What’s Up at Corban this Week?!

Student Volunteer Clients Needed!

The Master of Counseling program is in need of some student  volunteer clients. The student counselors are learning beginning skills and they need to practice.
What we need from you is a willingness to come in and talk about yourself for 45 to 50 minutes. The session will be taped so that we can give the students feedback on their skill development.
These students aren’t qualified to handle serious mental health issues at this time. If you have a more serious issue going on please contact Pam Standridge, pstandridge@corban.edu, at the campus counseling center.
If you are interested, please email me at maguilera@corban.edu and let me know a time that would work and whether you would prefer a male or female counselor. Student counselors are available Monday-Saturday at various times including mornings and between 3 & 7 p.m.


Portals Writing Academy

Gearing up for the Portals Young Adult Writing Academy, June 17-19
It’s hard to believe the “new, improved” Portals Academy is only two and a half months away.
Two small, timely and important requests:

1. Would you please share www.corban.edu/portals with your family and friends via Facebook?

2. Would you please pray for Gina Ochsner as she speaks in Salem area high schools throughout the month of April?  Friday, April 4 at Western Mennonite High School, Heather Hergert’s English classes, 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. and Monday, April 7 at McNary High School, Linda Olson’s English classes, 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.


Need a New Resume’ ? Check this out!

Looking for volunteers who would like to test an new on-line Visual Resume’. It is called Basanty and it allows you to build a professional looking on-line site to send prospective employers to that could include artwork, audio, video work that you have done or put together for your career search. Contact Don Sparks, Director of Student Success if interested. dsparks@corban.edu


From the Registrar

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: FINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS DUE APRIL 1st:  Graduating Seniors, if you have taken classes from another college or university all official transcripts from other institutions must be received in the Registrar’s Office by tomorrow, April 1st. All REACH requirements must be completed by April 1st of the senior year.

REGISTRATION DATES FALL SEMESTER 2014 CLASSES:  We will continue self-registration for classes. Please set up an advising appointment with your advisor before you register for your fall semester classes.
    Juniors to be seniors/seniors: Monday, April 7th
    Sophomores to be juniors: Monday, April 14th
    Freshmen to be sophomores; Monday, April, 21st

GRADUATION APPLICATIONS 2015:  If you are planning on graduating in December 2014 or May 2015, stop by the Registrar’s office to pick up your graduation application. Applications are due back in the Registrar’s Office by Friday, April 18th.

•    BIBI432GJ: NT Book Study, The Gospel of John w/Dr. Gary Derickson, 3 credits, June 16 – July 25.  Tuition: $1005, plus a $40 technology fee. Registration for the class will begin April 1st. The class must be paid for at the time that you register. Registration forms will be available in the Registrar’s Office.



Housing Preference Survey

Housing Preference Survey closes this week. The Housing Preference Survey is required for everyone on campus and will be your opportunity to express your housing requests for the Fall 2014. The survey will take 30 seconds to 2 minute. Off campus students are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. The Housing Preference survey will close March 31st. (That’s today folks!)
If you are a student who has not completed the survey, please click here:

Housing Deposit for Fall 2014

Housing Deposits are due May 1st. Roommates pairs with earlier deposits receive room placement priority. You may pay online by clicking here or stop by the business office.

Off Campus Housing Form

All students who expect to live off campus for the Fall 2014 are required to submit the Off Campus Housing Request Form. This form is available here or at the Student Life Offices. Forms can be submitted to the Student Life Office or emailed to housing@corban.edu.

Summer Housing

Limited space will be available to live in the townhouses in the summer. Priority will be given to students working on campus full time over the summer. Costs are shown on the application. Applications will be available March 31st and will close April 11th.


2nd Annual Science Symposium

The Second Annual Corban Science Symposium will be held Thursday April 10th in the Psalm Center from 9 am to 4 pm.  All Corban students, staff and faculty are invited to attend or just stop in for a short while and see the presentations of our students’ research projects. Eighteen Health Science and Exercise Science students will be presenting throughout the day in the Psalm Center in both poster and oral format. Please stop in to find out more about student learning through research.



Come this Friday night, April 4, to see the halls of Balyo Battle like never before!
Event begins at 7:00pm in the C.E Jeffers Sports Center.
Wear the color of the hall you would like to cheer for: the stands will be ready, and the competition will be intense!
See you there!


Free Portrait Photo Workshop

Sunday April 13 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Do you want to learn how to take better portraits with any camera? On Sunday April 20 Corban Photographer Sheldon Traver will hold a free hands-on workshop on campus between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to use natural light, posing basics and how to take better photos of individuals and small groups.
Bring your camera and a notepad and be ready to take some great photos. The class is limited to eight people so please email straver@corban.edu ASAP if you would like to attend.


J. White, Kick Off Concert

This amazing event is sponsored by Student Life & SALT.

When: This Thursday, April 3rd, 7:30-10:00p.m.

Where: at the Psalm Center.

Cost: FREE!

Need more info?  Contact Justin at justinwhite@corban.edu – Guest Performances by Caleb Ray & Emily Teterud.


Love to write? Need a Scholarship…..read this…..

Do you love to write?  Take photos? Are you a natural leader?  If so, then consider applying to be on the Corban journalism staff!  The Hilltop newspaper, Hilltop Online, yearbook, and photo editor jobs are yearlong commitments. Each comes with a $1,000-per-semester scholarship. Assistant editorships come with a $500-per-semester scholarship.  All editors and asst. editors must be enrolled in the class Journalism Workshop, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:15 p.m. and they must attend a journalism “bootcamp” held on a weekend during the fall and spring semesters.  If this sounds like something you would be passionate about, you may pick up an application at Student Life starting Monday, March 31st.  All applications are due to the Faculty Office by Friday, April 11th.

Please contact journalism adviser Amy Elker at aelker@corban.edu or 503-551-5539 or yearbook adviser Ellen Kersey at ekersey@corban.edu or 503-559-9233 if you have questions or would like more information.