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Campus News

Da Vinci’s egg drop challenge at UCC

This year, the 3-dimensional art class is tackling not only one of the most well-known individuals in history but also the godfather of inventors as well, Leonardo Da Vinci.

“The art class will recreate a Da Vinci device that will safely transport a raw egg from the drop of a second story building,” said Gregg Price, an adjunct professor of art at UCC.

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Clothing drive helps students dress for success

Free career clothing is available for all UCC students on a first come basis on June 3 thanks to UCC students Tyler Digby, Amber McMurtrey, Davon Wood and Melanie Bryson who created a clothing drive as their final project for the course HD107, Practicing Success: Emotional Intelligence.

The clothing drive in the main lobby of the student center from 2:30 to 5 p.m. will provide students  with clean, professional, gently used clothing such as dresses, slacks, suits, button-up shirts, ties, polos and maybe even shoes.

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To honor the 70th anniversary of Germany’s surrender in World War II, over 50 students and community members gathered on May 8 in the Whipple Fine Arts Center to remember the world’s last great war. WWII veteran Leo Kraft spoke to the crowd about his time in the Marine Corp as a gunner aboard a dive bomber off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Kraft, 91, recalled a timeline that led from his time in boot camp as a grunt, to some of the most dangerous battles of the Pacific theater.

ASUCC student senator Joshua Freidlin with the help of UCC professor Charles Young, organized the afternoon’s festivities. Before introducing Kraft, Young provided a sobering reminder to the crowd about how perilously close the world came to having a different outcome in the war.

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Haitian infant mortality rates lead to student fundraiser

A group of UCC students have begun raising funds in order to help send local midwife and fellow student Ali Lape to Haiti. Brianna Belcher, Patrick Schneider, Megan Trapp, Cassie Welding, and Karen Wickman wanted to send Lape to the region with clean supplies to help Haitians with prenatal, birth and postpartum care.

The goal is to assist in creating safer births and birthing conditions. “This is a great project to help bring attention to mortality rates in Haiti; a lot of those deaths can be prevented,” said Wickman.

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Internships take education off the campus

The end of the spring school term opens up opportunities for internships across Oregon and the nation.

Although the life of an intern is often arduous, it can bring skills and resources which assist in resume building or training. Internships offers exposure for participants to networking for job positions and allows them to see if a certain job is right for them.

Internmatch.com offers opportunities for internships mainly centered around the Portland and Eugene areas with positions in nearly all fields. Applications can be found at internmatch.com for Financial Representative for Northwest Mutual, for Software Developer at IBM, for Sales and Marketing at Zeeluh and many more positions.

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Talented art students showcase their work

Vincent van Gogh’s quote “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart” represents the art students who presented at this year’s Umpqua Community College student art show. The time and effort is shown by the imagination and creativity of each piece of art in the show. This year hosted a number of diverse entries from drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures to photographs.

“It is one of the first impulses that humans have as far as communication goes; we can look back 38,000 years and see proof of that in cave painting,” said Susan Rochester, associate professor chair of fine and preforming arts, gallery director. “Students who take art class see things differently, and that is a valuable skill regardless of where you end up.”

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