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Thursday, July 03, 2014

You still have time to get in for Fall 2014 classes!



JULY 3, 2014

Here's a thought ... go to college!  At this time of the year, it is impossible to start at most schools if you haven't already applied and attended orientation.  Fortunatly, that is not the case at UC Clermont!  Our application deadline is still 1 month away on July 31, and we still have room for YOU!
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Next steps:
1. Apply. You need to fill out an 'Application for Admission', which you can do online at http://www.ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.html.  There is a $50 fee to apply.  If you were on a free or reduced school lunch program or that fee is a real hardship for you, you can click request a fee waiver whicle completing the application.  You will then print the fee waiver form and send it in at the address listed below.
2. Forward transcripts.  We don't want to see you diploma, but we do need to see that you've finished high school, so have those official transcripts sent directly from your school to UC.  If you have a GED, we just need a copy of your scores, which will also show the date of completion.
3. You're in!  Really!!  Once you receive your 'acceptance letter' you can confirm your admission online and then you'll be in the cue to be invited to Orientation, where you'll sign up for classes.
4. Financial Aid.  If you are interested in seeing what $$$ funding is available, you need to fill out a FAFSA / Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.  We offer free workshops each Friday @ 11:30 in Student Services 100.  If that time doesn't fit your schedule, let us know and we'll work out another time.
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If you want to speed things up and try to do all of this at once, that is also possible!  We offer weekly Information Sessions wach Tuesday @ 6 pm, Wednesday @ 1 pm and Friday @ 10 am in Student Services 100.  No RSVP needed.  Questions?  513-732-5319.  After the session, we can help you with your FAFSA while you are here.
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I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!  We want to be a part of your life's success story at UC Clermont.
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Best regards,
Blaine
UC Clermont
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
513-732-5319


Monday, May 13, 2013

We Are The Champions! UC Clermont wins the 2013 USCAA Baseball National Chamionship

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May 2013: The UC Clermont Cougars Baseball Team is the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national champion! The Cougars came back from a Game 1 loss earlier in the day to beat the Penn State Greater Allegheny Nittany Lions 6-3 to clinch the Small College World Series.
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The Cougars, a No. 3 seed, were on a 20-game winning streak before losing Game 1 to the Nittany Lions yesterday in the first of two games that the teams played against one another. The National Championship tournament was played at Pullman Park in Butler, Pa.
“I am very proud of this team. We had four all-American’s this year and good senior leadership – they just never quit. At one point in the final game I called them together and told them they deserved to win and told them to relax and play baseball like they know how to play. We are losing only a few guys, so I expect to be back there next year," said Jack Harbison, Cougar’s Interim Head Baseball Coach.
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“We are all proud of our athletic students who proved that they are champions both on the ball diamond and in the classroom. Reds scout Brian Wilson (namesake of the Cougar's home field) is looking down, smiling and saying ‘well done, guys,’” said Dean Gregory Sojka.
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A recap of the Game from the USCAA website https://uscaabaseball.prestosports.com/2013/Clermont_Wins
.  The story of this game was the sensational pitching effort of Cougars’ right-hander Ryan Beard, the 2013 USCAA Small College World Series Tournament MVP. Beard, coming off a complete game shutout of The Apprentice School the day before, pitched eight more innings giving up only one run and striking out five. In the past two day Beard has tallied 217 pitches, but his gutsy performance held the Lions in check and allowed the Cougars offense a chance to come from behind and earn their first ever USCAA Baseball National Championship.
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The Nittany Lions, entering with 44 hits over their previous three games, got off to a hot start once again when the second batter of the game, Mike Visloski, homered over the right field wall off Cougars starter Joey Wahl. Wahl, who pitched in 5.1 innings of relief in the first championship game earlier in the day, went just one inning giving up two runs before turning the ball over to Beard.  Greater Allegheny tallied two more runs in the second inning off a sacrifice fly from All-Tournament Team member Alente Johnson and an RBI groundout from Visloski. Cincinnati-Clermont would respond with one run in the bottom of the second on an RBI from Trevor Cunningham. From there, it was a battle between Lions’ starter Aaron McGee and Beard, who would trade zeros until the bottom of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth Cougars’ catcher and All-Tournament Team member Mike Gastrich smashed a two-run home run, his second of the tournament, to tie the game. Cincinnati-Clermont wasn’t done, as they would add three more runs in the bottom of the sixth on RBI’s from Josh Reinhart, Steve Hendrickson, and Gastrich to complete their scoring on the night.
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Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Oliver Girman, an All-Tournament Team member, went 3-5, and pitched two scoreless innings in the game to lead the Lions. The Cougars’ offense combined for 14 hits in the game, highlighted by multi-hit efforts from All-Tournament Team member John Kennedy, Ryan Mummert, Reinhart and Gastrich.
The second-place finish for Penn State Greater Allegheny is their best in school history. For all results from the 2013 USCAA Small College World Series, visit the tournament website.
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For more information about the UC Clermont baseball team, visit http://www.ucclermont.edu/athletics/MensBaseball.html
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by Mae Hanna

Thursday, March 21, 2013

UC Clermont Holds Info Sessions for Technical Bachelor's Degree

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UC Clermont College will hold information sessions for its technical bachelor's degree in Applied Administration.
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The information session will cover the admissions process, transferring credits, career opportunities and give students a chance to speak to an advisor. The $50 application fee will be waived for those that attend and apply at the session. The program began in the fall of 2011. This April – the first class of 35 graduates of the program will receive their bachelor’s degree.
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Upcoming Bachelor in Applied Administration Information Sessions: .
Sessions in McDonough Hall, Room 205 at 4 and 6 p.m. – 4200 Clermont College Dr., Batavia: 
Monday, March 25
Thursday, April 11
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At UC East, sessions in the East Lobby at 2 and 6 p.m. - at 1981 James Sauls Sr. Dr., Batavia (formerly Front Wheel Dr.):
Tuesday, March 26
Monday, April 8
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The two-year program totals 60 semester credits and includes courses such as: team building and project facilitation, financial information for managers, workplace ethics, human resource practices, applied statistics, employment law, employee supervision, and leadership theory and practice.
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The Applied Administration Degree will offer technical specialists career advancement opportunities into supervisory positions, usually in a field where a technical background is essential to understanding the organization.
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Maximize your technical associate degree credit hours by moving seamlessly into our new Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies in Applied Administration. This new bachelor’s degree is designed for students holding an AAB, AAS, or ATS.
• Develop skills in leadership, communication, & supervision
• Prepare for upward career mobility
• Complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years
Individual appointments are also available at your convenience. For more information or to RSVP: Call 513-558-6197 or email clermontBTAS@uc.edu
For more information about the new bachelor's degree in Applied Administration, visit http://www.ucclermont.edu/btas.html This new degree is being offered at UC Clermont College and UC Blue Ash College.
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By: Mae Hanna
Phone: (513) 732-5332

UC Clermont Hosts Spring Showcase for Future Students - March 28

Apply that evening and waive your $50 application fee.
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UC ingot UC Clermont College will host a Spring Showcase for future students on Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, Ohio.

 

Are you curious about a certain field of study? Faculty will be on hand, making presentations about specific program areas such as business, marketing, computer-aided design, health information systems, psychology, liberal arts, paralegal, criminal justice, surgical technology, human social services, our bachelors in applied administration and many more.
 
Questions regarding financial aid, class scheduling and applications will be available all that evening. For those who apply that evening, the $50 application fee will be waived.
 
“This event is future student focused. It is a great, efficient way to come on campus and get an idea of what is offered. You can also complete your application, schedule your placement test and obtain information on the financial aid process all in one evening,” said Director of Enrollment Services Martha Geiger.
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For more information, call 513-732-5319 or 866-446-2822. No reservations are necessary to attend.
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By: Mae Hanna
Phone: (513) 732-5332

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Twitter and UC






Do you tweet?  Sweet!  Follow these UC-related twitter users:
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@PrezOno UC's President Santa Ono has the biggest Klout rating of any school president in the world ... if you aren't following him, you are missing the big wave!
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@ClermontDean UC Clermont's Dean Greg Sojka will keep you up to speed on happenings at UC Clermont and within our community.
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@ucclermont is the official UC Clermont account for all that is happening on campus.
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@UC2019 is UC's official site.
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@ProudyCincy is the UC Foundation's Proudly Cincinnati Campaign that just surpassed a fund raising goal of 1 BILLION DOLLARS! 
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@ClermontTLC is The Learning Center at UC Clermont.
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@CareersClermont is UCC's Career Services office.
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@UCCClermontLib is the UC Clermont Library.
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@ClermontSG is the UC Clermont Student Tribunal = Student Government.
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@UCCAdvising is UCC's Academic Advising & Registration hub.
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@GoBearcats is the UC Department of Athletics

@UCAdmissions is the main admissions office
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More to be added ... stay in the conversation!
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Blaine
@blainekelley
blaine.kelley@uc.edu
513 732 5301

White Death approaching!



5 MAR 2013
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As UC Clermont students finish mid-term exams and look forward to Spring Break from March 18-22, there is a buzz across campus not related to either concern.  The buzz is about the current weather forecast!
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Local meteorologists and the National Weather Service are currently projecting that 3-6 inches of the frozen white stuff will be covering UC Clermont by noon tomorrow, with a much heavier band projected just a few miles to the North.  Being ‘on the edge’ of the heavy snow has students, staff and faculty thinking of the possibility of a 'snow day' off school or at least a delay.
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Watch for announcements posted on www.ucclermont.edu.  If UC closes, then UC Clermont will also be closed.  But it is possible that UC Clermont could be closed or on delay when UC’s Clifton campus is not.  Watch our website and local media under the heading of both ‘Clermont College’ and ‘University of Cincinnati.   
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The easiest way to find out if we are closed is to sign up for emergency text messaging. Students should go to www.onestop.uc.edu to do this.  Select "my information" then "my address" (you will need to log on). Once on the address page, you will see a link called "cell phone & text messaging." Click there and you can enter your contact information. Then, we'll tell you when we are closed!
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Be careful out there!
Blaine
blaine.kelley@uc.edu
513 732 5301

NEWSFLASH: Allied Health majors are filling up!

5 MAR 2013
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For prospective students considering one of UC Clermont's allied health majors, please apply right away before all available seats are taken for the fall 2013 school year.
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Emergency Medical Technician
Health Information Systems (online)
Medical Assisting (certificate)
Multi-Skilled Health Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Respiratory Care
Surgical Technology
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Apply here: http://www.ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.html
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Here is an active list of all UC Clermont academic programs. You can view specific contact information, career opportunities, curriculum and much more at this link.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/SearchPrograms.aspx?college=34&Level=U
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Also remember to apply for scholarships by March 22 at: http://apps.ucclermont.edu/scholarships/Default.aspx
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We want to be a part of your life’s success story, so apply today so you can start at UC tomorrow … or in the fall term beginning on August 26, 2013!
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Questions?  Let me know.

Blaine

blaine.kelley@uc.edu

513 732 5301

Monday, March 04, 2013

Have an Associate Degree? Want a Bachelor's Degree?



UC Clermont College will hold information sessions for its technical bachelor's degree in Applied Administration.
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The information session will cover the admissions process, transferring credits, career opportunities and give students a chance to speak to an advisor. The $50 application fee will be waived for those that attend and apply at the session. The program began in the fall of 2011. This April – the first class of 35 graduates of the program will receive their bachelor’s degree.
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Upcoming Bachelor in Applied Administration Information Sessions: .
Sessions in McDonough Hall, Room 205 at 4 and 6 p.m. – 4200 Clermont College Dr., Batavia:  Tuesday, March 12
Monday, March 25
Thursday, April 11
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At UC East, sessions in the East Lobby at 2 and 6 p.m. - at 1981 James Sauls Sr. Dr., Batavia (formerly Front Wheel Dr.):Wednesday, March 6
Tuesday, March 26
Monday, April 8
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The two-year program totals 60 semester credits and includes courses such as: team building and project facilitation, financial information for managers, workplace ethics, human resource practices, applied statistics, employment law, employee supervision, and leadership theory and practice.
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The Applied Administration Degree will offer technical specialists career advancement opportunities into supervisory positions, usually in a field where a technical background is essential to understanding the organization.
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Maximize your technical associate degree credit hours by moving seamlessly into our new Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies in Applied Administration. This new bachelor’s degree is designed for students holding an AAB, AAS, or ATS.
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• Develop skills in leadership, communication, & supervision
• Prepare for upward career mobility
• Complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years
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Individual appointments are also available at your convenience. For more information or to RSVP: Call 513-558-6197 or email clermontBTAS@uc.edu
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For more information about the new bachelor's degree in Applied Administration, visit http://www.ucclermont.edu/btas.html This new degree is being offered at UC Clermont College and UC Blue Ash College.
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This article 'borrowed' from Mae Hanna / UC Clermont press release at
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17392

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


SCHOLARSHIPS!!!! 

 
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Act now to get extra $$$$ for college!
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For the 2013-2014 academic year, UC Clermont will offer approximately 64 different scholarships through donor contributions.  Some scholarships are renewable provided recipients maintain required GPA and /or participate in community service.
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Deadline to submit application is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22. 
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How to Apply:
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The UC Clermont College scholarship application is a common application for all UC Clermont College scholarships.  Applicants may be considered for all scholarships for which they meet the eligibility criteria.
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- Answer every question completely. Failure to answer all questions or selecting ”Undisclosed”, may result in disqualification for specific scholarship consideration.
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- Keep your answers brief and to the point. You have limited text space to convey your message.
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- All scholarship applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA unless otherwise noted.
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- All scholarship candidates must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UC Clermont College by Fall 2013.
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- Some scholarships require you to maintain full-time status (12 or more credit hours).
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- Decisions will be mailed in April, 2013.
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- Alternate recipients are selected in the event that awards are not used.

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For questions regarding the scholarship application, email Clermont.scholarships@uc.edu or call 513-732-5202.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

College Goal Sunday @ UC Clermont: Feb 10, 2013


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Get some $$$ 4 College!
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College Goal Sunday in Ohio is Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. - EST.  This event is offered across the state in 44 counties at 52 locations.
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A full listing of sites and registration is available at: www.OhioCollegeGoalSunday.org
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Residents on Hamilton, Brown, Adams and Clermont Counties can participate at the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia, OH:
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4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
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Participants will fill out and submit their FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid at College Goal Sunday.  This will determine the amount and type(s) of aid that will be offered to the student in the form of 'student loans' and possibly 'grants'.
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Many schools in Ohio list 'priority' registration deadline for the FAFSA as February 15 each year.  If the student and/or parents have yet to file 2012 taxes, they can still complete the FAFSA at College Goal Sunday by noting that they 'will file' taxes at a later time and use 2011 tax numbers now.  Once 2012 taxes are completed and filed, the student and/or parents can return to the FAFSA to perform a 'correction', where they will change their filing status from 'will file' to 'already completed'.  Then adjust tax numbers to reflect what is on the 2012 form OR use the 'IRS Linking Tool' on the FAFSA to pull the required numbers directly from the IRS.
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Those interested should register at www.OhioCollegeGoalSunday.org.
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Things to bring to College Goal Sunday:
- Social Security Number
- Driver's License or State ID
- W2 tax forms (student and parent**)
- 1040 / 1040A / 1040EZ tax forms (student and parent**)
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FYI: Students under age 24 will be required to include parents tax information on their FAFSA except in the case that the student is currently married, or has children, or is active duty military, or is estranged from their parents = meaning the parents are 1. deceased or 2. incarcerated or 3. whereabouts unknown or 4. the student has documentation of being legally placed under guardianship of a non parent.
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Got questions?
Let me know.
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Blaine
513 732-5301
blaine.kelley@uc.edu

Friday, December 21, 2012

We Survived Semester Conversion!




12/21/2012

As I write this, assuming that today’s end of the Mayan calendar does not mark the end the world, I am glad to report that UC and UC Clermont College have survived Semester Conversion!  We just completed the fall 2012 semester, our first semester term after years of the ‘quarter system’, and everything seems to have worked!  This wasn’t by accident, as an army of administrators, academic masterminds, faculty, staff and even legislators worked collaboratively to plan and implement semesters at UC (and a number of other Ohio schools).  Now that the dust has settled, and more importantly, fall grades have been posted, it appears that every ‘t’ was crossed and every ‘I’ was dotted.  To which we all proclaim in one loud and collective voice; ‘Hallelujah’!

The 15-week term did feel ‘long’ compared to the 10-week long quarter system.  Faculty members maintained enthusiasm, but many showed signs of fatigue after about week 12.  Continuing students also were aware and feeling the effects of the longer course sequence, while freshman were oblivious to just about everything (insert your own joke here).  All in all, it was a great term at UC Clermont inside the classroom, plus lots of warm weather, sunshine, and another winning volleyball season for the Lady Cougars! 

Long-time UC Clermont faculty superstars, Bill Gay (Engineering) and Jan Stein-Carter (Biology), retired at the end of the term, as well as Enrollment & Student Services Assistant Dean Ann Appleton and Academic Affairs Beth Newman.  All four are outstanding people and will be greatly missed by everyone on campus.

One change that continuing students with Financial Aid may not be aware of is that their award $$$ is paid out in halves this year, not in thirds like past years.  This is another adjustment resulting from semester conversion. If you have questions concerning your aid award, please stop by Student Services 100, call 513 732 5319, or visit ‘check my aid’ under the heading of ‘financial aid’ on the UC student portal: www.onestop.uc.edu.  Once logged in under ‘check my aid’, click on the ‘term breakdown’ button to see how your $$$ will be paid out.

Happy holidays and a great end to 2012 … Now, let’s get ready for an outstanding 2013 spring semester!

Best regards,

Blaine
blaine.kelley@uc.edu 

Friday, October 26, 2012

OPEN HOUSE @ UC Clermont was a big hit!

25 OCT 2012 Batavia, OH The 2012 UC Clermont Open House was attended by over 400 visitors to campus last evening. More than 160 applications were completed too! Guests were able to visit tables from the many campus services including The Learning Center, Counseling Services, College Success Program, Gateway to Success, Career Services, Student Life, Bookstore, Technology Services, the Testing Center, Community Arts and the Library. Professors and students from all UCC academic programs were present to discuss course-specific questions, majors, career options and much more. If you missed out on the fun but would like to visit campus, please stop by any Wednesday @ 1 p.m. or Friday @ 10 a.m. to Student Services 100 for a general Information Session and Campus Tour. We'll cover all the basics and answer your questions. Hope to see you on campus soon! Blaine blaine.kelley@uc.edu 513 732 5200

Friday, October 12, 2012

UC East Allied Health labs visited by US Grant

US Grant Career Center's exceptional Allied Health seniors, led by instructor Myrna Little, visited UC East this week.
The group toured UC labs for majors in BSN Nursing, EMS/Paramedic, Respiratory Care, Physical Thery Assistant, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and Multi-Skilled Health Technician. UC East was the former Ford Transmission plant in Batavia, Ohio on SR 32. After Ford closed the plant 5 years ago, the Univeristy of Cincinnati took over the 2-story office complex at the site and gutted the structure to build the most advanced allied health labs in the region. UC East is also the site of a number of Bachelor completion programs including Nursing, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Early Childhood Education and the new Bachelor of Administration option for those holding a technical associate degree. Live Oaks and Scarlet Oaks classes will also visit UC East and UC Clermont's original Batavia campuses in the next 2 weeks. Let me know if you'd like to check it out for yourself! Go 2 UC! Best regards, Blaine

Friday, October 05, 2012

OPEN HOUSE at UC Clermont - Thursday, Oct 25

UC Clermont will hold an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday evening, October 25, 2012 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This is a great way to meet UC Clermont professors, discuss majors, tour campus and turn in your Application, all in 1 night. The $50 Application Fee will be waived for all who turn in their Application at the event! There will also be a special drawing for those that apply and 1 lucky winner will be awarded 1 class = a $654 value ... for FREE! . Directions to campus: http://www.ucclermont.edu/about/CampusInformation.html . I hope to see you there! Blaine

UC Clermont recruits in Brown County

UC Clermont visited 2 of the Brown County schools yesterday: Western Brown and Georgetown High Schools. . We were greeted by enthusiastic students interested in knowing more about UC and UC Clermont College. . The Application process remains the same this year at UC Clermont: - fill out the Application (online at www.ucclermont.edu or paper) - turn in official transcripts We highly encourage students to do this before Thanksgiving. We'll accept them later, but want students to be considered for UC's Cincinnatus Scholarships, and the deadline for this big pot of gold in December 1 each fall. UC Clermont will have another scholarship opportunity available online at www.ucclermont.edu in February ... more on that later. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Upcoming events: - Forest Hills College Fair / Monday, Oct 8 (7-8:30 pm) - New Richmond College Readiness Night / Tuesday, Oct 9 (7-8:30 pm) - Wilmington College Fair / Wednesday, Oct 10 (9:30 - 11 am) - Hillsboro College Fair / Thursday, Oct 11 (9-11 am) - CCCA College Fair @ Eastgate Mall / Thursday, Oct 11 (6-8 pm) - NACAC National College Fair / Cincinnati - Sunday, Oct 14 (1-4 pm) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Want to know more? Let me know. Hope to see you at a high school or college fair soon! Blaine blaine.kelley@uc.edu 513 732 5301