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Graduation deadline
The Admissions office wants to remind students that the deadline for filing for spring and summer graduation is Jan. 31. They recommend students file one term before the term of expected graduation. Read More
Employment Academy
In order to assist students in finding and keeping a great job, the Employment Academy is offering free meetings Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon in Jackson Hall, room 16. Students can show up to as many meetings as they desire; no registration or fee is required. Read More
Transitions Academy
Students are invited to the Transitions Academy which explores college options in career and technical as well as in academic programs. The Transitions Academy’s goal is to give students exposure to majors in order to make wise decisions about future careers. Read More
Pearl Street Quartet
The Pearl Street Quartet will hold a concert at First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 pm. Admission at the door is $7 per person or $15 per family. The group, while native to Eugene, performs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Read More
Winter graduation will be held Jan. 24 in Jacoby Auditorium at 7 p.m. for students who have earned their general education development certificates and adult high school diplomas.
W.O.W. Hall events
Multiple events will be held January, 2014 at the W.O.W. Hall in Eugene. Tickets can be purchased through ticketweb.com, and prices vary according to the event. Read More
Important FAFSA Dates
FAFSA and scholarship deadlines are right around the corner. The application becomes avaliable January 1st, and the Oregon Opportunity Grant is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Read More
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
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.


The Mainstream Staff

Managing Editor
Alicia Graves
Design Editor
Ginger Johnson
Web Editor
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Theresa Barry
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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

Struggle between students and financial aid

Although financial aid has already been dispersed, students complain about the process. If there is one thing the people working in the financial aid office would like students to know, it is this: they are there for you. Full Story


Resources for students

Many students can barely find funds for their tuition and fees; how are they supposed to pay for meals and transportation as well, especially at the beginning of the term before financial aid checks arrive? For students signed up for financial aid, UCC has options. Full Story


Website reinvented to better serve students

The new Umpqua Community College website is now available on campus computers which hopes to go live by the end of January. The site, which uses a Joomla content management system, features a cleaner, more modern look, easier navigation, a working search bar and updated information. Full Story


Students warned about GoPrint practices

The GoPrint system in the campus library, which is supposed to help reduce printing costs, has led to an unforeseen issue of student privacy. Students are unknowingly exposing their Social Security numbers, tax and FAFSA information while printing documents containing this information. Full Story


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Student’s surge protector causes fire

Most people buy surge protectors to keep their home safe, but for UCC Graphic Design major Ginger Johnson, that purchase became the source of a nightmare. The surge protector shorted out, and while she and her family were gone, the fire took nearly everything: pets, pictures, artwork, clothes and decades’ worth of memories. All gone. In less than twenty minutes. Full Story


Warming Centers provide safe haven for cold nights

For some college students, their biggest worry is paying for college, but for others, the biggest worry is where to sleep at night. Winter is the hardest time of year for people without homes. However, the Umpqua Valley Warming Center is assisting by providing shelter on nights where the temperature reaches below 30 degrees. Full Story


CDC, Health Department encourage precautions to avoid H1N1 virus

You may not be sick yet, but the flu is definitely here. Currently, 36 states, including Oregon, are reporting widespread outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Oregon alone, at least two are dead and 87 hospitalized due to the H1N1 virus. Full Story


Low cost health resources

Knowing when to go to the doctor and how to access low cost resources can help make flu season go a lot smoother and safer. Full Story


Live from London: Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”

UCC’s Centerstage Theatre begins its 2014 season on Jan. 30 with the live broadcast of London’s National Theatre production of “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare. The first showing of Coriolanus at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30 will be live. The additional showings on Friday and Saturday will be a recording of the live show. Full Story


“Coriolanus,” a violent clash of ideologies

Just because many of Shakespeare’s words are still part of our everyday language doesn’t mean, however, that most people are familiar with every Shakespearian play. Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” is relatively unknown. Full Story


Romeo & Juliet, first ever Shakespeare production at UCC

The tragic love story of Romeo & Juliet is coming to Centerstage Feb. 14 through 22. It is the first Shakespeare play to ever be performed at UCC, according to Stephanie Newman, theatre director. Full Story


Businesses to shed corporate ethics

The primary goal of for-profit corporations is to maximize profits for shareholders, but with a recently passed Oregon law, some corporations may soon become a whole lot friendlier. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Basketball Season opens

The men and women played their second home game Jan. 15 against Southwestern Oregon Community College with a win for the women (87-70) and a loss for the men (82-60). Full Story


Baseball proposal going to the Board

After more than 25 years without a baseball team, UCC is looking to bring America’s favorite pastime back to the college. Full Story


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