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Winter 2018, Week 7

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Campus will be CLOSED on Monday, February 19 for President’s Day. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. For more information and resources, visit

The Lion in Winter

UCC's Theatre Arts Department's next performance is coming to a theater near you! The Lion in Winter, which opens Feb. 23, is a sharp dramatic comedy about the ruthless and conniving Plantagenet family that ruled England in the 12th and 13th centuries and were the inspiration for the wildly popular Game of Thrones series on HBO. The cast of seven includes Henry (played by Brad Allen) and Eleanor's (played by Stephanie Newman, UCC's Theatre Arts Department Director) sons, Richard the warrior, Geoffrey the intellectual, and John the king's favorite; as well as Phillip the boy king of France, and Alais the French princess. Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – The Lion in Winter is a modern day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom, as well as King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception. The Lion in Winter, which is directed by Travis Newman, runs through March 11 in the Whipple Fine Arts Building's Centerstage Theatre. Click here to reserve your seat.

Blue Zones Project! Live Longer, BETTER

UCC is pleased to be a part of the Blue Zones Project! Live Longer, BETTER. Add years to your life by joining a Blue Zones Project Walking Moai. A Walking Moai is a small group of people who get together at least once a week for 10 weeks to walk. It’s an active timeout with your friends, coworkers, neighbors, or others who share similar interests. Join Blue Zones Project-Umpqua for a free, fun, and family-friendly event to connect with “wellness buddies” and Moai groups in your community. Meet Your Moai! Saturday, March 3rd at 11am at the YMCA (Outdoor Basketball Court). Join a Walking Moai; Take a group walk with you Moai; Get Blue Zones Swag; Win raffle prizes. Register for the event:

BI – presented by Teatro Milagro (Miracle Theatre)

March 5 at 3pm in WFA Centerstage. A FREE presentation sponsored by Student Life & Campus Engagement. Inspired by the book Flatland, by Edwin Abbott, and set in the year 2073 in Tierra Plana, a new nation of squares, walls, and all sorts of boxes, Bi– will break open the boxes of selective classification and raise the question, “What is your ‘bi-dentity?” Bi- is a story of “What if” of an unknown place and time, in which geometric beings created their own societal classism. Intertwined with a collection of real-life stories, Bi- follows four friends in Tierra Plana, uncovering the secret mysteries of a hidden past of multicultural people. In the tale of Bi- Tierra Plana is a place where young people want to break out of categories and face the dangerous unknown in a brave new world. Bi– is devised and directed by Georgina Escobar, and developed with Dañel Malán and Ajai Terrazas Tripathi through a collection of personal interviews of individuals with dual identities. Infused with poetic narrative, dance movement choreographed by Gabriela Portuguez, and surreal entourage of illumination and design, Bi– will examine the spaces in between labels, and intersections of identity. Biracial and multiracial Americans are growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole, yet a Pew Research Center survey found that over half of multiracial people have reported that they have been subjected to racial slurs or jokes and have felt pressured to identify as a single race. Like multiracial people, bisexual and queer people face ‘unique stressors,’ where they are oftentimes stereotyped and misunderstood, even within the LGBTQ population. For more information call 541-440-7749.

Safe Space Training

March 5 from 9am-Noon or March 7 from 2-5pm in ESB 15. You’re invited to increase your knowledge and awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. We are excited to provide Safe Space trainings for the Umpqua Community College Community! A Safe Space training lasts 3 hours, and is suitable for students, staff, and faculty. Learn about providing safe spaces for LGBTQ and ally students, faculty, and staff at UCC. After completing the training, participants will be given the option to display an official Umpqua Community College Safe Space sign in their office. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign-up. Food provided.

Writers, Artists, and Photographers Wanted!

Submissions accepted until March 23. Have you dreamed of being a published author or artist? Do you have a piece of work to submit for publication? Leadership UCC (UCC’s employee leadership development program) is developing a book that will be comprised of work submitted by UCC students and employees. All proceeds will go into a textbook scholarship fund that will be awarded each term. Send your email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for complete details. Finalists will be chosen on March 30. The book will be available for purchase in June.


Please assist a WR 227 student by providing your feedback regarding The Mainstream. Complete the survey by visiting:

OCCSA Logo Contest

The Oregon Community College Student Association (OCCSA) is seeking a new logo for the organization. Submit a PDF of your design to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for entries is May 11, 2018. You must be a community college student to submit. Please include your name and phone number when submitting. Winner of the logo contest will receive $250. Opportunity-Collaboration-Community-Service-Advocacy: OCCSA facilitates unity, advocacy, and collaboration amongst Oregon Community College Students through pro-active participation, and empowered action at community and legislative levels.

Events and Activities

February 17 – Women’s Basketball vs Portland Community College. At 2:00 in the Gym.

February 17 - Men’s Basketball vs Portland Community College. At 4:00 in the Gym.

February 18 – Public Rehearsal of annual BPA Dance Competition – in Jacoby Auditorium; doors open at 5pm. Over 40 local stars competing in five performances. Special performance by Chitwood School of Dance. You can also vote for your favorite dancer to win the People’s Choice Award. $10 Adult; $5 Child; $5 w/UCC Student Id. Tickets are available at the door. Visit

February 21 – 15 Minute Workshops @ the UCC Library. 12:30-12:45pm. How to Read an Article.

February 21 – Scholarship Night. 5:00-7:00pm in Science 11.

February 22 – Community Resource Fair. 11:00am-2pm in the Student Center Lobby.

February 22 – ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. From 1-2pm in the Student Center Bistro. Students are invited and encouraged to attend.

February 24 – Women’s Basketball vs Clackamas Community College. At 2:00 in the Gym.

February 24 - Men’s Basketball vs Clackamas Community College. At 4:00 in the Gym.

February 27 –Nancy Rumbel with the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and UCC Chamber Choir. 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg, which is located at 823 SE Lane Street in Roseburg. Admission at the door is $10 per person; students FREE with a valid student ID. This all-American program will celebrate music spanning four centuries and includes folk songs, a Navajo prayer, and compositions by Aaron Copland, Stephen Foster, Billy Strayhorn and Samuel Barber.

February 28 – 15 Minute Workshops @ the UCC Library. 12:30-12:45pm. How to Read an eBook.

March 2 - MECOP presentation. At Noon in HNSC 201-202. Pizza and drinks provided. This is great program for transfer students that are majoring in business, computer science, and engineering. UCC students can apply the year before they transfer. Approximately 50% of the applicants are accepted into the internship program. The internship program includes two 6 month positions with two different employers. Students make enough through the program to pay for their schooling and typically have a permanent job offer when they graduate. For more information on the program:

March 3 – Women’s Basketball vs Clark College. At 2:00 in the Gym.

March 3 - Men’s Basketball vs Clark College. At 4:00 in the Gym.

March 6 - The Clothesline Project. 10:00am-1:00pm. Student Center Lobby. The purpose of the Clothesline Project is to promote awareness and reveal messages of empowerment on T-shirts in an effort to help end the silence surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault. We will make the T-shirts in March and display them in April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

March 7– 15 Minute Workshops @ the UCC Library. 12:30-12:45pm. How to Use Sources in Your Paper.

Mach 7 – Faculty Lecture Series. 11-Noon in Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre. Featuring Professor Dustin Cosby – Communications on “The Art of Storytelling.”

March 8 – Faculty Lecture Series. 4:30-5:30pm in Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre. Featuring Professor Susan Rochester - Fine and Performing Arts Department on “Adventures in North Cypress.”

Information Tables in the Student Center Lobby

  • February 28 – Trade Act Information Table from 10am-12:15pm
  • March 1 – Army Recruiters from 11am-1pm

Get Involved

ASUCC Senator positions are open. The Student Leadership Team needs you! Applications are available in the ASUCC offices in the Student Center. Stop by the offices to learn more about what being an ASUCC Senator is all about.

Students needed to serve on college committees. The ASUCC Leadership Board needs you! The college uses a shared governance model which provides students the opportunity to be a part of the decision-making processes that shape and guide the college. If you are interested in being a student representative on a committee, please stop by the ASUCC offices in the Student Center. Being an active part of a college committee is great for scholarship applications and resumes!

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.

  • Computer Club meets on Friday’s at Noon in TECH 106
  • Debate Club meets on Wednesday’s, from Noon-1pm in WCH 14
  • Drama Club meets on Thursday’s at 4:30pm in Whipple Centerstage Theatre
  • Engineering Club meets every other Friday at Noon in JH 16; next meeting is February 23
  • Forestry Club meets on February 22 from 12:30-1:30pm in JH 14
  • Geology Club meets on Wednesday’s from 3-4pm in HNSC 201
  • National Student Nursing Association meets on Thursday’s at 1pm – contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for location
  • Phi Theta Kappa meets on Thursday’s from 9-10am in the Student Center Student Lounge
  • Pre-Health Professionals Club meets on February 14 at 4pm in HNSC 204
  • Queer Student Advocacy meets on Tuesdays from Noon-1pm in JH 14
  • Spanish Club meets on Tuesday’s from 2-3pm in JH 11
  • UULOL meets on Mondays from 3-5pm in the Student Center Student Lounge
  • Veteran Students Club meets every other Wednesday’s at 12:30 in the Veteran Center; next meeting is February 28

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

Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities

UCC Scholarship Application is open NOW. Visit

Have you filed your FAFSA? Going to college in academic year 2018-2019? 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 is open. The 2018-19 Scholarship Application closes on March 1, 2018 at 5pm. Apply at Need help? Visit the Peer Mentor office located in the Student Center.

Days of Significance – February 2018

February is Black History Month or National African American History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. To learn more about Black History Month visit -

Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog. Kicking off the main festivities is the Little Year on February 8th, with the Spring Festival officially beginning February 16th (the 15th is New Year's Eve) and ending with the Lantern Festival on March 3rd. To learn more visit: