University of Cincinnati News University of Cincinnati News Blackboard E-Learn: Bringing People Together: The Secret to UC's Accessibility Success UC's Heidi Pettyjohn, EIT accessibility coordinator and director of strategic priorities, and Dave Rathbun, an instructional technologist and Blackboard certified trainer, highlight the university's commitment to providing students with an accessible electronic experience that supports their success. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Rachel Richardson ( Register For UCAAMP's Aug. 2 Kick-Off Party Join UCAAMP for free appetizers and networking at the organization's 2018-19 kick-off party and membership announcement set for 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at Cock & Bull in Clifton. The event is open to all UC staff members; UCAAMP membership not required. Join or renew UCAAMP by Aug. 1 to be entered to win a raffle prize. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Rachel Richardson ( UCAAMP To Hold Campus Speed Networking Event Aug. 13 Expand your campus contacts at UCAAMP's speed networking event set for 1-2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13. The free event is open to all UCAAMP-eligible staff (UCAAMP membership not required), and will be held on campus; registrants will be notified of the event location after registration has ended on Aug. 7. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Rachel Richardson ( VSP Vision Plan Benefit Addition As of July 1, standard progressive lenses instead of lined bifocals will be covered in full for UC employees (and covered family members) who elected VSP vision plan coverage. This will not change employees' premiums. The lens enhancement will be reflected in July on employees' online VSP benefit summaries. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT UC Benefits ( Bicentennial Offer: Boldly Bearcat Family Sports Pass As a thank you for your service, the Bearcats are offering season tickets to football, women's basketball, baseball and all 13 Experience UC sports to UC employees and their immediate families for just $200. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Rachel Richardson ( Allied Health Programs to Return to UC Clermont College's Batavia Campus, Future Program Growth Expected UC Clermont is bringing all the college's programs back to one campus in order to better serve students and the community. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Amanda Chalifoux ( Mother and Daughter Share Unique 50-Year Connection to UC Blue Ash Martha Ossenbeck-Smith was one of the first students to attend UC Blue Ash when the college opened in 1967. Fifty years later, her daughter is also a student at the college, embarking on a new career in dental hygiene. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Pete Gemmer ( Faculty and Staff: $6 Lunches This Summer at Two Dining Centers UC Food Services invites all faculty and staff to enjoy discounted lunches this summer. But hurry! Last day of summer services is Aug. 3. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:00:00 GMT Victoria Rogers ( Friday the 13th and Other Bad-Luck Beliefs Actually Do Us Some Good It's here, Friday the 13th. And in honor of today's date, a UC culture expert provides pointers as to why such superstitions prove so powerful and how they can actually serve a good purpose. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT M.B. Reilly ( Baseball and Books: 'Home Base' Program Helps Teens Score on College Admission Tests UC is teaming with the Cincinnati Reds and MLB Players Association to help local high school athletes win when it comes to college admission testing. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Melanie Schefft (