Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites you to join us in celebrating the achievements of our student inventors who participated in our campus wide Invent Oregon (InventOR) program. The showcase will be Saturday April 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Eden Hall Room 1 on the Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. 

Our 5-member student team will present the invention prototype they will be taking to statewide levels of the InventOR competition to a panel of judges from the community. In addition to the showcase, we will have a panel discussion featuring contributions from Portland State University, InventOR competition sponsors and community business leaders.

The InventOR Collegiate Challenge is a statewide competition for Oregon College/University Innovators sponsored by Portland State University, The Lemelson Foundation, Business Oregon, and the Oregon Community Foundation.

For more information please contact Dr. Aaron Coyner, Physics Instructor at Southwestern, at 541-888-7244.

Technology Career Panel Discussion - March 22 - 1pm

Following the Executech Technology Conference for Business Professionals Southwestern will hots an IT Tech Career Panel Discussion that is geared toward high school juniors, seniors, college students, and anyone interested in a career in IT. Join us for a panel discussion by IT Professionals and Educators. This is a chance for people to explore careers in the IT field. Come learn about opportunities in the tech industry, paths to breaking into tech careers, and skills for success. Panel participants will be telling their individual stories.


Technology Career Panel Discussion

Friday - March 22, 2019, 1pm – 3pm

Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay

Empire Hall – Lakeview Room E

Attendance is Free.


Persons interested in attending must register by emailing Piper Lisseveld at

For more information call 541-888-7456.

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 Coos Bay, OR  –  Southwestern’s Geology Club will be hosting Dina Pavlis on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm on the Coos campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, in Eden Hall Room 1 for a talk on “The Oregon Dunes: Past, Present and Future”. Dina Pavlis has lived and played on the Oregon dunes for over 15 years. A volunteer interpretive ranger, photographer and author, she has a special skill in delivering the story of the dunes in a way that is exciting, understandable and engaging for people of all ages. Dina is a member of the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (, a group of stakeholders and community volunteers working together to save the Oregon dunes.

dina pavlis photo of dunes

The Oregon dunes are important to our coastal communities, both economically and ecologically. Yet, the dunes are disappearing before our eyes. Author and Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative member, Dina Pavlis, will focus on the geologic history of the Oregon dunes including why they exist, current threats to our dune system from invasive plants and what’s being done to try and save them. Additionally Dina will touch on the wildlife and plants that can be found in the dunes. Join us for this free presentation that is open to all on our Oregon dunes to find out more about this vanishing resource and what is being done to save it.

For additional information, please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.

New Evening & Weekend Classes added for Winter Term

Call the Student First Stop Center 541-888-7352 or Register online at myLakerLink (24/7).

Classes start January 7!


MTH*20 Basic Mathematics
Tues. & Thurs. 5:00-6:50 pm
Jesse Yeager

MTH*98 Math Literacy
Tues. & Thurs. 7:00-8-50 pm
Jesse Yeager

PS*202 American Government Policy Issues
Thursday 6:00-8:50 pm
Fred Brick

PSY*202 General Psychology
Tuesday 6:00-8:50 pm
Nate Douda

PSY*232 Psychology of Humor
Wednesday 6:00-8:50 pm
Bill Simon

SPAN*102 First Year Spanish
Mon. & Wed. 4:00-5:50 pm
Michael Campbell

WR*115 Introduction to Expository Writing
Michael Winston

WR*115 Introduction to Expository Writing
Saturday 9:00-11:50 am

WR*121 English Composition
Wednesday 6:00-8:50 pm
Vistoria Ramirez

WR*122 English Composition
Tuesday 6:00-8:50 pm
Michael Winston

WR*242 Imaginative Poetry Writing
Tuesday 6:00-8:50 pm
Nicole Freim

BI*102 General Biology
Tues. & Thurs. 6-8:50 pm
Amy Burgess

BA*110 Group Dynamics for Teams (Hybrid)
Monday 6-7:50 pm
Machelle Maddox

CIS*120 Concepts of Computing (Hybrid)
Tuesday 6-7:50 pm
Steve Ryan