Providing nurses for Curry County

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Laura Middleton goes from nursing student, to nurse, to nurse educator Laura Middleton, RN and House Supervisor at Curry General Hospital, wore a lot of different hats before becoming a nurse. Waitressing, real estate, and EMT work all kept her afloat until the timing was right to enter the nursing program at Southwestern. As a single mom attending nursing school, …

Chem team on a powerful mission

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Students lead energy research project In the 1940s, Sci-Fi writer Isaac Asimov envisioned humans harvesting solar power in space and sending it down to power people’s needs on Earth. Engineers are still working on that one. What if scientists could create better solar panels here on Earth? What if it could be in the form of an ultra-thin organic film? …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Southwestern to showcase research results by STEM student researchers

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Coos Bay, OR – As our final Physics and Astronomy Lecture event of the 2021-22 academic year, Southwestern Oregon Community College will feature the research work done by our student researchers and staff during winter and spring terms. The symposium will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7 pm on the Coos campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay) in Umpqua …

Geology Lecture: “The Last Lecture? Oribatid Mites, Conodonts and Musings from Nearly Four Decades in the College Classroom”

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series concludes for the 2021-22 academic year with a talk by Dr. Ron Metzger, Professor of Earth Sciences at Southwestern with “The Last Lecture? Oribatid Mites, Conodonts and Musings from Nearly Four Decades in the College Classroom”. The talk will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm in …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture: Exploring Eclipses at the Edge of Space

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Angela Des Jardins, Director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium and principal investigator of the NASA- and NSF-sponsored Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) to present “Exploring Eclipses at the Edge of Space” on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm. The lecture can be accessed …

Southwestern Hosts Alumni Weekend and Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) and the SWOCC Foundation invite the community and businesses to participate in a celebration of alumni. Festivities will take place June 3-4, 2022, and include a Golf Tournament (to fundraise for scholarships) and a Hall of Fame ceremony. Friday, June 3: All Day = Campus Tours: call 541-888-1595 or click HERE …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astroparticle Astronomy

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Tonia Venters with her lecture “Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astoparticle Astronomy”. This will be a virtual lecture to provide insight into astroparticle astronomy. The lecture will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, May 16, 2022, and will be streamed live via our website here: https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2021-22. Dr. …

Southwestern hosts “Walk for Peace” Event

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Coos Bay, OR – Coinciding with Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2022, Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Associated Student Government, International Club, and Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a “Walk for Peace” event at the College track from 5:30 -7:00 pm, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. The goal of the event is to raise money for the United Nations …

Southwestern students recognized for Academic Honors for winter term 2022

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled winter term for the 2021-2022 academic school year. 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 …

Southwestern hosts open house for those considering college

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Coos Bay, OR – Spring Into Action! There’s still time to apply for college and financial aid for summer and fall terms 2022. To help get you started, Southwestern is hosting open house events (virtually and in-person) April 18 and 19, 2022 for Coos and Curry County residents. Events take place between 5 and 6 pm. All events are FREE! In-person events …