Winter 2017, Week 10

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Time to Spring Forward!  Daylight Savings Time ends at 2AM on Sunday, March 12.  Remember to set your clocks forward one hour.

Fire Drills Next Week as scheduled:

Monday, March 13

  • 8:10 Welcome Center
  • 8:40 Science
  • 9:10 Lockwood Hall
  • 9:40 Wayne Crooch Hall
  • 10:10 Student Center
  • 10:40 PE
  • 1:10 Technology
  • 1:30 Danny Lang Center

Wednesday, March 15

  • 8:10 HNSC
  • 8:40 Jackson Hall
  • 9:10 Fine Arts
  • 9:40 Riverview
  • 10:10 ESB
  • 10:40 Tower Building
  • 11:00 Ford Family Center

Thursday, March 16

  • 9:15 WTC
  • 10:00 Woolley
  • 11:00 Jacoby
  • 3:00 Library

Counseling Services Available

Please be aware of the counseling services available to you on campus in the Campus Mental Health, Recovery and Wellness center located in ESB10.  Walk-ins are welcomed and appointments are available by calling 541-440-7900.  We recognize students may be feeling overwhelmed with finals week approaching and encourage students to reach our for support.  

Direct Deposit

As you are planning your Spring Term Classes and schedules think ahead to your financial aid or scholarship refunds!  DIRECT DEPOSIT IS A GREAT OPTION FOR STUDENT REFUNDS!!!!! Any student who is receiving refunds from Umpqua Community College from Financial Aid or Scholarships have the option to sign up for direct deposit or receive a check in the mail.  Direct Deposit is the best option.  It will ensure timely arrival of your funds! STUDENTS HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT, it does not happen automatically.  To sign up for Direct Deposit follow the link below.  In order to receive your funds SPRING TERM by direct deposit the form needs to be in the Finance Office in Lockwood Hall by March 24, 2017.
Please contact (541) 440-4630 with any questions

Finals Days to Apply for UCC Foundation Scholarships.

The application process closes on March 15. Apply on-line at and press the APPLY button. Need help with your application? Please visit a Peer Mentor in the Peer Mentor Office, located in Riverhawk Central in the Student Center (next to the entrance to the Cafeteria).

Open Forums for the UCC Provost Search. 

Students and the campus community are invited to attend and provide feedback at the Open Forum times listed below. More information is available on the UCC Provost Search site. Find short bios of each candidate here. Forums will be as follows:

  • March 11-Dr. Tammy Fitzgerald-11:15-Noon, HNS 201
  • March 14-Cherilee  Walker-11:15-Noon, HNS 201
  • March 20-Dr. Kacy Crabtree-11:15-Noon, Jacoby Lobby

In the Art Gallery at UCC: Angel’s Passing by Michael Hoeye.

Through March 16. Strong, happy, dignified, funny, elegant, hopeful, dreamy, mischievous. These are some of the words Hoeye uses to describe the people from his neighborhood. They are seemingly ordinary, but each have a story. Using drawing, photography, and digital printmaking, Hoeye captures the seemingly ordinary people who pass him on the street as they go about their daily routines. As he creates these works, Hoeye asks himself, "Who are they? Where are they going? From where have they come?" Much like the portrait paintings of Alice Neel, Angels Passing is a visual record that highlights the spirit and character of this particular moment in time. Adding context to the images are text pieces written by Joann Mulcahy, an essayist, biographer and ethnographer whose writing focuses on cultural issues.

Events & Activities

March 11 - 2017 NWAC Women’s Basketball Championship Game – UCC Riverhawks versus Treasure Valley at 10am.  Watch live:  If UCC Women win, they will play again on Sunday, March 12 at 2pm.

March 11 – Safe Space Training.  From 9-Noon in ESB 15. You’re invited to increase your knowledge and awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. We are excited to provide Safe Space trainings for the Umpqua Community College Community! Each Safe Space training lasts 3 hours, and is suitable for students, staff, and faculty. Learn about providing safe spaces for LGBTQ and ally students, faculty, and staff at UCC. After completing the training, participants will be given the option to display an official Umpqua Community College Safe Space sign. Food will be provided.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate.

March 14 – PI Day with PTK from 11am-1pm in the Student Center Lobby.  Phi Theta Kappa will celebrate Pi Day…with pie, some math related activities and giveaways. Come on by for your slice of Pi!

March 15 – Miss Representation: a documentary film at Noon and at 3pm in the Cafeteria.  The film explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential position in America and challenges the media’s limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful.

March 15 - – Employer On Campus: Orenco Systems Incorporated & The National Guard. 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. This is a great opportunity for students seeking employment in the career and technical field. Come meet with the hiring employer; have your resume and professional look; and have your class schedule or awareness of when you are available to work.

March 15 – Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Series with Carol McGeehon and Helen Laurence.  From 2-3pm in Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre. Carol McGeehon, Director of Library Services, will speak on “Scarcity and Ubiquity: How Two Disruptive Technologies Changed the World.” Helen Laurence, Associate Professor of Humanities will speak on “Avenues of Inclusion: Genders, Creativity, Celebrations”.

March 15 – Exploring Engineering, Surveying, Forestry, Computing and Computer Science. From 5:30-8:30pm in the UCC Gymnasium. This is a FREE EVENT. Meet with industry exhibitors and admissions reps, followed by program presentations. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, visit or call 541-440-4605

March 16 – Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Series with Charles You and Dee Winn.  From 3-4pm in Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre. Charles Young - Associate Professor of History, will speak on
“The Importance of the War of 1812: Our Second War of Independence”.  Professor Dee Winn - Chair, Mathematics Department will speak on “How Your Speedometer Works and the Concept of a Limit”.

March 18 - Winter Term Study-In. From 10am-4pm in the UCC Library/Success Center. Snacks, Drinks, and Lunch; Computer Lab; Tutors; Librarian Research Help; Warm, quiet place to study; Group study rooms; Smiling, friendly faces! Bring your work and study here with us! All the resources you need to get ready for finals!

March 18 – 2017 NWAC Men’s Basketball Championship Game – UCC Riverhawks versus Tacoma Community College – at 6pm.  This is the Final Four game; if the Men win, they will play the conference title game on Sunday, March 19 at 5:15pm.  Watch the game

March 20 – 21 – Stress Free Zone.  From 10am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby.  Grab and go snacks and drinks and massage therapy to help you through your final exams.  The Love and Gratitude event (from Week 9) will make a return appearance.

March 20 – UCC/Roseburg Symphonic Band under the direction of Mr. John Pecorilla. Guest soloists trumpeters John Gronberg and Matt Hill.  7pm at South Umpqua High School.

March 21 – UCC/Roseburg Symphonic Band under the direction of Mr. John Pecorilla. Guest soloists trumpeters John Gronberg and Matt Hill.  7pm at Roseburg High School.

March 26 - Portland Gay Men's Chorus presents: Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. At 2pm in Jacoby Auditorium.  In a time beset with hate and intolerance, the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus presents a concert that reflects on the current state of the nation and offers a message of hope. This musical statement is rooted in the Chorus’s mission to affirm the worth of all people. The program features the 10th-anniversary performance of notable PGMC commission Brave Souls & Dreamers, dedicated to the memory of Robert Espindola, its librettist. The concert will benefit the HIV Alliance of Roseburg, Oregon. Tickets are $14/Adult; $9/Under 18; $12/Seniors 60+; $9/UCC Students/Staff with ID.

ASUCC Leadership Board

Final meeting for Winter term is Monday, March 13.  The meeting will be held in the Bistro (in the Cafeteria).  The Board will hold a short meeting and then will have an Open Student Forum with UCC senior leaders on the UCC Budget, Tuition and Fees. Students are highly encouraged to attend; lunch will be available to participants.

ASUCC Leadership- YOUR student leaders

ASUCC Leadership Team Positions OPEN! ASUCC is seeking students interested in being a part of the leadership team. Become an ASUCC Public Relations Officer or Senator; applications are accepted all term. 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

  • Engineering Club meets Friday’s at Noon in JH 17
  • Geology Club meets on Wednesday’s at Noon in HNS 212
  • Phi Theta Kappa meets on Thursday’s at Noon in the Student Center Bistro
  • Pre-Health Professionals Club meets from 4-5pm in HNS 204
  • QSA meets on Tuesday’s from 2-3pm in JH 16
  • Spanish Club meets on Wednesday’s at 3pm in JH 10
  • Veterans Club meets on Tuesday’s at Noon in the Student Veteran Center


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Campus Support and Informational Groups

  • Caregivers Support and Information Group – First Monday of each month at Noon in ESB 9
  • PTSD Management and Support Group – 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Noon in ESB 9
  • Single Parent Support and Information Group – 3rd Monday of each month at Noon in ESB 9
  • Grief & Loss Support and Information Group – 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Noon in ESB 9

Days of Significance – March 2017

March is Women’s History Month.  Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In the United States, Women's History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day). In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women's History Week. In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1988, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. For more information, visit or

March 20 is International Day of Happiness. This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organizations.  A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognizing that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.  March 20 has been established as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority. In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”. In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013. To learn more visit:

National Days of Fun!– March 2017