Campus Updates

Nov15

Fall 2019, Week 9

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Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project

The holidays are upon us and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We here at Umpqua Community College understand that this can be a time of stress for many students who are struggling to make ends meet, and we would like to extend an invitation for you to apply for one of our holiday Thanksgiving meal baskets. With the involvement of the community we are able to put together a limited number of baskets, removing some of the stress of the holiday’s, helping you and your family to gather around the table and enjoy each other’s company and create memories. Though we would love to contribute to everyone in need, we are limited. If you and your family are in need and would benefit from a holiday basket please take a moment to fill out our short application. Please keep in mind that this opportunity is for students at UCC who are currently enrolled in the Fall 2019 quarter. By submitting the application you are requesting to receive a basket, but not guaranteed as we are expecting more applications than available baskets. You have until November 18, 2019 to apply. If you have questions about the Thanksgiving Basket project, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by the Information Desk in the Student Center.

2019/2020 Federal Work-Study Waitlist is Open

  • Are you interested in earning extra money and gaining work experience to list on your resume
  • To be eligible students must have filed a FAFSA and been awarded, have remaining need, and be enrolled at least half-time.
  • The Federal Work-Study program is designed to provide jobs for students with financial need to assist with paying for their educational expenses.
  • Federal Work-Study wages at Umpqua currently coincide with State minimum wage and students receive a paycheck twice a month.
  • Most positions are on campus

Seasonal Work Opportunity

Interested in seasonal work during the winter break with Chegg? Elwood Staffing will be here on November 20 from 11:00-3:00 to conduct interviews. To sign up for an interview time, please stop by the Information Desk in the Student Center.

Anonymous Reporting

In an effort to make anonymous reporting more accessible to students, links to the Anonymous Reporting form can be found on the following web pages:

  • www.umpqua.edu/security
  • www.umpqua.edu/a-z-index - Under “Anonymous Reporting” and “Report a Policy Violation”
  • www.umpqua.edu/title-ix
  • www.umpqua.edu/resources-and-services

PTK Cold Weather Clothing Drive

From now until December 6, Alpha Sigma Upsilon, the UCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, is holding a Cold Weather Clothing Drive. Donations are being accepted now. Bring new or gently used winter clothing items (gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, etc.) to the Student Engagement Office, located in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center. The Cold Weather Clothing Drive is part of the Rocky Mountain Cascade Region service project. Chapters in the region are competing to see who can have the highest collection “score” – each item is worth different points. The chapter with the highest score will receive two free registrations to the Spring Regional Conference. The items donated will go to each chapter’s selected non-profit recipient; in UCC’s case, all the clothing will be donated to the Hawk Nest Clothing Closet.

Upcoming Events and Activities in Week 9

Now Through December 5 in the UCC Art Gallery. Monsterbet - Paintings by Heidi Breuckner

Sunday, November 17

ASUCC Thanksgiving Food Drive. From 11:00am-4:00pm at Sherm’s Thunderbird. Each year, ASUCC Leadership helps provide up to 100 Thanksgiving meal baskets to students with families who might not otherwise be able to afford a holiday meal. Students apply for a basket through an on-line form sent via student email. Students are contacted the Friday prior to Thanksgiving. Here's how you can help: Stop by Sherm’s on November 17, between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and purchase items (from a list provided at the entrance) and drop off the items at the donation table. If you can’t make it to Sherm’s, you can pick up a list of needed items from the Information Desk and bring items to the Student Engagement Office in the Student Center.

Riverhawk Athletics: Men’s Basketball vs Blue Mountain CC (Umpqua Invitational). 4:00pm in the Athletic Complex.

UCC Chamber Orchestra & Choir featuring Natasha Johnson. 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church. Admission is $10 per person at the door and students are FREE.

Monday, November 18

ASUCC Celebrates Disney Day. From 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Student Center. Mickey and Minny Mouse debuted in Steamboat Willie, first shown at the Colony Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1928 and National Princess Day is also on November 18. What a great day to celebrate all things Disney! Wear your favorite Disney gear. Dress up like a princess. The event features Disney fun and treats.

NA Meeting. From 6:00-7:00pm in WCH 18.

Tuesday, November 19

A Window Between Worlds – Shrinky Ornaments. From 10:00am-12:30pm. Create Shrinky Dink ornaments or jewelry to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.

ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. From Noon-1pm in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center Bistro located inside Hawks Landing (Cafeteria).

Career Coaching Workshop – Networking. From Noon-1:00pm in WCH 12.

Get Your Schedule Organized and Save Time! From Noon-1:00pm in the Success Center. Bring your syllabus and planner!

Phi Theta Kappa Meeting. From 1:00-2:00pm in the Student Center Bistro.

QSA Club Meeting. At 3:00pm in JH 10. The purpose of QSA is to bring awareness and support to the LGBTQ+ community.

Technology Advisory Council Open Forum. At 3:00pm in HNSC 204. Interested in shaping UCC and bringing its teaching and administrative processes into the future? If you are tired of hearing "We always have done it that way" or "The system can't do that" then we want to hear from you. The Technology Advisory Council is holding its second forum that will assist in molding the college and its technology into the future. Bring your innovation thinking cap, all your ideas, and be heard.

Wednesday, November 20

A Window Between Worlds – Shrinky Ornaments. From 10:00am-12:30pm. Create Shrinky Dink ornaments or jewelry to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.

Career Coaching Workshop – Networking. From Noon-1:00pm in WCH 12.

Study Skills Workshop. From Noon-1:00pm in the Success Center.

Spanish Club Meeting. From 2:00-3:00pm in JH18.

Managing Your Moods Group. From 3:00-4:00pm in TAP 5. Struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or other difficult emotions that interfere with your success? This group is for current UCC students and focuses on creating a space where students can connect, support and learn from one another, as well as learn therapeutic skills and strategies to help them manage their moods in new ways.

A Window Between Worlds Healing Art Workshop. From 4:00-5:00pm in TAP 16. Please note there is a 15 person limit. A safe and supported space for a community of survivors to discover a renewed sense of themselves through creative expression. Contact Veronica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-440-7866.

A Big Horn Jazz Band Christmas Concert with special guests The Jazz Insiders!. From 7:00-8:30pm in WFA Centerstage. $10/person and students admitted FREE! For more information, call 541-440-4691.

Riverhawk Athletics: Men’s Basketball vs New Hope Christian. 7:00pm in the Athletic Complex.

AA Meeting. From 7:30-8:30pm in WCH 18.

Thursday, November 21

Veterans Club Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in the Veteran Student Center

Geology Club Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in HNSC 205.

Nerd Herd Club Meeting. At 3:00pm in the Student Lounge in the Student Center. If you are interested in D@D, Magic the Gathering, board games, etc. this is the club for you!

Friday, November 22

Engineering Club Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in JH 10.

NSNA Club Meeting. At Noon in HNSC 100.

Computer Club Meeting. At 1:00pm in TC 106.

Healthy Minds Club Meeting. From 2:00-3:00pm in TAP 15.

Waiting for the Light: Human Trafficking – Film Screening and Discussion. 5:00pm in HNSC 201-202. Join UCC students from NRS 110 to learn more about human trafficking. The event features Katie Sloan, Human Trafficking Advocate from Battered Persons Advocacy and a screening of Waiting for the Light, a documentary film produced by the Junior League of Portland. The event is free; although donations of undergarments and funds are welcome and donations benefit BPA.

Riverhawk Athletics: Men’s Basketball vs University of Oregon Club. 7:00pm in the Athletic Complex.

Saturday, November 23

Riverhawk Athletics: Women’s Basketball vs Grays Harbor. 2:00pm in the Athletic Complex.

Upcoming Events and Activities in Week 10

Monday, November 25

Riverhawk Athletics: UCC vs Multnomah JV. 5:00pm in the Athletic Complex.

Holiday Card Making. From 10:00am-12:30pm in the Student Center. We will give participants the opportunity to create homemade holiday cards.

NA Meeting. From 6:00-7:00pm in WCH 18.

Tuesday, November 26

Get Your Schedule Organized and Save Time! From Noon-1:00pm in the Success Center. Bring your syllabus and planner!

Holiday Card Making. From 10:00am-12:30pm in the Student Center. We will give participants the opportunity to create homemade holiday cards.

ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. From Noon-1pm in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center Bistro located inside Hawks Landing (Cafeteria). Last meeting for the term.

Phi Theta Kappa Meeting. From 1:00-2:00pm in the Student Center Lounge.

QSA Club Meeting. At 3:00pm in JH 10. The purpose of QSA is to bring awareness and support to the LGBTQ+ community.

Wednesday, November 27

Study Skills Workshop. From Noon-1:00pm in the Success Center.

Spanish Club Meeting. From 2:00-3:00pm in JH18.

Managing Your Moods Group. From 3:00-4:00pm in TAP 5. Struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or other difficult emotions that interfere with your success? This group is for current UCC students and focuses on creating a space where students can connect, support and learn from one another, as well as learn therapeutic skills and strategies to help them manage their moods in new ways.

A Window Between Worlds Healing Art Workshop. From 4:00-5:00pm in TAP 16. Please note there is a 15 person limit. A safe and supported space for a community of survivors to discover a renewed sense of themselves through creative expression. Contact Veronica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-440-7866.

AA Meeting. From 7:30-8:30pm in WCH 18.

Thursday, November 28

Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Scholarship Opportunities

OSAC is open! The 2020-21 Scholarship Application is open now through March 1 at 5pm. Apply at https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/ February 15* is the Early Bird deadline. Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by this date will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards. Need help? Visit the Peer Mentor office located in the Student Center.

Lone Rock Resources. Fred and Francis Sohn Scholarship is offering one $1,500 scholarship for an Umpqua Community College student currently enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest Landscape Processes, or Forest Operations. This scholarship will be awarded at the start of the academic year (Fall Term) for student’s educational cost; including tuition, fees, books and living expenses. Submitted material will be reviewed by Lone Rock Resources Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of the academic year. Visit the Scholarship Office for more information.

Pride Foundation Scholarships. Open Now-January 10, 2020. 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 https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/application/.