Winter 2017, Week 7

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Campus will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20 for President’s Day.

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. For more information and resources, visit http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day

Priority Registration For Spring 2017 classes will open on February 27.

If you haven’t visited your academic advisor to figure out your classes for spring, now is the time to set up an appointment!  Registration begins at 8 a.m. on February 27. All other registration will run continuously. Registration is based upon credits earned and is as follows:
•    February 27 and on for those students with 45 earned credit hours or more
•    March 2 and on for those students with 30 earned credit hours or more
•    March 6 and on for those students with 15 earned credit hours or more
•    March 9 and on for those students with 1 earned credit hour or more
•    Open registration will begin on March 13.

Academic TEXT Alerts.

Don't forget those academic deadlines! Let us remind you. Easy to sign up with any mobile phone... No smart phone or computer needed. SIGN UP NOW! Text @ucctexts to the number 81010. You'll receive a welcome text from Remind (our text provider) and that's it! Now you will start getting TEXT alerts before major academic deadlines come up.

A Message from Financial Aid.

The Financial Aid office has begun working on the 2017/2018 academic year and has started importing FAFSA information for our students much earlier than years prior. What does this mean to YOU? If you have filed the 17/18 FAFSA and have listed UCC as one of your schools, you will be receiving notification via your Student E-mail soon to inform you that your FAFSA has arrived and advise you of your next steps! Click the link to view our Financial Aid process.

UCC Foundation Scholarships are open from February 1- March 15 for students to apply.

Apply on-line at http://umpqua.edu/scholarships 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).

OSAC 2017-18 Scholarship Application is open.

Early bird deadline is February 15 and final opportunity to submit your application is March 1 at 5pm. Apply at https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov. Need help? Visit the Peer Mentor office located in the Student Center.

Volunteers Needed!

Has it been 5+ years since you have had your teeth cleaned?  If so, you could be the perfect patient candidate. Kimi Bartley, UCC Dental Assisting Instructor and aspiring Dental Hygienist, is seeking patient candidates for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam in June 2017. What’s in it for YOU? One qualifying patient will receive: All Expense Paid Trip to Portland (travel, meals, hotel and $100 gift card). If you are interested in being screened as a potential patient, please contact Kimi Bartley at 541-440-7822.

Ways and Means Roadshow.

Members of the Oregon State Legislative Ways and Means Committee will be in Eugene at Lane Community College on February 25 from 1-3pm.  The Roadshow is like a town hall meeting for communities to talk directly with legislators about budget priorities. This is an opportunity for UCC students to share about student issues – specifically affordability. We are looking for students to support our college delegation by attending and wearing UCC gear. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kristapher Yates, the ASUCC Vice President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dialogue with Deb.

February 24 from 11am-12:30pm in the Bistro. Please join Dr. Thatcher in conversation. These sessions will be held bi-weekly in the Bistro and are open to faculty, staff, and students. This is your opportunity to ask questions, listen to others, and be aware of Dr. Thatcher’s vision for UCC.

Information Tables in the Student Center Lobby.

February 22 -Trade Act Information Table from 9:30am-11:30am

February 24 - Aspire Volunteer Recruitment from 9am - Noon

February 24 - Oregon Air National Guard from 9am - Noon

March 1 - Army Recruiters Information Table from 11am-1pm

March 2 - Campus Compact of Oregon from 11am -2pm. Looking for a summer job or something to do after graduation? Campus Compact of Oregon is recruiting for our summer program and gathering interest for our four year-long service programs starting in August 2017. Come talk with staff, learn about our opportunities around the State of Oregon to serve your community and gain professional experience in the education and nonprofit sectors, and even begin the application process onsite

Events & Activities

February 22 - Employer on Campus: Evergreen Family Medicine and Evergreen Urgent Care. 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. This is a great opportunity for employment working in the health care career field. How can you participate: Find time between 11 am and 2 pm on Wednesday to meet with the hiring employer; come prepared with a resume and professional look; and have your class schedule or awareness of when you are available to work. Students we need your help and so do the employer!

February 22 - 15 Minutes Workshops @ The UCC Library: How to read an academic article. From 12:30-12:45

February 22 - Wellness Workshop: Stress Management. Noon in ESB 15

February 22 - UCC Women's Basketball vs Clark College. At 5:30pm in the UCC Gym

February 22 - UCC Men's Basketball vs Clark College. At 7:30pm in the UCC Gym

February 22 - Let’s Pack the Gym! Doors open at 4:30pm. Women’s Basketball Game at 5:30pm and Men’s Basketball Game at 7:30pm. UCC/Riverhawk spirit gear available at the game for 15% off. $5 admission or $1 with a can of food for donation to the campus pantry. 12 and under free. GO RiverHawks!

February 23 - Wellness Workshop: Stress Management. 2pm in ESB 9

February 27-March 3 – Resiliency Week. From 11am-1pm in the Student Center Lobby. The information table will feature free information, a drawing for prizes, food, and fun. The group is promoting all of the free health services offered by the college including counseling, support groups, workshops, and the Resiliency Room.

February 27-March 3 – Phi Theta Kappa Awareness Week. From 1-3pm in the Student Center Lobby. The campus chapter of the international honors organization will be providing information to prospective new members and sharing about their activities and successes this academic year. If you are a student with a 3.5 GPA or higher and have not considered joining Phi Theta Kappa, this the perfect opportunity to learn more.

February 28 – Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and UCC Chamber Choirs with the Delgani Quartet.  At 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, Downtown Roseburg. Admission at the door. $7.00 per person, $15.00 per family. Students FREE with student ID.

March 1 - Wellness Workshop: Managing Your Anxiety. Noon in ESB 15

March 1 - Teatro Milagro presents El Payaso: A Bilingual Play. At 3:30pm in Whipple Centerstage.

March 1 - UCC Women's Basketball vs Chemeketa Community College. At 5:30pm in the UCC Gym.

March 1 - UCC Men's Basketball vs Chemeketa Community College. At 7:30pm in the UCC Gym

March 2 - Wellness Workshop: Managing Your Anxiety. 2pm in ESB 9

March 3 - MECOP presentation. At Noon in ESB 15. Pizza and drinks provided. This is great program for transfer students that are majoring in business, computer science, and engineering. UCC students can apply the year before they transfer. Approximately 50% of the applicants are accepted into the internship program. The internship program includes two 6 month positions with two different employers. Students make enough through the program to pay for their schooling and typically have a permanent job offer when they graduate. For more information on the program: https://www.mecopinc.org/

CURTAINS – The Musical.

ASUCC proudly sponsors this UCC Theatre musical whodunit starring Jere Bartley, Matthew Campbell and students, alumni and community members of UCC. After the leading starlet mysteriously dies, local Boston detective Lt. Frank Cioffi comes to solve the crime... but as the plot thickens, this musical theatre fan finds himself distracted with fixing the flaws. This Tony Award-winning show will delight audiences with dazzling singing, dancing and humour reminiscent of the 1950s classics. Children ages 6 and older are welcome, though this show contains PG-13 content. UCC students may see the show for free the entire first weekend, February 17, 18, 19. ID required. Advance ticketing recommended! Show dates are February 17, 18, 24, 25 and March 3 and 4 at 7pm; February 19, 26, and March 5 at 2pm. Tickets are $13/Adults, $10/Seniors 60+ and under 18. Save $2/ticket for groups of 10 or more. UCC Students with ID free the first weekend, Feb. 17, 18, 19. Otherwise $10. Assigned Seating so get your tickets fast! Go to https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=70596

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

From February 14-March 16; Artist’s Reception on March 2 from 5-7pm. 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?" Viewers who come to the exhibit may feel as though they’ve seen the individuals featured in the images. The characters are presented without the anchor of a background or specific place. They are completing mundane or everyday tasks. Because of this, viewers are provided an opportunity to observe these individuals and their actions - whether talking on the phone, reading a book, or carrying coffee. 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.

The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge.

The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they're thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Join us in a 30 Day Gratitude Challenge! You can start any time.  Visit the Information Desk in the Student Center and add a Gratitude Note to the jar.

ASUCC Leadership- YOUR student leaders

ASUCC Leadership Board meets every Monday from Noon – 1pm in the Administration Building/Welcome Center Board Room. Meetings are open to the public and students invited and encouraged to attend. ASUCC Leadership Team Positions OPEN! ASUCC is seeking students interested in being a part of the leadership team. Become an ASUCC 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
  • QSA meets on Tuesday’s from 2-3pm in JH 16
  • Spanish Club meets on Wednesday’s at 3pm in JH 16
  • Veterans Club meets on Tuesday’s at Noon in the Student Veteran Center

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 – February 2017

February is Black History Month or National African American History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. To learn more about Black History Month visit - http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month

February is American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. To learn more, visit - https://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/

February 20 – World Day of Social Justice. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.  To learn more visit - http://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/

February 21 – International Mother Language Day. On 16 May 2007 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism. Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue. To learn more visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/

National Days of Fun!– February 2017

February 21 – National Sticky Bun Day http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-sticky-bun-day-february-21/

February 22 – National Cook a Sweet Potato Day http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cook-a-sweet-potato-day-february-22/

February 23 – National Toast Day http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-toast-day-february-23/

February 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-tortilla-chip-day-february-24/