Spending a few minutes in the Whipple Fine Arts gallery can be mesmerizing and mind-blowing. It can also be a place of overwhelming calmness and ease. Taking the time to look at the art may make a person take a couple deep breaths and think . . . or not think for that matter.
The art that currently inhabits the gallery is ethereal, a showcase of patience, perseverance and reverence of time. The show, titled “Groundspace,” exhibits work from artist Jennifer Reifsneider. Read More
Oh no! You left your brand-new laptop on a table and turned your back for just a few minutes, and now it’s gone. What do you do? You report your loss to security.
To begin the process of recovering stolen property, students need to call security. They will then be asked to fill out an incident report, which can be found at most of the offices on campus, or a security officer will bring students one once they’ve reported the theft. Read More
Registration will be easier for students soon, due to a streamlined system that will begin in January. This system involves a Welcome Center which will be inside the current administration building.
Vice President for Student Services Rick Aman says the Welcome Center will be a more efficient way for students to utilize services. “Students can apply for admission, register for classes, review grades, accept financial aid awards, view and pay bills and much more, all at one convenient location,” Aman said. Read More
All clubs invite anyone interested in gaining skills to attend a meeting and explore opportunities from becoming involved. Read More
UCC faculty and staff hosted five delegates from two major universities in Ukraine when they visited Oregon Nov. 8 to 17 as part of an Open World Program. The purpose was to exchange ideas regarding higher education and learn about the American culture.
The delegates explored the automotive, nursing and the wine programs to gain insight on the way career training is financed and administered in America, said delegate Alexandr Dubiv, the head of information technology at Uzhhord Technical University. Read More
Of the 17 community colleges in the state of Oregon, only five are 100 percent smoke and tobacco-free. The other 12 have less restrictive smoking policies, such as allowing smoking only in the parking lots. Of that 12, one other campus shares UCC’s policy of perimeter smoking—no smoking permitted in the core of the campus, only on the outer edge. Read More
Serving more than 100 students singlehandedly, Danielle Haskett, the Disability Services Coordinator, needed help.
Recently, the Disability Services department added a new employee to their small staff.
Dianne Carter started work Nov. 4 and is currently working part-time Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Academic Advising and Career Service Center. Read More
Southern Oregon Wine Institute began selling its wine for the first time to faculty and staff of UCC two weeks ago on Oct. 25 and 26, and on Friday Nov. 1 they began selling their wine to students and the general public. Read More
The lack of senators and an activity officer means a heavier workload on the current officers and less staff to assist with events. For example, senators are required to maintain seven hours per week, which includes the two meetings, and the budget allows for the funding of six senators per quarter. That would equal 30 hours per week of assistance which is now unavailable. Read More
Students will benefit in many ways this year thanks to the $2 million U.S. Department of Education grant that was awarded to UCC. More than $445,000 will be utilized during the first year to go towards seven different areas of interest: personnel, fringe benefits, travel, supplies, equipment, contracts and endowment. Read More
The welding program has been on campus for nearly 50 years. The Lockwood building, where the class takes place, was one of the first structures built. “It looks just the same as it did in 1975,” said Duane Thompson, part-time welding instructor at UCC.
The welding program is currently a one year experience (a single nine month term), though Fisher and Thompson strongly feel that students need more time to learn. “Welding is just one skill set,” Thompson said. The jobs that involve welding also require math, writing, how to work the machines and how to read blueprints. Read More
Campus security worked closely with the Douglas County sheriff’s department and initiated procedures for lock down and student escorting the night of Oct 22. when a shooting incident near the college led to two deaths.
Police and sheriff officers looked for the shooter in the Hwy 99, Page Road area across the river from the college around 9:30 p.m., a time after evening classes had ended and most students were off campus. Read More
Printing procedures are beginning to change on campus as the new GoPrint software continues to roll out.
Students are now required to log-in to GoPrint with their student I.D and pin number in order to print any materials off library lab computers and some lab computers, a big change from the touch screen release stations used previously. Read More
Finding help with the stresses and problems of student life just got a little easier because of changes recently made to UCC’s former tutoring lab. The name change reflects the center’s new, broader scope.
The Director of Learning Skills, Terrance Bradford, said the changes came as a direct result of “simply listening to students.” The Success Center now offers help with everything from time management skills to academic success plan development and help with online classes. It still offers individual tutoring. In addition, financial aid and baby sitting issues are addressed. Read More
Bringing London’s National Theatre Live broadcasts to UCC required a complex coordination between faculty, administrators and the UCC facilities crew. Stephanie Newman, Theatre Studies director pitched the idea for the live broadcasts to Jason Aase, dean of Arts & Sciences. Aase then brought the plan to Vice President of Instruction, Roxanne Kelly. Read More
The Foundation kicked off their “Hats off to the 50th” campaign Oct. 22, a fundraiser for Foundation grants and scholarships. The college celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.
“We have seen a tremendous spirit of giving since the campus’s inception and are confident that the campus will continue to make a difference in the community for years to come,” said Krista Johnson, Scholarship and Donor Relations Coordinator. Read More
After more than 100 pages of text and approximately 50 revisions over a four year process, UCC received a $2 million grant from the US Department of Education. This grant, is part of the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program. SIP is money that goes toward low income students to help complete college. Read More
The Transfer Opportunity Program is a TRiO Student Support Services Program that supports community college students as they complete their two year transfer degree and move on to a University.
TOP provides services such as academic advising, transfer planning, book loans, financial aid and scholarship assistance, peer tutoring, university campus visits, free one-credit classes, cohort opportunities and career advising. Read More