Douglas County educators are working to double the percentage of students proficient or advance in math and science. Only about 42 percent of all Oregon students (elementary, middle, and high school) for 2016-17 met the progress measure and only about 43 percent met the intermediate level (level 3) for math, according to the Oregon Statewide Report Card. The 2019 Steam Extravaganza took place on campus Saturday, May 18. This free event was put on by the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub. The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub works together to unite schools and engage students in interactive events and workshops. STEAM stands for science, education, engineering, andRead More →

Autism Awareness Month

UCC spreads awareness to those with ASD April is World Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 was the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Communities all around the world, including at UCC, showed their support and recognition of those living with autism by wearing the color light blue. Autism Awareness month helps educate the community about accepting and supporting those living with autism, especially in schools and public places. Sophia Garcia, UCC’s accommodations specialist for accessibility services, states that autism awareness month is important: “There are a lot of students on campus that fit into that autism spectrum, and we want them to feel includedRead More →

Douglas County has an alarming problem with domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual assault. In one recent year alone, according to the Department of Human Services, the county called in domestic violent reports 2,316 times. The county also reported 27 instances of stalking and 161 calls of sexual assault. UCC’s Veronica Joyce is trying to reduce these crimes and help the people hidden behind the numbers. As part of her efforts, she is putting on “A Window Between Worlds:” A Kiss is Not a Promise” Monday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Student Center. “Everybody has different boundaries,Read More →

Due to a commitment to provide academic opportunities to all Americans, Congress has created assistance for low-income and/or first-generation college students to help them successfully complete community college in order to transfer to a University. At UCC, that program is called TOP or TRiO. “The TRIO: Student Support Service Transfer Opportunity Program, is a program designed to help students transfer from the community college level to the university level and serve low-income, first generation, or students experiencing a disability, and help them through the whole process,” says Les Rogers, the director of the Transfer Opportunity Program. The program, known affectionately as TOP, is 100 percentRead More →