Fall 2018, Week 1

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A Week in Campus Life is your weekly information email, published on Friday’s through week 10 of each term.

Welcome to Fall 2018 UCC Students! We are so glad you are here!! Be on the lookout for the Welcome Greeters – they will be out around campus on Monday and Tuesday between 7:40-8:10am and 8:40-9:10am. In addition to campus maps, they will have RiverHawk Bucks in hand to give away. RiverHawk Bucks are good for selected drink items in the Bookstore.

Please check your schedules over the weekend to ensure you have the most current location for your classes, as some class locations may have changed. Once in class, please review your syllabus and check your finals week schedule to confirm the day you are scheduled to complete your final.

Day of Remembrance

On Monday, October 1, UCC will be holding its third Day of Remembrance to reflect on the events of Oct. 1, 2015. Governor Kate Brown has approved the campus’ request to fly the flag at half-staff. 1. A tribute to survivors and those lost will also be displayed around the campus flag pole from sunrise to sunset. A remembrance booth will be in the Student Center from 11am-Noon. Starting at 10 a.m., a private event for UCC staff and students, affected family members, and the law enforcement community will take place on the UCC campus grounds. Due to the private, sensitive nature of this event, the public and media are required to keep a respectful distance. Last year, the College created a permanent webpage called “We Will Always Remember” at The page was developed to serve as a virtual memorial to acknowledge and honor those lost and affected by the events that took place on Oct. 1. The site also contains the following: Annual Day of Remembrance activities and information, photo galleries, campus and community support, information regarding on- and off-campus memorials, and links to campus and community resources.

Three Scholarship Opportunities

2018-2019 All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention. The program is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, and All-State Academic Teams when applicable. To apply, visit Although the website indicates the deadline for submission is November 15, UCC must have completed application materials submitted by November 1, 2018 as the college will choose up to four 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 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.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program. The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes: Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, ability to pursue any area of study, personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid, and multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience. To apply, visit the Common App for Transfer and search for “Jack Kent Cooke Foundation”. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. If you need with your application, you may contact Marjan Coester in the Student 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 For 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 Engagement Office in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center.

Career Coaching Workshops for Fall

Hosted every Wednesday from 11am-Noon in WCH 12; Contact Danna-May Blommer, Career Coach in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center, 541-440-7748, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.

  • September 26 - Applications
  • October 3 - Cover Letters
  • October 10 - Resumes
  • October 17 - Social Media Footprint
  • October 24 - Major to Career Activity
  • October 31 – Mock Interview
  • November 7 -Soft Skills Training
  • November 14 – Job Search & Job Search Tools
  • November 21 – Thank You Letter
  • November 28 - Creating a Portfolio

Drop-In Workshops in the Success Center

  • October 15 from 4:00-4:30pm – Study Skills
  • October 18 from Noon-12:30 – Time Management
  • October 25 from Noon-12:30 – Time Management
  • October 25 from 4:00-4:30pm – Study Skills
  • November 14 from Noon-12:30 – Note Taking
  • November 21 from Noon-12:30 – Note Taking
  • November 28 from Noon-12:30– Note Taking
  • November 30 from 4:00-4:30pm – Study Skills

Upcoming Events and Activities

September 24-25 – Welcome Back. ASUCC Leadership and Student Engagement welcome you back to campus. Check out the tent in the in the Compass area (outside) and the Student Center (if the weather is wet). From 9:00am-Noon.

September 25 – Putting Yourself Back Together. From 10:30am-1:30pm in the Student Center. Please come and join us for an art project.

September 26 – Debate Club Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in TAP 16.

September 26 – Touchstones. From 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Student Center. Join us and create a piece of art.

October 2 - 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.

October 3 & October 5– I Can You Can: An event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 10:00am-1:00pm in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center Lobby. A two day campus art project. Participants will create a Mandala out of paper cut-outs of their hands. Participants will write or draw on their paper hands the different ways that they can prevent domestic violence.

October 3 – Debate Club Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in TAP 16.

Get Involved

ASUCC Senator positions open for 2018-2019. The Student Leadership Team needs you! Applications are available in the ASUCC offices in the Student Center. Stop by the offices to learn more about what being an ASUCC Senator is all about.

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.

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

RiverHawk Athletics. Interested in learning more about our sports teams – Baseball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Cross-Country, Men’s and Women’s Wrestling, Obstacle Course Racing, and Track and Field? Visit


ASUCC Student Services. Your ASUCC Leadership Team supports your success when you find yourself in need. ASUCC Student Services include backpacks/supplies, bus passes, clothing, food boxes, gas cards, hygiene products, laundromat vouchers, and other resources. Stop by their offices, located in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge in the Student Center.

Direct Deposit. If you are expecting to receive a refund from Umpqua Community College from Financial Aid or Scholarships, you 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. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT, it does not happen automatically. To sign up for Direct Deposit or to change your Direct Deposit follow the link below. In order to receive your funds for Fall term by Direct Deposit, the paper work must be turned into Student Accounts, located in the Student Center, by Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Please contact 541-440-4630 with any questions.

Parking Permits. Students do not need a parking permit. Parking is open, except for visitors (purple) and staff (green).

Extended Bookstore Hours. For Monday and Tuesday, September 24 and 25, the Bookstore will be 7:30am – 6:00pm. Forgot breakfast? Enhanced breakfast service will be available through the UCC Bookstore every morning.

Library Hours. For fall term, the Library will be open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am – 8:00pm, Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday. There is an open Library computer lab, with 38 computers. In addition, the Library has 24 laptops that can be used within the Library building. The Library and the Success Center are also outfitted with several charging stations. The Success Center has tutors who are prepared to help students from the first week and students are encouraged to come in and visit.

Veterans. Did you know that we have a Veterans Student Center on campus? It is located in the ESB building in room 33. It’s a quiet place for our veteran students to study and find additional veteran resources. We also offer a canteen, computer lab and study space. Access is available to veterans only; visit Ann Abel in the Financial Aid/Veterans Office the LaVerne Murphy Student Center to get your access card.

Lost and Found. If you have misplaced or lost an item on campus, please inquire with Kathy at the Warehouse (located next to Student Center).

RiverRush Cafeteria. Open from 10:15am to 2:15pm, Monday through Friday. The menu features:

  • Hamburger- $4.25
  • Cheeseburger- $4.75
  • Bacon Cheeseburger- $5.50
  • Chicken Sandwich- $4.50
  • Veggie Burger-$4.75
  • Chicken Strips-$4.00
  • French Fries-$1.75
  • Tater Tots-$1.75
  • Onion Rings-$2.75
  • Mozzarella Sticks- 3.50
  • Corn Dog-$1.25
  • Pizza-$2.50
  • Small Garden Salad-$3.00
  • Larger Garden Salad-$5.50
  • Cold Sandwich-$5.50
  • Wrap Variety-$5.50
  • Daily Homemade Soups-$2.50/3.25
  • Great Daily Specials (including Taco Tuesday and Seafood Friday)-$5.95
  • A wide selection of energy drinks, sodas, & Takelma Coffee