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UC Blue Ash Five Facts: June 15, 2017

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In this edition:

  • Dean Cady’s thoughts on her Farewell Reception;
  • New Department Chairs take their seats this summer;
  • And a UCBA student is a featured speaker at this weekend’s TEDxCincinnati Main Stage Event.

June 15, 2017 Edition

Dean Cady Short-Thompson will officially leave UC Blue Ash on July 7

Dean Cady Short-Thompson will officially leave UC Blue Ash on July 7

Cady’s Farewell.

Thanks to all who were able to attend the Farewell Reception for Dean Cady Short-Thompson on 6/13. We didn’t have an exact count, but it’s safe to say well over 100 faculty, staff, and emeriti faculty stopped by to thank Cady and wish her luck. She truly enjoyed the event – “I appreciated the opportunity to engage in a college-wide farewell and love fest. I wanted to thank and recognize folks for their support and superb work over all of these years. I also appreciated hearing funny stories and great examples of all we’ve done together. We have come a long way in just seven years. This college has momentum and I’m confident about UCBA’s future!”

From left, Gene Kramer, Krista Sigler and Angie Woods take on departmental leadership roles.

From left, Gene Kramer, Krista Sigler and Angie Woods take on departmental leadership roles.

New Chairs.

Some academic departments will have new Chairs beginning this summer. Gene Kramer will become the permanent Chair of the Math, Physics & Computer Science Dept. on July 1. He replaces Charlotte Skinner who will become Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs next month. Krista Sigler will be the new Chair of History, Philosophy & Political Science; Angie Woods will lead the Foreign Language Dept.; and Krista Wood is the new Chair of the faculty for 2017-18. Congratulations to all on their new roles.

UC Blue Ash student Prerna Gandhi is the featured speaker at the TEDxCincinnati Main Stage Event.

UC Blue Ash student Prerna Gandhi is the featured speaker at the TEDxCincinnati Main Stage Event.

Prerna’s TED Talk. 

UC Blue Ash student and Student Orientation Leader, Prerna Gandhi, is a featured speaker at the TEDxCincinnati Main Stage Event being held this Saturday, June 17 starting at 5:00 pm at Memorial Hall in downtown Cincinnati. Prerna will share her inspiring story of surviving an acid attack at 13-years-old to overcome the odds and continue to pursue her dreams. She is thriving as an award-winning student at our college and plans to transition to the Lindner College of Business next year to complete her bachelor’s degree. You can visit the TEDxCincinnati Facebook page to get more info about Prerna and Saturday’s event.

Duke Energy's pipeline proposal will be open for discussion, June 15.

Duke Energy’s pipeline proposal will be open for discussion, June 15.

Pipeline Public Hearing.

The Ohio Power Siting Board will host a public hearing on our campus today, June 15, that will focus on Duke Energy’s proposal to construct a new natural-gas pipeline in Hamilton County. The hearing will be from 3:00 – 8:00 pm in Muntz Auditorium. The current routes being proposed would go through several local communities, including the City of Blue Ash, but would not run near our campus. You can learn more about Duke Energy’s current proposals here.

The stars and stripes will be everywhere again at this year's Red, White & Blue Ash.

The stars and stripes will be everywhere again at this year’s Red, White & Blue Ash.

Red, White & Blue Ash.

There will be plenty of music, food, and fireworks at the 2017 OneMain Financial Red, White & Blue Ash on July 4 at Summit Park. The event is an annual tradition that always delivers a lot of great entertainment and offers a fun way to celebrate Independence Day. It begins at 4:00 pm and the featured act, REO Speedwagon, hits the stage at 8:15. Fireworks will be from 10 – 10:30. Our college will serve as one of the primary parking areas, with a shuttle to and from the park. If you plan to go, you can get all of the details for the event right here.

Quote of the Week

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

– Pablo Picasso

Photo of the Week

Our Student Orientation Leaders recently helped break in the patio outside the new Progress Hall. They posed for a wide range of photos that will be used in some of our new marketing materials, web updates, social media posts and ads for the upcoming year. We appreciate their help!

Our Student Orientation Leaders recently helped break in the patio outside the new Progress Hall. They posed for a wide range of photos that will be used in some of our new marketing materials, web updates, social media posts and ads for the upcoming year. We appreciate their help!

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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