Campus Updates

Nov08

Fall 2018, Week 8

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Reminder - Campus will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day

Priority Registration for Winter 2019 is now open. If you haven’t visited your academic advisor to figure out your classes for winter term, now is the time to set up an appointment! Registration is based upon credits earned and is as follows:

  • November 5-7 and on for those students with 45 earned credit hours or more
  • November 8 and on for those students with 30 earned credit hours or more
  • November 12 and on for those students with 15 earned credit hours or more
  • November 15 and on for those students with 1 earned credit hour or more
  • Open registration will begin on November 19.

Veterans Day Parade

UCC will be participating the annual Veterans Day Parade, to be held on November 11. If you are interested in participating, please meet up with the UCC entry by 10:30am. Wear UCC gear! Questions? Feel free to call Marjan Coester at 541-440-7749 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 2018 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 14, 2018 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.

Career Services Workshops - Survey

Please take a moment to let your voice be heard. This coming winter term, UCC will be providing FREE career services workshops. However, the question remains, what time and day works best for the students? Please click on the link https://goo.gl/forms/C3r9oRXoifGk5vd12 and answer the two question survey. Every student who answers the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a prize, if you have provided your contact information. One random winner will receive the grand prize of a $5 gift card to the UCC Bookstore & a 2018-19 planner. Four random winners will receive some UCC swag. Share your opinion no later than November 15 and you might win a prize!

ASUCC Cold Weather Clothing Drive

ASUCC is accepting donations of gently used or new cold weather clothing – jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, warm socks, hats, gloves - from now until the end of the term. Bring your donations to the ASUCC Offices in the Student Lounge in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center.

Upcoming Events and Activities

November 9 - Men's Basketball vs Multnomah JV. At 7:00pm in the Athletic Complex Gym.

November 10 - ASUCC Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive at Sherms. From 10:00am-4:00pm. While you shop, consider picking up items for our annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive. The list of needed items will be available before you enter the store. Drop your donations off at the table as you leave the store.

November 11 - Veterans Day Concert. 3pm in Jacoby Auditorium. Admission is $10 at the door. Students and Veterans are FREE.

November 13  - ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. From Noon-1:00pm in the Student Center Bistro. The meeting is open to all; students are invited and encouraged to attend to see what your student leaders are doing for you!

November 13 - Teaching Credential Partnership. From 4:30-6:30pm in WCH 14. Learn how you can earn your teaching credential here in Douglas County through Pacific University and UCC.

November 14 – Career Coaching Workshop – Job Search & Job Search Tools. 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

November 14 - UCC Job Fair. From 11:00am to 3:00pm in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center Cafeteria. Looking for a job while going to school? Here is a great solution! Meet local employers who are hiring! Questions? See Ben Horvath, Student Job Placement Consultant, Financial Aid, LaVerne Murphy Student Center, (541) 440-7797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 14-15- Mantra Bracelets: A Window Between Worlds Art Project. From 10:00am-Noon in the Student Center Lobby. The purpose of this project is to create a mantra themed bracelet which can be worn as a reminder of what you can manifest/celebrate in your life.

November 14 - Drop-In Workshop in the Success Center - Note Taking. Noon-12:30.

November 14 - UCC Board of Education Meeting. Begins at 4:30pm in HNSC 100.

November 15 - OSU Transfer Visit. From 10:00am-1:30pm in the Student Center Cafeteria.

November 15 - Dialogue with Deb. From 10:30am-Noon in HNSC 100. 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 15-16 Concentration Declaration Days. From 11:00am-2:00pm in the HNSC Lobby. If you are an AAOT student, what will you study? We welcome you to stop by the table and declare your academic area of concentration. Giveaways/SWAG when you declare. You'll also be entered into a prize drawing.

 November 18 - The Jazz Insiders and Friends in Concert. At 3:00p.m. in Whipple Fine Arts Center. Admission is $10 per person at the door, students admitted FREE.  For information, call 541-440-4691 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 19 - Holiday Card Making - A Window Between Worlds Art Project. From 10:30am-1:00pm in the Student Center Lobby. This workshop gives participants an opportunity to create and receive home made holiday cards.

November 20 - Annual Campus Thanksgiving Lunch. From 11:00am-1:00pm (while supplies last). UCC students and employees are invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal together, sponsored by UCC Catering, in coordination with the Student Engagement Office and ASUCC Leadership Team. The meal is FREE. Donations are welcome, but not expected and will benefit the Thanksgiving Basket Project. Drinks will be available for purchase through the Cafeteria.

November 20 - Women's Basketball vs Shasta College. At 5:30 in the Athletic Complex Gym.

November 20 - Music from the Royal Wedding. With the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and UCC Chamber Choir. At 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg. Tickets are $10 at the door. Students are admitted FREE.

November 21 – Career Coaching Workshop – Thank You Letter. 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

November 21 - Drop-In Workshop in the Success Center - Note Taking. Noon-12:30.

Get Involved

ASUCC Leadership is looking for students who are interested in serving on the ASUCC Constitution and Bylaws Review Committee, which meets on Tuesdays at 1pm in the Bistro, on the ASUCC Activities Committee which meets on Thursday's at 1pm in the Bistro, and the ASUCC Budget Committee, which meets Thursdays at 2:30 in the Student Lounge . If you are interested, please stop by the ASUCC Offices in the Student Center Lounge or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Constitution & Bylaws), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Activities Committee), and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Budget Committee).

Clubs and Student Organizations.

  • Debate Club – Wednesday's at Noon in TAP 16
  • Engineering Club – November 16 at Noon in JH 16
  • Forestry Club - November 16 from 2:00-3:00pm in HNSC 107
  • Geology Club - Monday's Noon-1:00pm in HNSC 212
  • Phi Theta Kappa - Tuesday from 3:00-4:00pm in the Student Center
  • QSA – Tuesday at 11:00am in the Student Center Bistro

Scholarship Opportunities

OSAC is open! The 2019-20 Scholarship Application will be available November 1 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.

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.

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. DEADLINE EXTENDED to 5pm on November 15. 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.