Building rapport with professors may sound challenging to some students or inconsequential to others, but this communication is considered a tool for student achievement.  “By forming a bond with a professor, students are more likely to access the informative, helpful guidance most teachers are willing to offer,” reports an article byContinue Reading

The Associated Students of Umpqua Community College leadership team is currently holding elections for officer positions. ASUCC plans and executes weekly events on campus, confers with planning committees and actively influences the campus learning environment. Known as student government, this collective of students is responsible for the myriad of activitiesContinue Reading

While UCC often provides basic resources for students in need such as school supplies, hygiene items and food boxes, many students’ necessities and desires go unfulfilled. Luckily retailers recognize the struggles of most college students and have developed discounts giving students a well-deserved financial break. Luckily and well-deserved are opinion words. They need to be deleted. (We could bothContinue Reading

UCC is hiring two new vice presidents; one for academic services and one for student services. The college’s current president, Rachel Pokrandt, is choosing to return to the traditional VP administration structure instead of the previous provost structure that combined these two positions under president Debra Thatcher. A hiring committeeContinue Reading

Mind over matter may be seen as a mantra for achievement, but most successful people suggest taking a break and re-evaluating how sustained herculean effort affects health. One UCC student shared his story about finding balance through school. Kodi Fisher, a second-year UCC student, spent five years of  his youngContinue Reading

First-time renters are competing currently with previous homeowners, due to extremes within this housing market, to get a rental agreement approved. Preparing ahead of time will greatly increase the chances of getting approved. “Preparing documents beforehand will greatly reduce the stress involved in the rental application process,” Michelle Dellit says.Continue Reading

While UCC students have begun to return to in-person learning, the campus still resembles a ghost town. To get students back on campus, ASUCC has been scheduling an assortment of events and activities in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center. “The events are fun and almost always include food and drink.Continue Reading