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OSAC Scholarships Applications are now Open
Get a head start on filling out your OSAC scholarship applications this holiday season at www.oregonstudentaid.gov.
International Student Fund
The International Student Fund helps offset the $4,000 deposit required of international students before they can attend UCC under a special tuition waiver program. Read More
Elkton High School Visits
Approximately 40 students from Elkton High School will be visiting college classes on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The high school seniors and juniors will be sitting in on UCC classes in order to get a taste of college course work.
College Council
The next College Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Board Room. Read More
Faculty open forums this winter
Two faculty open forums are scheduled for winter term: Thursday, Jan. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, March 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. The forums are only open to faculty.
Costco appreciation event
Douglas and Coos County school employees can shop at the Roseburg Costco Wholesale without a membership card on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. for the store’s Special Appreciation Event. Read More

The Mainstream Staff

Managing Editor
Alicia Graves
Design Editor
Ginger Johnson
Web Editor
Casey Conemac
Senior Reporter
Vaughn Kness
Theresa Barry
Jamie Glenn
Jacob Lebel
Katie Loomas
Kayla Towers
Jessica Hundley
Office Administrator
Danielle Hart
RJ Harris

Mission Statement

The Mainstream is a designated student forum written to promote the activities, events, and interests of UCC. Its primary focus is on hard news relating to campus events or personnel, especially as students are affected, but features, art work and poetry may be accepted. Any opinions or art presented in The Mainstream do not represent the viewpoint of this newspaper or UCC.

Campus News

Welcome center prepares for opening

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. Full Story


Reifsneider's Non-traditional Art in gallery

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. Full Story


Campus clubs, organizations increase employability

All clubs invite anyone interested in gaining skills to attend a meeting and explore opportunities from becoming involved. Full Story


Campus career and technical programs impress Ukrainian visitors

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. Full Story


How to handle on-campus theft

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. Full Story


Should UCC be a smoke-free campus?

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. Full Story


Disability Service department assists students

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. Full Story


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Art instructor photographs Chernobyl

Susan Rochester, department chair of Fine and Performing Arts visited Ukraine spring 2013 as a part of the UCC team. Rochester, who was on sabbatical, arrived before the team partly in order to photograph the ghost town of Chernobyl. Full Story


Food stamp cuts for the holidays

As the clouds turn dark and rain begins to pour, many underprivileged Oregonians face another cold reality as food stamps nationwide have been reduced just before the holidays. Full Story


A dogged problem: dogs left in cars

Leaving a dog unattended in a vehicle in hot temperatures is an act that can have serious legal ramifications. Yet leaving a pet in a car when the temperatures are cool is not as frequently enforced. UCC, however, does have a policy in place about just such an issue. Full Story


Employers demanding soft skills

The reason that recent graduates may be finding difficulty in obtaining employment in their field of study is a lack of “soft skills.” Soft skills include written and oral communication, adaptability and managing multiple priorities, making decisions and solving problems, planning, organizing, and working with diverse groups of people and leading teams. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Sophomore “sets” up for flower business

Danae Perkey, the sole sophomore on the Riverhawk volleyball team, is traveling the unconventional path to success. She may not go on to play volleyball at a university like many college athletes strive toward. Perkey has a different definition of fulfillment—owning her own flower shop. Full Story


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