Spring 2017, Week 10

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 This will be the last “A Week in Campus Life” until Fall term 2017!  Have a great summer!

Direct Deposit.

Are you planning your Summer and Fall  schedules? Think ahead to your financial aid or scholarship refunds!  DIRECT DEPOSIT IS A GREAT OPTION FOR STUDENT REFUNDS!!!!! Any students who are receiving refunds from Umpqua Community College from their 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 or to change your direct deposit follow the link below.  In order to receive your funds SUMMER TERM by direct deposit the form needs to be in the Finance Office in Lockwood Hall by JUNE 26, 2017.  Fall term direct deposit cutoff has yet to be determined.

Degree Audit and Planner.

Banner Self Service offers the option to run a Degree Audit and to view your Term Planner.  As of right now, the audit and planner can only be accessed through an internet landline at this time.  Wi-Fi access will be restored once security updates have been completed.  To view your audit and planner off campus, please ensure you are using a computer that has a hard (physical) line to the internet.  From campus, please visit a computer lab.

Do you need extra money for food? 

Apply for SNAP benefits today. UCC Financial Aid and DHS are working together to lend a helping hand.  You might be eligible for SNAP benefits if you meet one of the following criteria as a UCC student between the ages of 18 to 49 enrolled in at least 6 credits:

  • Be a student awarded state or federally funded work-study and be currently assigned to a position this term.
  • Be a paid employee working an average of 20 hours each week.
  • Be responsible for the care of a child in your household.
  • Be receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) cash assistance or Tribal TANF
  • Be receiving Unemployment Compensation benefits is you meet one of the criteria above and your monthly income is below the income limits, you may be eligible

Apply for SNAP benefits today.  To apply go to: apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/.  The first 7 people to bring Jennifer an email verification of their completed SNAP application will receive I have a coffee card from Cascadian Coffee Co in Roseburg. Enter to WIN one of four $50 UCC Bookstore gift cards! To enter, bring email confirmation of a submitted application to Financial Aid by July 31. Questions? Contact the UCC Financial Aid Department:  Michelle Bergmann – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – 541-440-4620 or Jennifer Smith – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – 541-440-7661.

Book Buy Back

Book Buy Back will take place June 14-16 from 8am-3:30pm in the UCC Bookstore.  Book Buy Back is also available online; check the UCC Bookstore website at https://bookstore.umpqua.edu/


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Information Tables in the Student Center

June 7 – Army Recruiters from 11am-1pm

ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting

Next and final meeting for the academic year is Monday, June 5. The meeting will be held in the Bistro, located in the Student Center Cafeteria.  The meeting is open to all; students are encouraged to attend.

ASUCC Election Results. On May 30, 31 and June 2017, students cast their vote for ASUCC Executive Council positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. The results of a total of two hundred fifty one (251) votes were tabulated on Friday, June 2, 2017.    

  • ASUCC President -  Byronna Thomas  
  • ASUCC Vice President - Lenora Al Ratta
  • ASUCC Activities Officer - Brittany McHaffie
  • ASUCC Public Relations Officer - Robert Mountainspring-Wood
  • ASUCC Business Manager - Kelsey Stone                                                                             

In addition, the ASUCC Student Selected Faculty of the Year was announced at the Students Serve Back Banquet, held on June 1, 2017.  The first-ever winner of this award is Dee Winn.  

Upcoming Events & Activities

June 7 – Employer on Campus: Davita – from 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. Students this would be a great opportunity for employment working in the healthcare career field. Davita is a kidney disease care and dialysis information company located in Roseburg. Find time between 11 am and 2 pm on Wednesday to meet with the hiring employer. Come prepared with a resume and professional look. Have your class schedule or awareness of when your available to work.

June 7 – Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Cindy Steele and Dr. Mick Davis.  From 2-3pm in Whipple Centerstage.  Cindy Steele will be speaking on “Less Drama: Your New Best Friend.” Mick Davis will be speaking on “Living in a Simulation: Hot Topic in Physics/Statistics/Mathematics/VR: Are We Living in Base Reality?”

June 8 – Faculty Lecture Series with Professor John Blackwood, Professor Paul Morgan, and Jason Aase.  From 3-4pm in Whipple Centerstage.  John Blackwood will be speaking on “More Secrets From the Deep Dark Web”.  Paul Morgan will be speaking on “UCC New Observatory, the Stars, and STEM Outreach”. Jason Aase will be speaking on “The Big One: Earthquakes and Tsunami in the Pacific Northwest”

June 9 – Spring Fling from 11am-5pm – outside on the campus grounds.  Games, music, food.  Come celebrate the end of the term with your peers.  

June 9 – Campus-Wide UCC Drone and Rocket Competition (A Spring Fling Event sponsored by the UCC Engineering Club). Drone are from Noon-1pm; Rockets from 1-2pm.  At the Tower Building next to the track on the hill above the Technical Center Building. The cost to participate is FREE. Drones will be available for training and competition. Rockets are free. There are only 24 rockets available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To pre-order a rocket email the UCC Engineering Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This event is being sponsored by the Engineering Club, Umpqua Valley Steam Hub, and ASUCC. Prizes will be awarded.

June 9 – UCC’s Got Talent from 12:30-2pm in Swanson Amphitheater. Takes place during Spring Fling.  Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  If you are interested in participating – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

June 10 - Spring Term Study-In. At the UCC Library and Success Center from 10 am – 4 pm. Snacks, Coffee, and Lunch; Computer Lab; Tutors;          Librarian Research Help; Peaceful, quiet place to study;
Group study rooms for collaboration; Prizes throughout the day; Smiling, friendly faces. Bring your work and study here with us!

June 12-13 – Stress Free Zone.  From 10am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby.  Brain food/snacks and massage (on Monday only).  

June 16 – 2017 UCC Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony.  At 6pm at Swanson Amphitheatre (rain or shine).

Are you a member of Phi Theta Kappa?

Are you graduating and walking in June? Phi Theta Kappa graduation regalia (stole, cords, tassel) are available for sale at the Information Desk in the Student Center.

UCC Juried Student Art Show.  May 11- June 9.

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College is proud to present the UCC Juried Student Art Show from Thursday, May 11, through Friday, June 9, 2017. There will be a reception on Thursday, May 11 from 12:30 pm - 2 pm with awards presentation at 1:15 pm. Held annually and always a campus-wide favorite, the UCC Juried Student Art Show showcases the best, riskiest, most ambitious work by UCC art students. This exciting show will feature works created during the 2016-2017 academic year in one of the many Fine Art courses offered at UCC. Along with the selection of juried works in this exhibition, there is a special display of graphic design work by Christina Morrow, UCC’s last student graduating from the Visual Communications Certificate program. This year, Fine Art Faculty members Susan Rochester, Renee Couture, Ted Isto, and Greg Price completed the initial adjudication. Artist James Thatcher will complete the final part of jury process to determine which student-artists are awarded Best of Show awards. New to Douglas County, Thatcher creates two- and three-dimensional abstract works. Thatcher studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, and has exhibited as throughout the mid-Atlantic and upper Midwestern United States. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Days of Significance – June 2017

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month.  The month was chosen to remember a riot in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan that is thought to be the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States.  

National Days of Fun!– May 2017