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Arts and crafts fair
The fair will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Lobby. A variety of handmade items from a selection of local arts and crafts vendors will be available for purchase.
Northwest Native Voices lectures
As a part of the Northwest Native Voices series, there will be several free lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Jacoby Lobby. See the Full Schedule
Red Cross blood drive
On May 14, a blood drive will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Jacoby Lobby. Appointments must be scheduled in advance; unfortunately no walk-in donors will be able to be accommodated. Read More
ASUCC elections
Candidates Forum will be May 16 at Noon in the Campus Center Dining Room. Come and hear from the candidates for ASUCC leadership positions for 2014-2015. Free pizza and drinks will be served.
Grand opening for UCC pool
The grand opening of the pool will be from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on May 17. There will be free recreational swimming for all ages, pool games, and contests. The Dodgeball tournament will be next door in the gym starting at 10 a.m. There will also be barbecue.


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Campus News

Auto shop gets $20,000 donation from Toyota

As a reward for meeting the certifications of Toyota’s affiliated T-TEN program, UCC’s automotive department received an initial $20,000 donation this year from Toyota. Full Story


Students pay as college balances budget

The 2014-15 academic year will begin with a larger financial burden for students as per credit and term fees are increased. Full Story


ASUCC leaders spend as elections near

The ASUCC Student Leadership team, in an attempt to spend down approximately $60,000 in student activity fees saved over the last few years, has finished voting to spend over $18,000 in student projects and is now beginning the process of putting together the student government election for 2014- 2015. Full Story


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Men march against domestic violence

The sounds of dragging heels echoed down Jackson Street April 25 as Douglas County men protesting domestic violence plodded down the pavement in women’s shoes. Full Story


Hiking from Mexico to Canada

Umpqua Community College transfer student, David Henry, has always tried to get the most out of life. Although he is only 32-years-old, he has experienced many adventures but his biggest adventure came on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2008. Full Story


Trails in Douglas County abound

Douglas Umpqua Basin area is renowned as an outdoor recreation wonderland. However, with the sheer volume of hiking destinations, figuring out the best trails can be a daunting task. Read on for a short guide to some of the best local hiking options. Full Story


Independent voters of Oregon seek primary

A growing number of UCC students, local citizens and a few faculty members have recently formed the “Independent Voters of Oregon.” as a way to start doing something about the lack of choices regarding the way our elected officials are selected. Full Story


Standoff in the desert, What's Your Opinion?

The Bureau of Land Management found itself in a standoff with Nevada rancher Clive Bundy and a group of heavily armed supporters earlier this month. We asked students at UCC what they thought of this complex situation. Full Story


New apps promise anonymity

A new generation of anonymous social networks is sweeping the country. Secret, Whisper, and Yik Yak have become popular smart phone apps on many college campuses but it is difficult to discern the actual utility in the midst of all the trolling, threats and slander. Full Story


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