COCC e-News September 2017

Student eNewsletter
SEPTEMBER 2017 Volume 14, Issue 9

COCC News 
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.

COMPUTER LAB SURVEY

Take the computer labs short survey (runs through Jan. 19) and be sure to include your email to be entered into a coffee shop gift card drawing.

HEY BOBCATS!

It was in the month of September that Lewis and Clark concluded their odyssey in 1806, having touched the Pacific Ocean, hunkered themselves down at Fort Clatsop for the winter, and slogged their way back to Missouri. But about a month before leaving Fort Clatsop, the expedition observed and recorded a new subspecies to add to their epic list of plant and animal recordings: Lynx rufus fasciatus, the northwest bobcat. This cat is one of 12 bobcat subspecies, and, like its cousins, is known to be independent and adaptable. Keep on scrollin', Lynx rufus fasciatus! 

COCC campuses will be closed for a staff training event on Wednesday, Sept. 13. 

TIME TO "JUMP START" AT COCC: SEPT. 25-29 
TASTY, FREE & FUN WAYS TO GET ACQUAINTED!
Mon: FREE coffee, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at the Coats Campus Center front patio 
Tues: Student Resource Fair and FREE Cuppa Yo, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., on the COCC track 
Wed: Club Fair and FREE lunch provided by Curb BBQ food truck, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Club Fair located in Wille Hall; BBQ truck will be parked on Coats Campus Center front patio. 
Thurs: Movie on the Lawn, "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark." Located on the COCC track from 7-9 p.m. FREE drinks, candy and popcorn provided! 
Fri: Family Friendly Fun Night at Bouncing Off the Walls in Bend, 6-8 p.m. Unlimited bouncing, pizza and drinks provided! 

Bobcat Orientation 
Friday, Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
Bobcat Orientation will give you a great start to your COCC experience. Enjoy a free lunch, enter drawings for bookstore and tuition credit, and learn about vital student success training before the term starts. Lower your stress and build confidence by discovering what instructors expect from you, where to get help and support, and how to use your COCC student email. After you register for classes, call a COCC campus to RSVP. *Reservations are required. 

Bend: 541-383-7500 
Redmond: 541-504-2900 
Madras: 541-550-4100 
Prineville: 541-447-9233 

Questions? Email BobcatOrientation@cocc.edu or visit www.cocc.edu/Bobcat-Orientation.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Sept. 6: Registration begins for non-degree-seeking students 
Sept. 22: Bobcat Orientation 
Sept. 25: Classes begin 
Oct. 6, 5 p.m.: Tuition due and end of refund period. Courses not spanning the full term will have different deadlines. See listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.

 

FINANCIAL AID

The 2017-18 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. 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.

 

AROUND CAMPUS

GRAPPLING WITH EQUATIONS? 
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 Labdetails. 

POWER UP A DEAL AT THE USED COMPUTER SALE 
Come check out whats for sale in the inventory of retired COCC computer equipment (computers, monitors, printers, and laptops) at the Surplus Technology Equipment Sale, 9 to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Bend campus bookstore. This sale is also open to the general public. Surplus Tech Equipment Sale details. 

LAB SAVVY 
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.

 


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