To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this
newsletter every month.
Schedule of Classes
Scholarship Day is set for Wednesday, Jan. 22, on the Bend and Redmond campuses. It's
a chance to get tips and information about applying for scholarships. There will be
workshops at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., covering topics such as essay writing, creating
a scholarship profile, and maximizing financial aid to cover the costs of college.
At the Bend Campus, visit the scholarship table between 12:30-3 p.m. in the lower
level of the Coats Campus Center to get valuable information about scholarships, grants,
FAFSA and ORSAA, and to receive all the important dates and deadlines. No reservations
needed. If you have any questions, call 541-383-7260 or email email@example.com.
When a cotton-candy sunrise paints the morning sky or a sunset churns red, we're quick
to think of a weather observation that's been around since the early days of ocean
travel: "Red sky at night, sailors' delight; red sky at morning, sailors' warning."
And while early sailors may not have fully understood the logic behind their timeworn
ditty, they certainly got the gist. In the mid-latitudes, from roughly 30 degrees
to 60 degrees on either side of the equator, the air masses of the planet move from
west to east, composed of low- and high-pressure systems, with high-pressure systems
always surrounded by low-pressure systems. High-pressure areas (less cloud formation,
better weather) tend to be filled with more dust and particles in the atmosphere,
created by descending, compressed air that keeps clouds from building and holds these
particles at the surface of the earth. When sunlight hits that dust and it splinters
the wavelengths of color, red, with longer wavelengths, is more visible. So when we
look to the Cascades at sunset and see that crimson color, it's an indication that
the air heading in our direction is bringing better weather with it. And looking east
over the high desert as the sunrise dawns glowing pink mean high-pressure systems
are rolling eastward, away from us, with cloud-forming lows likely to be in their
wake. And if it's snowing, well, who cares about red skies!
Take a break from studying for finals and stay on campus to relieve stress. This year's
free offerings include henna tattoos, chair massages, therapy dogs, coffee, food and
BEND CAMPUS: DEC. 2-4
Mon., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., free chair massages, Coats Campus Center lobby
Mon. & Tues., 8:30 a.m., coffee and donuts, Coats Campus Center, ASCOCC office
Tues., 11 a.m., henna tattoos with Loving Tree Henna, Barber Library
Wed., 11:30 a.m., pizza lunch, Coats Campus Center, ASCOCC office
Wed., noon-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Pet-A-Pup therapy, Barber Library, main floor
Wed., 5-9 p.m., board game night, Barber Library, main floor, west wing
BARBER LIBRARY EXTENDED HOURS
With coffee and snacks
Fri., Dec. 6, 5-9 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 7, noon-9 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 8, noon-9 p.m.
REDMOND CAMPUS: DEC. 2-4
Mon., 8 a.m., coffee and pastries, Building 3 lobby
Tues., 8 a.m., coffee and pastries, Building 1 lobby
Wed., 11:30 a.m., Tres Hermanos lunch, Building 3 lobby
MADRAS CAMPUS: DEC. 2-5
Mon., 8 a.m., coffee and pastries
Mon., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pet-A-Pup therapy
Tues., noon, taco bar
Wed., noon, Abby's pizza
Thurs., 8 a.m., coffee and pastries
PRINEVILLE CAMPUS: DEC. 2-5
Mon., 8:30 a.m., coffee and pastries
Tues., 8:30 a.m., coffee and pastries
Wed., 11:30 a.m., pizza lunch
Thurs., 11:30 a.m., pizza lunch
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Dec. 4, 6 p.m.: Last day to withdraw from classes. Instructor's approval is required
(either online or signature on the drop form) and a grade of "W" will show on transcript.
Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines. See listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.
Dec. 9-13: Finals week
Dec. 15: Fall term ends
Dec. 19: Grades posted online
Dec. 23-27: Winter Break, College closed
Jan. 1: New Year's Day, College closed
The 2019-20 FAFSA and ORSAA are still available for students who are attending COCC now through June
30, 2020. And if you're planning on attending COCC between July 1, 2020, and June
30, 2021, be sure to complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA and ORSAA early; 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 and Oregon Promise. Attend a 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.
WINTER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Winter term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to
those students completing and submitting their requirements by Dec. 1.
Utilizing Veterans education benefits? Please be sure to request certification for
your classes for Winter term. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-383-7264.
The Student Showcase, held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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.
Find out more about COCC's health care programs during these one-hour info sessions.
Nursing has two this month: Dec. 2 (Redmond) and Dec. 4 (Bend). Find out how the Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy,
Medical Assistant, Vet Tech and Pharmacy Tech programs can change your life at a Dec.
5 info session in Redmond.
ROLLING WITH RIDE BEND
Need a lift? Ride Bend is a free, on-demand app-based "micro" transit service that runs a small fleet of
passenger vans. The service, available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes both
COCC and OSU-Cascades in its range. This pilot program ends Dec. 13.
Functional and sculptural ceramics converge at the Fall Ceramics Sale from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at
the Bend campus in Pence Hall, Room 226. The large selection includes stoneware and
porcelain items made by students and faculty alike.
The mushroom-themed paintings of Kentucky artist Devan Horton will be on display in
the Health Careers Center's first floor hallways thru Dec. 13. The exhibit, titled
"Pulchritudinous," is a series of oil paintings that explore the texture and patterns
of mushrooms to highlight their form and confront perceptions of beauty.
Be sure to explore the entire Rotunda Gallery of the Barber Library to see each and
every one of the 80 paintings that comprise the Watercolor Society of Oregon exhibit,
continuing thru Dec. 6.
SCHOLAR LECTURE ADDRESSES END-OF-LIFE RIGHTS
The laws and policies affecting terminally ill patients are the topic of a Nancy R.
Chandler Visiting Scholar Program presentation at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in
the Coats Campus Center's Wille Hall. Kathryn L. Tucker, J.D., will discuss "Patient
Rights at the End of Life: The Evolving Landscape of Law, Medicine & Policy." Free
student tickets in the Student Life Office.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CHOIR—SOLD OUT
The Redmond Community Choir's (a COCC Continuing Education program) first performance
is sold out. Directed by Ken Piarulli, this 80-voice choir provides an opportunity
for singers to participate in a fun and educational choral singing experience.
COLLEGE CHORUS BRINGS HOLIDAY MAGIC
Cascade Chorale, a COCC choral group, will bring its 15th annual "Holiday Magic" show
to the Tower Theatre in Bend with a series of performances at both 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
on Saturday, Dec. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $15-$25; visit towertheatre.org.
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