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

For many students, funding for college is the difference between following a career path that aligns with their passions or just getting a job.   College students have the unique struggle of trying to prioritize school while being continually pressured to prioritize everything else. The Revealing Institutional Strengths and Challenges groupContinue Reading

As a wrap up to our series on mental health, The Mainstream asked UCC students to share what they do to help relieve the stress and anxiety that comes from attending college during a pandemic. Within a few hours of putting out a request for information, many students sent usContinue Reading

Editor’s note: We kept student interviews anonymous because of the stigma associated with mental health. Students were all interviewed in January 2022. It starts in the belly, the knot of tension that makes every other part of the body keyed up and ready to run from a tiger; but thereContinue Reading

During the pandemic more than physical health has been at stake; mental health has been challenged.  There is a need for healthy coping strategies to deal with the myriad of problems students and staff face that cause anxiety and depression.  This list is based on a collection of evidence-based studiesContinue Reading

While pandemic stress and fatigue have put more stress on college students than ever before, neurodivergent students like Jane, a pre-med major at UCC, especially have had their own unique set of challenges. A neurotypical person navigating the pandemic is now experiencing struggles similar to the level of upheaval aContinue Reading

Esports, eSports, and E-sports; no matter how you spell it, the term generally refers to competitions held over popular video games. The name, short for “electronic sports,” originated in the 1950s and the gaming sport has grown considerably since the 90’s with the rise of console gaming and high-speed internet.Continue Reading

Q: What is your position’s role for UCC?A: The Department of Communications and Marketing is all about connecting students to UCC. Each student’s life transformed contributes to strengthening our rural community. We are focused on connecting individuals and teams to deliver marketing and communications utilizing the latest technologies to reachContinue Reading

Centerstage Swanson Amphitheatre buzzed with improbable alien activity for three weeks in October as the theatre department’s community theatre project opened with their first show of the school year, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Plays,” based on the iconic space comedy written by Douglas Adams. The production opened justContinue Reading

UCC honors students at the 2021 Honor and Award virtual ceremony This year 42 students have been selected by UCC staff to receive the Outstanding student award. These students received this award at the 2021 Honors and Awards Virtual Recognition ceremony, on May 26, 2021. After the event, these outstandingContinue Reading

Scholarship award spotlight on PTK officer and Mainstream managing editor Involved in multiple aspects of campus life, Faith Byars has dedicated herself to academics and outreach projects.  Byars, a homeschooled student until her start at UCC says she has thrived in the college classroom environment. “College is very similar toContinue Reading

Lone Rock Resources (re)growing Douglas County after 2020 wildfires Wildfire recovery and replanting is not a simply or easy process, and the timber industry has a lot of ground to cover before forest recovery is complete. Lone Rock Resources, one of Douglas County’s largest timber companies, is looking toward theirContinue Reading