Fall 2016, Week 2

Categories // Campus Updates

If you have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, gendered harassment, intimate partner violence or stalking…you deserve to be safe. Find support here:

Counseling Services and the Resiliency Room. Asking for help is a good thing and help is readily available on campus. If you need to step away from the daily grind on campus, we now have a Resiliency Room located in ESB9. Located next door, in ESB10 are UCC counseling services. You may drop-in or schedule an appointment by calling 541-440-7900.

News from the Bookstore
The October 2016 edition of the UCC Bookstore newsletter is attached as a pdf.

Two Scholarship Opportunities
2016-2017 All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program
presented by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa and Coca-Cola.  This recognition highlights the academic accomplishments of community college students and the contributions they make within their communities.  Students who are selected for these honors receive scholarships ranging between $1,000-$2,500.   To apply, visit Although the website indicates the deadline for submission is December 1, UCC must have completed application materials submitted by November 18, 2016 as the college will choose TWO students from the pool of completed applications to be forwarded through the final selection process.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program. The private foundation will award up to $40,000 annually per recipient to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need.  Go to and click on the “APPLY NOW” button to start your application.   You can save and come back to your application as many times as needed until it is complete. Please keep in mind that the application and all materials must be submitted by October 25, 2016.  Please note, if you need technical assistance with your application, you may contact the call center at 1-800-941-3300. 

Upcoming Events and Activities
Month of October: Random Acts of Kindness. Share in spreading kindness with UCC! Roseburg has always been built on support, kindness and love. We ask that each of you share your kindness with one another as we honor those affected by the events of October 1st, 2015 by practicing Random Acts of Kindness throughout the community. It is our hope that these Acts of Kindness can serve as a reminder for each of us that our community can illuminate even the darkest of times. Share your Acts of Kindness on your social media posts by using the hashtag #UmpquaCares. This will create a stream of positive social experiences for the people in our community.  Watch for posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages and check out the list below for examples of Random Acts of Kindness that you can perform throughout the month of October. Join us in creating a community that cares! Don’t forget to share your Acts of Kindness with us using the hashtag #UmpquaCares!

The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra announces its new season! The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra announces the start of its 2016-2017 season. The orchestra has openings for violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, bassoon, and French horn. The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane. The first rehearsal will be at the First Presbyterian Church on October 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM. All interested musicians are invited to attend. If you are unable to attend this first rehearsal or have any questions, please contact Dr. Jason Heald at (541)440-4693 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Month of October starting October 3 - An exhibit in support of the Umpqua Story Project will open in the Art Gallery, located in Whipple Fine and Performing Arts Building. The Umpqua Story Project was begun by the Ford Family Foundation in an effort to document the ways in which our community has come together for healing in the wake of October 1. These stories of kindness, generosity, and compassion, and the healing that has occurred through helping are inspirational, and underscore the beauty and goodness that lies within the human heart. There will be a writing station available for anyone who would like to add their story to the project. The Art Gallery will be open from 10:00 am – 8:00 PM Monday through Friday through the month of October.

October 3-7 – Peer Mentor Information Table all week, various times in the Student Center Lobby. Meet and greet with the Peer Mentors, current students who are available to assist you in navigating many aspects of college life. Peer Mentors will be sharing information on SALT – and will have items to giveaway!

October 5 – Employer on Campus from 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. Visiting employer to be determined. Sponsored by the Student Job Placement Office.

October 5 – 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 5p, 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. These sessions happen during the school term (no meeting on Nov 23rd for Thanksgiving). For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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October 7 – UCC Volleyball vs Linn Benton at 6:30pm in the Gym.  Students free with a student id.

October 8 – The Umpqua Story Project. We Are UCC - 7 to 9pm at Whipple Centerstage Theatre. Six brave souls will tell personal stories (in ten minutes or less) of the kindness they have experienced in their lives and how that led them to engage in compassionate actions following the October 1 tragedy at UCC. Tellers include Justin Troxel, Susan Rochester, Casey O'Toole, Dustin Cosby, Kelly Wright and others. Music by Kim Blossom and Amelia Davis. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli from The Hearth and sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation, The Douglas County Museum, and UCC’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. Food and drinks available. Free to UCC staff and students. For more information about the Umpqua Story Project, go to or

October 12 – Employer on Campus from 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. Visiting employer to be determined. Sponsored by the Student Job Placement Office.

October 12 – Faculty Lecture Series from 2-3pm at Whipple Centerstage. Featured faculty to be announced.

October 12 – Dental Van – Medical Teams International Dental Van is coming to UCC.  A limited number of appointments are available.  This is for low-income students who have no private dental insurance or the means to pay for dental care at this time, and have a serious dental problem requiring a filling or an extraction.  A licensed dentist utilizing Medical Teams International Mobile Dental van will provide urgent treatment.  For more information and to apply for an appointment, students should visit the Information Desk in the Student Center, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-440-7873.

October 13 – Faculty Lecture Series from 3-4pm at Whipple Centerstage. Featured faculty to be announced.

October 14 – UCC/Roseburg Pride from 8am-Noon in Science Building Room 10, sponsored by the Queer Student Advocacy. Providing resources available to the LGBTQ community. For more information contact Roger Sanchez at 541-440-7659 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 15 – 5th Annual Harvest Festival from 11am – 2pm on the UCC grounds (weather permitting). Wear your costume! Come enjoy kid and family friendly fun. Activities, trick or treating and much more. This is a FREE event, open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items are encouraged and will benefit the UCC student food pantry. For more information call 541-440-7749.

Get Involved
Student Ambassador positions available for 2016-2017
.  Applications available at the Information Desk in the Student Center.  Student Ambassadors work in different departments/with different programs and 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.

ASUCC Senator positions open for 2016-2017.  The Student Leadership Team needs you!  Applications are available in the ASUCC offices in the Campus Center. Stop by the offices to learn more about what being an ASUCC Senator is all about.

ASUCC and Club Meetings
ASUCC Student Leadership Board
meets every Monday starting October 3 from Noon – 1pm in the Administration Building/Welcome Center Board Room. Meetings are open to the public and students invited and encouraged to attend.

Debate Club meets every Monday starting October 3 from Noon – 1pm in JH 11

Geology Club meets every Wednesday starting October 5 from Noon to 1pm in HNS Conference Room 212

QSA (Queer Student Advocacy) meets every Tuesday starting October 4 from 3-4pm in JH 16

Student Veterans Club meets every Tuesday starting October 4 from Noon-1pm in the Veteran Student Center

Information Tables in the Student Center
October 3 – Montana State University Information Table from 8:30am-10:30am

October 5 –Gideon’s International Testament Distribution from 9am-5pm

October 5 – Army Recruitment Table from 10am – 2pm

October 6 – Jehovah Witness Information Table from 10am-2pm

October 11 – CORE Information Table from 11am-3pm