How to manage your time The beginning of a new term means the beginning of a new busy schedule. For college students, an overloaded schedule can easily lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed, unmotivated and out of time. This is when the importance of time management comes into action. Anna Heinrich gives suggestions on how to better manage your time in her article 7 Effective Time Management Tips for College Students. She provides a way to get started. 1: “Write down everything.” Make sure to write notes in lectures and record all announcements given in class. Never rely on just a mental note aboutRead More →

Emily Warren

Emily Warren Chosen for Commencement Speaker There is every reason in the world to celebrate success, but every good success story always has a falling action, something that requires the protagonist to rise above the rest. This success story is about Emily Warren, a 20-year-old UCC student chosen to be the student commencement speaker at graduation this spring and winner of the All-Oregon Academic Team 2019. Emily Warren, the winner of the All-Oregon Academic Team 2019 award, knows both the depths of life’s struggles and the height of achievement. She also knows that these journeys are better with company. “One thing I work hard toRead More →

UCC approved not a $3 tuition increase as previously forecast for next year but a $4 per credit tuition increase with a $3 per credit instructional fee increase. Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year will be $97 per credit. Tuition has been on the rise since 2009 when it was $38 per credit. Online course and student resources fees were proposed to go up $6 in total additionally, but those fees were not passed. The instructional fee increase is intended to cover cost of labs and lecture/labs. Out of state tuition rates will be $112 while international students will pay $209. Students who have livedRead More →

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 →

The UCC main campus received more snow since its construction in 1964 on February 24. The massive influx of snow caused widespread blackouts throughout Douglas County and a massive amount of fallen trees in the area, including an oak which penetrated the bookstore roof. The bookstore was the only campus building damaged due to tree fall. Originally built in 1970, the bookstore was closed for over a week, even after the rest of the campus reopened. Eight holes could be seen after the branches were removed, and debris such as fungus and mistletoe from the tree was found in the rafters. The holes led toRead More →

When snowflakes began to drop on Sunday night February 24, many people were excited. But as the snow continued, excitement soon turned to dread as the snow piled and trees began to snap, causing property damage throughout Douglas County, including at UCC, with no stopping in sight. Because of the snow, branches began to break or press over power lines from the weight of the snow. Even power poles began to fall, creating a domino effect that shut electricity and closed roads and businesses. Umpqua Community College, like nearly all of Douglas County, had to close for five days during week eight of the termRead 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 →

The fate of the Ford Family Enrichment Center is up for question Children and copious tears are not normally on the agenda for a UCC board meeting, but there were a lot of both at the last meeting when the closure of the Ford Family Enrichment Center was discussed. With only three minutes each to voice their individual opinions, UCC students, parents, and community members, voices shaking with tears, spoke against the closing of the daycare. One pregnant woman speaking against the closure started with a calm voice, but soon lost her composure, tears rolling down her face as she hugged her baby bump. InRead More →

Will tuition increase next year? Possibly, but the decision won’t be known until the next board meeting. At the last UCC board meeting a possible $3 tuition increase was discussed. The final decision will likely be decided at the next board meeting March 13 at 4:30 pm.in the Health, Nursing and Science Center (HNSC) room 100. The board meeting is a public meeting, and anyone is welcome. If anyone would like to approach the board, they can sign up on a sheet of paper before the meeting. At the next board meeting, tuition will be listed as an action item, meaning a decision will beRead More →

ASUCC hosted the very first “Share the Love Luncheon” on Thursday, February 14. Senator Kayla Puckett manned a booth in front of the cafeteria helping students get their free tickets for the pasta lunch with a choice of red or white sauce, a salad and bread. The lunch began at 11 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. The event was planned by ASUCC Activities Officer Pamela Goodwin. “I think we needed more campus engagement” Goodwin said. Because she knew that many people are alone on Valentine’s Day as well as Thanksgiving, she decided that “everyone can be UCC’s Valentine.” UCC student Sienna Lejeune came toRead More →

The country has found yet another issue to become divided over, but this time it’s caused by … a razor commercial? The recent #MeToo commercial, released on YouTube, Jan. 13, 2019, from the razor brand company Gillette, sparked controversy for consumers, particularly in men. The razor ad challenges toxic masculinity and calls out sexual harassment and bullying, asking the question: “Is this the best a man can get?” The campaign asked men to be more accountable for other men and their behavior. In the video description on YouTube for the razor ad, called “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” Gillette states, “Bullying. Harassment. IsRead More →

Dane Zahner, an HIV Alliance prevention and education manager, and Rachel Nedwick of the HIV Alliance on Monday, Feb. 4 taught students about Oregon’s HIV and hepatitis C programs and prevention strategies. Zahner defined the human immunodeficiency virus. “It is a deadly disease that will kill you and make you very sick. It’s not only a disease; it’s a powerful virus.” He also reminded how HIV is transferred. “A lot of people get HIV/AIDS from having sex with different people such as bi-sexual, gay, transgender partners or any men or women with unprotected sex or without a condom,” he said. “Unprotected sex is not safeRead More →

As a college student, you will eventually feel crushed underneath the workload of tuition, assignments, studying, grades, and all your responsibilities. Taking care of yourself tends to be forgotten. But self-care may be the difference between your passing or failing both as a student and as a human. Haley Cummings in a Collegiate Times article explains, “Self-care means taking time to improve mental, emotional and physical health.” Crucial steps to self-health is knowing yourself. Take the time to recognize the things that bring you joy and define you as a person, she suggets. The American Psychological Association illustrates the risks of unresolved stress. There isRead More →