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Campus | from page 9 Bogarts and Bunk Spot. Downtown, Fountain Square hosts their Indie Summer Music Series every Friday during the summer with the best of the Tri-State’s local music, which has free admission. The largest musical event for the summer will be Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Festival Sept. 24 to Sept. 26. It will host 250 bands from across the country, and even a few international acts, on 15 different stages. fashion | from page 17 students on a budget to let fashion into their lives. “Have a look of your own,” he said. “Buy simple, basic pieces that can’t be identified as inexpensive or designer – black or white T-shirts, simple black pants or pencil skirt. Always spend on shoes and bags – your accessories will always be noticed. Even as a student out of school I had a pair or two of designer shoes … That’s what credit cards are for. This is the fashion business and you need to look together, polished and current.” Meister has dressed some of Hollywood’s most fabulous women – Diane Lane, Jennifer Hudson, Sharon Stone, Felicity Huffman (who wore a fuchsia, draped jersey gown – Meister’s favorite dress to date) and Tina Fey. His clothes are also sold at highend department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue.

VIEW | from page 9 Whether you end up people watching (you’ll see some amazing outfits, I promise) or debating baked potatoes vs. mashed, you’ll have a great time. Beside the two standard dining halls, there’s Stadium View and Market on Main. Stadium View is open from 8 p.m. to midnight most days, and Market on Main stays open until 1 a.m. These are the two best places for satisfying your late-night cravings and munchies. Words of Wisdom What are some of the most important things freshmen before you learned? “Do not give up,” said Sterling Finkbine, a first-year political science student. “It will be very easy to just turn around and walk away from school, but don’t give up and make sure you get up and go to class.” “There are a ton of people in the world and none of them are the same,” Bales said. As for me, here’s my one bit of wisdom that I hope, above all, you’ll take to heart: enjoy yourself. These are going to be some of the best years of your life. You ready? For more tips and advice, check out An Ariel View on

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DAAP honors fashion alumnus

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Fashion shows are very serious business with very serious (better, even, serious-looking) people. If you have ever seen one on TV, been in the last row or front row, on the stage or behind the stage, you can see everyone takes themselves very, very seriously. From the crazed man behind the scenes frantically trying to dress and redress models to the most influential fashion spectator in the front row sitting calmly, waiting to be waited on, it’s a house of mayhem and chaos to showcase some of the most intricate, beautiful and calm garments created by topnotch designers. Dressed in their best and most fashion-forward garb, students, faculty, staff and members of the general public waited in anticipation for one of the University of Cincinnati’s most glamorous events of the year. The university’s 58th annual fashion show wowed audience members Friday, June 12 –which was also the final event of DAAP Works, a final culmination of capstone projects by graduating seniors from the College of Design, Architecture, photos courtesy of monalisa saenz Art and Planning. fall and winter 2009 collection by David Meister, feautures modern, sexy and timeless designs. The bold hues resonate This year, DAAP not only used the show to bid farewell to its parting seniors, but also to recognize one of the fashion with women who want to look pretty and glamorous, while retaining simplistic, utilitarian designs. design program’s renowned alumnus, David Meister. Approximately 11 years ago, he launched his own company/ “I think it is very cool and I am honored [to be recognized invisible dog, Petey. “There are very few cities that I could actually live in – clothing label, David Meister, which he also touts as the by DAAP],” Meister said. “I had great relationships with all of my professors. My class was only about 35 students; in many possibly only Los Angeles and New York,” he said. “Cincinnati highlight of his career. is too slow for me.” His line, which features women’s wear, is modern, sexy ways we became our own little family.” Cincinnati isn’t the fashion capital of the world – not even and timeless. His dresses and gowns are in bold hues and sassy Living in Cincinnati during his entire pre-college life, Meister, a 1985 DAAP graduate, knew of UC’s fashion program close. Looking anywhere for something cutting-edge is like prints with sophisticated shapes – indicative of a fun-loving, and its acclaim. The only other school Meister entertained was looking for a pair of non-designer pumps in Carrie Bradshaw’s but serious personality. closet. The slower-paced city with its limited exposure to high“Women want ease and simplicity, but still want to look the Parsons The New School for Design in New York. “It would have been very expensive and, truthfully, I don’t end or designer fashion didn’t stop Meister, who has had an pretty and glamorous,” Meister said. “The first thing you should notice about a woman should not be her dress – it should know that, at 18, I was ready to move to New York,” Meister interest in fashion since he was 3 or 4 years old. “I was very opinionated about what I wore and also be her.” said. “After graduation, I immediately packed my bags and Meister also hopes to expand his line to include, well, any moved there … New York is really the only city where you can about what others wore. I had very specific outfits, even in kindergarten – my purple bell bottoms, white belt and red and and everything. (This happens to include bridal, swimwear, start a career in fashion.” Although his familial roots are in Cincinnati and New York white floral shirt – very groovy – or so I thought at the time,” furs, coats, jewelry, bags and shoes.) Despite Cincinnati’s slower pace, Meister encourages is the home to the beginning of his career, Meister now lives Meister said. “Then I saw Cher on TV and I was sold.” Once Meister moved to New York, things started to take off. in Beverly Hills, Calif., with his partner, Alan Siegel and their see fashion | page 15

Piano smash raises cash Sean peters the news record

Most people would normally just play a piano, but some local philanthropist students at the University of Cincinnati have found other uses for the instrument. “Help us keep quality art in the Clifton community and smash this piano.” said Mark Treschauer to passersby in front of Tangeman University Center. Treschauer, a third-year music history student, organized the piano smash as part of the Rohs Street Improvement Project, an endeavor of Phi justin tepe | the news record

Students admire their fellow student’s resolve to destroy the piano in front of TUC.

Mu Alpha Sinfonia. As acting treasurer of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Treschauer organized the piano smash where students could pay to take a few swings with either a sledgehammer or baseball bat at two defunct pianos donated by two local piano shops: Ed Horning’s Pianos and Player Pianos. The proceeds, approximately $425, went toward the new piano featured in Rohs Street Café. Along with the piano smash, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Rohs Street Café will host an all day benefit concert, Monday, June 15, featuring local favorites such as The Happy Maladies, Matt Sheldon’s Picnic, Honest Abe, Poolside and Hickory Robot. Admission is $3 after 6 p.m. and other activities include a silent art auction, poetry, musical and dramatic performances.

New sorority to join community Ashley Hafner the news record

The University of Cincinnati’s Greek community has not seen a new sorority for 74 years – but Fall 2009 will bring more to campus than colorful fall leaves and eager freshmen. Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women will establish its 134th collegiate chapter for the upcoming school year. In April, Pi Beta Phi officers and staff presented information about their organization to UC students and faculty. UC solidified the organization’s acceptance in early May, inviting Pi Beta Phi to establish a chapter on the school’s main campus. Grand Vice President of Membership Luellen Smith expressed enthusiasm about the chapter joining the UC Greek community. “Pi Phi alumnae and collegians in the area are already working on the chapter’s colonization plans,” Smith said. Pi Beta Phi will assist the new chapter with its establishment, providing a local advisory committee as well as an on-site leadership development consultant and regional support team. April 28, 1867 marked the Pi Beta Phi founding at Monmouth College in Illinois. The organization was the first national covert college society of women modeled after the Greek-letter fraternities of men during a time when few women were permitted to pursue university education. The fraternity, in accordance with its commitment to literacy, formed a

partnership with First Book, a non profit organization committed to providing children from low-income homes the opportunity to read and own books. Pi Beta Phi currently has 133 active chapters. Greek life has been a part of the University of Cincinnati since 1840, and to date there are more than 1,300 recognized Greek members at UC. The addition of Pi Phi to the Greek community “will help expand Greek Life and give an opportunity for people who are interested in Greek Life to get involved,” said Nicole Drumm, UC and Theta Phi Alpha alumna. The UC fraternity and sorority community consists of 22 fraternities and 11 sororities. “It will be good to have another set of girls on the block,” Drumm said. The Greek community’s dedication to community service is part of what makes it such an asset to UC, Drumm said. “Every year, at the end of Greek Week there is a presentation culminating in a quantitative analysis of what the Greek system has accomplished,” Drumm said. “The organizations need to be a productive part of the Cincinnati and university community.” Members of Theta Phi Alpha volunteer at the Bethany House, a local shelter for battered women and children. “I am sure Pi Beta Phi will add their experience and philanthropic support to the UC campus, both locally and nationally,” Drumm said. “And I am sure they will become a productive part of the Greek community.”

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Stratford Heights Houses part of the Greek community, which will welcome a new sorority for the upcoming school year.

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Auditorium to undergo renovations Stephanie Kitchens the news record

The Lindner Hall Auditorium is scheduled to begin renovation in Summer 2010 and projected to be completed Fall 2010. The auditorium’s seating, finishes and lighting are being looked at for updates or remodeling. To meet university and the Americans with Disabilities Act classroom standards, the levels of the tiered auditorium will be widened, providing greater mobility. Currently, the auditorium can hold 317 people. Post construction, the maximum seating will drop to 234. Seating will be moved to the center of the auditorium, in an effort to help visibility. The old chairs will be replaced with larger ones equipped with a swinging arm. Accessibility seating will be located at the back of the auditorium. In the seating areas, there will be an installation of new carpet and continuous work surfaces with power outlets allowing for laptop use. The egress aisles will be relocated to the sidewall areas of the auditorium and new vinyl treads and risers will be laid in the aisles. All lighting and ceiling tiles will be replaced to brighten the hall. New dual projection screens

and audio-visual equipment will be installed as well. Originally constructed in 1986, the Lindner Hall Auditorium has been used to hold classes, seminars, speaker series lectures and general public relations events. “General public/external relations usage has been curtailed in the last few years due to the condition of the facility,” said Tricia Bath, director of college relations for the College of Business. In September 2006, the College of Business requested a facility audit to identify potential repairs. The auditorium experienced dampness and general damage from aging and water leaks in the roof. Renovations have been made in the past. In Summer 2007, the plaza membrane was replaced, and new flashing and waterproofing was completed. Despite these repairs, the College of Business continued to receive negative feedback in regard to the condition of the auditorium from UC students in the annual student survey. This also contributed to the decision to renovate Lindner Hall Auditorium. “I definitely think it needs to be renovated,” said Joshua Kramer, external vice president of the College of Business Tribunal. “It would help the image of

our business school.” These improvements are aimed to help the College of Business in showcasing prominent guests. An increased variety of events that offer students with more exposure to business relations is also expected. The College of Business’ development office and college leadership worked together to find private donors. Robert and Rose Fealy are funding the renovations. Robert Fealy, an alumnus of UC, is the president and chief operating officer of The Duchossois Group, an asset management company and hopes that the renovations will “move the university along to become truly a world class program.” This year, Fealy was honored with the Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement at the Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards. Along with College of Business’ donors, the college leadership created a plan for the space approved in December 2008. Although the college does not have a total project cost at this time, all funding is privately supported and will not affect UC’s budget. The final decisions on interior finishes have not yet been made and they are awaiting the final value of the in-kind gift.

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Accreditation program lacks participants

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The installation of the Landlord Accreditation Program, which promotes safer housing for students, finalized more than one year ago, hosts only one accredited property on the list. “A lot of landlords don’t want to get involved or be inspected,” said Capt. Karen Patterson of the University of Cincinnati Police Division. The program, overseen by CUF (Clifton/University/ Fairview Heights), promotes safety through a three-tier system that includes the police department, fire department and the Division of Community Development. There is no cost for the first two tiers, and completion of all tiers is not required. “Residents and homeowners pushed the landlords to do this, but since it isn’t mandatory, there is not much else they can do,” Patterson said.

On the list of accredited properties is 2404 and 2405 Ohio Ave., owned and leased by Uptown Rentals, but those properties are not accredited. None of Uptown’s properties are accredited, said Johnna Mullikin, senior property manager. Uptown Rentals attempted participation in the program, but failed on the first property during tier two with the fire department. The rental company owns more than 600 properties surrounding UC and would be a great addition to the program, Patterson said. The sole and first accredited property as of mid-June – which completed accreditation in May 2008 – is owned and leased by JLH Properties at 2217 Stratford Ave. The Web site and list is the responsibility of Gerry Siegert’s office at UC. Siegert is the associate vice president of administration and finance. “He has slapped our community in the face,” said

Jennifer Helligrath of JLH. “We did everything we were supposed to do and he has single handedly thwarted the program with his lackadaisical attitude.” Helligrath and Patterson understand that Siegert was appointed as the liaison of the project and it is his responsibility to post information to the Web site for incoming students and their parents. “University housing is full so it doesn’t really hurt us,” Patterson said. “But our students who live off campus should not be victims of crime or fire like that situation in Miami [University] a couple years ago.” First-year students should be aware of their options, Patterson said. “[Students] like cheap housing,” she said. “People have nothing to lose by asking about it, and if the landlord refuses to have it done, would you really want to live there anyway?” The problem is not only in the

hands of the landlords, but UC as well. “Landlords don’t trust UC and this is a prime example of why,” Helligrath said. “We have always wanted to work with UC, but it’s an issue of trust.” Landlords keep up with the standards of property care and tenant needs, but the residents have to meet them half way. The step above the Landlord Accreditation Program was an accountability agreement. Because college students may be negligent or reckless with the property, the landlords need a way to protect themselves, Helligrath said. “I’m not going to jump through hoops to get all the paperwork that says we’re accredited when it goes nowhere,” Helligrath said. Helligrath plans to continue proper maintenance of her Justin Tepe | the news record properties, but will not participate in the accreditation program until The only property currently in the Landlord the problems are resolved. Accreditation Program is on Stratford Avenue.

Arts & Sciences to hire additional adviser Carly Tamborski the news record

Officials within the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences said they plan to add one adviser in response to the record number of students expected to enroll for Fall 2009. The college anticipates there may

be approximately 300 additional A&S students this fall, making an additional adviser crucial, said Tara Stopfel Warden, assistant dean for advising in A&S. There is currently a student-toadviser ratio of 900-1, while the student-to-faculty ratio is 11-1. “We’re concerned about the low number of advisers that we have

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Arts and Sciences is looking to cut the student-to-adviser ratio.

to guide our students and this is still my top concern and priority,” Warden said. “We are actively identifying options to help reduce the advisor-to-student ratio. Our goal is for advisers to have about 300 students each.” Some suggest the addition of just one adviser will not make a difference. “If they’re looking to make a big impact, they should bring in more than one adviser,” said Jessica Roberts, a second-year communication student. “There will be so many freshmen who need advising – not just having quick questions – and 10 to 15 minutes won’t be long enough for those who really need advising.” Roberts also considers walk-in advising a hassle. “Usually I just have quick questions,” she said. “There should be an online advising center for students who just have quick questions that don’t require a physical or in-depth meeting. That would save space as well, because online advisers could respond from anywhere.”

There are more concerns than just the ratios, as an increased advising staff would require more physical room as well. “We have a challenge identifying appropriate spaces for the numbers of advisers that would be needed to support our students,” Warden said. “There aren’t many obvious solutions to the space issue just yet.” Students who do request services might be confronted with the problem of waiting for their advisers’ schedules to open. “I’ve had to schedule an appointment two weeks in advance,” Roberts said. “Unfortunately, the time I need advising is usually when others need it, too – right before registering for classes. In fact, my roommate was unable to register for classes she needed to take because she couldn’t meet with her adviser in time.” Students in other colleges with smaller student-to-adviser ratios have different experiences. “I’ve never experienced a problem contacting an adviser,” said Katelyn Cohen, a second-year

secondary education student. “I can usually schedule an appointment on a Monday and have the meeting within two to three days. I think having to wait a week would be pushing it.” The time allotted for each appointment is also a concern. “Students tend to sit around in the hallway waiting 15 or 20 minutes for an appointment, only to have a five or 10 minute adviser meeting,” said Josh Burton, a second-year political science major. With appointments scheduled back-to-back in 30-minute increments, many advisers spend their lunch time returning student messages and documenting notes in an attempt to better support their students, Warden said. Students are also worried about the potential problems that the high ratio could have on the their academic situations. “I think the shortage of advisers affects students tremendously,” Burton said. “The student-to-adviser staff ratio is definitely unacceptable.”

Mike Thomas: state of Cincinnati athletics

Find out what to expect from Bearcat sports in 2009-10 GARRETT SABELHAUS the news record

It was three years ago that University of Cincinnati Director of Athletics Mike Thomas developed the CATAPULT program. One goal of the program was to win Big East championships in all 18 intercollegiate sports at UC within five years. As of Spring 2009 there have been three championships: football, volleyball and men’s soccer. Thomas knows now, more than ever, that the goal will only become more difficult to attain after scholarship funding for three UC sports was cut in April. “I don’t think it’s any question it makes it extremely difficult to win Big East championships in programs that are not funded at the level that you would expect they needed to be funded,” Thomas said of the men’s track and field, swimming and diving and cross kareem elgazzar | the news record country teams. Mike Thomas applauds the University of Cincinnati baseball team before Thomas, however, did not rule out the possibility of those programs regaining the start of the Joe Nuxhall Classic April 14 through April 15. their scholarships somewhere down the After the team’s record-setting and play a big game down at Paul Brown road, but could not give a timetable as to season, athletics is looking at ways Stadium, there aren’t a lot of takers.” when that might be. With the addition of guards Jaquon “That’s not a commitment that I’m to improve the quality of Nippert ready to make today, but I think that as Stadium as well as looking forward Parker and Sean Kilpatrick to go along we look at the different options and the to the construction of an indoor with new uniforms, the men’s basketball program should have a new look for the different ways that can potentially make practice facility. Thomas called UC head football 2009-10 season. that happen, we’ll see if some of those coach Brian Kelly’s goal of having the Thomas likes where UC head come to fruition.” One program that will not see much practice facility completed by December basketball coach Mick Cronin is taking change is the baseball team, which made “ambitious” but he did say he wanted to the program and said people would have a different preception of the basketball the Big East Tournament on the final day start construction as soon as possible. The university also contacted several team had it not struggled at the end of of the regular season with a win over big-name schools to try to work out the last several seasons. Seton Hall. “We’ve gone from 11 to 13 to 18 Thomas likes what he sees in possible games in the future, but Thomas head baseball coach Brian Cleary and said schools like Michigan and Notre wins in those three years and I think plans to keep him as the head coach in Dame will not come to Cincinnati and that people would probably look at it a play at Nippert. little differently if we would have ended the future. “We’ve tried to do scheduling the season both years in a different “I’m confident in Brian’s leadership [and] that he can continue to grow that arrangements with those schools manner,” Thomas said. “If someone sat program and develop it so that we’re knowing that the coming back game here and said last year that you had 18 a consistent threat in the Big East and would be played at Paul Brown, but at wins but maybe you won six of your last hopefully a program that’s playing in this point we haven’t had anybody take seven instead of losing six of your last seven, maybe they’d look at it a little bit the NCAA tournament year in and year us up on that proposition. “You get more people calling you differently because they would say ‘well out,” Thomas said. “I’m excited about our baseball program and Brian as the and wanting you to go there and play,” they were peaking at the right time.’ ” Thomas said. “To go on the road and to Whatever the case, the men’s head coach.” Thomas also talked about the football go on the road to a place [Nippert] that basketball team has not made the NCAA program which is coming off of the best is becoming increasingly difficult for Tournament since the 2004-05 season; season in school history with its first trip people to win, that’s usually not at the the last season before Bob Huggins top of their list. Even if we want to try was fired. to a BCS bowl game.

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UC students get involved Paul Kreiner the news record

With approximately 250 student organizations and more than 30 club sports, the University of Cincinnati offers plenty of opportunities for students to get involved for the upcoming school year. The Office of Student’s Activities and Leadership Development is in charge of student organizations and club sports. Students can sign up for chorus courses with the CollegeConservatory of Music each quarter and perform with the UC Choruses. No prior singing experience is needed, and it can be taken as a credit for some degrees. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Dylan McCrate, a first-year communication sciences and disorders student and member of the UC Women’s Chorus. “You get to meet new people who like to sing, too.” UC Choruses had three concerts during the 2008-09 academic year and traveled to Nashville for their spring tour. If the outdoors appeals more to you, the Mountaineering Club might hit the spot. The club participates in outdoor activities, including rock climbing, caving and whitewater rafting, said Jackie Lopez, second-year student and club member. The News Record, UC’s independent, student-run newspaper, is a way for students of any major to improve their journalism skills and see their work in print. The News Record also makes use of photographers and designers who have, “ambition, drive and a little bit of talent,” said Taylor Dungjen, the 2009-10 editor in chief. The News Record placed second at the Society of Professional Journalists region four conference for best overall student newspaper, making it one of the top 22 nondaily student newspapers in the nation. “It was an incredible experience for us to win second place,” Dungjen said. “It just goes to show how hard all of the editors work and it was great to see something we love do well.” The university is home to 22 fraternities and 11 sororities. The campus Programs and Activities Council (PAC) holds events every year for students and it is not required to join a club or pay a fee. This year, PAC events included a comedy presentation by Ralphie May of Last Comic Standing and a spring concert by N.E.R.D. Another major organization on campus is the Student Government Association, which mediates between the student body and university faculty and works to improve the university as a whole. “It’s a great place for students who are passionate about the university and who want to make a difference and make changes,” said Alyssa Penick, a senator-at-large. “And any student can run.” Friday Night Live, a volunteer organization, holds free, non-alcoholic activities every Friday night. “I recommend everybody gets involved, especially incoming freshmen,” said Erica Forrest of the UC Wellness Center. “It’s a great way to meet new people and get involved frequently.” A list of all organizations and clubs can be found under the student organizations section of its Web site,

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UC out-of-state enrollment climbs Proudly Cincinnati campaign, tuition reciprocity among ideas to bring in students Ginny Walters the news record

Despite reports of a drop in out-of-state student enrollment around the country, the University of Cincinnati has seen a rise in out-of-state confirmations. UC has been consistent in the percentage of out-of-state freshmen and university confirmations from out of state are up 15 percent while overall confirmations are up 13 percent, said Tom Canepa, associate vice president for admissions. “CCM and DAAP have the highest number of out-of-state students because their reputations travel,” Canepa said. For UC’s other programs whose reputations do not cross state lines, the university participates in college fairs in cities such as St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Louisville, Canepa said. UC students agree that cost was a factor in their decision to stay in state. “It costs a lot more to go out of state,” said

Ben Axe, a third-year criminal justice student. “I didn’t want to go too far away from my family where it would be really inconvenient to go home.” With limited scholarship dollars, many scholarship awards will not make a huge impact for out-of-state students, Canepa said. “When it came down to the final decision between UC and out-of-state schools, the deciding factor was money,” said Elizabeth Green, a second-year nursing student. “The financial aid UC offered was greater than any other school.” In order to help ease the financial burden for out-of-state students, UC offers a metropolitan tuition rate to certain counties in Indiana and Kentucky. These rates are applicable to the College of Business, the College of Applied Science and the College of Allied Health Sciences. UC also has a reciprocity agreement with specified counties in Kentucky. A reciprocity agreement with certain Indiana counties is in the works.

“The state of Ohio and several universities and community colleges are in the process of finalizing a reciprocity agreement that will allow students in Eastern Indiana to attend Main Campus, Raymond Walters or Clermont for in-state tuition for all academic programs except Nursing,” Canepa said. The purpose of reciprocity agreements is to give students access to programs they otherwise would not be able to attend, Canepa said. For example, Northern Kentucky University does not have an architecture program; however, students who live in certain counties in Northern Kentucky can enroll in the architecture program in the Design, Art, Architecture and Planning college at reciprocity rates. Karen Sullivan, associate vice president for finance and budget management, agrees with Canepa. “The METRO rate does bring more students because the kids already wanted to come here and couldn’t because of affordability,” Sullivan said.

At UC, state support accounts for 21 percent of the budget. The state support is money issued by the Ohio Board of Regents according to a formula based on a variety of things, Sullivan said. Tuition and fees cover 29 percent of the budget and approximately 10 percent of UC’s enrollment is out of state. However, the large incoming freshman class offsets the figure, Sullivan said. One way to increase the number of outof-state students on campus is to increase our scholarship dollars, Canepa said. The biggest issue with budgeting as it relates to out-of-state students is that the university does not receive state money for out-of-state undergraduate students. There is also a two-year lag before students get added into the formula for state budgeting, therefore, more in-state students means more money from the state in two years, Sullivan said. UC’s campaign Proudly Cincinnati also aims to increase out-of-state student enrollment, Canepa said.

Bronzed bodies beware: skin cancer Studys suggest tanning - inside and out - causes dermis damage, leathery skin Laura schiele the news record

Summer is the season to trade in pale skin and try a tan on for size. Students across the University of Cincinnati’s campus can frequently be seen lounging on Sigma Sigma Commons soaking up the sun for a pre-summer bronzing fest. While UC students are enjoying the rays, studies show overexposure to UV rays from tanning can lead to the development of skin cancer. In the United States, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer with more than one million diagnosed cases annually, said Sasi Chockalingam, a doctorate student in health education. While salons offer indoor tanning, the process is the same. UV rays stimulate skin cells resulting in a tan, but can cause serious damage. “Society has pushed the notion that a tanned body is a ‘healthy’

body which is not true,” said Rose Tempel, a nurse practitioner for UC Health Services. “More teens and adults are using tanning beds on regular basis and/or tanning outside, resulting in more sun exposure over the course of time in their early years.” Because of the frequent exposure, skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting women between the ages of 25 to 29 years old, Tempel said. Despite the warnings, many UC students still feel tanning is well worth the effort. “I think tanning makes you feel better about yourself,” said Rachel Harvey, a third-year health promotions student. “It makes me look prettier.” Since the damage is not immediately visible, young people are often unaware of the dangers of tanning. “I think we do not think about longterm consequences,” Harvey said.

Melanoma, an indicator of skin cataracts and damage DNA, which industries agree that indoor tanning cancer, often appears as a dark, can lead to a form of mutation within is much safer than receiving outdoor colored and irregularly shaped the body’s systems. When DNA is exposure to the sun, but all methods mole, but may look different. With damaged, the defense system of the of tanning are still unsafe, Tempel more than 90 percent of melanomas body is unable to function properly, said. caused by the sun’s “The American UV rays, there are Cancer Society, the precautions that should National Council on Skin to be taken. Cancer Prevention and Medical officials many dermatological recommend protecting societies have taken oneself while in the the position that indoor sun. Use sun block or tanning is an unsafe —rose tempel, sunscreen; SPF 15 is practice,” Tempel said. uc health services nurse practitioner usually sufficient for “Any source of UV most skin types. Take light exposure increases frequent breaks from the your risk of developing sun – typically from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chockalingam said. skin cancer.” when the sun’s rays are strongest. “Avoid tanning beds,” As to why high skin cancer rates Skin cancer isn’t the only Chockalingam said. “If you want in the United States, Chockalingam problem connected with UV to look like you’ve been in the said she has a reason. exposure, Chockalingam said. sun, consider using a sunless self“I think the rate of skin cancer Damage to the dermis is the major tanning product, but continue to continues to rise because more factor in premature skin aging, use sunscreen.” people continue to tan, either causing the skin to appear leathery Tanning indoors gives you indoors and/or outdoors and ignore and wrinkled. the ability to control exposure to the warning that it can cause skin Exposure to UV rays can lead to UV radiation. Most tanning bed cancer,” she said.

“Society has pushed the notion that a tanned body is a healthy body which is not true.”

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Sound advice for freshmen

The best thing about college? You will make some amazing friends. The worst? There will be more all-nighters than you dreamed possible. There are funny things: The crazy man in front of Chipotle will sing if you’re nice to him. And there are some sad things: You will miss your friends and your home more than you think. As my freshman year wraps up at the University of Cincinnati, it amazes me how much I’ve learned. And while I’m glad I know where the best Indian food is and how I can save on textbooks, I wish someone would have told me some of this sooner. Your freshman year will be tumultuous and hectic, stressful and exhilarating. But, hopefully, these words of wisdom will help make it a little easier to transition from high school to the big kid world. For those of you who don’t know the difference between Stadium View and Swift Hall, this one’s for you. Everything is different here. “Be willing to adapt to change– it’s inevitable,” said Stacie Fancher, a firstyear pre-nursing student. From what you’ll eat to what you’ll do in your spare time, it’s incredible how different things are from high school. But you’ll learn to adapt. Register for classes with a friend and check out professors on And don’t forget— those first weeks will not determine your entire college experience. “You don’t have to settle for the first friends you found,” said Tricia Monnin, a third-year communication sciences and disorders student. “Continue meeting new people throughout the entire year for the chance at making some of the deepest bonds you’ll ever experience.” Food = Friends Surprisingly, some of the best times you’ll have will be spent in the dining halls. It’s probably one of the best places for getting to know people in a comfortable setting. “Eating is the best way to bond,” said JR Bales, a first-year business administration student. “Eat with your roommates or you will alienate them.” see VIEW | page 15

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The esquire theatre is a short walk from campus. They don’t accept credit cards.

When you’re in Cincinnati, there are a lot of different ways you can watch a movie. I mean, a movie is a movie; it’s roughly two hours of the same scenes that will be the same every time. The same actors will do the same things and every time you’ll walk away thinking how you would’ve ended it better. The only way you can watch a movie differently is to experience it differently. This may come in the form of downing a few spirits beforehand and seeing who can follow the plot the longest, but the biggest difference is the theater experience. The meat of what I’m alluding to with all this experience talk can be found in the Esquire. Just looking at the Clifton theater should be a quick enough indication that you’re in for something unique. Stuck between a couple

of businesses in Clifton’s Gaslight District, the theater looks like it’s been nestled between a coffee shop and an Italian restaurant for 300 years. The flashy marquee jutting over the sidewalk, coupled with the singular, oldfashioned ticket booth furthers the idea that your movie-going experience is going to harken to the past. The movies inside further this idea. There is usually one big name movie playing at any given time; you’ve got your Star Treks and your Angels and Demons and your movies about Will Smith being emotionally relatable, because, well, they make money and have wide appeal, but there is a reason that people come to the Esquire to see movies they could easily see at any larger theater with more foot room: it’s cool. It’s a really cool theater. I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but that’s the main idea.

And check this out: I haven’t even gotten to the Esquire’s big draw yet. Their selections outside of the “one big name movie” are top notch. Foreign movies that you have to read (but, I swear, you could just watch the actors’ eyes and know the story. French people know their acting.), movies with small budgets but a lot of heart, movies with big-name stars acting too quirky to get major studio funding, you’ll find it all at the Esquire. Also, on Saturday nights they do screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show where people dress up and disappoint their parents. Tuesdays are bargain days because it’s a really boring day where all activities are automatically depressing; $5.50 all day, no matter what you see or when you see it. Students: flash your ID Wednesday through Monday for discounts.

UC campus offers food, fun Kevin Doyle the news record

This summer, University of Cincinnati students are trading in their textbooks for Frisbees as an array of new activities and events unfold in addition to the usual favorites. UC’s campus has restaurants that offer everything from Mexican to Thai. “I usually go up to restaurants on Calhoun: Chipotle, Penn Station, Spicy Pickle … the good stuff,” said Rob Buchheit, a fifth-year digital design student. New restaurants are opening up this summer, as well. Five Guys Burgers and Fries is scheduled to open June 16 below University Park Apartments. Chick-fil-A, Burger King and a sushi restaurant are expected to arrive on campus this fall. Coffee shops are also popular with students as a place to mingle inside a uniquely decorated and diverse atmosphere.

“Taza’s a great one to go to,” said Anthony DelaRose, a secondyear Japanese and creative writing student. “Every second Wednesday they do open mic, and it’s pretty versatile. All types of artists come out.” Other student favorites include Sitwell’s on Ludlow Avenue and Baba Budan’s on McMicken Avenue. Burnett Woods is a great place for students to enjoy some fresh air. “Just don’t swim in the lake,” said UC student Brad Short. The Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park is a great place for students to whet their artistic appetite. Not only does it contain originals from legendary artists like Van Gogh, but it offers free admission. Garry Winogrand’s street photography exhibit “Women are Beautiful” opened May 30 and will be on display until Aug. 23. Sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh’s gallery featuring sculptures of women and children opened June 6 and will be

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The New Restaurant Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be opening on June 16 below University Park Apartments. on display through Sept. 6. Another hidden gem is Eden Park’s Krohn Conservatory. It is hosting a butterfly exhibit through June 21, which includes species from all over the world. It cost $6 to

get into the exhibit, but admission to the conservatory is free. Cincinnati’s music scene is erupting this summer at popular venues online like The Mad Hatter, see Campus | page 15

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