When snowflakes began to drop on Sunday night February 24, many people were excited. But as the snow continued, excitement soon turned to dread as the snow piled and trees began to snap, causing property damage throughout Douglas County, including at UCC, with no stopping in sight. Because of the snow, branches began to break or press over power lines from the weight of the snow. Even power poles began to fall, creating a domino effect that shut electricity and closed roads and businesses. Umpqua Community College, like nearly all of Douglas County, had to close for five days during week eight of the termRead More →

“Everything happens for a reason,” writer and director Martin Follose told the cast of “Fading Gray” in their below stage dressing room as they donned their costumes and make-up in preparation for opening night. This wasn’t the first time this play had been performed. Six years ago, “Fading Gray” premiered for the first time at Riddle High School where Follose worked as a drama teacher. Then two years later, he sent his revised play to the UACT board only to be rejected. “At first I was angry, but after working with this cast, I realized that this play was meant to wait for them. HadRead More →

ASUCC hosted the very first “Share the Love Luncheon” on Thursday, February 14. Senator Kayla Puckett manned a booth in front of the cafeteria helping students get their free tickets for the pasta lunch with a choice of red or white sauce, a salad and bread. The lunch began at 11 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. The event was planned by ASUCC Activities Officer Pamela Goodwin. “I think we needed more campus engagement” Goodwin said. Because she knew that many people are alone on Valentine’s Day as well as Thanksgiving, she decided that “everyone can be UCC’s Valentine.” UCC student Sienna Lejeune came toRead More →