Dec06

Fall 2016, Week 10

Categories // Campus Updates

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

Due to the holiday, A Week in Campus Life is being sent early. Note: This will be the final Week in Campus Life for Fall term 2016. A Week In Campus Life will return in January 2017!

Campus will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Registration for Winter 2017 is now open to all students, both new and returning.

2016/2017 Federal Work-Study waitlist will open Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Are you interested in earning extra money and gaining work experience to list on your resume
  • To be eligible students must have filed a FAFSA and been awarded, have remaining need, and be enrolled at least half-time.
  • The Federal Work-Study program is designed to provide jobs for students with financial need to assist with paying for their educational expenses.
  • Federal Work-Study wages at Umpqua currently coincide with State minimum wage and students receive paychecks twice a month.
  • Most positions are on campus
  • NEEDED: Community Service positions which include assisting elementary school students with their reading and/or math and other positions. A great opportunity to help your child, grandchild, niece/nephew, or just a child who needs a good foundation for their future.

UCC Bookstore News

  • Book Buyback is December 7-9 from 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Financial Aid will be available for winter term use in the Bookstore on December 12
  • The Bookstore is now hiring student employees! Apply online at http://umpqua.edu/human-resources. Click on "Student Opportunities."

Get Involved

ASUCC Leadership Team is seeking students interested in being a senator and/or serving on ASUCC committees including Activities, Budget, and Constitution/Bylaws. If you are interested in participating, please visit the ASUCC Offices located adjacent to the Cafeteria in the Student Center.

Riverhawk Mascot Challenge. ASUCC is looking for a few good Riverhawks. Apply at the ASUCC office (located adjacent to the Cafeteria in the Student Center) with the Public Relations officer or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DONATE! Blanket, Tent, Tarp Drive For Homeless Veterans, November 28- December 9. UCC Veterans Student Center, UCC Veterans Club and ASUCC are collaborating to collect blankets, tents and tarps for homeless veterans. Donations bins will be located in the Student Center; cash donations may also be made to the Information Desk. For more information, contact the Student Life Office at 541.440.7749

Dental Assisting needs “patients”. Dental Assisting program students are in need of “patients” for full dental x-rays. These are legitimate x-rays and can be used at your dentist ($100 value FREE!). Please note, if you have had this done within the last 5 years, you are not eligible, sorry! “Patients” will be needed in Winter term 2017, but the students would like to get “patients” on the books. If you are interested in helping out our Dental Assisting Students please contact - Deidra Daigle 541-440-7751 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events and Activities

November 1- December 9 - The Art Gallery at UCC presents a solo show by local artist Pete Anderson. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join the artist and gallery staff for a reception Friday, November 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Anderson, a former writing professor at UCC, is a professional artist who prowled the backroads of Oregon with a paintbrush in hand for decades. Love for his native landscape is apparent in his crisp attention to detail and a careful study of color and light. In the six years since his last exhibit at UCC, Anderson has ventured beyond his beloved Umpqua and Steens Mountain to Colorado and Patagonia

November 30 - Employer on Campus – Orenco Systems- from 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby.

December 1 – RAIN – Let’s Launch The Next Big Idea – from 8am-3pm in the Danny Lang Event Center. See attached PDF’s for more information.

December 1 – National Theatre Live presents Hamlet at 2:30pm in Whipple Centerstage Theatre. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast was experienced by over half a million people worldwide. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Tickets to go on sale shortly at tickets.umpqua.edu. (541) 440-7700/ NT Live shows are $12 with discounts for seniors 60+, students, and under 18

December 2 - National Theatre Live presents Hamlet at 7pm in Whipple Centerstage Theatre.

December 3 - Study-In from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Library. ASUCC hosts this quarterly event featuring free food to feed your brain while you prepare for finals. The Success Center will be open and tutors will be available.

December 5 – 6 – Stress Free Zone from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Student Center Lobby. ASUCC and Student Life collaborate to provide brain food and relaxing massages before and between your final exams.

December 7 – Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Michael Wheeler World Music from 2:00-3:00pm in Whipple Centerstage Theatre. Professor Wheeler will be speaking on “Dreams of Spiders and Snakes: Artistic Punishment for Musical Sins Committed in Past Lives”

December 8 – Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Lesa Beth Titus Associate Professor of Nursing, Trauma Coordinator at Mercy Medical Center from 3:00-4:00pm in Whipple Centerstage Theatre. Professor Titus will be speaking on “The Benefits of Education as Witnessed in Medical Mission Experience in Africa”

December 8 – Geology Club Movie Night and Potluck at 5:30pm in HNSC Room 201. Everyone is welcome!

December 10 – Women’s Basketball vs South Puget Sound Community College at 7pm in the UCC Gym.

December 11 - Women’s Basketball vs George Fox University JV at 3pm in the UCC Gym

December 17 – Women’s Basketball vs College of the Redwoods at 6pm in the UCC Gym

December 18 - Women’s Basketball vs College of the Redwoods at 2pm in the UCC Gym

ASUCC and Club Meetings

  • ASUCC Student 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. Last meeting of fall term will be held on Monday, November 28.
  • Debate Club meets Thursdays at 2pm in JH 11
  • Engineering Club meets Friday at Noon in JH 12
  • Geology Club meets the first and third Wednesday at Noon in HSN Room 212.
  • Phi Theta Kappa meets every Friday from Noon-1pm in the Bistro
  • QSA (Queer Student Advocacy) meets every Tuesday from 3-4pm in JH 16
  • Spanish Club meets on Wednesday, from 3-4pm in JH 10.
  • Student Veterans Club meets every Tuesday from Noon-1pm in the Veteran Student Center

Scholarship Opportunities

OSAC 2017-18 Scholarship Application is available! 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.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for Environment and Outdoor Leaders is a $7,000 scholarship awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meet alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information, visit us at http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx. To apply, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as an access code is required.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for American Indian and Alaska Native Students. This $7,000 scholarship is awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meet alumni and tribal leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information, visit us at http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx. To apply, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as an access code is required.

Pride Foundation awards scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight ally students leaders in the Northwest. Scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education. The application process is currently open. Learn more and apply at http://www.pridefoundation.org.

Information Tables in the Student Center Lobby

November 29 – CORE Information Table from 11am-3pm

December 1 – Jehovah Witnesses Information Table from 10am-2pm

December 7 – Army Recruiters from 10am-2pm