Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall AACRC & EPS Newsletters Available!

The fall 2012 newsletters are out from both the African American Cultural and Research Center and the Office of Ethnic Programs & Services. Click on the links below to read them:

AACRC Fall 2012 Newsletter

EPS Fall 2012 Newsletter

Infant Mortality Panel - Nov 2nd!

From UC News:

Infant Mortality Panel Friday, Nov. 2

Experts from across Greater Cincinnati will discuss growing problem.

Date: 10/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Keith Herrell
Phone: (513) 558-4559

UC ingot   Experts from across Greater Cincinnati will discuss the growing problem of infant mortality at a multidisciplinary Infant Mortality Panel held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building.

The panel, comprising UC experts and government officials, is hosted by the College of Medicine’s OB-GYN Student Interest Group, Med Students for Choice, Pediatrics Interest Group, the American Medical Women's Association and Initiatives for Poverty and Justice in Health.

The program includes a lunch, a panel session and "office hours” with panelists. For more information and a list of panelists, visit

Faculty Senate University Service Award - Nominations Sought!

From UC News:

Faculty Senate University Service Award

Two Faculty Awards for Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University of Cincinnati.

The University of Cincinnati will continue its tradition of honoring faculty for “Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University of Cincinnati.” The awards (two) are sponsored by the UC Faculty Senate. The awards will be given to full-time faculty members who have made significant and sustained service contributions to the University during their career at UC.

Definition of University Service

University Service is defined as participation and leadership in activities other than teaching and research that contribute in important ways to the mission of the University of Cincinnati.

Criteria for Nomination

Faculty members eligible for the award are full-time faculty who have exhibited sustained, significant, and impactfulUniversity service activity over several years and who have provided significant leadership within the University. Their contributions should be further evidenced by substantial time commitments and significant accomplishments related to their service activities. All individuals entitled to vote in the All-University Faculty Elections except previous winners are eligible for this award.
University Service activities might include, but are not limited to:
  • Significant participation on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Leadership in service as evidenced by election or assignment to head committees and in assuming leadership roles.
  • Participation in committees and/or groups related to the University’s governance, growth and improvement, and its image.
  • Work on programs or activities to promote faculty development.

Nomination and Award Procedures

Nominations are to be made by full-time faculty or administrators other than the nominee. The nomination should include a narrative detailing the faculty member's University Service contributions leading up to the nomination and should address the nominee's participation, leadership, time commitment, and accomplishments. In addition, a discussion of how the efforts of the nominee have contributed to the mission of the University of Cincinnati should be included. Nominations will be kept on file and remain valid for consideration for a period of two years. Updates to the documentation will be requested for those in the second year of nomination.
The nomination form (doc) should be used as a guideline. At least three letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s service to UC must also be included in the nomination documentation.
Nominations must be submitted by 4 p.m., Dec. 7, 2012, to Datina Juran. Nominations must be sent by e-mail The winner's name will be forwarded to the President's Office by January 23, 2013.


Datina Juran
Chair of the Faculty Senate Human Relations Committee
UC E-mail:
Phone: 513-556-0328

Note on Selection

The recipient’s selection is subject to a final verification by the Provost confirming the current good standing of the awardee.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Proposals for 28th Annual Student Leadership Conference Sought - Due Dec. 3rd!

You and the student organizations that you work with are invited to join us by participating as a conference presenter for the 28th Annual Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30am to 4pm. Proposal submissions are due December 3rd, 2012.  See the attached document for details. Please also invite your students to join us at the conference. Registration will open January 7th, 2013.

Last year’s conference brought almost 250 participants and included presentations by invited guests, alumni, students, and faculty/staff.

This one-day leadership conference focuses on building individual student leader skills and connections. This year will include energetic opening and closing sessions, lunch, a keynote, and nearly three dozen education programs focusing on community service, philanthropy, student organization funding, risk management, public speaking, campus scheduling, professional development, and more.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Terri Hurdle ( or myself.

Warm Regards, 
Susie Mahoney, EdD | Program Coordinator, Club Sports


My name is Luis Limo. I am an Associate of Student Affairs for MEDLIFE and I wanted to forward this information to you.

Medicine, Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere (MEDLIFE) is a grassroots student network with a mission to free people from the constraints of poverty in order to live healthier lives. Our work includes creating an international network of student leaders to raise awareness about the root causes of poverty, as well as organizing medical mobile clinics and development projects for communities in need in Latin America. 

According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people worldwide are facing a critical shortage in healthcare. This fall, MEDLIFE will be traveling across the United States to raise awareness about this important issue. If you believe there are students at your campus who would be interested in learning more about MEDLIFE and the One Billion+ Campaign, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Also, If your school has a particular student or group of students that you feel would be a good fit to join our national network, apply for one of our international internships, or participate in a MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic please feel free to forward this information on to them and I will gladly answer any question they may have. Lastly, if you have any questions about MEDLIFE please don’t hesitate to email me or contact our primary office in Lima, Peru at 207-433-0576.  

For more information about our activities, please see the link below.

As we say, medlove,

Luis A. Limo
Associate of Student Affairs

Friday, October 26, 2012

Free Showing "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" - Oct 29th!

History at the Movies
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

6:30pm Monday Oct. 29th

McMicken 43

In the spirit of campaign season, the History Dept. invites you to a showing of Frank Capra’s 1939 classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” followed by a discussion with members of the History Dept. faculty on the history and myth of American electoral politics.


Woman of the Week Nominations Open!

From the UC Women's Center:

The Women's Center is now accepting Woman of the Week nominations once again! If you know any female students on campus, who you believe show outstanding leadership traits, whether or not they are in an actual leadership position, PLEASE nominate them! The nomination form is very short and simple although we do ask that you know a little bit of basic information about the nominee.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Falafel Friday - Oct 26th!

Falafel Friday
Friday, October 26th
Steger Student Life Center - 5th Floor

Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Student Association (MEMSA) and Ethnic Programs & Services (EPS) have teamed up to provide the very first Falafel Friday at the University of Cincinnati!

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food made from fava beans, chickpeas, and cracked wheat. It will be serviced with a piece of pita bread, tahini and hummus, and tomatoes and pickles.

We hope to see you all there!

(1 falafel ball / person, enough to feed approx. 300 people)

New Services Enhance UC's Veteran-Friendly Reputation

From UC Alumni Association:

New services enhance UC's veteran-friendly reputation
For the fourth straight year, UC has made the Military Friendly Schools list compiled by G. I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel adjusting to civilian life. UC was recognized for its exceptional service to military service members, veterans and their families as students. That support is growing with the opening of a new campus Veterans One-Stop Center as well as a web-based version of the center and the training of staff to provide similar on-site assistance at UC Blue Ash and Clermont College. UC has more than 1,000 veterans enrolled this fall.

UC Clermont Holds Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.

From UC News:

UC Clermont Holds Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.

The community is welcome to attend.

Date: 10/15/2012 3:00:00 PM
By: Mae Hanna
Phone: (513) 732-5332

UC ingot   UC Clermont College will hold a Veterans Day celebration event on Wednesday, November 7 at 1 p.m, on campus.

The event will begin with a flag ceremony – a parading of the colors  –  in the Student Lounge located in the Peters-Jones Building at 4200 Clermont College Dr., in Batavia. The event is being sponsored by the UC Clermont Student Veterans Organization (SVO) and is open to the community. A reception will follow the event in the Student Lounge. 
Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud and Ohio State Representative Danny Bubp, a retired USMC Colonel, will join UC Clermont Dean Greg Sojka in the celebration. Student Veterans will also speak, relating their military experience and what Veterans Day means to them.
“On Veterans Day we honor the hard work and sacrifice of the entire Veteran community - those who are living and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Though Veterans should be thanked every day, there's never a better time to say thank you than on Veterans Day,” said Jeff Bosworth, Director of Veteran Affairs at UC Clermont, a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer and Vietnam War Veteran.
For more information about the event, please contact Jeff Bosworth at 513-558-5358 or

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Raas Garba Night by AAA & Hindu YUVA - Oct 26th!

From the Asian American Association UC:

Raas Garba Night
Friday, October 26th
TUC Great Hall

Come learn how to Garba! Join us for this night of free food, dancing, music, and culture!
Wear Indian clothes and bring Dandiya if you have them! (no problem if you don’t)

Big thank you to the office of Ethnic Programs and Services for sponsoring the food for the event! 

Check back closer to the event for a How-to-Garba video!

Call for Proposals & Open Registration for UC Diversity Conference!

From UC Diversity:

5th Annual UC Diversity Conference, March 27, 2013
Be a Diversity Leader!
Learn Educate Advocate Develop Empower Research

Dear 2012 Diversity conference participant,

You are invited to join us by participating as a conference presenter or participant in the 5th Annual University of Cincinnati Diversity Conference on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
from 8 AM - 5 PM. Last year’s conference brought almost 400 participants and included presentations by noted Cincinnati Leaders and faculty.

This conference is designed to highlight pedagogy, experiential knowledge and innovative practices that encourage individuals and organizations to build vibrant, diverse and inclusive environments.  To make this event great community collaboration, we are seeking thought-provoking interactive workshop presentations and stimulating panel discussions. We welcome proposals from all interested faculty, students, staff, administrators and area professionals who practice and value being a diversity LEADER.

Conference Session Topics
Your program proposal should emphasize being a LEADER in one of the following topic areas:
·         Class and Poverty:  This topic deals with socio-economic diversity and challenges, including debt and homelessness.
·         Conflict Resolution and Leadership:  Focus on resolving conflict and providing participants with opportunities for leadership within their communities.
·         Gender and GLBTQ:  Topics relating to males and females, as well as sexual orientation and identity, are featured in this category.
·         History, Politics and Law: The intersection of government and politics with diversity provides many interesting topics for discussion.
·         Media, Music, Art and Well-Being: Cultural diversity, including social media use, music, art, and health consciousness.
·         Mental and Physical Challenges: These workshops focus on topics affecting those with physical challenges (including deafness, blindness, and mobility impairments) as well as mental challenges, learning disabilities and other handicaps.
·         Race, Ethnicity and Nationality: One of the more common topics thought of in relation to our conference is race, but we expand this category to include both ethnicity and nationality.
·         Religion: Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and more: Religious diversity makes up a significant topic among our workshops.
·         Work, School, Family and Community: Topics pertain to how to improve work, family, and/or school environment or work toward tolerance and acceptance within their community.
Program Format
·         There will be an opening ceremony, keynote and four (4) concurrent sessions with 8 to 10 presentation choices. Audiences will range from 25 to 65 people. The format is flexible and may include more than one presenter.  Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes in length. All participants will enjoy networking opportunities during breakfast, the Marian Spencer Ambassador Diversity Awards Luncheon and our closing reception.

Proposal Submission

·         We are pleased to utilize a new conference management system where abstract proposals, bios and pictures are submitted on-line. Open an account now, you may continue to use the site to edit and build content up until the *January 11, 2013 DEADLINE.
·         Proposals will be evaluated by a committee and presenters will be notified by February 1, 2013.
·         Conference presenters will receive complimentary registration with meals, a personalized Diversity Leader Certificate and a Diversity Leader T-shirt.


·         The early bird registration rate of $25 Students, $50 Faculty & Staff and $75 for community and non-UC faculty is available until January 11, 2013.
·         Rates after January 11, 2013, $30 Students, $55 Faculty & Staff and $100 community and non-UC faculty.
·         All registrants will receive meals and a personalized Diversity Leader Certificate.
We invite organizations, departments and individuals to join us in presenting this year's conference.  The sponsorship levels and corresponding benefits are:
  • Champion - $500; admit 2; quarter page and name listing as sponsor
  • Change Agent - $1,000; admit 4; half page and name listing as sponsor
  • Leader - $2,500; admit 8; full page and name listing as sponsor

For more information visit:

LGBTQ Staff/Faculty Social - Dec 6th!

From the UC LGBTQ Center:

The LGBTQ Center is planning its first LGBTQ Staff/Faculty Social.  

This event is open to UC faculty/staff that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer.  

Date: 12/6/12
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Food, fun, mixing and mingling with your UC LGBTQ colleagues.

This event will be a private, safe, environment for us to socialize and build alliances.

Official invitation to follow.  Please send your email address to Leisan at to be added to the invite list.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alumna Serves as New Society of Women Engineers President-Elect

From UC News:

Alumna Serves as New SWE President-Elect

Chemical engineering alumna, CEAS ’87, and proud Bearcat for life, Stacey DelVecchio, is serving as president elect of the Society of Women Engineers.
Date: 10/15/2012
By: Arthur Davies
Phone: (513) 556-9181
The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science prepares its graduates to be much more than engineers. They are multidimensional agents of transformation. CEAS ’87 alumnus and proud Bearcat for life Stacey DelVecchio recently assumed the role of president elect for the Society of Women Engineers. With an unmatched background in chemical engineering and management, DelVecchio is an ideal candidate to serve as a role model to women engineers around the world.


For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering profession. The organization is centered around a passion for its members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. SWE’s mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
DelVecchio hopes to do justice to SWE’s longstanding mission while adding a touch of her own to the tradition. She plans to assist the organization in its global expansion initiative. DelVecchio recently returned from the SWE “Women Engineers Leading Global Innovation Symposium” in Bangalore, India. The symposium’s aim was to exchange information about engineering developments and challenges across disciplines and countries with a diverse group of women engineers. Also at the symposium was CEAS civil engineering senior Morgan Schroeder, who was one of only ten collegiate women selected to represent the United States at the conference.
“It was so nice to see an impressive young lady taking charge of what she wants to do, and she’s a Bearcat like me! I believe that it speaks so highly of UC by having Morgan represent them,” affirms DelVecchio.   

Delvecchio & student
DelVecchio and Schroeder at the SWE “Women Engineers Leading Global Innovation Symposium” in India

DelVecchio brings with her to SWE not only a top-flight college education but also extensive career experience. For more than 23 years, she has been employed with Caterpillar Inc. DelVecchio has worked in process and product development for non-metallic components and production support for paint and process fluids. She was also heavily involved in the build- and start-up of a green-field facility in China.

As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt—a professional who can explain Six Sigma quality assurance and principles, including supporting systems and tools—DelVecchio worked on projects that included lean manufacturing, failure analysis, and employee engagement. Prior to leading an engineering pipeline transformation project as a manager at Caterpillar Inc., DelVecchio was the hose and coupling engineering manager for Cat Fuel Systems. She was also their new product introduction manager. DelVecchio’s accumulated managerial experience has armed her with the necessary tools and expertise to lead the best engineering talent.

As for education, it was the acclaimed co-op program that attracted DelVecchio to UC. Not to mention the fact that it was close to home for the Cleveland native.
“Academically, I had the experience of adjusting from being at the top of my class in high school to being in the mix of a room full of people who were in the top of their class. After I found my study buddies (who were my study buddies for years), my academic life went a lot smoother. I had friends that could always help me through the rough spots and I could return the favor for them.

"Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UC. I met a great group of friends my first year in Memorial Hall (which was a dorm at that time). We stayed in Memorial on the same floor for two years, and then moved off campus to a house on Victor Street. The experience of living with seven women in one house is something I will certainly always remember. That, coupled with the good fortune of meeting my husband, a mechanical engineering major, during my senior year are things that put a smile on my face to this day,” DelVecchio reflects.

Throughout her time as SWE president elect and president, DelVecchio will be on a human resources special assignment for Caterpillar, Inc. She considers this time to be a major turning point in her life as she decides whether to go back to product development, stay in HR or to continue her efforts in the global recognition of women in engineering. Whichever route she chooses, DelVecchio will no doubt succeed.

A Desi lgbtQ Helpline

Announcing the Launch of DeQH!

a Desi lgbtQ Helpline 

On National Coming Out Day, Thursday, October 11th, 2012, a coalition of South Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organizations and individuals in the U.S. will launch DeQH, the first South Asian LGBTQ national helpline. DeQH offers free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources by telephone for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends around the globe. The intent is to provide a safe and supportive ear for callers to share their concerns, questions, struggles or hopes through conversations with trained LGBTQ South Asian Peer Support Volunteers.

Callers can reach the helpline at (908) FOR-DEQH (908-367-3374)  8pm-10pm on Thursdays and Sundays, Eastern Standard Time [5-7pm PST].  Days and times will expand over time.

For general information, check out and contact
DeQH is a collaboration of South Asian LGBTQ groups and individuals around the nation including AQUA North Carolina, Hotpot! in Philadelphia, SALGA NYC, Satrang in LA, and Trikone San Francisco. Please contact us if your group is interested in joining our effort, and/or if you are interested in becoming a general volunteer or would like to be trained as a peer support volunteer.

DeQH operates with support from NQAPIA. Trikone is a fiscal sponsor of DeQH.

Seeking Volunteers for International Education Week! Nov 5th-16th!

From UC International:

Seeking volunteers for International Education Week!  Nov. 5-16, 2012
This is a great way to earn service hours for Cincinnatus or Turner and enjoy some international activity on campus at the same time.  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 EIGHT upcoming training sessions offered from 12:15-12:45 p.m.  Feel free to pack a lunch and bring it with you!  All volunteers will get a free T-shirt and must attend just one of these sessions so that we can briefly explain where/how help is needed.  Please consider volunteering by registering for an upcoming October training session online here!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Next "Life of the Mind" Lecture Series Scheduled for Oct 30: UC Faculty Members to Consider the Theme of "Security"

From UC News:

Next 'Life of the Mind' Lecture Series Scheduled for Oct. 30

UC faculty members to consider the theme of 'security.'

Date: 10/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Melissa Norris
Phone: (513) 556-1558

UC ingot  
Life of the Mind

The second in the 'Life of the Mind' lecture series on the theme of 'Security' is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.
Free and open to the UC community and public, 'Life of the Mind' features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme. Each quarter, there are two 'Life of the Mind' sessions with three 'thought provocateurs' contributing to each session. Each scholar provides a 15-minute talk followed by audience Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.
At the October 30th lecture, three distinguished faculty members will address the theme from unique and diverse perspectives:
  • Adrian Parr, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design and the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, 'Securitybound: Cities in the 21st Century'
  • Henry R. Nasrallah, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, College of Medicine, 'Unstable Cortex (UC): The Jurassic Park of the Human Mind'
  • Richard J. Harknett, associate professor of political science, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, 'When Big Brother Meets Lord of the Flies: The Challenge of Cybersecurity'
More about 'Life of the Mind' can be found online via the Libraries website.

Who Needs Feminism? Week - Oct 22nd-26th

From Cincinnati Feminists:

Who Needs Feminism Week?
October 22nd-26th

Why do you need feminism? Get involved, lets spread feminism around campus!

Multicultural Mixer - Oct 23rd!

From UC Identity:

Multicultural Mixer
Tuesday, October 23
University Pavilion 320

Come and MIX IT UP with IDENTITY next Tuesday October 23 at our Multicultural Mixer at 6pm in Unviersity Pavilion 320! Take advantage of this great program and NETWORK!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cans & Coats Drive - Oct 16th-Nov 2nd!

From Center for Community Engagement:

Cans & Coats Drive
October 16 – November 2

The Center for Community Engagement is partnering with the Freestore Foodbank to deliver basic necessities to our neighbors in need during the holiday season and cold winter months. Donations will be accepted at numerous campus locations and select home athletic events from October 16th - November 2nd. The Freestore Foodbank distributes over 12 million pounds of food annually in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana--but their mission is much greater than simply feeding the hungry. The Freestore Foodbank connects with individuals to provide food and services while working to create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis.

The Cans & Coats Drive seeks donations of non-perishable food, winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks for distribution to the most vulnerable among us.

Collection Locations
There are barrels at each location in which you can drop off cans, coats, and more!

  • Calhoun Hall (main lobby)
  • Campus Recreation Center (breezeway)
  • DAAP (5th floor entrance)
  • DAAP CafĂ©
  • Daniels Hall
  • French Hall East
  • French Hall West (main lobby)
  • Richard E. Lindner Center (2nd, 4th, and 5th floors)
  • Schneider Hall
  • Siddall Hall
  • Steger Life Center (outside rm. 455)
  • Swift Hall (outside the 7th floor Honors Lounge)
  • TUC (200 and 300 levels)
  • Turner Hall (lobby A)
  • University Pavilion

Collection at Athletic Events
The Athletic Department has stepped up to partner in this drive with the goal of collecting 2,000 cans. In addition to the on campus collection barrels, donations will also be collected at home UC athletic contests.

  • Swimming & Diving vs. Xavier: October 19th, Keating Aquatics Center, at 3:00p
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Louisville: October 27th, Gettler Stadium, 7:00p
  • Volleyball vs. Louisville: October 28th, Fifth Third Arena, 1:00p

The most needed food items include: canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, chicken and soups. All sizes of coats and gently used or new winter clothing is needed, especially larger sized coats. Donations will be accepted October 16th - November 2nd on campus.

Say Yes to Success: Resume Workshop


Say Yes to Success: Resume Workshop
Monday, October 22nd
Career Development Center

Presented by: ADVANCE, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and BBSA (Black Business Student Association)

If you don't have a resume this workshop will be perfect for you!

This is an event you don't want to miss!

This workshop will be fun, engaging, and interactive. You're in lecture classes all day, now it's time to test your professional skills and enhance them as well.

When: Monday, Oct. 22nd
Location: Career Development Center (first floor University Pavilion)
Time: 6PM

**Light refreshments will be served

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns - please feel free to e-mail us at

Queer People of Color Jeopardy - Oct 22nd!

From Colors of Pride:

QPOC Jeopardy
Monday, October 22nd
LGBTQA Center, 5th Floor Steger

This upcoming Monday Colors of Pride will be Hosting Queer people of color Jeopardy. Come learn something new or to show how much you already know.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

UC Sustainability Lecture Series on Historic Preservation - Oct 24th!

From UC Sustainability:

Wednesday, October 24
UC MainStreet Cinema

This lecture will feature three experts on Cincinnati preservation:

Paul Muller, Executive Director of Cincinnati Preservation Association; David Stradling, Professor for UC's Department of History; and Steven Hampton, Executive Director of the Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corproation.

Are you interested in all of the changes going on around the city, and the efforts to preserve the amazing history Cincinnati has? Please join us for this exciting discussion on Cincinnati's progress and the fight for historic preservation!

Faculty & Staff - Register Now for "Creating a Gender-Inclusive Campus" Webinar

From UC News:

Faculty and Staff: Register Now For Informative Webinar

As part of the larger LGBT History month celebrations at UC, the LGBTQ Center & RAPP are partnering to host a campus showing of the webinar, 'Creating a Gender-Inclusive Campus.'

Date: 10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Rebecca Lehman
Phone: (513) 556-6119

UC ingot   UC faculty and staff are invited to the webinar, “Creating a Gender-Inclusive Campus,” which takes place from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in Room 425 of Tangeman University Center. 

The LGBTQ Center (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center) and RAPP (Racial Awareness Program) invite UC faculty and staff to build their knowledge and skills around supporting and meeting the needs of trans individuals and creating a more gender-inclusive campus.  

This program will discuss complex ways that students understand and express their gender and best practices and policies in areas such as housing, facilities, health services, student activities, athletics and admissions.

An RSVP is required to attend. Click here for registration and more information.

Friday, October 19, 2012

RAPP Outreach in Fall Semester

As a programming area in Student Activities & Leadership Development, RAPP works in three main ways:  Intensives, RAPPORT, and Outreach.  Outreach is where we have a great opportunity for broad impact and is where we engage the most Bearcats.

So far this semester, we have done six programs on campus and connected with around 150 people.  Appropriate for midterms, we have another six scheduled.  Here are some snapshots of what we've done this fall:

  • We explored the Just Community Principles and how they relate with our community & student success with the AACRC Habari Gani Ambassadors.
  • We explored communication about race, daily experiences of race, and positive racial identity development with the students of Psych 2042, Psychology of Interpersonal Relations.
  • We discussed ourselves in the context of multiple identities and explored how that impacts our lives and community with members of the UC chapter of Future Educators of America.
  • We explored our connections with the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC), its history in America, and the history of resistance & change in the Introduction to the PIC Workshop with Jefferson Complex RA Brendon Richey.
  • We identified demographics and resources around race, gender, sexuality, and ability and explored how complex these identities are in university life with McMicken Ambassadors.
  • Rebecca shared her journey into Social Justice Education and her perspectives on/experiences in the field, as well as led an activity on multiple identity self-awareness, with the students of Careers in Communication.
Still ahead are the showing of The Line in Stratford Heights, the faculty & staff focused Creating a Gender-Inlcusive Campus, inclusive leadership with the Student Government First-Year Leadership Program, and workshops with first-year learning communities.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

RAPPORT Workshop: The Social Emotional Learning Process and Self Reflection

RAPPORT Workshop: The Social Emotional Learning Process and Self Reflection

Monday, October 22th
Stratford Heights

During the workshop, we're going to navigate through the Social Emotional Learning Process and learn ways people self reflect.
The meeting will end with the showing of "The Line" amongst other students where we'll enjoy film, popcorn, and thought-provoking conversation!

Unlike most RAPPORT meetings, this one will take place in Stratford Heights, not Steger!

BRIDGES Walk for a Just Community - This Saturday!

From Just Community:

BRIDGES Walk for a Just Community

The BRIDGES Walk for a Just Community is an inspiring event promoting inclusion, equity and justice for all.  This celebration is truly a display of the rich ethnic and cultural compilation of our region.  All proceeds for the walk benefit the programs of BRIDGES for a Just Community.

BRIDGES for a Just Community has been our region's leading human relations organization since 1944.  It brings people together to achieve inclusion, equity and justice for all.  BRIDGES provides programming designed to meet community challenges related to diversity, inclusion and social justice.
The walk is a 5K (3.1 mile) event.  Families and those with special needs can participate.  There will also be a certified 5K Freedom Run ($25 registration fee). 

After the walk there will be entertainment including dancing and choirs.  There will also be food, drink and the opportunity to learn more about organizations in the area doing diversity and inclusion work.  Groups represent our area's rich multi-ethnic composition.
Check the BRIDGES walk website for more information.

UC students participate in the BRIDGES Walk
UC students participate in the BRIDGES Walk
The Center for Community Engagement has created a UC.UGIVE.ORG event for the walk, so interested students, faculty, and staff (anyone with Central Login credentials) can register for the event here:

2012 Walk Information for UC Participants
Walk Date:  Saturday, October 27, 2012
Location:  National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

UC will provide bus transportation to and from the event.  Buses will leave from the Dabney Circle from 8:30 am to 9:50 am and will return you to campus after the event (last bus leaves NURFC at 12:45 pm).
Don't forget - This is a Family Fun event with breakfast, food sampling and entertainment!

Schedule of Events
9:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:50 am Freedom Run begins (certified 5K - $25 registration fee)
10:00 am BRIDGES Walk for a Just Community begins
11:00 am Post-walk celebration and multicultural festival (food sampling & entertainment)

UC's Academic Internship Program is Awarded $100,000 to Support New, Student Global Experience

From UC News:
UC’s Academic Internship Program Is Awarded $100,000 To Support New, Student Global Experience

Applications are underway, and an Oct. 4 student information session is planned for the Singapore Experience, with the first group of participants spending their spring semester gaining real-world work experience in Asia.

Date: 10/2/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Provided

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice & Experiential Learning and UC International Programs are coordinating $100,000 in new funding to support students as part of a new, international internship opportunity. UC’s new Singapore Experience program was awarded the funding from the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation that supports partnerships resulting in building connections and cultural understandings between the United States and East Asia. 

The Singapore Experience is the first international academic internship program under UC’s Division of Professional Practice & Experiential Learning. It also supports goals of the UC 2019 Academic Master Plan in increasing the number of UC students who study abroad. “We have a well-established national academic internship program and we wanted to expand on those experiences in a dynamic way,” says Darnice Langford, professor and associate director for the Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation. “Asia’s presence is really beginning to be illustrated in the world, and Singapore is a vibrant and dynamic destination for UC students. Plus, it’s an English-speaking country.”

“Singapore is an absolutely fascinating place, and students in all disciplines will be able to have experiences that will position them very well for the future,” says Kurt Olausen, director of International Programs.

The 12 credit-hour Singapore Experience is open to all majors and all undergraduates and includes:
  • Personalized job placement and ongoing support
  • Furnished housing and kitchen
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Cultural and recreational activities

“It’s an opportunity to build career connections in Singapore,” says Langford. “The population is growing at a very low rate. Therefore, Singaporean companies are interested in building their workforce by recruiting from American schools. Plus, there are around 1,500 American companies that are operating in Singapore.”

The fall and spring internships run 13 weeks at a cost of $6,980, and the summer internship program runs 10 weeks at a total cost of $5,750. Students would also participate in one distance-learning course related to the internship experience.

Students can apply for consideration for the funding assistance through UC International Programs’ online student grant application. 

The funding supports student expenses, travel and housing during the Singapore Experience internships over the 2012-13 academic year. The grant is open to renewal from the Freedom Foundation for the following academic year.

Internship application deadlines are Nov. 1 for the pilot group this spring and for summer; March 1 for fall 2013 and June 1 for spring 2014.

Student Information Session Oct. 4
UC undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the internships can attend an information session co-sponsored by the Division of Professional Practice and Student Government. The open house will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in Room 500 of Swift Hall.

Get More Information and Application Details Online About The Singapore Experience

About the Freeman Foundation

UC was among approximately 60 colleges and universities that were invited to apply for the grants of up to $100,000 annually from a total of $1 million in funding to support paid or unpaid student internships in Asia.

The Freeman Foundation’s major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East and Southeast Asia. Through education and educational exchanges, the foundation works to develop a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories and economics in the U.S. and a better understanding of the American people and of American institutions and purposes by the peoples of Asia.

What is an Internship?
At UC, an internship is an opportunity for a student to work with a company or organization to gain valuable professional experience. Students take a course to prepare for their experience and earn academic credit while gaining valuable internship experience.