Fall 2014, Week 4

Categories // Campus Updates

Got Respect? Have you ever felt disrespected or marginalized because of who you are?  Or have you found others treat you in special ways because of your individual status?  We want to hear your story.  Participated in one of eight focus groups being held this term to aid in a research project about respect and inclusion at Umpqua Community College.  The focus groups are: Age, Ability, Ethnicity, Women’s Voices, Poverty, Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events/Activities:

October 22 : 11am-2pm – UCC Job Fair 2014 in the Student Center.  The job fair will feature local employers who are both hiring and getting the word out about the businesses.  This is a great opportunity to meet and greet and to apply for jobs, so dress for success! Questions?  Please contact Ben Horvath in the Job Placement Office at 541-440-7797.

October 22 : 5:00pm – DIG PINK Night with UCC Women’s Volleyball vs Multnomah University in the PE Complex Gym.  All proceeds will benefit a local cancer program.

October 23 : 11am – National Theatre Live performance of Skylight in Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre.  This is a LIVE performance broadcast from London via satellite.  Tickets are $12.  Encore (previously recorded) performances on Friday and Saturday October 24 and 25 at 7pm and Sunday October 26 at 2pm.  For more information, please visit tickets.umpqua.edu.

October 24 : Noon-1pm – Domestic Violence Awarenesspanel presentation in Jacoby Auditorium Lobby.  Panelists include Sami Gloria (BPA), Lisa Thompson (DA’s office), Joe Kaney (RPD) and Tania Welikala (S.A.F.E. Project).  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 23-24 : 11am-1pm – Breast Cancer Awareness Event in the Student Center Lobby.  For more information contact Haley – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 28, 10am-3pm and October 29, 10am-4pm : Red Cross Blood Drive in Jacoby Auditorium Lobby.  Please contact Joel Wylam, ASUCC Student Ambassador at 541-440-7873 to schedule a donation appointment.

October 30-31 : Riverhawk Halloween activities.  Pre-Fright Night: October 30 from 4-7pm in the Student Center.  Come join the pre Halloween fund with ASUCC.  There will be trick or treating, bobbing for apples, caramel apples, zombie scavenger hunt, hide and seek, piñata and the wheel of doom.  Afternoon Fright:  October 31 from 10am-2pm in the Student Center.  Come join the Halloween fun with ASUCC.  There will be:  costume fashion show, trick or treating, humans vs. zombies, blood punch and the wheel of doom.  For more information, visit the ASUCC Leadership Office in the Student Center or contact Haley – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 6-7 : Student Flea Market in the Student Center Student Lounge.  Come check out the great deals on items!  Proceeds will support the French Independent Study students trip to France during spring break next year.  For more information contact Haley – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 7 : Wildlife Safari Night - UCC Women’s Volleyball vs. Linn-Benton CC at 6pm in the PE Complex Gym.  Staff and a “guest” cheetah from Wildlife Safari will be presenting during half-time.  Proceeds will benefit the Elephant Waterhole project at Wildlife Safari.

November 8 : UCC Women's Volleyball vs Chemeketa CC at 1pm in the PE Complex Gym.

November 10 : Dental Van – free dental clinical treatment for UCC students, provided by Medical Teams International.  A limited number of appointments available.  This is for low-income students who have no private dental insurance or means to pay for dental care at this time and who have a serious (emergency) dental problem requiring a filling or an extraction.  A licenses dentist will provide urgent treatment.  An application is required and the application is available at the Student Center Information Desk.  Please contact Joel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-440-7873.

Campus Club Meetings:

This information will be updated as clubs provide their meeting times

  • ASUCC Student Leadership Team meets every Monday at Noon in the Board Room in the Administration Building.  Students are welcome to attend!
  • Debate Club meets every Friday at noon in Snyder Hall, room 18.
  • Drama Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 in Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage
  • Engineering Club meets every other Tuesday at 2:00 in JH 15; next meeting is October 28
  • Phi Theta Kappa meets every Wednesday at Noon in Lockwood Hall, room 2.
  • Spanish Club meeting meets beginning Tuesday, October 21 at Noon in Snyder Hall 10
  • UCC Veterans Club meets Wednesday at Noon in the Veterans Center.  Interested in supporting the Veterans’ Club?  Purchase a Papa Murphy coupon card for $5 – available at the Student Center Information Desk.


Writing Instructors available to help students with their essays, reports or any other writing assignments.  The writing instructors will be available in the Writing Lab, located i the UCC Success Center (ESB 15).  Helen Laurence is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:30am and Andrew Madaus is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  In addition to the writing instructors, the center also has peer tutors available to assist with the writing concepts and paper formatting. Please visit the center for a copy of the peer tutor writing schedule.  When utilizing the Writing Lab or student tutors we ask that students bring a copy of any drafts of their paper, any related assignments or handouts, class syllabus and course textbook if available.  This resource is available to students free of charge.