Geology Lecture: How the Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake enabled us to divine our seismic future

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series has gone virtual for 2020-2021. To continue our series, on October 10, 2020 at 7 pm, Dr. Ross S. Stein will present a lecture on “How the Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Enabled Us to Divine our Seismic Future”.  Dr. Ross S. Stein is CEO and cofounder of Temblor, Inc., Adjunct Professor …

Southwestern’s Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture Series presents Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Jason Hafner from Rice University in Houston, Texas to present at the first lecture of our 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture series. Dr. Hafner is a physics, astronomy and chemistry professor who will discuss his biomedical research on nanotechnology applications and how it may apply to early diagnosis of medical conditions and …

Study shows college a major economic player

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Southwestern grads added $80 million to local economy SOUTH COAST — What is the economic impact of Southwestern Oregon Community College to the South Coast? Your mind might immediately go to a college’s output — highly skilled nurses, forestry techs, teachers, welders, chefs, firefighters and more. These people are part of the picture. Most of Southwestern’s graduates stay here and work …

Southwestern Offers Free Virtual Tutoring for High School Students

Kelsey Guenther News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to offer free virtual tutoring services for high school students. Teachers and students are encouraged to utilize this service to help them navigate the upcoming school year. Starting September 14, Southwestern student tutors will be available via Zoom Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – …

Business Management Entrepreneurship degree

Anne Matthews News

Thinking about getting your business degree? No need for a “gap year” – maintain your flexibility (and sanity) with our part-time option. Southwestern’s Business Management/Entrepreneurship Associate of Applied Science degree is an online program with added opportunities to collaborate with other students and local business leaders. Enroll now and receive our College Nuts & Bolts workshop FREE, and get a …

Southwestern offers Community Education courses fall term

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering noncredit Community Education classes online and face-to-face during fall term 2020. For remote learning, instructors will be utilizing our online learning platform through myLakerLink, as well as Zoom. Fall term begins on September 14, 2020 and runs through November 25, 2020. Some classes may be short-term with specific dates. Registration is …

Southwestern Foundation Congratulates 2020-21 Scholarship Recipients

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Coos Bay, OR – The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation is proud to congratulate their 2020-21 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 107 scholarships totaling more than $160,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year. “Our students need scholarships more than ever during this challenging year and we owe a huge thanks to our donors for providing …

Southwestern celebrates 59th graduating class

Anne Matthews News

COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College hosts its 59th annual commencement on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The College’s ‘virtual’ ceremony will be streamed via our website at www.socc.edu/graduation. A program (available to download) listing all the names of the graduates can be found here as well. Southwestern is especially proud to be celebrating the 2020 graduates who have …

Southwestern plans early start for fall term 2020

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College fall term courses will start on Monday, Sept. 14. The college is taking steps to begin fall term two weeks early to better serve our students during the COVID-19 situation. With this schedule, students will take 11 weeks of classes and the last day of finals will be Wednesday, Nov. 25. This ensures students complete fall term prior to the …