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Save the date for the Riverhawk Grill n' Chill
It’s time to loosen those belts and settle in for some dynamite barbecue with the Third Annual Riverhawk Grill n’ Chill, a dinner with live and silent auctions to support Umpqua Community College’s athletic programs.
This year’s event is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Danny Lang Event Center at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg. Silent and live auction items include themed gift baskets, vacation and tour packages, and local goods and services.
Cost is $60 per person or $500 to reserve a table for 10. All proceeds benefit UCC’s athletic programs. Tickets are available online at tickets.umpqua.edu. For more information, call (541) 440-4686.
UCC Cadets take the Penguin Plunge
On Feb. 23, for the second straight year, cadets in Umpqua Community College’s Regional Police Reserve Academy rushed into the frigid waters of the Umpqua River to raise money for local abuse victims.
The Penguin Plunge is an annual fundraiser for Douglas CARES, a local organization that provides assessment and ongoing support for victims of child abuse in Douglas County. All money raised from the plunge goes towards screening, counseling, and medical treatment for abuse victims.
It’s a cause that’s wildly supported by UCC’s cadets. This year, they raised more than $1,200 for the Penguin Plunge. No class time was devoted to the fundraising effort; students collected donations on their own time.
“The cadets have a passion for public service, not only by their desire to become police officers, but also by their efforts outside of the classroom in an optional non-curricular activity such as the Penguin Plunge,” said Rob Willbanks, a professor in the Police Reserve Academy. “I am extremely proud of each and every member of Class #017.”
Open Education Week 2013
Khan Academy: View more than 3,000 instructional videos on everything from basic algebra to advanced chemistry, biology, and even the current banking crisis.
CK-12 Foundation: This nonprofit works with states and institutions to build web-based "flexbooks" that are free to use and adapt to multiple formats. More than 90 textbooks are available.
MIT OpenCourseWare: Since 2004, nearly all MIT course content has been available under open license.
Project Gutenberg: With more than 42,000 free ebooks, learners can choose among free epub books or they can download and read online.
Crash Course: Online video classes are available in history, literature, biology, and chemistry.
SciShow: These online video shorts cover popular science topics, such as warp drives.
YouTube EDU: Visit here for quick lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top universities, and inspiring videos.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources: More than 100 colleges work together to expand access to education and promote awareness of open resources.
College Open Textbooks: This collaborative of educational organizations is affiliated with more than 200 colleges and works towards adoptions of open textbooks to community colleges.
Creative Commons: A Creative Commons license allows you to release your work for use by others for educational or nonprofit use.
Free to Learn Guide: Learn more about how OER policy can help reduce costs and improve the quality of educational resources.
Washington State's Open Course Library: This is a collection of expertly developed educational materials, including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments, from 81 college courses.
California's Open Source Textbook Project: This collaborate, public-private undertaking addresses the high cost, content range, and consistant shortages of K-12 textbooks in California.
YouTube Teachers: This video playlist organized by subject and grade was created by teachers for teachers.
TeacherTube: Like YouTube, TeacherTube has thousands of videos, but all are created by teachers and students.
Sophia Learning: These free teacher resources are available for professional development, classroom use, and tutorials for students.
Other Articles: "The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks" (US News and World Report) and "Finding Bang for Your Buck in the World of Open Access" (Wired)
Books Available in the UCC Library:
Flickr Hacks. Bausch, P. 2006.
Blogging for Dummies. Gardner, S. 2008.
The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching. Manning, S. 2011.
How to do Everything with Your Web 2.0 Blog. Stauffer, T. 2008.
To learn more, visit the Open Education Week website.
Spring 2013 Registration Dates
Spring Registration begins, Tuesday, February 19th
Registration dates for undergraduate students is based on overall earned credit hours. Below you may find your Spring Term registration date.
February 19-20 : 45 or more earned credit hours
February 21-24 : 30 or more earned credit hours
February 25-26 : 15 or more earned credit hours
February 27-March 3 : 1 or more earned credit hour
March 4 & on Open registration for all students
Stop by the Advising & Career Service Center to discuss your Spring Term classes with an Academic Advisor or Counselor. The 2013 spring term schedule is NOW available on Riverhawk Web.
Note: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on February 19. All other days registration will run continuously.
UCC Foundation Scholarships 2013
UCC Foundation ~ empowering students to realize their potential and their dreams.
Apply ONLINE January 30-March 13th.
Tips for sUCCess!
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