COCC e-News October 2019

Student News
OCTOBER 2019 Volume 16, 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.

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 locations for students and employees to have access to a private space for lactation purposes. Private, secure spaces are available in Boyle, the Barber Library, and in Grandview Hall, 2nd floor bathroom/shower. Click here for hours and key information.

HEY BOBCATS!

Your expertise is wanted! In the coming days (if not already) an email from COCC, on behalf of the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, will be arriving in your inbox with a survey invitation. This survey, going out to college students nationwide, is being conducted by a nonprofit research team in the interest of helping higher education better serve students by incorporating feedback on how life, logistics and other matters impact overall college achievement. You have a chance to win $100 for simply completing the confidential survey. Help make COCC the best it can be for you and your friends! Keep on scrollin' for this month's essentials.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Oct. 4: 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. 4. 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
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.

AROUND CAMPUS

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: JOIN A COLLEGE COMMITTEE
COCC prides itself on staying connected to issues that matter to you. One way the College does this is by having student volunteers serve on COCC committees. Ranging from governance to advisory committees, opportunities abound to make your voice heard and represent your peers. Just as importantly, you’ll build skills to be successful in your career by collaborating with others and making a positive difference. Time commitment is several hours per month. Find out more today!

OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO
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.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SERIES
"Boundaries and Balance for Leaders" is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 18, held in Coats Room 116. Email Gordon Price for more info.

CLUB CORNER
The First Nations Student Union Club will hold meetings on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 2, in the Multicultural Center upstairs in the Coats Campus Center. Meetings are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The LGBTQ Club will soon be starting up (day/time/location to be announced) and the Latinx Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Bend's Multicultural Center and from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Redmond's Multicultural Center.

ARTS

WATERCOLOR WIZARDRY
A juried exhibition by the Watercolor Society of Oregon is coming to the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery from October 5 to December 6, with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. The exhibition will feature 80 works by artists from throughout the state.

"ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" FILLS GALLERY
The Pence Pinckney Gallery is exhibiting a collection of mixed-media works by Bend-based artist Kiel Fletcher, titled "Artificial Intelligence," from October 3-31, with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. An applied visual arts instructor at OSU-Cascades, Fletcher describes the show as a look at society's dependency on new technologies and an accompanying societal isolation.

EVENTS

THE 2020 CENSUS: WHY IT MATTERS & WHAT TO EXPECT
Join former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, John H. Thompson, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8., in Wille Hall as he discusses the 2020 Census results and why they'll be of great importance to our nation. Free student tickets to this COCC Foundation event are available at the Student Life office in Coats Campus Center.

U.S. MARINE BAND IN TOWN FOR FREE CONCERT
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band is performing a free concert at Bend Senior High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. "This is one of the best concert bands in the world," said Michael Gesme, chair of Fine Arts and Communication. Free tickets can be obtained here.

GETTING CHARGED UP
The Redmond Campus is holding a ribbon-cutting event for its new electric vehicle (EV) charging station. There will be two level-2 charging ports, free of charge, located in the campus parking lot (with two additional charging stations recently unveiled at the Madras Campus). This event is an opportunity to learn more about electric vehicles. At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

WICKIUP OKTOBERFEST
Join the fest! Lederhosen or not, stop by the Wickiup Hall patio for free food and live music with F'nA. An alcohol-awareness event serving mocktails and Acme hotdogs. Thursday, Oct. 17, from 1-3 p.m.

"FORBIDDEN" FILM SCREENING
A free screening of an award-winning documentary that shares stories of being undocumented and queer in rural America. At the Bend Campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, in the Hitchcock Auditorium. At the Redmond Campus at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Technology Education Center.

LA GUITARRA EN LATINOAMÉRICA: A MUSICAL LECTURE-DEMO
This free bilingual musical presentation traces the history of the classical guitar and its different transformations after its arrival in Latin America. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Wille Hall.

CONFRONTING RACISM EVENTS

CONFRONTING RACISM: PANEL DISCUSSION
This discussion will include an examination of recent white nationalist incidents, the impact on local students, as well as confronting doublethink in American society. Led by Murray Godfrey, assistant professor of History, artist Isaac Peterson and Kelsey Freeman, Native American College Prep coordinator. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 3-4:30 p.m., Wille Hall. Refreshments provided by Kebaba. Sponsored by the COCC Jewish Students Club.

CONFRONTING RACISM: "I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" FILM SCREENING
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5-7:30 p.m., Wille Hall. Sponsored by the COCC Afrocentric Club.

CONFRONTING RACISM: ALLYSHIP IN ACTION – DISRUPTING RACISM WORKSHOP
Develop skills to advance equity and social justice through active allyship. At the Deschutes Public Library, downtown Bend, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 1-4:30 p.m. Register here.

CONFRONTING RACISM: "DECOLONIAL PEDAGOGY"
How do educators decolonize classes and eliminate bias? For whom is curriculum designed? Led by Linda Heidenreich, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Washington State University. On Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Cascades Hall Room 117.

CONFRONTING RACISM: "FOOD IS WHAT CONNECTS US"
With news today often focusing on what divides us—through rhetoric of exclusion and protectionism—a case study of neighborhood activists in Germany helps identify ways to bridge differences and how food builds community while celebrating differences. This COCC Foundation event, titled "Food is What Connects Us: Immigration, Community, and Activism at the Dinner Table," is presented by Amy Harper, Ph.D., anthropology professor, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Wille Hall. RSVP.


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