COCC e-News November 2019

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NOVEMBER 2019 Volume 16, Issue 11

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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 and Oregon Promise. Attend a workshop for help.

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

VETERANS BENEFITS
Utilizing Veterans education benefits? Please be sure to request certification for your classes for Fall term. If you have any questions, contact vetsed@cocc.edu or call 541-383-7264.

HEY BOBCATS!

Falling backward is never without trepidation—and that certainly holds true for daylight savings. As our clocks slide back an hour in the predawn murk of November 3, and we say farewell to 60 minutes of evening light only to cash it in for a bit of early morning shine, it feels like the universe is trying to hurriedly prod us along. Dark already? How can this be? Oh well, time for dinner. Oregon, in fact, is trying to "ditch the switch," and akin to our Washington neighbors, our legislature voted this year to make daylight savings permanent (favoring more light in the evening). Farther north, British Columbia, also on Pacific Standard Time, ran a survey this past summer in which more than 90% of respondents supported giving the heave to the back-and-forth time change. Meanwhile, California—despite wide backing—has decided to push the issue to next year’s legislative session. Still, Congress would eventually need to get involved to make a West coast switch official. But the fate of this funky hour might come down to a national law: Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is currently co-sponsoring a bill that would permanently eliminate the time change—and those confusing early dinners—throughout the land. In the meantime, "fall back" and carry on, 'cats.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Nov. 3: Daylight savings; set clocks back an hour.
Nov. 8, 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. 8, 5 p.m.: COCC payment plan due.
Nov. 11: COCC is closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Thank you, Veterans, for your sacrifice and service.
Nov. 12: 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.
Nov. 28-29: COCC is 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 for the night (unless cancelled by the instructor).
Dec. 4, 6 p.m.: 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. See listing for short-term class refund and drop 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 November 18. To check your registration date or to see if you have any pre-registration requirements or holds, logon to your Bobcat Web Account, click on "Student Services," on "Registration," and then "Can I Register for Credit Classes?" Questions? Call Admissions & Records at 383-7500 or CAP Services at 383-7200.

AROUND CAMPUS

THANKSGIVING DINNER KITS
Thanks to ASCOCC’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, 100 meals are being offered to students this year, with 25 going to each campus. To reserve a food bag (containing items like vouchers for turkeys, as well as vitals like mashed potatoes and stuffing) and to learn about pick-up details, email Julia Russell at ascocc.president@cocc.edu.

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Discover the opportunities awaiting in COCC’s health care programs during these one-hour info sessions. Nursing has three this month: Nov. 1 (Bend), Nov. 13 (Bend) and Nov. 15 (Redmond). Find out how the Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Vet Tech and Pharmacy Tech programs can change your life at a Nov. 12 info session in Bend. Additionally, the Vet Tech program is offering an info session and lab tour specific to its training on Nov. 18 (noon to 1 p.m.), held at the Veterinary Technician Lab at 1360 NE Jackpine Ave. in Redmond; RSVP bpalmer@cocc.edu.

ROLLING WITH RIDE BEND
Need a lift? Ride Bend is a free, on-demand app-based "micro" transit service that runs a small fleet of passenger vans. The service, available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes both COCC and OSU-Cascades in its range. This pilot program ends Dec. 13.

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Discover the opportunities awaiting in COCC's health care programs during these one-hour info sessions. Nursing has three this month: Oct. 2 (Bend), Oct. 7 (Redmond) and Oct. 16 (Bend). Find out how the Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Vet Tech and Pharmacy Tech programs can change your life at an Oct. 14 info session in Redmond. Additionally, the Vet Tech program is offering info sessions and lab tours specific to its training on Oct. 12 (9-10 a.m.) and Oct. 23 (1:30-2:30 p.m.), held at the Veterinary Technician Lab at 1360 NE Jackpine Ave. in Redmond; RSVP bpalmer@cocc.edu.

ARTS

FOCUS ON FACULTY ART
Pence Pinckney Gallery is exhibiting a range of works from art faculty Nov. 7-29, with an opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7; the gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. This is part one of a two-part faculty exhibit, with the second exhibit coming in January. The November exhibit includes works by instructors Andrew Lorish, Paula Bullwinkel, Dominique Kongsli, Breezy Winters, Alan Nunes and Bill Hoppe.

A MUSHROOMING OF CANVASES
The mushroom-themed paintings of Kentucky artist Devan Horton will be on display in the Health Careers Center’s first floor hallways thru Dec. 13. The exhibit, titled "Pulchritudinous," is a series of oil paintings that explore the texture and patterns of mushrooms to highlight their form and confront perceptions of beauty.

CAPTIVATING COLORS
Be sure to explore the entire Rotunda Gallery of the Barber Library to see each and every one of the 80 paintings that comprise the Watercolor Society of Oregon exhibit, continuing thru Dec. 6.

EVENTS

UNDERSTANDING AVALANCHES
The second annual Bend Snow & Avalanche Workshop, a daylong series of presentations by snow and avalanche experts, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Wille Hall. Free to students; visit event ticket site for details. Topics include developing backcountry expertise and a look at Mt. Bachelor’s avalanche program.

FILM: NAVAJO CODE TALKERS OF WWII
This documentary features five warriors from the Navajo Nation who served as Code Talkers in WWII and whose code was never broken, giving American troops an upper hand in many battles.
Madras Campus: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, Community Room. Light dinner provided.
Bend Campus: 4-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, Boyle 155. Light snack provided.

TURKEY TROT FUN RUN
Fast or slow, it’s all gravy in the annual 5K Turkey Trot fun run/walk, taking place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Bend Campus. Day of race registration in Mazama Gym from 9-9:45 a.m. Free to students. All race proceeds from community runners go to support the COCC Foundation.

AMERICA: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, will discuss "America: A Global Perspective" at 7 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 18, at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend, as part of the COCC Foundation’s Visiting Scholar series. Free to students; tickets available in the Coats Campus Center’s Student Life Office.

NATIVE FLUTE CONCERT WITH CLEM PICARD
An evening of Native flute music performed by accomplished musician Clem Picard, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Madras Campus: 6-7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, Community Room. Light dinner provided.
Bend Campus: 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, Wille Hall.

BLUE FLAMEZ: PERFORMANCE & PRESENTATION
Scott Kalama, aka Blue Flamez, will perform rap and share his music videos from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 in Wille Hall. Kalama is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs who won a Native American Music Award in 2016 for Best Music Video, titled "Rez Life." Free.

FEELING THE CASCADE WINDS
The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band, sponsored by COCC, will present the opening concert of its 2019-20 season at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24, at the Summit High School Auditorium. Free admission. Attendees will be treated to a range of works, including a transcription of a George Gershwin classic, "An American In Paris." Conductor Michael Gesme called it a "tour de force for the concert band that will certainly delight listeners of all ages."


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