Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Ice Team takes home Gold

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) competitive Ice Team traveled to Frankenmuth, Michigan in January, where they won the National Ice Carving Association U.S. National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship. The competition was hosted by John Zehnder of Frankenmuth. OCCI’s newly formed team competed in three categories: Compulsory Single Block Design; Freestyle; and Multi-Block. The team took …

Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Fall Term 2019

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled fall term 2019-2020. These students are being recognized with placement on the college’s Dean’s List (DL), Honor Roll (HR) and Academic Excellence (AE) list. •    Academic Excellence – students must receive a GPA of 4.0 in at least 12 credits •    Honor Roll – students …

Physics Talk at Southwestern – Science at CERN: The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes, as part of our 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, Dr. Heidi Schellman, Professor of Physics and Physics Department Chair at Oregon State University, to discuss “Science at CERN: The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator”. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on …

Southwestern calls for Distinguished Alumni nominations

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COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is seeking the community’s help to honor graduates who have gone on after college to improve their professions, education, communities, and/or the world. Nominations are open through April 1, 2020. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate, or have completed a minimum of 60 credits from Southwestern.  Southwestern’s graduates …

Southwestern to renew accreditation, announces public comment phase

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Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The college is updating its accreditation this year, a standard evaluation process that involves a visit from a NWCCU team and a public input and comment phase.  The comment phase is open now through March 8.  Interested parties can direct their comments to: Northwest …

Geology Lecture: Imminent Shaking – What Kind of Earthquake Prediction is Possible?

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Coos Bay, OR  –  Southwestern’s geology lecture series continues when Dr. Sarah Minson gives the 15th Annual Cascadia Anniversary Lecture on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Minson will present a lecture on “Imminent Shaking: What Kind of Earthquake Prediction is Possible?”.  Dr. Minson comes to Coos Bay as a distinguished lecturer Lectures Series. For nearly two decades, the IRIS/SSA lecture series has enabled …

Southwestern Astronomy Lecture: Our Active Sun – Flares, CMEs, and the Impacts of Space Weather

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s Associate Professor of Physics, Dr. Aaron Coyner will present “Our Active Sun: Flares, CMEs, and the Impacts of Space Weather”, a free lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts, on the Coos campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Dr. Aaron Coyner is a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar …

Nature’s Coastal Holiday Creates Scholarship at Southwestern

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Festival of Lights to benefit students attending college’s Curry Campus Brookings, OR – Nature’s Coastal Holiday, a nonprofit bringing the spirit of giving to the community through their Festival of Lights holiday light display in Azalea Park, is partnering with the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to offer three scholarships for students attending the Curry Campus in Brookings, Oregon. These scholarships …

Southwestern president is 2019 Outstanding Community College Administrator

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Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) announced Dr. Patty Scott, President of Southwestern Oregon Community College, is its Howard Cherry Award for Outstanding Community College Administrator of the year.  Oregon’s community colleges honored Dr. Scott on Nov. 7 at the annual OCCA conference at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, OR. “Patty is invested in Oregon and its …

Aspen Institute Names Southwestern as a Top 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for 2021 Aspen Prize

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Coos Bay, OR – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Southwestern Oregon Community College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Southwestern is the only school in Oregon invited to apply, and joins the …