COCC e-News October 2018

Student News
OCTOBER 2018 Volume 15, Issue 10

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To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this newsletter every month.


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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.

 

 

HEY BOBCATS!

Don’t get locked out! Beginning Oct. 15, COCC is moving to a single sign-on method for technology accounts including Bobcat web account, Blackboard and the COCC Network. You’ll use your COCC email address to login to all of these accounts, but you’ll need a personal email address in order to reset your password. Update your personal email address today. Keep on scrolling, ‘cats, for this month’s need-to-know.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Oct. 5: Tuition is due by 5 p.m. This is also the End of Refund date. Use your Bobcat web account to pay online with a credit card, checking or savings account. You can also pay over the phone at 541-383-7229 or pay in person at Enrollment Services on any campus.

The deadline to drop a full-term class and receive a refund is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. You may drop a class using your COCC Bobcat web account, in person at Enrollment Services on any campus, or by calling the Admissions and Records office at 541-383-7500. An instructor's signature is not required to drop a full-term class by this deadline. Short-term classes have different drop/refund deadlines. See the schedule for short-term class deadlines.

FINANCIAL AID
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. 7.

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/ORSAA workshop for help.

AROUND CAMPUS
SEEKING MEMBERS: FIRST NATIONS STUDENT UNION CLUB
Discuss Native American topics, take part in Diversity and Inclusion events, and plan fun club activities. On the Bend campus, meetings take place at the Multicultural Center in the Coats Campus Center. Contact Michelle Cary for dates/times or to help establish a new club on the Madras campus; Cary’s on the Madras campus every Monday.

SPOOKY GOODNESS
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, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

OCTOBER FEASTING
The dining hall will be running the following items during October: rustic vegetable pizza, tandoori Waldorf chicken wrap, grilled chicken quinoa and kale salad, beef chorizo and papas tacos. Also, Oct. 22 is a BBQ dinner and lunch on Oct. 31 will feature caramel apples and popcorn balls.

BARBER LIBRARY ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS
Barber Library has updated its hours this term:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

STUDENT RESOURCES
HEALTH CAREERS IN FOCUS
Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the program’s three upcoming Nursing Program info sessions: Oct. 3 (Bend), Oct. 8 (Redmond) and Oct. 17 (Bend). Learn more about the Allied Health programs at COCC (dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech or pharmacy tech) at an info session on Oct. 17 in Redmond.

HERE FOR YOU: COMPUTER LABS
Charge up and power through with the tech resources of the Computer Labs. This vid sums it up nicely.

ARTS
GALLERY EXHIBIT HAS A FACULTY FOCUS
The Pence Pinckney Gallery is exhibiting a range of work from its visual arts faculty members Oct. 4-26; the gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. There are 13 visual arts instructors at the college, with specialties in mediums like painting, graphic design, ceramics, photography, sculpture, drawing and metalwork.

WATER TABLES: SKETCHES
The abstract waterscape and landscape works of Patricia Clark will exhibit at the Barber Library’s Rotunda Gallery from Oct. 5 to Nov. 25. There will be a reception with the artist at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, just prior to the "Seeing Hidden Water" presentation (see Events).

EVENTS
"SEEING HIDDEN WATER"
Understanding the mounting challenges of sharing and accessing fresh water—from around the globe to here in Oregon—is the theme of "Seeing Hidden Water," a presentation by science writer Emma Marris at the Coats Campus Center at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Tickets are free to students with ID, available at the CCC info desk.

OVERCOMING ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
Lisa Féinics, Ph.D., the Fostering Success Coordinator at Portland Community College, will use personal narrative and science to highlight the power of resilience in spite of traumatic childhood events: ​Coats Campus Center, at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 29. Tickets are free to students with ID, available at the CCC info desk.

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.

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. View lactation rooms hours and key information.


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