What are you doing after UCC? Garrison Leif: I’m going to pursue a life to become a therapist and and am going to achieve my bachelor’s in psychology and then a masters in Portland State.Colleen Jackson: After I graduate I’m actually going to apply for the degree partnership through always OSU and stay at UCC for one more year. After that, I plan to go to OSU to major in chemistry and going to a Pharmacy program.Alec Hillman: I’m heading to Old College in Alberta, Canada on an athletic scholarship to play basketball. Where do you see yourself in five years from now? Leif: InRead More →

How old were you when you started teaching at UCC? I was 52 when I started teaching at UCC in 2004. Why UCC? Ageism led me to Roseburg. I had lived in the Portland Metro area most of my life. When I wanted to start my encore career as a fulltime speech teacher, I knew I was qualified, but I didn’t realize that being older might be a barrier for me. When I had interviews with people who were the same age as my children, I realized getting my dream job was going to be a bit more complicated than I’d anticipated. Let’s face it,Read More →

Bart Copeland retiring at age 85 spent everyday living the postman’s oath “Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Stay These Couriers From The Swift Completion Of Their Appointed Rounds.” Bart will forever be known as a celebrity on UCC campus. Bart has been working hard ever since he was a little kid. He said “My folks taught me how to work hard.” His father owned a ranch and a feeding store. He told how he remembered mowing the lawn, milking cows, and feeding the animals on the ranch. When he got older, he began working at the movie theater selling tickets andRead More →

The February snowstorm led to the loss of many campus trees. To counteract the losses, ASUCC put together a tree planting ceremony. The snowpocalypse,  also known as Snowstorm Ryan, left the once beautiful campus looking in ruins with down trees and fallen debris. Pamela Goodwin, the ASUCC Event Coordinator, noticed both staff and student concern about the campus’s appearance. “I am a firm believer that, if you don’t like something, find a way to change it.” To make that change, clubs came together on Friday, May 10 to replant trees on UCC’s campus. A total of 16 trees were planted. Staff and students planted sixRead More →

The damage done to UCC’s campus brought on by the snowpocalypse three months ago led to a dilemma about the hole in the bookstore roof: Repair or Replace? UCC’s school board decided to remove the roof due to the internal damage to the building beyond the hole in the roof as well as a desire to strengthen the roof for future storms. During the process of repair, students and staff only saw the external reconstruction of the roof by Roseburg Roofing and Steve Songer Construction, who provided their services as well. Limb Walkers Tree Services also removed the tree off the roof as part ofRead More →

The UCC bookstore roof, damaged from heavy snows in March, is being repaired by Roseburg Roofing. To help fund the bookstore roof repair, $150,000 was transferred from UCC’s general fund, according to the May UCC board report. The old roof was removed and new roofing material installed during a period of sunny skies in late April and early May. The bookstore was open during the process with taping around the sidewalk to protect students and staff.Read More →

The physical toll of running three miles is nowhere near the physical toll of running three miles with nearly insurmountable obstacles along the way. It’s also nowhere near the accomplishment. UCC is the first and only college in the nation to field an Obstacle Course Race team. Here the team is coached by Andrea Bowden, a certified health coach and certified personal trainer. The team participated this year in races such as the Spartan competition and the Warrior Dash. Their hope has been to reach out to other U.S. college athletic directors to get them to participate in these races in order to legitimize thisRead More →

How to manage your time The beginning of a new term means the beginning of a new busy schedule. For college students, an overloaded schedule can easily lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed, unmotivated and out of time. This is when the importance of time management comes into action. Anna Heinrich gives suggestions on how to better manage your time in her article 7 Effective Time Management Tips for College Students. She provides a way to get started. 1: “Write down everything.” Make sure to write notes in lectures and record all announcements given in class. Never rely on just a mental note aboutRead More →

Former UCC graduate Summer Fry has created a safe space, an artistic community, an empowering support network, and a place for women to be accepted and encouraged by other women through the art of dance. Fry is the founder of a movement studio located in downtown Roseburg. “We unite around the desire to provide safe spaces for women to use their voice, honor their bodies, and discover what empowerment means to each person. We believe that in these spaces women can heal through elevated confidence and together we become a more resilient community,” Nicole Rodriguez, a member of the Diva Dancers, explains. “Our dance familyRead More →

As a college student, you will eventually feel crushed underneath the workload of tuition, assignments, studying, grades, and all your responsibilities. Taking care of yourself tends to be forgotten. But self-care may be the difference between your passing or failing both as a student and as a human. Haley Cummings in a Collegiate Times article explains, “Self-care means taking time to improve mental, emotional and physical health.” Crucial steps to self-health is knowing yourself. Take the time to recognize the things that bring you joy and define you as a person, she suggets. The American Psychological Association illustrates the risks of unresolved stress. There isRead More →

Headline: Student participation in college planning less than needed, something UCC‘s College Council hopes to change Few students know what UCC’s College Council is, let alone how to access it.  But they should because the council helps the study body know about coming issues, such as possible tuition and fee raises. For students to understand College Council they must know its main purpose for existing. College Council is  “a primary recommending body reporting to the president regarding governance, policy, and inter campus relations. A key role for the council is to determine the best manner of communication for policy changes,” according to Vincent Yip, a CollegeRead More →

Midterms mean study time and quizzes, but for the physics 104 general science course midterm was time for teamwork. Mick Davis, physics professor, assigned a midterm group project to build a functioning hydraulic arm out of cardboard and hot glue that could curl weight. To build the arms, the class used instructions from the textbook that Davis has been writing himself. Davis’s book has recently been featured in the first issue of the International Journal of Open Educational Resources.The textbook teaches physics principles through the functions of the human body relating to force, balance, torque, levers, and mechanics. The arm had to meet the sameRead More →