UC students weave a pattern to transform a construction fence into a work of art
by Marisa Whitaker
What could have been just another construction fence in downtown Cincinnati is now a work of art thanks to Impact UC, a student group in the Lindner College of Business.
Working with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Dunnhumby employees, UC students beautified the fence with a more aesthetically pleasing mountainous design, which will be on display while Dunnhumby's corporate headquarters are constructed between now and December 2014. Volunteers will be busy completing the project in March as the fence-weaving is extended around the entire site at Fifth and Race streets.
Impact UC comprises undergraduate business students that work together on community service projects while building connections with local professional businesses around Cincinnati to get them involved.
“Impact UC is a great way to get business students and Cincinnati business professionals together for the common good of serving, while also providing an opportunity for students to engage with the professionals from whichever corporations we happen to partner with,” says Josh Willmann, a community service outreach director with Impact UC. Willmann is also a marketing co-op with Dunnhumby and reached out to the business as a member of Impact UC to set up the fence-weaving project.