UC Blue Ash Five Facts: December 6, 2017


In this edition:

  • Students in one of our bachelor’s degree programs give back to local organizations;
  • Why were students from our eMedia program at Great American Ball Park?
  • And our 50 Facts focuses on the 1967 cornerstone, and how it ended up inside Muntz Hall.

December 6, 2017 Edition

(L to R) Michele D. Kegley, PhD, Associate Professor; Maureen Asebrook, BTAS Capstone Student; and Marvin Knobloch, Director of Outreach Services for the Alois Alzheimer Foundation, pose with the big check presented at a special ceremony earlier this week.

Students Giving Back.

Kudos to students in our Bachelor’s in Applied Administration program who recently completed their capstone projects, while also giving back to area organizations that provide valuable services. For their capstone, students partner with a local non-profit organization to gain hands-on experience by volunteering to work on a project that ties to their career plans. Thanks to a grant sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact and funded in part by UC, students donated $500 each to two of the partner organizations – the Alois Alzheimer Foundation and Hope in Action’s Giving Garden. More than a dozen local organizations were partners in the capstone projects, but the students chose these two as recipients for the grant based on their mission and the services they provide to the community.

It’s very cool to see our name in lights at GABP.

eMedia Goes to the Ballpark.

The Cincinnati Reds season was over months ago, but some of our eMedia students recently went to Great American Ball Park (GABP) to learn from Billy Johnson, an eMedia grad (2011) and get an up close look at the work he performs as a producer/chyron specialist for the Reds. UC Blue Ash eMedia professor Jay Petachtakes his students to visit Billy every spring and fall as part of his Audio II class. It’s a great experience for our students and a great example of the way Billy gives back to the program that helped him land his dream job. See his alumni profile here to learn more about his work with the Reds.

Start planning now to apply for scholarships in January.

Plan to Apply for $.

Start planning now to apply for our 2018-19 scholarships. More than $75,000 will be available for UC Blue Ash students through our scholarships for next academic year. There are scholarships designed to serve a wide range of students; some are for specific academic programs while others, like our first-generation student scholarships, are designed for different student populations. The application period will be from January 3 – February 11, 2018. More details on all of the available scholarships will be posted soon on our website – check back here.

The 2017 Fall Commencement will take place Friday, December 8 at BB&T Arena.

Planning to Walk?

If you’re walking for graduation during the 2017 Fall Commencement, or just planning to attend, be sure to note that this year’s ceremony will be in the BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky. The change in location is due to major renovations that continue at Fifth-Third Arena on the UC Uptown campus. The graduation ceremony for UC Blue Ash students will be this Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm. More details on commencement are available here.

Take note of upcoming holiday closings.

Closings and Openings.

UC will be closed from December 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018 for Winter Season Days. This closing includes UC Blue Ash College and it means that no services will be provided on our campus during the break – the lights will be out and the doors will be locked. Our college will re–open on January 2, 2018 and the spring semester begins on January 8, 2018. You can get more details on Winter Season Days here and access the UC academic calendar here.

50 Facts

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of UC Blue Ash College during the 2017-18 academic year, we are sharing 50 Facts about our college. Watch for a new fact each week on social media sites, TV monitors around campus and on the UCBANow blog.

FACT 16:

The cornerstone for Muntz Hall ended up inside after the major expansion of the building in 1976. Today, it can be found in an office in the Dean’s Suite. Do you know which office?

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

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” 
— Joshua J. Marine, author

Photo of the Week

Our dental hygiene students and faculty welcomed State Senator, Cecil Thomas, to tour the clinic last week. He is interested in supporting a bill that would allow for dental therapists in Ohio, which would be a positive development for our dental hygiene program.

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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