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Oct. 9, 2013 | | Vol. 61, Issue 1

Textbook theft last year reached $150,000, police involved Scott Greenstone The Broadside


end Police are looking into the theft of $150,000 worth of textbooks through all last year. This could be the result of an “organized effort,” according to Ron Paradis, director of College Relations at Central Oregon Community College. Over one thousand textbooks were stolen from the COCC bookstore last year, Paradis said. “In the past, all it probably would have been was somebody sneaking a book every now and then,” Paradis said. “This is obviously more.” Lori Willis, bookstore and auxiliary services director, has worked for COCC for 16 years and has never seen this much theft. “Typically the loss on an annual basis is around one percent of our gross sales,” Willis said. “What this amount did is put us in the three to four percent category.” Willis said for a university or college bookstore in

▲ In reaction to increased theft, the bookstore has put all textbooks behind registers, with the staff retrieving them for students.


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has reconfigured their checkout process, putting all the textbooks behind checkout counters at the back, according to Willis. Students will hand employees their student schedule, employees will retrieve the books, and students will pick which books they want to buy. “We’re actually hoping it will be quicker,” Willis said. “There’s a few college bookstores that use this system already. We’re just learning as Photos by Jeremy Pierce | The Broadside we go along.” Students who have any info on the Portland or Eugene, this would be normal, but for bookstore theft or possible suspects can contact Bend COCC this is beyond what she’s dealt with. Police Department at 541-322-2960 or Campus Public Paradis believes this could be the result of an orga- Safety at 541-383-7272. nized effort to steal from the bookstore. “When Lori [Willis] talks about the fact that some (contact: of the schools in the valley have higher thefts,” Paradis said, “there are organized efforts at times and we don’t know whether that’s the case over here or not. But it’s kind of a known thing that there are people who go from bookstore to bookstore and figure out what their vulnerabilities are and take advantage of it.” Numbers were high enough that when Willis told Campus Public Safety, they contacted Bend Police Department, Paradis said. “Bend Police are investigating possible leads,” Paradis said, “seeing what the issue might be.” This year, the bookstore ▲ Last year, the COCC bookstore reported a jump in losses at about $150,000 for the year.

OSU-Cascades expansion finds a home Darwin Ikard The Broadside


he future of higher education in Central Oregon just got one step closer. Oregon State UniversityCascades received approval to purchase two properties totaling over 56 acres on Bend’s west-side for their campus expansion. The proposal to purchase the adjacent lots, totaling just under $13 million was

heard and approved by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education’s Finance and Administration Committee Sept. 20. The purchases cannot be finalized until a due diligence process is completed by March 30, 2014. Of concern is the larger 46 acre parcel on Simpson Avenue, which contains a pumice mine that will have to be mitigated before building can begin. According to the committee’s docket, an estimated

1.6 million cubic yards will be needed to fill the existing pit on-site, with costs expected to be $4 to $7 million. “We have a six month due diligence [on the larger property], because it’s a much more complicated property,” said Becky Johnson, vice president of OSU-Cascades. “It’s more time to make sure that it will work for our purposes before we can actually close on the deal.” Another concern about

the expansion is the impact it will have on the surrounding neighborhoods. “There are some neighbors concerned, and rightly so,” Johnson said. In response, members of the OSU-Cascades have teamed up with both private and public interests within the community to create a Campus Expansion Advisory Committee. See OSU-Cascades, page 3

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editorials EDITORIAL


What time is it? Involvement time!

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Scott Greenstone

Molly Svendson The Broadside

MANAGING EDITOR Andrew Greenstone


elcome to school, COCC and OSU-Cascades students! When you get a job, a good boss wants to see you not just clocking in and clocking out, but making friendships and feeling at home in your workplace. If you feel like you belong at work, you’re more likely to stay hired. Your college is the same way. If you feel at home here, Shawna Elsberry at Retention says, you’ll be supported when you feel tired or discouraged and will stand less chance of dropping off and deciding college isn’t for you. There are a wide variety of ways to get involved at COCC and guess what? You’re already paying for a lot of them. When you pay tuition, you also pay student fees. Those fees go toward clubs and programs on campus, so if you’re paying for them already, why not take part? But clubs and events are more than just a fun thing to be part of or do. So many skills for getting a job after graduation can be learned from clubs or programs on campus. From leading peers to giving presentations, drafting a budget to networking with others, there are a variety of valuable skills you can learn simply by be-


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ing involved. For students attending classes mainly on branch campuses, see about the possibility of starting a club there. And if it is ever a possibility to come to the Bend campus to join us for many of the activities throughout the year, you would be more than welcome. One of the best things about COCC and OSU-Cascades is we are all part of a cohesive community. Every student on each of the campuses is a part of this community and we want every student to feel welcome here. Getting involved is a great way to not only be comfortable and feel welcomed on campus but also create connections that will help you as you eventually graduate and head out into the workforce. You are here at college to get an education and to gain skills that can further your career. Work it right and college can be one of the most exciting times of your life. However, it also can be one of the most stressful when you are worrying about studying, tests, and financial aid. So it’s nice to have some way you can go and have fun and be connected within the COCC community. So hurray for all of our COCC and OSU-Cascades students! We are excited to see what happens on campus this year and you are the ones to make it happen. (contact:

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Mostly in the campus center.” -Elisa Jones, early childhood education.

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OSU-Cascades, from Page 1 Matt Shinderman is a senior instructor and program lead of sustainability at OSUCascades and co-chairs the advisory committee. “Most of the issues to be worked through revolve

around potential neighborhood impacts,” Shinderman said. “Parking, housing availability, transit and traffic, public safety, and burden on utilities; those are all the challenges.” Despite these challenges and the mine mitigation

costs, Johnson feels that this location was the best option, given the scarcity of such large parcels with existing utilities in the area. “We went for the better deal for the taxpayers, and for the students who are paying tuition,” Johnson said.

▲ The 46-acre parcel that’s been agreed upon for the site of Oregon State University’s new campus is on Simpson Ave. in Bend’s westside.

The central location, which is within 3 miles of both Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District, was also a factor in the decision, according to Johnson. “We think this is a more desirable location from a student’s perspective,” Johnson said, “that they would enjoy being closer to [Mt. Bachelor], and closer to downtown and Old Mill.” The approval is a major step in a process that began four years ago, when a Higher Education Assessment Team was created to define the long term vision for higher e ducation in Central Oregon. Two years later a proposal was made to expand to a four year campus, and within six weeks $1.5 million was raised from the commu-

nity in support of the project, eventually growing to 4 million, Johnson said. The support continued, with local law-makers helping the university to acquiring $16 million in bonds from state legislature in the 2013-2015 budget. “Everybody has been on board,” Johnson said. In addition, the state has issued another $4 million in revenue bonds that will have to be paid back by the university through student tuition. Through the expansion, OSU-Cascades hopes to provide lower division curriculum to accommodate freshman and sophomores by fall 2015, but Johnson said that Central Oregon Community College will still be an important partner. “We still expect the majority of our students for many years in this near future will come through COCC transfer programs,” Johnson said. “We will have a shuttle that runs between the campuses, and there will be a lot of partnerships.” (contact:

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STRIVE pushes through funding loss with help from COCC, Warm Springs Scott Greenstone The Broadside


ummer Training to Revive Indigenous Vision and Empowerment happened this year because the student government invested $13,000. With help from the Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, and Central Oregon Community College, STRIVE provided students from Warm Springs a week-long look at college life. Gina Ricketts, Native American program director at COCC, said the COCC support was indicative of an administrationwide attitude. “That’s a testament to how they really do want Native American students here,” Ricketts said. “It’s not just talk.” STRIVE costs $1,000 per student and up until 2013, the weeklong program had been funded completely by the College Access Challenge Grant. That grant was discontinued nationwide this year, according to Ricketts. However, Ricketts and her team were still able to run the

program because of $10,000 from something like STRIVE had been the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian available, she wouldn’t have felt Foundation, $13,000 in student so alone. fees from ASCOCC, and the colRicketts believes STRIVE is lege donating use of residence indispensable because it acclihalls for the week. mates high schoolers to an unSodexo joined in by giving known experience. STRIVE a food discount. Ricketts “It gives them access to college said Sodexo was sensitive to stu- life,” Ricketts said. “And that may dents’ wants. seem odd, but to many Native “They were great,” said Rick- American students from families etts. “I told them the kids wanted where they’re first generation colmashed potatoes, and that night lege students, it’s something they we had mashed potatoes.” need.” Even COCC’s president showed support for the program. “Dr. Middleton came to our closing ceremony,” Ricketts said. “On a Saturday morning. He didn’t have to come. He didn’t even give a speech. I asked him if he wanted to speak, and he said no.” Ricketts has known the value of such a program for a long time. When Ricketts was in high school, her counselor told her to “go work Photo submitted by Gina Ricketts in the mill” because she ▲ During STRIVE, Jim Stedman was hardly college matetaught a class on coyote myths. rial. Ricketts admits that if

Of the 13 students who attended STRIVE this year, the youngest was 13 and the oldest two were seniors. “Both the high school seniors are coming to COCC this fall,” Ricketts said. STRIVE’s other main goal is to create leaders. To that end, six current COCC students were hired to chaperone and mentor the visiting students. Kurt Killinger, one of the student leaders and a returning member of the student government, said he was “very proud” to be involved. “I participated in activities such as hiking to Tumalo Falls and other facilitators’ workshops,” Killinger said in an email to The Broadside. “[They were a] great group of students who participated well and are looking forward to next year.” Students took classes tailored to their background such as “Who’s Your Coyote?”, a course about legends featuring the trickster coyote. Jim Stedman, the COCC professor who taught the class, said he had “a ball.” “What a tremendous experi-

ence,” Stedman said. “The idea of seeing just what it (college) looks like and how it feels.” The point of the class was to help students embrace and internalize their heritage. “Taking the formula of the ancient tale of the trickster, and putting modern clothes on it,” Stedman said. “So instead, you have Coyote gets lost in Portland, Coyote tries out for the Red Sox.” Stedman had the students take the legends and apply them to their own lives. “The only way the tradition remains alive [is] if we incorporate it,” Stedman said. “If you don’t have that connection, the legend dies.” At the beginning of the class, Stedman thought the main challenge would be that the students “didn’t have to be there.” Stedman had no roster, but it didn’t take him long to realize he didn’t need one. “I came out of it seeing that the students really wanted to be there,” Stedman said. “They were there for the right reasons.” (contact:

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COCC student will be selected to help choose new president Scott Greenstone The Broadside


The Board of Directors wants to appoint a student who is not intimidated, as the role they’re going to be playing is very important, according to Abernethy. “Is this someone who will keep the student body’s needs in mind?” Abernethy said. The student must meet certain requirements, including registering in at least six credits each term of the 2013-14 school year and having “good academic standing,” according to COCC Enrollment Services. The board is looking for students who have demonstrated leadership at COCC, such as student government, student club leaders, student ambassadors, resident assistants, Broadside student leader-

ship, and other campus activity involvement. “As a college, we exist to serve our students,” Moore said. “It’s extremely important when hiring a new president to have student voice involved.” The student will work inside of the committee to help create a candidate profile, a picture of what skills a desirable college president should have, according to Abernethy. “Are they good public speakers? Will they be effective legislators?” Abernethy said. “You have to have someone who can wear a lot of different hats.” The committee also needs to look for someone who is right for the period the college is going through. “Jim Middleton has been a very, very effective change agent,” Abernethy said. “During his 10 years he’s reacted to growth of more than double in enrollment by adding new campuses and new facilities. ...But for this next period, what I think we need is more of a maintainer.”

ne student will help choose Central Oregon Community College’s next president this fall. COCC’s Board of Directors is looking for someone to represent the student constituency in a screening committee, according to Alicia Moore, Dean of Students at COCC. “We want students who are engaged at the campus and are familiar with the issues facing students,” Moore said. Working with other members who represent various constituencies of COCC, the student will help screen the pool of applicants for president and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will make the ultimate decision on who is hired, according to Moore. The student will be selected in October to work on a volunteer basis throughout fall and winter term. The goal is to have the new president chosen and ready to go by the end of March, according to Bruce Broadside File Photo Abernethy, Chairman ▲ Jim Middleton, current President of of the COCC Board of COCC, will be retiring in June 2014 Directors.

(contact: sgreenstone@

New VPs Experience Spans Continents Darwin Ikard The Broadside


rom rural Ghana in West Africa to Central Oregon, Charles Abasa-Nyarko, newly hired Vice President for Instruction, brings his unique experiences to Central Oregon Community College. Charles Abasa-Nyarko became the new Vice President for Instruction at COCC on July 1 following a nationwide search to replace Karin Hilgersom, who filled the position from July 2010 through Feb 2013. As VP of Instruction, Abasa-Nyarko will hire faculty, promote academic programs, and decide on the instruction budgets. Abasa-Nyarko brings over 25 years of experience in higher education to COCC, including teaching, consulting, and administration. Twelve of those years were spent at the community college level. “I like the smaller class sizes,” Abasa-Nyarko said, “You can interact more with your students.” Abasa-Nyarko will be working with an executive team including the president, VP for Administration, dean of students, and the public relations officer, to promote student success. “The number one focus is students, students, students,” AbasaNyarko said. “We are here because of the students.” President of COCC, James Middleton, who was part of the hiring process, said Abasa-Nyarko’s past experiences matched well with what would be expected of him at COCC. “The VP for Instruction is in charge of faculty hiring, promotion of all of the academic programs, facilities, equipment, and budgeting relative to delivery of instruction,” Middleton said. “We were pleased to see that he had experience in doing the same responsibilities at other institutions.”

Photo by Darwin Ikard | The Broadside

▲ Charles Abasa-Nyarko, COCC’s new VP of Instruction, brings to the job experience from work in the U.S. and a heritage from Ghana in West Africa. Abasa-Nyarko grew up in the Volta region of Ghana, Africa, a rural forested area in the southeast part of the country. “We had no electricity or running water,” Abasa-Nyarko said, and with few vehicles in his village there was “a lot of walking.” The oldest of 11 children, AbasaNyarko was the first in his family to attend high school, which was forty miles from his village. “Being the oldest, everything was invested in me,” Abasa-Nyarko said. After high school, Abasa-Nyarko earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Ghana. He then taught three years in Nigeria, saving money to come to America, where he earned his doctorate in international studies. He has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years, and is married with three children, all of whom are college graduates. The new position brings him to the west coast for the first time in his professional career. “Everyone has been very welcoming,” Abasa-Nyarko said. “It’s a good place to live, and a good place to work.” (

COCC incident reports, September 20 to October 1 Incident Date






Reports of a suspicious person around the Campus Services building.

Campus Services


Policy Violation-Alcohol Custodian locates alcoholic beverage containers in trash.



Reports of a possible disturbance in the Barber Library parking Lot.

Barber Library



Disturbance reported in the Barber Library from staff.

Barber Library



Reports of a possible threat against Oregon State University increase awareness on campus




Reports of a medical emergency in the Bookstore

Book Store



Reports of a disturbance on the Madras Campus

Madras Campus


Found Property

Found property in the Juniper Hall parking lot.

Parking Lot Bend



Narcotics call at the Juniper Residence Hall

Juniper Res. Hall


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Juniper Hall at max capacity Photos by Vera Holiday | The Broadside

Scott Greenstone The Broadside

▲ Brad Perkins contemplating new beginnings.


or the first time in three years, Juniper Residence Hall is at its maximum capacity for amount of dorm students. Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades’ dorms, which can accommodate 102 students, were filled to the brim by move-in day, according to Megan Bernard, Resident Director of the dorms. “For the past three years, we’ve had an average of about eighty five percent

full,” Bernard said. The Juniper Hall staff was considering putting three students in one room or putting a student in the Assistant Director’s room, but thankfully no such measures were needed. “We had a waiting list of a couple people, but a few decided on different paths or couldn’t get their financial aid,” Bernard said. “We now have just one opening.” Also this year, there were more repeat students that the last four years since Juniper Hall opened as the dorm, according to Bonnie Steiner, the hall’s maintenance and custodial staff member. Juniper Hall’s replacement, which is in planning and may open by fall 2014, will be able to hold up to 330 students, according to Steiner. (contact: sgreenstone@cocc. edu)

▲ New residents and their parents traversing the steps into Juniper Hall

▲ New redidents carry their belongings into the residence hall.

▲ Empty hall awaits Juniper residents.

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features COCC student recognized as U.S citizen Darwin Ikard The Broadside

It’s an honor and a privilege to call you a fellow citizen of the United States.” With this recorded statement from President Barack Obama, one student’s dream of citizenship was realized. On Sept. 14, the Latino Community Association’s Festival of Cultures was held at Centennial Park in Redmond. The event, which brought together a host of local performers, food vendors, artists, and educators to celebrate diversity in Central Oregon, was highlighted by a naturalization ceremony that saw 15 immigrants from five countries become United States citizens. Central Oregon Community College student Rocio Gonzalez was among the newly welcomed citizens. “It means a lot,” Gonzalez said, holding her naturalization certificate and a small

American flag given at the ceremony. “Words can’t describe it.” Like millions of other young people in the U.S., Gonzalez was brought to this country at a young age by her parents from Mexico. Working with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Gonzalez took the necessary steps to officially become an American citizen. “It’s a long process [and] the test is quite difficult,” Gonzalez said. “You want to learn the history of the United States.” Gonzalez, who is working towards her Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree at COCC, is excited for the new opportunities that being a citizen will present. “It opens a lot of doors,” Gonzalez said. “I did feel like there were limits before this.” Evelyn Sahli, Field Director of the Portland branch of the USCIS, administered the ceremony of naturalization, reading the Oath of Allegiance to the group of new citizens. “It’s the best part of my job,” Sahli said. “It’s emotional every time.”

The USCIS partnered with the Latino Community Association to put together the ceremony. Sahli encourages anyone with questions about citizenship to contact the USCIS. “We are not an enforcement branch,” Sahli said, “we are just here to provide information on some of the benefits that people are qualified for.” As of Jan. 2011, the Department of Homeland security estimates that there are 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, with 46 percent being ages 18 to 34. Redmond Mayor George Endicott spoke of the diversity that is prevalent in the U.S. as he addressed the recipients of naturalization at the ceremony. “This is one example of both diversity and inclusion that is celebrated in America,” Endicott said. “Our culture is made up of different inputs from all over the world. We are all here and we’ve made a great country and I just love it.” (

▲ COCC student Rocio Gonzalez, right, recites Darwin Ikard/the Broadside The Pledge of Allegiance during the Festival of Cultures cereomony

CCI receives national award for sustainability practices Molly Svendsen The Broadside


ascade Culinary Institute received another prestigious award for their efforts to include sustainability as a part of the program. In July 2013, CCI received the annual CAFE/Kendall College Green Award for their practice and teaching of ecological sustainability. CCI had previously received the Organizational Sustainability award from the Environmental Center. Christopher Koetke, vice president of Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, oversaw the applications and selection process for the award. CCI stood out for their creation of one of the first culinary-arts certificates in sustainable food systems, according to Koetke. “Students who earn this certificate learn industry standards of sustainable restaurant practices,” Koetke said. Out of the 49 credits required to complete this certif-

icate, 15 are specific to teaching sustainable practices and applications. “CCI was also recognized for going beyond an operational level of sustainability and applying it in the student run restaurant, Elevation”, Koetke said. Elevation offers a handson applied learning environment for students and one of the schools goals is to teach students skills relating to sustainability that they can apply in the workforce, according to Gene Fritz, director and executive chef of CCI. “Applied learning environments are beneficial for students,” Fritz said. “If students are taking education and applying it, that’s what gives us the most satisfaction.” The student run restaurant, Elevation, focuses on local food sourcing, and works with local farms to develop a menu around seasonal ingredients, according to Fritz. “The menus are designed so customers are getting a taste of sustainability,” Fritz said. “We hope to eventually have a greenhouse on campus where we can have students grow the food then use it in their classes.” Recipients of this award received admission into the cu-

▲ CCI students in front of the herb garden created using the award money linary leadership seminar at Kendal College and a $1,000 award to help further the programs sustainability efforts. The money from the CAFE award was used to create a herb garden in front of the Jungers Culinary building where culinary students can grow and use

the herbs grown there in their cooking. Fritz believes that ecologically sustainable methods will continue to affect not only COCC, but the culinary industry as a whole. “This year one of our main goals is to pursue green restau-

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rant certification, we’re excited to begin that process,” Fritz said.“Sustainability practices will exponentially impact the industry for the positive. If we achieve that, then we’ve done our job well.” (contact:

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Welcome your new faculty

Interviews by Scott Greenstone|the Broadside

Dan Alberghetti Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Fleur Prade French Where are you from? I moved from New Orleans, Louisiana but grew up in Sarasota Florida. Why COCC? I came to COCC because of the opportunity to teach French language Vera Holiday/the Broadside and culture and create Italian Language Courses. I have been teaching French and Italian for the past 3 years. What’s your favorite book/movie? All crime fiction or detective books such as Robert Ludlum novels. I don’t really have one favorite movie. I like the Ocean’s 11, 12, 13 series and I like comedies. How do you connect with students? In my teaching I remind myself what it was like taking a first or second year foreign language course (the stress of learning a new language, being shy of speak in class). I completely understand how students feel when learning a foreign language. Jessica Hammerman History Where are you from? I just moved here from New York City, where I lived in the middle of the West Village, which is a downtown neighborhood of Manhattan. Why COCC? Submitted Photo I have dreamed of moving to the Northwest for a long time. I first heard of COCC when I was invited for an interview. The faculty and the college community were so welcoming and the air smelled so fresh, and the view was incredible. I was sold. Now I just need to meet the most important group-- the students! What do you do on your days off? I like to explore the area surrounding Bend, and I also like to watch TV (ahem, Breaking Bad). It is fascinating that within a few miles you can be in the middle of the farm desert plains and if you drive another direction, you are in the dreamy, cloudy mountains. How do you connect with students? I appreciate the fact that students might not be super-excited about studying history. I take it as my challenge to help students understand why and how to comprehend the past by encouraging them to ask questions that may exist outside of the “conventional” histories.

Where are you from? I moved to Bend from Sheridan Wyoming, but before that I lived in Long Beach California, where I did my graduate studies. Why COCC? That’s easy! COCC is a beautiful campus, in a great city, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and has plenty of outdoor activities. Also, when I came for my interview everyone at the college was super friendly and welcoming. Vera Holiday/the Broadside What’s your favorite book/movie? My all time favorite fiction is Dune by Frank Herbert. My favorite movies are the The Big Lebowski and The Malteze Falcon. I am a huge Bogey and Hitchcock fan. How do I connect with students? I generally like to discourse and I like meeting new people. So I guess you could say I hope to connect with students through shared interests, mutual respect, and engaging in on-campus activities. Mindy Williams Writing Where are you from? I’m a proud Oregon native and grew up in Portland, La Grande, and Eugene, although I’ve been away for quite a while (in California and Colorado). Why COCC? The people, the programs, and the place. COCC has an amazing faculty and staff and an excellent curriculum, and you can’t beat Bend for a place to live. I’m looking forward to Vera Holiday/the Broadside getting to know the student population once classes begin. What do you do on your days off? I love spending time outdoors hiking, snowshoeing, camping, and backpacking. And I’m a big sports fan—especially college football and soccer—so I spend a lot of time cheering for my favorite teams. How do you connect with students? I like to make the work in the classroom meaningful and pertinent for students, so whenever possible I encourage students to generate topics of discussion and inquiry that are relevant for their daily lives. Rebecca Franklin Forest Technology

Jessica Giglio Mathmatics

Where are you from? The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research in Tucson AZ was my home for the last 8 years. Before that I lived in Colorado and California. Why COCC? I have never had the luxury of concentrating my time on one task, so when the opportunity to work full time with students in an educational setting came along, I seized it! What’s your favorite book/movie? I like books in the style of magical realism and horror and science fiction classics like H.P. Lovecraft and Philip K. Dick are really fun. How do you connect with students? Hearing students talk about activities, friends, and family that ignite their interest is so enjoyable, and it lets us connect on a level other than academics. It’s also fun sharing a laugh in the classroom (or lab) over unexpected, frustrating or ridiculous situations that can arise during the school day.

Where are you from? Originally Illinois, and most recently Astoria, Oregon. Why COCC? COCC has a great reputation, everyone I met during the interview process was amazing, and Bend is a beautiful area. What do you do on your days off? I like to read, do yoga, and am hoping to get into hiking more now that I have moved to such a wonderful place for it. I also plan to learn how to ski this winter. How do you connect with students? I make my classroom a very interactive space, and I encourage my students to come by my office anytime!

Meet your R.A.s

Interviews by Molly Svendsen|the Broadside

Photos by Vera Holiday/the Broadside

Kavya Pendakur

Anthony DeVite

Jenn Nelson

Roxie Kanable

Where are you from? Forest Grove, OR What is your major? Biology What prompted you to decide to be an R.A.? I want to use the R.A. position to both demonstrate and expand my leadership skills. How will you help your residents to feel at home at COCC? We want to build a sense of community among the residents by putting on programs aimed at bringing them together and forming a sort of home away from home. Favorite place to hang out on campus? I love spending time at the science center.

Where are you from? Reno, NV What is your major? Criminal Justice What prompted you to decide to be an R.A.? I wanted to be able to help others. How will you help your residents to feel at home at COCC? We put on programs and put up bulletin boards to help the residents to get to know each other and make friends. Favorite place to hang out on campus? The campus center, and the science center for the view

Where are you from? Lake Oswego What is your major? Nursing What prompted you to decide to be an R.A.? Its a great opportunity. I can influence others and help them succeed. How will you help your residents to feel at home at COCC? Be friendly and engage them in conversation and make sure they are doing okay. Favorite place to hang out on campus? I like to study in the science building and upstairs in the library but hanging out would be in Juniper Hall.

Where are you from? Boring, OR What is your major? Natural resources at OSU-Cascades What prompted you to decide to be an R.A.? Its a great opportunity to influence others the way that my R.A.’s influenced me my first few terms. How will you help your residents to feel at home at COCC? Hang out with them, ask questions, and show them fun activities in Bend like Shevlin park, Juniper Swim, Dutch Bros etc... Favorite place to hang out on campus? I love to study in the science center, but most times I hang out in Juniper Hall.

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Hailey Jorgensen Director of Public Relations Role on the council: Coordinating the monthly newsletter, giving press releases, overseeing branch campus programs, running ASCOCC media, updating the website, coordinating social media campaigns, and completing class raps. Area of study at COCC: Right now I’m a general education student. Student at COCC for: I’m hoping to finish my Associates Degree and transfer to another college. Salary: A monthly stipend of $750.00 Goal for 2013-14 council: Getting information out to our students is really a priority to me. I want them to know what we are doing politically such as legislation and lobbying that will protect and fight for student rights and services. I want students to know about the events that the ASCOCC, clubs, and other programs put on. Before I became involved, I didn’t know how great of a school COCC was. Leadership experience: I participated in student government all 4 years of high school where I got a lot of experience with communication, responsibility, and organizing events. Future goals: I really love working with kids. I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing, but I want to help kids and teens.

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Kayla Miller What is your position on council: Director of Events and Activities Description of your role on the council: I plan events throughout the year such as bowling nights, the Thanksgiving food drive, pumpkin carving, etc. I advertise for these events through marketing and social media. I also plan events at our branch campuses. Area of study at COCC: Business Administration Student at COCC for: The 2013-2014 school year is my second year attending COCC Salary: Stipend of $750 a month Goal for 2013-14 council: My goal is to represent COCC in a positive way and to work with on campus entities to increase awareness and attendance of campus wide events. Leadership experience: VP of my high schools Sparrow Club, captain of my high schools dance team, captain of my high schools volleyball team, mediator to Evergreen Middle School, Student Ambassador at COCC 2012-present Future goals: Transfer to a four year university after this school year and earn a degree in business administration.

Stephanie Pedro What is your position on council: Director of Student Organizations Description of your role on the council: Coordinate all student organizations, including room reservation, accounts, maintaining and updating the student organizations manual, determining active and inactive student organizations on campus. Area of study at COCC: Criminal Justice Student at COCC for: This is my second year. Salary: Stipend of $750 a month Goal for 2013-14 council: To create better communication with the clubs. Get people on the branch campuses that want to get involved with Student Government or clubs. Probably more to come. Leadership experience: In high school, I was student council secretary/treasurer for two years and President for my senior year. I was a part of a nonprofit organization known as WHY (Wheeler Helping Youth). We did presentations at the three schools in Wheeler County about prevention of drugs and alcohol and much more. I was in FFA for two years and did a grade school after school reading for spring. Also took a leadership class all four years helping with welcome back events, pep rallies and more.

What is your position on council: Director of Legislative Affairs. Role on council: To coordinate college committee appointments,to act as a legislative connection to the Oregon Community College Student Association, the Oregon Student Association, and the COCC Board of Directors. In addition, I am a liaison to our local House and Senate leaders at the capitol in Salem and also organize and oversee campaigns locally for voter registration and student surveys dealing with student concerns. Lastly, I sit on a variety of committees at COCC including Academic Affairs, Institutional Support, and Diversity. Area of study at COCC: I am a Sociology major and have been a student at COCC full and part time for 3 years. I have my AAOT and General Studies degrees and will be dually enrolled here and at OSU in the winter. Salary: is a $750 per month stipend. Goal for the 2013-14 year: My goal for this year is to continue to be a voice at the capitol and locally to ensure affordability and accessibility to all students from all communities. Leadership experience: My leadership experience ranges from owning my own businesses to running a 3 person study group. My proudest leadership role is being a father to a wonderful 14 year old daughter who is my inspiration for anything I do. Future goals: My future goals are to complete my 4 year degrees, continue working for students rights and of course give the tools of success to my daughter.

Matt Armstead Director of fiscal operations Role on the council: Keeping track of the council budget, and allocations. Making sure we’re not spending more than necessary. Area of study at COCC: Hospitality and tourism business degree Student at COCC for: Over two years Salary: Stipend of $750 a month Goal for 2013-14 council: That we can all work together and remain cohesive. We have a solid group. Also to promote leadership with students. Leadership experience: I am a student ambassador at COCC. I also used to participate in leadership conferences when they were held on campus. Previously a peer mediator in high school for students can have that as an option versus dropping out. Future goals: To find a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. Bend shouldn’t be too hard to find that. I don’t really want to be an accountant but having the knowledge of fiscal responsibility is a great skill to have and working with other people good is also good for a resume. I also want to engage the branch campuses and advocate for students. There is a lot of growth coming.

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Wendy Castillo

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Felipe Delatorre

Position on council: President Description of position on council: I lead the members of the Associated Students of Cascades Campus. Additionally I represent the student body while communicating the issues and interests of the students to the administration and vice-versa. Area of study: International Business Administration Student at OSU/COCC for: Bachelor’s Degree Salary: $10/hr Goal for 2013-14 year: I strive to unite and motivate students for academic success, campus pride and participation, community outreach and involvement, and professional leadership development. Prior leadership experience: I have experience leading church activities and in group projects. Future goals: To achieve a Master’s in Business Administration

Position on council: ASCC Vice President Description of position on council: Supports every position, and is the connection between the Corvallis Campus and the Cascades Campus Area of study: Energy Systems Engineering and Spanish Student at OSU/COCC for: OSU Corvallis for 3 years, OSU Cascades for 1 Salary: $10/hr Goal for 2013-14 year: Involve student input in the planning of the new OSU Cascades Campus . Prior leadership experience: RA on Corvallis Campus for two years, was a coffee volunteer and student lead for the Cascades students at the Engineering Career Fair last year Future goals: To become a Project Manager for a company that lets me travel the world

Position on council: Secretary/Treasurer Description of position on council: Track Spending, Produce monthly budget. Connection between ASCC and SFC Area of study: General Business Student at OSU/COCC for: 4 Years Salary: $10/hr Goal for 2013-14 year: I’ll be working with the OSU Gear Store to make it more efficient when it comes to sales, ads, consumer feedback and profitability Prior leadership experience: I was a member of the Latino Club, Citation Appeals Committee and the Student Fee Committee before being part of ASCC Future goals: I would like to enter the new MBA program at Cascades right after obtaining my bachelor’s degree

Kent Vernon Position on council: Programs Coordinator for ASCC Description of position on council: I am in charge of the OSU-Cascades Child Care Subsidy which provides financial assistance to student parents who need help paying for child care while they continue their education. Area of study: I am a Business Administration major focusing on finance. Student at OSU/COCC for: I was a COCC student for 2 years before I transferred over to OSU Cascades this year. Salary: $10/hr Goal for 2013-14 year: Increase student awareness of financial assistance programs such as the Child Care Subsidy. Prior leadership experience: Was a 4-H junior leader during high school in multiple clubs as well as being a class leader during my time as a Sigma Chi Fraternity brother up at Montana State University. Future goals: Hope to establish my own business some day.

Kayla Morgan Position on council: Marketing/PR Description of position on council: I’m in charge of producing the weekly Toilet News, as well as running the television in the atrium and publicizing our events throughout the year. Area of study: Business Administration. Student at OSU/COCC for: I’ve been a student at OSU for the last 2 years and was at COCC for 3 years prior to that. Salary: $10/hr Goal for 2013-14 year: My goal for the 2013-2014 school year is to create a more community feeling here at OSU-Cascades and to increase student involvement. Prior leadership experience: I was the yearbook editor at my high school for two years, and assisted in teaching a yearbook class at Three Rivers Elementary for one. In addition, I served as the Senior Class Historian prior to graduating. I’m also currently Secretary for the OSU-Cascades Accounting Club and Meeting Coordinator for the Marketing Club. Future goals: Currently I’m interested in pursuing my Master’s in Marketing from Oregon State University.

Jessica Johnson Position on council: Activities Coordinator Description of position on council: In charge of putting on events on and off of campus. Area of study: Psychology major with a minor in Animal Science Goal for 2013-14 year: My goal is to get more OSU school spirit on campus and to allow students to have fun and feel more connected to OSU. Prior leadership experience: I was an Ambassador for three years, President of my Equestrian team for two years, Vice President of the Equestrian team for a year, President of my 4H group, Activities Coordinator for LBCC for two years. Future goals: I have a few future goals that I’m working on. I want to be a strong voice for students as we move forward with getting a new campus by voicing what they want to see on the new campus. I want to see more OSU school spirit that I saw on the main campus here on the Cascade campus. In addition, I want students to feel like they are a part of beaver nation!

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Ways to feel at home on campus Join a club. ◄ Want to find someone to play Halo Wars or Magic: The Gathering with? Join the gaming club. Want to learn about other cultures? Join the Latino Club or First Nation Student Union. Interested in catching ghosts on your free time? Join the Research and Investigation of the Paranormal club. This year’s list of running clubs includes the Math Club, the Drum Club, the Middle Ages Activity Club and many others. Talk to ASCOCC in the Campus Center for info on joining clubs.

Hang out in the Multicultural Center. Many clubs hold meetings in the multicultural center so it is a great place to meet new people, practice your Spanish skills, and learn about all the fun events happening on campus. ▼

Get out of the house and go to an ASCOCC event.

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Photo by Noah Hughes | The Broadside Every year, ASCOCC hosts blood drives, bowling nights, skating and other free events for students. These events are a great way to get out, meet friends or singles, and do something fun on or off campus. ▲

Become a student ambassador. ◄ Ambassadors give campus tours for new students, assist

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with student activities on campus, and get paid for doing it. Contact Drew Jones at or in the Campus Center to learn more and become a student ambassador.

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Kebaba: affordable, exotic food close to campus Kiley Cunningham The Broadside


mall in size but immeasurable in taste, Kebaba emphasizes modern Middle Eastern cuisine that enhances the Bend culinary scene. Operating out of a renovated house on the corner of 12th Street and Newport Avenue, this hole-in-the wall

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▲ Kebaba, located downtown in Bend, offers affordable Middle Eastern cuisine.


restaurant is no “La Folie”, but it will still catch your eye. Kebaba has mastered finding the perfect balance between delectable food and a piece of artwork. As strange as that sounds, taking a good look at the meals they set upon the plate will show you just what that statement entails. Upon entering, diners are greeted with a blast of indie-rock music and a smile from the host. Menus are located at the front ordering line, next to which sits a whiteboard announcing the special of the moment and a cooler with a selection of sodas and local brews. The menus vary by time of day. You can choose from an array of different items, including appetizers, soups, salads, and pita wraps. There are also many vegetarian and vegan options. Two of the most ordered foods on their menu are the chicken schwarma and falafels. For students looking for something small, filling, and cheap, falafels are the perfect choice. The plate includes three patties made with organic chickpeas that give you flavor from start to finish, with a hint of spice and a bit of tanginess from the tahini. This appetizer runs about $4.95, a fantastic price for a snack or small meal. Tangy is definitely an ongoing theme throughout their menu, as the next most popular item, the chicken schwarma, may be a bit overpowering with its tart and tangy insides. At a decent price of $7.25 this pita wrap may just be the next food network star dish. Spice roasted chicken, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and pickled onion wrapped up in a pita, covered in homemade garlic sauce and cut in half for

KEBABA Location: 1004 Newport Avenue, Bend Hours: 7 days a week, 11am-close Contact: (541) 318.6224 Pricing: Meals, $4-$10 (add a side and drink for an extra $2) ~ Sides, $1-$4.75

the diner. Be sure to grab plenty of napkins because this is the messiest food I’ve ever eaten. The taste however, is very rewarding and worth the mess. There is a self-bussing area located at the front right corner of the restaurant and when ordering, you pay up front, so there is no waiting for a check. You may also seat yourself wherever, be it inside at their cramped but homey tables or out on their patio dining area. Close to the campus, fairly affordable, healthy, and with a student-friendly atmosphere, Kebaba is the perfect place for after-class eating.

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Rugby team kicks off second season

▲ The 2013-2014 COCC Bobcat Rugby team Kiley Cunningham The Broadside


btaining two wins before classes even began, the Bobcat rugby team is off to a strong start for this year’s tournaments. The start of the team’s second season kicked off with a win for the Central Oregon Community College Bobcats on Sept. 28. A day later on Sunday, Sept. 29, the Bobcats played against Western Oregon University and gained another win. Intensive practices over the summer gave the team a better understanding of the game, according to coach Woody Bennett.

“It’s hard to understand [rugby] if you haven’t been brought up with it,” Bennett said. “Once [students] learn more about the game I think they’ll appreciate it more.” This year the team is working toward the goal of winning league games, an important series of games for rugby players, according to Bennett. “It’s a tough league,” Bennett said. “Coaches have come to me and asked if we remember what we were like last year and yes, I do. We’re going to be a lot better.” Bobcat rugby player Gabe Swazo hopes to build on the foundation the team laid last year to help them attain success during the fall 2013 season.

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“Coming off last year, it was a great experience,” Swazo said. “We definitely want to build on that foundation we created and make strides in making a better team and facing quality opponents.” “We want to make this thing something that’s not just sustainable but something that’s going to be rewarded with wins,” Swazo said. Teamwork is an essential part of rugby, according to Bennett. “The team is still young, and may have a lot to work on, but they have an amazing support system,” Bennet said. “They understand what it takes this year and it’s a pleasure to watch them grow, it really is.” (

▲ COCC rugby team runs practice plays

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▲ Colton Nye chases down a ball carrier as the Bobcats tune up for the upcoming season

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Bobcat orientation welcomes more students than ever before Molly Svendsen The Broadside


obcat orientation was bigger and more involved this year than ever before. Fall 2013 was the first time the Bobcat orientation program had been done on all four campuses at this level, according to Shawna Elsberry, director of retention at Central Oregon Community College. “We started a pilot program on the other campuses,” Elsberry said, “but this is the first term we will go full scale on the Bend campus.” The orientation was not just for new students but was also open to transfer students and those returning after an absence, according to Elsberry. Bobcat Orientation is designed to get students in touch with resources and services to help them succeed in college. Working with the Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College, Student Life offered workshops on college success, free lunch, and a clubs fair. “It’s really an opportunity for students to learn about academic support and

student success services such as career exploration, tutoring, and student involvement in a fun way that gets everybody excited for the beginning of term,” Elsberry said. At approximately 82 students, the Redmond orientation attendance was nearly double of previous years, according to Elsberry. Among the Redmond, Prineville, and Madras campuses, 170 students attended with approximately 435 at to the Bend orientation. “We haven’t had an event this big on the Bend campus besides commencement,” Elsberry said. (

New, returning, and transfer students lined up for assistance from student and faculty volunteers. ▲

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How Students Spent Their Summer Vacation ▲ COCC student Darwin Ikard looks over the edge of Mt. Shasta, in California


▲ Student Photo submitted by Vera Holiday Vera Holiday and her Cousin jumping for joy in the early snow at crater lake this summer break

Photo submitted by Sarah Jensen ▲ Sarah Jensen visited Peru this summer, using the Spanish she learned at COCC to experience Peruvian culture

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