Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Quarter's wRAPPing up! Final RAPP & RAPPORT Meetings

Last night was the final RAPPORT Meeting of fall quarter.  We'll fully wrap up the quarter with next week's RAPPORT Workshop.

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (11/30 & 12/1) mark the end of the fall quarter for RAPP XXVI!  We've had a strong start to the RAPP year and will take time at these meetings to celebrate that.  We'll also continue to explore different dimensions of oppression.

The final RAPPORT Workshop on Monday, December 6th, will be open to current RAPP members and UC community members.  We're planning a fun and relaxing workshop that still provides a "facilitator-in-training" benefit.  We'll also kick the meeting off with dinner provided by RAPP!

Many thanks to everyone who's helped make fall quarter 2010 great!

Queen City Rainbow Band offers Free Holiday Concert - Dec 12th

From the Queen City Rainbow Band:

WHEN: Sunday, December 12th at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

ADMISSION: Free, but donations accepted for our wonderful host, Grace Episcopal Church

AFTERWARDS: Join your friends and family for a dessert reception upstairs in the Great Hall, immediately after the concert. 
Start your holidays with the QCRB Concert and Jazz Band, performing in the AMAZING beauty and acoustics of the Grace Episcopal Church sanctuary.

 CLICK to hear a short PREVIEW & for more information.

The concert program includes our favorite choices of familiar holiday favorites:
Concert Band will include:
Symphonic Prelude On Adeste Fidelis, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Candlelight Carol, Gesu Bambino and others...

Jazz Band will include:
No "L" in Swing, And the Angels Swing, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Santa Baby, God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen, and more.

SPECIAL GUEST NARRATOR: You will love the "sonorous tones" of Ken Lyon, of Grace Episcopal Church, as he narrates "The Bells of Christmas" written by Robert Longfield.

In the holiday spirit, the Rainbow Band will be giving all goodwill concert donations to Grace Episcopal Church. The band has rehearsed at the College Hill church for over six years, and enjoyed the great facilities and community Grace Church offers.

Shades of You Presents "Back 2 Kindergarten" Stress Relieving Program - Dec 2nd!

From Shades of You:

Shades Of You Presents: Back 2 Kindergarten!!!

Exams are next week, presentations and projects are due soon. So come relax before you stress yourself out! 

There will be plenty of snacks, activities, and '90s music! 

The program will be Thursday, December 2nd at 5pm. It will be held in the Womens Center, 5th floor Steger.We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 29, 2010

UBSA Hosts Annual Kwanzaa Celebration - Nov 30th!

From the United Black Student Association:

**Reaching Back to Push Forward**

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

7:30- 9:30pm


Music: featuring AACRC Choir

****FREE FOOD****

**With Catering From**

The Taste of Julia's




UC Alliance Hosts "Family and Ally Day" - Dec 1st!

From UC Alliance:

As per UC Alliance's end-of-quarter tradition, this Wednesday will be our first Family and Ally Day of the 2010-2011 school year! So bring parents, siblings, friends, roommates, coworkers, etc. for a fun meeting to celebrate all of the beautiful people in our lives who have given us their love and support!!

Don't have a family member or ally to bring? Don't worry! There's plenty of love to go around!! :)

Also, if you're so inclined, bring some yum-yums and drinks to share!

See you all Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 1st
329 Dyer Hall

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Arts Collaborative presents "UC's Got Talent!" - December 2nd!

From the Black Arts Collaborative:

Black Arts Collaborative presents...UC'S GOT TALENT!

Does UC have talent? We'll let you be the judge!

A talent show featuring a VARIETY of acts and it’s FREE!!! Come see who will get the buzzer, and who will be the TALENT OF UC!

Date: Thursday, December 2nd
Place: Zimmer Auditorium
Doors open at 7:00PM
Show starts at 7:30PM

Live DJ, Free entertainment, and other featuring acts!

A talent show like no other...

Be there!!!

*Crowd Particiapation is Mandatory*

UC Academic Internship Program

On January 3, 2011, the first ever Exploration of Academic Internships class at UC will convene, and 50 students from majors across the University will kick off the University of Cincinnati Academic Internship Program.  This program was designed leveraging the experience in providing world class professional experience to students that UC has gained in the over 100 year history of the co-op program to build an internship program that opens access to professional opportunities to new populations of students and partner organizations.  

I’m writing today to introduce you to the Academic Internship Program, and to encourage you to pass the word on to students for whom you think this program would be beneficial.

A UC intern is:
  • A student of at least Junior status (90+ hours) in any major across the University, from communications, to political science, to accounting, to organizational leadership, to psychology; who is not enrolled in or eligible to enroll in the co-op program
  • Able to earn 3-12 credit hours for their internship experience
  • Expected to work with a company or non-profit organization for a single term
  • Flexible in the number of hours they are required to work per week; anywhere between 10 and 30
  • Able to consider positions for which they will not be compensated
In my communications with companies and non-profit organizations, I’m including a few examples of the value in intern might bring, such as:
  • Helping to re-invigorate an organization’s  informational/promotional materials and strategies
  • Providing much needed assistance and expertise to plan and execute special events
  • Taking a fresh look at an organization’s  operations to adapt and change with the times
  • Conduct research into how an organization can grow, extend its reach and expand into new areas
The internship program will be a two quarter sequence for students. They will take a preparatory course (WI 2011, 36PD300) during which they’ll be covering material related to success in securing and working in an internship. During the course, students will also be working with me to secure internship placements for the following term. The first class of students participating in this program will be available for internship placements for the Spring term (28.March-10.June) following their completion of the preparatory course this Winter term.

We’re very excited about this program and I encourage you to pass the word on to eligible students who would benefit from the professional experience provided by an internship. 

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the Academic Internship Program with you as an individual or with any group of interested individuals. If you’d like me to provide any more details, feel free to give me a call or send an email and we can arrange to meet.

Have a great day!

Zach Osborne, MEd
Manager of Academic Internships, Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation
University of Cincinnati
Steger Student Life Center, 830E
Phone: 513.556.0387

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seeking Students for World HIV/AIDS Day PSA - Tomorrow!

From UBSA & the Collegiate 100

I want to take this opportunity to invite you to get involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. 

December 1st is World Aids Day and students want to make sure our voice is heard and our mark is left. So this Wednesday, Nov 24, the Men of Collegiate 100 are shooting a short UC PSA for World HIV/AIDS day. The video’s purpose is to unite students under one voice against this disease that plagues humanity.

Completely volunteer, the video will be posted and hopefully spread virally online to show UC students support of the cause. 

If you are interested in participating, taping will be taking place Wednesday Nov 24th from 3: 30pm-5: 30pm on the 6th Floor of Steger Student Life Center. Please wear red UC gear. Script will be provided.

If you have any questions or anything, feel free to email me at hartbrrt@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

Ronald Hart-Brown
President | Collegiate 100 Men’s Honorary

Leaders for Environmental Awareness & Protection - Nov 29th!

From LEAP:

You are invited to join Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) for an evening of discussion regarding climate change action and community involvement. Free pizza will be provided.

Danny Berchenko is a local promoter and environmental enthusiast who has promoted climate change action with organizations such as 350.org, 1sky.org, and the Energy Action Coalition. Mr. Berchenko recently organized a 350.org event for their global 10/10/10 day of action which included building a hoop house for the Findlay Market Urban Garden. This awareness event was part of an effort which included 7,347 events across 188 nations worldwide. His presentation will highlight the three organizations, as well as novel ways to help bring the discussion of climate change to the forefront of current local, national, and global policy making decisions, such as COP17. The discussion will conclude with direct methods for immediate action, as well as coordinating planners for future climate awareness activities.

We look forward to seeing you at Swift 720, 5:30 in the evening on Monday, November 29.