Since the winter term of 2017, Umpqua Community College has been working hard on upgrading and improving the slow internet speeds and connectivity issues on campus. Some students are already seeing improvements in the network, while others are not. Jakob Bergman, an engineer major, said the network has been “a little better.” Tanner McCue, another engineer major, thought the network’s speed has had little to no difference, saying it has been “marginally different, but still overall bad.” Those who have not seen a change with the internet may need to give it some time. UCC is still working on adding a couple of more improvements
Umpqua Community College is going to be hosting the Roseburg Summer Fun camps for children from first to tenth grade starting on June 19. These camps are set up by UCC’s Coordinator of Personal Enrichment, Candice Van Loon. Van Loon has run the camps by herself for the past two years; however, the camps have been a part of UCC for eight years. This year, the camps for children grades first through third will include themes of Harry Potter, Frozen, Ninja Warriors, Lil’ Chefs and Wild about Animals. The camps’ morning and afternoon sessions will both cost $109 or a full day price of $199.
The Oregon Promise is a state sponsored scholarship awarded to high school graduates planning on spending the next two years or less studying at a community college. According to Rebecca Redell, Umpqua Community College’s vice president of administrative services and chief financial officer, UCC has 222 students who earned the Oregon Promise scholarship this year. The Oregon Promise program requires being a recent Oregon graduate of no more than six months with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be an Oregon resident for at least one year prior to applying and must complete a Free Application For Student Aid, often referred to as the FAFSA.
When your role model is one of the top 50 winningest high school coaches of all time, and when that role model honors you with a scholarship, you want to make that man proud as you follow in his legacy. New UCC wrestling coach Kyle Temple, a graduate of Sweet Home High School, is following Norm Davis, his role model, in his career decision to build a legacy. Davis was a wrestling coach at Sweet Home High School for 30 years. After those 30 years, Davis was honored in 1997 by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with their Lifetime Service to Wrestling award for
The year is 1989. The United States’ women’s wrestling team is competing for the first time at the world championships in Switzerland. Asia DeWeese, UCC’s new wrestling coach, is there earning what she calls “my greatest achievement.” “I was part of the first women’s national team that went to world championships,” DeWeese says. In a time when “USA wrestling didn’t want us” and when their team “didn’t get any money,” she and her teammates were competing against the odds. In spite of the odds, coach DeWeese won second at the 1989 world championships, her biggest wrestling accolade. DeWeese wasn’t always respected, however. When she was
Staff shares their March Madness picks The single largest college basketball tournament known as March Madness is almost among us. This is the tournament where, literally, anything can happen. From a broken leg mid play, to an amazing upset at the final buzzer, March Madness is one of the most exciting sports events in the country. Multiple professionals along with 40 million amateurs will attempt to choose which team is the best of the best. In my opinion, the Oregon Ducks are this year’s best of the best. With only four losses and the Pac-12 player of the year, Dillon Brooks, the Ducks look like
The Speech 219 class was given an end of the term assignment administered by Adjunct Speech Communication faculty member Dustin Cosby, regarding a project to benefit students. Participants in the class created a multiple day event from March 6 to March 8 in the student center that had given several students a chance to relax, according to class member Pamela Bordenave. The Express Yourself event was created to help students take their mind off of finals week by creating multiple types of art that represented each student’s own self. Activities such as coloring sheets, paintings and clay sculptures were presented during the event for others
Slow wifi speed has been an issue for UCC students and staff. According to Stephouse, a business that specializes in creating wireless networks, the average speed in the U.S. is around 11 and one-half mbps (megabits per second).A free online internet speed test provided by Ookla last week showed that the download speed on UCC’s guest network was around three mbps, almost as slow as dsl (digital subscriber line). Students and faculty are asking why it is so slow. Kathy Thomason, a network administrator for UCC, says that the UCC guest wifi network is purposely throttled (slowing down a network’s bandwidth to prevent bandwidth hogging).
A college student’s life can both be very stressful as well as busy. From making sure you are prepared for a test to hoping you don’t forget to eat breakfast the next day, there is a lot on a student’s plate, but “life hacks” can make a student’s life a little more easy. One of the most effective life hacks includes using different colored pens and highlighters while taking notes. Because color is more appealing to humans versus black and white, colored notes are easier to remember. An article published by the National Institute of Health, “The Influence of Colour on Memory Performance”, states that
It is now official: in the fall term of 2017-18, the Riverhawks will add six new sports programs for students to participate in. These new sports will include wrestling, cross country and obstacle racing for men and women. Craig Jackson, UCC’s new athletic director, is expanding the college’s sports programs partly to help increase enrollment. Jackson is looking at these new teams from an “enrollment perspective,” meaning that “six teams add 85 students to UCC.” With the potential extra students, UCC will receive more funding, making more programs for all students to enjoy. If these new programs are successful, students can hopefully expect even more