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Your Guide to UC’s Bicentennial Homecoming Celebration

The largest celebration of the year is nearly upon us! The university's bicentennial year means that the Homecoming Celebration will be larger and more festive than ever. There are many different ways to celebrate this year, from the parade to the Homecoming Game. (Pro-tip: Don't miss out on that Boldy Bearcat Graeter's ice cream flavor that will see a limited early release at the Bicentennial Bash...)

Check out this guide to Homecoming Weekend to find out how to participate!


UC's Postman-Painter: An Afternoon with Jeff Folzenlogen

While it is true that we students posses a large amount of the talent here on campus, faculty and staff have a lion's share of the expertise and experience. Jeff Folzenlogen, a UC postman, has a talent that he generally keeps under wraps: painting. He has been working nearly his entire life on creating a body of work that ranges from cityscapes of Cincinnati to important people in his life, from realism to the abstract.

Read on to find out about Jeff's creative pursuits!


Spooky Ghost Stories and Urban Legends of Cincinnati

The Queen City is haunted.

Cincinnati is filled to the brim with ghost stories and tales from the crypt that are haunting enough to make anyone's skin crawl. Fall is the season when these stories are retold more than ever; here are some of Cincinnati's most stirring. 

Find out more about Cincinnati's haunted past. 


Blue pig walking in DAAP library.

A Visual Tour of West Campus' Many Libraries

Everybody is familiar with Langsam Library, but did you know that UC's west campus has almost a dozen libraries to choose from? If you are the type of student who needs to study in different places to be productive, then this is the list for you!

Take a visual tour of west campus' libraries.


The Makerspace + Microfactory: A Swiss Army Knife of Epic Proportions

1819 Innovation Hub's ground floor houses the most impressive Makerspace + Microfactory in the area. While many people associate these kinds of spaces with engineering and design students, this space - which is free to use for students, faculty, and staff - offers something that anyone can use, regardless of discipline. Utilize it for professional and academic growth, or just for personal achievement; the possibilities of what you can create are endless!

Find out what tools the space provides for you to tap into your creative side!


Apply to Be a Presenter at the Three Minute Thesis Competition

The time to apply for the 3MT competition is upon us! 3MT challenges scholars - that's you! - to present their knowledge to a nonspecialist audience in the span of three minutes. The presentation must be concise and to-the-point; presenters are limited to three minutes of presentation time and one single PowerPoint slide. Think you have what it takes?

Read more to find out how to take part in the competition!


The Bearcat's Declassified Resource Survival Guide: Online Edition

In addition to on-campus resources, UC provides many online resources that you have at your disposal! These can be used to connect you with campus organizations, seek employment opportunities, download discounted (or free) software to use in your classes, and for many other things.

Check out The Bearcat's Declassified Resource Survival Guide: Online Edition!


Graduate Student Innovations are Turning Heads from Cincinnati’s Top Entrepreneurs

UC's 1819 Innovation Hub is home to one of Cincinnati's greatest assets: the Venture Lab. In the short amount of time it has been here, the startup incubator has churned out promising projects and small businesses that university talent - that is, faculty and students like you - have brought to the table.

Learn how the Venture Lab's pre-accelerator program works, read up on past success stories, and find out how you can make your idea come to life!


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