COCC e-News May 2018

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MAY 2018 Volume 15, Issue 5

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PREFERRED FIRST NAMES
COCC recognizes that many individuals prefer to use first names other than their legal first name to identify themselves. In support of our commitment to creating and sustaining a welcoming, safe and supportive environment, COCC provides students the option to use a preferred name where possible. Please see our preferred name FAQ webpage for additional information.

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. Lactation rooms hours and key information.

HEY BOBCATS!

As the weather seesaws from T-shirt to puffy jacket conditions, and the smoke from prescribed burns mixes with robust pollen counts, we feel spring moving full-tilt around us. And over us. And through us. It's a wonderfully chaotic time for the senses…mostly. Turning away for a moment, you look back to find everything in wild color and new texture. And whether you're getting prepped to walk at Commencement or are just beginning to dig down into your studies, this season always feels like taking flight. Keep on flying, 'cats!

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

COLLEGE CLOSURE: MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 28

FALL TERM REGISTRATION: MAY 21-25
Are you ready? Find out for sure by logging on to your Bobcat Web Account. Click on "Registration" and "Can I Register for Credit Classes?" This page will let you know if you have any holds (such as an advising requirement or an unpaid parking ticket) and the day/time you can begin registration. Fall term registration begins the week of May 21-25. Students should meet with their academic advisors as soon as possible to prepare. Be aware that faculty advisors have limited availability during finals week (June 11-15). For more info, call CAP Services at 541-383-7200.

SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION CONTINUES; TERM BEGINS JUNE 25.

STUDENT REFUNDS
Did you know you can select how you receive your COCC refunds? Direct deposit and pre-paid Discover debit card options available. Visit the student refunds page.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Commencement Ceremony is at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at Mazama Field, with reception to follow. Check-in time for graduates is 8:45 a.m. at Mazama Gym. If you would like your name printed in the program and local newspapers, your RSVP must be submitted by May 20. Caps, gowns and announcements may be purchased at the bookstore. Tickets not required for guests. Visit the Commencement page for details. If you have questions, please email myprogress@cocc.edu.

AROUND CAMPUS

DISABILITY SERVICES MOVING
Next month, Disability Services will be relocating to the Barber Library, in the space formerly occupied by CAP Services (now in Cascades Hall). For info, contact Jamie Rougeux, Disability Services Coordinator, at 541-383-7743 or jrougeux2@cocc.edu.

HANG YOUR HAT ON CAMPUS
Join the world of 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.

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.

SUMMER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Summer term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by June 1.

STUDENT RESOURCES

ONE NUMBER TO RING THEM ALL
What's one of the first challenges every new student faces? Learning how to login to various student accounts. Admissions and Records, ITS and eLearning are working together to improve the student experience by joining under ONE phone number that will route to different technical services. Call 541-383-7716 to get the help you need.

LOGIN ISSUES & PASSWORD RESETS
The Computer Lab Attendant staff can assist with account-related services: Bobcat Web, email/network and Blackboard. They can troubleshoot login issues and reset passwords. Stop by a Computer Lab for assistance in getting FREE Office 2016 (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Skype and OneNote).

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 May 8 Allied Health info session in Bend. Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the program's three upcoming Nursing Program info sessions: May 9 (Bend), May 18 (Bend), and May 21 (Redmond).

EVENTS

“DOLORES” IMPARTS MESSAGE OF ACTIVISM Following a film festival tour and a premiere on PBS, “Dolores,” an award-winning documentary that chronicles the life of activist and political organizer Dolores Huerta, is showing at COCC. Huerta, now 88, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez, though her contributions have largely gone unrecognized. She led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most vocal feminists of the 21st century.

Redmond Campus: noon, Wednesday, May 2, Technology Education Center, Room 209
Madras Campus: noon, Thursday, May 3, Community Room

BUILDING A BIPARTISAN BLUEPRINT
Former Florida congressman David Jolly is visiting the Bend campus at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, to deliver a presentation, "Healing the Partisan Divide," as part of the COCC Foundation's Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program. Free student tickets are available at the Coats Campus Center. Jolly, a Republican who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2014 to 2017, will discuss the challenges, strategies and solutions for a bipartisan political future in Congress.

NORTH AFRICAN SOIRÉE
A slice of North Africa is coming to the high desert. The COCC North African Soirée, to be held at Cascades Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, will feature music, art, presentations by a panel of visiting scholars, and food by Kebaba. This free event continues with additional discussion by the panelists from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at the same location.

PACIFIC CULTURES CELEBRATED
Island breezes will be blowing through Bend from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the annual Asian-Pacific Islander Festival, a celebration of Pacific Rim cultures at the Coats Campus Center. Enjoy performances, cultural crafts for children, local artists and businesses, and delicious cuisine.

"BECOMING LEONARDO" BOOK EVENT
Mike Lankford, author and COCC writing instructor, will discuss "Becoming Leonardo" at 6 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the Coats Campus Center, as part of the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation. This is a free event; RSVP to reserve a seat.

ARTS

CARS, CLIMATE CHANGE INTERSECT IN ART
The Pence Pinckney Gallery is exhibiting the work of mixed-media and installation-oriented artist Bill Cravis, COCC assistant professor, from May 3-31. There will be an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, to include an artist talk at 5 p.m.

JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW OPENING
An exhibit of juried artworks by COCC art students will be on display at the Bend campus's Barber Library Rotunda Gallery from May 10 to June 7; the show's opening is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. For info on submitting artwork to be considered, contact Colette Hansen at 541-383-7510.

COMING UP

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

SUMMER PLANS? IMMERSE YOURSELF!
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.


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