A Latino Film Series is scheduled for two Thursdays, April 15 and 22. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hitchcock Auditorium on the Central Oregon Community College Bend campus. The films are free, and the public is welcome.
April 15 – “Amores Perros” (Mexico)
In telling three stories connected by one traumatic incident, Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu expresses the notion that we are defined by what we lose-from our loves to our family, our innocence, or even our lives. These interwoven tales are united by a devastating car crash that provides the film’s narrative nexus and by the many dogs that the characters own or care for. Guest presenter: Dr. Frank Cobarrubia, Bend physician, board member of Human Dignity Coalition
April 22 – “La Lengua de Las Mariposas” (Spain)
This gentle, devastating film, based on short stories by the Spanish writer Manuel Rivas, tells the story of Moncho (Manuel Lozano), a sensitive young boy coming of age in the months before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Moncho’s relationship with his teacher, the proudly Republican Don Gregorio, beautifully played by Fernando Fernan Gomez, gives the story an unusual degree of pathos and political complexity. (A. O. Scott, “The New York Times”) Guest presenter: Dick Falxa, Bend High School and COCC Spanish instructor
Both films are rated R. The series is sponsored by the Human Dignity Coalition and COCC Diversity Committee. For information, call Steve O’Brien at 383-7279.
Anyone wishing to attend this event who has special needs resulting from a physical disability should contact Gene Zinkgraf, ADA coordinator, at least three days in advance of the event. He can be reached at 383-7775 or through the college’s TTY number, 383-7708.
COCC OFFERS ORIENTATION FOR EMS PROGRAM
An orientation for Central Oregon Community College’s associate of applied science degree program in emergency medical services is set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, in Room 159 of the Boyle Education Center on the COCC Bend campus.
Representatives from COCC will discuss admission to the program: the application process, prerequisites for applying and support courses necessary for the EMS degree. Entrance into this program is competitive, and space is limited. It is not necessary to be enrolled at COCC to attend this orientation.
For information, call 383-7214.
COCC HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL MATH CONTEST
The 26th annual Central Oregon Math Contest will be held Thursday, April 15, on the Central Oregon Community College Bend campus. More than 100 students from area high schools will be competing in one of six levels of math skills through educational and amusing events such as scavenger hunts, math bees and relays. The public is invited to attend.
All participants will receive certificates of participation and T-shirts. Several winners will be invited to participate in the state contest hosted by Oregon State University, and the top quiz winners in Algebra II, Advanced Math and Calculus will receive free tuition for a COCC class. The contest is sponsored by Bend Research, the COCC Math Department and COCC Printing Services.
Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the upper lobby of Pioneer Hall. Awards will be presented at 3:15 p.m. in Room 201 of Pioneer Hall. For information, call 383-7289.