UC Blue Ash Five Facts: October 25, 2017


In this edition:

  • A longtime publication at UC Blue Ash returns in a new format;
  • Learn about scholarships that are available for the spring semester;
  • And do you know what year the name of our college changed to UC Blue Ash? See this week’s 50 Facts for our 50th Anniversary.

October 25, 2017 Edition

UCBA’s student newspaper, the Activist, is back in a new online format.

The Activist is Back!

After a brief hiatus, the UC Blue Ash student newspaper, the Activist, is again being produced to provide news, opinions, reviews and more, directly from our students. There won’t be any printed copies, but the team of reporters will post information digitally on a regular basis through the direction of the editor, UCBA English professor Neely McLaughlin. The staff is made up of students in Neely’s English 2089 course, which focuses on journalism and our campus community. Check out the current edition at If you have any feedback or story ideas for the Activist, contact Neely at

Apply now to be eligible for a scholarship for the upcoming spring semester.

Spring Scholarships – Apply Now.

The application period for 2018 spring scholarships at UC Blue Ash opened this week. There are program-specific and general scholarships available for the upcoming semester. Please note that to apply for a scholarship you will need to review the requirements that must be met for any student to be considered, and you will need a recommendation from a UC Blue Ash professor. The application deadline is November 22, 2017. You can learn more about each of the available scholarships and the application process here (scroll down to see scholarship info).

President Pinto speaking at our 50th Anniversary Gala. He returns to our campus on Friday for a town hall meeting.

President Pinto on Campus.

UC President Neville Pinto will be at our college this Friday, October 27 for a town hall meeting to present ideas for the University’s strategic direction and gather input from YOU! The event will be from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in Muntz Auditorium. Please plan to attend, even if you can’t stay the entire time. It will be a great opportunity to share your thoughts on priorities for the University directly with President Pinto. The town hall is open to all students, faculty and staff. This is one of only four town hall meetings the president is hosting across the University – read more on the events here.

Nationally renowned attorney, Jonathan Rapping.

Big Turnout for Big Time Attorney.

Thanks to all who attended the presentation by nationally renowned attorney, Jonathan Rapping, on October 19 in Muntz Auditorium. Approximately 200 attended, with a good mix of our students and members of the legal community. Based on the feedback received, everyone came away impressed. Rapping spoke about the need to reform our justice system that is often biased against the most marginalized in our communities. He also noted that it is important to develop a robust network of public defenders and change some of the stigma that has been associated with the role. Kudos to UC Blue Ash criminal justice professor Wendy Calaway for organizing the event and thanks to our Behavioral Science Department and Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office for sponsoring it.

Friday, October 27 is the deadline to withdraw from classes.

Withdrawal Deadline – Oct. 27

UCBA students please note that this Friday, October 27 is the deadline to withdraw from a class and still receive a W on your transcript. Please note that if you are receiving Federal Financial Aid or Scholarships, any change in registration can affect your funding. It’s very important that you visit the One Stop Office located in Muntz Hall 150, or call (513) 745-5740 to speak with one of our associates before the deadline to discuss potential financial implications. You should also communicate with your instructor before taking action. You can visit the One Stop website here.

50 Facts

As we recognize our 50th Anniversary throughout the 2017-18 academic year, we are highlighting 50 facts about our college. Watch for a new fact each week here and on our social media sites, TV monitors and the UCBANOW blog.

FACT 10:

Our name officially changed from Raymond Walters College to UC Blue Ash College in 2011. The change was designed to better align with the UC brand, and better identify the location of our scenic campus.

Don’t miss a fact! Check out our 50 Facts Archive page to see the full list of our UC Blue Ash facts!

Quote of the Week

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo of the Week

UC’s new quarterback? The Bearcat tries to hit the bullseye during the Homecoming 2017 celebration on our campus last week.

About Olive Wright

Olive Wright is the Communications Intern with the Communications Department at UC Blue Ash College for the 2017-18 academic year. Look forward to seeing Olive's contributions to UCBANOW and all year long.

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