Spring 2017, Week 9

Categories // Campus Updates

The Campus Will Be Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 29.  

Campus Forum with Dr. Thatcher.

Dr. Thatcher will hold a Campus Forum next week for all interested faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The topics to be discussed will include, but are not limited to: Budget Update; Payroll Lag; Snyder Update; Governance; and Space Moves. Please join this discussion on Thursday, June 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SCI 10.

Summer and Fall Schedules Now Online.

The summer and fall schedules are now online and the printed summer/fall schedule has been mailed out.  Registration for summer and fall classes opened May 15th, 8 am.

  • May 15 – 17 >= 45 earned credit hours
  • May 18 & on >= 30 earned credit hours
  • May 22 & on >= 15 earned credit hours
  • May 25 & on >= 1 earned credit hour
  • May 30 & on Open Registration

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:  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.

Pets, Warm Weather and Vehicles.

As temperatures begins to rise, please ensure pets are not left unattended in your vehicle. Even with windows open, the temperature inside can be at least 15 degrees higher than outside. Please keep this in mind when considering bringing your pet to campus.


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Information Tables in the Student Center

  • May 30 – CORE from 11am-3pm
  • May 31 – Trade Act from 10am- 12:15pm
  • May 31 – Suicide Prevention Information Table from 11am-1pm and again from 1-2pm
  • June 1 – Connect Ministry from 10am-2pm
  • June 7 – Army Recruiters from 11am-1pm

ASUCC Elections: Votes and Floats. 

Elections for next year’s ASUCC Officers will open online via Canvas at 9am on Tuesday, May 30 and close on Thursday, June 1 at 2pm. A polling station will be available on campus near the Compass area: Tuesday, May 30 from 9am- 6pm; Wednesday, May 31 from 9am-6pm; and Thursday, June 1 from 9am-2pm. This year’s elections ballot will also include the Student Selected Faculty Member of the Year. Students will be able to nominate an instructor/faculty member that they would like to see recognized with this award.

ASUCC Leadership Board – Next meeting of the Board 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 Clubs and Student Organizations

  • Campus Interfaith Coalition meets at Noon in ESB 15 (May 31 the club will meet in the Umpqua Room)
  • Engineering Club meets Friday’s at Noon in JH 16
  • Geology Club meets Friday’s at Noon in HNS 212
  • Phi Theta Kappa “Office Hours” on Monday’s from 9-11:30 in the Student Center Bistro. Do you have questions about Phi Theta Kappa? Are you a current member interested in becoming more involved in our chapter? We are focusing on inclusivity and in doing so we are moving to hold "office hours" instead of a meeting time for Spring Term.
  • Queer Student Advocacy (QSA) meets Tuesday’s from 2-3pm in JH 16
  • Social Justice League meets Friday’s at 11am in the Student Center Bistro (if the Bistro is not available, SJL meets in the Cafeteria
  • University League of Legends meets Friday’s at 4:30 in TC 104
  • Veteran’s Club meets every other Wednesday at Noon in the Veteran’s Center in ESB.  The next meeting will be May 31.

Upcoming Events & Activities

May 30 – 15 min workshops @ the UCC library: How to Search the Web.  12:30-12:45 in the UCC Library

May 31 – Employer on Campus: Cardinal Services from 11am-2pm.  Student Center Lobby. 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. Students we need your help and so does the employer!  

May 31 – Wellness Workshop: Selecting or Changing a Major. At Noon in the ESB Resiliency Room.

May 31 – Suicide Prevention presentation. Noon-1pm in ESB 15. With Kurt Rossbach, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the VA Roseburg Healthcare System.

May 31 – 15 min workshops @ the UCC library: How to Search the Web.  12:30-12:45 in the UCC Library

June 1– Wellness Workshop: Selecting or Changing a Major. At 2pm in ESB 15.

June 2 – Umpqua Singers and Big Horn Jazz Band Year End Concert.  At 7:30pm at Whipple Centerstage.

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 – 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.

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 Tutor Spotlight

Emma Jaworski is a tutor at the UCC Success Center, located in the Library building.  We asked her why she decided to join the team: “I like tutoring because it helps me look at problems from a new perspective, and its very rewarding when you help out a student.  I also like that it helps me learn and keep up to date with core classes and skills.” Does this sound like something that you might enjoy doing?  The Success Center is always seeking applications from qualified students to join our team.  We look for UCC students that have at least a 3.0 GPA, have earned an “A” in each of the courses that they wish to tutor, and that have excellent interpersonal skills.  Check out the Success Center website to apply for Fall 2017 term!

Lear. Shakespeare’s Tragedy. 

May 19-28. UCC Theatre Arts presents an exploration of King Lear with two actors sharing the title role. The audience will experience this show “in the round,” as all the seating will be on stage in an intimate setting within Centerstage Theater. General seating for this show will be limited to the first 60 patrons per show; advance ticketing is recommended. This show is recommended for at least 13 years and up for some staged violence. Show Dates: Fridays and Saturdays -- 7pm - May 19, 20, 26, 27; Sundays -- 2pm - May 21, 28.  Ticket Prices: Adults-$13, Seniors 60+, students and children under 18 - $10.  Tickets by phone : 541-440-7700 or go to

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