COCC e-News June 2018

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JUNE 2018 Volume 15, Issue 6

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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
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.


HEY BOBCATS!

For our soon-to-be graduates, congratulations and well done! At Commencement, 612 of you are receiving degrees and 74 of you are receiving certificates. Take pride in this culmination of hard work and constant focus. And the potent words of Jane Goodall seem as applicable to imminent grads as to brand-new students: "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Keep on scrolling, 'cats!

STRESS-FREE FINALS: JUNE 4-8
Take the edge off your final exam schedule with a lineup of Stress-Free Finals events featuring free food and fun activities, including coffee & donuts, a Jimmy Johns sub lunch, a night of bowling, and more. All four campuses have items scheduled.

COMMENCEMENT COUNTDOWN
Way to go Bobcats! As this issue goes to upload, more than 260 students have RSVP'd for the June 16 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.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Celebration of Academic Excellence is 3-4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Coats Campus Center. The Celebration recognizes students who have completed at least 45 credit hours while earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher. President Dr. Shirley Metcalf will introduce the ceremony and Dr. Andria Woodell will serve as keynote speaker. The event includes a presentation of honors certificates, refreshments, live music and prizes. For info, contact Jacquie Coe at 541-383-7730 or jcoe@cocc.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

SUMMER & FALL TERM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Academic options for the Summer term include classes 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.

AROUND CAMPUS

NEW HOME FOR DISABILITY SERVICES
The Disability Services office is closed or will have limited hours from June 25-27 as they move into their new space in the Barber Library (formerly occupied by CAP Services, now in Cascades Hall). For info, contact Jamie Rougeux at 541-383-7743 or jrougeux2@cocc.edu.

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
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 a June 11 Allied Health info session in Redmond. Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the program's three upcoming Nursing Program info sessions: June 1 (Bend), June 4 (Redmond), and June 6 (Bend).

GET PLUGGED IN WITH COMPUTER LABS
Drop by any computer lab to get Office 365 installed for free!

EVENTS

GOOD CHEMISTRY
The annual chemistry poster session at COCC, where students distill the findings of researchers, is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the Bend campus's Science Center, staged in the first floor lobby. Snacks and refreshments served.

SALMON BAKE
Join the First Nations Student Union Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 2, for the annual Salmon Bake at the Bend campus's athletic field. A free salmon lunch and fun celebration with drumming and dancing performances.

CASCADE WINDS TO "PERFORM" SAN FRANCISCO'S 1906 EARTHQUAKE
The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band presents the culminating concert of its season at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at the Summit High School Auditorium, to include a musical interpretation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The concert is free; tickets are not required.

STUDENT SHOWCASE CARNIVAL
The Student Showcase, held at Modoc Hall, from 4-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, is an opportunity to celebrate all things about learning and students here at COCC with free food, drinks and music. Join this family-friendly, year-end carnival! To participate, contact Matthew Novak at 541-383-7206 or mnovak@cocc.edu.

ONE STAIR AT A TIME
Runners and walkers with a penchant for stair climbing will find more than 300 good reasons to participate in the annual 2-mile run/walk "Storm the Stairs" event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, starting at the Bend campus's track. Free with ID; register at Student Life or Club Sports offices.

TOTAL IMMERSION
Journey to Spanish-speaking countries—the sights, the sounds, the tastes!—with the Central Oregon Summer Spanish Immersion (COSSI) program, June 25-29. 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.

ARTS

STUDENT ART SHOW
Don't miss seeing the exhibit of juried artworks by COCC art students on display at the Bend campus's Barber Library Rotunda Gallery, going on now through June 7.

THE ART OF TEACHING
Visit the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery from June 25 to August 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's art page.


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