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Always surrounded by a beautiful sight at UC.

Always surrounded by a beautiful sight at UC.

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Wordy Wednesday:
FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real
It’s coming up to the beginning of a new academic year (August 1st is Friday, meaning the month classes start!) and we all have our sets of anxieties and fears.
Don’t let those fears win though! With a new year comes new opportunities, and thus comes a world full of new goals to accomplish. Don’t let your fears win.
"If you focus on the risks, they’ll multiply in your mind and eventually paralyze you. You want to focus on the task, instead, on doing what needs to be done." - Barry Eisler

Wordy Wednesday:

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

It’s coming up to the beginning of a new academic year (August 1st is Friday, meaning the month classes start!) and we all have our sets of anxieties and fears.

Don’t let those fears win though! With a new year comes new opportunities, and thus comes a world full of new goals to accomplish. Don’t let your fears win.

"If you focus on the risks, they’ll multiply in your mind and eventually paralyze you. You want to focus on the task, instead, on doing what needs to be done." - Barry Eisler

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10 Tips College Freshmen Should Know - US News

Some of these tips are useful for upperclassmen students as well!

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If you get a chance, check out the new artwork that DAAP Galleries has up! they are located in the Steger Student Life Center.

Above are photos of some of the current artwork that students have on display. Feel free to visit them Sunday-Thursday from 8am-5pm!

Some of the current artists above include: Sean Oswald, Kate Stenger, and Ian Horwitz

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Meet some of our Peer Leader Captains!

As shown in the pictures above you can see some of the Peer Leaders helping out new students register for classes at their Orientation! These students have been helping out with these events all Summer long. Between the Peer Leaders and the Exploratory Ambassadors the incoming students have been well attended to during their transition to college!

The Peer Leading Captains work with the Center of First Year Experience and Learning Communities to help coach the Peer Leaders that will lead Learning Communities for first year students. The Exploratory Ambassadors work to help new students understand their journey and answer questions on how they picked their own majors while simultaneously giving information on opportunities and new resources that students can use. Coming from two strong organizations, I sent out some questions for the Leaders and Ambassadors to answer. Below is a collection of some of their answers to each of the questions:

What originally got you involved in the Peer Leader (or Ambassador) role?

  • The inspiration and impact their learning community had on them. After learning so much from their Peer Leader they knew it was something that they wanted to do as well!
  • After having a good relationship with their Peer Leader they wanted to do a job on campus where they could impact students. It was also a great way to meet people outside of their major that had common interests.
  • With two years of PSEO credits, this Leader wanted to give back to students on their knowledge of college classes to first year students.

What has been your favorite experience through the program?

  • Being able to make a difference to the first year students in their Learning Communities and feeling their appreciation.
  • Seeing the freshman in their learning community connect over the year. The behind the scenes work is worth it when you see this happen!
  • Being a reliable individual for incoming students that can be there as a mentor.

What is your biggest advice to incoming first years when it comes to scheduling their classes?

  • Always remain flexible - it will take a lot of moving courses around and adjustment, it isn’t just you. Just remember at the end of it you will have a schedule that fits you!
  • Don’t freak out - there are a lot of options that makes it seem overwhelming, but just look at the big picture. If you can get into a learning community you should do it because it helps you to get into some tougher classes too!
  • Time management is key! - look into classes and professors before you schedule if you can. It will lower your stress level and help you map out everything beforehand!
  • Meet with your advisors often and schedule your classes as soon as possible - be on your computers early when your registration opens at 6am!
  • Know yourself when scheduling - know if you are a morning or night person when it comes to registering for classes.
  • Try something new! - Branch out of the normal classes that you take and broaden your view.

What is your favorite part about being a Bearcat?

  • The pride that they feel when they can say they attend the University of Cincinnati.
  • The strength of their program in Allied Health Sciences and the opportunities that their major has brought them. They do not think they would have had the same reaction at other universities.
  • There are an abundant amount of opportunities to develop professionally, academically, and personally.
  • The atmosphere of the University and the strong sense of community.
  • Declaring that they would be a Bearcat at the age of 7, this Peer Leader said it was a dream come true. The sense of community is what really made UC feel like home.

Pick your favorite class and tell me why it was your favorite.

  • Medical Botany by Dr. Theresa Culley: It was great material, an energetic classroom environment, and an awesome professor that loves what she is teaching about!
  • Speech and Language Development: This class broke down all the development stages for children, along with those with a language disorder. It introduced them to the area of research that they were interested in conducting during their Senior year!
  • Introduction to Marketing by Professor Sweeney: This class opened their mind that business doesn’t necessarily mean you will have a 9-5 job. It allowed them to broaden their mindset!
  • Exercise Physiology: It was a challenging and interesting class that let them receive the same lecture style as first year medical students.
  • Sports Economics: It was extremely interesting to explore the economic impact that sports can have on the global economy.

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Flashback Fridays!Remember this? This digitized icon has been standing guard in a #DAAP stairwell for decades.

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Flashback Fridays!
Remember this? This digitized icon has been standing guard in a #DAAP stairwell for decades.

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University of Cincinnati

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University of Cincinnati

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100 Totally Awesome DIY Projects For Your Dorm Room - OnlineUniversities.com

If you’re having some pre-move in jitters for your first year of college then check out some projects that you can do for your dorm room before you move in!

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Only 50 days left until the first UC Football game of the 2014 Season! Come support your Bearcats against Toledo on September 12th!

Only 50 days left until the first UC Football game of the 2014 Season! Come support your Bearcats against Toledo on September 12th!

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#TBT We want to take this opportunity to wish our Bearcat a happy 100th year! As you can see, he has changed a lot over the years.

If you are curious on the history of how the Bearcat became our mascot check out the story here!