Thursday, October 29, 2009
Two awards were offered: One for most referrals, another a random draw where people got their name entered for each person they referred.
For most referrals, we're recognizing Christie of RAPP XXIII! Christie not only is a general advocate of RAPP and active member of RAPPORT - constantly spreading the word about our group to people in many groups she's a part of - but this year she also presented about her experience in RAPP to students participating in the University Honors Program Retreat. Together with Erin of RAPP XXIV, she presented about RAPP and distributed specially-prepared introductions and applications. Thanks for your continued support of RAPP, Christie!
Our random draw winner was Eddie of RAPP XXIII! Eddie had great odds in the drawing because he was tied for second in terms of overall referrals. Eddie has been a very active member of RAPPORT and a huge promoter of RAPP. Not only does he talk with friends and student group peers about RAPP, but he let me put him on the spot at several student welcomes to talk about RAPP. He represented us amazingly each time! Eddie also was a great help during the interview process - regularly stepping in and helping conduct interviews of our RAPP XXV candidates. Thanks for being such an involved and active RAPPORT member, Eddie!
Since I didn't take pictures of them at their first meeting, here are some shots of the Wednesday group in action at their second meeting.
Monday, October 26, 2009
We had a busy weekend around these parts! Homecoming and BRIDGES Walk were both Saturday. Friday we participated in the Homecoming 5K and many attended the Good Asian Drivers show (sponsored by Diversity Education, GenderBloc, and the Women's Center, among others).
Rather than post a million photos, I threw them into a Bearcat Spirited video.
Pictured in the video:
SALD staff; Emma (XXIII); Adam (XXV); Kate (XXIII)
Good Asian Drivers:
Jamie (friend of RAPP); Emma (XXIII); Jojo (XXIV); Anthony (XXV)
Courtney F (XXV); Coya (XXIV); Eddie (XXIII); Jojo (XXIV); Brice (XXV); Ashley (XXII); Dr. Livingston (friend); Chika (XXIV); Queenie (XXIV); Bethel (XXV); Patrice (XXIII); Brittany (XXIII); Mieshia (XXIV); Martha (XXV); Nloh (XXIV); Jessica (XXIV)
Dan (former facilitator); Women's Center, RED, and SALD staff & students; Tad (XXIV); Latoya (XXIV); Lisa (XXIV)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Kate of RAPP XXIII shot the 5k for The News Record.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The walk starts at Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove on the riverfront – UC provides transportation there from campus to save you the trouble of finding parking downtown.
Shuttles run from Dabney Circle (http://www.uc.edu/architect/documents/Logistics/logisticsbw.pdf - intersection of Daniels St and Commons Way; between French, Dabney, Daniels and Schneider halls). The first shuttle arrives at 8:15AM and run every fifteen minutes until 9:30AM.
I’ll be trying to take the 9:00AM shuttle – feel free to meet me there or to meet up with me & other RAPPers down at the walk. I’ll have a RAPP sign to help you find me. If you have a RAPP shirt, I encourage you to wear it as a layer (it’ll likely be cold at the start and warm up – so wearing layers will help you stay comfortable!).
The walk goes from Yeatman’s Cove, through downtown, across the river into Newport, through Covington and ends where it started. It’s usually a beautiful walk and people from all over the Cincinnati community participate.
UC provides shuttles back to campus following the walk. They’re advertising that we might be back in time for UC’s Homecoming Parade which starts at noon (so, show your Bearcat pride in two great community events in one day!).
For more information on Bridges Walk: http://www.uc.edu/justcommunity/Walk_as_One.html
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sarah's a new member of RAPP, but is quickly becoming an "old hand" at organizing.
(pic-Sarah and UC Feminists in action)
Monday, October 19, 2009
The RAPP presentation was focused on creating a dialogue and I enjoyed the conversation I had with those who attended. It was a great group with many strong ideas and even better questions.
What do you think about this question:
How would one successfully translate a program like RAPP into an on-line course environment?
Not many pictures taken; none that came out at least. :(
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A few pics from the night:
A small group discussion (Tiffany, Martha, Tad, Anthony, and Suzi).
A lot of small group discussions (up front: Laura, Yuzhen, Simón, and Trisha)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Interviews this year's RAPP group were conducted from July through this week. Considering we had over 70 people complete interviews, it was a lot of time talking with folks! We never could've gotten through so many interviews and had such a quality of conversations if it weren't for the many RAPPORT members and a RAPP friend who helped out conducting interviews and providing feedback on the candidates.
A great big thank you to the following folk who pitched in on interviews:
Jojo Brannon (RAPP XXIV)
Eddie Cancel (RAPP XXIII)
Nicole Cassini (RAPP XXIV)
Gabby Givens (RAPP XXIV)
Tad Miller (RAPP XXIV)
Jen Rush (Diversity Education GA)
Krystal Smith (RAPP XXIV)
Brenna Travis (RAPP XXII)
Friday, October 9, 2009
The more recent part has been our second Film Friday showing, which was great fun. I enjoyed watching Companeras - a film from this week's Latino Film Festival that profiled America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles - and the conversation we had afterwards about the music, the people, and the issues they faced, particularly around sexism.
The more exciting part of the day was in the morning. We welcomed our RAPP XXV members into the group! All new members were emailed and called this morning with the results of the application.
It's been a busy and challenging time this recruitment in many (positive!) ways. We had 170 people express interest in joining RAPP, nearly 80 of whom pursued membership through applications and interviews.
We've welcomed our newest members and have a waiting list of folks hoping to get in by the second meeting.
I've been overwhelmed by the interest and am excited going forward with our two, full groups! We have an amazing team of facilitators and RAPPORT members who've done much work getting the group in place. Many thanks to all who helped spread the word, promote RAPP at events, and interview our candidates!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
It was a great time - the usual fun of info tabling plus a chance to visit with a lot of RAPPers!
Emily of RAPP XXIV stopped by.
Blake of RAPP XXIII staffed the UC Alliance table.
For once I DIDN'T wear a RAPP t-shirt - I donned an SAB "Get Active!" one instead.
Latoya and Britt'eny continued their on-going debate on whether RAPP XXIII or XXIV is better.
Latoya found some support from Asha for her argument about the superiority of RAPP XXIV.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Because of all of that, I was exstatic to get to attend the recent Turners Scholars Welcome!
Picture taking after the delicious dinner (provided, btw, by RAPP VI alum Dr. Bleuzette Marshall of the UC Foundation).
The RAPP display at the event. We're on track for continuing the great tradition of Turner Scholars in RAPP this year!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Women's Center has been helping women, their allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender folk and their allies for 30 years at UC. The LGBTQ Meet and Greet is an annual social get-together and networking opportunity.
Stop by between 12-2PM on Friday, October 2nd, on the 6th floor of Steger Student Life Center.
If you're a former RAPPer, drop by the office before or after to help out with interviewing RAPP XXV candidates!