Spring 2017, Week 4

Categories // Campus Updates

Dialogue with Deb.

Please join Dr. Thatcher for the next “Dialogue with Deb." Friday, May 5 from 11:00 to 12:30pm in the Student Center Bistro (located in the Cafeteria). These sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students. This is your opportunity to ask questions, listen to others, and be aware of Dr. Thatcher’s vision for UCC.

Snyder Hall Update from Dr. Thatcher.

Lots of behind the scenes work has been occurring for the construction of Snyder Hall. The College will go to bid the week of April 24 and we anticipate being able to notify the successful bidder by June 1. We are optimistic that we can still complete the building by the end of February and have occupancy soon thereafter.

UCC Scholarships have been awarded. 

If you applied for a UCC Scholarship, it is very important for you to check your UCC student email for an award notification.
Awards must be accepted and thank you letters submitted by Friday, April 28 or you will not receive the scholarship(s). If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Office at 541-440-7674.

Spring Into the Bookstore for Deals!

  • Get Fresh for Spring! Get two small mint tins (regularly $3.00/each) for $5.00.
  • Coffee Cart Tuesday & Thursday Special. Buy your favorite coffee drink and get a second one for half off. Share with a friend or bring your receipt back later the same day for your second coffee.
  • The Twirl Discount is Back by Popular Demand! April 15 to May 15, do your best twirl at the register and we’ll give you 5% off your purchase! (This discount does not apply to textbooks or laptops.)

In the Art Gallery at UCC - Ambivalently Yours: as seen on Tumblr by Ambivalently Yours.

Now through May 4. Artist Ambivalently Yours explores DIY girl culture, feminism, mainstream media culture, and ambivalence through a variety of media. She juxtaposes her love of all things “sweetness and pink” with questionable advice, motivational statements, and witty intelligence. Original drawings and prints fill the gallery space along with animations, zines, and interactive digital kiosks. Most of nearly 100 drawings in the gallery’s space have never been publicly exhibited, but their digital equivalents have received enthusiastic attention on social media.

Be Well. 

Stop by and visit the Resiliency Room in ESB9 or visit with our Counseling Services team staff next door in ESB10 in the Campus Mental Health, Recovery and Wellness Center. Walk-ins are welcomed and appointments are available by calling 541-440-7900.  

FREE Hygiene Kits

Available in the ASUCC Offices, located in the Student Center (Riverhawk Central).

Looking for work this summer? Summer Pool Recreation job opportunities are available – go to http://umpqua.edu/human-resources for more information and to apply:

  • Head Lifeguard - Assist the Aquatics Director in providing continuous training and feedback to pool staff. These individuals lead by example and continuous positive interaction with the pool staff. Duties also include supervising, training nd counseling other lifeguards.
  • Lifeguard - Lifeguards ensure pool patrons safety and well-being by preventing and responding to emergencies. The Lifeguard works directly with participants providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance.
  • Water Safety Aide - Under general supervision, the Water Safety Aide works directly with staff and participants providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance.
  • Water Safety Instructor - The Water Safety Instructor is responsible for instructing various levels of swimming skills and supervising pool patrons; including children. The Water Safety Instructor will be in charge of varying class sizes, from private lessons to group instruction.

Outside & Community Agency Scholarships

The UCC Foundation provides information on outside and community agency scholarships.  Visit www.umpqua.edu/scholarships/outside-scholarships to see what is currently available.

Information Tables in the Student Center Lobby

  • April 26 – EOU Super Transfer Day from 11am-3pm. Personal academic advising. On spot admission for no fee. Transfer credit evaluation (bring official transcripts). Transfer scholarships awarded with 2.5 cumulative GPA and 30 credits; minimum $500 and more possible.  Extra $500 for transfer students with Associate’s Degrees. Questions? Contact Kerrie Wylam at 541-440-4708 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • May 2 – Connect Ministry from 10am-2pm
  • May 3 – Army Recruiters from 11am-1pm    

ASUCC Leadership Board

Next meeting of the Board is Monday, April 24.  The meeting will be held in the Bistro, located in the Student Center Cafeteria.  The meeting is open to all; students are encouraged to attend.

ASUCC Leadership- YOUR student leaders

ASUCC Leadership Team Positions OPEN! ASUCC is seeking students interested in being a part of the leadership team for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information, visit the ASUCC Office in Riverhawk Central, located adjacent to the Cafeteria in the Student Center. Bring your voice to the table – get involved!

ASUCC Clubs and Student Organizations - This will be updated as clubs set their meeting times for Spring term.

  • Engineering Club meets Friday’s at Noon in JH 16
  • Geology Club meets Friday’s at Noon in HNS 212
  • Social Justice League meets Friday’s at 11am in the Student Center Bistro


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Upcoming Events & Activities

From now until April 25.  Clothing Drive. Bring your gently used clothes and help ASUCC launch their clothing voucher initiative.  Drop off clothes in ASUCC office, located in the Student Center.

From now until the end of the month. Fleece Blanket and Unmentionables Drive. In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and from now until the end of April, donate new women’s or children’s “unmentionables” (underwear), fleece blankets, or $5. Items/funds are being collected at the Information Desk in the Student Center and will benefit Battered Person’s Advocacy.  Why “unmentionables” and fleece blankets? Victims of sexual assault are given new clothing and a fleece blanket because their clothing is collected as evidence.

April 23 – International Observe the Sun Day. From 2-3:30pm at the Paul Morgan Observatory (located up and adjacent to the track).  Admission is free. Guests will view live images of the sun on television monitors inside the observatory. If visibility is limited videos will be shown. Children and adults can learn more about the earth’s blazing buddy, the sun. Everyone attending will get bookmarks of the Spitzer Space Telescope from NASA. Children will receive booklets and stickers from NASA’s Space Place. Observe the Sun Day is promoted by Astronomers without Borders as part of Global Astronomy Month 2017.

April 24-28 is Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week.  Hosted by the UCC Social Justice League, the club is sponsoring a series of educational events each day.  One event that is sure to catch the eye is the field of flags that will be in the grass area above Swanson Amphitheatre. The flags represent all the lives lost during the Holocaust.

April 26 – Career After College Day. 11am-2pm in the Student Center. Open to all current UCC students and alumni.  Learn what qualifications stands out to employers. Network with businesses and learn about opportunities.  Discover the skills and talents needed to be successful. Question? Contact Ben Horvath at 541-440-7797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 26 - Improv Session from 5-6pm at Whipple Centerstage.  Improv Sessions are informal gatherings to play improvisation games.  Led by Dustin Cosby, these free improv jams are open to all-- students, the community, experienced actors and first timers!  Every Wednesday at 5pm, come laugh as an audience member or have fun playing scenarios onstage.  Practice thinking quickly and making fast choices while having fun in a relaxed environment. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 26 – Denim Day USA. All day.  For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. Make a social statement with your fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. For more information, visit www.denimdayinfo.org. If you’d like a pin to wear, stop by the Student Center Lobby.

April 26 – 27 – 28 – Clothing Fair.  In the Student Center Student Lounge from 9am-5pm each day.  Come and add to your wardrobe; pick out both professional clothing and everyday wear. Sponsored by ASUCC.

April 26 – Wellness Workshop: Time and Stress Management. ESB 15 at Noon.

April 27 – Wellness Workshop: Time and Stress Management. ESB 15 at 2pm.

April 28 – Red My Lips. All day. Sponsored by the Social Justice League. If you don’t have red lipstick, come to the Student Center Lobby to pick up some. Red My Lips is designed to raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence, while combating rape myths and victim-blaming. Wear red lipstick to demonstrate solidarity and support for survivors and raise awareness.

April 29 – 18 Hole Disc Golf Fundraiser, sponsored by the Geology Club. From 10am-2pm on campus.  $20 Adults, $15 for children under 10, and $15 for UCC students with student ID. Free Disc (while supplies last). Same day registration, at the Fountain by the Science Building.  For more information text or call Amy 541-4955 or on Facebook at UCC Roc Toss.

May 3 – Wellness  Workshop: Autism Spectrum Disorder. ESB 15 at Noon.

May 4 – Wellness  Workshop: Autism Spectrum Disorder. ESB 15 at 2pm.

Days of Significance – April 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year, the SAAM campaign is Engaging New Voices. The focus will be on involving coaches, faith leaders, parents, Greek Life, and bystanders with preventing sexual assault. Many groups know about sexual assault and believe it is a problem, but they don’t know how they can help. For more information visit: www.nsvrc.org/saam

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month is an opportunity to learn about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it. Communities around the nation come together to support families and children by reinforcing strategies that are working and by providing resources and activities to help end child abuse and neglect. For more information visit: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/

National Days of Fun!– April 2017

April 24 – National Pigs In A Blanket Day - https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-pigs-in-a-blanket-day-april-24/

April 25 –  National Telephone Day - https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-telephone-day-april-25/

April 26– National Pretzel Day - https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-pretzel-day-april-26/

April 27 – National Tell A Story Day - https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-tell-a-story-day-april-27/

April 28 – National Superhero Day - https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-superhero-day-april-28/