• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

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    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

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    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

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    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

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    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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At the UCC Art Gallery

Betty LaDuke - Oregon Harvest

Oregon Harvest, an exhibit by Betty LaDuke is on display through Dec 4.

Oregon Harvest, a selection of recent paintings by Ashland, Oregon artist Betty LaDuke will be on display at the Art Gallery in the Whipple Fine Arts Center through Thursday, December 4, 2014. Gallery hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and during special events.

LaDuke’s recent body of work focuses on agricultural workers in the Rogue Valley, her home for almost 50 years. She began visiting local farms, orchards and vineyards during the 2010 harvest season. Sketchbook and camera in hand, she followed the men and women along the rows of vegetables, berries, and flowers, quickly sketching their bending and stretching repetitious motions as they gathered the harvest into boxes and buckets. In her Ashland studio she outlines select sketches with brush and acrylic paint on 3/4 inch sheets of plywood. This plywood outline is then cut and routed by her assistant, Barney Johnson. Finally, many layers of paint selectively mixed with sand are applied to the varied routed surface depths of each 4′ panel. Her colors and style evoke folk painting traditions of Mexico and Central America; home to the workers she paints. LaDuke states that her intention with this growing series is to celebrate dignity, pride, and hard work of local farmers and farm workers.

A professor emerita of Southern Oregon University, LaDuke’s artistic career spans more than 60 years. Her focus has been on documenting the developing world. With works held in numerous national and international collections, she has been the recipient of many prestigious grants and recognitions, including the Oregon Governor’s Award in the Arts (1993) and the National Art Education Association’s Ziegfield Award for distinguished international leadership (1996).

For more information contact Susan Rochester at 541-440-4692

Photos: Betty LaDuke - Oregon Harvest credit: (LaDuke)

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