Fall 2015, Week 9

Categories // Campus Updates

A Week in Student Life is a weekly email and blog post highlighting important dates, upcoming events and other information of interest to students.

Campus Closure

The campus will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27  in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The campus will closed for the winter break from Monday, December 21 through Sunday, January 3.  Campus will reopen for winter term classes on Monday, January 4

Neighborhood Thank You

We need your help! We are looking for people who can help us deliver pre-written thank you letters to our neighbors on Monday, November 30. Our neighbors have been incredibly helpful and supportive of our campus community in the days after October 1st, and we are grateful for their understanding and patience. If you would like to help deliver these letters, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will meet in the board room of the Welcome Center at 11 a.m. on November 30.

UCC Thrive Group Meetings for Students

Every Monday from 2-3pm and Thursday from 10-11am in the Bistro, Community Health Alliance is facilitating small group discussions.  Stress and anxiety can cause: tension, loss of focus, irritability, restless nights, lack of sleep and loss of energy.  If you find yourself feeling any of these, consider coming to one of the group sessions.  Prefer one-on-one conversation, reach out to the staff in the Bistro Support Center by calling 541-440-7900.

UCC Presidential Search Advisory Committee Forums

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will be holding forums to get feedback about the characteristics and traits you would like in the next UCC president. The forums will be held in Jacoby Auditorium Lobby on Tuesday, December 1 from Noon-1:00pm and Wednesday, December 2 from 8:00-9:00am

OCCSA Security Consultant Visit – Written Feedback Accepted

Listening sessions were held this past week to provide feedback about school security needs to the OCCA security consultants. If you were unable to attend these listening sessions, we still want your feedback. The team hopes to hear about the following items: 1. Your individual perceptions of safety and security on campus; 2. Your thoughts and concerns about campus security, including facility and campus access, security systems, campus lighting, parking, etc; and 3. Your experiences regarding emergency procedures and training. You can send feedback to the consultants by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The feedback you provide will help improve the safety of UCC and community colleges across Oregon.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Every Friday
Equity Discussions.  What is race, class, and gender and how do these constructs shape our behavior and understanding of reality? How does power and privilege function at the individual, institutional, and systemic level? What does social inequality look like in the US? Caroline Hopkins and Tafea Polamalu invite students and staff to join in informal discussion of these topics and more. Friday’s at Noon in ESB 9; bring your lunch!

November 17 – December 9
YesterdayTodayTomorrow: An Exhibit for Hope and Healing.  In Whipple Fine Arts Gallery, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

November 23
Men’s Basketball vs Willamette University JV. At 7pm in the PE Complex Gym

November 24
Thanksgiving Lunch from UCC Catering. Noon-2pm (or as long as supplies last), Student Center Cafeteria. Students and staff are invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal together, sponsored by UCC Catering, in coordination with Student Life Office and ASUCC. FREE (donations welcome but not expected).

November 24
Women’s Basketball vs George Fox University JV. At 6pm in the PE Complex Gym

December 9
Faculty Lecture Series featuring Professor Toni Clough and Professor John Blackwood. Noon in the Student Center Cafeteria. Toni Clough will discuss “The Four Basics of Starting a Business.” John Blackwood will discuss “Living Life to the full in an online world: Protect your online presence & identity from hackers, phishers, and other malfeasant entities.”

December 10
Faculty Lecture Series featuring Professor Mary Stinnett and Director Carol McGeehon. 4:30pm in the Student Center Cafeteria. Mary Stinnett will discuss “Who Wants to Be a Guaranteed Millionaire?” and Carol McGeehon will discuss “Scarcity and Ubiquity: How Two Disruptive Technologies Have Changed the World.”

December 12
Safe Space Training. From 9am-Noon. The purpose of Safe Space is  “to create a genuine welcoming, accepting, and supportive environment where any person can enter and feel free to talk about issues related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally population, and influence social change on campus and in society with creativity, integrity, and compassion.”  Training is FREE and food is provided.  To register for this training session, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.getElementById('cloak48270').innerHTML += ''+addy_text48270+'<\/a>'; //--> or call 541-440-7823.  This training is sponsored by ASUCC Student Leadership.