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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”