Silas Scott / The MainstreamAnn Abel’s work study office is located in the LaVerne Murphy Student Center. Work study helps students gain relevant work experience while earning income Often students work to help cover the costs of tuition and living while attending college. One great option for student employment is federal work-study, which allows students to be employed and usually within their field of study.  “Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid work program that provides students the opportunity to work a part-time job on or off campus and earn a paycheck to decrease student loan debt. In order to be eligible, students mustRead More →

Kamilah Mirza/The MainstreamChristina Wooten stands outside the student center. Stay on track to graduate on time with the new student educational plan Have you ever found yourself struggling to find balance between home life and school? Do you ever find yourself confused on what goals you need to be creating? Have you ever been confused about what classes to take to graduate on time and to stay on track? At UCC every student has the opportunity to create an educational plan to fit exactly what they need for the career path they would like to take. In the past this course of action has beenRead More →

Photo provided by Tiffany ColemanClass of 2019 UCC graduates gather for a group photo on the lawn in front of Swanson Ampitheatre. The path to graduation and transferring to a four-year university College students come across many questions over the course of their education, and one of them is how to graduate. After spending countless hours on the homework, classes, and the other work necessary to get them through their degree, this last challenge can be overlooked. In its simplest form, the path to graduation is the completion of all the credits for a student’s degree program. For an Associate’s of Arts Oregon Transfer degree,Read More →

Kamilah Mirza/ The MainstreamThe Riverhawk greets visitors to the Flegel Center’s open house. The Flegel Center is located in the heart of downtown Roseburg, on SE Oakbriar Street. Living in the Flegel Center After much anticipation, student athletes moved into the historical Flegel Center building last November. Original move in dates were set in October of 2019, however lead dust testing and construction postponed the move in date by several weeks. Student athletes stayed with host families until the center was ready in November of 2019. The cost of renovation was approximately $350,000.  “When we moved in, I was very pleased with the situation weRead More →

Intro in a 6 Part Series Editors note School shootings have become a morbid routine. Families receive condolences for lost loved ones, media writes stories on the who, what, and where, and eventually interest declines and the attention of the public moves on. Nevertheless, the people and places affected by these tragedies remain altered forever, and the cost for the communities affected is staggering. Schools utilize different strategies for dealing with the sites involved with these shootings, none of which offers an easy path forward. The aftermath involves years of work to restore, alter, or remove the buildings affected. The significance of these sites addsRead More →

From left: Mia Jorgensen, Jack Adamson, Addilynn Stevenson, Rio Henrickson, Holden Schult Trees and tots: Planting celebrates new Montessori school When the Maple Corner Montessori school moved from Roseburg to the UCC campus, the school’s name lost its connection to the red maple which stood at the corner of their previous school site. That was fixed Wednesday, Jan. 22, by Montessori pre-schoolers who planted several maple trees, including a red one, at UCC’s Ford Childhood Enrichment Center where the school is now housed. The children also planted a dogwood and a redbud tree.Read More →

Photo from Pixabay The new Inclusion, Diversity , Equity, and Leadership Committee The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council formally known as D.E.I. has been dissolved after a decision made by Deborah Thatcher, UCC president. According to Thatcher, the 2019 evaluation of governance concluded that the D.E.I. council needed to be more than an advisory group. That is what led to replacing it with a new action based committee of the president’s office called the Inclusion Diversity Equity and Leadership Committee, also known as I.D.E.A.L.      In the beginning of January, an e-mail was sent out to staff and ASUCC members inviting them to apply toRead More →

Kacy Buxton/The MainstreamImg tagThe Athletic Complex and Tom Keel Fitness Center after the February 2019 snowstorm “Snowpocalypse.” Better safe than sorry: Preparing for winter weather “Careful planning is a must,” said Tim Fjeld Seven Feather’s Safety Manager, while discussing tips for keeping safe and prepared for winter weather.  Planning is important, but if the required action is not taken then the plan was all for nothing. To be safe and prepared for any winter emergency, you need to take an active part in checking weather and road conditions.  “I encourage our folks to look out the window and assess their location, assess their destination andRead More →

Katelyn Buxton/ The MainstreamUmpqua Transit makes one of their many stops at UCC. Regular transit fares cost just $2 for one way. Umpqua Transit: $50/term passes get students to class cost-effectively Transportation is just one of the many struggles students face when attending college. Few students live close enough to walk or bike to school, so without access to a car, many turn to the bus system to get to classes. In Roseburg and its outlying areas, this means taking Umpqua Transit. At $2 a ride or $5 for a day pass, some already consider it an inexpensive option. However, UCC students can also benefitRead 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 →

Owen Cherry / The MainstreamHoney McNamara stands beside a UCC Foundation Scholarships sign at the Student Resource Fair. Scholarships provide students with alternatives to student loans for financing tuition Attending college is expensive. Often students take out loans to cover tuition, but scholarships offer many students with a better way to pay for college. “42 percent of those who attend college, representing 30 percent of all adults, have incurred at least some debt from their education,” said a Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households 2017-2018 published by the Federal Reserve. “Adults under the age of 30 who attended college are more likelyRead More →

Christian DeWeese/The MainstreamThe observatory is located above the campus by the Tower Building. Observatory allows students to view astronomical objects in real time Most people think of their home as a house with a roof and some windows. But our home is really located in the Milky Way. The Paul Morgan Observatory, behind the UCC Technology Center, houses the state’s largest solar telescope in an unassuming 10 foot square building and is used to observe our cosmic neighborhood. The observatory, named by students to honor UCC’s astronomy professor, opened in 2016 after the school received $100,000 in donations. The observatory presents real time images ofRead More →

Boone Olson/ The MainstreamStudents can take the CLEP at the UCC Testing center, located in the Educational Support Building Testing center now open for CLEP exams A CLEP college course exam, which can substitute for an entire class, could save a student time and money while providing the college credit needed to accomplish career goals faster. Umpqua Community College has the tools required for the CLEP exam process. A CLEP is “a way to gain college credit without taking a class if you are knowledgeable of the subject,” Ellis Poole, UCC’s testing center coordinator, says. “I clepped out of four classes, which saved me thousandsRead More →