Daily News

MondayMarch 18, 2019

Helpers needed for "Admit Me" Days from Apr thru Aug

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to welcome and assist new students during Admit Me Days on Clifton Campus.

Volunteer tasks (taking place from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.) include serving as a Greeter, a Hallway Guide, or a Testing Center Assistant.

Admit Me Days are scheduled for the first Saturday of each month, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., from April through August. Dates for these events are:

  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 13 (2nd Saturday, because of July 4 holiday weekend)
  • August 3

You can sign up now to assist, using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BADAC2FA2F58-admit1.

Admit Me Day activities for new and prospective students include:

  • Complete the application for admission
  • Take the placement test, if needed
  • Schedule appointments for academic advising and orientation
  • Learn about financial aid options
  • Get help with career planning

Information and a registration link for students is available online: https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/admit-me-day.

For more information about Admit Me Days, contact Director of Admission Debbie Poweleit (deborah.poweleit@cincinnatistate.edu).

Spring Break service hours & activities

During Cincinnati State's Spring Break week (Mar. 18 to 22), classes are not in session but campus offices and services are open.

Spring Break service hours on Clifton Campus include changes listed below.

If you're aware of other Spring Break service changes, please send information to dne@cincinnatistate.edu, and the list will be updated.


    • Overlook Cafe open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Hot Line service closing at 1:30 p.m. daily.
      • Limited hot line options, no pizza, no salad bar (grab-&-go sandwiches, salads, and other prepared cold items available)
      • Bakery Hill is closed all week. Free Coffee Friday on Mar. 22 is at the Overlook Cafe, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.


      • Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Closed on Saturday, Mar. 23


      • Walk-up Service Window open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • Phone Support available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Open Lab (ATLC 316 & 317) available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • No services on Saturday, Mar. 23


      • Open Wednesday, Mar. 20, and Thursday, Mar. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  • Open Monday through Friday, offering a child-friendly study space for students who are parents. Call 569-4793 for daily hours.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10-11 a.m. - Music & Stories for Kids & Parents (Main 128)
  • Tuesday, Mar. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Never Sick of Slime - Experience fun & science of making "slime," for Kids & Parents (Main 128)
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Parenting Support Conversation for Parents (Main 135B)
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Effective Consequences Session for Parents (Main 128)

WDC offers Additive & Machine Tool training programs

The Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center (WDC) is offering two training programs that begin April 1, 2019.

Additive Manufacturing Technician Training prepares individuals to enter the field of 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing as skilled technicians who can operate and maintain 3D printing machines and also assist with product design.

The WDC Additive Manufacturing training program was developed with assistance from GE Additive and other partners, in a collaborative effort to meet current and future workforce needs.

  • Individuals who successfully complete the training program, which includes classroom activities, hands-on operational exercises, and an online component, receive a Manufacturing Readiness Certificate.
  • Training program courses meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • The cost of the program is $7,200. College employees and eligible family members qualify for waivers for a portion of the cost.
  • More information about the program (including a downloadable flyer) is available online at https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/wdc/AdditiveManufacturingTechnician.

CNC Machine Tool Operator Training provides foundational skills for those seeking careers in metal fabrication, metal machine operation, and metal working.

  • Individuals who successfully complete the training program are prepared for the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) certification exam.

If you have questions or are interested in enrolling in one of these training programs, send a message to askWDC@cincinnatistate.edu or call 513-569-1643 (Additive Manufacturing Training) or 513-569-4857 (CNC Machine Tool Operator Training).

Meet the House-Bruckmann Nominees: Daniel Anderson

Daniel Anderson, Instructor of History in the Humanities & Sciences Division, is a 2019 nominee for the House-Bruckmann Faculty Excellence Award.

Courses taught: American History to 1877, American History since 1877, African-American History to 1877, African-American History since 1877, History of American Education, Honors Colloquium

Education: Ed. M., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education; BA, Tufts University

Previous Employment: Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, Lado International College, Deloitte & Touche, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University

Cincinnati State activities: Co-Chair, Sabbatical Committee; Past Chair, Cincinnati State Scholarship Committee for Humanities and Sciences; Founding Member, Kappa Delta Epsilon; Founder, Advisor, and Moderator, Cincinnati State Historical Society; Founder and Moderator, Quality Matters; College Credit Plus

Community activities: Girls on the Run Cheer Zone volunteer

Additional information: Avid reader, Friend of award-nominated faculty

Meet the House-Bruckmann Nominees: Laura Drake

Laura Drake, Instructor and Program Chair for Paralegal in the Business Technologies Division, is a 2019 nominee for the House-Bruckmann Faculty Excellence Award.

Courses taught: Business Law, Legal Research and Writing, Family and Probate Law, Bankruptcy, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (co-teach)

Education: JD (Juris Doctor), University of Minnesota; Premier Degree, L’Institut International des Études Françaises (Strasbourg); BA, French and Anthropology, Indiana University (Bloomington)

Previous Employment: Intern, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Minnesota); Managing Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski (Cincinnati and Columbus); Hotline Attorney for ProSeniors (Cincinnati); Administrative Assistant for the Director of the European Court of Human Rights at the Council of Europe (Strasbourg)

Cincinnati State activities: Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee; Founder and Chair, Deans/Merit List Reception; Science Bowl volunteer; ENGAGE |Faculty presenter, Eickenhorst Scholarship Committee member

Community activities: Vice President, Board for Plan of Southwest Ohio; Treasurer, Board of Common Threads Network; Foster home for Stray Animal Adoption Program

Additional informtion: I am actually a cat person, but I do not have any cats, and currently have four dogs living with me. For two days of one Thanksgiving weekend, I had 14 dogs in my home (too many dogs to have in one home).

Construction noise alert

Work on improvements to the boiler system that controls heating and air conditioning in the Clifton Campus Main and Health Professions buildings will cause construction-related noise on campus during Spring Break week (Mar. 18-22).

This project, which will continue through August, will replace all of the old boiler system mechanics with a more efficient water-based system.

Work underway (that will be noisy at times) includes installing new piping and air handlers and connecting pipes located in ceilings.

In addition, parents who use the Mallory Center have been encouraged to use an alternate parking location from Mar. 18-22, so the designated childcare parking in Lot D can accomodate equipment needed for the construction work.

Other limitations to Clifton Campus access and parking are expected on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 21 and 22. Additional details will be provided in Daily News.

If you have questions or concerns about construction work, contact Kim Vasko, Director of Buildings, Maintenance & Grounds (569-1560 or kimberly.vasko@cincinnatistate.edu).