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Stress Free Zone
The Campus Center Lobby will be transformed by the Student Leadership Team into a Stress Free zone on June 9 and 10. Free healthy snacks will be available. Free massages will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.
Now accepting applications for The Police Reserve Academy
Applications are accepted starting in June. The academy will be held from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays starting Sept. 20. The academy is conducted in conjunction with local law enforcement. There is a mandatory orientation on Sept. 10. Graduation will be in May 2015. For more information or to apply, contact Willbanks at 541-440-7668.
GED, ESL classes start in June
Umpqua Community College will host open orientation sessions for adults wanting to work towards completing their GED or learning English this summer. Orientations are free and required for all new students in the GED or ESL programs. Read More


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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

Graduating Mainstream staff will be missed

As graduation nears, The Mainstream must say goodbye to some of its best. With nearly seven years of combined experience, Susie Day, Don Gilman, Jared Hegg, Alex Ivey and Summer Hall will move on in their story of life, leaving a sizable void in The Mainstream and its family. Full Story


Jacoby award nominee beats odds to graduate

Commencement will be a pinnacle in many students’ lives, but few have faced as many challenges as Human Services student Ursula Angel. For Angel, UCC has been a journey from homelessness to a life of helping others. Full Story


Indoor rock wall coming to campus

The current ASUCC student government approved $8000 for a rock climbing wall to be built in the racquetball court. However, almost immediately afterwards several current and former students raised their voices in protest, stating the rock wall a waste of money and resources. Full Story


SOWI chosen for $180,000 grant

SOWI will receive payments in aggregate of $180,000 over the course of three years to spend on their Grow Our Own job readiness project. This project will work to recruit viticulture and enology students, help train current SOWI students and assist SOWI graduates find jobs. Full Story


Campus housing in discussion

UCC has never had a form of on campus housing for students for the last fifty years. The Foundation has issued a request “to select and contract with a real estate broker to provide real estate services for the organization,” Full Story


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Art exhibit showcases student talent

Students are displaying a wide variety of their artwork in the Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College in the annual student art show now until June 5.  Out of 300 student entries, 59 were selected for display. Full Story


Oregon Shakespeare Festival: “The Tempest”

Amy Fair and Jillanne Michell have brought Shakespeare to life for their students. Each year they offer spring and summer term literature classes the chance to attend plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Full Story


Climbing class completes epic ascent

For the last seven years, Orton has added a twist to his spring Rock 2 classes, a horizontal traverse between the towers of Old Man and Old Woman rocks off the North Umpqua Highway. Full Story


Summer Botany class goes on the road

From the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range, Botany professor Ken Carloni has been opening the eyes of students and community members to a whole new world with his annual field botany tour. Full Story


Elected officials represent top elites

With Congress currently polling at 80 percent disapproval and waves of special interest money flooding politics, many people believe that representative democracy is slowly slipping away, but they are wrong — the republic is already dead. Full Story


I’m not that Mike Lyon

A woman that I went out with recently Googled my name.  No big deal, really, a lot of stuff out there that I am proud of, in fact, I encouraged it.    I hadn’t done it in a while, so I Googled myself, and there it was — my name and the words “arrested for filming sex acts.” Full Story


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