To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this
newsletter every month.
Schedule of Classes
NEW APP FOR BOBCATS
Download this free, newly available app to view your course schedule and grades, get
directions around campus, keep up-to-date on Bobcat headlines and upcoming events,
and easily access college e-mail and Bobcat Web. The COCC Mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices.
They say no two snowflakes are alike. In a lab, researchers have been able to replicate
"stellar dendrites"—the name for those classic, six-pronged flakes. But natural-born
stellar dendrites, on their journey down through the atmosphere, are all affected
by atmospheric conditions just a little differently. The final "product" varies for
each one. In fact, one scientific team came up with a figure for potential shapes
that boggles the brain: 10 raised to the 10 raised to the 13 power; or, a one trailed
by 10 trillion zeroes. They concluded no flake could be another's twin. It all starts
when snow crystals (which comprise snowflakes) develop from water vapor molecules
condensing on the surface of something as miniscule as a dust particle (not to be
confused with water that freezes in the atmosphere, known as sleet). And, after an
epic freefall descent, each one arrives as its own individual self. It's kind of a
STRESS-FREE FINALS: Dec. 10-14, all campuses
Take a break from studying for finals and stay on campus to relieve stress. This
year's offerings include chair massages, therapy dogs, free coffee, food and snacks.
Plus, the library will be having extended hours. Stay tuned for details and check
your campus bulletin boards for schedules.
Dec. 10-14: Finals week
Dec. 16: Fall term ends
Dec. 20: Grades posted online
Dec. 24-28: Winter Break, College closed
Jan. 1: New Year's Day, College closed
For transcripts to be mailed before Winter Break, request forms must be received
no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 20. Transcript requests are not processed during the
first week of the term, Jan. 7-11.
The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at www.fafsa.gov 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 www.oregonstudentaid.gov. 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 totaling $1.5 million. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application will be available beginning December 15 through your Bobcat Web Account.
OSAC SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE
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.
MAKE A MATH ADJUSTMENT
An “Adjust My Placement” math class option for winter 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. Classes start
Jan. 14. Contact Kathy Smith for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-383-7418.
Find out more about the rewarding world of nursing at a program info session: Dec. 3 (Redmond) and Dec. 5 (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.
LEARNING FROM THE COMPUTER LAB
COCC's computer labs have Microsoft help documents to assist you with being a successful
student. Take a look at the available resources.
OPEN HOUSE AT CASCADES HALL
Join the grand reopening event for the recently remodeled Cascades Hall building—formerly
home to OSU-Cascades—from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, with live music, food
from COCC's culinary department, and a host of program tours and presentations. The
building is home to the offices of the college's university partners—Eastern Oregon
University, OSU-Cascades and Portland State University—as well as forestry, paramedicine
and CAP services.
WICKIUP WINTER TERM DEADLINE
Give your winter commute the boot—find a happy home at Wickiup Hall! Act fast: the
housing application deadline is Dec. 7. Apply today.
The Student Showcase, held from 4-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Modoc Hall, is
an opportunity to celebrate all things about learning at COCC. Join fellow students
with free food, drinks and music, and learn about clubs, programs and departments.
STUDY IN BARCELONA
Learn about an amazing opportunity to experience Barcelona for fall term in 2019.
An information session will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Modoc 201.
POTTERY FOR THE PEOPLE
The 15th annual COCC Holiday Pottery Sale is Dec. 6 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Dec. 7
(9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in Pence Hall, Room 226. Find fine art and functional objects.
COCC's Big Band Jazz group is performing its fall concert, a combination of modern
and big band styles, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Coats Campus Center's Wille
Hall. Admission is $5 for students.
IT'S ALL BLACK AND WHITE
Traditional black-and-white photography, captured with analog cameras, is the focus
of a student art exhibit at the Pence Pinckney Gallery thru Dec. 7; the gallery is
open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
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