Spring 2018, Week 8

Categories // Campus Updates

The Campus will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer/Fall Registration 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! Registration is based upon credits earned and is as follows:
  •  May 14 and on for those students with 45 earned credit hours or more
  • May 17 and on for those students with 30 earned credit hours or more
  • May 21 and on for those students with 15 earned credit hours or more
  • May 24 and on for those students with 1 earned credit hour or more
  • Open registration will begin on May 29

Student Art Showcase

The Art Department and the Art Gallery at UCC proudly present the 2018 Student Art Showcase. This exhibit features more than 100 pieces of art made by transfer art class students during the 2017-18 academic year. The works on the walls and pedestals represent hundreds of hours of work, experimentation, failure, and revision on the part of our student artists. Given the cuts to arts in K-12 schools over the past few years, it isn’t unusual for us to have students in our classes who have never had a formal art class. Their efforts and commitment to the learning process shine in this exhibit. This year sees the return of the popular Viewer’s Choice award. Please take time to vote for your favorite work before Thursday, May 24. The popular vote winner will receive a $100 cash award. Other awards, selected by an outside judge, are given for best 2D and 3D works. The exhibit is open May 14-June 7. There will be an awards reception on Thursday, May 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and evenings during music and theatre performances in Centerstage Theatre located in the Whipple Fine Arts Building. Questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-440-4692.

ASUCC Food Drive

ASUCC is collecting non-perishable foods for its food closet to help students in need. Please bring your donation (bottled water, rice, ramen, canned fruits/veggies, pasta, etc.) on Monday, May 21, to the ASUCC office in the Student Center.

Upcoming Events and Activities

May 19 – Wine Tasting in the cellar at SOWI. From Noon-4pm at SOWI/Danny Lang Center. Live music! Watch as we bottle a new wine.

May 19 – 2nd Annual STEAM Extravaganza. A family event showcasing a variety of fun, hands-on activities! The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub invites you to UCC to explore and play during this FREE community event showcasing activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and innovation and math. A few of the events and activities: Solar System Walk, Junior FLL Expo and robotics demos, Drones demo and competitions, interactive activities for all ages pre-school to adult, and so much more! The Cafeteria will be open during the event.

May 23 – Career After College Fair. From 11am-2pm in the Student Center. UCC graduates, are you looking for a career after college in your field of study? If so, UCC has the opportunity for you! Attend our FREE Career After College Fair.

May 23 – Outstanding Student Reception. At 3pm in Jacoby Auditorium. Come celebrate your peers as we present 61 UCC students with awards recognizing their excellence in various endeavors across campus.

May 24 – The Center of My World. From 10am-1pm in the Student Center Lobby. We will be creating a collage where we will pick something that represents who we are and place that image in the center of our world. Then we will surround the center image by adding pictures that remind us of things, experiences, or people that we want in our lives. Please come join us to create your own world

May 24 – Success Center Open House. From 10am-2pm in the Sue Shaffer Learning Commons and Library. Stop by to see what's new at the Success Center and learn more about this student resource.

May 24 - Blue Zones Project – Umpqua. Noon-1pm in HNSC 201-202. Blue Zones will be sharing about the 5 demographically confirmed longevity hotspots called Blue Zones, how the patterns found in those areas have been encapsulated and incorporated in 42 project communities around the country and what led up to the establishment of Blue Zones Project-Umpqua. We’ll talk about what that means for our community and UCC, and how people can get involved. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to help make the Umpqua Valley an even better place to live, work, learn, play and pray!

May 25 – Four Freshman Concert. At 10am in Jacoby Auditorium.

May 26 – Geology Club 18 Hole Disc Golf Fundraiser. From 9am-3pm on the campus grounds. $20; $15 for UCC students with a student ID and children under 10. Free Disc while supplies last. Register day of event at the Snyder Fountain located by TAP Hall. For more information, text or call Amy Lewis at 541-670-4955 or on Facebook at UCC Roc Toss.

May 31 – Certificates of Appreciation. From 10am-1pm in the Student Center. Please stop by and create a certificate of appreciation for someone in your life who has helped you to become a better version of yourself.

June 1 - Dialog with Deb. 11:30am-1:00pm in ESB 15. Please join Dr. Thatcher for “Dialogue with Deb." This is your opportunity to ask questions, listen to others, and be aware of Dr. Thatcher’s vision for UCC. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students.

June 1 - Umpqua Singers and Big Horn Jazz Band. At 7:30pm in WFA Centerstage. UCC Performing Arts presents the Umpqua Singers and the Big Horn Jazz Band seasonal concert.

June 2- Champions Challenge Obstacle Course Race. Registration begins at 7:30am; first heat is at 9am. The top 10 overall compete against each other in the championship final round!

ASUCC and Club Meetings

ASUCC Leadership Board meets every Tuesday from Noon – 1pm in the Bistro in the Student Center. Meetings are open to the public and students invited and encouraged to attend. The next meeting is May 22.

Club meetings:

  • Debate Club – Meets every Wednesday from Noon-1pm in TAP 17
  • Engineering Club – Meets every other Friday at Noon in JH 16, next meeting is May 25
  • Forestry Club – Meets May 21 from 10:30-11:30am in SCI 16
  • Geology Club – Meets every Wednesday from Noon-1pm in HNSC 212
  • QSA – Meets every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm in JH 10
  • Spanish Club – Meets every Tuesday from 2-3pm in JH 11

May ebook

The Artist As Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. By Sharon Louden (2017). Edited by artist and educator Sharon Louden, the book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the twenty-first century add to creative economies through their 'out-of-the-box' thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments. Link:

Volunteer Opportunities on Campus

The UCC Foundation is seeking volunteers to assist at the Scholarship Recipient & Donor Reception on May 22. Volunteers needed from 3:45-6:15 in the following areas: Golf cart drivers / Guest check-in / Raffle / Bingo tables. If you are interested, please contact Ellen Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 541-440-7847.

Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

County Wide Track Meet. Cosponsored by the Optimist Club and YMCA. The event is for grades 2nd to 5th grade. There are two track meets, which will be held at RHS; May 18 and May 25 from 2:30-7:30. Volunteers are needed to set up and staff some of the events. If you are interested, contact Dave at the YMCA at 541-673-7781.

Roseburg High School Grad Night Party. RHS is seeking volunteers to help with set up, take down and other activities related to the grad night party at Roseburg. Visit to claim a volunteer spot or contact Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sutherlin Visitors Center is seeking students interested in helping at the Visitors Center. If you are interested, contact Melissa at 541-459-5829

Information Tables in the Student Center Lobby

  • May 22 – CORE Ministry from 11am-3pm