COCC e-News April 2019

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APRIL 2019 Volume 16, Issue 4

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HEY BOBCATS!

"Could you bring me a smudge of camas blue, / and the whisper whistle of that one pine / at the edge of the meadow at dusk, when day / gives a lost, last breath?" Yes, it's National Poetry Month, and the verse here comes from a poem titled, "Do You Need Anything from the Mountain?" by Kim Stafford, Oregon's Poet Laureate. He'll be reading at the Madras (April 10) and Redmond (April 11) campuses as part of the Barber Library's Poetry Month lineup. This year's readings, workshops, events and even an open mic are exploring a theme of family and place. "I remember family camping trips to Cove Palisades Park, to Warm Springs, to Fort Rock, to the Metolius River," Stafford wrote to this newsletter editor, "and in each place, as a family, we experienced the magic of a special place. Poetry comes from those encounters." Join the magic, 'cats.

JUMP START: APRIL 1-5
FREE food and fun activities to start your Spring term:

BEND
Mon.: 8 a.m., Dutch Bros. Coffee in the Quad (between Modoc, Jefferson & Des Chutes buildings) and in the Wickiup Residence Hall lobby.
Wed.: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Club and Campus Resource Fair at Wickiup Residence Hall, with lunch from Dump City Dumplings.
Thurs.: 7 p.m., 3rd annual Students vs. Staff Volleyball Showdown, Mazama Gym, with popcorn, pizza, candy and drinks. Giveaways all night and a DJ spinning tunes.
Fri.: at sundown, a screening of "Aquaman" at Mazama Field or Hitchcock Auditorium (weather depending), popcorn, pizza and drinks. Bring a blanket and dress warmly.

REDMOND
Mon./Tues.: 8:30 a.m., caffeine and pastries from Tate and Tate Catering (Building 3 lobby on Mon. and Building 1 lobby on Tues.)
Wed.: 11:30 a.m., free lunch from Tres Hermanos! in Building 3 lobby.

MADRAS (IN LOBBY)
Mon./Tues.: 8:30 a.m., caffeine and pastries from Dancing Bean Coffee.
Wed.: 11:30 a.m., Abby's Pizza.

PRINEVILLE (IN LOBBY)
Mon.: 8:30 a.m., coffee and donuts.
Tues.: 8:30 a.m., coffee and waffle bar.
Wed.: 11:30 a.m., sandwich bar.
Thurs.: 8:30 a.m., coffee and snacks.

IMPORTANT DATES
April 1: Spring term classes begin.

April 12, 5 p.m.: Tuition due and end-of-refund period. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines. Policy for payment deadlines and refunds. Listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.

April 15: Late charges applied for unpaid Spring term tuition. Late registration fees begin.

FINANCIAL AID
The 2019-20 FAFSA and ORSAA are available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum aid. 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 workshop for help.

COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation offers nearly 400 awards totaling $1.6 million. See the Foundation Scholarship application.

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.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers with a one-hour info session. Nursing has three this month: April 12 (Bend), April 16 (Redmond) and April 26 (Bend). Find out more about the dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech and pharmacy tech programs at an April 18 info session in Redmond.

MAKE A MATH ADJUSTMENT
An "Adjust My Placement" math class option for Spring term is being offered as a one-credit class (taken pass/no-pass) to refresh and review math skills. The purpose is for students to achieve success in a higher-level course than they originally placed—and to save time and money. Classes start April 8 and last seven weeks (14 classes in all). Contact Kathy Smith for more info at kmsmith@cocc.edu or 541-383-7418.

WORKSHOP EXPLORES ELEMENTS OF AN EQUITY LIBRARY
The Children's Literature Equity and Resource Center (CLERC) in the Barber Library is hosting a free equity library workshop for the local early childhood education community from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in Barber's CLERC reading room. Educator participants will discuss books through an equity lens and learn how to start an equity library in their own classroom or learning facility.

AROUND CAMPUS

REDMOND'S WIN-IT WEDNESDAYS
Come by the RTEC Computer Lab on Wednesdays and spin the wheel for Computer Lab swag.

SAFE ZONE TRAINING: APRIL 19
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers Safe Zone Training workshops to create a safer, more respectful environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. Those who participate in the six-hour training receive a Safe Zone placard or button to display on their backpacks or doors. The next Safe Zone Training for students is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19 (location TBD). Breakfast and lunch provided. Register by contacting Terri Botts: tbotts@cocc.edu.

MATH CONTEST GOES TO THE BIG TOP
The annual High School Math Contest—where some 150 regional mathletes converge to compete in a series of events—will feel like a bit of a circus act this year when it comes to the Bend campus, held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, thanks to this year's playful theme. Check it out and support the competitors.

EVENTS

R. CARLOS NAKAI AND WILL CLIPMAN TO PERFORM
Grammy-nominated artists R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman will perform an evening of Native American flute and percussion music at Wille Hall from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. This event is free.

VISITING SCHOLAR WILL OFFER SUPREME COURT INSIGHT, ANALYSIS
The U.S. Supreme Court has the power to sidestep public opinion, upend federal legislation, constrain state governance and even bring down the president—wielding a force that's a far cry from its original intended design. Alison Gash, Ph.D., a University of Oregon political science associate professor, will discuss the Supreme Court's history and present-day capacity during "The Supreme Court: What's Next and Why it Matters," at the Coats Campus Center, from 6:30-8 p.m., on Wednesday, April 24. Free student tickets available at the Coats info desk.

EARLY EDUCATOR CONFERENCE
"Growing Resilient Communities" is the theme of the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children's (OAEYC) regional Early Learning Conference from April 26-27, at the Bend campus. The conference runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. For registration and information, visit earlylearning.co.

ARTS

AN (ABRIDGED) AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA
OperaBend will be offering a free shortened presentation of its upcoming production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," conducted by Michael Gesme, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Pinckney Center for the Arts. Bring your student ID for free admission. Visit OperaBend for information and tickets to the full-length performance.

"ROCKET MEN" AN INSPIRATION BOOSTER
The Barber Library Rotunda Gallery is exhibiting COCC student artwork inspired by the book "Rocket Men" by Robert Kurson (a Deschutes Public Library Annual Novel Idea book selection) from April 4 to May 2; a reception, with refreshments and music, will touch down from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.


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