As winter approaches, university transfer application due dates draw nearer. Submitting applications as early as possible is helpful in the admissions process, especially if the school has rolling admissions (processing applications in the order they arrive). Getting familiar with websites such as Common Application and Coalition will help make the process go more smoothly. Common Application and Coalition are one-stop shops for applying to college. Both sites help coordinate applicants, applications, all universities the applicant wants to apply to, and recommendations. These websites are designed so that information only has to be filled in once for all chosen schools. It allows applicants to view dueRead More →

This is first in a series about the college career cycle for a UCC student. For the 2018-19 academic year, the UCC Foundation awarded $473,710 in scholarship funds, part of which were raised at the annual Legacy Ball fundraiser. “It’s very rewarding to see students reach their educational goals,” Honey McNamara said. McNamara is UCC’s scholarship and donor relations coordinator. McNamara described what inspires her in her job. “The stories of our veteran students, homeless students, and students who have suffered great loss in their lifetimes are the most inspirational to me,” McNamara said. McNamara, is at the helm of UCC’s Office of Advancement asRead More →

Midterms mean study time and quizzes, but for the physics 104 general science course midterm was time for teamwork. Mick Davis, physics professor, assigned a midterm group project to build a functioning hydraulic arm out of cardboard and hot glue that could curl weight. To build the arms, the class used instructions from the textbook that Davis has been writing himself. Davis’s book has recently been featured in the first issue of the International Journal of Open Educational Resources.The textbook teaches physics principles through the functions of the human body relating to force, balance, torque, levers, and mechanics. The arm had to meet the sameRead More →

Umpqua’s baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins will be hosting four separate RBI baseball camps at the end of December, two for hitting camps, one for catching camp and one for pitching camp, with fees for each camp costing $100. RBI Camps will be held at legion field batting cages, and parking for the camp is in front of the stadium. According to the Umpqua Athletics page, these camps are designed to give attendees a chance to show their skills on the baseball diamond. “The UCC Baseball Prospect Camp gives attendees the opportunity to showcase their baseball skills in front of the UCC coaching staff as wellRead More →

Umpqua Community College’s volleyball team played their final home game of the season in a match against the Lane Titans on sophomore day Saturday, Nov. 3. Despite holding a late lead, Umpqua was unable to finish off the Titans who ultimately won by a final score 3-2. Final set scores were 22-25, 29-27, 25-22, 18-25, 10-15 in Lane’s favor. Lane pulled out a victory in the first set and proceeded to start the next two sets with a lead. Despite falling behind early on in the second and third sets, Umpqua regained the lead behind the effort of team captain Emma Lind who led theRead More →

‘Tis is the season when community members work to give to family, friends, and neighbors. Volunteer at a Nursing Home Sitting around elders might not sound as fun as going to the movies or hanging with friends, but most of the time the elders in nursing homes can be lonely or maybe their family doesn’t come by often. Most times they would enjoy the company. Donate Donate money to local charities like Kidds Kids, a charity that helps children with disadvantages have a day of fun. Help end homelessness at The National Alliance to End Homelessness. To help Veterans, a great charity is the WoundedRead More →

This year, the UCC Student Engagement/ASUCC Leadership team will be providing up to 75 Thanksgiving meal baskets to students with families in need. The Thanksgiving basket project began in 2010, starting with 25 baskets. In 2014, it increased to 50 baskets. “In 2015 we increased it to 75 in order to provide baskets to the students/families who were directly impacted by 10/1. We’ve kept it at 75 since then,” said Marjan Coester, Director of Student Engagement. Students can apply for a meal basket by filling out a short online application. ASUCC only requires that applicants be enrolled students with needs. However, preference will be givenRead More →

Stress hurts. No question. Students often fail to seek social support and human connection before allowing chronic stress and anxiety to drive them into isolation. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, including directors from Oregon State University, published results from a 2013 study showing that anxiety is the top presenting concern among college students (41.6 percent), followed by depression (36.4 percent) and relationship problems (35.8 percent). College students’ mental health is a growing concern, the survey found. Whether students have chosen higher education to open doors, to begin a new dream career, to learn about a passion, or to seek overall lifestyleRead More →

This fall students and staff are finding new ways to get to school and reduce emissions. Carpooling and using alternative transportation is becoming more common at Umpqua Community College for students and staff. Mike Mateo, a UCC math instructor, can be seen waiting to take the Umpqua Transit bus home at the bus stop below Jacoby. He has been using the bus since last year. Scarlet Kelley, a UCC student, also takes Umpqua Transit. He said two of his friends who did not receive their financial aid were able to use ASUCC student government services for a free bus pass. I also use the UmpquaRead More →

Editor’s Note: The Mainstream staff normally don’t share their own stories, but the topic of homelessness is so personal and so closely related to identity that this story must be told. Homelessness can happen in a heartbeat, sometimes to those who least expect it. It’s not only about what the movies and TV shows portray: mental illness, substance abuse, dirt, and skittish nights under bridges. It is people who have given up everything to serve their country, single mothers who vow their babies will have a better life than they had, and young dreamers who hope to one day help make the world a betterRead More →

Roseburg is bustling with fresh produce and products from farmer’s markets, U-Pick farms and local vendors as harvest season begins. UCC students are joining others in becoming more active in the natural local produce/eating trend. “I like going to the farmers market because not only am I getting to support local businesses, but I also get to meet the people who own those businesses. It’s a great opportunity to buy healthy, fresh produce and make connections within my community,” said Sarah Orsingher, engineering major. The Umpqua Valley Farmers’ Market hosts numerous vendors who sell a variety of farm-fresh goods including high quality produce, baked goods,Read More →