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Registration for winter term has begun.
Students can resister in their Self Service Banner accounts or in the Welcome Center.

  • Nov. 10 through 12: 45 or more earned credit hours
  • Nov.13 through 16: 30 or more earned credit hours
  • Nov. 17 through 19: 15 or more earned credit hours
  • Nov. 20 through 23: 1 or more earned credit hour
  • November 24: Open Registration

  • Veterans Resource Fair
    There will be a Veterans Resource Fair in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, November 19 with information from a variety of community resources available to veterans. For more information contact Diana Kelly, Diana.Kelly@umpqua.edu or Dalton Lee, Veterans Club President, Ambassador1@umpqua.edu.


    Faculty Lecture Series

    The faculty lecture series takes place in Whipple Centerstage and is free to the public.


    Wednesday, Nov. 19 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Sean Breslin Associate Professor of Chemistry
    “If Only I Could Be an Electron”
  • Toni Clough Associate Professor of Business
    “The Four Basics to Starting a Business”

    Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Georgann Willis Associate Professor of Psychology
    “I Want It Now! New Thinking on Willpower and Dealing with Delayed Gratification”
  • Mary Stinnett Associate Professor of Mathematics
    “Who Wants to Be a Guaranteed Millionaire?”

    Campus Closure
    Campus will be closed Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Student will have access to Self-Service Banner, Angel and Canvas.

    New course offered Winter Term
    Interested in learning more about women’s and gender studies? WS 101, Women’s and Gender Studies, is a new course offered winter term that will be team taught by instructors from various disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, communications, art, literature, and more. This four credit course will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:20 p.m. WR 115 or higher is an enforced prerequisite. This course meets requirements for cultural literacy as a humanities or social science credit. For more information, contact Helen Laurence at Helen.Laurence@umpqua.edu.


    LPN to RN Application Open
    The Nursing Program is accepting RN applications from LPNs with over 500 hours of work experience until Dec 5. For more information, please visit the UCC Nursing website, http://umpqua.edu/practical-nurse.


    Free Art Gallery
    A new collection of work is on display in the Whipple Fine Arts Gallery. Oregon Harvest is a selection of paintings by Betty LaDuke, from Ashland. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during special events. The gallery is free to the public and available to view until Dec. 4.

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    Campus News

    Sewing support with Quilts of Valor

    The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild is a local non-profit organization who work to “promote the joy of quilting as a creative expression and an art form,” according to their website. For this project they partnered with Quilts of Valor, a national organization which has presented 108,398 quilts to veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan theatres. The UV Quilters Guild plans to add 92 to that list by presenting their quilts to Charlie Company in June; one quilt for each soldier deployed from Douglas County.

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    Campus energy audit encourages changes

    Two major areas of the campus’s energy conservation practices are recycling and making energy conscious decisions geared towards efficiency, with the students also participating through the cultivation of a campus garden. According to Jess Miller, director of Facilities and Maintenance, the campus does a decent job recycling where they are able to. For example, the cafeteria recycles their oil for the use of a biodiesel company, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, in addition to any paper products, plastics and glass that are eligible for recycling. The paper, plastic and glass are picked up by Sunrise Enterprises, according to Miller. Any metal is taken to a local scrapyard and sold for a minimal amount of money.

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    French students planning trip to Paris

    Have you heard of the Flea Market that was held at UCC? Recently a school organized fund raiser called the Student Flea Market was held at the Student Campus Center Nov. 6 to Nov. 7. The purpose of this fundraising event is to raise money for a trip to Paris spring term from Mar. 18 to Mar. 30 organized by World Languages professor, Honora Ní Aódagaín and students from her French classes.
    According to Haley Stammen, ASUCC Activities Officer, $1,011.67 was raised over the course of two days. Several items were even purchased while the event was being set up.

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    2014 Open World Delegation

    Eating with someone is a great way to get to know a person, especially with someone from another country. I’ve spent a lot of time this week eating with the team of Ukrainian delegates. From casseroles at Roxanne’s, to turkey dinners in the bistro, to pizza and popcorn in the leadership office, I’ve enjoyed every second of it.
    If you want to know a little history about the delegation, every year for the last eight years, there has been a group of five delegates who visit from Ukraine to explore UCC. Each delegate is an instructor from either Kremenchuk or Uzhhorod Universities.

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    Cheetah night in the Riverhawk nest

    As fans showed up for the second to last home game of the Riverhawks’ volleyball season, they were greeted by a beautiful setting sun, a darkening walk from the parking lot to the gym, and then an unusual encounter with a 100 pound cheetah.
    Khayam, Wildlife Safari’s male ambassador cheetah, was brought to the game to encourage attendance as well as to educate about his species. Sarah Roy, Supervisor of Carnivore/Cheetah department, talked with spectators about the 2.5-year-old cheetah.

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    Volleyball team wraps up disappointing season

    It was business as usual for the Riverhawk volleyball team in its Nov 11 match-up with the Chemeketa Storm. UCC entered the contest matching its season high eight game losing streak, and in search of their first conference victory in two years.
    The Storm (22-14, 6-3 NWAC South) put an immediate halt to Umpqua’s (8-33, 0-9) hope for a victory by dealing them yet another loss with a straight set shellacking 25-14, 25-11, 25-9. It was their twenty-fourth straight set loss of the year.

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    Mary Jane gets the “OK” in Oregon But a “Big N.O.” on Campus

    Measure 91 or The Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative was passed in a state wide ballot last week on Nov. 4. So what will this mean for UCC?
    Going into effect July 1, 2015, Measure 91 will allow people ages 21 and older to possess 8 ounces of dried marijuana and up to four plants within a household. This among other things were configured within measure 91.

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    Interstellar travels between science and science fiction

    Humanity was born on Earth. It was not meant to die here.” This ponderable quote from the film Interstellar is one of many we are introduced to throughout the movie. It serves as one of the greatest underlying questions presented in this 21st Century world: if other planets are habitable, and if they can be colonized.
    Interstellar gives little to no indication of its time setting; from the looks of the clothing and technology it is left to the viewer’s interpretation on whether we are in a current day climate or a future one.

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    ASUCC and Student Services

    Greetings all,
    I’m Michael Lewis, business manager for ASUCC. I oversee the budget and student services ASUCC offers, such as project C.A.N.S, the backpack program and gas cards.
    As we all know the holiday season is already upon us. With most of the campus a buzz with winter excitement, several of our own students will be making decisions on how to feed their families because they do not have the financial means to provide a special holiday mean.

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    Sexual violence issues on college campuses

    Stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships

    The topic of sexual violence on college campuses, or anywhere, is difficult to approach. The vast amount of statistics can dehumanize and overwhelm, even though they remain very relevant. The personal stories needed to show the prevalence of sexual violence take courage to share and are not always treated with the respect and sensitivity they deserve. This presents quite the bind. Often that bind creates silence. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, “an average of 60 percent of assaults in the last five years were not reported.”

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