COCC e-News July 2018

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JULY 2018 Volume 15, Issue 7

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PREFERRED FIRST NAMES
COCC recognizes that many individuals prefer to use first names other than their legal first name to identify themselves. In support of our commitment to creating and sustaining a welcoming, safe and supportive environment, COCC provides students the option to use a preferred name where possible. Please see our preferred name FAQ webpage for additional information.

STUDENT CONCERNS
Students are encouraged to resolve the issue with the appropriate faculty or staff member. For academic concerns, this should begin with the instructor. If the student is not comfortable discussing directly with the instructor, the student may initiate the concern with the appropriate department chair. If the instructor is the current department chair, the student may initiate the concern with the appropriate instructional dean. For non-academic concerns, the student should bring the issue to the director of Student Life for assistance in identifying the appropriate contact. For assistance in identifying the appropriate faculty or staff member, contact the Office of Student Life, 541-383-7590.

LACTATION ROOMS
COCC provides two locations for students and employees to have access to a private space for lactation purposes. Private, secure spaces are available in the Barber Library, Room 226, and in Grandview Hall, 2nd floor bathroom/shower. Lactation Room hours and key information.

 

HEY BOBCATS!

Paul Revere must have felt the weight of the moon that night. It was close to 11 p.m. on April 18, 1775, with a nearly full moon brightening the cobbled streets of Boston, and he would certainly be an easy mark for British patrols. Summoned to warn fellow patriots of the Redcoats moving to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington, with their sights also set on seizing arms in Concord, Revere somehow slipped through the patrols while riding out from Charlestown. By midnight, he had managed to ghost himself all the way to Lexington while simultaneously raising the alarm. He then scarfed down a meal and lit out for Concord, riding hard, the moon on his tail. In a frenzy of hoofbeats, British riders suddenly converged. Revere was held, interrogated, had his horse impounded, and released. A local patriot riding alongside him, Dr. Samuel Prescott, managed to avoid capture by spurring his horse over a stonewall and making a beeline for the militia in Concord. In the early morning hours, Revere, now on foot, exhausted and fully aware of what had been set in motion, returned to Lexington in time to hear what he later described as the “continual roar of musquetry (sic).” The Revolutionary War was on—with the Declaration of Independence not far behind. Have a happy, safe Fourth of July, ‘cats.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

July 4: Fourth of July, all campuses will be closed.

SUMMER TERM DEADLINES
July 6, 1 p.m.: Tuition payment deadline and end of refund for full-term classes.

Aug. 10, 1 p.m.: Last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on transcript. Last day to change to/from audit or add classes.

FALL TERM REGISTRATION
Students continuing from Spring term
Registration for Fall term is now open. If you are not yet registered, we encourage you to do so right away! Check to see if you have an advising or other requirement in your Bobcat Web Account (go to Student Services, Registration, and “Can I Register?”). If you have an advising requirement, you should e-mail your advisor with information about your degree goal and class selection. However, faculty advisors are not on contract during the summer and many are inaccessible. In that case, contact CAP Services at 383-7200 for advising.

New students
Registration opens at 8 a.m. on July 11 for degree-seeking students who are first-time students during Summer term and wish to register for Fall term (non-degree-seeking students can register beginning Sept. 5). Check to see if you have an advising or other requirement in your Bobcat Web Account (go to Student Services, Registration, and “Can I Register?”). If you have an advising requirement, contact CAP Services at 383-7200 for an appointment.

FINANCIAL AID
The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. 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/ORSA workshop for help.

COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE COMING UP: JULY 15
The Foundation offers nearly 400 awards each year totaling $1.5 million. A little application time can go a long way. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application is available through your Bobcat Web Account.

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS
Students currently receiving a Foundation Scholarship may be eligible for renewal if they met all the criteria in their original acceptance letter; students who qualify for renewal do not need to complete a new Foundation Scholarship application. Renewal letters are mailed in early July.

FALL TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you’re attending Fall term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by Aug. 15.

AROUND CAMPUS
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Find a home at Wickiup Hall! The residence hall is filling fast, so act now. Room and board rates for 2018-19 start at $3,590 per term. Learn more or apply for residence hall living.

STUDENT RESOURCES
HEALTH CAREERS IN FOCUS
Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the program’s three upcoming Nursing Program info sessions: July 6 (Bend), July 16 (Redmond), and July 18 (Bend).

A COMPUTER LAB NEAR YOU
Check the Summer Computer Lab Hours for all campuses.
Pioneer: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boyle Education Center: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Redmond Technology Center: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ARTS
THE ART OF TEACHING
Visit the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery from June 25 to Aug. 24 to explore a beautiful display of artwork by COCC’s Continuing Education instructors. The exhibit includes watercolor and acrylic paintings, mixed media and photography. For information on art classes, visit Continuing Education.

WHERE CARS AND CLIMATE CHANGE INTERSECT—EXHIBIT EXTENDED THRU JULY 31
The Pence Pinckney Gallery is exhibiting the work of mixed-media and installation-oriented artist Bill Cravis, an assistant professor at the college, through July 31. “Happy Campers” features a four-channel video display examining America’s car culture and an exploration of the daily ritual of coffee drinking. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, or by appointment via wcravis@cocc.edu.


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