COCC e-News February 2017

COCC Student e-Newsletter
FEBRUARY, 2017
Volume 14, Issue 2

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To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this newsletter every month.


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Housing Applications Open for Spring Term
Can't find a place to rent? Tired of your current arrangements? Housing applications are now available for the Spring term. The Residence Hall is an easy, easygoing, and exciting place to call home! Apply or learn more today. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 17.

Campus Climate Survey
All COCC students received a Campus Climate survey in their email last week. Please consider completing this survey sponsored by the Diversity Committee. Your responses help the campus to identify programs and services that will foster a more respectful learning environment. The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous. For those who complete the survey, you can enter a drawing to win 1 of 2 COCC Bookstore gift-cards, worth $100. Questions? Contact: Karen Roth, Director, Multicultural Activities, 541-383-7412.

Concerns/Grievance Procedure
Students are encouraged to work directly with the appropriate COCC faculty or staff member to discuss and resolve concerns on an informal basis. If no agreement is reached, the student may wish to utilize the College's Student Concerns Process; details are available on the Current Students "Student Policies" web page. Note that concerns regarding discrimination or sexual harassment should be directed to the College's Equal Opportunity Officer; current contact information is available by contacting COCC's Human Resources Office at 541.383.7216. Additionally, concerns regarding a course grade should pursue the grade appeal policy; see the College Catalog for details. In all cases, the student is welcome to contact the Director of Student Life at 541.383.7590 for assistance and direction.


IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Feb. 24, 5 p.m. - Last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on transcript. Last day to change to/from audit or add classes. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines. See listing of short-term class refund and drop deadlines.

Feb. 24, 5 p.m. - COCC payment plan due.

Feb. 27 - Beginning date for required instructor approval to drop classes. Instructor approval may be given online or on the add/drop form (student must follow up with Enrollment Services to complete the drop). A grade of "W" will show on transcript. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines.


FINANCIAL AID NEWS

COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The College's Foundation offers more than 350 awards totaling more than $1.5 million for local students. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application is available through July 1. Apply now!

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.

FILE YOUR 2017-18 FAFSA EARLY
The 2017-18 FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Submit your 2017-18 FAFSA early for the best chance to receive the maximum amount of aid available. Need assistance filing? Attend a FAFSA workshop. The workshop includes assistance for those students needing to complete the ORSAA and Oregon Promise applications.

FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Get assistance completing your 2016-17 or 2017-18 FAFSA with the help of a financial aid staff member.
Questions? coccfinaid@cocc.edu or 541-383-7260

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Madras Campus, room 120
Friday, Feb. 10, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Boyle Education Center, room 156
Monday, Feb 13, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Redmond Tech Center, room 218, Redmond Campus
Friday, Feb. 24, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Boyle Education Center, room 156
Monday, Feb. 27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Redmond Tech Center, room 218, Redmond Campus

SPRING TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Spring Term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by March. 1.


CAMPUS EVENTS

CAREER FAIR
The OSU-Cascades/COCC Career Fair will be held on March 1, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Wille Hall in the Campus Center. Over 50 employers are expected to attend. Be sure to drop by to learn about internship and employment opportunities!

NURSING PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
These information sessions cover minimum requirements, how applicants are selected, deadlines, and more. Reservations are not required.
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5 to 6 p.m., Redmond Campus, building 3, room 306
Friday, Feb. 17, 9 to 10 a.m., Bend Campus, Boyle Education Center, room 155
"ONE-PERSON DRAWING": EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS EMERGING ARTISTS
Works from the Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards of regional middle and high-school artists will be on display at Pence Pinckney Art Gallery on the Bend campus, Feb. 11 through March 17. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony is Saturday, Feb. 11, 1 to 2 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 11 to 5 p.m., and last Saturday of month, 12 to 5 p.m..

WORLD-CLASS PIANIST HELPS CELEBRATE SYMPHONY'S 50TH
The Central Oregon Symphony's 50th anniversary season continues with its second concert set, Saturday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 13, at the Bend High School Auditorium. Berlin-based pianist Kotaro Fukuma, who has appeared with the COS on two previous occasions, will be performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, an overture by Mozart from his comic opera The Impresario, and Symphony No. 4 in A Major "The Italian" by Mendelssohn. For information and tickets, visit www.cosymphony.com.

SEASON OF NONVIOLENCE CONTINUES WITH PURGATORIO
Film showing and discussion of Puragtorio: A Journey into the Heart of the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Puragtorio is a provocative documentary that reimagines the U.S./Mexico border as a mythical place, akin to Dante's purgatory, where poverty, violence, protectionism, and paranoia collide. There will be a facilitated discussion after the film.
Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m., room 209, Redmond Technology Center, Redmond Campus
Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., room 155, Boyle Education Center,
Bend Campus

COMPUTER LABS
Drop-in computers are located on the Bend campus in the Barber Library, Pioneer Hall, Boyle Education Center, and on the Redmond Campus in Building 3 and the Redmond Technology Education Center. Additionally, the COCC Madras and Prineville Campuses have computer labs that are scheduled for classes and drop-in use. Drop-in labs have scheduled lab hours and are equipped with black-and-white and color laser printers, flatbed scanners, and adaptive workstations. All non-classroom printing has a pay-to-print fee. Payment is made by using a COCC student ID card or a COCC print card purchased in one of the computer labs.



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