Sunday, July 12, 2020

Commencement speeches seek to inspire graduates

Remember the commencement speech at graduation? Did it motivate, inspire and encourage you: that is usually the intention. To mark this life transition, speeches urge graduating students to make a change in the world,...

ASCOCC funds sharps containers: Safely dispose needles on campus

Diabetics on campus will soon have a safe place to discard needles. A proposal to install biohazard “sharps containers” in campus restrooms was recently passed by the Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College. The...

Operation Don’t Go Broke: Planning events on a budget

Operation Don't Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful ways to save in college. Summer shindigs are on the horizon. Plan an event that won't break the bank by following tips from "Party-Planna Anna." Make...

30 things to do before you’re 30

College can be a place to reinvent yourself and at Central Oregon Community College the average age of students is 30-years-old. Before you turn 30, step outside your comfort zone and try something new. Here...

Something to eat in the street

Food-carts are a  tradition on the east coast and they’ve just recently started to turn up in Central Oregon. This summer try some of the tastiest food on the street and to start you...

Obamacare: Examining the health care plan

Health insurance is about to change in the U.S. The Affordable Health Care Act known as “Obamacare” goes into effect January 2014.This act, passed on March 21, 2010, will bring many changes to all health...

Livable wages in two years or less

Students are finding a fast track to the workforce without a four-year degree. At Central Oregon Community College, students are earning technical certificates and two-year degrees that can place them into a growing job market,...

Bilingual candidates have advantage in job search

Learning a foreign language could give you skills that would help you get a job, according to Joshua Evans, Central Oregon Community College Assistant Professor of Spanish. Evans believes knowing a second language gives potential...

Operation Don’t Go Broke: Listen to the music you love for less

Operation Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college. If you love music but have a problem with stealing it, then you may not have much of...

XCEED program takes would-be entrepreneurs from idea to reality

Eric Spieth was hired to build a world-class business program from scratch in 2011. Today, that program is XCEED, a 15-week course Spieth teaches at Central Oregon Community College. “We wanted to create a course that...