Meet the ASUCC officer candidates This year’s ASUCC election will have newly-elected officers dealing with the impact of reduced funding for the coming school year and a tumultuous time with the potential of another all-online term. Faced with these prospects and the questions of their peers each candidate, running unopposed, took to Facebook live to participate in a “Meet the Candidates” forum hosted by Vyla Grindberg, a current ASUCC officer.  Elected officers of the Associated Students of Umpqua Community College act as a conduit to the UCC board, and each ASUCC officer’s position fills a pivotal role in the campus ecosystem as officers sit on working campus committeesRead More →

Owen Cherry/ The MainstreamVyla Grindberg, ASUCC Business Manager Last year, being my first year at Umpqua Community College, I kept to myself for the most part, content to keep building on my successes. To me, originally that meant simply graduating and doing the best I could do in my classes to get a job. It was small things that I kept doing – moving to take an internship, going to Engineering Club, and then becoming a representative to go to these meetings so our club could get some extra income. Even at that point I didn’t realize what I was capable of – I didn’tRead More →

Kamilah Mirza/The MainstreamVyla Grindberg has been preparing ASUCC’s food boxes for the campus pantry ASUCC student leadership projects reaching students in need The ASUCC Student Leadership Team is managing several projects to help students in need of resources. Vyla Grindberg, business manager for ASUCC, has been preparing food boxes as a part of the campus’s food pantry called Project C.A.N.S. Fall term, ASUCC filled 69 food box orders and gave 179 gas voucher cards to students. “This is part of my responsibilities as business manager, but I’ve always wanted to help serve others in the public whether it’s in the community or on campus,” GrindbergRead More →

ASUCC’s Marjan Coester & Catherine Blocher prepare for Thanksgiving basket distribution dayLeeanne Phillips \ The Mainstream ASUCC Gives back to students for Thanksgiving ASUCC has been holding an annual Thanksgiving basket program since approximately 2006, which has significantly grown, according to Vyla Grindberg, ASUCC business manager and Marjan Coester Director of Student Engagement. Since approximately 2016, the ASUCC Student Leadership Team has given away 100 baskets per year. For many people Thanksgiving is a time of joy, filled with happiness, food and company. Even though Thanksgiving is one of America’s most popular holidays, many people go hungry on this day. ASUCC helps people avoid goingRead More →

The February snowstorm led to the loss of many campus trees. To counteract the losses, ASUCC put together a tree planting ceremony. The snowpocalypse,  also known as Snowstorm Ryan, left the once beautiful campus looking in ruins with down trees and fallen debris. Pamela Goodwin, the ASUCC Event Coordinator, noticed both staff and student concern about the campus’s appearance. “I am a firm believer that, if you don’t like something, find a way to change it.” To make that change, clubs came together on Friday, May 10 to replant trees on UCC’s campus. A total of 16 trees were planted. Staff and students planted sixRead More →

After a voting period of three days held on Canvas, 245 votes for the ASUCC student council election were tabulated on May 9th. The Results: ASUCC President – Jesika Barnes ASUCC Vice President – Jessica Grubbs ASUCC Activities Officer – Jadyn McAbee ASUCC Public Relations Officer – Kayla Kilburn ASUCC Business Manager – Vyla Grindberg The results were accepted by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team on May 14, and the candidates will take their new positions during the 2019-2020 school year. The incoming 2019-20 student body president Jesika Barnes, who is attending UCC for her pre-nursing major, is excited about her new position. “[Being onRead More →

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 →

The Explore UCC event took place on April 25. This event allowed different departments to share what they offer. Seniors from high schools or possible students from the community had a look behind the curtain to discover what they would like to do when they attend UCC. Whether or not it was more successful than last year is hard to say, but with 100 people attending sure is better than 0. The event had thirty departments participate including the automotive department, History, TOP and human resources just to name a few. Explore UCC will come back for 2020. Jessica Richardson, recruitment coordinator said “Yes, Absolutely.”Read More →

A video game trailer, face painting, food samples, and informational booths of the clubs and activities on campus brought student and community involvement to ASUCC’s Creatively Celebrating U event. “The Celebrating U event is a multicultural event celebrating everyone in UCC,” Patricia Sipe, ASUCC activities officer said. The event was located outside in the campus compass. As part of the celebration, students could step into a booth about Malaysia to learn how Malaysia came to have the largest population of Indians outside of India from a UCC student born there. They could then stroll up to visit Andre Jacob, a professor at the Woolley Center,Read More →

NAME THE TURKEY The “Name the Turkey” contest which started on Nov. 1 runs through Nov. 9 in the Student Center. The top five names will be up for a vote soon, and the winning turkey name will be announced the week of Nov.  13. FOOD DRIVE ASUCC will collect food for Thanksgiving baskets and the ASUCC pantry Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sherm’s. POSE FOR PIE SCAVENGER HUNT Students can pick up a paper from the ASUCC office in the Student Center by 8 a.m. on Nov. 20 with instructions on 10 campus places they must find and snap aRead More →

The ASUCC Leadership Board is comprised of five elected officers, 10 appointed senators and representatives from campus clubs and student organizations. They keep students informed about administrative and legislative policies that directly affect students, foster communities through campus activities and provides opportunities for student leadership skill development. Student leaders participate in college teams, committees and task forces to provide students the opportunity to help shape policy, formulate plans and projects and participate in campus decision making. Students can learn more about what happens that these meetings by attending the weekly ASUCC board meeting on Fridays at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bistro. TheRead More →