Feb 28, 2013

Stay Connected to UC from Your Smart Phone

The world of technology is advancing, and UC is following suit with the development of a UC Alumni mobile application that keeps you connected, no matter where you are geographically. The app, which is available for free download from iTunes and Google Play, boasts a number of features to keep UC right at your fingertips – literally.

The UC Alumni mobile app launched in late February in conjunction with the UC mobile app and a new on-campus mobile apps incubator. The mobile app incubator provides a space for students, faculty and staff, and alumni to collaborate and build mobile apps together.


Phase one of the UC Alumni mobile app includes the following features:
  • Directory– Search and connect with other UC alumni
  • News – Get access to current happenings at UC
  • Events –  Attend networking events across the country
  • Social – Connect with alumni on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more
  • Give – Donate, volunteer, be a mentor, and more! 
  • My Info – Update your contact information
  • Network – Connect with UC alumni where you are 
  • Perks - All UC alumni receive these FREE benefits and discounts 
More to come…

At UC, we’re always striving to improve. And that’s why we are already taking steps to make the UC Alumni app even more beneficial for you. Our plans include adding engagement features like a geo-location section that allows you to find and connect with other UC alums, better integration with social networking sites like LinkedIn, a jobs directory, and more.

If you are interested in providing feedback about the application, please email us at proudlycincinnati@uc.edu. To learn more, visit the mobile app section of the alumni website.

Please consider making a donation to support the UC App Lab on Main today.

Feb 14, 2013

UC Love Stories: Justin and Kim

The Bearcat even showed up to Justin and Kim's wedding!
When Justin Post met his wife, Kim, their Bearcat pride instantly bonded them together. Kim was a student at DAAP, and Justin was a recent grad from UC with a degree in political science. After dating for a few years, Justin surprised Kim with an engagement the night before her graduation.

“On the last night of DAAPworks in the spring of 2011, Kim was guiding me – along with all of her family – through the various senior projects and showcases in the DAAP building. Little did she know, at the time, that I had an engagement ring in my pocket, and I was set to drop to one knee once we were finished,” Justin explained. “After what seemed like forever, the tour concluded, and Kim and I journeyed downtown where I popped the question on Fountain Square. Celebrating our engagement and her graduation all at once the next day is something we’ll always treasure. The look on her family and friends’ faces as she showed off her ring at Fifth-Third Arena will always be etched in my mind.”

Justin and Kim shared their love for UC with their wedding guests by hosting a UC-themed wedding. In addition to red and black wedding colors, Kim surprised Justin by hiring the Bearcat mascot to attend their wedding!

The couple continues to show their love for the Bearcats by visiting campus on a monthly (sometimes weekly) basis. These devoted Bearcats are both football and basketball season ticket holders. Justin and Kim even travel to various football and basketball games to root for the Bearcats in other cities. “There are few better feelings than joining in with dozens of other Bearcat fans as you cheer “Down the Drive” in a city outside of Cincinnati,” Justin said. 

Justin and Kim reside in Cincinnati and Justin works for Map Your Show, a software company on the eastside of Cincinnati, and Kim is a designer for Powerhouse Factories in Newport, Kentucky. 

Do you have a Bearcat inspired love story? Tell us your story below. Do you want to share your love for UC? Send a Bearcat Valentine to your loved ones, and show your love for UC here

Feb 6, 2013

Former UC Basketball Team Captain Battles Cancer

If you graduated from the University of Cincinnati, you know Bearcats stick together through thick and thin. The bonds that friends build while attending UC are as strong as family ties. When a member of the Bearcat family becomes ill, alumni pull together to support their family member.

Leslie Andrew was the women's basketball
 team captain for two years.
Leslie Andrew (Knoch) (A&S ’05 and CECH ’08), a two-year team captain of the women’s basketball team, was diagnosed with melanoma during the summer of 2011. Since Leslie’s diagnosis, her friends and family, a close knit group of UC alumni, have been at her side throughout her battle with cancer.

“Leslie is one of my greatest gifts from UC. The university could not have recruited a more talented, intelligent, dedicated, loyal and inspirational basketball player,” said friend and UC Alum Anna Barrett. “We are indeed a Bearcat family.”

Following Leslie’s diagnosis, she underwent extensive surgery and went into remission thereafter. Unfortunately, after a year in remission, Leslie’s cancer returned. Since then, Leslie has undergone radiation treatments and immunotherapy. She is currently hoping to be part of a cancer treatment trial in Maryland.

“If you ever had the chance to watch Leslie on the basketball court, you know she is a fighter,” explained Allison Hoehn, UC alum and friend of Leslie.

Leslie and her husband Jon and son Landon are
pictured here. Leslie is a school counselor with the
 Northwest School District and is very active in her community. 
With the support of Leslie’s husband Jon, 2-year-old son Landon, family and friends, Leslie has not battled cancer alone. Leslie’s supporters are planning a fundraiser event for Leslie and her family on February 16, 2013. The fundraiser titled, “Team up for Leslie” will assist Leslie with her medical treatment costs.

The UC Community will also show their support for Leslie at the women’s basketball game on Feb. 23 at Fifth Third Arena. Bearcat fans are encouraged to attend the game to show their support for Leslie and other Bearcats fighting cancer.

“We are excited and grateful that the women’s basketball team will honor Leslie and her family  during pre-game on Feb. 23rd," said Hoehn. “We hope everyone will come out and support the fight against cancer while supporting one of UC’s own."

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