COCC e-News November 2017

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NOVEMBER 2017 Volume 14, Issue 11

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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. Hours and key information.

HEY BOBCATS!

Life has a way of feeling sorta slammed in November. Somewhere between the dwindling daylight hours, the often dicey weather, and the tidal-wave effect of holiday season, November puts on the squeeze. Make sure you find some ways to recharge this month: Lace up for the Turkey Trot, take in an art exhibit or college event, hike the Shevlin loop, or gather some friends for the Thanksgiving feast over at the Coats cafeteria. Keep that beat, 'cats. Scroll on for the need-to-know.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Nov. 5: Daylight Savings ends, so set those clocks back an hour Saturday night.

Nov. 10: COCC closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Thank you, Veterans, for your service.

Nov. 23-24: COCC closed for Thanksgiving. Areas of campus normally open until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays will close at 5 p.m. Evening classes are still scheduled unless cancelled by instructor.

FALL TERM DEADLINES
Nov. 9, 5 p.m.: Last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on transcript. Last day to change to/from audit or add classes. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines. See listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.

Nov. 9, 5 p.m.: COCC payment plan due.

Nov. 13: Beginning date for required instructor approval to drop classes. Instructor approval may be given online or on the add/drop form (student must follow up with Enrollment Services to complete the drop). A grade of "W" will show on transcript.

Dec. 6, 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. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines.

WINTER TERM REGISTRATION
Meet with your academic advisor as soon as possible to prepare for winter term. Priority student registration for winter term classes begins the week of Nov. 13. To check your registration date or to see if you have any pre-registration requirements or holds, log on to your Bobcat Web Account, click on "Student Services," "Registration," and "Can I Register for Credit Classes?" Questions? Call Admissions & Records 541-383-7500 or CAP Services 541-383-7200.

 

FINANCIAL AID

The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum aid. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may apply for the ORSAA; find the application at www.oregonstudentaid.gov. 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/ORSAA workshop for help.

WINTER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending winter term, Financial Aid gives priority consideration to those who complete and submit their requirements by Dec. 1 to ensure financial aid is processed in time for the tuition due date of Jan. 19.

 

CAREER SESSIONS

Love animals? Discover if becoming a veterinary technician is a career fit for you. Attend the next Vet Tech info session, Nov. 11, in Redmond.

Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the nursing program’s three upcoming info sessions: Nov. 1 (Bend), Nov. 8 (Redmond) and Nov. 17 (Bend).

Make a difference with an Allied Health career. Opportunities include dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech or pharmacy tech. Learn about these programs at a Nov. 14 info session in Bend.

 

EVENTS

DAY OF THE DEAD
Learn more about Dia de los Muertos through crafts and snacks at the Redmond campus, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, Building 1, Room 105.

Join the Latino Club for a Dia de los Muertos bread-making workshop, skull cookie decorating and a potluck at the Bend campus, 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, Coats Campus Center, Multicultural Center/217. Bring a dish to share; snacks provided.

CHANGING CULTURE WITH CULTURE, AN ACTIVIST'S VIEW
When it comes to social movements, individual actions can have a global ripple effect. That's the message of "Changing Culture with Culture: How Can You Become an Agent of Social Change?" a presentation by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and social activist Sophia Kruz, 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at the Liberty Theater in downtown Bend. Free student tickets at Coats Campus Center info desk.

FILM: "MORE THAN A WORD"
A film about the controversial use of Native Americans as sports mascots and the impact on indigenous peoples. The film focuses on the push to rename the Washington R*dskins. A light snack will be provided and a discussion will follow the film.
Madras campus: noon-1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, Community Room
Bend campus: 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, Boyle Education Center, Room 155

OBAMA ADVISOR SPEAKS ON "HOPE FOR THE OCEAN"
Former NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., who served as a member of President Obama's science "dream team," will be in Bend to address "Hope for the Ocean" at the Tower Theatre at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14. Free student tickets at Coats Campus Center info desk.

TURKEY TROT FUN RUN
Get in the seasonal spirit with the 18th annual 3-mile run/walk beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, starting on the COCC track. Free to students; day of race registration will take place in Mazama Gym from 9-9:45 a.m. Food, fun and prizes.

THANKSGIVING FEAST
More yams, please! The campus cafeteria is dishing up an incredible Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21. (The dining hall will close for the holiday break after lunch on the 22nd.)

ARTS

METALLIC MASTERPIECES & MORE
Chris Cole's imaginative kinetic sculptures (think: glowing-eyed metallic fish made from cast-off mechanical parts) and abstract paintings will exhibit at Pence Pinckney Gallery Nov. 2 to Dec. 1. There will be an opening reception and artist talk from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2; gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus last Saturday of the month, noon to 5 p.m.


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