Oct20

Fall 2017, Week 5

Categories // Campus Updates

DON’T FORGET– FALL BACK!  Remember to set your clock back ONE HOUR as Daylight Savings Time will end at 2am on November 5.

Time Sensitive: Roseburg Forest Products will be on campus Monday, October 23rd from 1 pm – 4 pm in the Student Center Cafeteria. Part-time work available at the Riddle plant, which operates 24/7. Lots of available work schedules to choose from. Full-time work available in the summer. Earn $16-$19/hour or more. Interviews are set up to last at least 30 minutes or less. Contact Ben at 541-440-7791 or email me job.placement@umpqua .edu to sign up.

Students Wanted! UCC Communications and Marketing department is seeking students to be part of a Campus Life Video Tour. The video is for prospective students to see what we are about. It will be available on the UCC website. If you are interested, please email Tiffany directly – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ballot Box. November elections are quickly approaching. You will be receiving your ballot in the mail. For your convenience, you can submit your Elections Ballot by dropping it in the ballot drop box located in the Library.

Thanksgiving Baskets

The holidays are nearly upon us and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We here at Umpqua Community College understand that this can be a time of stress for many students who are struggling to make ends meet, and we would like to extend an invitation for you to apply for one of our holiday Thanksgiving Meal Baskets.  With the involvement of the community we are able to put together a limited number of baskets, removing some of the stress of the holiday’s, helping you and your family to gather around the table and enjoy each other’s company and create memories. Though we would love to contribute to everyone in need, we are limited. If you and your family are in need and would benefit from a holiday basket please take a moment to fill out our short application.  https://goo.gl/forms/oK8Fne2zS4xkbF8I3 (Please note, you will be promoted to login with your UCC student email and associated password).  Please keep in mind that this opportunity is for students at UCC who are currently enrolled in the Fall 2017 quarter. By submitting the application you are requesting to receive a basket, but not guaranteed as we are expecting more applications than available baskets.  You have until November 15, 2017 to apply.

Upcoming Events and Activities:

Now thru October 26 – UCC Art Gallery features artist Kathryn Cellerini. Forty new works by Salem artist Kathryn Cellerini Moore are now on exhibit at the Art Gallery. Lifelines are a series of mixed media drawings completed while Moore was an artist-in-residence at Playa, a premier artist’s residency located at Summer Lake, Oregon. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs through Oct. 26, when a closing reception will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-440-4692.

Currently happening…ASUCC Donation Drive.  The ASUCC Leadership Team is holding a cold weather drive for hats, gloves, coats, and sleeping bags. New or gently used and clean items are greatly appreciated. Donation boxes are available in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center near the Cafeteria, and in the Sue Shaffer Learning Commons and Library. Donations may also be brought to the ASUCC offices in Student Center.

October 21 – Women’s Wrestling vs Eastern Oregon University at 1pm in the Mat Room in the PE Complex.

October 24 – Blood Drive. From 10am-3pm in Jacoby Lobby. The American Red Cross needs your help. Phi Theta Kappa has invited the lifesaving organization to campus later this month. Sign-up to donate by contacting Jantyne Bunce at the Student Center Information Desk; E-mailing Jantyne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or book an appointment time at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code: UCC

October 25 - Blood Drive. From 10am-3pm in Jacoby Lobby. The American Red Cross needs your help. Phi Theta Kappa has invited the lifesaving organization to campus later this month. Sign-up to donate by contacting Jantyne Bunce at the Student Center Information Desk; E-mailing Jantyne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or book an appointment time at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code: UCC

October 25 – 15 Minutes Workshops at the Library - How to Read an Article.  12:30-12:45, UCC Library.

October 26 - Dialogue with Deb. 11am-12:30pm in the Bistro, located in the Cafeteria.  Please plan to join UCC President Thatcher for an informative session on what is happening at UCC. This is your opportunity to ask questions, listen to others, and be aware of her vision for the college. All sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students.

October 27 – Wear Your Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear anything and everything pink. Sponsored by the Peer Mentor Program.

October 27 - ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. From Noon-1pm in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center Bistro (located inside the Cafeteria). This is the first meeting of the Leadership Board. Come learn more about the students who serve to ensure your voice is heard on issues of concern to you. (Please note that the meeting has been changed to Friday’s this academic term).

October 28 – Portland Youth Harmonic performing Beethoven’s 5th. At 7pm in Jacoby Auditorium. $10 adults, child and students get in FREE.

October 29 – Portland Youth Harmonic performing Beethoven’s 5th. At 3pm in Jacoby Auditorium. $10 adults, child and students get in FREE.

October 31 – Halloween Fashion Show. At 11am in the Student Center. Wear your best Halloween costume and win prizes.. A family friendly event. Sign up to participate at the Peer Mentor office in the Student Center.

October 31 – Halloween Touchstones. From 11am-1pm in the Student Center Lobby. Come join us in making festive touchstones.

November 1 - 15 Minutes Workshops at the Library – How to Read an eBook.  12:30-12:45, UCC Library.

November 1-16 – Name The Turkey Contest. Sponsored by ASUCC. More details to come!

Information Tables in the Student Center Lobby

  • October 24 – CORE Ministry – from 11am–3pm
  • October 25 – Employer on Campus (TBD) – from 11am-2pm
  • November 1 - Employer on Campus (TBD) – from 11am-2pm
  • November 2 - Right to Life  - from 10am – 2pm
  • November 2- Army Recruiters – from 11am – 1pm

Get Involved:

Your Student Leadership Board – ASUCC – meets weekly on Friday’s at Noon in the Student Center Bistro (located in the Cafeteria). The meeting is open to all interested students.  ASUCC also has several committees and invites you to be a part of them:

  • Activities Committee – meets on Thursday’s at Noon in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge in the Student Center
  • Budget Committee – meets on Friday’s at 2:15 in the Umpqua Room, located in ESB (riverside)
  • Constitution/Bylaws Committee – meets on Monday’s at 2pm in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge in the Student Center

Clubs and Student Organizations

There are a number of student clubs and organizations at UCC that you can get involved in. And…if there isn’t one that fits your interests, we can show how to get a new club started.  Stop by the ASUCC offices in the Student Center to learn more about getting involved on campus.
Club meetings are listed below and will be updated weekly as clubs set their meeting times:

  • Campus Interfaith Coalition meets every other Tuesday (starting 10/17) at 3pm in JH 16
  • Engineering Club meets every other Friday at Noon in JH 16 – next meeting is October 27
  • Geology Club meets on Wednesday’s at 1pm in HNSC 212
  • NSNA (national Student Nursing Association) meets the first Thursday of the month from 10am-11am in HNSC 101 – next meeting is November 3
  • QSA meets on Wednesday’s at Noon in JH 18
  • Phi Theta Kappa meets on Friday’s at 9am in HSNC 212 (on 10/20) and then in HNSC 107
  • Spanish Club meets on Tuesday’s at 2pm in JH16
  • Umpqua University League of Legends meets on Monday’s from 4-6pm in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge.

The Mainstream

The Mainstream is the student newspaper for UCC. Opportunities to get involved include, writing, photography, layout – and much more.  Check it out at http://umpqua.edu/mainstream.

RiverHawk Athletics

Interested in learning more about our sports teams – Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Cross-Country, Wrestling, and Obstacle Course Racing?  Visit http://www.uccriverhawks.com/landing/index.

FYI

ASUCC Student Services

Did you know that your ASUCC Leadership Team has a number of really great service programs to help support your success. Stop by their offices, located in the Student Engagement Center to learn more about: Backpack Program, Bus Passes, Clothing Closet (new this year!), Project CANS Food Pantry, Emergency Gas Cards, Hygiene Kits, and the Textbook Reserve.

The Cafeteria

Breakfast and Lunch are available in the Cafeteria. Cafeteria hours are 7am-2pm Monday-Friday. For breakfast, you can choose from all sorts of things like biscuits and gravy and breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos, to light breakfast items such as bagels, fruit, and more. Start your morning with a yummy breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. Each day, the Cafeteria features a lunch special – a list is posted in the Cafeteria.

Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities

FAFSA Opened October 1. Going to college in 2018? The FAFSA is step #1. It helps give you access to grants, work-study, scholarships, and loans. Use school code 003222 when applying. Need help with your application? Visit the Peer Mentors in the Student Center.

OSAC opens on November 1. The 2018-19 Scholarship Application will be available November 1 through March 1 at 5pm.  Apply at https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/. Need help?  Visit the Peer Mentor office located in the Student Center.

2017-2018 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 http://www.ptk.org/Scholarships/BachelorsDegreeScholarships/All-USACommunityCollegeAcademicTeam.aspx. Although the website indicates the deadline for submission is December 1, UCC must have completed application materials submitted by November 17, 2017 as the college will choose TWO students from the pool of completed applications to be forwarded through the final selection process. For more information, you may contact Marjan Coester in the Student Life  & Campus Engagement Office, located in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center – or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 541-440-7749.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall’s 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced by Congressional action in 2009 to honor Stewart L. Udall’s vast public service, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues.  The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution. The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship awards up to $7,000 to 50 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the Environment, Tribal Public Policy, or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August in Tucson, AZ to meet alumni and tribal leaders for exceptional networking opportunities and gain lifetime membership in a growing and active alumni network. For more information, visit www.udall.gov.   For gain access to the application please contact Marjan Coester at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 541-440-7749, or visit the Student Life Office in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center.