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Hey Bobcats!
A wallop of snow one week, hoodie weather the next. Yes, spring and its wavering ways are upon us. Enjoy the ride, 'cats, and keep scrolling to see what's happening at COCC this month!
Dates & Deadlines
March Dates
March 10, 6 p.m.: Last day to withdraw from classes. Instructor's online approval is required. Once this is done, you must drop your class by calling Enrollment Services at 541-383-7500. Once successfully dropped, a grade of "W" will show on transcript.
March 14: Daylight Saving Time begins. Set clocks ahead one hour.
March 15-19: Winter term final exams. Check the Final Exam Schedule.
March 22-26: Spring Break.

Summer Class Schedule
The class schedule will be available mid-March. Check the Schedule of Classes webpage for details.
Who Inspires You? Nominate Your Part-Time/Adjunct Instructor for the College's Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award. Please submit a brief statement to Eric Weller; deadline is March 15. Nominations may be made by any student who has accumulated more than 30 credit hours within the past two years.
The COCC Foundation 2021-22 Scholarship process is 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.

Contact Financial Aid for additional opportunities.
Around Campus
Cells, Circuits and Schist: Science Tutors Are Standing By
"We have a full schedule of science tutors ready and waiting to help guide students to a successful completion of their courses," said Lynn Norbury,
supervisor of Science labs and tutors. "This group embodies many years of cheerful service to COCC’s students, is familiar with our Science faculty’s curriculum and methods, and many of them are alumni of COCC." Students can click on a one-click link listed on the COCC Tutoring tab in Blackboard to enter the Zoom room for each individual tutor.
College Conversations are the Talk of New Podcast
The Broadside student newspaper has created a podcast, hosted by staff member Shane Bolton, with early episodes featuring interviews and conversations with Broadside editors, reporters and photographers discussing their work, what they like about journalism and casual chats about pop culture, Bend and more. Have a listen!
Art Contest Highlights Public Health
Submit your original photos, graphic art and video clips as part of the "Public Health is OUR Community Health" campaign. Up to $400 in prizes are being awarded; deadline is March 29. Help spotlight public health and well-being in Central Oregon. The campaign is in partnership with Jefferson County's health department. Selected artwork will be used on the COCC website and in future College brochures.
Careers in View
Sessions & Close-Ups
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers through a one-hour virtual info session. Nursing has three this month: March 3, 5 & 10. Allied Health has an info session on March 11.

Join Career Services for an ongoing series of LIVE 30-minute sessions with employers looking to hire. There are five this month, including: Discover Your Forest (3/10, 1 p.m.) and the Sisters School District (3/11, at 2 p.m.). Contact Tracy Dula, Career Services Coordinator, at for the Zoom link.
The Champions of Well-Being
Exercise Science is certainly a field on the move. In an era when people are embracing wellness and fitness more than ever, and as health science continually takes new strides, the role of exercise science has gone increasingly mainstream. People want nutritional guidance. They’re looking to trainers and coaches — with both physical and mental toolboxes at their disposal — to enrich their lives. Physical therapists seem as commonplace in people’s health care orbits these days as doctors and dentists. Discover Exercise Science.
Events: Season of Nonviolence & Erica Entrop Exhibit
COCC's Season of Nonviolence culminates with two events. First, a documentary titled "Nevertheless," which examines sexual harassment, screening virtually on March 1 & 2. Email for the link. Then, a program titled "Building Power and Change for Native People," at noon on Monday, March 8, led by Savannah Romero (at left) of IllumiNative, that explores misconceptions about Native Americans. Register via this link.
The COCC Art Committee is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring paintings by Erica Entrop, on display in the Health Careers Center ground-floor gallery now through mid-March. The exhibit, titled "I, Voyeur," is a series of paintings based on photographs from everyday moments on Los Angeles public transit rides. "The Metro is the perfect symbol of transition, never the final destination," shared Entrop.
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