Spring 2015, Week 5

Categories // Campus Updates

Upcoming Events/Activities

April 23, 25 and 26
Roseburg Concert Chorale 42nd Annual Spring Concert. 7:30pm, April 23, Church of the Nazarene (Myrtle Creek); 3:00pm, April 25, Elkton Bible Baptist Church; and 3:00pm, April 26, First Presbyterian Church (Roseburg). Featuring music of George Gershwin and Gilbert & Sullivan. Directed by Dr. Jason Heald with Tammy Finch Johnson, accompanist.

ADMISSION IS AT THE DOOR. Ticketing Price: $7/individual | $15/family. For more information, contact 541-496-0748.

April 24-26
Start Up Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Take your business idea from concept to creation in one amazing weekend. 54 hours, 6 coaches, 7 meals, 1 grand prize. For more information, visit www.startupdouglascounty.com. Use discount code “START” when registering and save! UCC Students – contact Kem Todd at 541-440-7824 for a student discount!

April 27-28
National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge with the Red Cross. To donate, copy this link https://esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com/eevents_enu/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com and sign up. Once you have signed up, follow these instructions to make your appointment: Step 1- Sign into your Red Cross account and go to your account homepage; Step 2- Find and click on the link that says new search. ( It is right above the suggested drives at the bottom of the page); Step 3 – In the sponsor code box enter UmpquaCC and click find a drive; Step 4- Make your appointment. If you don’t want to sign up online or are unsure of what your schedule will be like for those days stop by Information Desk in the Student Center. Learn more about the legacy of Cesar Chavez, by watching Si Se Puede, which will be shown in the Student Center Cafeteria both days.

April 29
Career After College Fair. 11am – 1pm in the Student Center Building. Open to all current UCC students and alumni. Learn what qualifications stand out to employers. Network with businesses and learn about job opportunities. Discover the skills and talents needed to be successful. For tutorials on writing a resume and preparing for the Career After College Fair, visit www.umpqua.edu/career-network. For resume assistance or to schedule a mock interview, contact Natasha Bjornsen at 541-4470-7797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 29
Zotero Workshop – from 4:00-4:30 pm in the Library – Moody Room. Collect, organize, cite and share your resources with Zotero.

April 30 & May 2
National Theatre Live presents The Hard Problem. 3pm on Thursday April 30th and 7pm on Saturday May 2. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one. Tickets at tickets.umpqua.edu, at the door or call 541-440-7700.

May 6
eBooks Workshop from 4:00-4:30 pm in the Library – Moody Room. Access, search, read, and use ebooks from your computer or mobile device.

May 6
Career in Dental Assisting Informational Meeting at 7pm in Wayne Crooch Hall, Room 18 Please join us for an informational meeting about this exciting one year certificate program. For more information, please contact Tamara Loosli at (541) 440-4710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 7
Woolley Center Learning Garden Fundraiser. 6-8pm at the Danny Lang Center. $25 for a five course, prix fixe dinner prepared by UCC Culinary Arts. The event also features a silent auction and a musical performance by the Umpqua Singers. The Learning Garden, which was installed early 2013, is turning two years old. Although much has been accomplished there is still a lot of work to do and would like to expand our program. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online through UCC's events page. Please join us for an exciting night of music, food, and conversation! For more information contact Lindley Ballen, Learning Garden Coordinator, 541-440-4665.

Get Involved

Student Government needs you! Want to get involved with your school? Stop by Riverhawk Central today to pick up an application for an ASUCC Executive Officer position. Available positions include President, Vice President, Public Relations Officer, Business Manager, and Activities Officer. Direct questions to ASUCC members in Riverhawk Central, in the Student Center. Elections will be May 5 and May 6.

Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors positions open for 2015-2016. Applications available at the Information Desk in the Student Center. Student ambassadors represent Umpqua Community College to prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, community members and guests at the institution. Student ambassadors are first point of contact, are well informed about campus and able to provide direction and assistance as needed. Applicants must be a current full-time student in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and have completed 15 credits at UCC. The Peer Mentor Program is an integral component of the student success initiative on campus. Peer mentors are trained to assist students on a variety of academic and non-academic issues. Peer mentors are expected to work collaboratively to engage students in activities that increase their peers’ involvement in a positive college experience. Peer mentors assist in the creation of an inclusive, academic-focused, engaging, and supportive community Peer mentors must be a be a current full-time student in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, have completed 30 credits at UCC and have completed all pre-college level classes.


Campus Smiles is a project that is funded through the UCC Foundation Innovation Grant. The goal is to provide free bleaching trays to 60 UCC students. This is a great opportunity for those who will be graduating soon and seeking employment, but any current UCC student is eligible. Please contact Tamra Loosli at 541-440-4710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UCC Student Open Computer Labs. Computer labs are open to UCC Students to provide access to computers and printers other than in the Library. Students can use www.umpqua.edu/ucc-labs to view an online snapshot countdown, to see the next or current open lab. A weekly view of the open labs is available online at www.umpqua.edu/ucc-open-labs.