UC Blue Ash Five Facts: November 1, 2017


In this edition:

  • Details on how you can get your copy of our new 50th Anniversary book;
  • Learn more about the inspirational new video from UC that addresses a current controversy;
  • And see who won this week’s Spooktacular Costume Contest.

November 1, 2017 Edition

Our 50th Anniversary book is now on sale in the UC Blue Ash bookstore. Get yours signed by the author on November 16.

50 Years of UC Blue Ash – On Sale.

Just in time for the holidays, our 50th Anniversary book, 50 Years of UC Blue Ash College: Inspiring Student Success – Then, Now, Always, is on sale in the UC Blue Ash bookstore. The book is authored by Rob Gioielli, associate professor of history at UCBA. It tells the story of how and why our college was founded, and highlights key events that led to our continued growth over the past half-century. You can also enjoy over 50 full-color photos of our college, from those first days in 1967 to present day. We’ll host a book signing with Rob on Thursday, November 16 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in the bookstore.

Click image to view the new ‘#1UC’ video.


As most of you are aware, UC has agreed to allow Richard Spencer space on campus to speak. Spencer is a white supremacist who is challenging free speech laws by requesting to speak at campuses across the U.S. UC President Neville Pinto made the difficult decision to grant the request based on the first amendment, but he is leading efforts to let Spencer and others know that we embrace diversity, inclusion and respect for others through an inspiring new video titled ‘#1UC.’ UCBA Interim Dean Robin Lightner is also featured. Additional videos are being developed by UC to support this theme; all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. If you’re interested please contact me at or 936-1632. 

These girls are part of the CMC’s STEM Girls program and are ready to treat a stuffed animal in the Vet Tech lab.

STEM Girls Visit Vet Tech.

Kudos to our Veterinary Technology Dept. for recently hosting the Cincinnati Museum Center’s (CMC) STEM Girls program, a free program for girls ages 8–14 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 24 girls who participated learned more about what vet techs do and got to ‘experiment’ on some stuffed animals in the lab. Vet Tech Chair Jennifer Wells notes that the girls were very engaged and excited about the opportunity. Thanks to 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Tony Lawson, for coordinating the visit. He is Sr. Director of School and Teacher Partnerships for CMC.

Members of the spooky UCBA Chemistry Club at Trunk or Treat.

Trunk or Treat.

The UCBA Chemistry Club spent part of this past Saturday at the Trunk or Treat event at South Avondale Elementary. It was hosted by the UC Women of Law and included more than 30 UC organizations. The groups provided candy out of the trunk of a car for children and had the opportunity to teach them about different topics. Our Chem Club used dry ice placed in water to create a spooky fog around their display. They also came dressed for the occasion and took 3rd place for their ‘Spooky Chemists’ theme. Chemistry Professor Daniella Fisher coordinated the group’s participation – and she provided the car.

The Muntz elevator will be replaced as part of the building’s ongoing renovation.

Out of Order.

The bad news: the elevator located across from Student Life in Muntz Hall will be out of service for the next several months. The good news: it’s being replaced with a brand new elevator as part of our ongoing Muntz Hall renovation project! The new one should be complete in late spring 2018. The elevator near our Admissions and One Stop offices in Muntz Hall will continue to operate (it will also eventually be replaced). We really appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we move forward with the renovations, while continuing to teach, learn, and work. 

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 11:

Don’t get SPOOKED when classes get hard! UC Blue Ash offers Learning Labs to assist with course materials in almost every subject! Learn more about our Foreign Language Lab, Math Lab, Science Lab, and the Writing and Study Skills Center.

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

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.
— Anonymous


Photo of the Week

Some scary characters took part in the Spooktacular Costume Contest yesterday, hosted by the UC Blue Ash Sister Circle. Congrats to Kit White (marionette, 2nd from right) for winning Best Costume. Thanks to all who participated!

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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