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Lindner’s guide to April

Keep your finger on the pulse of April events with the Lindner College of Business

April tends to be one of the busiest months on campus, and the Carl H. Lindner College of Business is in the thick of it! We’ve gathered all the events that the Lindner College of Business is hosting or taking part in throughout the month of April. Mark your calendar — we hope to see you there!

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Events are listed in chronological order.

Bicentennial Community Week

  • Date and Time: Monday through Saturday, April 1-6
  • Location: UC Campus

The UC community welcomes all Bearcats to campus for a weeklong party 200 years in the making. Various events will celebrate history, showcase groundbreaking research, and connect the diverse members of the university community to celebrate the Bicentennial. Lindner encourages students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to participate in as many events as possible. Learn more.

Bicentennial Research & Innovation Week

  • Date and Time: Monday through Saturday, April 1-6
  • Location: UC Campus

The university has strived to be a hub of innovation that inspires all to have deep societal impacts on the Cincinnati region and beyond. The bicentennial edition of the annual research and innovation week is an opportunity to highlight the university’s commitment to current and future students and the broader community. One of the week’s events is the Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition on April 3, hosted by Lindner’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization. Learn more.

Analytics Summit 2019 Conference and Training Sessions

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The Summit will again feature two days of training and one conference day with keynote speakers and track sessions.

  • Date and Time: Monday through Wednesday, April 1-3
  • Location: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati

Skills in data science and business analytics are among the most sought-after by employers. Presented by the UC Center for Business Analytics at the Lindner College of Business, the 2019 Analytics Summit is full of thought leadership and training opportunities to help all interested in data science and business analytics increase their knowledge, build their skills and network with professionals in the industry. The summit is comprised of two training days and one conference day with three keynote speakers and five applied analytics track sessions. Learn more and register.

UC Day of Giving

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, all day
  • Location: Online

UC's first 200 years were built with a bold vision and unrelenting determination. On April 2, all can join the team that will inspire the next two centuries of impact. Gifts to the Lindner Business Fellows Programmatic Fund will be matched up to $2,500. Gifts to the Lindner Circle of Excellence General Fund will be matched by Susan P. Mantel, MBA ’86, PhD ’94, and Melissa D. Newman, up to $750. Learn more and make your pledge. Encourage your network to participate on social media with #BearcatsGive.

Lindner College of Business Awards Reception

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Kingsgate Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati, 151 Goodman St., Cincinnati 

This annual awards celebration recognizes the outstanding efforts of our faculty, staff and students.

Student awards:

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees
  • Outstanding Lindner Professional Experience Students
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student by Academic Area Awards
  • Outstanding Undergraduate and Non-Traditional Student Award
  • Lindner Student Association Awards
  • Marianne Lewis KBS Scholars of Excellence
  • Outstanding Master’s Students by Academic Area Awards
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching and Research Awards

Faculty and staff awards:

  • Michael L. Dean EXCEL Award for Graduate Teaching
  • Michael L. Dean EXCEL Award for Undergraduate Teaching
  • Harold J. Grilliot Award for Exemplary Service to Undergraduate Students
  • Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Awards
  • Daniel J. Westerbeck Junior Faculty Graduate Teaching Award
  • Drew and Wendy Boyd Breakthrough in Innovative Teaching Excellence Award
  • Research Excellence Awards
  • Phyllis Trosper Service Excellence Award
  • The Lindner Way Award
  • Julie Menchen Distinguished Service Award
  • Faculty Retirees
Students speak to two older men in a crowded exhibition hall.

Student entrepreneurs have 60 seconds to pitch their business ideas to prospective investors at the annual IQ E-pitch competition on April 3, 2019.

Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition

IQ Elevator Pitch Competition logo
  • Date and Time: Wednesday, April 3, 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Campus Recreation Center

Our students are always hatching new and innovative ideas, but busy investors don’t have much time to listen. The Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch (IQ E-pitch) Competition is a perfect arena for students to present their ideas in 60-90 seconds to a panel of prospective investors for a chance to earn start-up grants or funding.

The event is open to all UC students, visitors and competition participants. No registration is required to attend. Learn moreNote: Students who want to participate in the competition must register their proposal by April 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Bicentennial Alumni Celebration (Sold Out)

  • Date and Time: Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m.
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena

As the UC Alumni Association’s most prestigious annual alumni event, this sold-out celebration recognizes many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields around the world. We are proud to congratulate five Lindner alumni who are among this year’s honorees:

  • William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement
    • Carl H. Lindner III, LCOB ‘75, Hon ‘16
    • S. Craig Lindner, LCOB ‘77, Hon ‘16
  • Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award
    • William J. Mulvihill Jr., CEAS ‘01, LCOB ‘02
  • Outstanding Alumni Awards
    • Kirk L. Perry, LCOB ‘90, Hon ‘15
    • John David Winstel, UCBA ‘91, LCOB ‘93
Students gather on Main Street for the Bearcat Block Party on the main campus of University of Cincinnati.

Students, faculty and staff can celebrate the end of the spring semester on Main Street on April 5.

Bearcats Block Party

Students Chandler Rankin and Abbie Smith standing and smiling

Lindner Kolodzik Business Scholars Chandler Rankin and Abbie Smith will be inaugurated into office at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5.

  • Date and Time: Friday, April 5, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: UC Main Street

Got spring fever? Join students, faculty and staff on Main Street to celebrate the end of the spring semester with free food, games, giveaways and prizes.

Student government inaugurations will also take place. Join us at 11 a.m. on Main Street as our very own Kolodzik Business Scholars, Chandler Rankin and Abbie Smith, are inaugurated into office as undergraduate student body president and vice president, respectively. Learn more.

Bicentennial Community Day and MOMENTUM

  • Date and Time: Saturday, April 6, all day
  • Location: UC Uptown Campus West

As Bicentennial Community Week’s crowning event, Bicentennial Community Day welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, families and community members to campus for a day of inspiration and connections. The free event features academic experiences (general sessions, panels and breakout sessions), family-friendly activities, health screenings and entertainment hosted by representatives from all colleges. Be on the lookout for Lindner alumni, faculty and staff presenting at the following sessions:

  • Kickoff & Breakfast Panel: What is Boldly Bearcat
    • 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Zimmer Hall, Auditorium (Room 400)
    • Presenters: Shakila Ahmad, Eric Broyles, and Leigh Fox (MBA ’01); moderated by Dianne Dunkelman
  • Session 1B: Highlights of Current UC Business Research
    • 9:45-10:30 a.m. in Swift Hall, Room 608
    • Presenters: Mike Eriksen, associate professor, finance; Suzanne Masterson, interim associate dean of graduate programs; Mehmet Saglam, assistant professor, finance; Heather Vough, associate professor, management; Jaime Windeler, associate professor, OBAIS
  • Session 3C: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders: Learning to Communicate with Confidence
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Swift Hall, Room 809
    • Presenter: Jane Sojka, marketing professor and marketing undergraduate program director

For the grand finale, attendees will experience a mind-bending media projection against McMicken Hall. The remarkable display, created by Brave Berlin of Lumenocity and Blink, creatively depicts 200 years of UC spirit and pride and the unique impact the UC community has had on the world. Learn more and register.

The Toast 2019

A woman at a podium addresses a large audience. Fountain Square in Cincinnati can be seen through a window in the background.

The Toast recognizes the achievements of Business Fellows students throughout the academic year.

  • Date and Time: Thursday, April 11, 5-7 p.m.
  • The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, 36 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH

The Toast is an annual celebratory occasion that recognizes the achievements of Business Fellows students throughout the academic year and invites prospective students to preview the program. Alumni, parents, corporate guests, faculty, staff and administration will be in attendance to applaud the accomplishments of this diverse and vibrant community.

Join us for our fourth annual event — an evening filled with live music, dinner, an awards presentation, keynote address, alumni induction and (of course) a toast.

Learn more and RSVP.

UCYP: Innovators, Movers & Shakers

  • Date and Time: Thursday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.
  • Union Hall, 1311 Vine St., Cincinnati

Our regional startup and innovation community is driven by the talent of many fellow Bearcats who are launching new ventures, succeeding as startup founders or working hard to make our lives better. Join the UC Alumni Association for an evening of networking, bites and beverages for a panel discussion featuring some of the best and brightest Cincinnati’s innovation and technology ecosystem has to offer.

  • Panelists:
    • Michael Howard, LCOB '17 – CEO, Nichefire
    • Macy Meyer, DAAP ’18 – Executive Director, Sidekicks Made
    • Tony Shipley, LCOB ’75 – Chairman and Co-Founder, Queen City Angels

Registration includes tacos and fixings from Bakersfield OTR, and two drink tickets. Learn more and register by Tuesday, April 9. Walk-ins may be accommodated if space permits.

2019 Economics Reunion

A man and a woman pose as another man takes a picture of them with a cell phone camera.

Current and former Kautz-Uible Fellows, friends, professors and alumni have the chance to meet, reunite and socialize at the annual reunion.

  • Date and Time: Friday, April 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cincinnati Country Club, 2348 Grandin Rd., Cincinnati

The Kautz-Uible Economics Institute and the Department of Economics at the University of Cincinnati have a legacy of creating opportunities for enhanced learning through a variety of programming. Current and former Kautz-Uible Fellows, friends, professors and alumni have the chance to meet, reunite and socialize while learning more about the developments of the institute and program. Learn more.

Lindner Graduate Programs Information Sessions

  • Dates: Wednesday, April 10 (Master’s in Human Resources program only) and Tuesday, April 16 (all Lindner graduate programs)
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Lindner Hall, Room 608, 2925 Campus Green Dr., Cincinnati

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree or certificate in business? Then be sure to check out an upcoming information session this month hosted by Lindner’s Graduate Programs Office! Learn more about full-time, part-time and online program options for Lindner’s MBA, specialized master's degrees and graduate certificates. Learn more and register.

Arnold-Schloss Memorial Lecture and OBAIS Celebration Dinner

A wide shot of a conference room with numerous attendees seated facing a lecturer at a podium.

The 2019 Arnold-Schloss Memorial Lecture is "The Future of Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomics in the Automated World of Agriculture."

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, April 17, 6-8:45 p.m.
  • Location: Nippert Stadium West Pavilion, North Lounge, 2700 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati

The E. Leonard Arnoff-Milton J. Schloss Sr. Memorial Lectures on the Practice of Management Science is a long-standing series hosted by the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems (OBAIS). The lecture, “The Future of Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomics in the Automated World of Agriculture,” will feature Rebecca W. Doerge, statistics professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and Glen de Vries Dean of the Mellon College of Science.

After the lecture follows a dinner at which OBAIS faculty, staff and students will be recognized for achievements from the past year. Additionally, the department will honor Mike Czinege ’75, ‘76 and Dr. James J. Cochran ’97 as the 2019 Distinguished OBAIS Alumni of the Year. Learn more and register

Goering Center Luncheon Series — Small Giants: Be Great, Not Big

  • Date and Time: Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati

Small Giants are companies led by purpose-driven leaders who believe that success is about growing a business with purpose. Putting people before profits and greatness before growth takes courage. Paul Spiegelman, co-founder of the Small Giants Community, will speak about the courage it takes to be a purpose-driven leader and how it can drive business strategy. Learn more and register.

Six business students, some of whom are holding metallic gold balloons in the shape of letters that spell "KBS"

Alumni and friends of the Kolodzik Business Scholars program can catch up and hear from the new dean of the Lindner College of Business, Marianne Lewis, PhD.

Alumni and Friends of Kolodzik Business Scholars

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Location: Nippert Stadium West Pavilion, Champions Club, 2700 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati

Alumni and friends of the Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars program are welcome back for an evening of catching up and socializing in the newly renovated Fifth Third Arena. Attendees will hear from Marianne Lewis, PhD, the new dean of the Lindner College of business and former associate dean and KBS program director, and celebrate all that is KBS and Boldly Bearcat in UC’s bicentennial year. Learn more and RSVP.

Finals Week — Good luck, students!

Students take final exams for the spring 2019 semester between Saturday, April 27, and Thursday, May 2.

Spring 2019 Commencement

  • Date and Time: Thursday through Saturday, May 4-6, various times
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena

UC’s Spring Commencement will span three days this year! View all commencement information and details.

  • Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony (all colleges)
    • Thursday, May 2, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
  • Undergraduate commencement for the Lindner College of Business
    • Friday, May 3, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
Students in red mortarboards and gowns sitting in Fifth Third Arena at a past commencement

UC's Spring Commencement will span three days this year.