News Briefs Oct 5 2011
COCC’S newspaper editor national finalist
Central Oregon Community College student Kirsteen Wolf, who has served as editor of the college’s student newspaper, “The Broadside,” since 2010, has been named one of three national finalists in the Reporter of the Year competition in the two-year college category by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The award recognizes individuals for outstanding writing and editorial leadership. Factors considered when selecting the finalists were significance and news worthiness of the stories, quality and depth of reporting and the quality of writing and editing.
“I am really grateful for our hard-working team members,” said Wolf. “I also owe a lot to our advisor, Erin Marlowe, for all her guidance.”
Winners will receive cash prizes at the ACP’s convention in October.
For information, contact 541-383-7244.
–COCC Press Releases
ASCOCC budget to be higher than projected
The student government’s actual budget is estimated to be higher than projected for fall term. This is based off a higher than anticipated fall enrollment at Central Oregon Community College. For every student at Central Oregon Community College, a fee of a $1.50 per credit, limited to 12 credits, goes to the Associated Students of COCC [ASCOCC], to be allocated for the upcoming school year. The original budget was projected to be $290,000.
If enrollment is higher than expected, “the excess amount of money will be distributed to a variety of different school projects, such as child care and bus passes to outlying areas,” said Student Activities Coordinator and ASCOCC Advisor Taran Underdal.
The actual budget will be announced by the end of this week.
COCC offers Nursing Program orientation on Bend campus
Students interested in applying for Central Oregon Community College’s nursing program may want to attend the program’s orientation offered this week on the Bend campus.
“It is very important to attend the nursing program orientation,” wrote Assistant Director of Admissions and Records Seana Barry in an email.
“The information given is critical in ensuring that students understand the process, so they can complete all requirements by the end of the spring term.”
Last year the nursing program received 191 applications and of those applicants, only 46 were accepted into the program. There are three nursing orientations planned for October. The next one is Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 155 of the Boyle Education Center. For more information, contact Seana Barry at 541-318-3741 or at email@example.com.