Bandon Women invest in SWOCC scholarship

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – The community giving group 100 Strong Bandon has joined with Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to help students succeed, making a $2,375 donation to the Barbara Dodrill Scholarship.  The women’s volunteer group meets four times a year to raise funds for nonprofit charities that benefit Bandon-area residents. The group’s members chose this project to honor retired SWOCC instructor …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers virtual cooking classes to the community

Anne Matthews News, OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, throughout winter term. Classes include a food supply box that participants pick-up at OCCI the day before each class, from 3 to 5 pm. We have a no-contact procedure. Face coverings are required. All classes are conducted live using …

South Coast Innovation Challenge 2021

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Southwestern Students: Do you have ideas that could become a new invention to solve challenges in our everyday lives? Do you like competing for cash and prizes? If so, Invent Oregon (inventOR) is the competition for you. The first stop on the road to inventOR involves participation in the local South Coast Innovation Challenge 2021. Student teams of two or …

Disaster Recovery Guide Available to Help Oregon Businesses

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COOS BAY, Ore – The Southwestern Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched a new Disaster Recovery Guide for businesses impacted by the recent wildfires. This guide helps business owners understand and assess their situation so they can make the best decisions in the recovery process.  The Disaster Assistance Guide is based on the experiences of Small Business Development Center …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute Competition Team Fundraiser: Thanksgiving Bazaar!

Anne Matthews News, OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) is once again offering their annual Thanksgiving Fundraising Bazaar featuring all your holiday favorites. Orders can be placed until Friday, November 20, 2020; curbside, no-contact pickup on November 25, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm at OCCI, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Pumpkin Pie: $15 (2 …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers virtual cooking classes to the community

Anne Matthews News, OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, with Chef Randy Torres. Brunch is the best, isn’t it? Learn how to take your brunch to the next level. Chef Torres will demonstrate the skills to help you achieve your Blissful Brunch. Cook along with the expert via Zoom in your own kitchen. Sat., Dec. 5; 11 am – 2 pm; $75 fee includes …

Geology Lecture: Life at the Edge of What Is Possible – Microbial Biosignatures in the Lower Oceanic Crust

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture series continues virtually for 2020-21 on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (note special time). Dr. Ginny Edgcomb, with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will present a lecture on Life at the edge of what is possible: Microbial biosignatures in the lower oceanic crust. Dr. Edgcomb joins us as an Ocean Discovery …

Partnership improves college connection with Native American students

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce a new four-year partnership with Oregon State University and the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The three organizations have joined to increase outreach, activities and paid internship opportunities for local Native American pre-college and college students. The project is funded by a $289,000 U.S. …

Southwestern and Southern Oregon University partner to offer teacher education pathways to south coast residents

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will be facilitating a free information session regarding Southern Oregon University’s satellite teacher preparation program. The presentation will be held virtually on Zoom, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 5 pm – 6 pm.   The educational partnership between Southwestern Oregon Community College and Southern Oregon University is opening the door for new …

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

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Southwestern’s Multi-Cultural Club and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee invite all to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and resilience of indigenous people with us on October 12, 2020. Join us for two virtual presentations: Chief Ivy of the Coquille Indian Tribe and Jesse Beers of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw will speak about the history and …