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Campus Services Insider - Winter 2013

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CAMPUS SERVICES BY THE NUMBERS – 2nd Quarter Comparisons (October-December)

Campus Recreation

FY12 FY13 Percentage +/-
Visitors to CRC 167,789 169,551 1%
Red & Black Membership* 1,098 1,187 8%
Total Memberships 1,678 1,770 6%
R.E.C. Kids Winter Break Camp participants
20 24 20%
Aquatics Programs participants
249 386 55%
Group Fitness participants
10,192 15,994 57%
Birthday Parties 16 29 81%
Intramural Participation 8,105 11,316 39%

*UC Affiliates – Employees, Retirees, Alumni, etc.

WHAT’S NEW IN CAMPUS SERVICES

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FY12 FY13 Percentage +/-
Visitors to TUC 526,538 546,281 4%
Catskeller/Cinema Attendance 13,861 17,141 23%

NACAS Announces Six UC Managers Have Earned the CASP Certification

This fall, Darlene Bunton, Todd Duncan, John Hautz, Pallavi Patel, Steven Sayers, and Amy Browns Taylor, earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) designation. CASP is a four-year certification for auxiliary services professionals. It is the only certification that demonstrates recipients have met a high standard of excellence, as defined by experts in the industry, and that they have the skills necessary to be a Director of Auxiliary Services.

“We are extremely pleased to congratulate these University of Cincinnati recipients,” said Ron Campbell, CEO of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS). “Earning the CASP designation requires recipients to meet an advanced standard of expertise and experience in higher education auxiliary services. CASP recipients are amongst the best and the brightest of our industry and provide the highest value for their campuses.”

NACAS is a nonprofit higher education association serving auxiliary services, student support services, and ancillary services professionals at 4- and 2-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Asia. The association is comprised of 775 universities.

Morgens Hall Renovation and Contract Renewal Updates

The exterior glass curtain wall is nearing completion in the Morgens Hall renovation. Inside the building, the progress is moving along per the schedule with wall finishing initiated, electrical and plumbing rough-in inspections, and other construction activity continuing. The application of finishes will wrap up in in the late spring with the planned opening in the facility for fall 2013.

Each year in January, current students living in residential housing are given the opportunity to request specific housing in residence halls before any first-year students apply. Current students in housing do not have to pay an application fee and can opt to have their deposit roll over for next year. The assignment process for those currently living in housing is happening now.  

Annual Bookstore Open House

At the 2012 UC Bookstores Holiday Open House on December 7, 500 collectible mugs were exchanged for donations numbering 778 pounds of canned goods for the Freestore Foodbank.

Kati Klinger and Kelly Huston

Kati Klinger and Kelly Huston

Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Two Campus Services student employees, Kelly Huston and Kati Klinger, were awarded the inaugural Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship award of $500 each for the 2013 spring semester. Committee members from Campus Services and SALD reviewed 40 applications for the scholarship.

Kelly Huston began working at the MainStreet Connection Center (campus information desk) in TUC in 2008. Kelly says “working at the MainStreet Connection Center allows me to help alumni, current Bearcats, and future Bearcats, as well as the staff and faculty that make the university what it is. Many times alumni will stop by the information desk and usually say something like, “things sure have changed since I was a student here. That reminds me that I am part of something bigger, and that no matter how much things change, one thing remains the same…that is the love one has for his/her alma mater.” Kelly will graduate in 2014 with bachelor’s degrees in construction management and architectural engineering. She has had cooperative education experiences at Bunnell Hill Construction Company in Lebanon and Varo Engineers in Columbus and studied abroad in London in 2011. Of her work, Information Center Manager Janet Wolf says, “I often call Kelly my hero because she is the one who I can count on when we are in a bind. She is so deserving of this award.”

Kati Klinger has worked for Campus Recreation since 2011, first as a fitness floor coordinator and nutrition consultant and now also as a building supervisor. Kati says, “it is apparent that I would not be who I am today without the experience of being a University of Cincinnati student employee. My employment has been my springboard, developing me personally and equipping me with all the necessary skills for future success.” In addition to working for Campus Recreation, Kati works in the College of Allied Health Sciences in the Dietetics area, and was a peer leader. She will graduate in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. Of her work, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Brandi Hester says, “Katy works very hard at her multiple jobs with Campus Recreation and also manages many extracurricular activities. I feel that she is beyond deserving of this scholarship.”

A well-known Bearcat, Larry Elsasser, Ed ’65, MEd ’73, served as a UC employee for 35 years. For most of those years, Larry served as the director of Tangeman University Center (TUC). In 2011, the staff of Campus Services established the Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship Fund with the UC Foundation. Determination of the scholarship was based on enrollment status, demonstrated need for the scholarship, work as a student employee, a GPA of 3.0 or better, and supervisor review and comments. The scholarship will be awarded annually. For information about donating to the Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact the UC Foundation.

COMING SOON TO CAMPUS SERVICES

DAAP Café and Bookstore Renovation

Renovation plans are nearly complete for the relocation of the DAAP Café and DAAP Bookstore. The DAAP Bookstore will move across the hall from the current Café’s location on Level 4000 of the Aronoff Building. Classrooms will be converted, allowing the two operations to be located adjacent to one another. It is expected that the Bookstore and the Café will reopen for the beginning of fall 2013 classes. In the meantime, each remains open for business in their current locations. The new space will be more accessible to DAAP students, faculty, and staff, and the Café will offer greater variety, including espresso and specialty coffee products.

CAMPUS SERVICES IN THE NEWS

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SAVE THE DATES:

8th Annual MainStreet Stride – Friday, April 12

The 8th Annual MainStreet Stride will take place on Friday, April 12. Details are still be finalized,  but one change this year is that the parade will end in the CRC Gymnasium where the lunch, award ceremony, and the Student Government Inauguration will take place.

4th Annual Campus Services Showcase – Thursday, May 2

A favorite of faculty and staff, the 4th Annual Campus Services Showcase will take place on Thursday, May 2, in TUC Great Hall. The event will include vendors, samplings, and demos and feature all Campus Services units and partners.

Best of the City 2012, Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine

The November "Best of the City" edition of Cincinnati Magazine featured the University of Cincinnati’s Campus Recreation Center as the best Rec Center for 2012.

“With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 40-foot climbing wall, and a well-stocked weight room (boasting more than 200 machines and 21,000 pounds of free weights), not to mention Pilates, yoga, and spinning classes, the University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center can help folks of all shapes and sizes reach their fitness goals. If you’re not an alum, we suggest enrolling to get the best deal. Although the full price is worth it for the pickup basketball alone.”

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parking Magazine

The November issue of Parking, the publication of the National Parking Association (NPA), featured Director of Parking Services Darlene Bunton in a feature article as NPA Innovator of the Year.

College Services Magazine

The winter edition of College Services magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), included an article on National Student Day, edited by Director of Marketing Amy Browns Taylor. Taylor also wrote the section on UC, one of four schools featured.

Campus Services staff members presented educational sessions at the 2012 National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) annual conference in Atlanta in October:

  • Director of Parking Services Darlene Bunton, and Assistant Vice-President Pallavi Patel, presented “Master Planning and Strategies for Capital Projects.”
  • Campus Services Senior Associate Vice-President Steve Sayers, and Assistant Vice-President Pallavi Patel, presented “Foresight and Action in Auxiliaries - Developing a Strategic Plan That Translates Into Results.”
  • Manager of Graduate and Family Housing Deb Cohen retired at the end of December after 33 years of service to the graduate and family housing populations. Deb’s career was defined by her passion for assisting these student populations.
  • Ron Colyer has been promoted to manager of the PNC Bank branch located in TUC. Ron has spent the past two-plus years working for PNC Bank and brings nine years of retail leadership experience to the position. He joined the Campus Services team in June 2011 as the assistant manager for the PNC branch. Ron is a graduate of UC’s Lindner College of Business.