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Spring registration dates
Registration is opening soon for spring term. Students can begin registering based on their overall earned credit hours (credits earned after a course is graded). Read More
UCC Foundation scholarships open
The UCC Foundation is now accepting applications for both Foundation scholarships and outside scholarships. The process will close March 14. Read More
ASUCC cupcake decorating activity
The student leadership team is hosting a cupcake decorating event Feb. 26 from 12-2 p.m. in Campus Center. For more information, contact Student Life Director Marjan Coester at marjan.coester@umpqua.edu or call 541-440-7749.
Cuentame Coyote
The Milagro Theatre’s touring bilingual production of Cuéntame Coyote will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Centerstage Theatre in Whipple Fine Arts building. The show is free to attend. Read More
Pickleball Course to be offered spring term
Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines badminton, tennis and table tennis. The game is played with a hard paddle and a smaller version of a wiffle ball. Cheryl Yoder will be teaching the courses MWF 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm.
Foundation seeks wine donations
The UCC Foundation is seeking wine donations for its Wheel of Wine activity at the Greatest of the Grape celebration on March 1 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort. 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.


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Campus News

UCC Scholars to offer free tuition for fall 2014

High school graduates in the UCC district who meet GPA eligibility now have an opportunity to receive a free community college education. Full Story


Donors assist with opening of new Veterans Center

Veterans at UCC can find a place to study, unwind, and get assistance in the new Veterans Center. The Center, located in the Education Skills Building, is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Full Story


Preparing for the virtual future

Managing software installations and computer lab updates on campus may get faster and cheaper soon if a concept to change PCs to terminals, moving software and systems to servers instead of desktops. Full Story


Admin building now Welcome Center

Those needing help with registration, admissions or cashiering should go to the Welcome Center (the old Administration building), and students needing assistance in counseling, financial aid or student life should revert to Campus Center. Full Story


A New Book, a New Chapter, a New Life

David Hutchison, who has been the library director for close to 20 years, will retire and end a chapter in the book of his life. Full Story


Bilan fills vacancy on ASUCC student leadership team

This term, the ASUCC Student Leadership Team has recruited Violeta Bilan as Activities Officer for the remainder of the year. The position was vacant since fall term after the previous officer was removed. Full Story


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Driest year on record

The North Umpqua is full to the brim, the ground is soaked and it would seem that any thoughts of a drought must have vanished with the rain and snow of the last several weeks. But this is an illusion, a magic trick performed by nature. The drought is still here. Full Story


Eyes that tell a thousand “tails”

Looking into the eyes of an animal at shelter is a heartbreaking experience. Either the sad eyes of an innocent creature shine forth or the feral eyes of a captured savage. These animals have not had an easy life. Full Story


Umpqua Singers jazzed about performance

In spite of a small crowd, the Umpqua Singers filled Jacoby Auditorium with a jazzy fusion of vocal ecstasy Feb. 6. The Umpqua Singers opened in preparation for Marti Mendenhall and the Moment’s Notice performance. Full Story


War Horse gallops onto Centerstage screen

UCC’s theater department in conjunction with London’s National Theater will broadcast the long running Handspring Puppet Company’s production of War Horse Feb. 27 through March 2 on the screen in the Centerstage theater located in the Whipple Fine Arts building. Full Story


Dental Van offers free dental care

If you have dental needs and do not have the resources necessary to receive treatment, you have an opportunity to apply for care before noon, Feb. 24. Full Story


Free tuition in Oregon’s future?

The struggles of financial aid and the nightmare of student debt may become a thing of the past. If the Oregon House and Gov. John Kitzhaber approve SB 1524, all high school graduates may get free community college education. Full Story


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UCC Sports

Riverhawks devour Lane

In the biggest basketball game of the year for Umpqua Community College, (18-5, 7-1 South) Kyndal Charleston came through at the most important time. Full Story


Second half Titans

It was a tale of two halves for the UCC men’s squad in a Feb. 5 loss to the Lane Titans (12-11, 5-4 South). After a hard-fought first half battle, Lane capitalized on their size in the backcourt and handed the Riverhawks (5-16, 1-8 South) an 86-67 setback. Full Story


Enter the house of Payne

With the kind of season that 5’11’’ freshman guard Ashli Payne has been having, opponents in the NWAACC take notice.  Payne’s 53 point performance in a Feb. 1 victory against Portland spoke volumes. Payne recorded one of the greatest individual performances in UCC women’s basketball history. Full Story


The Stricklin effect

Umpqua Community College will never have to worry about hindsight following a 1995 decision that made Dave Stricklin, head coach of its women’s basketball team. Now into his 19th season, the success of UCC basketball is evident. Full Story


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