COCC e-News March 2019

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MARCH 2019 Volume 16, Issue 3

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HEY BOBCATS!

The snow seems to fall with freakish urgency. Parked cars look like avalanche victims. Buildings, under lofted snow, churn out those dreaded icy rims, threatening to dam. Dig, rake…and do it again. And just when snow fatigue kicks in, consider the blinding, icy white monotony that Colin O'Brady, from Portland, encountered two months ago. The 33-year-old set out on skis, towing a hefty sled, across the desolate expanse of Antarctica to become the first person to go coast-to-coast unaided and without kite power. Alone for 54 days, he suffered subzero temperatures and schlepped through whiteouts that hammered across the landscape for days on end during his 932-mile quest. He shed 40 pounds in the process, finally crossing the finish line—and landing in record books—the day after Christmas. "Maintaining that positive voice in my head" was how he responded to an interview question when asked about the sheer drudgery factor. Maintain, 'cats, maintain!

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead on the eve of March 9.

IMPORTANT DATES
Winter Term finals are March 18-22. Check the Final Exam Schedule.

Summer Class Schedule: The class schedule will be available mid-March. Check the Schedule of Classes webpage for details.

March 13, 6 p.m.: The last day to withdraw from classes. Instructor's approval is required (either online or signature on the drop form) and a grade of "W" will show on transcript. Once this is done, you must drop the class in person with Enrollment Services or by calling 541-383-7500.

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.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers through a one-hour info session. Nursing has two coming up: March 5 (Redmond) and March 6 (Bend). Find out more about the dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech and pharmacy tech programs at a March 5 info session in Bend.

AROUND CAMPUS

CAREER FAIR: MARCH 6
Network with Central Oregon employers to learn about internship and employment opportunities that are open now or in the future, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Coats Campus Center. Enter to win door prizes. See a list of Career Fair companies.

THE CLOTHING CONNECTION
Check out the donated collection of gently used clothing, available free to students, in the upstairs study area of Modoc on the Bend campus and in the student lounge area of Building 3 on the Redmond campus. Donated by faculty and community members, this wardrobe augmenter helps students dress for interviews, work sites and school. There will be a selection at the March 6 Career Fair in the Coats Campus Center (see above).

EVENTS

SCIENCE EXPO
A spray-foam that plugs hemorrhaging wounds. The propulsive power of magnets. These and other original scientific research projects will assemble at the sixth annual Regional High School Science Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Coats Campus Center. Exhibits are open for public viewing from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. At least one project from the COCC Science Fair will go on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY VISITS COCC
Immigration realities in the U.S.—from the border wall to DACA status—are the focus of a free talk by Mindy Phillips, the deputy director of immigration practice with Berkeley's East Bay Community Law Center, who's speaking from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Boyle Education Center, Room 155. COCC's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Latinx student program are co-sponsoring the event. Call 541-318-3726 for more info.

FIRST NATIONS DOCUMENTARY TACKLES FRACKING
The First Nations Student Union is presenting a free screening of "Fractured Land," a documentary film that examines the impact of fracking operations on First Nations people in British Columbia, on two dates: at the Bend campus from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, Boyle Education Center, Room 155 (with snacks); and at the Madras campus, noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in the Community Room (with a light lunch).

SWEET SOUNDS AT COCC
COCC's Big Band Jazz group will feature the vocals of Michelle Van Handel when they present an afternoon of jazz at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, in Wille Hall. Admission is $5 for students (cash only).

ARTS

STUDENT EXHIBIT
Metalwork, ceramics and watercolors by COCC art students will fill the Pence Gallery from March 8-31. Join the opening event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. Exhibit hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

EXHIBIT: "IF TREES COULD DREAM"
Ted Gladu's exhibit is an exploration of space and time, a tribute to the wild lands of Central Oregon. What might happen if trees, in fact, could dream? Other pieces are tributes to architectural design. At the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery thru March 21, with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 (rescheduled from original date due to snow closure).


COMING UP

IMBUED WITH POETRY
Oregon Poet Laureates, both past (Elizabeth Woody) and present (Kim Stafford), are participating in COCC's Poetry Month this year, making it an event to remember. Check the Barber Library event page for an upcoming listing of the full lineup, from poetry jams to workshops to presentations.

SAFE ZONE TRAINING: APRIL 19
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers Safe Zone Training workshops to create a safer, more respectful environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. Those who participate in the six-hour training receive a Safe Zone placard or button to display on their backpacks or doors. The next Safe Zone Training for students is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19 (location TBD). Breakfast and lunch provided. Register by contacting Terri Botts: tbotts@cocc.edu

 


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