Spring 2019, Week 4

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Cafeteria Usage Survey

After reviewing the sustainability of Food Services, the College is seeking solutions that would provide cafeteria food services to campus without sustaining deficits in the financial position. While ideas that can provide an innovative solution are being researched, more information about who is using the Cafeteria is needed. Please take a moment to fill out this simple four question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CafeteriaSurveyStudent

Upcoming Events and Activities

Now-May 8 – In the Art Gallery at UCC - “What Needs to Be Said…” The Ford Family Foundation, in partnership with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA) at Willamette University in Salem is pleased to present “What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts.” The exhibition debuts in a dual-venue presentation between the Umpqua Valley Arts Association and the UCC Art Gallery. The exhibition brings together 13 of Oregon’s contemporary visual artists who received the Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts between 2014 and 2016 - an award given annually to artists living in Oregon based on their artistic accomplishment, depth of practice, and future potential.

The month of April (weather permitting) – Chalk the Walk. Campus community members are invited to write messages of awareness and hope in support of survivors on the walkways of UCC. The goal of this project is to help raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence.

April 23 – ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in the Student Center Bistro.

April 23 & 24 – Career Coaching Workshop: Resumes & Cover Letters. From Noon-1:00pm in WCH12. The workshop is free and no advance registration is required. Contact Danna-May Blommer, Career Coach in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center, 541-440-7748, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.umpqua.edu/career-services

April 22 – ASUCC Celebrates Earth Day. From 11:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center. Stop by to make your own potted plant. Later this month, ASUCC and UCC Grounds will be planting new trees to replace the ones that were damaged by the snowstorm or otherwise needed to be removed for safety reasons. Stay tuned for more details.

April 23 - Intelligent Lives Screening. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Danny Lang Event Center. This event is a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Intelligent Lives, which provides a new vision of living a full life in your community while experiencing disability. The building is accessible, with accessible parking, but we ask that those that can please park in the main parking lot and walk up to reserve the spots next to the building for those that need van accessibility etc. Please come with an open mind and ideas about how we can move toward a more inclusive community in Roseburg, and how we might help make our vision a reality.

April 24 - Cascadia Open Education Summit Sharing Session. From Noon-1:00pm in HNSC 212. Mick Davis and Jennifer Lantrip will share the highlights from their presentations and takeaways from what they learned at the Cascadia Open Education Summit, April 17-18, 2019 in Vancouver, BC. Mick Davis will share about “Student-Centered Design Components in Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism” and Jennifer Lantrip will share “What We Learned: Faculty Motivation, Perceptions, Usage, and Institutional Support of OER Correlated with Student Success Data.”

April 24 – Denim Day. 10:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center. Make a social statement with a fashion statement and wear jeans and show a visible protest against the myths that surround sexual assault. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest of harmful attitudes about rape in 1999 in response to an Italian Supreme Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans. The justices reasoned that the victim must have helped her attacker remove her jeans, which they felt implied consent. Women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. Today, Denim Day is recognized worldwide. On Denim Day, raise awareness by decorating jean pockets with non-victim blaming messages.

April 25 – Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Information Meeting. At 3:15pm in TAP 5. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Students are invited to join based upon completing 12 or more credits with a 3.50 cumulative gpa or higher. Eligible students interested in learning more about the organization are encouraged to participate in the information session.

April 25 – Explore UCC. From 4:00pm-7:00pm, across Campus. Come see for yourself what it’s like to be a Riverhawk! Tour campus and explore our facilities. Learn everything you need to know about starting classes. Talk with college instructors about opportunities in areas of study. To register or for more information visit Umpqua.edu/explore-UCC.

April 26 – Bridging the Gap Seminar. 8:30am-2:00pm at the Danny Lang Event Center. Umpqua Community College is hosting the second annual Bridging the Gap seminar. Network with local employers and gain insight into their challenges with workforce recruitment and retention. Featured speakers include Levi Ayriss and Clayton Reinhart from Dutch Bros. Coffee and Jeff Wickstrom, President of Overhead Door Company of Roseburg. Topics include: Challenges of Building Culture, Bridging the Generational Divide, Cultural Archeology, Building Culture in a Small Business, The Climate for Change: Using Culture as a Catalyst for Innovation, and Cultural Clean Up. UCC Students can register for only $20 and the event includes lunch. Visit https://www.regonline.com/BridgeGap2019 or call 541-440-4668 for information and to register.

April 29 – April 30 – Midterm Boost . From 10:00am-2:00pm. Snacks provided in the Student Center Lobby until they are gone; Massage by Robert Davison.

April 29 – May 3 is Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week. Visit the field of flags in the grass area north of the Compass. The flags represent all the lives lost during the Holocaust.

April 30 & May 1 – ASUCC Candidate Forum. From Noon-1pm in the Student Center Cafeteria. Candidates for ASUCC Executive Officers will be “presented” to the campus. Candidates will have the opportunity to make a brief statement about their interest in student leadership and questions from the audience will be taken. Pizza provided!

April 30 & May 1 – Career Coaching Workshop: Resumes & Cover Letters. From Noon-1:00pm in WCH12. The workshop is free and no advance registration is required. Contact Danna-May Blommer, Career Coach in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center, 541-440-7748, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.umpqua.edu/career-services

May 2 – Dialogue with Deb. From 11:00am-12:30pm in the CC Bistro. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students. This is your opportunity to ask questions, listen to others, and be aware of Dr. Thatcher’s vision for UCC.

May 3 – First Friday Spirit Day – May the 4th Be with You on the 3rd. From 11:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center Lobby. Celebrate the first Friday of May and join us in the Student Center between 11am-1pm wearing your UCC gear and show your Star Wars side - because it is May the 4th Be With You on the 3rd! Star Wars themed food items and fun prizes will be given away!

Library Success Center Offerings

College Success Workshops

  • Time Management – Tuesday from 1:00-2:00pm on April 23 and 30 & Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm on April 25 and May 2
  • Study Skills – Monday & Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm on April 22 and 24.

Language Study Groups

  • SPAN 102 – Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm
  • SPAN 103 – Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm
  • WR 122 – Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm

Math Study Groups

  • Math 20 – Mondays from 10:00-11:00am
  • Math 65 – Tuesdays from Noon-1:00pm
  • Math 60 – Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am

Science Study Groups

  • BI 232 – Mondays-Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm
  • BI 234 – Thursdays from Noon-1:00pm
  • CH 12 – Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm

Student Engagement Opportunities- Lead, Learn, and Earn

Peer Mentors are an integral component of the student success initiative on campus. Peer Mentors are trained to assist students on a variety of academic and non-academic issues. Peer Mentors work collaboratively to engage students in activities that increase their peers’ involvement in a positive college experience. Applicants must be a current full-time student in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, have completed 30 credits at UCC, and have completed all pre-college level classes. Peer Mentors are paid hourly and work a schedule of 12-15 hours a week. To learn more about the Peer Mentor program, click here. Positions are available for next academic year; click here to apply. Applications are due April 30.

ASUCC Officer positions for next academic year. ASUCC Officers work with their team of senators and club representatives to provide representation of students interests, needs and well-being within the College community through a model of governance which provides for student advocacy and student engagement. Officers serve as agents for inquiry and support for students. Officers gain valuable leadership experience by developing soft skills including: communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management, and team building. Officers receive term tuition assistance (for fall, winter and spring terms) of no more than 12 credits of tuition, excluding all fees. Summer term compensation for participation in leadership training is $500 and a fuel stipend. For more information, read about all the opportunities here or stop by and visit the ASUCC Offices located in the Student Lounge in the Student Center building. Bring your voice to the table – get involved! The application deadline to be on the spring ballot has passed; however a student can run as a write-in candidate; write-in candidate applications are due Friday, May 3rd at Noon.