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 …

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 …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Ocean Worlds: NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission& the Search for Habitability beyond Earth

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Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we are welcoming Dr. Tracy Becker of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas to discuss NASA’s Europa Clipper mission and the search for habitability beyond Earth. The talk will be Livestreamed at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The stream can be accessed …

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

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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 …

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 …

Fire Science students get real-world experience with local agencies

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Photo: Josh Cogburn worked throughout the summer with Coos Forest Protective Association. This photo was taken of him working on the suppression of the recent North Bank fire just south of Coos Bay. Southwestern Oregon Community College works in close partnership with fire agencies in our region. This provides students with real-world experience needed to become professional firefighters. There are …

Questions about Financial Aid? We have answers!

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Join one of our Financial Aid Night Zoom presentations and get help with all aspects of the process. The evening begins with a presentation from our experts, and then general questions from the group will be answered. Afterwards, breakout rooms will be available to work individually with you on specific questions and/or filling out the FAFSA. DATES: October 1st, 6:00-8:00pm October …

5th Annual Writers Day taking place online

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College and the Coos History Museum are proud to present the 5th Annual Writers Day, virtually this year, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2 pm. Join us for readings from our writing contest winners, and special guest speakers Peter Nathaniel Malae, Melissa Stephenson, and Nastashia Minto.    Peter Nathaniel Malae is the author of the novels, Son …