COCC e-News January 2018

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JANUARY 2018 Volume 15, Issue 1

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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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OREGON TRANSFER DAYS 
Whether you are actively planning to transfer, or just starting to consider your four-year degree opportunities, attend the Oregon Transfer Days, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29, at the Coats Campus Center, for tools you can use. Admissions and recruitment professionals from the following schools will be on hand to help you prepare for the next step: Pacific University, Grand Canyon University, OSU-Cascades, Oregon State University (Corvallis), University of Oregon, Oregon Tech, Eastern Oregon University, Northwest University Salem Campus, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, Concordia University and University of Western States.

HEY BOBCATS!

A new year, a new term, a newly updated look for our website. Welcome to winter term 2018 and the rollout of the college's updated site, which has a similar feel to its former design but offers a more consistent, clean-looking and unified platform to manage all content, along with some improved functionality, like the updated directory. Check it out and see the changes. Keep on scrollin' for this month's essentials.

JUMP START: JAN. 8-13
Start your winter term right with Jump Start's FREE food and activities!

Bend campus

  • Monday: Free coffee at 7:30 a.m., Boyle Education Center lobby and Upper Quad. Also, stop by for the NCAA National Football Championship party at 5 p.m., Wickiup Hall
  • Tuesday: Resource Fair and Cuppa Yo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wille Hall 
  • Thursday: Student Club Fair and Cody's BBQ, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wille Hall
  • Saturday: Family-friendly “Paddington 2,” 10 a.m., Regal Old Mill Stadium

Redmond campus
Monday and Tuesday: Tate and Tate coffee and pastries, 8:30 a.m.

Madras campus
Monday and Tuesday: Dancing Bean coffee and pastries

Prineville campus
Monday and Tuesday: coffee and pastries
 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Jan. 8: Classes begin
Jan. 13: Last day to begin attendance in a new class
Jan. 15: College closure for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 19, 5 p.m.: Tuition due and end of refund period

ENROLLMENT SERVICES: FIRST WEEK HOURS
Enrollment Services will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 8-11, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 12.

TUITION PAYMENT/REFUND DEADLINE: JAN 19
Tuition is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19; 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. 19. 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.


FINANCIAL AID
The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available 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. 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 is available 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.

SCHOLARSHIP DAY, JAN. 25: BEND AND REDMOND
Be a part of Scholarship Day to get tips and information on applying for scholarships! Bend: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Coats Campus Center. Redmond: Begins at 3 p.m. in Building 1, Room 128. Workshops on essay writing, creating a scholarship profile and maximizing your financial aid. For more details, contact the Financial Aid office at 541-383-7260 or finaid@cocc.edu.

AROUND CAMPUS
COMPUTER LAB FEEDBACK
We need your input on computer lab services! Help us by taking the computer lab's brief survey (running through Jan. 19), and be sure to include your email to be entered for a $5 gift card drawing to the campus bookstore.

EXPLORING HEALTH CAREERS
Learn about the Allied Health programs at COCC and discover the rewards of being a dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech or pharmacy tech at the Jan. 23 Allied Health info session in Bend.

SEASON OF NONVIOLENCE
What's in a label? Join Ann Su, a public interest lawyer, community activist and social justice advocate from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Wille Hall for a facilitated conversation exploring how the words we choose influence our understanding of race and racial diversity. Also, join the Community Book Conversations (various times and places in Jan. and Feb.) on “My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive” by Julissa Arce.

ART EXHIBIT: INSPIRING VESSELS
A gourd- and seedpod-inspired exhibit, “Pods-Nurtured Regeneration,” at Pence Pinckney Gallery, January 11-31, with an opening reception and artist talk from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11.

ON DISPLAY: WOVEN FIBER ARTS FROM TRAVELING COLLECTION
The Barber Library will display a juried traveling exhibit of weavings and fiber arts from the Weaving Guilds of Oregon, entitled “Color Gone Wild,” from January 8 through February 27. A reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14.

LAST WORD
A New Year's nugget to gnaw on, courtesy of T.S. Eliot: "For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice."

 


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