The North Umpqua River, the lifeblood of this community, flows from its source at Maidu Lake beneath Mt. Thielsen and winds its way to Winchester Bay, all the while staying within the confines of Douglas County, making it truly our river. For the last several decades, the king of that river has been Bill Blodgett. Read More
Over 500 students from community colleges and universities across the state gathered in Salem April 25 for the Oregon Student Rally for Higher Education. The rally was organized by the Oregon Student Association, a student-led advocacy group that represents the interests of Oregon students in post-secondary education. Read More
Some people wear their heart on their sleeves; others wear their personality in a hat. Professor Suzanne Schultz, known on campus for wearing vintage hats almost every day, uses her wardrobe as an example of individualism. However, this nostalgic style will come to an end with Schultz’s retirement July 1.
Students and faculty will honor Schultz for her many contributions to UCC by having a campus-wide Schultz Hat Day Friday, May 24. Schultz’s department chair, Paula Usrey, is urging everyone to wear a hat to honor the psychology professor. Read More
UCC is still struggling to get a grip on the financial chaos caused by student loans which haven’t been repaid. The current student loan default rate is 23.9 percent, up a substantial amount from the 17.5 percent in 2011-2012. Read More
Most public universities in Oregon require students to provide official medical immunizations records, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Students who plan to transfer to any four year college or university can plan on being asked for up-to-date vaccine records. Read More
Reporter Rebecca Hallgrimson offers some very important information about filing for graduation. Watch the Video
New Performing Arts Director Stephanie Newman has come to Umpqua Community College with new ideas and new ways to teach drama students.
Newman taught at performing arts colleges in Hollywood and New York as well as acted in several roles. She came to Roseburg because of the community’s great love of the arts.
“People from Eugene and as far as Portland come to watch plays at UCC, it’s wonderful to be in such a great program,” Newman said. Read More
Over 200 community leaders, educators and area business people were in attendance for the “Bridges Out of Poverty” Conference held April 10 at the Winston Community Center. The conference, sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Partnership, featured guest speaker, Terie Dreussi-Smith, co-author of the book Bridges Out of Poverty, Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Read More
The school board is near approving a $10 per credit tuition increase. The increase has already been approved at the first of two board meetings; the first held on April 10. The next and final reading will be held May 8, where the board will vote for or against this increase. If approved, changes in tuition will take effect summer term of this year. Read More
Questions regarding the UCC policy on concealed weapons and/or knives on campus have been raised following recent events on campus, such as students expressing concerns over how knives are being used on campus. Director of Safety, Security and Custodial Steve Buchko addressed these concerns, saying that the incidences would have been recorded on the security cameras that have been recently placed around campus, in places such as the library. Read More
The Culinary Arts program partnered with Mercy Medical Center to develop some low fat health menu items for Mercy’s March Facebook theme. Read More
Reporter Rebecca Hallgrimson sheds some light on the transition process from a community college to a University. Featuring an interview with Transfer Opportunity Program director Corrie Sommerfield. Read More
The Student Life office, open in the Campus Center and run by Director Marjan Coester, provides opportunities for students to enjoy club life — campus club life. Coester has information about which clubs are currently active and when and where they meet. Read More
While many major scholarship application deadlines may have passed, like the Oregon State Access Commission (OSAC) scholarships and several four-year college foundation scholarships like Southern Oregon University and Portland State University, students can still apply to other scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read More
The Mainstream student newspaper is sponsoring a poetry contest for UCC students which will run the month of April. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets. The contest is open to all students meeting contest guidelines, and entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see contest rules. Read More
Open Education Week, a week set aside to help spread awareness of numerous free online resources available to students and teachers, this year falls during dead week, March 11-15. Read More
For a dare, would you go without a shower for three days? Sleep on anything BUT your own bed? Seek out free medical care for your dental needs?
Staff members Caroline Hopkins, April Hamlin and Danielle Haskett did each of these things as part of a campus initiative to increase awareness of issues many college students face. Read More
UCC is considering replacing the college pool’s liner in an effort to get the pool operational after funding for a complete remodel has failed to materialize.
“We are looking at a Renosys liner as an option at a cost of approximately $200,000,” Director of Facilities Jess Miller said. According to UCC President Joe Olson, there is the possibility of sufficient operational funds to cover this. Read More
Registration is opening soon for spring term. Students must check their earned credit hours in order to find out the earliest date they can register. Read More
Red hearts signify Valentine’s Day, but this year they are also part of a UCC student campaign to raise support for the tuition equity bill, this year’s H.B. 2787, currently in the Oregon legislature.
Students have been colorfully decorating the hearts at the Campus Center during the first two weeks of February in anticipation of the hearts being delivered to the state capitol in Salem on Feb. 13. Read More
Full time employees can enroll now for free access to the Fitness Center by calling registration or by going to the registrar's office. Read More
Faculty and staff were complimented for their dedication and determination to help students succeed by evaluators for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in the recent accreditation report now available on the college website.
The committee also made a few recommendations for how UCC can provide better services. Read More
Students and faculty will find some big changes soon when using the printers at UCC. The GoPrint system currently in use in the library is to be implemented in all computer labs by fall of the 2013-2014 school year.
GoPrint is a print management system which requires the user to go to a kiosk or to software installed on a computer first to get documents released before the printer will actually print them. The idea behind the system is to cut down on unnecessary or duplicate printing of the same documents. Read More