HEY BOBCATS! Welcome to March, and (maybe) a break from this mega winter. The time has come to
spring forward - don't forget to set your clocks ahead an hour before you go to sleep
on Saturday, March 11. Keep scrolling for essential info.
IMPORTANT DATES AND
Winter Term Final Exams: March 20-24
Summer class schedule available in mid-March.
Spring Term Registration for Current Students
Spring term registration begins the week of Feb.
27 for currently enrolled students. Are you ready? Find out for sure by logging in
Bobcat Web account.
Deadline to Drop Winter Term Classes: 6 p.m., March 15
If you're thinking of dropping a class, don't
delay! To drop a class with a W on your transcript, get your instructor's signature
on the registration (add/drop) form and submit it to the Enrollment Services office.
OR, ask your instructor to give online approval to drop a class - once this is done,
must drop the class in person in Enrollment services or call 541-383-7500 to drop
the class. The deadline to drop a full-term class is 6 p.m., March 15. See
deadlines for short-term classes.
FINANCIAL AID NEWS
FILE YOUR 2017-18 FAFSA EARLY
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 early for the best chance to receive the maximum amount
of aid available.
Need assistance filing? Attend a FAFSA workshop.
The workshop includes assistance for those students needing to complete the ORSAA
and Oregon Promise applications. Questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-383-7260.
Fri., March 10, 9:30-11 a.m., Boyle Education
Center, Room 156
Fri., March 17, 9:30-11 a.m., Boyle Education
Center, Room 156
Mon., March 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Redmond Tech Center,
Mon., March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Redmond Tech Center,
SPRING TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending spring term, Financial Aid
will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their
requirements by March 1.
COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The College's Foundation offers more than 350
awards totaling more than $1.5 million for local students. The COCC Foundation Scholarship
application is available right now through your
Bobcat Web Account. The deadline is 5 p.m. on July 15, 2017.
CAREER FAIR CONNECTIONS
Get a foot in the door at the Career Fair on Wednesday,
March 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall. A great opportunity to
meet with employers and learn about companies, potential jobs, internships and careers.
TEACHING AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
It's time to recognize your part-time or adjunct
instructor's enthusiasm, innovation and passion for teaching! This annual teaching
award, which includes a gift of $500, recognizes excellence in teaching and is presented
at the end-of-year celebration in June. Send your nomination by March 15 to
Eric Weller, explaining how your nominee meets the criteria of: communicating subject enthusiasm;
keeping the subject innovative and fresh while working with students and colleagues;
challenging and motivating students; and, displaying an interest in student progress.
Eligible nominees are part-time and adjunct instructors who have taught for at least
three years, and who have averaged at least eight credits per year over past three
years. Nominations may be made by any full- or part-time faculty member, administrator,
staff, or any student who has accumulated more than 30 credit hours within the past
These information sessions cover minimum requirements,
how applicants are selected, deadlines and more. Reservations are not required.
Bend Campus: Friday, March 17, 9-10 a.m., Boyle
Education Center, Room 155
Redmond Campus: Wednesday, March 8, 9-10 a.m.,
Building 3, Room 306
ALLIED HEALTH INFO SESSIONS
Come join us to learn more about COCC's Allied
Health Programs, including: Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant,
Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary Technician. Review the structure, length and cost
of the programs. Topics will address entrance requirements, the
cohort model, prerequisite coursework, immunizations, CPR/first aid certifications,
criminal history check, drug testing, job shadowing, tuition, fees, exam and license
fees, as well as other program costs. Discover suggestions on how to research these
occupations further to determine if a
career in an Allied Health occupation is a good fit for you. Reservations are not
required. Info: 541-383-7286
Bend Campus: Monday, March 13, 4-5 p.m., Health
Careers Center, Room 140
Redmond Campus: Monday, March 6, 9-10 a.m., Building
3, Room 306
Stop by for assistance in getting FREE Office
2016 (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Skype, OneNote). Also, the Pioneer
drop-in computer lab now features a dual monitor area and Keurig coffee station. Drop-in
labs are located on the Bend
Campus in the Barber Library, Pioneer Hall, Boyle Education Center, and on the Redmond
Campus in the Redmond Technology Education Center. Additionally, the Madras and Prineville
campuses have computer labs that are scheduled for classes and drop-in use. Check
lab hours for details.
"THE SPACE BETWEEN US: IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND OREGON"
In this conversation, Manuel Padilla will ask
participants to consider questions of uprooted-ness, hospitality, identity, perception
and integration, and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant
communities. Mr. Padilla has done peace work in Haiti, Chad, and Washington,
DC, working with internally displaced people, immigrants and refugees. Currently,
he facilitates reconciliation workshops in refugee contexts with the Jesuit Refugee
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Wille Hall, Bend
Karen Roth for more info.
Join Alexandria Anguiano from Warm Springs for
a beaded earring workshop on March 9, 1:45-2:45 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.
All are welcome and materials will be provided. Contact:
Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782 to learn more.
Take a study break and join Cascades Adventures
for Friday night skiing and boarding at Hoodoo. Trip leaders meet at Tykeson Hall
at OSU-Cascades in Bend, Fridays (3/3 and 3/10), at 2:30 p.m. (returning 10:30 p.m.).
Transportation provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is capped at 10 students.
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