|Visitors to CRC||137,747||157,894||14.6%|
|Personal Training Sessions||531||614||15.6%|
|Nutrition Coaching Sessions||4||29||725%|
|R.E.C. Kids Summer Camp||757||781||3.2%|
|R.E.C. Kids Summer Camp Swim Lessons||115||132||14.8%|
|Intramural Ultimate Frisbee Teams||13||16||23%|
|Visitors to TUC||341,925||342,204||.08%|
|Catskeller Unplugged Attendance||77||186||242%|
Housing & Food Services
|Fall Semester Residents||3933||4516||14.8%|
|Residential Meal Plans||3,500||3,735||6.7%|
|Campus Dining Plans||1,149||1,452||26.4%|
Housing & Food Services surveyed residential students and their parents after the residence hall move-in process this August. Nearly 30% of all surveys were returned. The results were very positive, giving a solid baseline reading of move-in, and identify some areas for improvement.
||Rated Agree or
|Topic / Function
|1. Advance move-in instructions were timely and beneficial||72.9%||78.3%||67.5%|
|2. Student/faculty/staff volunteers were helpful||84.5%||88.6%||80.5%|
|3. Hall staff was efficient in the check-in/key issuance process||87.5%||89.4%||85.6%|
|4. The time from arrival to being moved-in met my expectations||82.7%||86.5%||79.0%|
|5. Parking, after unloading, was available in nearby garage||82.6%||88.8%||76.5%|
|6. The overall move-in experience met my expectations||84.7%||88.1%||81.2%|
In preparation for the opening of classes in August, the DAAP Art Supply Store and the DAAP Café moved into newly configured adjacent spaces on level four in the Aronoff Center. On Sept. 12, the store and the café held a grand reopening. Prizes included a Campus Dining Pass and an art supplies gift basket.
Reusable Containers Offered at Stadium View Café
The new reusable to-go container program at Stadium View Café has gotten off to a great start. As of Oct. 1, a total of 627 reusable containers have been checked out. Each container can be used multiple times: users swap used containers to dining services staff for cleaning, and receive a clean container in exchange. This new program has allowed dining services to eliminate Styrofoam containers and reduce waste that is ordinarily sent to landfills.
Compost at MarketPointe
With the start of Fall Semester, Food Services initiated a composting pilot program at MarketPointe Dining Center. After collaboration with the Offices of Sustainability and Grounds & Maintenance, Food Services received a grant from the Ohio EPA that served as seed money for the program. The dining center generates both pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste for composting. Signs direct students to throw away any plastic items that may be on their plate, but all other items are compostable at this time. During the first six weeks of school, 7,400 lbs. of compostable waste was hauled away from MarketPointe by Future Organics.
Parking Services conveniently installed a campus community air compressor outside University Avenue garage for those who need to add air to their tires, whether they have four tires or only two! Within the first week after installation, there were 48 reported uses. Another compressor will be installed on Lot 13 outside Eden Garage on the Medical Campus when the adjacent construction project is complete.
For the third year, Campus Services participated in National Student Day (NSD). The national event is sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS). This year’s theme, held on Oct.3, was Study, Serve, Celebrate. Major campus partners included Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD), the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), Student Government, and UC Sustainability.
The event kicked off at 7 a.m. in all of the on-campus cafés, where students received a free cup of coffee if they brought in a reusable mug. A variety of events continued throughout the day and into the evening.
Students were able to make a purchase in the Bookstores at a 20% discount. Additional Bookstore promotions included a bonus gift card with the purchase of an Apple iPad. Traffic in the stores during the event resulted in sales increases of over 100% compared to a typical Thursday.
Again this year, a large Community Service Fair was the signature event of UC’s NSD celebration. Despite the rainy weather, the fair was very successful. Partners from SALD and CCE ensured that 40 organizations participated, including the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, and the Children’s Theater of Cincinnati.
The fair also included an on-site community service project. Students were encouraged to donate canned goods that were collected in bins provided by the Freestore Foodbank. In return, Currito offered students free burrito cards from their Burritos Without Borders program. Two-hundred canned goods were collected. Each student who attended the fair was entered to win a $250 UC Bookstores gift card and a Brookstone iDesign Flip Speaker Dock, provided by Pepsi.
Other activities included live music, a movie with free popcorn and soda in the MainStreet Cinema, an Oktoberfest-themed lunch in the dining centers featuring a farm-to-fork menu, free UC Sustainability water bottles, and chair massages at the Campus Recreation Center.
More than 6,000 UC students participated in the daylong celebration, a 50% increase over last year. In addition to the on-campus celebration, students were encouraged to submit their volunteer experiences and participate in the national competition for scholarships and prizes. Voting ended on October 17 and results will be presented in early November.
The University of Cincinnati Bookstores recently opened an Apple Service Center in the main store in Tangeman University Center. The service center can assist with hardware or software repairs, either in or out of warranty, for all Apple products with the exception of iPhones. Stuart Hemmert, the Apple Certified MAC technician, is available in the computer department Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and can be reached at 556-1402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If needed, Stuart can arrange a drop off or pick-up after hours.
All five TUC Food Court locations participated in a fundraising campaign from Sept. 16–22 supporting the Give Hope (Helping Others with Pancreatic Disease Every Day) organization that raises funds for pancreatic cancer research. During the campaign, customers were invited to make a $1 donation as they were placing their food order. Collectively, food services raised a total of $1,581 this fall. The locations that participated were: Taco Bell, KumaNeko Sushi, Burger King, Papa John’s, and Chick-fil-A.
As part of PNC Bank's commitment to financial literacy, bank staff continually provide educational seminars on campuses for students, faculty and staff. Ron Colyer, the manager of the PNC Bank branch in TUC, has received an increasing number of requests for presentations on money management. On Oct. 11, Ron presented "Money Lessons for Graduates Seminar" to a class of 50 construction management majors who will be graduating next semester. This request, from the students' faculty advisor, was to help better prepare students for job offers by comparing benefits and salary deferral contributions. As well as how to compare job offers, Ron further spoke to paying back student loans, planning early for retirement, and building credit. Ron also has five seminars scheduled this semester for freshmen residents about how to budget, save and manage their money, and on Nov. 13 will speak to all freshman and sophomore athletes on basic money management. He has three seminars for employees scheduled for October 29 and 30 called "Keep It Safe," to take place at UC Blue Ash, in University Hall, and TUC.
When Morgens Hall’s renovation was completed for fall opening, the media attention began. At UC during the month of September, Morgens Hall: UC High Rise Is More Than Just High Style was one of uc.edu’s top 10 most popular articles, and Morgens Hall, Then and Now and UC Dresser-Desk Innovation were each top 10 rated UC videos. But the kind of attention the updated Morgens received beyond our borders is a story in itself! Here is a list of the media outlets that covered the story:
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