COCC e-News May 2017

COCC Student e-Newsletter
MAY 2017
Volume 14, Issue 5

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STUDENT CONCERNS
Students are encouraged to resolve the issue with the appropriate faculty or staff member. For academic concerns, this should begin with the instructor. If the student is not comfortable discussing directly with the instructor, the student may initiate the concern with the appropriate department chair. If the instructor is the current department chair, the student may initiate the concern with the appropriate instructional dean. For non-academic concerns, the student should bring the issue to the Director of Student Life for assistance in identifying the appropriate contact. For assistance in identifying the appropriate faculty or staff member, contact the Office of Student Life, 541-383-7590.

LACTATION ROOMS
COCC provides two locations for students and employees to have access to a private space for lactation purposes. Private, secure spaces are available in the Barber Library, Room 226, and in Grandview Hall, 2nd floor bathroom/shower. Click here for hours and key information.


HEY BOBCATS! Mark Twain once said, In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. Sounds about right for Central Oregonmaybe 137. Have a great month and keep scrolling for the need-to-know!


COMMENCEMENT

Youve done the hard work, now its cap and gown time! Commencement 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. For RSVP info (May 19 deadline!), cap and gown requirements and other questions, visit the COCC Commencement page.

DATES AND DEADLINES

May 29: Memorial Day, COCC will be closed.

COMING UP: FALL TERM REGISTRATION
Are you ready? Priority registration begins May 22-26. On your Bobcat Web account, click Registration and then Can I Register for Credit Classes? This will let you know if you have any holds (e.g., an advising requirement, unpaid parking ticket) and the day/time you can begin. Students should meet with their academic advisors as soon as possible; theyll have limited availability finals week, June 12-16. Contact CAP Services for assistance: 541-383-7200.

FINANCIAL AID

SUMMER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If youre attending Summer term, Financial Aid gives priority consideration to students completing and submitting 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. The term will begin June 26.

The 2017-18 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. *Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum amount of aid available. Need assistance? Attend a workshop.

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The College's Foundation offers more than 350 awards totaling more than $1.5 million for local students. Application is available through your Bobcat Web account. Deadline is July 15 by 5 p.m.

AROUND CAMPUS


WEBSITE FEEDBACK
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COMPUTER LAB LOWDOWN
Office 365 is FREE to all! Head on in, theyll help you install! Visit any computer lab.

THE PATH TO A HEALTHCARE CAREER
Hear an overview of nursing school and check out this rewarding career at one of three upcoming info sessions held on May 3, 10 & 19. Make a difference with an Allied Health career choice! Whether its as a vet tech, dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, or pharmacy tech, learn of your options at a May 2 info session.

Curious about Oregon Techs dental hygiene program? A faculty member from the school will be visiting the Bend campus on Friday, May 5, 10-11 a.m., Health Careers Center, Room 150, to discuss their programs in Klamath Falls and Salem. More info: 541-383-7286.


EVENTS

MADRAS CAMPUS BBQ
Join the First Nations Student Union on the Madras campus, Thursday, May 18, 5-7 p.m., for this free BBQ event. Free hotdogs, hamburgers, a bouncy house, Quartz Creek drummers and dancers, and an organic farmers showcase. Bring a can of food for the campus food bank and receive a raffle ticket for every canned item to win great giveaways. Questions? Call Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782.

A NOVEL IDEA CONFRONTS LEGACY OF SLAVERY
Join the discussion as the Office of Multicultural Activities collaborates with the Deschutes County Librarys annual A Novel Idea. All events are held at 4 p.m. Visit here for complete descriptions.

May 2: Book discussion on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Multicultural Center, 217, Coats Campus Center.
May 3: Birth of a Movement film screening and discussion, Wille Hall.
May 9: 13th film screening and discussion, 155 Boyle Education Center.

ASIAN-PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVAL
Island breezes will be blowing around the Coats Campus Center on Saturday, May 13, 1-4 p.m., as the this festival celebrates Pacific Rim cultures. This free event features Taiko drummers, Polynesian and Filipino dances, a kung fu demonstration, and more. Full details here.

RIDING THE RANGE OFTHE WIDE-OPEN CANVAS
Ranching life takes the stage at the Pence Pinckney Gallery with a showcase of Terrebonne artist Patricia Freeman-Martins ranch-inspired work, May 4-31, with an artist talk on Thursday, May 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m. More info and gallery hours here.

CENTRAL OREGONSYMPHONY
The Central Oregon Symphonys 50th anniversary season continues, featuring guest violinist Linda Wang, May 20-22. For information and tickets, visit www.cosymphony.com.


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