Free Showing of "The Watchman's Canoe" at Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s “Leadership SWOCC” is proud to partner with the Multicultural Club and Associated Student Government to present diverse and inclusive events as part of this year’s campus Spring Fest. We will show the locally-filmed and award-winning movie The Watchman’s Canoe directed by Barri Chase of Light Dancing Productions. Please join us Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00) on the Coos campus of Southwestern, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, in Eden Hall Room 1. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food or gently-used clothing to benefit the Student Supply Closet will be gratefully accepted.

We will host a question and answer session with Chase and the cast after the film. Snacks and beverages will be provided in the Eden Hall Lobby.

WHAT: The Watchman’s Canoe
WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00)
WHERE: Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, Eden Hall Room 1

Leadership SWOCC is a course introducing college employees to departments and services on campus and in our community, which promote student success and mission fulfilment. A variety of instructors introduce collaborative leadership skills to identify and develop the qualities of effective leadership and teamwork that are essential for career, organizational, and personal success.

The Watchman's Canoe Poster

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled winter term 2017-2018. 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 must receive a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99 in at least 12 credits
  • •    Dean’s List – students must receive a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 in at least 12 credits

Academic Honors List

Geology Lecture Series at Southwestern

Photo of author Dr. David Montgomery  Image of Book Cover, Growing a Revolution

Coos Bay, OR  –  Southwestern’s geology lecture series is pleased to welcome back geologist and MacArthur Fellow Dr. David R. Montgomery to Southwestern on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Montgomery will present a lecture based on his book, “Growing A Revolution – Bringing Our Soil Back to Life.” Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. Dr. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution. He cuts through standard debates about conventional and organic farming to show why regenerative agriculture can benefit farmers and the land. By combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Dave makes the case for an inspiring vision where agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems by helping feed all of us, cool the planet, and restore life to the land.

Dr. Montgomery received a BS from Stanford and a PhD from UC Berkley. Dave is a professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. His approachable writing has made him a three-time winner of the Washington State Book Award and recipient of the Shea Award presented by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Additionally, he has numerous publications in all of the leading peer reviewed scientific journals, including Nature, Science, Geology, GSA Today, and more.

Join us in the lobby before and after Dr. Montgomery’s talk to discuss our south coast links to soil with representatives from the following groups starting at 6:30 pm: Coquille Indian Tribe; OSU Coos County Master Gardener’s Program; South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Coos Watershed Association.

Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College's website at https://livestream.com/SWOCC/geology2017-18. The final talk in the series this academic year will be by Dr. Josh Roering (University of Oregon) with “Lakes: How geologic accidents help us decipher past earthquakes, climate, and landscapes in Cascadia” on May 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill, the Southwestern Foundation and the College. 

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

Anne Nolin with sled on snowy hill

 

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series continues with Dr. Anne Nolin, speaking about “Snow-Forest Interactions in a Changing World” at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Hales Center for Performing Arts.

Dr. Anne Nolin is a Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University where she leads the Mountain Hydroclimatology Research Group. Her research focuses on the interactions of climate with mountain snowpacks and glaciers. Funded by NASA, National Science Foundation, and US Geological Survey she has published on “at risk” snow and melting glaciers from Alaska to the Andes, and helped pioneer new ways of mapping snow and glaciers from space. Dr. Nolin received her Ph.D. degree in Geography from the University of California Santa Barbara. She worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Colorado, spending several field seasons on the Greenland ice sheet prior to joining the faculty at Oregon State University. She is a member of the NASA Science Team for the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument and has won two NASA group achievement awards. She has served as an Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC AR4), and Associate Editor for Water Resources Research, The Cryosphere, and the Journal of Hydrometeorology.

Join us in the lobby before and after Dr. Nolin’s talk to discuss our south coast links to water, forests and the climate with representatives from the following groups starting at 6:30 pm: the Coquille Tribe; the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians; South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Coos Watershed Association.

Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College's web site at https://livestream.com/SWOCC/geology2017-18. Additional talks scheduled this year include: Dr. David Montgomery (University of Washington) presenting “Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life” on April 14th and concluding this year with Dr. Josh Roering (University of Oregon) with “Lakes: How geologic accidents help us decipher past earthquakes, climate, and landscapes in Cascadia” on May 19th. Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill, the Southwestern Foundation and the College.

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

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