Nov17

Fall 2017, Week 9

Categories // Campus Updates

Campus will be CLOSED on Thursday and  Friday, November 23 and November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Plan Ahead! Self-Service Banner and Degree Works will be unavailable due to planned maintenance on Saturday, November 18.

Priority Registration For Winter 2018 classes is now open. If you haven’t visited your academic advisor to figure out your classes, now is the time to set up an appointment!  

The 2017/2018 Federal Work-Study waitlist will open Tuesday, November 21 at 8:00 am. Are you interested in earning extra money and gaining work experience to list on your resume? The Federal Work-Study program is designed to provide jobs for students with financial need to assist with paying for their educational expenses. To be eligible students must have filed a FAFSA and been awarded, have remaining need, and be enrolled at least half-time. 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 off-campus are 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. Visit the Work-Study Office in the Student Center

Child Care Grant for UCC Students. UCC recently received a CCAMPIS grant that helps qualified families pay for child care. In order to qualify for the grant, the student-parent must be registered at UCC; be enrolled in at least six credits at UCC; have child/ren enrolled at the Ford Childhood Enrichment Center (FCEC); and be Pell-grant eligible and have been awarded a current Pell grant. Applications can be picked up in the FCEC office, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 541-440-4650 for more information.

FREE Dental Care for Student Vets. Caring Hands, the non-profit dental program and Dr. Representative Cedric Hayden will be offering free dental care at the new UCC Health, Nursing and Science Building on campus - November 30, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please send Tamara Loosli an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP to set up an appointment time.

Looking for work on-campus?  The Cafeteria/Catering is hiring! Part time positions available and can work with your class schedule. Visit https://agency.governmentjobs.com/umpquacc/default.cfm?transfer=1 for more information.

Student Library Activity: Your favorite book, a photo, your thoughts? -- EARN $5 GIFT CARD, WIN HEADPHONES! The first 100 UCC students to complete this activity will receive a $5 gift card to the UCC bookstore and will be entered into a drawing for Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remove and Mic.
Complete activity by: Sun, Dec 3, 2017.https://www.umpqua.edu/component/zoo/item/library-activity-earn-5-gift-card-win-headphones?Itemid=613

Naming Committee Survey Results. Thank you to those of you who responded to the Naming Committee's survey request regarding the Snyder Hall reconstruction project. The survey was sent to UCC students and staff. A total of 238 people participated: 60% were students; 32% were staff; 8% were alumni and community members.
Of those who responded: 61% are in favor of changing the building's name; 39% are in favor of keeping the Snyder Hall name. An additional 114 comments were received. Those comments, along with the survey's results, will be sent to the committee for consideration.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Holiday Program to support Battered Persons’ Advocacy. BPA and ASUCC Leadership have a Holiday Program Wish List! Donations of the following can be brought to the Information Desk in the Student Center: Slippers, women’s and children’s pajamas, underwear (all sizes), socks, toys, sleeping bags, adult coloring books/colored pencils/markers, gift cards (grocery, gas, haircuts), dog/cat collars, gift certificates for pet supplies/vet card, and gift bags.

Feed the Burg needs Cold Weather items. ASUCC Leadership is holding a donation drive to help the homeless in Douglas County. Donations of cold weather items including socks, shoes, mittens, hats, gloves, backpacks, and blankets can be brought to the Information Desk in the Student Center.

Holiday Cards for Veterans. If you’d like to share of message of support with our veterans’- ASUCC Leadership has a table of blank holiday cards to say “thank you for your service” and/or “Happy Holidays” in the Student Center Lobby. Cards will be delivered to the Roseburg Veterans Medical Center the week after finals.

November 17 – December 3 - Grease. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm; Sundays at 2:00pm. Whipple Centerstage Theatre. Grease is the word! Tickets are now on sale for the first show of UCC Theatre’s season, Grease. The show features 33 cast members playing the beloved characters from Rydell High. Rock ‘n’ roll at Rydell High helps the Greasers and Pink Ladies find themselves and the friendships that will last a lifetime. With iconic music, the Chicago high schoolers fantasize about their own stardom and glory while discovering the very real links that bind them through the good times and the bad. Grease is directed by Professor Stephanie Newman. Music is directed by Professor Michael Wheeler. Tickets can be purchased online until the day of the performance at tickets.umpqua.edu.  $14 adults; discounts for seniors 65+, under 18, UCC students with ID and groups of 10+. Season passes for adults include all three of this season’s shows for $35. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (541) 440-4694.
GET YOUR TICKETS SOON! Tickets are going quickly. The first Sunday matinee is already sold out, and many performances are over halfway sold so you don't want to wait.

November 18 – Men’s Basketball vs U of Oregon Club. At Noon in the Gym.

November 19 – Women’s Basketball vs Simpson University JV. At 1:00pm in the Gym.

November 20 – Pose for Pie. A campus photo scavenger hunt; winners receive a fresh pumpkin pie and whipped cream.  Come to the ASUCC offices, in the Student Center, starting at 8am to pick up your scavenger hunt list. You must find and photograph (selfie style) all the items on the list. While the event runs from 8am-Noon, the first five completed lists will receive pies.

November 21 – Holidays With Heart. 10:30am-1:30pm in the Student Center Lobby. Come create holiday cards to send to your loved ones this season.

November 21 –Thanksgiving Lunch from UCC Catering. 11am-2pm (or as long as supplies last), Student Center Cafeteria.  Students and staff are invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal together, sponsored by UCC Catering, in coordination with Student Life Office and ASUCC.  FREE (donations welcome but not expected).

November 22 – Employer on Campus. 11am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby.

November 22 – 15 Minutes Workshops @ the UCC Library – How to Spot Fake News. 12:30-12:45, UCC Library.

November 22 – Improv Session from 5-6pm at Whipple Centerstage. Improv Sessions are informal gatherings to play improvisation games.  Led by Dustin Cosby, these free improv jams are open to all-- students, the community, experienced actors and first timers!  Every Wednesday at 5pm, come laugh as an audience member or have fun playing scenarios onstage.  Practice thinking quickly and making fast choices while having fun in a relaxed environment.  These sessions happen during the school term. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 28- Dialogue with Deb. 9:30-11:30am in Student Center Bistro. Please plan to join UCC President Thatcher for an informative session on what is happening at UCC. This is your opportunity to ask questions, listen to others, and be aware of her vision for the college. All sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students.

November 28 – Shrink Your Stress Away. In the Student Center Lobby from 10:00am-1:30pm.

November 29 – 15 Minutes Workshops @ the UCC Library – All About Open Educational Resources (OERs). 12:30-12:45, UCC Library.

November 29 – Improv Session from 5-6pm at Whipple Centerstage. Improv Sessions are informal gatherings to play improvisation games.  Led by Dustin Cosby, these free improv jams are open to all-- students, the community, experienced actors and first timers!  Every Wednesday at 5pm, come laugh as an audience member or have fun playing scenarios onstage.  Practice thinking quickly and making fast choices while having fun in a relaxed environment.  These sessions happen during the school term. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 1 – RAIN event. From 10:00am-5:00pm in the Danny Lang Event Center. There are seven (7) FREE tickets left for students. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get Involved: Your Student Leadership Board – ASUCC – meets weekly on Friday’s at Noon in the Student Center Bistro (located in the Cafeteria). The meeting is open to all interested students.  ASUCC also has several committees and invites you to be a part of them:

  • Activities Committee – meets on Thursday’s at Noon in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge in the Student Center
  • Budget Committee – meets on Friday’s at 2:15 in the Umpqua Room, located in ESB (riverside)
  • Constitution/Bylaws Committee – meets on Monday’s at 2pm in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge in the Student Center

Clubs and Student Organizations. There are a number of student clubs and organizations at UCC that you can get involved in. And…if there isn’t one that fits your interests, we can show how to get a new club started.  Stop by the ASUCC offices in the Student Center to learn more about getting involved on campus.Club meetings are listed below and will be updated weekly as clubs set their meeting times:

  • Campus Interfaith Coalition meets every other Tuesday at 3pm in JH 16; next meeting is November 28
  • Engineering Club meets every other Friday at Noon in JH 16 – next meeting is December 1
  • Forestry Club meets November 21 at 12:30pm in HNSC 201
  • Geology Club meets on Wednesday’s at 1pm in HNSC 212
  • NSNA (national Student Nursing Association) meets the first Thursday of the month from 10am-11am in HNSC 101 – next meeting is December 1
  • QSA meets on Wednesday’s at Noon in JH 18
  • Phi Theta Kappa meets on Friday’s at 9am in HNSC 107
  • Spanish Club meets on Tuesday’s at 2pm in JH16
  • Umpqua University League of Legends meets on Monday’s from 4-6pm in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge.
  • Veterans Students Club meets every other Wednesday at 12:30 in the Veterans Student Center in ESB. Next meeting is November 22

The Mainstream. The Mainstream is the student newspaper for UCC. Opportunities to get involved include, writing, photography, layout – and much more.  Check it out at http://umpqua.edu/mainstream.

RiverHawk Athletics.  Interested in learning more about our sports teams – Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Cross-Country, Wrestling, and Obstacle Course Racing?  Visit http://www.uccriverhawks.com/landing/index.

FYI

ASUCC Student Services. Did you know that your ASUCC Leadership Team has a number of really great service programs to help support your success. Stop by their offices, located in the Student Engagement Center to learn more about: Backpack Program, Bus Passes, Clothing Closet (new this year!), Project CANS Food Pantry, Emergency Gas Cards, Hygiene Kits, and the Textbook Reserve.

The Cafeteria. Breakfast and Lunch are available in the Cafeteria. Cafeteria hours are 7:30am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. For breakfast, you can choose from all sorts of things like biscuits and gravy and breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos, to light breakfast items such as bagels, fruit, and more. Start your morning with a yummy breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. Each day, the Cafeteria features a lunch special – for next week: Monday - Lasagna served with salad and bread; Tuesday - Thanksgiving Lunch (The meal is free compliments of the Student Life Office and ASUCC Leadership Team. Drinks will be available for purchase.); Wednesday - Chili dogs or brats served with fries or tater tots. Thursday and Friday the campus is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities

FAFSA for 2017-18. Going to college in 2018? The FAFSA is step #1. It helps give you access to grants, work-study, scholarships, and loans. Use school code 003222 when applying. Need help with your application? Visit the Peer Mentors in the Student Center.

OSAC Scholarship Application 2018-19 is open through March 1 at 5pm.  Apply at https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/. Need help?  Visit the Peer Mentor office located in the Student Center.

Pride Foundation Scholarships. Open October-January. The 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 www.pridefoundation.org.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall’s 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced by Congressional action in 2009 to honor Stewart L. Udall’s vast public service, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues.  The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution. The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship awards up to $7,000 to 50 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the Environment, Tribal Public Policy, or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August in Tucson, AZ to meet alumni and tribal leaders for exceptional networking opportunities and gain lifetime membership in a growing and active alumni network. For more information, visit www.udall.gov.   For gain access to the application please contact Marjan Coester at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 541-440-7749, or visit the Student Life Office in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center.