COCC e-News December 2017

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DECEMBER 2017 Volume 14, Issue 12

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Students are encouraged to resolve the issue with the appropriate faculty or staff member. For academic concerns, this should begin with the instructor. If the student is not comfortable discussing directly with the instructor, the student may initiate the concern with the appropriate department chair. If the instructor is the current department chair, the student may initiate the concern with the appropriate instructional dean. For non-academic concerns, the student should bring the issue to the director of Student Life for assistance in identifying the appropriate contact. For assistance in identifying the appropriate faculty or staff member, contact the Office of Student Life, 541-383-7590.


Take the computer labs short survey (runs through Jan. 19) and be sure to include your email to be entered into a coffee shop gift card drawing.


With finals week looming up, keep calm and study on. As Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once put it, "A mind stretched by new ideas may never return to its original dimensions." Stretch on, ‘cats. And be sure to utilize the stress-free offerings at all four campuses (listed below) to help get you through. Scroll on for the need-to-know.


Mon: Chair massage, 12-3 p.m., Coats Campus Center 
Tues: Curb-B-Q lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Coats Campus Center
Wed: Doughnuts and coffee, 7:30 a.m., Coats Campus Center and Pet-a-Pup Therapy, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Barber Library
Thurs: Arts and Crafts, Wille Hall, 11 a.m.-noon, and Dodgeball Tournament, 7 p.m., Mazama Gym 
Fri: Bowling night at Lava Lanes, 7 p.m.  
All week: Print up to five pages at Bend campus computer labs, and a.m. coffee at Boyle

Mon: Doughnuts and coffee, 8 a.m.
Tues: Meal vouchers at Bldg. 3
Wed: Lunch with Tres Hermanos, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thurs: Chair massage, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mon: Pizza lunch, noon
Tues: Bowling night, 7:30 p.m., Madras Bowl & Pizza
Wed: ASCOCC BBQ, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free coffee all week

Tues: Sandwich lunch by Ochoco, 11:30 a.m.
Wed: Doughnuts and coffee, 8:30 a.m.
Thurs: ASCOCC BBQ, 11:30 a.m.


Dec. 17: Fall term ends
Dec. 21: Fall term grades posted online
Dec. 25-Dec. 29: COCC closed for Winter Break

For transcripts to be mailed before Winter Break, request forms must be received no later than 5 p.m., Dec. 21. COCC does not process transcript requests during the first week of the term (Jan. 8-12).


The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum aid. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may apply for the ORSAA; find the application at 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.

The Foundation offers nearly 400 awards totaling $1.5 million. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application will be available beginning December 15 through your Bobcat Web Account.

More than 500 scholarships are available through the Office of Student Access and Completion. Search the OSAC Catalog or apply now! The application deadline is March 1.

Join us on Jan. 25 in the Coats Campus Center to get tips and information about applying for scholarships. There will be great workshops available throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m..


Love animals? Discover if becoming a veterinary technician is a career fit for you. Attend the next Vet Tech info session, Saturday, Dec. 2, in Redmond.

Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the nursing program’s two upcoming info sessions: Dec. 6 and Dec. 15 in Bend.

Make a difference with an Allied Health career. Opportunities include dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech or pharmacy tech. Learn about these programs at a Dec 6. info session in Redmond.


The COCC Jewish Students Club is hosting a Hanukkah Party, 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Wickiup Residence Hall (lower-level kitchen area).  All are welcome. Latkes and doughnuts from Bend’s Kosher Caterer, coffee, dreidel games, music and more. A great study break!

Study snackage! The Coats Cafeteria will be having a build-your-own-pizza dinner from 5-7:45 p.m., Dec. 6; door price is $10.25, then $5 for the specialty station. They will also have a "Wicked Wings " station on Dec. 12 at dinner with nine wings and fries, choice of three sauces; door price is $10.25, then $5 for the specialty station.

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