COCC e-News June 2019

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JUNE 2019 Volume 16, Issue 6

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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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STUDENT VACCINES
Students – stay healthy in college by making sure your vaccines are up to date! Here is a helpful resource if you have questions about how to access your records, where to get questions answered, and where to receive vaccines if needed.

HEY BOBCATS!

The mortarboard is certainly a curious hat. Built like a record sleeve, tippy as a waiter's tray, and susceptible to quick flight—intentionally or by accident—this graduation cap has a history that traces back to medieval times. Believed to have originated in the 15th century, when universities (such as Oxford and Cambridge) were standardizing academic attire, the style grew from "birettas," boxy hats worn by clergy since the early 1300s. Some historians think the flat hat does in fact pay homage to stonemasons—the mortarboard-like design used to denote a level of skill, craftsmanship or ability.

Speaking of skills, craftsmanship and abilities, as this issue goes to upload, 297 students have RSVP'd for the June 15 Commencement ceremony. The ceremony is from 10-11:30 a.m. at Mazama Field, with a reception to follow. Graduates should arrive by 8:45 a.m. to check-in at Mazama Gym; tickets are not required for guests.

Please be sure to complete your "Graduate Feedback Survey" before the big day and help make COCC an even better experience for future Bobcats! The College values your input and feedback.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
June 10-14: Spring term finals
June 19, 5 p.m.: Summer term application deadline
June 24: Summer term begins
Priority registration is open for Fall term for continuing degree-seeking students. Students should meet with their academic advisors as soon as possible to prepare for Fall term. Be aware that faculty advisors have limited availability during finals week.

FINANCIAL AID
The 2019-20 FAFSA and ORSAA are available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. 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 workshop for help.

COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation offers nearly 400 awards totaling $1.6 million. See the Foundation Scholarship application.

SUMMER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Summer term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by June 1.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

COLLEGE CATALOG GOES ONLINE
COCC is excited to announce that the catalog is now online! View all programs and courses and learn about guidelines for enrollment, financial aid, and student support services, among other general information. A few reasons to love the new online catalog: it's searchable, mobile-responsive, ADA-accessible, available online 24/7, and environmentally sustainable. Check it out!

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers in a one-hour info session. Find out more about the dental assistant, massage therapy, medical assistant, vet tech and pharmacy tech programs at a June 10 info session in Redmond.

YOUR FRIENDLY COMPUTER LABS
Drop by any computer lab to get Office 365 installed for free! Or call the Student Technical Support Line at 541-383-7716 to learn more.

EVENTS

SALMON BAKE A FREE FEAST
The annual Salmon Bake, organized by the College's First Nations Student Union (FNSU), is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Bend campus's athletic field. This is a free community event with entertainment for the whole family. In addition to a silent auction of Native American arts and crafts to support the FNSU scholarship program, the event features dancing and drumming and includes a number of vendor tables.

CERAMICS SALE AT COCC MIXES FORM, FUNCTION
Functional and sculptural ceramics converge at the Spring Ceramics Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Bend campus in Pence Hall, Room 226. The large selection includes stoneware and porcelain items made by students and faculty alike.

FUN RUN FOLLOWS AN EPIC FLIGHT OF STAIRS
What goes up must come down—but mostly go up—at the annual "Storm the Stairs" 2-mile run/walk event starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, beginning at the Bend campus's track and incorporating some 450 stairs. Free to students; T-shirt included. Day-of-race registration takes place from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Mazama Gym. Following the race, the Sports and Recreation department will hold a dinner for all entrants, along with a prize drawing.

CELEBRATION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Celebration of Academic Excellence will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 8, in the Coats Campus Center. The Celebration recognizes students who have completed at least 45 credit hours while earning a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher. Dr. Eddie Johnson will MC the event, Jenny Cruickshank will deliver the keynote speech, and President Dr. Shirley Metcalf will be presenting students with honor certificates. The event includes refreshments, live music and prizes. For information, contact Amanda Layton at 541-383-7531 or amlayton@cocc.edu.

ARTS

ART AWASH IN TIDAL ZONE INSPIRATION
Be sure to check out the high tide-inspired Doug Anderson exhibit, through June 28, at the Bend campus's Health Careers Center. The exhibit is centered on items—both natural and manmade—discovered along Pacific Northwest beaches. Anderson, a Hillsboro-based artist, is a professor and chair of the art department at Pacific University. His award-winning work has shown widely throughout the U.S.

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
An exhibit of juried artworks by COCC students will be on display at the Bend campus's Barber Library Rotunda Gallery and Pence Pinckney Gallery through June 7.


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