Spring 2015, Week 6

Categories // Campus Updates

Upcoming Events/Activities

April - May 2015
The Bicycle Eclectic from the Open Road Gallery. An eclectic series of portraits of long distance cyclists, taken over the past three decades by Greg Siple of Adventure Cycling. These cyclists come from all over the world. Their variety of style, equipment, route, and purpose is endless—their stories are shared in this exhibit. Presented in the Art Gallery at UCC.

May 2
National Theatre Live presents The Hard Problem at 7pm on Saturday May 2. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.  Tickets at , at the door or call 541-440-7700 

May 3 and 5
OMTF to Hold Open Auditions. The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival will hold open auditions in the Whipple Fine Arts Center from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Auditions for the 2015 Oregon Musical Theatre Festival are here for KISS ME KATE and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! Open to ages 8 and up! Be prepared to sing up to one minute of a song of your choice. Please bring sheet music for your song, an accompanist will be provided. For more information, call 541-440-4693.

May 5 and 6
Vote for ASUCC Officers. The election takes place May 5th and 6th. You can vote online through Canvas, or at the polls in front of the library from 9am to 6pm. Make sure to stop by for a root beer float after voting.

May 5
Safe Space Training, Tuesday at 5 pm in the UCC Campus Center Bistro. 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.” No cost 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.

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." target="_blank"> 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 .

May 7
Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra in Concert. Thursday at 7:30 pm in the UCC Jacoby Auditorium. Tickets: $20 adult; $15 senior; $5 Student; $40 Family. Available at While Away Books, Hanson’s Jewelers, or at the door on the night of the event. Tickets can also be purchased online: Sponsored in part by The Whipple Foundation Fund, Oregon Community Foundation.

May 8
World War 2 Commemoration on Friday from 12 – 1 pm on the Whipple Fine Arts stage. Come and join us as we celebrate the 70th university of the Allied victory. Two local WWII veterans will share their experiences. Coffee, lavender vanilla lemonade, cookies and brownies will be served. Presented by ASUCC.

May 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17
The Merry Lives of Windsor High. Friday, Saturday - 7:00 pm; Sunday - 2 pm. Rock musical to debut at UCC's Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre in May. Los Angeles producer Meyer-Shaffer has selected UCC to mount the debut of their rock musical, Merry Lives of Windsor High. Stephanie Newman directs with a guest Artist, Shoshana Seid-Green from New York City. Focused on an upcoming dance, the students of Windsor High find politics, romance, and pranks at the forefront of their minds. Ticket Prices: $12 adult, $10 senior/UCC staff, $8 under 18/UCC students. Group rates available. Tickets are available through: or by calling (541) 440-7700. For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Casino Night. 2015 UCC Athletic Program Fund Raiser. UCC’s athletic department will host their annual Riverhawk Casino Night on Saturday, May 9th from 5:30pm – 11:00pm. The event will take place in the Danny Lang Event Center on the UCC campus. A variety of “Casino style” games will be available for guests to get their “game on”. A portion of ticket sales, silent and dessert auction and new this year a $20 poker hand, will be used to benefit student athletes and the athletic program. Tickets are just $45 per person or a table of 10 for $400 and include dinner, $10 in “fun money” and 2 drink tickets. They will be available at the door or by logging into or by calling 541-440-4886.

May 13
Ox Fam Hunger Banquet. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m in the Cafeteria. Come and learn about issues surrounding food security on a global scale through a moving simulation. Lunch will be provided. Presented by ASUCC.

Get Involved

Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors positions open for 2015-2016Applications available 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.

Riverhawk Wrestling Club open to all UCC students, Faculty, and Staff! Practices: Thursdays at 10am in PE 12. Join the club and learn how to wrestle. Experienced female and male wrestling coaches on hand. No prior experience required. Structured meetings/practices designed to properly challenge and accommodate all skill and fitness levels. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Campus Smiles is a project that is funded through the UCC Foundation Innovation  Grant. The goal is to provide free bleaching trays to UCC students. This is a great opportunity for those who will be graduating soon and seeking employment, but any current UCC student is eligible. Please contact Tamra Loosli at 541-440-4710  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

UCC Student Open Computer Labs.  Computer labs are open to UCC Students to provide access to computers and printers other than in the Library. Students can use  to view an online snapshot countdown, to see the next or current open lab. A weekly view of the open labs is available online at .

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