COCC e-News December 2018

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DECEMBER 2018 Volume 15, Issue 12

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HEY BOBCATS!

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 reassuring thought.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
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

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
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.

FINANCIAL AID

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.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

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 kmsmith@cocc.edu or 541-383-7418.

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
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.

AROUND CAMPUS

OPEN HOUSE AT CASCADES HALL
Join the grand reopening event (RSVP here) 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.

STUDENT SHOWCASE
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.

THE ARTS

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.

GETTING JAZZED
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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