If you have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, gendered harassment, intimate partner violence or stalking…you deserve to be safe. Find support here: http://umpqua.edu/title-ix
Counseling Services and the Resiliency Room. Asking for help is a good thing and help is readily available on campus. If you need to step away from the daily grind on campus, we now have a Resiliency Room located in ESB9. Located next door, in ESB10 are UCC counseling services. You may drop-in or schedule an appointment by calling 541-440-7900.
News from the Bookstore
The October 2016 edition of the UCC Bookstore newsletter is attached as a pdf.
Two Scholarship Opportunities
2016-2017 All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program presented by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa and Coca-Cola. This recognition highlights the academic accomplishments of community college students and the contributions they make within their communities. Students who are selected for these honors receive scholarships ranging between $1,000-$2,500. To apply, visit http://www.ptk.org/Scholarships/BachelorsDegreeScholarships/All-USACommunityCollegeAcademicTeam.aspx. Although the website indicates the deadline for submission is December 1, UCC must have completed application materials submitted by November 18, 2016 as the college will choose TWO students from the pool of completed applications to be forwarded through the final selection process.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program. The private foundation will award up to $40,000 annually per recipient to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need. Go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/ and click on the “APPLY NOW” button to start your application. You can save and come back to your application as many times as needed until it is complete. Please keep in mind that the application and all materials must be submitted by October 25, 2016. Please note, if you need technical assistance with your application, you may contact the call center at 1-800-941-3300.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Month of October: Random Acts of Kindness. Share in spreading kindness with UCC! Roseburg has always been built on support, kindness and love. We ask that each of you share your kindness with one another as we honor those affected by the events of October 1st, 2015 by practicing Random Acts of Kindness throughout the community. It is our hope that these Acts of Kindness can serve as a reminder for each of us that our community can illuminate even the darkest of times. Share your Acts of Kindness on your social media posts by using the hashtag #UmpquaCares. This will create a stream of positive social experiences for the people in our community. Watch for posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages and check out the list below for examples of Random Acts of Kindness that you can perform throughout the month of October. Join us in creating a community that cares! Don’t forget to share your Acts of Kindness with us using the hashtag #UmpquaCares! http://umpqua.edu/college-news/1169-random-acts-of-kindness
Month of October starting October 3 - An exhibit in support of the Umpqua Story Project will open in the Art Gallery, located in Whipple Fine and Performing Arts Building. The Umpqua Story Project was begun by the Ford Family Foundation in an effort to document the ways in which our community has come together for healing in the wake of October 1. These stories of kindness, generosity, and compassion, and the healing that has occurred through helping are inspirational, and underscore the beauty and goodness that lies within the human heart. There will be a writing station available for anyone who would like to add their story to the project. The Art Gallery will be open from 10:00 am – 8:00 PM Monday through Friday through the month of October.
October 3-7 – Peer Mentor Information Table all week, various times in the Student Center Lobby. Meet and greet with the Peer Mentors, current students who are available to assist you in navigating many aspects of college life. Peer Mentors will be sharing information on SALT – and will have items to giveaway!
October 5 – Employer on Campus from 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. Visiting employer to be determined. Sponsored by the Student Job Placement Office.
October 7 – UCC Volleyball vs Linn Benton at 6:30pm in the Gym. Students free with a student id.
October 8 – The Umpqua Story Project. We Are UCC - 7 to 9pm at Whipple Centerstage Theatre. Six brave souls will tell personal stories (in ten minutes or less) of the kindness they have experienced in their lives and how that led them to engage in compassionate actions following the October 1 tragedy at UCC. Tellers include Justin Troxel, Susan Rochester, Casey O'Toole, Dustin Cosby, Kelly Wright and others. Music by Kim Blossom and Amelia Davis. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli from The Hearth and sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation, The Douglas County Museum, and UCC’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. Food and drinks available. Free to UCC staff and students. For more information about the Umpqua Story Project, go to www.tff.org. or umpquastorgyproject.com.
October 12 – Employer on Campus from 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby. Visiting employer to be determined. Sponsored by the Student Job Placement Office.
October 12 – Faculty Lecture Series from 2-3pm at Whipple Centerstage. Featured faculty to be announced.
October 13 – Faculty Lecture Series from 3-4pm at Whipple Centerstage. Featured faculty to be announced.
October 15 – 5th Annual Harvest Festival from 11am – 2pm on the UCC grounds (weather permitting). Wear your costume! Come enjoy kid and family friendly fun. Activities, trick or treating and much more. This is a FREE event, open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items are encouraged and will benefit the UCC student food pantry. For more information call 541-440-7749.
Student Ambassador positions available for 2016-2017. Applications available at the Information Desk in the Student Center. Student Ambassadors work in different departments/with different programs and represent Umpqua Community College to prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, community members and guests at the institution. Student ambassadors are first point of contact, are well informed about campus and able to provide direction and assistance as needed. Applicants must be a current full-time student in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and have completed 15 credits at UCC.
ASUCC Senator positions open for 2016-2017. The Student Leadership Team needs you! Applications are available in the ASUCC offices in the Campus Center. Stop by the offices to learn more about what being an ASUCC Senator is all about.
ASUCC and Club Meetings
ASUCC Student Leadership Board meets every Monday starting October 3 from Noon – 1pm in the Administration Building/Welcome Center Board Room. Meetings are open to the public and students invited and encouraged to attend.
Debate Club meets every Monday starting October 3 from Noon – 1pm in JH 11
Geology Club meets every Wednesday starting October 5 from Noon to 1pm in HNS Conference Room 212
QSA (Queer Student Advocacy) meets every Tuesday starting October 4 from 3-4pm in JH 16
Student Veterans Club meets every Tuesday starting October 4 from Noon-1pm in the Veteran Student Center
Information Tables in the Student Center
October 3 – Montana State University Information Table from 8:30am-10:30am
October 5 –Gideon’s International Testament Distribution from 9am-5pm
October 5 – Army Recruitment Table from 10am – 2pm
October 6 – Jehovah Witness Information Table from 10am-2pm
October 11 – CORE Information Table from 11am-3pm