Spring 2015, Week 4

Categories // Campus Updates

Upcoming Events/Activities

April 22
Faculty Lecture Series with Vladimir Dankiv and Ni Aodagain at Noon in Centerstage Theatre, Whipple Fine Arts.  Vladimir Dankiv, UCC’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Ukraine will speak on Open Innovation:  from Ideas to Solutions. Ni Aodagain will speak on Writing Historical Fiction:  Time and Place as Inspiration for Your Writing. Free and open to the public!

April 22
Club Fair in the Student Center Lobby from 11am-1pm. Learn about how you can get involved with student clubs on campus.

April 22
What to Wear Fashion Show.  Noon in the Cafeteria.  Learn about resumes,  interview attire and the Career After College Fair (which will be held on April 29).

April 23
Faculty Lecture Series with Joan Campbell and Jason Aase at 4:30pm in Centerstage Theatre, Whipple Fine Arts.  Joan Campbell will speak on How Technology is Changing Education.  Jason Aase will speak on Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest.  Free and open to the public!

April 23, 25 and 26
Roseburg Concert Chorale 42nd Annual Spring Concert.  7:30pm, April 23, Church of the Nazarene (Myrtle Creek); 3:00pm, April 25, Elkton Bible Baptist Church; and 3:00pm, April 26, First Presbyterian Church (Roseburg).  Featuring music of George Gershwin and Gilbert & Sullivan.  Directed by Dr. Jason Heald with Tammy Finch Johnson, accompanist. ADMISSION IS AT THE DOOR.  Ticketing Price: $7/individual | $15/family.  For more information, contact 541-496-0748. 

April 24
Liz Davis, guest speaker – Pre-Health Professionals Club. Noon-1pm in Snyder 15. Trying to figure out if healthcare is the right field for you? Or are you still trying to figure out what pathway in health care you should pursue? Liz Davis is a passionate Nurse who has struggle through the same questions and has found her path. The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 24
Oregon Tech “Rapid Response” Admission Event. An Admissions Counselor from Oregon Tech will be on campus from 10am-2pm in WCH 19 to give you an immediate admission decision. If you are interested in applying to OIT (Oregon Tech) and would like to hear a decision right away, please bring the following materials to the Oregon Tech Representative: Official transcripts from all college(s) attended (if you have earned If you have earned less than 24 semester or 36 quarter credits in college, bring official High School transcripts and SAT/ACT scores); Additionally, please complete an Oregon Tech application online at least 24 hours prior to visit date. Visit the admissions page at www.oit.edu/admissions to apply! Finally, sign up for this event online at: www.oit.edu/rapidresponse

April 24
Walk A Mile In Her Shoe.  4pm starting at the County Courthouse.  Come join ASUCC and your fellow students, faculty, staff, and administrators for a fun and impactful event sponsored by Battered Persons Advocacy.  Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes allows men to experience a mile in a woman’s shoes and to stand beside women as allies fighting against violence against women. Stop by Riverhawk Central in the Student Center to pick up a registration form and get more details.

April 24-26
Start Up Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.  Take your business idea from concept to creation in one amazing weekend.  54 hours, 6 coaches, 7 meals, 1 grand prize.  For more information, visit www.startupdouglascounty.com.  Use discount code “START” when registering and save!  UCC Students – contact Kem Todd at 541-440-7824 for a student discount!

April 27-28
National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge with the Red Cross.  To donate, copy this link https://esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com/eevents_enu/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com and sign up.  Once you have signed up, follow these instructions to make your appointment:  Step 1- Sign into your Red Cross account and go to your account homepage; Step 2- Find and click on the link that says new search. ( It is right above the suggested drives at the bottom of the page);  Step 3 – In the sponsor code box enter UmpquaCC and click find a drive; Step 4- Make your appointment.  If you don’t want to sign up online or are unsure of what your schedule will be like for those days stop by Information Desk in the Student Center.

April 29
Career After College Fair.  11am – 1pm in the Student Center Building.  Open to all current UCC students and alumni.  Learn what qualifications stand out to employers.  Network with businesses and learn about job opportunities.  Discover the skills and talents needed to be successful.  For tutorials on writing a resume and preparing for the Career After College Fair, visit www.umpqua.edu/career-network.  For resume assistance or to schedule a mock interview, contact Natasha Bjornsen at 541-4470-7797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 29
Zotero Workshop – from 4:00-4:30 pm in the Library – Moody Room.  Collect, organize, cite and share your resources with Zotero. 

May 6
eBooks Workshop from 4:00-4:30 pm in the Library – Moody Room.  Access, search, read, and use ebooks from your computer or mobile device.

May 6
Career in Dental Assisting Informational Meeting at 7pm in Wayne Crooch Hall, Room 18.  Please join us for an informational meeting about this exciting one year certificate program.  For more information, please contact Tamara Loosli at (541) 440-4710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 7
Woolley Center Learning Garden Fundraiser.   6-8pm at the Danny Lang Center.  $25 for a five course, prix fixe dinner prepared by UCC Culinary Arts.  The event also features a silent auction and a musical performance by the Umpqua Singers.  The Learning Garden, which was installed early 2013, is turning two years old. Although much has been accomplished there is still a lot of work to do and would like to expand our program.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online through UCC's events page. Please join us for an exciting night of music, food, and conversation!   For more information contact Lindley Ballen, Learning Garden Coordinator, 541-440-4665.

Get Involved

Student Government needs you! Want to get involved with your school? Stop by Riverhawk Central today to pick up an application for an ASUCC Executive Officer position. Available positions include President, Vice President, Public Relations Officer, Business Manager, and Activities Officer.   To be on the ballot a completed application is due April 17th; however write in candidate applications are be accepted until April 24 at 2pm.  Direct questions to ASUCC members in Riverhawk Central, in the Student Center.

Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors positions open for 2015-2016. Applications available on Tuesday, April 14 at the Information Desk in the Student Center. Student ambassadors represent Umpqua Community College to prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, community members and guests at the institution. Student ambassadors are first point of contact, are well informed about campus and able to provide direction and assistance as needed.   Applicants must be a current full-time student in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and have completed 15 credits at UCC. The Peer Mentor Program is an integral component of the student success initiative on campus. Peer mentors are trained to assist students on a variety of academic and non-academic issues. Peer mentors are expected to work collaboratively to engage students in activities that increase their peers’ involvement in a positive college experience. Peer mentors assist in the creation of an inclusive, academic-focused, engaging, and supportive community Peer mentors must be a be a current full-time student in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, have completed 30 credits at UCC and have completed all pre-college level classes.


RiverRush Bistro is open!  The Bistro is open again for spring term.  The Bistro has a new group of students excited to show everybody what they can cook for you this term. Come and see what they have to offer.  Menu are available online at http://www.umpqua.edu/river-rush-bistro. Also, you can like us  on Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UCCRiverRushBistro.  The bistro will offer our themed days like the 50’s Diner day and our great themed buffet days.  We will keep those days posted on our website and Facebook pages.  Come in and check it out.  See you at the Bistro!

Tutoring Services and the Success Center.  Starting Tuesday, April 7, Tutoring services will be ending at 4pm and the Success Center area will begin closing at 5pm (the area can still be utilized by students although tutoring will not be offered.  Regarding one-on-one tutoring- students can still schedule one-on-one tutoring services that extend past 4pm and weekends. Further, 24/7 tutoring services are accessible through SmarThinking, which students can login to via Angel or Canvas.   The UCC Library is open until 8:00pm Monday through Thursday and until 5:00pm on Fridays for students to utilize their silent study and group study areas.