Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will host a free, short seminar on powerful living presented by Life Coach and Author Leslie Strong.

Leslie Strong is the author of The YOU Factor and is an Executive Coach who provides her clients the tools that put them in the driver seat of their lives, leaving them happy, fulfilled and motivated to create exactly what they want. On Thursday May 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm in Eden Hall room 1 on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, she will be presenting a short seminar on powerful living.  To illustrate her techniques, she uses life experiences working with company executives, entrepreneurs, and managers along with those whose life experience has been difficult. 

Leslie has been featured in the Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, and on Canada AM, Breakfast Television, Daytime T.O., and FOX, as well as many other radio and TV programs across the U.S. and Canada.

For further information, please contact Southwestern’s Psychology Professor Cheryl Davies at 541-888-7291,


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.

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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.