Campus Thanksgiving Lunch: starting at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 22, UCC cafeteria, free with donations accepted. Open to students and staff. Blanket, Tent, Tarp Drive for Homeless Veterans: Nov. 28 to Dec. 9. Donations bins will be located in the Student Center; cash donations may be made at the Information Desk. The drive is being run by the UCC Veterans Student Center, Veterans Club and ASUCC. For more information, contact the Student Life Office at 541-440-7749. Hamlet broadcast with Benedict Cumberbatch: 2:30 p.m., Thurs, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at Center Stage. Students, seniors, children $10, other adults $12. Christmas for Kids “Shopping” Event:
Imagine – the sweet scent of pumpkin, cinnamon and sugar drifting throughout the house as temperatures drop outside from the approaching winter. Fireplaces are lit and thermostats are turned on to keep warm. Each day passing is a day closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and soon everyone will be buzzing in preparation.
The Geology Club members went on a field trip on Nov. 11 to learn about the history behind prehistoric petroglyphs and ancient crystals. Club Members, along with three students from OSU, took a trip to Medicine Creek, west of Tokettee falls, to learn the story behind the ancient petroglyphs painted on the cave walls.
Students at Umpqua Community College shared what they are most thankful for in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Chris Hudgeon said he was thankful for being provided many opportunities and being able to pick himself back up. “It’s really easy not to be thankful with the way people are go, go, go all the time,” Hudgeon said. “You kind of lose track and don’t stop to look around. Look at your family, look at your situation and realize that people have it worse, way worse.”
While it has been over a year since the events of Oct. 1, campus safety is no less of a priority. Currently, internal national tension is exceptionally high within the U.S., and this tension affects every town and city. U.S. presidential campaign promises specifically regarding immigration from President-elect Donald Trump, have led to marches around the state and worries locally about violence.
Umpqua came in fourth in the league, the South division, after tournament play. The UCC women’s volleyball team created a night to behold Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Riverhawk nest defeating the SWOCC Lakers in dominating fashion, winning all the three sets 25-14, 25-13, 25-13. The night honored the sophomores who will be graduating later this year as Wednesday night’s game was the last home game of the year. On this sophomore night with friends and family in the stands, the Riverhawks earned the fourth seed in the South region and will move onto the NWAC Championship Tournament in Tacoma, Washington.
After the 2008 financial crisis where student enrollment at Umpqua Community College skyrocketed, enrollment has stabilized at a point similar to pre-crisis levels. The budget in turn has leveled-off to a lower level as revenue from student fees and state funding based on enrollment has decreased.
Numbers have not been impressive for fall chinook this year and chinook anglers are likely to have more frustrating runs to come. Aiding salmon populations is no linear tasks. Even programs designed to aid salmon can be harmful to salmon. “If not managed correctly, hatchery fish may detrimentally affect wild populations . . . we are seeing very few hatchery adult chinook at spawning grounds, which is what we want to see,” said Jason Brandt, Roseburg’s ODFW Assistant Biologist. The concern with hatchery fish in spawning grounds is that they can outcompete and alter the genetics of the wild salmon populations. In addition, Brandt pointed
The Spooktacular Horse Show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds scheduled 42 classes for Oct. 29. Riders ages ranged from under five to over fifty. The show started with English Riding Classes, followed by Showmanship, Trail, and Western Classes. Three age groups were organized for the event: 13 and under, 14-18, and 19 & over. The most attended classes for the show were in the 13 and under category. The Costume Class Ride was held at the end of the day, but it was also the finale for the event as a whole. Costumes ranged from a horse dressed as a car with working headlights to
The Roseburg Fire Department donated one of their own retired fire trucks to UCC in hopes to help expand the fire science and first responder programs. Currently approximately ten students are in the fire science program; however the new donation may increase enrollment in the classes. The new fire truck will provide fire science students with a hands on learning experience and more efficient training as they pump water out of the truck, pull hose lines, and drive the truck on campus, Public Safety Chair Roger Kennedy said. Previously, students had to go to other fire departments to get training; however, with the new engine, they will be
For students, volunteering is much more than resume or application filler; it’s learning that develops and improves work-related and educational skills. The satisfaction and reward of volunteering all depends on choosing the right opportunity. The TRIO Top Community Service page on Umpqua Community College’s website encourages students to, “choose an opportunity that is related to your future profession.” Volunteering for something that strikes a chord in interests or passions will enhance the experience. Tackling school along with working or raising a family is already quite stressful, so before students add volunteering to their schedule, they should assess what they have time for and what they