Professor Jillanne Michell is taking her first sabbatical to study Shakespeare in England after 20 years teaching Shakespeare and other literature classes at UCC, including women’s literature, environmental literature, and various other introduction to literature courses. Michell, who will be away from UCC all spring term, will travel with her husband who is a retired UCC English professor also passionate about Shakespeare. The pair will be traveling to London, Stratford and Oxford for three weeks during her time away from teaching. She plans on researching and seeing plays at the Globe Theatre and at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, as well asRead More →

UCC’s nursing program is one of eight regionally approved community colleges with Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs in the state of Oregon. Although recent news reports have pointed to its financial decision to forego national accreditation is due to its no longer being needed, the program is wildly recognized for its rigor and student success with over 85 percent of students passing their state licensing exams.   Amber Wenzl, a first-year student in the program has both endured and excelled so far. She offers some tips on studying and staying motivated. “Take it day by day. It’s a lot of work, and it’s important to wake up every day with a positive attitude,” Wenzl said. Instructor feedback has helped her the most during her first year, Wenzl said. She added that the valuable feedback helps with learning and rememberingRead More →

Community members assembled at Stewart Park for the Martin Luther King’s Day river clean-up on Monday January 21. This volunteer-based event started at 10 a.m. Monday morning underneath the Stewart Park pavilion for a 3-hour long community service act in honor of the King.  Maris Wilson with Umpqua Watersheds and Americorp helped coordinate and lead Monday’s event. As Education Outreach Coordinator, she assisted in rallying people together to help clean up the surrounding area between Stewart Park and Gaddis Park with donated supplies from Umpqua Watersheds and DC Co-op. Wilson said, “I feel really gracious that today’s community came on their day off to pickRead More →