COCC e-News January 2017

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Updated Campus Shuttle Schedule
Beginning winter term, the Campus Shuttle will operate Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The shuttle map provides details about the schedule, including break times and shuttle stops. The schedule changes are in response to a significant drop in shuttle ridership during evening hours and on Fridays.

Students, staff of faculty who would like a walking escort to their car in the evenings can contact Campus Public Safety at 541-383-7272.

Lost and Found
Did you lose your water bottle? Maybe a hat? Find it at COCC's Lost and Found. Located in the Coats Campus Center and open during normal business hours. For more information, call 541-383-7590.

Math Tutoring Lab Hours (Bend Campus)
The Math Tutoring Lab is the drop-in, instructional lab used for tutoring all math students. It is located in Grandview (rooms 234 and 235) on the Bend campus.

Winter Term schedule:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Closed Jan. 16 , Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

January 2017 - Volume 14, Issue 1

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS TO COCC!

Jump Start is a week of programs and events that will orient you to the campus. From Monday, Jan. 9 to Friday, Jan. 13, there will be a variety of activities and events to help you start on a path to success.

FREE DUTCH BROS. COFFEE
Monday, Jan. 9, 9 to 11 a.m., Boyle Education Center & COCC Quad
Start winter term off with FREE caffeine from Dutch Bros Coffee. Look for staff in blue Jump Start shirts to answer any questions you have about the campus or college life.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP VIEWING PARTY
Monday, Jan. 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., COCC Residence Hall
Come watch the national championship game on a big screen and enjoy FREE hot chocolate and snacks.

FREE CUPPA YO & COLLEGE RESOURCE FAIR
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
Learn more about COCC's services and resources that will help you succeed in college while enjoying FREE Cuppa Yo and all the toppings of your choice.

FREE STUDENT LUNCH & CLUB FAIR
Thursday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
Get ready for winter term and mingle with students and staff. Enjoy a FREE BBQ lunch from Cody's Catering and learn about student clubs around campus.

FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE AT REGAL OLD MILL CINEMA
Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Regal Old Mill Cinema, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend
Students, their immediate families and children can enjoy SingFREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Limited seating; register at bobcatjumpstart.eventbrite.com. Must have tickets & student ID to attend.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Monday, Jan. 9 - Winter term classes begin
Friday, Jan. 13 - Last day to begin attendance in a new class
Monday, Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, COCC is closed
Friday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m. - Tuition due and end of refund period

TUITION PAYMENT/REFUND DEADLINE: JANUARY 20

Tuition is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20; avoid long lines and pay online. The deadline to drop a full-term class and receive a refund is also 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. You may drop a class using your Bobcat Web account, in-person at the Enrollment Services Office at any COCC campus, or by calling the Admissions and Records Office at 541-383-7500. An instructor's signature is not required to drop a full-term class by this deadline. See the schedule for short term class deadlines.

The Enrollment Services Office will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Jan. 9 to 12. On Friday, Jan. 13, Enrollment Services will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

FINANCIAL AID NEWS

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.

SCHOLARSHIP DAY
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Coats Campus Center
Get tips and information about applying for scholarships. Workshops will start at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. and will cover topics such as essay writing, creating a scholarship profile and maximizing your financial aid.

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

Monday, Jan. 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Redmond Tech Center, room 218, Redmond Campus

Friday, Jan. 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Boyle Education Center, room 156

Monday, Jan. 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Redmond Tech Center, room 218, Redmond Campus

Thursday, Jan. 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Computer Lab, Prineville Campus

Friday, Jan. 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Boyle Education Center, room 156

SPRING TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you are attending spring term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by March. 1.

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.

 

CAMPUS EVENTS

NURSING PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Review the selection procedure and prerequisites for applying to COCC's Nursing program. Info: 541-318-3741

Friday, Jan. 20, 9 to 10 a.m., Room 155, Boyle Education Center
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5 to 6 p.m., Room 155, Boyle Education Center

ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS INFORMATION SESSIONS
Review the structure, length and cost of the programs. Topics will address entrance requirements, the cohort model, prerequisite coursework, immunizations, CPR/first aid certifications, criminal history check, drug testing, job shadowing, tuition, fees, exam and license fees as well as other program costs; provide suggestions for how to research these occupations further to determine if a career in an Allied Health occupation is a good fit for you.
Info: 541-318-3741

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4 to 5 p.m., room 306, Building 3, Redmond Campus
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2 to 3 p.m., room 140, Health Careers Center, Bend Campus

THE F-WORD: STORIES OF FORGIVENESS BANNER EXHIBIT
Jan. 17 to 27, Barber Library, Rotunda
Stories of Forgiveness exhibition is a thought provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity. The Forgiveness Project uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore concepts of forgiveness, and to encourage people to consider alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge. First launched in London in 2004, it has since been displayed in over 550 venues worldwide. The exhibition examines forgiveness as a healing process, a path out of victim hood and, ultimately, a journey of hope.

THE F-WORD: PERSONAL STORIES OF FORGIVENESS
Jan.17, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
A panel of local community members will share their personal experiences related to forgiveness and explore how concepts of reconciliation, conflict resolution and dialog can be used to break cycles of violence and restore hope. Videos featuring stories from The Forgiveness Project will also be shown. Co-sponsored by COCC, The Forgiveness Project and The Interfaith Network of Central Oregon (INCO).

IRRESISTIBLE JUSTICE: CULTIVATING JOY AS A PATHWAY TO EQUITY
Shakti Butler, Ph.D., Filmmaker and Radical Justice Educator
Jan. 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
Using clips from her groundbreaking film, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, Dr. Shakti Butler will discuss the system of racialization through a holistic framework. Through thoughtful dialog with a focus on understanding how white privilege is manifested in all our institutions, Dr. Butler will lead participants on a path to begin to see and deconstruct whiteness. Participants will learn that it is joy, rather than fear, that informs radical social change and moves communities towards equity and irresistible justice.

STRATEGIC QUESTIONING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Shakti Butler, Ph.D., Filmmaker and Radical Justice Educator
Jan. 25, 9 to 11 a.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall
Using clips from her film in progress: Healing Justice: Cultivating a World of Belonging, Dr. Butler will engage us in a dialog about justice and introduce the technique of strategic questioning to create knowledge that awakens possibilities of change. Using examples of inequities within our own community, we will apply this process to address these important issues from multiple perspectives. This workshop will foster a deeper understanding of systemic injustice and provide a structural lens that encourages dialog and community action.

COMMUNITY BOOK CONVERSATIONS - RACISM WITHOUT RACISTS: COLOR-BLIND RACISM AND THE PERSISTENCE OF RACIAL INEQUALITY IN AMERICA BY EDUARDO BONILLA-SILVA
Jan. 17 to Feb. 28, various dates and locations
Visit https://www.cocc.edu/multicultural/ for details.

OREGON TRANSFER DAY
Monday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coats Campus Center, Cafeteria
The Oregon Transfer Day is an opportunity for students to talk with representatives from colleges across the state. College representatives will answer questions about academics, admission requirements, and college life. All are welcome to attend!

Art Exhibit
Artist Ian Factors works will be displayed in the Pinckney Center Art Gallery on the Bend campus, Jan. 6 through Feb.1. This is the part of You Begin With Drawing, a series of one-person drawing exhibitions and artist talks on the role drawing plays in the development of their work. The opening reception will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.

SNOW CLOSURES

The philosophy of COCC is that classes will be held except under extremely adverse conditions. We realize that there are times when road conditions on campus are acceptable, yet travel from some parts of the District may be inadvisable. We expect students to make whatever decisions are necessary for their own safety.

If conditions are questionable, College officials will attempt to make a decision on whether or not to hold morning classes by 6 a.m. If conditions change during the course of the day, decisions on later classes will be made as early as possible.

If the decision is to either cancel classes or delay the start time, COCC will utilize the College's Emergency Notification System. Please check out information on this system, including what phone number(s) are registered for you in our system. You can also call the Emergency Notification phone number (541 383-7777) or log into the COCC home page.

The College may make separate decisions for the Bend, Redmond, Madras and Prineville campuses. Unless specified, however, any announcement about the College shall be interpreted to mean all campuses.


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