Fall 2018, Week 4

Categories // Campus Updates

Help us improve mental health in Oregon Higher Education. As a current or recent (within the last two years) UCC student, we hope you are willing to complete a brief survey (about 15 minutes) which will ask you about mental health supports and barriers on your campus. This survey is sponsored by the state of Oregon Senate Bill 231 which was started by concerned Oregon students in higher education. Taking the survey is voluntary and will assist with the creation of a report of recommendations. Your voice is both important and valuable. As a thank you for your time, we will select 200 students who complete the survey a $10 Amazon e-gift card. Take the survey with the link: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dST0TfapTe5Xb7. Thank you, Oregon Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.

FAFSA for 2019-2020 opened on October 1. Apply at www.fafsa.gov.Need help with your FAFSA? Visit the Peer Mentor office located in the Student Center.

A Message from UCC IT Department regarding “Unable to Connect to WiFi on campus” message. On a regular basis, the Office of Information Technology receives take down notice from copy write holders. To prevent this from occurring, when Peer-to-Peer software and traffic is detected, IT blocks the device that is using those protocols from connecting to any campus network. To provide a framework for how the process works we have developed the following processes to address student use of Peer 2 Peer (P2P) software:

  • One the first detection IT will block the unique Media Access Control Address(MAC) address of the device. When the user presents at the HelpDesk, IT will unblock them and remind them that P2P software is prohibited on campus.
  • On the second detection the unique MAC address of the device will again be blocked. When the user presents to the IT office we will unblock their device after 5 working days.
  • On the third detection the unique MAC address of the device will be blocked and the student will be referred to Student Services for a conduct violation.

Should you have questions, please direct them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Office 365 Subscription is FREE for students. Did you know that students can receive an Office 365 subscription free with a student email account. The subscription lasts as long as your student email is valid. Use the link to the instructions https://www.umpqua.edu/images/resources-services/downloads/UCC_Student_Sign_Up_for_Office_365.pdf. With Office 365 subscription plans you can create your best work with the premium versions of the Office applications across all your devices: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only). You can install Office 365 across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android™ tablets, Android phones, iPad®, and iPhone®. In addition, with Office 365 you get services like online storage with OneDrive, Skype minutes for home use, and advanced Outlook.com security. When you have an active Office 365 subscription, you always have the most up-to-date version of the Office applications. Office 2019 is a one-time purchase with the classic versions of the Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. Current Office application versions available for one-time purchase are Office 2019 for Windows and Office 2019 for Mac. Previous versions include Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 2011 for Mac, Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2008 for Mac, and Office 2004 for Mac. Office as a one-time purchase does not include any of the services included in Office 365.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Now through October 25 - A Perception of Failure - a solo exhibit by fiber artist Claire B. Jones in the UCC Art Gallery. Jones’ stitch-intensive work belies her background in computer engineering. Layers upon layers of delicate fibers combine to create forms that explore the limits of shapes and spaces. This exhibit is formed around the concept of perceived failure; Jones’ supplies an explanation for each piece, describing how she believes it fails her original concept. Her intent is to encourage viewers to think through and open up about their own ideas and experiences of failure. A Perception of Failure runs through Thursday, Oct. 25, when there will be a closing reception for the artist from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during special events.

October 8 – October 16 – Voter Registration Drive. ASUCC Leadership is getting out the vote by hosting a Voter Registration Drive. To participate in the November elections, students must be registered to vote by October 16. Moved recently? Re-registration is necessary to ensure you receive your ballot. ASUCC leaders will be available to get students registered. Your voice, your vote! Stop by the Information Desk or the ASUCC Offices to get your registration card.

October 15 & October 16 - Title III Focus Groups. In the Library Moody Room - October 15 is from 12:00-12:45pm and October 16 is from 11:00-11:45am. Students, if you are interested in giving feedback on the Computer Labs, Success Center, Peer Mentoring, AdvisorTrac, or Degree Audit – you are invited to participate in a Title III Focus Group. Your participation with be rewarded! Please contact Marjan Coester at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know you will be participating.

October 15 – Drop in Workshop in the Success Center – Study Skills. From 4:00-4:30pm.

October 16 and 17 – ASUCC Club Fair – from 10am-2pm in the Student Center. Come by and learn about what clubs there are on campus and what they are up to this term.

October 17 – Career Coaching Workshop – Social Media Footprint. 11am-Noon in WCH 12. 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

October 17 - Student & Staff Freedom of Speech Rights. From Noon-12:30pm in HNSC 100. School walkouts, T-shirt slogans, Confederate flags, rainbow flags, taking a knee, chants about building walls... what are student and staff rights? Join this legally-led, 30-minute lunchtime overview of student and staff free speech rights. This attorney panel will provide guidance regarding what you should prohibit, what you can prohibit, and what you cannot prohibit.

October 18 – Drop in Workshop in the Success Center – Time Management. From Noon-12:30pm

October 19 - Women’s Volleyball vs. Clark College. From 6:30-8:30pm in the Gym.

October 20 – Women’s Volleyball vs. Mt. Hood CC. From 1:00-3:00pm in the Gym.

October 20 – LaVera Noland Bowling Fundraiser. From 1:00-4:00pm at TenDown Bowling, Roseburg. $25 includes wristband, pizza buffet with soda, two games & shoes. All proceeds to the LaVera Noland Scholarship to benefit students. To register, contact Cathy Chapman, 541-440-7774, Amanda Shirley, 541-440-4648, or Brenna Hobbs, 541-440-4617.

October 20 – Green and Black Wrestle-Offs. From 5:00-8:00pm in the Gym.

October 21 – Flamenco Pacifico Duo. From 3:00-5:00pm in WFA Centerstage. Admission $17 per person. Flamenco Pacifico Duo is a dynamic, professional performance group dedicated to bringing the art of Flamenco music to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Led by virtuoso flamenco Guitarist and composer, Berto Boyd, the group's guitar-driven performances feature original modern flamenco compositions rooted in the time-honored forms of traditional flamenco. Featuring the passionate vocals and guitar artistry of guitarist/singer, Grant Ruiz, Flamenco Pacifico Duo takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco.

October 22 – Revealing Power and Control. From 10:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We will be talking about the cycle of violence and focusing on the Power and Control wheel. We will be using scratch art to represent the healthy things that we want in our future relationships.

October 23 – Safety Planning Mandela. From 10:30-1:30 in the Student Center. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Please come and join us in creating a personalized safety plan. This project is for everyone whether or not you are currently experiencing abuse.

October 23-October 24 – Fall term American Red Cross Blood Drive. 10:00am-4:00pm in Jacoby Lobby. Give Life. Give Blood. The quarterly American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on October 23 and October 24 in Jacoby Auditorium Lobby. For more information, please call 541-440-7873 and ask for Anisha or stop by the Student Center Information Desk to sign up.

October 24 – ASUCC Leadership Hosts Candidate Fair. 11:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center. ASUCC Leadership is pleased to host a Candidate Fair for individuals who are running for elected positions locally and statewide.

October 24 – Career Coaching Workshop – Major to Career Activity. 11am-Noon in WCH 12. Contact Danna-May Blommer, Career Coach in the 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.

October 25 – Disability Awareness Day. From 10:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center. Cookies and lemonade.

October 25 - Drop-In Workshop in the Success Center – Time Management. From Noon-12:30.

October 25 - Drop-In Workshop in the Success Center – Study Skills. From 4:00-4:30pm.

October 26 – Substance Abuse Prevention Fair. From 11:00am-1:00pm in the Student Center. An observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse.

October 26 – Women’s Volleyball vs Chemeketa. 6:30pm in the Athletic Complex Gym.

October 29 – Live on Stage: Five Saxs. 7:00-9:00pm in Jacoby Auditorium.

October 30 – Paul Hessberg: The Era of Megafires. 6:30pm in Jacoby Auditorium.

October 31 – Career Coaching Workshop – Mock Interview. 11am-Noon in WCH 12. Contact Danna-May Blommer, Career Coach in the 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.

Get Involved

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. The following clubs will begin meeting next week (more will be posted as their meetings times become available):

  • Debate Club – Wednesday at Noon in TAP 16
  • Engineering Club – Friday, October 26 at Noon in JH 16
  • Pre-Healthcare Professional Club – first meeting is October 24 at 4pm in HNSC. Officers will be elected. If anyone is interested in running, please contact Dr. Richards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jennifer Hagerty (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • QSA – Tuesday at 11am in the Student Center Bistro

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 – Baseball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Cross-Country, Men’s and Women’s Wrestling, Obstacle Course Racing, and Track and Field? Visit http://www.uccriverhawks.com/landing/index


ASUCC Student Services. Your ASUCC Leadership Team supports your success when you find yourself in need. ASUCC Student Services include backpacks/supplies, bus passes, clothing, food boxes, gas cards, hygiene products, laundromat vouchers, and other resources. Stop by their offices, located in the Student Engagement Center/Student Lounge in the Student Center.

RiverRush Café is open from 10:15am to 2:15pm, Monday through Friday. Did you know that you (or someone close to you) can buy a gift card from River Rush Café? Use it yourself or gift it to someone. Good for one year and available in all denominations. Available at the River Rush Café register. Cafeteria Special ($5.95) for the Week of October 15

  • Monday - Custom Burger Bar (¼ pound local grass fed)
  • Tuesday - Taco Bar
  • Wednesday - Meatloaf with Mash Potatoes and Gravy
  • Thursday - Beef or Chicken Stir Fry
  • Friday - Fish Tacos Vera Cruz with Rice and Beans

Lost and Found. If you have misplaced or lost an item on campus, please inquire with Kathy at the Warehouse (located next to Student Center).

UCC Pool is still open. If you aren't quite ready for summer to be over, there's good news if you like to swim. The UCC pool will be open from 7 to 9 a.m. and again from Noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until late October. The cost for all is $40. Call ext. 4668 to register.

Veterans. Did you know that we have a Veterans Student Center on campus? It is located in the ESB building in room 33. It’s a quiet place for our veteran students to study and find additional veteran resources. We also offer a canteen, computer lab and study space. Access is available to veterans only; visit Ann Abel in the Financial Aid/Veterans Office the LaVerne Murphy Student Center to get your access card.

Scholarship Opportunities

Application Process Open for Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance Grant. Applications for students entering college in winter 2019 are available now through November 1, 2018 at www.OregonStudentAid.gov. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is pleased to announce the State of Oregon is now accepting applications through September 1, 2018 for the Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance (ONG-STA) grant for students planning to attend college in fall, 2018. This new grant program provides funds for tuition at Oregon community colleges and public universities for current eligible service members of the Oregon Army National Guard and the Oregon Air National Guard. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to benefit from this grant this fall, and future students should be aware of the upcoming deadlines of November 1 for winter term, and March 1 for spring term.

2018-2019 All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention. The program is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, and All-State Academic Teams when applicable. To apply, visit http://www.ptk.org/Scholarships/BachelorsDegreeScholarships/All-USACommunityCollegeAcademicTeam.aspx. Although the website indicates the deadline for submission is November 15, UCC must have completed application materials submitted by November 1, 2018 as the college will choose up to four students from the pool of completed applications to be forwarded through the final selection process. For more information, you may contact Marjan Coester in the Student Engagement Office, located in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center – or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 541-440-7749.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program. The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes: Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, ability to pursue any area of study, personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid, and multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience. To apply, visit the Common App for Transfer and search for “Jack Kent Cooke Foundation”. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. If you need with your application, you may contact Marjan Coester in the Student Engagement Office, located in the Student Center – or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 541-440-7749.

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 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 Engagement Office in the Student Center.