During spring break, some students received an email from the college letting them know that the academic progress of their financial aid had been updated “based on grades posted for the recently completed term.” In the email, students were further instructed to log on to Banner/Self-Service and check the updated status of their financial aid. Many of those who did found a notice that read “Suspend: Max Credits.”
The annually juried student art exhibition will be held Thursday, May 5 through Thursday, June 2 2016. The art show is open to all students who have taken the following courses: Basic Design 1, 2 and 3, Photography, Painting and Watercolor, Drawing and Ceramics.
We’ve all been told at one time or another that we should drink more water. Maybe your doctor mentioned it during an appointment, an athletic coach said something at practice, or a health teacher covered the benefits of water and body function in class. It could be something as simple as a parent telling you to drink more water in order to get you to quit drinking all the soda. Whatever the source, the bottom line is water is good for you.
The News-Review reporters recall Oct. 1 coverage Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series on the media’s role in the community. The article contains profanity and possible triggers. The tendency to blame the messenger rather than the message may be human nature; it certainly has been applied universally to the media who report disasters and tragedies such as UCC’s Oct. 1 school shooting. But is that anger misplaced?
Although virtual reality has been around since the 1950s, VR is just now getting a foothold. Facebook, which owns the rights to Oculus Rift, is trying to push virtual reality into the mainstream. Sony is also currently processing pre-orders on a VR system that will be ready to ship by October. Microsoft also just opened their VR HoloLens software to U.S. and Canada developers who join their Windows Insider program and agree to provide development feedback.
Spring chinook salmon have started their run through the Umpqua River. This can be an anxious time of year for anglers, environmentalists and biologists. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, last year’s fish count showed a significant decrease in the number of spring chinook migrating through the Winchester fish ladder, reminiscent of low numbers from 2005 to 2008.
Questions are being asked about what has changed in the six months since Oct. 1 to make students, faculty and staff feel more secure and safe. In an editorial printed in The News Review April 14, Roseburg psychiatrist Scott Mendelson asked, “Six months later, what has changed to lessen the likelihood of another senseless mass-murder by an angry, gun-toting young man?” His answer — “nothing. Nor do I see that anything will be done soon to improve our chances of remaining safe. We continue to sink into the morass while sighing, crossing our fingers and spouting platitudes.”
The UCC geology club was recently granted $1,000 from the Bureau of Land Management and other agencies to help fund a stream table and research into fish habitats. The club plans to use the grant to visit elementary and middle schools to teach younger students about stream environments and their geology.
Since her first year of teaching at UCC, Susan Rochester, chair of the Fine Art department, wanted to do something to cover the plain 50-by-5 foot wall behind the Fine Arts building. She had pondered various options, but when her student Kindra Neely wanted to do a more permanent art project before she graduates, the two decided on covering the walls with beautiful glass tiles in many different shapes and patterns. Originally, the idea was to create abstract circles and swirls in tile, but the horror of Oct. 1 led them to something more memorable, a mosaic.
The arrival of spring brings with it the perfect weather for planting. Regardless of where you live – in a house or an apartment – your options aren’t limited to just flowers. Even the most space challenged can grow a salad garden. All you need is a large container, or several smaller containers, potting soil for the containers and the plants.
Paul Morgan, adjunct astronomy instructor, has dreamed about having a state of the art observatory at UCC for many years. With help from the community that dream is slowly becoming a reality. Four telescopes are expected to be operational near the Tower Building this June.