Faculty Lecture Series

Faculty Lecture Science

Stimulate the mind and spirit by attending these fascinating 20-minute presentations.


The 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series gives UCC’s faculty members an opportunity outside of the classroom to share their passion and do what they do best: inspire, question, and motivate thought about the subjects they have dedicated their lives to researching and teaching. This event is open to the entire community. Join us for this series of free, twice-a-month lectures showcasing the ideas and possibilities being explored by our top-notch faculty.


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Centerstage Theatre, Whipple Fine Arts Building 
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97471 

Wed, March 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Director Carol McGeehon - Director of Library Services

  • M.L.S., University of Oregon
  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • A.A., Umpqua Community College

“Scarcity and Ubiquity: How Two Disruptive Technologies Changed the World”

Professor Helen Laurence - Associate Professor of Humanities

  • M.A., California State University Northridge

“Avenues of Inclusion: Genders, Creativity, Celebrations”

Thu, March 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Charles Young - Associate Professor of History

  • M.A., San Jose State University
  • B.S., Eastern Oregon State University

“The Importance of the War of 1812: Our Second War of Independence”

Professor Dee Winn - Chair, Mathematics Department

  • M.S., Oregon State University
  • B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

“How Your Speedometer Works and the Concept of a Limit”

Wed, April 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Gary Gray - Associate Professor of Business

  • M.B.A., Ashford University
  • B.S., Arizona State University

“Achieving Financial Self Actualization”

Professor Marguerite Garrison - Associate Professor of Adult Education

  • B.A., Psych. Duke University

“Family Stories: Your First Literature, Your First Psychology”

Thu, April 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Deborah Gresham - Assessment Coordinator

  • M.Ed., Capella University
  • M.B.A., Western Governors University
  • B.A., Northwest Christian University

“Everyday Adventure: Exploring the World Around Us”

Kemberly Todd - Program Specialist UCC Small Business Development

  • B.A., in progress Western Governors University

“Taking Wonder by the Hand: Snapshots from a Mom”

Wed, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Director April Hamlin - Grant Development

  • M.S., Eastern Oregon University
  • B.A., Pacific University

“Grant Writing 101: Everything You Want to Know About Getting a Grant Proposal Accepted”

Joy Yori - Arts and Sciences

  • B.A., Northwest Christian College
  • A.A., Umpqua Community College

“Renovating the Process: Application of Lean Design Theory”

Thu, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor John Blackwood - Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

  • M.S., City University of Bellevue Washington
  • B.A., Indiana University

“Protecting Your Identity on the Internet”

Professor Nancy Nowak - Emeritus Professor of Humanities

  • M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College
  • B.Ph., Thomas Jefferson College

“Poetry of Place/Time: A Reading”

Wed, June 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Cindy Steele - Associate Professor of Nursing

  • M.S.N., Simmons College, 06/07/2017
  • R.N., Plymouth State University
  • B.A., Plymouth State University
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“Less Drama: Your New Best Friend”

Dr. Mick Davis

  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • B.S., Pacific University

“Living in a Simulation: Hot Topic in Physics/Statistics/Mathematics/VR: Are We Living in Base Reality?”

Thu, June 8, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor John Blackwood - Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

  • M.S., City University of Bellevue Washington
  • B.A., Indiana University

“More Secrets From the Deep Dark Web”

Professor Paul Morgan

“UCC New Observatory, the Stars, and STEM Outreach”

Jason Aase

“The Big One: Earthquakes and Tsunami in the Pacific Northwest”

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