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Craft Time! with Haylie and Kaya Part 1

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Wearing a square on your head can be a bit weird, but with that square comes graduation, and this celebration is far from displeasing. As this attire distinguishes your accomplishments on graduation day, a little DIY decorating can distinguish your likes and individuality.

The internet warehouses a lot of ideas for DIY cap decorating and tutorials. Further, Google will give you over 6 million results if you’re having a bit of a brain fart after finals.

These results can range from intricate to simple, and if you are more on the simple side, don’t have time or the budget to decorate a cap that could be considered a work of art, here is a simple idea you might find inspiration from.

Supplies:

◦Ribbon

◦Glitter blast spray paint

◦Fine paint brush

◦Liquid stitch adhesive

◦Scissors

◦Acrylic paint

◦Lighter

◦Gems (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Using the glitter blast spray paint, follow the instructions on the can and spray an even layer onto the cap. Let dry for at least 30 minutes before moving onto step 2.
  2. Write a slogan of your choice onto the cap using the fine paint brush and acrylic paint. Let sit until dry.
  3. Cut approximately 7 to 10 inches of ribbon from the spool. Hold the material in the middle and fold one side under the other side making a simple ribbon. Once the ribbon is even looking, use the liquid stitch to adhere the sides of the ribbon to hold their place. Make sure to follow the instructions on the liquid stich adhesive bottle when using this product. Cut the ends of the ribbon in a diagonal direction to clean up the edges. Finally run the lighter along the edges of the diagonal cuts made last to prevent any fraying, and glue the ribbon to the cap using the liquid stitch adhesive.

Sexual assault awareness — it’s more than a month; it’s a journey

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Although Sexual Assault Awareness Month has ended, sexual violence continues to live on. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, “Every 98 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted.” New sex trends like “stealthing,” which most experts agree could be considered sexual assault, mean the topic still needs to be studied.

While no laws currently exist that would deem this trend illegal in the U.S., stealthing is a “clear sexual offense” in the U.K., and in Switzerland a man was convicted of rape after performing this act according to the Huffington Post.

If you haven’t heard of the new sex trend known as stealthing, the act “involves men secretly taking off their condoms during consensual sex,” as defined by USA Today in an article released last month.

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 states, “Most higher education institutions — including community colleges and vocational schools — must educate students, faculty and staff on the prevention of rape, domestic acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.” This is why during the last week of April, UCC administration sent all full-time students emails that introduced online training videos through SafeColleges as required by the Campus Sexual Violence Act or “SaVE Act.”

Students can call (800) 434-0154 or email marjan.coester@umpqua.edu with any questions regarding the online training courses sent to their student email accounts. Students have the option of whether or not to take these online training courses, as clarified in a later email sent out by UCC. Whether or not this training covers stealthing, students should be aware of the trend in order to better protect themselves.

Two events were brought to UCC in April to help students participate in raising awareness about sexual assault.

The first, Denim Day USA, involved wearing denim, specifically jeans, on April 26 to protest against “erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.”

The second, Red My Lips, began as an idea in an email from ASUCC Activities Officer, Cinthia Rojas, to the UCC Social Justice League club organizer, KC Perley.

Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on raising awareness on sexual violence and other areas related to it such as victim blaming.  Red My Lips states on their website, “Our approach includes promoting both survivor support and culture change.”

“During the month of April, you wear bright red lipstick to support those who’ve gone through the struggle of sexual violence,” Perley explained, “The point of Red My Lips isn’t about vanity; it’s about visibility. When you see someone wearing bright red lipstick, it sparks a conversation.”

The Social Justice League was able to pass out between 20 to 30 tubes of red lipstick to students, faculty and staff in the Student Center. “Even though we only got so many people to do it, it still sparked some really, really great important conversations.”

UCC’s Title IX Coordinator, Lynn Johnson, can also be contacted at (541) 440-7690 with questions and concerns and to learn more about options for campus reporting. Students also have the option of visiting Title IX’s website at www.campus.oregonsatf.org for more information.

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Campaign posters located in RiverHawk Central recognize Denim Day USA.
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“Ambivalently Yours” meets UCC this spring

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    The Art Gallery at UCC is currently displaying Ambivalently Yours: as seen on Tumblr. Kaya Maliglig / The Mainstream
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Thoughts and comments typed onto pink, squared sheets of paper sit pinned alongside their companion drawings on three walls in the Whipple Fine Arts building. These pink sheets of paper share an anonymous Tumblr artist’s and her followers’ struggles, feelings and even secrets as they search together for comfort through art.

Throughout this spring term, from April 3 to May 1, The Art Gallery at UCC is displaying art work from Ambivalently Yours, the anonymous Tumblr artist, that is eponymously titled, “Ambivalently Yours: as seen on Tumblr.” The show will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as during events held in the Centerstage Theatre.

The Tumblr page has been run anonymously through the online persona of the artist behind the drawings since 2011. “I kind of like the idea of letting Ambivalently Yours be less specifically about me and more about the ideas behind the work. I also feel that my online anonymity prevents me from censoring myself too much when sharing my stories and opinions,” the anonymous artist commented in an interview from the website KILORAN.

The Art Gallery has chosen a simple design to showcase the Ambivalently Yours illustrations as well as a digital kiosk to leave comments, zines and animations in this term’s exhibition.

“ ‘Ambivalently Yours’ work was selected for exhibition because of the compelling imagery and robust content,” Renee Couture, assistant professor of Art, said.

One commenter on social media described the Ambivalently Yours art style as quirky and organic. Ambivalently later responded that she once believed art strictly followed a sophisticated definition, not “scribbly little pink drawings that can seem so trite and childish.” However simple her illustrations may be, they  continue to impact many as evidenced by her online, diverse followers.

From an electronic display to actual paper, the Ambivalently Yours illustrations capture depth and aptitude in discussing feminism, DIY girl culture and mainstream media culture.

“Seeing the actual drawings of Ambivalently Yours (as opposed to on a screen), we can really see the drawing process, from the actual size of the drawings to the use of cheap ball point pens, color pencils, markers, and watercolors. We might start to think a little differently about the time involved in drawing all the responses to questions and comments,” Couture said.

Ambivalently Yours can easily be seen as more than art. It has become an online community of empathy and expression, albeit that expression is flavored in ambivalence. The contrast to Facebook’s communication style of narcissistic assurance is notable.

“Art is a form of communication that hopefully helps people think more critically and notice their own world in a new way. This particular work places a spot light on the experiences many people face. The exhibit can help begin conversations about challenging topics. It can even teach us to have greater compassion toward others or recognize that we are not alone,” Couture said.

“Ambivalently Yours’ work was selected for exhibition because of the compelling imagery and robust content” —Renee Couture, UCC Assistant Professor of Art

Staff seek to improve access to feminine hygiene products on campus

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    Bookstore offers free feminine hygiene products. Kaya Maliglig / The Mainstream

In response to the first of a two-series issue in the Mainstream, UCC staff is now moving forward with plans to improve the accessibility of feminine hygiene products on campus.
The facility director is currently conducting a full evaluation to distinguish which restrooms have operable and inoperable machines to be able to provide feminine products more adequately to students, staff and faculty.
“After reading [the Mainstream] story, I think we’re going to keep the machines that operate and refresh the products that are in there, but as they fail, we’re going to remove them,” Jess Miller, facility director said.

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Bookstore offers free feminine hygiene products.
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Vandalism, theft of products and loss of money from previous years had led the custodial department to pass the responsibility of maintaining these machines over to security.
“For the most part, [dispensers] are fairly expensive to repair; we repair them and they get broken again. We haven’t looked at them in awhile is what it ultimately comes down to,” Miller said.
Miller further added that a now retired employee was previously responsible for restocking the restrooms. Once he retired, the maintenance of products began to decline.
Along with a full evaluation, Miller plans on researching the most accessible locations on campus for the dispensers.
In his defense Miller said, “I don’t have the budget to keep running around after they get vandalized, trying to repair them.”
While restrooms are being evaluated, the student bookstore has sought to improve their stock of feminine hygiene products and will inform the campus on feminine products they offer for sale and for free.
“It was brought to my attention through [the Mainstream] article that we’re out of ‘regular’ [tampons],” Micque Innman, bookstore owner, said.
Micque explains that ‘regular’ tampons sell out more quickly than other products.
“For sale we typically carry tampons in ‘regular’ and ‘super’ and we also offer pads. I’ve instructed our buyer for our convenience store items to make sure we are ordering more ‘regular’ and not as many ‘super,’” Inman added.
The student bookstore also provides a free package with several types of feminine hygiene products to anyone in need.

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The bookstore free package includes four options.
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“Any student, employee, anybody can come in if they’re in need. If a student comes in and if we don’t have something on the floor that they need then they can ask any cashier or if they don’t want to ask a cashier they can ask for the manager and ask me,” Innman said.
The free package, from the brand Kotex, contains four items: one Kotex CleanWear Ultra Thin Regular Pad with Wings, one Kotex Barely There Pantiliner, one Kotex Sleek Tampon Regular and one Kotex Click Tampon Regular. This package is for anyone with an emergency.
Supplying products to students, staff and faculty is one priority of the bookstore.
“I think it’s critical. You try to be proactive. As females we know what our cycles are and so we try to be prepared, but there are always those times where it’s off or you’re surprised and knowing that you have a place where you can go and there is an alternative and it’s there, it’s important,” Innman said.

From music to education: Dr. Debra Thatcher’s journey to becoming UCC’s president

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    Dr. Debra Thatcher, president of Umpqua Community College. Photo provided by Robynne Wilgus.

Dr. Debra Thatcher never expected to land into the position of a college president while in her studies as an undergraduate student.

“I never dreamed of being president of anything,” Thatcher said. A passion from her childhood, Thatcher initially intended to earn a degree in music at the private school she first attended.

“In elementary school, the big thing was that they went around to all the third and fourth graders and said, ‘we have all these instruments, which one would you like to try?’” Thatcher said. She first chose the flute and when eighth grade rolled around she decided to upgrade to the bassoon because the instrument sounded fun and was cool.

“Then I just fell in love with it,” Thatcher said. “I thought I was going to be a musician, that was my number one goal and all through school that’s what I spent my time working on, playing the bassoon. I was going to be a musician or a music teacher.”

While music continued to be a passion of hers, Thatcher’s interest changed multiple times before she would finally hit the bull’s eye in determining her end goal. She began her exploration in her undergraduate study by attending a community college followed by NC State where she studied botany and lastly the University of Wyoming.

“When I went to college I discovered I’d rather be out riding my bicycle than practicing six hours a day. I went through a series of changes and ultimately ended up in education and working with young children,” Thatcher said.

In between her undergraduate and graduate degree, Thatcher taught for a number of years in Wyoming, Alaska and the Marshall Islands overseas. Once in graduate school, a professor encouraged her to further her career in education and become a professor herself. But that was not the end of Thatcher’s journey.

“I was happy teaching. That’s all I thought I would ever do, is teach, and opportunities come along and someone says, ‘would you step up and do this?’ and next thing you know you’re climbing the ladder in administration,” Thatcher said.

From program coordinator to the director of education, she found herself in New York where she served as acting president that then led Thatcher into having the interest of becoming an actual president.

“This is a position to serve students, it’s to serve the community and it has nothing to do with me,” Thatcher said.

Thatcher began her presidency over UCC during the 2016 summer term and has now served for approximately eight months.

“I think this is an incredible community and I know that [Oct. 1] will always be part of what happened here, people will always be affected by it. But I think for most people, they are going to emerge from it stronger and wiser and probably more empathetic and helpful to other people who undergo whatever sorts of tragedies or traumas that may occur in their lives,” Thatcher said.

In describing her goals on campus, Thatcher explained her desire to help students succeed.

“I would love to see us be able to help more students meet their goals and for more students to come and finish their certificates or degree programs. It’s tough financially for a lot of students, but I think if we can provide the support necessary that more students will do that.”

‘Dialogue with Deb,’ a session where students, faculty and staff are able to talk with Dr. Thatcher, are held bi-weekly in the Bistro. Dates and times can be found through ‘A Week in Campus Life’ emails.

“College campuses are expected to do things probably better than any business or association in terms of communication, but it’s also the hardest thing to do. What I wanted to do was have one more opportunity for people to share things that they would like to see change at the college, ideas they may have and concerns they have,” Thatcher said.

Thatcher hopes to share her vision for UCC at these sessions as well.

Lack of feminine hygiene products on campus

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    Certain colleges are providing free feminine hygievne products. Ciara Byars / The Mainstream

Zip. Zip. Clank. Swivel, swivel. Silence. You may have needed a feminine hygiene product while on campus and found yourself in a UCC restroom having to unzip your wallet for change, clank a quarter into the machine, swivel the knob to the right only to be followed by silence and a feeling of despair. This is a common problem. Only three out of 13 women’s restrooms on UCC’s campus are stocked with both tampons and pads.

Mainstream staff members walked restroom to restroom conducting a study to see which women’s restrooms carry feminine hygiene products. They found that four buildings have broken feminine hygiene dispensers. Three other buildings have no dispensers whatsoever such as the new Health, Nursing, & Science Center and the women’s gym locker room. Three other restrooms have partially working dispensers. And only three restrooms have fully operational dispensers. One of those restrooms located in the Jacoby Auditorium, however, is usually locked and inaccessible to UCC students.

UCC’s restrooms are not the only ones lacking menstrual products. According to Nausheen Wakhlu from the University of Southern California’s Daily Trojan newspaper, “Access to feminine care products is very limited on USC’s campus.” On Feb. 2, the Ohio Kenyon Collegian discussed the same issue they are facing on campus: “The college is attempting to correct the lack of menstrual supplies across campus by refilling tampon and pad dispensers.”

The issue goes beyond dispensers. Rachel Falek from American University wrote last month that “students at colleges across the country are demanding free menstrual products.” And some students such as Julie Chen from Emory University have helped implement feminine hygiene assistance pilot programs.

Brittany McHaffie, a nursing student at UCC, describes her experiences inside the women’s restroom: “I’ve noticed there is a severe lack (on campus). A lot of friends are like, ‘we don’t have any machines’ and I’m like ‘here I’ve got one [feminine hygiene product].’” McHaffie says, “I would love to see a basic basket like they did at Portland State University. Just sanitary items, tampons and maxi pads. It doesn’t have to be anything really fancy, but it’s a necessity for us, at least, to be able to attend class too.”

Not many students have the luxury to gamble with the dispensers on campus, so the lack of reliably accessible feminine products implements a sense of unfairness and may even create an impression that schools discriminate against female students biological needs.

UCC’s lack of reliably accessible feminine hygiene products is not new.

In her 15 years at UCC, Student Life Program Assistant Diana Kelly says, “I haven’t seen the restrooms restocked in years.”

In the college’s functional restroom dispensers, specifically Jackson Hall, Mainstream staff found that all products were outdated. The maxi pads contained small, brown spots while tampons contained small contaminants with a mustard-like color.

While the gamble with dispensers may not lead anywhere pleasant, UCC’s student bookstore did recently add limited feminine hygiene products to their inventory for a periodical emergency.

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The store offers Tampax Pearl and Tampax Radiant for students who may need to purchase such products. Tampax Pearl consists of 8 tampons and costs $3.96 while Tampax Radiant consists of 3 tampons and costs $1.50. Both are in size “super.”

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” may come to mind for some bookstore tampon shoppers, however; not all females are able to comfortably use the size “super.” Because each female has a unique menstrual cycle (some are regular, some are irregular), each female body requires different sizes of a product. And some females aren’t able to use tampons at all.

According to Dr. Sherry Ross, a women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, “About 50 percent of the cases of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) occur in menstruating women who use super-absorbent tampons.”

For a female student who is petite or has a “light” flow, the super size is currently the only campus option available to them. No pads or pantyliners are available in the student bookstore.

You may be wondering what other options are available to female students on campus. The answer is simple; not many.

Aside from unreliable dispensers and “super” tampons, resources for females caught in an unexpected emergency are severely limited. Students may find themselves driving to the nearest grocery store or home if they live close enough and can afford the wasted money, time and energy which are all extremely precious and limited to college students.

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The dispenser located in the ESB building restroom remains unusable. It is the only one on campus that has an ‘out of service’ sign even though 12 other restroom dispensers are broken currently.
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McHaffie, who has attended two other Oregon colleges, is dissatisfied at UCC’s lack of hygiene products especially in restrooms, “Disappointed to be honest. Really, really disappointed, even more disappointed as a nurse because these are necessities. This isn’t a snack. This isn’t a luxury item. Snacks are nice, but it’s more important to have this because this is a medical need and eventually could turn into a biohazard if someone is bleeding all over the place because they can’t take care of it.”

Kristapher L. Yates, ASUCC Vice-President, and several other students are assembling hygiene product kits for students who are unable to purchase necessary items themselves. This group is working towards satisfying a requirement for their Speech 219 class.

“Our group feels passionate about initiating what could be a long-term service offered to our students. In our opinion, this is just another way in which UCC can be providing an opportunity for ‘Student Success,’” Yates said.

 

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The group is accepting donations for basic hygiene products from toothpaste to soap in Riverhawk Central (Student Government) in the Student Center and the UCC Community & Workforce Training Center on Diamond Lake Boulevard in Roseburg. “It’s been clear (as of yet) that the biggest need we will have is for feminine hygiene products as there have not been any donations consisting of those items. This reiterates the lack of availability of feminine hygiene products for our students,” Yates said.

Because tampons and pads are not being stocked in women’s restrooms, ASUCC is also examining what they can do to contribute to providing such products.

“We have recently learned about the unmet need for feminine hygiene products. We are already executing discussions with our team to see how ASUCC can help with this unmet need,” ASUCC said.

Hopefully this will increase female students’ equanimity.

Alicia Graves, Managing Editor, also contributed to the article.

Professors Caroll and Stinnett dive into unknown world of caffeine and earthquakes

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    Mary Stinnett presents a slideshow during her free lecture. Kaya Maliglig / The Mainstream

You may have heard of a caffeine high, but how about a caffeine quake?

Associate professor of geology Karen Caroll, alongside associate professor of mathematics Mary Stinnett, addressed the mathematical relationships between caffeine and earthquakes and tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest at the Faculty Lecture Series in the Centerstage Theatre on Jan. 19.

In her free lecture titled “The Mathematical and Not-So-Mathematical Relationships between Tsunamis and the Pacific Northwest,” Caroll described how the Juan de Fuca plate that sits below the Pacific Ocean is converging with another in an area known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Experts expect a substantial earthquake within the next 50 years in this area lying off the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

According to a study from Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, when an earthquake does occur, it will have the potential to reach magnitudes similar to that of the Tohoku quake that destroyed the coast of Japan in March 2011.

Caroll gave the mathematical equation for earthquake projection: for every 10,000 years, divide by 41 earthquakes. That leaves 244 years between each earthquake. The last major earthquake occurred 317 years ago, meaning one is well overdue. This formula was constructed with research from core sampling, ghost forests, paleo tsunami, tree ring and carbon dating.

Caroll enjoys sharing her expertise beyond her UCC classes. “It’s fun to share with people outside of the classroom and to just get more people involved. I think the best part of it is introducing students that might not be in my classes to some of the stuff that I may teach or like talking about,” Caroll said

Need coffee yet? Stinnett followed Caroll’s math with a fun fact on the half-life of caffeine and its relationship to an earthquake.

Stinnett explained that it takes six hours for caffeine to reach its half-life, decreasing exponentially every six hours and so on.

“Constant caffeine drinkers can have an infinite amount of caffeine in them,” Stinnett said, while explaining how caffeine levels work in the human body. From the energy of caffeine, she then transitions to the energy of earthquakes.

With the use of a Richter scale, scientists are able to measure the energy released by an earthquake. According to the U.S. Geological Survey “The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs.”

After establishing the decay of caffeine as an exponential equation and the energy of an earthquake’s waves as a logarithmic equation, Stinnett excitedly concluded that exponential equations are inverses to logarithmic functions and vice versa.

Stinnett finished with asking the audience what they had learned. Some audience members laughingly replied to not give infants or children caffeine being that the half-life of caffeine in a child is thirty hours. The audience ended the lecture with applause.

According to UCC’s school website, “The 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series gives UCC’s faculty members an opportunity outside of the classroom to share their passion and do what they do best: inspire, question, and motivate thought about the subjects they have dedicated their lives to researching and teaching.”

The series began in the 2014-2015 school year after Jan Woodcock, associate professor of social science, first had the idea to open a new platform outside the classroom for faculty to share more of their knowledge and experiences.

“The biggest thing is connecting with the community and getting people to come to campus who may normally not come here and kind of see what we do here,” Caroll said.

“The biggest thing is connecting with the community and getting people to come to campus who may normally not come here and kind of see what we do here” —Karen Caroll, associate professor of geology

Holiday Baking: Sugar Cookies

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    Kaya Maliglig decorates homemade sugar cookies for the staff of The Mainstream. Alicia Graves / The Mainstream
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    Adding the flour in in small amounts will make the mixing process easier if using a whisk instead of a mixer. Kaya Maliglig / The Mainstream
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    Decorating cookies is as simple or difficult as you make it. Alicia Graves / The Mainstream
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    Use sprinkles and icing to make your cookies come to life. Alicia Graves / The Mainstream
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    Mathew Guido enjoys a homemade sugar cookie at The Mainstream office. Alicia Graves / The Mainstream

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.

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Fall term means application season: Have you volunteered lately?

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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 want to accomplish with that time. Finding the perfect opportunity to invest one’s time in may be tricky; however, tools and resources exist to help shorten the search for the right opening.
Resources such as Just Serve, a national website, allows people to search for volunteer opportunities by simply typing in a zip code or city and state. According to Just Serve’s website, “It is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.”


The City of Roseburg
website also offers information regarding volunteering in Douglas County. Their website states, “It is important to the City to offer volunteer experiences that benefit both the volunteer and the community.”

Greater Douglas United Way gives students the ability to see what organizations need volunteers in their area. By clicking on the Get Connected tab, students are able to sign up and utilize the tools and resources this website offers. “This is like a one-stop shop for volunteering,” Leslie Rogers, Transfer Opportunity Program Advising Specialist, said.

“On campus volunteering mostly centers around events that we or ASUCC put on,” Rogers said. Students can keep track of school events by viewing the student announcements in their emails titled, “A Week in Campus Life.”

Nursing or other medical students may want to consider a few of these other popular places to consider volunteering:

  • American Red Cross
  • CHI Mercy Health Mercy Medical Center
    • To volunteer go to www.mercyrose.org and search for volunteer opportunities by selecting the menu tab or call (541) 677-4465.
  • Community Cancer Center

Human services or other students may enjoy the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Fish Food Pantry
    • To volunteer call 541-673-9804 or email thefishrbg@gmail.com
  • Foster Grandparent Program
    • To volunteer call (541) 672-3241, x3520 or
      email Karen Scavuzzo at karen.scavuzzo@ucancap.org or Seth Kirby at seth.kirby@ucancap.org
  • The Friendly Kitchen and Meals on Wheels
  • Safe Haven Maternity Home

Veterinary students or animal lovers might enjoy volunteering at these sites:

  • Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center
  • Wildlife Safari
    • To volunteer call (541) 679-6761, x210.

 

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