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Graduation traditions haven’t changed much since their beginnings

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Graduations tend to follow certain traditions, though many of us are not sure why.  As we celebrate our successful students we can take a quick trip into the heritage of the familiar things we expect to see on graduation day. Why do we wear the cap and gown? In the early 13th and 14th centuries,…

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Harvey Day, Behind the Scenes

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    Harvey Day has worked at UCC for five years.

Students who have exchanged a wave, smile or otherwise acknowledged the security officers on campus likely have done so with Harvey Day. Among his colleagues, Day has been a security officer at UCC the longest, having started here in February of 2011. Raised in California, Day’s path to his position on campus was somewhat unintentional.…

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Behind the scenes: Diana Kelly

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    Diana Kelly, Program Assistant for Student Life and Campus Engagement Jason Bamburg / The Mainstream

Students who pass through the Student Center on their way to the cafeteria, the TRiO program, Veterans Services, ASUCC, the peer mentors program or other services most likely don’t realize they are walking right through an office. “I have the biggest office on campus,” Diana Kelly says, waving an arm at the entire lobby area.…

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Counseling resources

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    Services are being offered in ESB building Jason Bamburg / The Mainstream

When the words “…should talk to a therapist” or “…should really see someone about this” enter a conversation, it may sound more of a condemnation than practical advice to many of us. “This isn’t a thoughtful recommendation of a valid path to health, it’s an insult,” said Ryan Howes, Ph.D. in an essay for Psychology…

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Persuasion in the Post-Truth Era

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Note: Information and extracts from The Washington Post, New York Times and the Guardian Hundreds of scientists recently gathered in Boston’s Copley Square to rally against what they say is a “direct attack” on research and facts by the new Republican administration. Though specific calls to action were not made clear, neither are the goals…

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Degree Works database: know your academic status now

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    Geneva Sadler, Christa Clausen and Rachael Doyle gather in the Student Success Center. Jason Bamburg / The Mainstream

The Ellucian Degree Works database has been one of the improvements added to the student self-service banner at UCC, funded through the federal 2001 Title III act that helps institutes of higher education expand their capacities to serve students of all income levels. Although this tool was rolled out in the fall of 2015, many…

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Paying for school with scholarships

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Students who hear about others studying under scholarships may have the fallacious impression that scholarship programs are only for those with exceptional grades, skills, or circumstances. This idea is not always true. Large sums of money set aside for scholarship programs go unused every year due to lack of applicants. The application process for most…

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Campus Resources 101

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This is part 2 of the Campus Resources 101 article. See issue 43.2 at mainstreamonline.org which explains services in the student center. Reading, researching and remembering are common threads to students of many fields, and help in these areas is available where a lot of student research information is found; in the campus library.  …

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Campus Resources 101

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    Katie McCardell studies dental assistance in the TRiO/TOP Center.

The first few days of a new term can even be trying for returning students. New students in particular can feel overwhelmed by all of the handouts, materials and information presented to them. Though we’re encouraged to ask any questions of the faculty, staff  and peers, it is useful to know the best places where…

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