COCC e-News October 2017

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OCTOBER 2017 Volume 14, Issue 10

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CONTEMPLATING A CAREER IN HEALTHCARE?
Learn about the nursing program and check out this rewarding career at one of three upcoming info sessions held on Oct. 4 (one in Bend, one Redmond) and Oct. 20

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 an Oct. 18 info session in Redmond

HEY BOBCATS!

Welcome to COCC (or welcome back, 'cats)! Lots of engaging things going on at the college in October, including Hispanic Heritage Month events, a presentation by a NY Times best-selling author, a discussion on Charlottesville and a big celebration unfolding at the Redmond campus. Check out the lineup below and find the things you need to know. Keep on scrollin'!

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Oct. 6, 5 p.m.: Tuition due and end of refund. Use your Bobcat web account to pay online with a credit card, or use a checking or savings account. You can also pay over the phone at 541-383-7229 and a cashier will take your payment, or pay in person at the Enrollment Services office at any campus. 

You may drop a class using your Bobcat web account, in person at the Enrollment Services office at any campus, or by calling the Admissions and Records office at 541-383-7500. Courses not spanning the full term will have different deadlines; an instructor's signature is not required to drop a full-term class by this deadline. See listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.

 

FINANCIAL AID

File your 2018-19 FAFSA beginning October 1. 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 amount of aid available. Attend a 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.

 

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

COMPUTER LAB WORKSPACES 
Did you know that Office365 has Real-Time Co-Authoring? Students can collaborate on group projects in real time from home without ever needing to meet face-to-face. Have questions on Real-Time Co-Authoring? Come by one of the computer labs. 

MATH GOT YOU MIRED? 
The Math Tutoring Lab is located on the upper campus in the Grandview building, Rooms 234 and 235, adjacent to the math instructor's offices. This is a resource for all levels, and offered in addition to the math tutoring in the Librarys tutoring center. Math Tutoring Lab details.

 

Events

UNPACKING CHARLOTTSVILLE: A DISCUSSION
Join COCC scholars Tom Barry, Jessica Hammerman and Murray Godfrey on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3:30-5 p.m., as they help unpack the context for the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Free event. Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall. 

"ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES" BOOK TALK 
Walidah Imarisha will discuss her new book, "Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison and Redemption," winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4-5:30 p.m., Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall. A free event. 

FILM: "NOT IN OUR TOWN: CLASS ACTIONS" (BEND, PRINEVILLE & REDMOND) 
Students Stand Up to Hate and Bullying. This film profiles students and community members who are creating change in the wake of racism, anti-Semitism and the traumatic consequences of bullying. Sponsored by COCCs Jewish Club. 

Bend: Thurs., Oct. 19, 4-5 p.m., Boyle 155 
Prineville: Mon., Oct. 23, noon-1 p.m., Room 112 
Redmond: Wed., Oct. 25, noon-1 p.m., Building 3, Room 306 

REDMONDS MILESTONE CELEBRATION 
Help us commemorate the Redmond campuss 20th Year Celebration on Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m. Join us for this free event with refreshments, commemorative bag, guest speakers and a showcase of the automotive, manufacturing, science and vet tech programs. 

AUTHOR OF NY TIMES BEST-SELLERS TO DISCUSS CRAFT Beth Macy, the mind behind the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers "Factory Man" and "Truevine," will speak on the craft of writing and her methods of investigating complex social issues at the Tower Theatre in Bend at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Students can get a free ticket at the Coats Campus Center Info Desk with ID. Learn more about Beth Macy event here. 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS OF LATIN AMERICA Freddy O. Vilches, professor at Lewis & Clark College, presents "Traditional Music and Instruments of Latin America." Vilches will talk about the rich musical traditions and instruments of Latin America. Friday, Oct. 20, noon, Boyle 155. 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: "FIRST GENERATION" FILM Filmmaker Adam Fendersons new documentary "First Generation" explores the journey of four different high school students hoping to become the first members of their family to attend college. Discussion to follow; snacks provided. 
Redmond: Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon, Building 3, Room 306 Bend: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., Boyle 155 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: "TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES" 
Join presenters Javier Cervantes and Tracy Dusseau for "Trauma-Informed Care in Community Colleges," where attendees will learn about trauma utilizing the undocumented student experience as the catalyst. Friday, Oct. 27, noon, Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall. To purchase a $3 lunch, RSVP esandoval@cocc.edu.

WICKIUP OKTOBERFEST 
Join the fest! Lederhosen or not, stop by the Wickiup Hall patio for free food, live music and games. An alcohol-awareness event. Thursday, Oct. 19, 4-6 p.m. 

HALLOWEEN HALL 
Halloween Hall is a fun, free event for the community that gives younger children (12 and under) and their families somewhere safe, warm and possibly a bit spooky to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Candy, prizes and games at Wickiup Hall, Tuesday, October 31, 4:30-6 p.m. 

ARTS 

EXHIBIT HAS DEEP ROOTS 
An indoor-outdoor, tree-inspired art exhibit entitled, "Canopy," the work of Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Helen Lessick, will be on display Oct. 5-30 at the Pence Pinckney Gallery. This exhibit launches with a cello performance amid tutu-wearing trees (!) followed by a forest-related panel talk on Thurs., Oct. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

ART PROFESSOR HONORED WITH RETROSPECTIVE 
Select works by former art professor Douglas Smith, who taught at the college from 1973 to 1995 and who passed away in 2016, comprise the "Douglas Campbell Smith Retrospective," on display from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1 at both the Bend campuss Barber Library Rotunda Gallery and the Health Careers Center. An opening reception is scheduled 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 11, at the Barber Library.

 


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