COCC e-News April 2017

COCC Student e-Newsletter
APRIL 2017
Volume 14, Issue 4

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SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: APRIL 24-28

Your voice is important! You can improve opportunities for student learning through the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), April 24-28. Students in randomly selected classes (and many other community colleges across the nation) will have the chance to share input on how students spend their time, the nature and quality of students' interactions with faculty members and peers, and what students have gained from their classes and other aspects of their college experience.

If you're in a class that's selected to participate in the survey, COCC encourages you to respond candidly. Responses will remain confidential, but the results of this national survey will be important in examining educational practices and identifying ways to improve programs and services for students. Questions? Contact Brynn Pierce in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.


HEY BOBCATS! And...just like that, the snow's gone and the green goes wild. Welcome to Spring term! Find your vital dates and details in April's e-News below.


GET YOUR JUMP START ON: APRIL 3-7

Tasty, free & fun ways to get acquainted with COCC

Mon: FREE Dutch Bros., 9-11 a.m., Boyle Education Center or Quad (outside Modoc, Jeff, & Deschutes)
Tues: FREE Cuppa Yo & College Resource Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
Wed: FREE Longboard Louie's and Club Info Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
Thurs: Student-Staff Volleyball, 7:30-9 p.m., Mazama Gym, FREE snacks and a DJ sending the vibe.
Fri: Family Fun Night at Lava Lanes with FREE pizza and kids-free bowling, 6-8 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Tuition payment deadline - April 14 (by 5 p.m.)
Drop a full-term class for refund - April 14 (by 5 p.m.; instructor's signature not required)
Find answers to payment options here.


GRADUATING IN JUNE?
Congratulations! The Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m., at Mazama Field. Invitations go out this month; if you would like your name printed in the program and local newspapers, the RSVP must be submitted by May 19. Find complete details here.


FINANCIAL AID

The 2017-18 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. *Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum amount of aid available. Need assistance? Attend a workshop.


FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The College's Foundation offers more than 350 awards totaling more than $1.5 million for local students. Application is available through your Bobcat Web account. Deadline is July 15 by 5 p.m.


AROUND CAMPUS


HOUSING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-18 OPEN APRIL 1

Ready for a roommate upgrade? Check out Wickiup Hall, an exciting place to call home! But act fast as occupancy was full last year! Apply today.

COMPUTERS 'N CAFFEINE
Get a FREE cuppa Keurig on Coffee Break Wednesdays at the Pioneer Computer Lab.

KEEPIN' I.T. SAVVY
Need some safety consult on protecting access to your laptop or handheld? IT has security resources geared towards all levels of ability. Contact: Wesley Dymond.

LAUNCH YOUR HEALTHCARE CAREER
Discover the details of nursing school and check out this rewarding career at one of three upcoming info sessions held on April 5, 12 & 21. Make a difference with an Allied Health career choice! Whether it's as a vet tech, dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, or pharmacy tech, learn of your options at an April 11 info session.

EXTRA INNINGS LUNCHEON
Interested in becoming a student leader next year? Join us for the Student Leadership Initiative's Extra Innings Luncheon! This FREE lunch provided by Pilot Butte Drive-In offers a unique opportunity to meet with current student leaders and learn how you can step up to the plate as a student leader next year! Luncheon Registration.

EVENTS

MATH GAMES MULTIPLY THE FUN
Watch as high school students fire up their calculators and clear their minds during the math department's annual High School Math Competition, a game-filled day that roves the Bend campus, Thursday, April 13, beginning at 9 a.m. Contact Renee Brazeau-Asher for info.

FIESTA CELEBRACIN

Traditional food, music and photo-booth fun spell "Fiesta Celebracin." The event is Friday, April 14, from 6-9 p.m., at the Coats Campus Center with donated proceeds to benefit Latino student scholarships. A suggested $10 donation covers the event.

FARM & FOOD SPRING FAIRE
Learn about local farms, fresh food resources and how to get your hands dirty at the Farm & Food Spring Faire, Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Coats Campus Center. More than a dozen area farmers and ranchers will be on hand to sell early crops, sign you up for a CSA, and share volunteer farming opportunities.

"A BITTERSWEET HARVEST"
"A Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program in the Pacific Northwest," will be held Monday, April 24, 6 p.m., at the High Desert Museum, presented by Mario Sifuentez, PhD. The Bracero Program was a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico to import guest workers to alleviate labor shortages in agriculture during World War II. Students free with ID.

WARM SPRINGS 101
Get to know Warm Springs with a "Know Your Neighbor: Warm Springs 101" presentation on Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m., at Bend's Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho. Contact: Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782.

DRAWING FROM AMBIGUITY
See the works of Portland artist Mandee Schroer, April 6-28, at the Pinckney Gallery, plus a reception and talk on April 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


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