Thursday, October 28, 2010

Student Farmworker Alliance Supermarket Campaign

Are you interested in food? Interested in learning about where food you might eat comes from? Want to learn more about the farmworkers who work to provide that food to you?

The Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA), which has chapters on campuses all over the country, is working on a new campaign called "Supermarket Campaign" along with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a Florida based organization working with farmworkers for their rights.

For more information about this campaign click here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Equality Cincinnati Shows "Bullied" - Thursday, Nov 11 - RSVP Needed

From Equality Cincinnati:

A student, A school and a Case that Made History. 

This is a 30 minute movie about the story of Jamie Nabozny. His ordeal began in 6th grade and only got worse through high school.  His inspiring story offers hope for the millions of gay and lesbian students who still don’t feel safe at school.
Following the movie Equality Cincinnati will moderate a collaborative panel and audience discussion to process the film.  Panel members will include leaders from Council on Child Abuse of Southwestern Ohio, DISCO, GLSEN, HRC, and Chris Seelbach.
Register for Tickets by November 4th


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Esquire Theater
320 Ludlow Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
Get Directions / View Map

To Get Tickets:
Send Email or Call 513.807.7866

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GenderBloc GenderF*ck Drag Show - Nov 19

UC student group GenderBloc presents the GenderBloc GenderF*ck Drag Show on Friday, November 19th in the Catskeller in TUC at 9PM!

GenderBloc's drag shows are a huge hit on campus - usually filling the Catskeller to capacity and spilling outside of TUC.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Thomas More College Diversity Institute - Nov 20!

The Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities at Thomas More College has put together a Diversity Institute for students, student leaders, and advisers/department heads. We are excited about the learning that will take place during the day of Saturday, November 20th at Thomas More College.

We are proud to announce, our keynote speaker for this day is Judge Fanon A. Rucker, judge for the Hamilton County Municipal court.  Judge Rucker comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Monday, October 25, 2010

International Tea Tasting - Nov 2!

From Ethnic Programs & Services:

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Time: 4PM-6PM
Location: Max Kade German Cultural Center
**Free Deserts**
**Tea Ceremony Demonstration**
**Calligraphy Workshop**

Xiao Yan (Catherine) Huang, BA
University of Cincinnati
Ethnic Programs & Services
555 Steger Student Life Center
Cincinnati, OH 45221

RAPP Committees! Join and Make a Difference!

For a second year, we'll be running committees to help RAPP continue to improve and reach our great potential.  I'm currently seeking members for these committees that will begin meeting mid-November.  If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Rebecca Lehman at or 513.556.6115.

RAPP 25th Reunion Organizing Committee
Committee Overview and Guidelines
The Racial Awareness Program (RAPP) is approaching our 25th year at the University of Cincinnati.  In our fifth and tenth year, reunions were organized to recognize and reunite our members.  Approaching our twenty-fifth year in the 2010-2011 school year, we have a great opportunity for many Rs: reflection, recognition, reunion, and re-energizing.
This committee began meeting in late winter 2010 to prepare for the reunion.  As we move closer to the event, I invite more people to join the committee to complete the work leading up to this important event on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Committee Guidelines:
With the direction and support of the RAPP Program Coordinator, the RAPP 25th Reunion Committee will work toward successfully completing the following goals:
·         Establish a timeline for organizing reunion communication and activities;
·         Working with a budget, provide a meaningful and memorable reunion experience;
·         Provide RAPPers and our supporters opportunities for reflection on the past of RAPP and re-energizing for our future.

Committee Membership:
This committee is open to all previous RAPP members and current UC students and staff, regardless of location.  Committee members should be able to participate (in person or by phone) in regularly scheduled twice monthly meetings.  Committee members will also work on tasks between meetings that are developed, assigned, and followed up on at the regular meetings.
The committee will be working through May 2011.  I am seeking up to twelve committee members and there will likely be a need for volunteer support from others throughout the work period.


RAPP XXVI Social Committee
Committee Overview and Guidelines
The expected commitment for RAPP members is to be present in body and mind at all RAPP meetings and retreats.  Anything else, as I like to say, is extra.
That said, RAPPers every year seek to connect with each other outside of meetings.  Now that we run two groups concurrently, there’s extra interest in connecting with “the other half” of RAPP before the spring retreat.
As an opportunity to help one’s RAPPmates as well as an opportunity to develop leadership/programming skills, the RAPP XXVI Social Committee will create occasions for interested RAPP XXV members and RAPP graduates to connect outside of the RAPP commitment.

Committee Guidelines:
With the direction and support of the RAPP Program Coordinator (PC), the RAPP XXVI Social Committee will work toward successfully completing the following goals:
·         Review “best practice” program planning processes as well as learn about campus resources;
·         Utilizing office and University resources, develop and implement regular programming driven by the interests of RAPP XXVI members;
·         Strive to connect RAPP members with meaningful experiences, including service to our community and exposing ourselves to new experiences.

Committee Membership:
This committee is open to current active members of RAPP XXVI and RAPPORT.  Committee members are expected to participate in regularly scheduled twice monthly meetings.  Committee members also work on tasks between meetings that are developed, assigned, and followed up on at the regular meetings as well as attend committee-planned events as their schedule permits.
The committee will work from November 2010 through June 2011.  I am seeking up to ten members and strive for representation from both RAPP XXVI groups and RAPPORT.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Volunteers Needed for International Education Week - Nov 15-19

Volunteers needed for International Education WeekWe have some exciting events planned for International Education Week this year from November 15-19, 2010.  Please check our webpage out at:

Click on the right hand nav bar (on International Education week).  Some of the highlights this year include:
  • Keynote speaker/author Jason Barger (author of Step Away from the Baggage Claim)
  • International film festival (Turkey and Japan)
  • Chef demonstrations at Center Court, Stadium View Cafe
  • International cuisine at Center Court
  • Taste of the World – Friday Night Live
  • Roundtable discussion at the AACRC
  • Postcards from Abroad (Honors)
  • Pack Your Bags: Tips from Returnees
  • WorldQuest trivia game

This is a great way to earn community service hours for Cincinnatus or Turner if you need them.  Blank UC “passports” will be distributed at each event and stamps placed in each one for any student attending. We also need to hand out and collect evaluations. The evals help us to improve the program next year and let us know what went well this year.

There are SIX upcoming training sessions scheduled soon.. All volunteers must attend just one of these sessions so that we explain where/how help is needed:

  • Monday Nov 1st – Noon; Room 3134 Edwards Center One, UC International
  • Tuesday Nov 2nd – Noon; Room 3134 Edwards Center One, UC International
  • Weds Nov 3rd – Noon; Room 3134 Edwards Center One, UC International
  • Thursday Nov. 4th – Noon; Room 3134 Edwards Center One, UC International

  • Monday Nov 8th – 3:30 pm Room 619 Swift Hall
  • Tuesday Nov 9th – 3:30 pm Room 619 Swift Hall

 Please confirm to if you are able to volunteer and attend one of the training sessions.   We look forward to collaborating with you!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Diversity Career Fair & Graduate School Expo - Wednesday, Nov 3rd!

From the Career Development Center:
The Diversity Career Fair & Graduate School Expo is an on-campus career fair offering UC students the opportunity to talk with a variety of employers about their organizations and possible career opportunities. Representatives from graduate schools will also be on hand to talk with students about the programs they offer.

This fair is open to ALL UC STUDENTS from all colleges and majors, both undergraduate and graduate students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time or internship opportunities. Underclass students are encouraged to attend to expand their career awareness and to locate internship opportunities. Students are encouraged to bring a resume. Professional dress is also recommended. Bring your resume.

Keep up with the event on Facebook!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ADVANCE Diversity Networking Reception - Tuesday, Nov 2nd!

From the Career Development Center:

Advance Diversity Networking Reception -- November 2, 2010

This reception was created by students in the ADVANCE Organization over seventeen years ago as a pre-fair activity to market activities related to the Ethnic Student Career Fair and to promote Ethnic students' understanding of "The Art of Networking." The objectives of this event are to encourage the professional development of students, to learn more about business protocol and the dynamics of the world of work. The ADVANCE reception recognizes the new officers of ADVANCE and its sponsors, while giving the students the opportunity to put into practice networking skills by interacting with recruiters and other professionals in attendance.

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Alumni Center

Contact: Arthur Walton

Email -- phone 513-556-0316

Click here to register for Networking Reception

Student Life Open House - Wednesday, October 27th

Wednesday, October 27th, is the annual Student Life Open House!  This event introduces the UC community to many areas of the Office of Student Life.

Meet Student Life Staff, Win Great Prizes, Special Appearance by the UC Band!


Come and Learn @ following different offices and what they can provide for you:

4th Floor
Student Activities and Leadership Development

5th Floor
Ethnic Programs and Services | UC Women’s Center
African American Cultural Research Center

6th Floor
Resident Education and Development
Student Government | UC Childcare Center
Campus Ministries | LGBTQ
Greek Life | Racial Awareness Program
Program Activities Council | UC Wellness Center

7th Floor
Judicial Affairs | Dean of Students

A Little on Public Allies

This school year is our first year hosting a not-for-profit apprentice through Cincinnati Public Allies.  They shared with me this video designed to welcome their current group of Allies, but I think it also gives a great little snippet about the mission and work of this national organization.

Public Allies recruits a new class each spring through an intensive selection process.  Learn more about the opportunity of becoming an Ally here.

Vote for ADVANCE in National Competition

From Bethel (XXV) in ADVANCE:
ADVANCE is competing with several other student groups at the University of Cincinnati for the Total Quality Logistics Campus Cash Competition. We need as many people as possible to go online and vote for us, and for you to spread the word to your friends connected within the University. 

Be sure to tell everyone you know and all UC students and staff you have on your email list to vote. Voting started this past Monday October 18th. 

Tell all your friends and colleagues to go to to vote!