COCC e-News June 2017

COCC Student e-Newsletter
JUNE 2017
Volume 14, Issue 6

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HEY BOBCATS!

Some weighty words from Yeats to kick things off: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." What a fine sentiment, particularly for those soon to graduate. Keep on scrolling, cats.

STRESS-FREE FINALS

June 9-11: Barber Library open to 9 p.m. daily with coffee and snacks.
June 13: Free chair massages in Coats Campus Center lobby, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
June 14: Puppy therapy, Barber Library, noon-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.


COMMENCEMENT COUNTDOWN

As this issue goes to upload, more than 300 students have RSVP'd for Commencement. The ceremony is Saturday, June 17, 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. RSVP via link in your Bobcat account. Questions? Visit the Commencement page.



GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS

The Madras and Prineville campuses are saluting their hometown and county graduates with campus celebrations: Madras on June 5, beginning at 5 p.m., and Prineville on June 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m.


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The Celebration of Academic Excellence is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 3-4:30 p.m., at the Coats Campus Center, to recognize students who have completed at least 45 credit hours and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher. President Metcalf will introduce the ceremony and Professor Bev Jackson will perform keynote honors.


DALE CERTIFICATE CEREMONY

The Early Childhood Education program will celebrate graduates of its newly offered Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments (DALE) certificate on June 8, 6-8 p.m., at the Coats Campus Center.


IMPORTANT DATES

FILE YOUR 2017-18 FAFSA
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 now for the best chance to receive the maximum amount of aid available.


SUMMER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending summer term, Financial Aid gives priority consideration to those who complete and submit their requirements by June 1 to ensure financial aid is processed in time for the tuition due date of July 7 at 1 p.m.


SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE COMING UP: JULY 15
As much as $3,600 annually for local students to help with tuition, books and living costs. More than 350 Foundation awards available! Says a past scholarship recipient, "It takes a very small amount of time, and the information isn't hard to compile." Apply now through your Bobcat Web Account.


REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER AND FALL
Summer registration is now open; term begins June 26. Choose coursework in writing, criminal justice, film, math, computer information systems, health and much more. Login to your Bobcat Web Account to register today! Fall registration is open 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 (June 12-16).


AROUND CAMPUS

HEALTHCARE CAREER PATHS
Hear an overview of nursing school and check out this rewarding career at one of three upcoming nursing info sessions held on June 7, 14 and 16. Make a difference with an Allied Health career choice! Whether it's as a vet tech, dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, or pharmacy tech, learn of your options at a June 1 health careers info session.


COMPUTER LAB LOWDOWN
In Bend and Redmond, here's your cue, there's a lab and attendant waiting for you!


HANG YOUR HAT IN WICKIUP HALL
Make a move into one of the best deals in town! Applications for fall 2017 close on August 1. Apply today.


EVENTS

CAMPUS BBQ
End-of-the-Year Tropical BBQ, Thursday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the COCC track, a student and staff send-off with a $5 Hawaiian BBQ lunch (bring student ID), music by F n A, free shave ice and more.


GAY PRIDE MONTH FEATURES "MOONLIGHT"
The LGBTQ & Ally Club, together with the African Heritage Club, will be showing the Academy Award-winning film, "Moonlight," on the Redmond campus, Thursday, June 1, at 4 p.m., Building 3, Room 306. Free pizza, popcorn and soft drinks provided.


AUTOMOTIVE OPPORTUNITY: WOMEN IN THE TRADE
Held at Kendall Porsche of Bend on Friday, June 2, 5-7 p.m., this event is an opportunity for women interested in the automotive field to meet and ask questions of women working in the industry. Includes a tour of Kendall Porsche and a speaker presentation. Refreshments served. RSVP Ken Mays or 541-383-7753.


SALMON FEAST WITH DANCING AND MAGIC
The First Nations Student Union is holding its annual Salmon Bake on Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bend campus's athletic field. Traditionally prepared salmon, dancing and drumming and a magic show by Dr. Delusion's Illusions. More info on this free event here.


FREE CONCERT INCLUDES WORKS INSPIRED BY MELVILLE AND ROSA PARKS
The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band will play the final concert of its season on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., in the Summit High School auditorium, with a silent auction to help support the nonprofit. This event is free and open to all listeners. Visit Cascade Winds website for full description.


BECOMING A STAIRMASTER
Knees up! It's the 22nd Annual Storm the Stairs, Thursday, June 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This 2-mile run/walk takes participants all over campus while navigating more than 300 stairs. Following the race, the Sports and Recreation dept. will hold a BBQ for all entrants along with a prize drawing. Free with ID. Register at Student Life or Club Sports office.


BOOKSOR ART? BOTH!
Barber Library is exhibiting a special collection of Pacific Northwest works of art in book form till June 16, challenging the definition of what a book is. In these pieces, the artist-writers convey their art through themes of diversity, social justice, sustainability, personal narratives, as well as the collaborative nature of artist and writer. Take a peek.


SUMMER PLANS? IMMERSE YOURSELF!
Journey to Spanish-speaking countriesthe sights, the sounds, the tastes!with the Central Oregon Summer Spanish Immersion (COSSI) program, June 26-30. This is an inspirational, language-focused summer camp for travel and language lovers and anyone who dreams in Mediterranean blues and cobblestone lanes. Go with a parent or a friend and build language skills together. Start the immersion here.



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