New council seeks student knowledge and experience in designing programs and policy Students who want their voices heard on matters of college improvement and innovation can participate as members of college councils and committees. Students now have the opportunity to change college policy, programs, services, scheduling, retention and the overall college experienceContinue 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

Anonymous donation breathes new life into Lockwood Hall Lockwood Hall recently went through system and structural updates to accommodate the industry standards as well as better meet student needs. Technical students and teachers of Lockwood Hall had been working with insufficient or outdated equipment as well as safety issues.  The project wasContinue Reading

Federal assistance funds new comprehensive student assistance program Life coach Hanna Culbertson and Marjan Coester, director of student engagement, are working to implement a new Student Assistance Program (SAP) utilizing federal COVID funds provided through a Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act CRRSSA grant. This student assistance program can give studentsContinue Reading

ASUCC election and constitutional amendments on the 2021-22 ballot Students can now vote using a Canvas shell for next school year’s ASUCC student government leaders and proposed amendments to the ASUCC constitution are also currently available for review and voting. “UCC’s shared governance model ensures students are represented on its key councilsContinue Reading

Student support and engagement activities kick off for Spring term Finding activities and social community can be difficult under pandemic restrictions. UCC clubs and organizations, while quiet, are still open for student participation.  Several clubs opted to take a break during the lockdowns, but organizations like the UCC student body government ASUCC,Continue Reading

ASUCC, Student Services and organizations provide resources and engagement for UCC students The Student Services program provides students with assistance through the tougher times during a term. The program offers aid in the form of transportation assistance, school supplies, a textbook reserve, and supplemental food boxes. Available services include: EmergencyContinue Reading

ASUCC fee reimbursements: What remaining fees provide for students Every term, fees are collected as part of tuition, allowing all students access to services and activities provided by the Associated Students of Umpqua Community College, ASUCC.  Students have been issued some refunds through account credits for certain programs postponed dueContinue Reading

NWAC guidelines: Athletes compete without spectators UCC athletes have started competing under NWAC pandemic sanctions, including no spectators.  No spectators will be permitted into any NWAC competitions, which can impact competition.  NWAC closed competition last March, nearly a year ago.  UCC men’s basketball was on their way to tournament atContinue Reading