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Hey Bobcats!
Along with a fresh wave of winter storms, much else has arrived for the month of February. Keep scrollin' to see what's happening at COCC. A quick sampling:
MOsley WOtta, the city of Bend's first creative laureate, brings inspiring words to Black History Month.

Park and surf: Wi-Fi now available in certain parking zones at all campuses.

Take a walk on the wild side with the Outdoor Leadership program.
Dates & Deadlines
February Dates
Feb. 19, 5 p.m.: Last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on transcript. Last day to change to/from audit or add classes. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines.
Feb. 19, 5 p.m.: COCC payment plan balance due.
Feb. 22: Beginning date for required instructor approval to drop classes. Instructor approval will be given online (student must follow up with Enrollment Services to complete the drop). A grade of "W" will show on transcript. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines.
Priority registration begins the week of Feb. 22-26. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and login to your Bobcat Web account to determine your registration date. Under the "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab, click "Registration" and "Can I Register for Credit Classes?" Financial Aid gives priority consideration to requirements submitted by March 1.
The COCC Foundation 2021-22 Scholarship process is now open, and offers nearly 400 scholarship awards totaling $1.7 million. The application deadline is July 1. More than 500 scholarships are available through the Office of Student Access and Completion. Search the OSAC Catalog or apply now! The application deadline is March 1.
Reserve a Spot in Wickiup
COCC's Wickiup Residence Hall is now taking applications for the Fall term of the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more about the benefits of on-campus living and see all that Wickiup Hall has to offer. Start planning now for housing in the heart of campus.
Around Campus
Get the Tech
With Chromebooks, webcams, graphing calculators, hotspots and other technology to lend, the Barber Library is connecting Bobcats with the equipment they need to succeed. And the collection is expanding. "Starting this winter, the Barber Library acquired a limited amount of hotspots, providing free Sprint internet service to students checking them out for the term," said Tina Hovekamp, director of library services. "We hope to be adding more hotspots to the circulating collection as soon as we can get them." Visit the link above or call 541.383.7560.
Park and Surf with COCC's Extended Wireless Coverage
Responding to a recent student survey, the College has expanded its wireless network to provide coverage in certain parking lot zones. This service will help when indoor wireless and computer labs are not available, such as nights and weekends. "Based on technology feasibility and accessibility, the ITS department has successfully deployed parking lot wireless locations for all campuses," said Laura Boehme, chief information officer. The Wi-Fi zone maps are now updated to include the following:

Bend Campus: east and south of Cascades Hall; portions of C1, C2 and C6 lots
Redmond Campus: parking lot in front of Building #1
Madras Campus: NW side parking lot and most of the main parking lot
Prineville Campus: Main parking lot in front of the building

Wireless services from these areas work the same way a user would connect from any indoor campus location. Select the campus wireless network and log on with a COCC username (example: BBobcat@cocc.edu) and password. The source of the networks is rooftop-based, so the closer users are the better.
Be an Involved Bobcat! See What's Going On in Student Life
Get your game face on with the COCC gaming community as they compete in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Competitive Tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Register here to join the COCC team for the tournament. See what else is going on in Sports, from Hoodoo Ski Resort ticket giveaways to the ongoing Recreation Movement.

The First Nations Student Union is beginning to make plans for this year's virtual Salmon Bake Cultural Celebration. The group meets Wednesdays at noon via Zoom. Contact Michelle Cary at mcary@cocc.edu for the link and more info. Learn more about Student Life at COCC.
Careers in View
Info Sessions & Close-Ups
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers through a one-hour virtual info session. Nursing has three this month: Feb. 10, 19 & 22. Allied Health has info sessions on Feb. 11 & 25.

Join Career Services for an ongoing series of LIVE 30-minute sessions with employers looking to hire. Coming up: Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. with Regency Pacific Management and Feb. 24 with Knife River at 3 p.m. Contact Tracy Dula, Career Services Coordinator, at tdula@cocc.edu for the Zoom link to these sessions.
Learning the Ropes
Take a walk on the wild side with the Outdoor Leadership program at COCC. Discover how students are learning to be leaders through mountaineering, backcountry skiing, resource management and environmental stewardship.
Events: Black History Month & Season of Nonviolence
With words of inspiration, MOsley WOtta will help commemorate Black History Month with a virtual presentation on advocacy at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. See the entire schedule of FREE events.
Join Jelani Cobb (pictured), Ph.D., New Yorker staff writer and journalism professor, at 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 for "The Half-Life of Freedom," the first virtual event of this year's Season of Nonviolence at COCC. On Feb. 21, learn about the "Neuroscience of Prejudice" with Larry Sherman, Ph.D., at 4 p.m. Register and learn more, including how to participate in community book discussions of "Caste," written by Isabel Wilkerson, happening this month.
Parting Words (Flavors, Actually)
“Elevation… [is] on foodies' radars as a place to eat an elegant meal for a lower-than-usual price. It's a place where budding chefs and hopeful hospitality professionals learn how to hone their skills and land a career in the industry.” — Nicole Vulcan, The Source Weekly, in a Jan. 20 piece that profiled the Culinary program's new Friday takeout service.
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