Geology Lecture Series – You Are What You Eat: How Nutrients in Coastal Sediments Affect Life

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series continues virtually with Dr. Jessica Labonté, on the topic “You Are What You Eat: How Nutrients in Coastal Sediments Affect Life” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 via Livestream at the college website (https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21).   Dr. Labonté received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Laval University, and …

Community Cooking Classes offered spring term

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, throughout spring 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 …

Jordyn Tippett named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

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Coos Bay, OR — Southwestern Oregon Community College is thrilled to announce that student Jordyn Tippett has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. This accolade comes on the heels of her being selected for the All-Oregon Academic Team. Having moved to Coos Bay four years ago, at Southwestern, Jordyn has been …

TRIO Rocks!

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COOS BAY, Ore. – Since Covid-19 has radically changed the way students connect with each other in our community, the TRIO staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) has been extra-creative finding ways to safely engage their students in learning and community service opportunities. Southwestern received its first TRIO grant in 1991 and now has four TRIO projects that serve …

GED is first step on path to an engineering career

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Didn’t complete high school? Don’t let it close doors permanently in your life. Meet Zac Warner, who is studying physics and engineering. He’s a stellar example of what’s possible.  Zac came to Southwestern and earned his GED in 2019. His high score on the GED exams earned him a big scholarship to start college on a pathway to a career.  …

We can’t wait: New health and science labs open fall 2021!

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Fall term 2021, COVID-willing, Southwestern’s science, nursing and paramedicine instructors will welcome students into their new labs. Imagine working on a team of inventors in a highly advanced physics and engineering lab. You (or maybe your daughter or son) study alongside a trained NASA scientist. You experiment with solar power systems and other forms of energy. New equipment. New technology. …

Southwestern offers Free GED® and Adult Basic Education Courses Spring Term 2021

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes ONLINE Spring Term 2021. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas. …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Explore Solar Wind

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern welcomes Dr. Craig DeForest of Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado to discuss the exploration of our heliospheric environment and the solar wind with the new PUNCH mission. Dr. DeForest will speak via Southwestern’s Livestream at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested community …

Geology Lecture: Radon – the Invisible Geological Killer

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series continues virtually with Dr. Scott Burns, speaking about “Radon – the Invisible Geological Killer” at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, via Livestream at the college website (https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21). A professor emeritus of geology at Portland State University (PSU), Dr. Burns specializes in engineering and environmental geology, soils, geomorphology, Quaternary …

Southwestern students recognized for Academic Honors Fall Term 2020

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled fall term 2020-2021. 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 …