To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this
newsletter every month.
Schedule of Classes
The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2018, and June
30, 2019. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may apply for the ORSAA. A completed ORSAA is required for students who may be eligible for the Oregon Opportunity
Grant, Oregon Promise, OSAC scholarships and the COCC Foundation scholarship. Attend
a FAFSA/ORSAA workshop for help.
COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation offers nearly 400 awards each year totaling $1.5 million. A little
application time can go a long way. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application is available through your Bobcat Web Account.
SUMMER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Summer term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to
those students completing and submitting their requirements by June 1.
In this era of casual selfies, it's refreshing to see a photo op that unfolds over
10 days. That's what happened last April when astronomers in eight locations around
the globe set out to capture the ultimate in incriminating photos: visual evidence
of a black hole. Years of coordination and collaboration—and a 10-day window chosen
for prime sky conditions—led to the electronic link-up of observatories from Hawaii
to Antarctica. And while the data is still being crunched, results are expected sometime
soon. Sadly, Stephen Hawking, who passed away last month and whose work attempted
to unravel the deepest secrets of black holes, didn't live to see the day. But his
impact, a legacy of unwavering inquiry and inspiring focus, taking the cosmos (and
humanity) to new heights, will no doubt outshine the substance of any photograph.
Rousing stuff as we launch into Spring term. Keep on scrolling, 'cats!
JUMP START: APRIL 3-5
Start your Spring term right with Jump Start's FREE food and activities!
Tuesday: FREE movie with popcorn and drinks, "Guardians of the Galaxy," 6 p.m., Mazama
Field or Hitchcock Auditorium (weather depending).
Wednesday: FREE Lunch and Club Info Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wickiup Hall patio.
Philly cheesesteak lunch by Bruneau's South Philly Cuisine.
Thursday: '80s-themed Student-Staff Volleyball Showdown, 7 p.m., Mazama Gym, FREE
Monday: Tate & Tate Catering Coffee and Pastries
Tuesday: Tate & Tate Catering Coffee and Pastries
Monday: AK's Tea Room Coffee and Pastries
Tuesday: AK's Tea Room Coffee and Pastries
Monday: Dancing Beans Coffee and Pastries
Tuesday: Dancing Beans Coffee and Pastries
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
TUITION PAYMENT/REFUND DEADLINE: APRIL 13
Tuition is due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 13; avoid long lines and pay online. The
deadline to drop a full-term class and receive a refund is the same date/time. You
may drop a class using your COCC Bobcat Web account, in person at the Enrollment Services
office at any COCC campus, or by calling the Enrollment Services office at 541-383-7500.
An instructor's signature is not required to drop a full-term class by this deadline.
See the schedule for short-term class drop deadlines.
Did you know you can select how you receive your COCC refunds? Direct deposit and
pre-paid Discover debit card options available. Visit the student refunds page.
CAP & GOWN TIME?
Congratulations! The Commencement Ceremony is at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at Mazama
Field. Invitations go out this month; if you would like your name printed in the program
and local newspapers, your RSVP must be submitted by May 20. Visit the Commencement page for details. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAP Services, WITH NEW NAME, RELOCATING
CAP Services (formerly known as CAP Services) is moving to the second floor of the
newly remodeled Cascades Hall. Offices will be closed April 16-17 and reopen in the
new space on April 18. CAP Services offers career services, academic advising, personal
counseling and placement testing. Note: the Tutoring and Testing dept. will remain
in the lower level of the Barber Library.
CASCADES HALL UPDATE
In addition to CAP Services, Cascades Hall will be home to the Emergency Medical Services
and Forestry programs later this year. Additionally, transfer advisors from several
universities will be moving into that space during the course of Spring term: Eastern
Oregon University, OSU-Cascades and Portland State University. Visit the transfer information page.
TEACHING AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE BY APRIL 3
It's time to recognize your part-time or adjunct instructor's enthusiasm, innovation
and passion for teaching! Send your nomination by April 3 to Eric Weller. Click for
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
Become a student government leader! Get involved! Make a difference! And get paid
to do it all. Applications for elected positions are available April 6 and due April
27. Find out more about ASCOCC positions and pay.
AN IDEAL ADDRESS
Join the Wickiup Hall lifestyle! The residence hall is filling fast, so act now. Room
and board rates for 2018-19 start at $3,590 per term. Learn more or apply for residence hall living. (Returning residents fill out a different application beginning April 9.)
ONE NUMBER TO RING THEM ALL
What's one of the first challenges every new student faces? Learning how to login
to various student accounts. Admissions and Records, ITS and eLearning are working
together to improve the student experience by joining under ONE phone number that
will route to different technical services. Call 541-383-7716 to get the help you
COMPUTER LAB SERVICES
Computer lab attendants can assist with your account-related services, including Bobcat
Web, email/network and Blackboard accounts. Stop by a computer lab to get FREE Office
2016 (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Skype and OneNote).
GRAPPLING WITH NUMBERS?
The Math Tutoring Lab is located on the upper campus in the Grandview Building, Rooms
234 and 235, adjacent to the math instructors' offices. This is a resource for all
levels, and offered in addition to the math tutoring in the library's tutoring center. Click
for Math Tutoring Lab hours.
EXPLORING HEALTH CAREERS
Learn about the Allied Health programs at COCC and discover the rewards of being
a dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech or pharmacy tech
at an April 12 Allied Health info session in Bend.
MATH CONTEST EQUATES FUN
Ready, set, calculate! Some 150 high school students will be at the Bend campus for
the 40th annual High School Math Contest beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 12. Find out
where to spectate or how to volunteer for the Math Contest.
FARM & FOOD FAIRE
Learn about local farms, fresh food resources and how to get your hands dirty at
the Farm & Food Spring Faire, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the 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.
Join the Latino Fiesta for food and fun from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the
Coats Campus Center. The event features Mexican food, music, folklórico dancing, games,
crafts and more. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for Latino program students;
suggested donation is $10.
From Aztec-inspired poetry with pre-Columbian music to the readings of an award-winning
poet from the Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, COCC is celebrating National Poetry Month with a stellar lineup! Share your own work during the Student Poetry Jam from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April
19, in the Wickiup Hall kitchen area.
FINDING INSPIRATION IN CAST-OFF ITEMS
Mixed-media artist Lloyd McMullen will exhibit new work at the Pinckney Gallery April
5-28. There will be an opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, to include
an artist talk at 5 p.m. McMullen creates two- and three-dimensional "constructions"
that integrate cast-off items.
EXHIBIT MERGES TOPOGRAPHY, RAW DATA
The Barber Library gallery is exhibiting Kiel Fletcher's "Panopticon," a collection
of landscape photos generated by using data-shaped topography, March 3 through April
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