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The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor. The Society recognizes achievement in five areas: Scholarship Athletics Campus/ Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, and Campus Government Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media Creative and Performing Arts Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society. The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is threefold: 1. To recognize those who have exhibited a high standard of leadership and efficiency in collegiate activities 2. To bring together student leaders from all sectors of collegiate life in order to help mold the sentiment of the University for questions of local and collegiate interest 3. To bring together members of the faculty and the student body on a basis of mutual interest and understanding Omicron Delta Kappa was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness. ODK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. The Omicron Delta Kappa mark of distinction is well recognized by leaders in both the academic and business worlds.


Student Organizations Campus Events Student Government Fraternities and Sororities Leadership Development Diversity Education

Our Mission...
To promote and guide purposeful student involvement. We recognize that co-curricular engagement contributes to the educational mission and global understanding, and serves as a vital aspect of upholding the Just Community principles of pursuing learning and scholarship striving for excellence celebrating the uniqueness of each individual practicing civility embracing freedom and openness seeking integrity promoting justice accepting responsibility

About Our Office...

We are an important resource for UC students who want to be involved while attending the University. Staffed with full-time professionals and student paraprofessionals who are available through the year, the office provides leadership and direction for the more than 250 student organizations, as well as a full range of activities and cultural programs for students. Our office provides programs that have an intentional educational component, specifically the leadership development of our students when organizing programs or leading a cohort. With all the services and programs we provide, the intent is to build the leadership skills of our students to make them better citizens.

Develop as a Leader. Grow as a Person. Student Activities and Leadership Development 455 Steger Student Life Center 513-556-6115



Camp Bearcats is designed to build Bearcat pride and spirit for the University. Spirited students create a fun atmosphere for studies and a united student body. Youll be able to embody the essence of what being a student at the University of Cincinnati is all about. Learning TRADITIONS, UC firsts and other fun facts about our university will help build that spirit for UC.

Alcohol & Illegal substances Policy
Camp Bearcats is a substance free institute. You are require to refrain from using illegal substances and alcohol throughout the entire institute. Individuals who violate this policy will be asked to leave immediately, pay all institute expenses and will be subject to procedures set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited inside the facilities of Camp Higher Ground unless otherwise posted.

Cellular Phones and Pagers

During Camp Bearcats, please leave your cellular phones and pagers in your designated lodge, or turn them to silent mode in order not to disturb or disrupt speakers and counselors or other conference participants.

Lost and Found

Any items left behind in conference rooms will be reported to the Camp Bearcats staff. Following the institute, items will remain at the Student Activities and Leadership Development, 455 Steger Student Life Center, until claimed.

Be on Time
Camp Bearcats has an intense schedule with many time oriented activities developed to involve all participants of the institute. Please always be in time for each scheduled session and show consideration to the staff and fellow participants.

Be Motivated
Active participation brings active learning during Camp Bearcats. If you choose to not be an active participant, youll have wasted time and effort exerted by all staff members. Utilize your time to get involved, actively participate, and contribute to all of your leadership sessions!

Locate any Camp Bearcats Counsellor and feel free to ask them any questions you may have about the conference, being an active student, or how to get involved. Get to know your counselor!


Leah Howell Leah currently serves as the Program Manager for Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Cincinnati. She is pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies with a focus in Development and Learning Sciences. She also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology. Leah is a proud member of Alpha Gamma Delta and is also an initiated member of Alpha Psi Omega, the Fraternal Values Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Leah believes that students should actively engage in their collegiate experience and their community through student organizations, volunteer opportunities and other hands-on experiences and loves taking part in those opportunities herself. In her spare time she enjoyed karaoke, dancing, hiking and has recently discovered Netflix! AMY KIDANE
CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @amyseraa Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Health Administration Serve Beyond Cincinnati Programs and Activities Council CECH Library Study abroad as early as possible. Apply for grants, collect donations from extended family, do WHATEVER it takes because the cost should not stop you from experiencing the world.

BRYAN BUECHNER CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @beekstweets24 Senior Columbus, Ohio Marketing. Minor: Electronic Media Greek Life, ROAR, Student Government (UFB) College of Business SAP Lab If something goes wrong it's never the end of the world. Use your freshman year as a learning phase you're supposed to make mistakes. So embrace them and learn from them.

COREY HORAN I @_CoreyHoran Senior Strongsville, Ohio Mechanical Engineering Interfraternity Council, Greek Life, Student Alumni Council, Volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati FAVORITE PLACE TO Baldwin 533 STUDY I WISH I KNEW I wish I learned what Cincinnati has to offer offWHEN I WAS A campus. Moving here from Cleveland, it was easy to FRESHMAN stick to campus my freshmen year rather than explore Downtown, Newport, Hyde Park, or any other cool part of Cincinnati. DANIELLE HARDING CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT I @_CoreyHoran Sophomore Strongsville, Ohio Environmental engineering UC track and field NSBE SAP Baldwin 548 How to study.

EMILY SCHLAGER CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @emilyschlager Junior Montgomery, Ohio Accounting Greek Life, ROAR Tour Guides, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Sixth floor lounge in the LCB One thing I wish I knew as a freshman was to be more adventurous in college! This is the perfect time to try new things, travel, and have experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life. It enriches your life and makes college more than just going to lectures in a classroom!

CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN EMILY VAN TREECK CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @emjaysmith Junior West Chester, Ohio Organizational Leadership National Society of Leadership, Photography Volunteer Projects, Mission Trips Baldwin 533 Be involved as much as possible and value the time that you have! I @emilyvantreeck Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Finance and Real Estate Red and Black Bash, Bearcat Buddies, and Delta Sigma Pi Steger Student Center Quality over quantity in all aspects of college from friends, organizations, to work.

CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @gage_woolley Junior Sidney, Ohio Spanish and Social Work with a minor in Psychology Greek Life - Sigma Alpha Epsilon Phi Rho Chi Men's Honorary Fraternity Programs and Activity Council Steger Student Life Center I wish I knew the resources that I had around me. I didn't know about a lot of things like the Writing Center, Math Learning Center, and Learning Assistance Center. All these are great resources to help you out during you first year while making the adjustment from high school to college.

GREGORY GAMBLE CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN JACLYN HYDE CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @GAMBLEGB Senior Syracuse, New York Political Science Student Government, Sigma Alpha Pi, RAPP Student Government Office Where to find internships!!! I @Jaclyn_Hyde Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Finance Student Government, Greek Life, UC Varsity Sales Team, ROAR Nippert Stadium on a nice sunny afternoon Be open and willing to take on any and all opportunities that come your way because that is what college is all about! Along the way though, never ever stop being yourself.

JAZMYN BATTIE CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN Junior North Port, Florida Psychology and Criminal Justice ROAR Pre-Law Club McMicken Student Ambassador Langsam Library Gen-1 helped me a lot with my first year, so I was pretty aware of a lot of things on campus, I just wish I would have made the effort to go out to University events, like football games, Awkawba, concerts and more..

CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @mcgrawjy Senior Tallmadge, Ohio Secondary Education Social Studies Student Government, Greek Life, ROAR The CECH Library
I wish I knew how many awesome things there are to do in Cincinnati! Don't get trapped in the UC bubble of Clifton - go out and explore, there are great museums, restaurants, shopping! Experience all the city has to offer!

JOE BLIZZARD CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR I @joeblizz Senior Englewood, Ohio Chemical Engineering Masters of Business Administration CAMPUS Student Government Sigma Phi Epsilon ROAR Tour INVOLVEMENT Guides FAVORITE PLACE TO Stratford Heights Pavillion STUDY

I WISH I KNEW The unique places on campus to study late at night WHEN I WAS A such as the Rec Center Classrooms, Baldwin Hall, FRESHMAN and the classroom in Turner Hall.
JONATHAN COLEMAN I @Thunderviking Sophomore Mason, Ohio BS Information Technology - Networking/Systems Minor in Fine Art CAMPUS UC Bearcat Bands Wesley House Clovernook Center INVOLVEMENT for the Blind FAVORITE PLACE TO DAAP STUDY I WISH I KNEW I wish I had truly known how much different college WHEN I WAS A was from high school in relations to classes. I got FRESHMAN almost all A's every semester in high school. First semester of college I withdrew from a class because I was doing so poorly. KATHLEEN HURLEY CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN KAYLA QUINTER CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY

CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR I @katmhurley Senior Thornville, Ohio Food & Nutrition, Business Administration Minor Student Government, Omicron Delta Kappa, Undergraduate Research I wish I had known that its okay not to have the right answers. College is a time to learn; it will all work out eventually. I @quinterkm Senior Fort Loramie, Ohio Civil/Environmental Engineering National Society of Leadership and Success, CA in Calhoun Hall Langsam Library

I WISH I KNEW How important it is that your professors know you. These WHEN I WAS A relationships will be important for the future when you FRESHMAN need letters of recommendation or even just help with a
specific class.

I wish I'd have known how much change and growth I would go through. There are so many opportunities to learn outside the classroom about yourself and others which correlate to your academic pursuits. I came to UC an entirely different person than I am today. I @lizdelozier Senior Grove City, Ohio Industrial Management International Business University Funding Board Lindner Women in Business Darwin T.Turner Scholars EPS or Main St. Starbucks Whatever plan you have coming in to college, it's going to change about a million times, and that's a great thing.

OLIVIA SCHAFER CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I @livschafer Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Middle Childhood Education CECH Student Ambassadors UCBuildWoW Tutoring/mentoring local area high school students CECH Library

I WISH I KNEW Go outside your comfort zone! Your year will fly by- try WHEN I WAS A new things, take advantage of being new, and appreciate FRESHMAN the newness. You're entering the most exciting four years
of your life, you don't want to get to the end of your time at UC and have a list of things you wish you would've done.

CONTACT INFO CLASS HOMETOWN MAJOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN I @rahulpd1122 Senior Centerville, Ohio MBA Neuroscience & Psychology Chemistry Minor Turner Scholars, Asian American Association, Honors Program Sigma Sigma Commons how many awesome study abroad programs UC had to offer

Daniel Cummins
Daniel S. Cummins currently serves as the Asst. Dean of Students and Director of University Judicial Affairs. Daniel has over 27 years of higher education and professional experience including positions in residence life and housing, Student Leadership, and Student Life. Daniel has been a private consultant for over fifteen years with emphasis on team building and group dynamics particularly using the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator in his work. As one of the co-authors of the Bearcat Bond, Daniel has an unconditional commitment to fulfilling the UC Mission Statement of graduating educated and engaged citizens. Daniel has served various leadership positions with professional organizations including serving on ACPA Executive Council for eight years and for ten years has held various leadership positions in the Association for Student Judicial Affairs including serving as Directorate at Large.

Daniel is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. He has a B.S. from Indiana University and a M.S. from the University of Dayton. Working at an urban institution, Daniel has developed a creative approach to understand how todays students identify themselves. Daniel is the founder and president of Using Differences Consulting Group and carries with him over 25 years of training and development experience.

Dr. Nelson C. Vincent,

a UC alumnus, is 16-year veteran and champion of educational technologies at the university. He currently serves as UCs Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of UC Information Technologies (UCIT) and Associate Professor Educator in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. As Associate Dean for Research, Administrative Services, and Outreach in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), his leadership helped to distinguish CECH as a trailblazer for innovative and integrative use of technology in teaching, learning and research. Dr. Vincent has also served on numerous technology-related working groups across the university including the Academic Technology Planning Committee, the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Academic Information Technology and the Blue Ribbon Sub-Task Force on IT Governance. While at CECH, Dr. Vincent worked closely with the UCPASS Center, Gen-1 House, HEMI Mentoring Initiative, and Upward Bound. He is an honorary brother of Beta Theta Pi where he serves as Faculty Advisor and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). He is a member of the Board of Trustees for iSPACE (interactive STEM Programs and Career Exploration), the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center, and is involved in several other community organizations, including the Cincinnati Regional STEM Education Innovation Collaborative. Beta Theta Pi, University of Cincinnati Beta Nu Chapter, Faculty Advisor 2011-present Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), University of Cincinnati, 2012-present Cincinnati Public Schools Hughes STEM High School Local School-based Decision Making Committee (LSDMC), Vice Chair, 2011 present. iSPACE interactive Science, Space and Aeronautics Center for Education, 501 C3, 2003 present. Board member Vice President, (2003 2008), President (2008 2010), Executive Committee & Fundraising Chair (2010 present), Board Member 2011 present. Greater Cincinnati Regional STEM Education Innovation Collaborative Advisory Board (2013- ) Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center (CAA Head Start). Head Start Board of Trustees, (2007 present), University of Cincinnati


College is all about building relationships. This pillar will examine both what sort of relationships we should have in our lives and aid in building some of those connections and relationships RIGHT NOW! Use this space to write down the contact info for some new friends! NAME EMAIL PHONE#

Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment

Step #1:. Please indicate your most likely reaction by selecting either (a) or (b). Put your selected answer in the right hand column.
1. Do you prefer a. Many acquaintances with brief contact b. A few acquaintances with more lengthy contact 2. Which describes you better? a. Practical b. Ingenious 3. Which expression describes you better? a. Cool-headed b. Warm-hearted 4. Which appeals to you more? a. Following a schedule b. Being open to a change in plans 5. Which is more of a compliment? a. Youre a down-to-earth person b. Youre good at coming up with new ideas 6. Which is more important from people for whom you work? a. To be treated fairly b. To receive praise when due 7. Do you prefer to have things a. Settled and wrapped up b. Open to alteration 8. At a party does your energy a. Increase the more you talk with people b. Decrease the more you talk with people 9. Would you rather work with people a. Who are steady and dependable b. Who create new and different ways of doing things 10. Is it better to be a. Firm and fair b. Warm and understanding 11. Which is worse?

a. Too much spontaneity b. Too little spontaneity 12. Facts are a. The only thing you can count on b. The jumping-off point for imagination 13. In order to work most effectively, is it better to have a. Clearly defined tasks b. Harmonious working relationships 14. Which word better describes you? a. Organized b. Adaptable 15. In preparing for a meeting, do you a. Feel confident youll say all that needs to be said without lengthy preparation b. Rehearse what youll say and prepare thoroughly 16. Which do you trust more? a. Experience and facts b. Inventiveness and insight 17. Which do you find more persuasive? a. The convincing argument b. The sensitive approach 18. Do you prefer to a. Make sure things are planned far ahead of time b. Just let things happen 19. Which expression are you more likely to use? a. Lets get back to basics b. The skys the limit 20. When making important decisions, do you base actions more on a. The logical thing to do b. Your feeling about the situation 21. Is reaching a judgment on a thing, situation, or person a. Satisfying b. Constraining 22. At a gathering, do you prefer to a. Mingle with many, including strangers b. Mingle only with a few people you know 23. Which do you prefer? a. Establishing and maintaining standard ways of doing things

b. Solving new problems

24. In dealing with tough situations, do you tend to seek solutions that are based on a. Reason b. Harmony 25. Which would you rather do? a. Work that is clearly contracted for b. Work that flows spontaneously from the situation 26. Are you more comfortable with a. Sensible/practical people b. Imaginative/creative people 27. Which is more satisfying? a. Discussing an issue in depth b. Reaching agreement on an issue 28. Which makes you work more easily? a. Deadlines b. No deadlines 29. Do you like to a. Find out all the news you can about everybody b. Keep pretty much to yourself 30. Do you tend to be happier when dealing with a. The practical and the immediate b. The big picture, leaving details to others 31. Which would you rather have? a. Consistency of thought b. Harmonious human relationships 32. Are you a. Serious and determined b. Easy-going 33. Are you more likely to read a. Technical and practical publications for work or hobby b. Fantasy/adventure/fiction 34. Would you prefer your boss to be a. Always fair b. Always considerate 35. Does it bother you more

a. To leave a project unfinished b. To be under a deadline 36. Do you a. Speak easily and at length with people you dont know b. Find little to say to people you dont know

37. Do you tend to work a. Steadily and systematically b. With bursts of energy, with slack periods in between 38. Which is the greater personal attribute? a. Clarity of thought b. Strength of compassion 39. Do you prefer to a. Get the basics on a new job and get on with it b. Spend a good deal of time learning all about a new job 40. Are you more interested in a. Production/distribution/administration b. Design/research/development 41. Which do you value more in yourself? a. Objectivity b. Depth of feeling 42. Which do you enjoy more? a. The planned event b. The unplanned event 43. Do you feel more at ease a. Plunging into new situations with minimum preparation b. Thinking everything through clearly before starting a new endeavor 44. Do you prefer a. Tackling the task at hand b. Planning future projects 45. If you were forced to make a choice, would you prefer a. Truthfulness b. Tactfulness 46. Are you a. Decisive b. Open-minded

Step #2: Put a checkmark in the box to indicate your answer.

a b 1 8 15 22 29 36 43 * E I 2 5 9 12 16 19 23 26 30 33 37 40 44

a b 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27 31 34 38 41 45 S N

a b 4 7 11 14 18 21 25 28 32 35 39 42 46 T F

a b


* Total up the number of checkmarks in each column and put the total in these boxes ** Put the letter with the most checkmarks in this box. This is your dominant type.

Step #3: Your Myers-Briggs Type





E: Extraversion

Outer world of actions, objects, and persons

I: Introversion

Inner world of concepts and ideas

S: Sensing

Attentive to immediate, real, practical facts of experience and life

N: Intuition

Orientation toward the possibilities, relationships, and meanings of experiences

T: Thinking

Makes decisions objectively, impersonally, logically considers causes of events and probably outcomes

F: Feelings

Makes decisions subjectively and personally, weighs values of choices and how they matter to others

J: Judgment

Lives in a decisive, planned, and orderly way and aims to regulate and control events

P: Perception

Lives in a spontaneous, flexible way and aims to understand life and adapt to it

Excerpts from Bloomberg Business Weeks The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks By Drake Bennett

A little more than 10 years ago, the evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar began a study of the Christmas-card-sending habits of the English. This was in the days before online social networks made friends and likes as countable as miles on an odometer, and Dunbar wanted a proxy for meaningful social connection. He was curious to see not only how many people a person knew, but also how many people he or she cared about. The best way to find those connections, he decided, was to follow holiday cards. After all, sending them is an investment: You either have to know the address or get it; you have to buy the card or have it made from exactly the right collage of adorable family photos; you have to write something, buy a stamp, and put the envelope in the mail. These are not huge costs, but most people wont incur them for just anybody.

Working with the anthropologist Russell Hill, Dunbar pieced together the average English households network of yuletide cheer. The researchers were able to report, for example, that about a quarter of cards went to relatives, nearly two-thirds to friends, and 8 percent to colleagues. The primary finding of the study, however, was a single number: the total population of the households each set of cards went out to. That number was 153.5, or roughly 150.

This was exactly the number that Dunbar expected. Over the past two decades, he and other like-minded researchers have discovered groupings of 150 nearly everywhere they looked. Anthropologists studying the worlds remaining hunter-gatherer societies have found that clans tend to have 150 members. Throughout Western military history, the size of the companythe smallest autonomous military unithas hovered around 150. The selfgoverning communes of the Hutterites, an Anabaptist sect similar to the Amish and the Mennonites, always split when they grow larger than 150. So do the offices of W.L. Gore & Associates, the materials firm famous for innovative products such as Gore-Tex and for its radically nonhierarchical management structure. When a branch exceeds 150 employees, the company breaks it in two and builds a new office.

For Dunbar, theres a simple explanation for this: In the same way that human beings cant breathe underwater or run the 100-meter dash in 2.5 seconds or see microwaves with the naked eye, most cannot maintain many more than 150 meaningful relationships. Cognitively, were just not built for it. As with any human trait, there are outliers in either directionshut-ins on the one hand, Bill Clinton on the other. But in general, once a group grows larger than 150, its members begin to lose their sense of connection. We live on an increasingly urban, crowded planet, but we have Stone Age social capabilities. The figure of 150 seems to represent the maximum number of individuals with whom we can have a genuinely social relationship, the kind of relationship that goes with knowing who they are and how they relate to us, Dunbar has written. Putting it another way, its the number of people you would not feel embarrassed about joining uninvited for a drink if you happened to bump into them in a bar.

The University of Cincinnati strives for an innovative and collaborative learning experience for all students. Through our co-op program and travel abroad and research opportunities students are able to realize their dreams. This pillar will examine the tools we have to help aid our academic journeys and provide us with the resources to plan out successful and effective goals.

I, ____________________, pledge to be the most spirited and awesome Bearcat that I can be. In addition to attending a sports game, CCM production, DAAP exhibit and other campus sctivities, I set the goal to maintain a _______ GPA. This goal was help set by the inspirational leadership that __________________ has provided me. As I look towards the future and think about the characteristics I admire so much in _______________, I promise to use these skills I gain for the future underclassmen as I become a Bearcat leder. The top three characteristics and/ or actions I appreciate are:
1. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Goal Setting Worksheets

My Goals by_______________________________________________________ My #1 goal is: ____________________________________________________ This goal is important because: __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Steps Ill take to reach this goal are: ______________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Goal #2 is: _______________________________________________________ This goal is important because: ___________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Steps Ill take to reach this goal are:
_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

My Goals by______________________________




SMART stands for the five components of a goal: Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Bound The act of thinking carefully about what you want to achieve and determining a clear course of action will give you a better understanding of what your goals are and how you can achieve them. SPECIFIC. Do you need to finish a particular assignment? Can you break a larger task down into smaller items? Specific goals are goals that state exactly what you want to achieve. MEASURABLE. How many pages? Questions? Laps? Establish clear definitions to help you know if youre reaching (or have reached) your goal. If youre confused about how to measure your goal, youll be less likely to achieve it. ACTION-ORIENTED. How many verbs are associated: reading, typing, writing, making? This is the how part of goal setting. Describe your goals using action verbs, and outline the exact steps you will take to accomplish your goal. REALISTIC. Can you do this in the time given? Give yourself the opportunity to succeed by setting goals youll be able to accomplish. Strive to reach a good middle-ground: goals set too high could discourage you, but goals set too low will fail to challenge and motivate you. TIME-BOUND. When will you know that youre finished? Decide exactly when youll start and finish youre goal. Knowing exactly how long you have to reach your goal is an e xcellent way to stay motivated and focused.

My goal:
Specific what, exactly, is it that I want to achieve?

Measurable how will I know Ive achieved it? Action-oriented what steps am I going to take?

Realistic can I accomplish this? Time bound when will I achieve this by?

UC has a vast and vivid history dating back to 1819. Our dedication to academic excellence and enriching the student experience has created many lasting traditions. This pillar will take a look at some of those traditions and values UC holds dear and discuss what they mean to us as Bearcats and what they mean to the outside world. Read up on some history and traditions in the next few pages of your binder it might help you out sooner than you realize! Watch the video:

What are we portraying to others through this commercial?

What does UC value according to the video?

Do you agree with those values?

What appeals to you from this video?

What words come to mind after watching?

How does what you see connect to the time you have already spent at UC?

Cheer Cincy

Cheer Cincinnati, Cincy will win Fight to the finish never dive in You do your best boys, well do the rest boys Onward to victory! Go Red, go black Go Bearcats Fight! Fight! Fight! BE AR C-A-T-S, Go UC! Cheer Cincinnati, Cincy will win Fight to the finish never dive in You do your best boys, well do the rest boys Onward to victory! B - E -A -R - C -A T- S BEARCATS

Oh Cincinnati, magic name I proudly to the world proclaim No sweeter word ere charmed my ear, none to my heart was ere so dear A fountain of eternal youth A tower of strength A rock of truth Oh varsity, dear varsity thy loyal children we will be They loyal, loyal children we will be


UC FIRSTS First program of cooperative education -- Herman Schneider (1906) First oral polio vaccine Albert Sabin First observations of the National Weather Service First antihistamine, Benadryl George Rieveschl First electronic organ Winston Koch First use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor First bachelors degree program in nursing First emergency medicine residency program First safe anti knock gasoline First degree program offered via satellite UCS COLLEGES: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences College of Engineering and Applied Science College of Allied Health Sciences College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services College of Business Administration Clermont College College-Conservatory of Music College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning College of Pharmacy College of Nursing College of Law College of Medicine UC Blue Ash UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI TRADITIONS ALMA MATER Otto Juettner is the composer of UCs Alma Mater, originally titled A Varsity Song. Juettner, a graduate of UCs College of Medicine (1888), also composed the Alma Mater of Xavier University in Cincinnati. He earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier in 1885. ANNUAL STUDENT AWARDS The Mr. Bearcat Award goes each year to a graduating senior man who has achieved academic success, demonstrated leadership in diverse settings and contributed to UC with Bearcat Spirit. Since 1922, UC has awarded its most outstanding female student the C-Ring Award, a mark of academic excellence, campus leadership, advocacy for women, service to the community and personal development. The Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence was established in 2002. This prestigious honor is awarded by the President of the University to exceptional graduating student who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. THE BEARCAT

The Bearcat nickname for UCs athletic teams was prompted by a cartoon published in the student newspaper following the October 31, 1914 Cincinnati-Kentucky game showing a wildcat being harassed by a bear-like, cat-like animal. The cartoon was drawn by a UC cheerleader, John Paddy Reece. During the game, in recognition of the prowess of lineman Leonard Teddy Baehr, Reece led, and the crowd took up, the chant: Theyve got their Wildcats. Weve got our Baehr-cats. The name became more or less ofcial by 1920. There is a bearcat kept at the Cincinnati Zoo that used to be brought to home sporting events. BLEGEN LIBRARY Named after world famous archeologist, Carl Blegen. He discovered the seventh layer of Troy. BRAUNSTEIN HALL On top of the building is a telescope that is among the oldest in the world. It used to be pictured in the dictionary next to the word telescope. CLERMONT IS SWEET Clermont College scientists serve up a taste of the countys bounty each spring at the annual Wafe and Maple Syrup breakfast. Its a tradition started in 1976. Professor David Fankhauser began the tradition with a class of 15 students and their friends after demonstrating how to tap the nearby maple trees for sap, then boil the sap into real maple syrup. To complete the treat, Fankhauser developed a special wafe recipe using whole wheat our, buttermilk, sunower seeds, and even a healthy dose of lab brew. The combination of homemade wafes and homegrown maple syrup has attracted larger and larger crowds over the years. Typically, more than 100 students, faculty and staff take part along with their family and friends.

JUST COMMUNITY BANNER UC launched a new tradition in autumn 2000, with the Just Community banner, a patchwork of ags created by new students during orientation, to be raised at Freshman Convocation. The colorful ags, combined into a huge banner, support the universitys Just Community Initiative. The combined artworks are displayed as a whole, or in smaller pieces, at student events throughout the year. CO-OPS SHAKY START UC is famous as the home of Cooperative Education. This educational system, in which students alternate quarters or semesters of classroom work with paid employment, originated at UC in 1906. Herman Schneider, the young dean of UCs College of Engineering, brought his co-op plan - with the hearty endorsement of Cincinnatis industrial community - to UCs board of directors in the spring of 1906. The board approved the idea by a vote of ve to four, with the following stipulation: We hereby grant the right to Professor Schneider to try, for one year, this co-operative idea of education at the University of Cincinnati and for the failure of which we will not assume responsibility. UC now has the oldest and second-largest co-op program in the country. It is rated as one of the top 5 co-op programs in the nation.

CROSLEY TOWER The plan originally called for six buildings like it. It is the second largest singularly poured concrete building in the country, second to Hoover Dam. CROSSTOWN SHOOTOUT The rst Shootout was also the dedication game for Xaviers Schmidt Fieldhouse, and the host school was then known as St. Xavier College. Nearly 10,000 fans jammedthe 4,500-capacity eldhouse to watch what was considered a huge upset. The teams wouldnt play again for 15 years. XU and UC began playing on an annual basis starting in 1945-46, and from 1948 to 1958, they played each other twice a year. Since then,they have played once a year. In recent years, the series has been sponsored by SkylineChili. ECHO POINT Legend claims that a UC physicist working late and alone in his ofce heard voices. No one else could hear the voices. One day, he calculated the perfect spot for everyone to hear the voices, and drew up plans for Echo Point. Its a brick-paved area just west of the Geology-Physics Building, near Wilson Auditorium. If someone stands in the middle of Echo Point and speak, they get an echo, but its only the speaker who will hear it. EDWARDS CENTER Named after Vera Edwards. She was the rst African American woman to get her Masters degree from UC. ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER One of many signature buildings on campus, it was designed by Micheal Graves. Micheal Graves is one of UCs most distinguished alumni and an important architects. He designed Disney Headquarters and houseware products for Target. The building is designed to resemble a four cylinder engine. GEOLOGY PHYSICS BUILDING In 1937, the City of Cincinnati suffered a devastating ood. UC students helped out with disaster communication and clean up. A UC, a geology professor used the ood as a lesson. He gave the shortest exam in UC history. On the blackboard, he wrote a single word, Mud. He then wrote Tell me everything you know about it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERMAN! In 1906, Herman Schneider, the young and brand new dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, created the concept of cooperative education. Dean Schneider picked 21 recruits to test a curriculum in which periods of classroom study alternated with periods of real-world work; they were the worlds rst co-op students. Each February, during National Engineering Week, the students at the College of Engineering - where co-op is now mandatory - have a birthday party for Herman Schneider. Buttons proclaiming, Thanks, Herman! are distributed to celebrants. (Schneider was born in September, but thats not the point.)

IVY CHAIN University of Cincinnati graduating students march into the Commencement ceremony between two rows of junior women, dressed in white, holding a chain of ivy. The origins of the Ivy Chain appear to date to the early years of the 20th century when the university had recently moved from the city basin to a new hilltop campus. Students felt that the buildings looked just too new, and encouraged the university to plant ivy. Each year, the student orator was escorted to the Old McMicken Hall, where he or she planted a sprig of ivy a few days prior to commencement. JEFFERSON COMPLEX Darwin T. Turner Hall is named after UCs youngest graduate who earned a bachelors degree in 1947 at the age of 16 and went on to become a renowned scholar of African American literature. KEG OF NAILS The winner of UC-Louisville football games claims the Keg of Nails, one of the more unusual collegiate rivalry trophies with a somewhat vague origin. The trophy is a replica of a keg used to ship nails, and exchange is believed to have been initiated by fraternity chapters on the UC of UofL campuses, signifying that the winning players in the game were tough as nails. The present keg is actually a replacement forthe original award, which was misplaced by Louisville, ironically lost during some construction of ofce facilities. It is adorned with the logos of both schools and the scores of the series games. LIBRARY SQUARE Nautilus Plaza is named this because of the Nautilus shell pattern in the pavement. This is said to represent the never ending search for knowledge. At the center of the nautilus is inscribed a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: A mind stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimensions. MCMICKEN HALL Named after Charles McMicken, a 19th century merchant and real estate speculator who gave $1.5 million to the City of Cincinnati in 1852 specically to establish the university. The location has changed a few times over the last 100 years, but it has been here since 1895. This is the third McMicken Hall and includes 650,000 bricks recycled from the earlier McMicken Hall. The same man who designed City Hall and Musical Hall designed it. When the Golden Gate Bridge was being built in the 1930s, UC was tearing down the rst McMicken Hall. The bridges designer, Joseph Strauss is a UC alumnus. He placed a brick from that building in the bridges anchorage. MEMORIAL HALL It was built in 1924 as a residence hall and dedicated in memory of students, alumni, and faculty who served in World War 1. Declared a historical landmark by the State of Ohio in 1973. MICK & MACK Two stone lions, dubbed Mick and Mack, stand in front of UCs McMicken Hall. Over the years, they have become the most recognizable symbols of the institution. Through time, they have suffered quite a

bit of wear and tear, though it is no longer traditional as it once was for students from rival schools to paint the lions in their school colors on the night before big football games. The lions originally guarded the entrance to the Jacob Hoffner estate in Cincinnatis Cumminsville neighborhood. Mick & Mack are copies of statues which stand today surrounded by sculpture created by Cellini, Michaelangelo, and Donatello in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy.They were originally painted black and faced inward to ward off evil spirits. They now face outward to welcome everyone. One of the originals is ancient, and formerly decorated the House of the Medici in Rome; the other is a copy made in 1600. The originals are visible in the movie, A Room with a View. Legend has it that UCs lions will roar whenever a virgin walks by. NIPPERT STADIUM It is named after James Gamble Nippert, the grandson of the founders of Procter and Gamble. Nippert contracted blood poisoning from a cleat wound he received during the Annual Thanksgiving Day UC/Miami football game. He died on Christmas Day 1923. His grandparents donated enough money to build the stadium. POLIO VACCINE The rst polio vaccine was developed by Albert Sabin while he was a researcher at UC Medical Center. RIEVESCHL HALL This building is named after George Rieveschl who developed the rst antihistamine, Benadryl, while working on his PhD at UC. STATUES There are only two statues on campus. The rst one is of William Howard Taft. He was Dean of the College of Law. He is also the only man to be both President of the USA and Supreme Court Justice. When the statue was built, his family requested that they make it bigger because he was a big man. The second is of Oscar Robertson. He played basketball for UC before going on to the NCAA. He holds many UC and NCAA records. SWIFT HALL It was built in 1925. It used to be one of nine NASA Research Centers. Neil Armstrong used to teach in this building. VAN WORMER LIBRARY Opened in 1898, it is the oldest building on campus. It was the rst UC library, but became the main administration building between 1923 and 2003. It is currently being renovated for UCs graduate school. It is named after ASA Van Wormer who gave money to build it. He was not an educated man but valued education. It is rumored that Thomas Edision read every book in the College of Applied Science in one year. VICTORY BELL

Miami University and the University of Cincinnati square off each fall for the famed Victory Bell. The original bell hung in Miamis Harrison Hall (Old Main) near the site of the rst competition between these schools in 1888 and was used to ring in Miami victories. The traveling trophy tradition began in the 1890s when some Cincinnati fans borrowed the bell. The bell went to the winner of the annual game for the next 40 years until it mysteriously disappeared in the 1930s. The original bell reappeared in 1946 and is on display in the lobby of Miamis Murstein Alumni Center. The current trophy is a replica of the original bell and is kept in the possession of the winning team each year. One side of the bell is painted red and black and shows Cincinnatis victories while the other side is red and white and shows Miamis victories. WORLD RECORD UC holds the world record for recording the worlds heaviest human brain. The average brain weighs 1.3 to 1.4 kilograms. In December 1992, Dr.. Thaddeus Mandybur of UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine found a brain the belonged to a 30 year-old male which weighed in at 2.3 kilograms.

Being a leader at UC reaches far beyond completing projects for various student groups, the key to success lies in the relationships you build with others. This pillar will take a look at redefining how students can serve UC, the local community, and the world, and discuss how servant leadership can help you make a lasting impact at UC.

What is servant leadership?

Adopted from the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. The servant-leader is servant first it begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is a leader first The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servantfirst to make sure that other peoples highest priority needs are being served. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. The servant-leader knows, my success comes from your success.

How have you exemplified servant leadership?

Before I graduate, I want to