his story is to share in “a glorious botanical and geological excursion” that blazed the trail for the modern-day environmental movement. An introduction by professor Kevin Dye provides readers a clear-eyed view of Muir’s legacy.

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Field-Testing Chemeketa Press Books

At Chemeketa Press, it’s all about the students. We want to improve their experience with affordable textbooks, of course. The more important goal, however, is making sure our books are effective. We want to produce books that students learn from and enjoy. To make sure our books are doing that, we’re piloting a new field-testing

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Chemeketa Press Summer 2019 Textbook Development Grants

Stipend: $1000 Deadline: May 28, 2019 The application is now closed. ***Internal opportunity for Chemeketa Community College faculty only*** Are You Ready to Write a Textbook? A quiz for busy faculty members Are you tired of expensive, bloated textbooks that only partially meet your students’ needs? Do your students complain about the cost, content, or

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Chemeketa Press American Voices Collection Guest Editor, 2019–2020

Applications are now closed, thank you for your interest in this project. ***Internal opportunity for Chemeketa Community College faculty only*** Chemeketa Press seeks proposals for a book-length text for use in a CCC course that is in the public domain (published prior to January 1, 1924). The American Voices Collection reprints books that offer students

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A New Model for Textbook Publishing

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