Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to our region to provide broad-based programming on a diverse range of subjects. VSP's mission is to provide educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students and the community.

The program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife Nancy.

For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at cgilbride@cocc.edu or 541-383-7257.

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Fall Programming


Seeing Hidden WaterEmma Marris Head shot

Emma Marris -- Environmental Writer 

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. 
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend 

Join us as Emma Marris talks about the future of fresh water. She will cover global and local challenges as increasing populations struggle to share a finite amount of water. She'll delve into one of the biggest challenges for those who want to talk about freshwater: much of it is hidden. Come to gain an understanding of the state of freshwater in the Deschutes and Klamath basins and around the world, and leave with a set of concrete actions to take and new ways to visualize the Earth's hidden water.

Tickets: $10. Get your tickets here.
Free student tickets will be available at Coats Campus Center info desk (COCC) and the Student Life Office at OSU-Cascades (Tykeson Hall Room 110).

This presentation complements the exhibit, “Water Tables,” featuring works by Pat Clark on display at Bend Art Center and the COCC’s Barber Library from October 5 - November 25. 

Join us before Emma’s talk on 10.10.18 for an opening reception for the “Water Tables: Sketches” exhibit at COCC’s Barber Library.  Reception begins at 5 p.m. and includes an artist talk and refreshments in COCC’s Library Rotunda. Reception is free and open to the public.

About Marris
Emma Marris has written about the environment and other topics for National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times and Outside, among others. In 2011, she published her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. She was named a National Geographic Media Innovation Fellow in June 2018.

This program is in partnership with Coalition for the Deschutes and Bend Art Center and is sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation, Associated Students of COCC, Associated Students of OSU-Cascades and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. 


Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences to Become Your Best Self Lisa Feinics

Dr. Lisa Féinics -- Coordinator, Fostering Success at Portland Community College 

Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. 
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend 

Dr. Lisa Féinics will use personal narrative and science to highlight the power we all have to be resilient in spite of traumatic childhood events. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) shape our future, and although they can have a negative impact, they do not define who we are. Learn how Dr. Féinics used the power of perseverance, neuro-linguistic reprogramming, and hope to find the resilience needed to reshape her future into something unexpected.  

Tickets: $10. Get your tickets here.
Free student tickets will be available at Coats Campus Center info desk (COCC) and the Student Life Office at OSU-Cascades (Tykeson Hall Room 110).
    

About Féinics
Dr. Lisa Féinics is a former foster youth who graduated with a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington. She has worked as both a scientist and an educator at biomedical research institutes and universities in the United States and abroad. Her current area of expertise focuses on the impacts of complex trauma, both on the brain and the development of the self. She coaches students with lived-experience in foster care towards college success at Portland Community College. Her book, Alternate Ending: An Inspirational True Story about Beating the Odds, was published in 2016.

This program is presented by United Way of Deschutes County and TRACEs Central Oregon with additional support from Brooks Resources Corporation, Associated Students of COCC, Associated Students of OSU-Cascades and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.  


Stress & Health:  Remaining Resilient to the Stress of Modern Life 

Dr. Alexandra Crosswell -- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 

Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m.crosswell head shot
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus 

Decades of research have demonstrated that stress is harmful for our brains and bodies. But that is not the end of the story. Recent discoveries have identified how to combat the negative effects of stress with brief techniques to use in daily life. Dr. Crosswell will discuss the science of stress, and introduce evidence-based practices that build and maintain stress resilience. 

Tickets $10. Get your tickets here.
Free student tickets will be available at Coats Campus Center info desk COCC) and the Student Life Office at OSU-Cascades (Tykeson Hall Room 110).

About Crosswell
Alexandra D. Crosswell, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, as well as the Executive Director of the National Institute on Aging Stress Measurement Network. Her research examines the pathways linking chronic stress to changes in physical and cognitive health, and how mind-body practices can be used to remain resilient to daily stress. She received her BA from Duke University and her PhD in Health Psychology from UCLA. 

This program is presented by St. Charles Health System with additional support from Brooks Resources Corporation, Associated Students of COCC and the Associated Students of OSU-Cascades. 



Sponsors of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:

 

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