Daily News

WednesdayMay 23, 2018

Celebrate National Donut Day! (Place orders by May 31)

Cincinnati State's Bakery Hill invites you to join the annual celebration of National Donut Day (and associated fundraising efforts) on Friday, June 1.

The downtown festivities on June 1-- featuring free donuts and coffee-- will take place on Fountain Square from noon to 1 p.m.

Again this year, President Monica Posey will compete against other local celebrities in the Donut Stacking Challenge.

The Cincinnati State Surge will be on hand to cheer for Dr. Posey, Culinary and Pastry students will be helping to distribute the treats, and all CState students and employees are welcome to join the support squad.

In addition, Bakery Hill chefs and students encourage you to support the fundraising event for The Salvation Army by offering you a National Donut Day box of 6 glazed donuts for only $3.00.

(You can buy a single donut on June 1 for only 50 cents-- but why stop at just one?)

Bakery Hill hopes to sell 1000 donuts on June 1-- so on that day, Bakery Hill will be open from 7:30 a.m. until noon, providing Free Coffee Friday (from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.), plus donuts!

You can help the cause even more if you pre-order donuts with this order form.

Drop off the form and your payment at Bakery Hill no later than noon on Thursday, May 31.

And to make it even easier for you to support National Donut Day, you can pick up your pre-ordered donuts without leaving your car. Curbside donut delivery of prepaid orders will be available on June 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Summit Valet Parking location on College Drive.

Background: Donut Day honors the "Donut Lassies" of World War I

National Donut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army as a depression-era outreach initiative. The day pays tribute to The Salvation Army volunteers who prepared donuts for thousands of soldiers during World War I.

In 1917, The Salvation Army began a mission to provide spiritual and emotional support for U.S. soldiers fighting in France during World War I. About 250 volunteers traveled to France and set up small huts near the front lines to give clothes, supplies and, of course, baked goods to U.S. troops.

After discovering that serving baked goods would be difficult in wartime conditions, two volunteers began frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets. These tasty treats boosted morale and won the hearts of many soldiers.

Nicknamed “Donut Lassies,” the women who served donuts to troops are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when the soldiers (nicknamed “doughboys”) returned home from war.

In Cincinnati, this year's celebration will be the ninth consecutive year that the local Salvation Army has partnered with the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association (including CState's Bakery Hill) for National Donut Day.

Plant sale specials: 2-for-1 on Friday and Flash Sale on Saturday

It's time for the specials to start at the Horticulture Club Plant Sale at the Clifton Campus Greenhouse.

  • Beginning Friday, May 25, selected annuals and herbs are buy one, get one free. In addition, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers are free with a purchase. Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • On Saturday, May 26, take advantage of a flash sale: one hour only from 9 to 10 a.m.

Feel free to park in the small lot in front of the Greenhouse. (Access to the lot is a short driveway located between Ludlow Ave. and the Ludlow Garage entrance.)

All proceeds from the sale support the Horticulture Club and help students attend events such as the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

For more information, contact Greenhouse Manager Kelly Wanstrath (kelly.wanstrath@cincinnatistate.edu).

"Teen Empowerment Day" introduced high school students to CState opportunities

CState faculty members Larry Feist (left), Ron Singleton, and Maggie Oliveira brought new ideas to high school students during Teen Empowerment Day.

On April 21, several CState students, faculty, and staff members participated in Teen Empowerment Day, sponsored by the local nonprofit organization RefugeeConnect.

The 40 teens in attendance are students at Withrow HS, Aiken HS, and DePaul Christo Rey HS, and are immigrants and refugees from countries including Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Burundi, Honduras, Tanzania, Rwanda, Congo, El Salvador, Eritrea, Iraq, and Syria.

The purpose of the event was to help the high school students build confidence and develop professional skills, and to assist them in planning for college.

  • Sarah Leggesse, Rosa Maria Moreno, and Maggie Oliveira led a session on the college admissions process, the benefits of foreign language study, and ESL support services at Cincinnati State.
  • Larry Feist, Ron Singleton, and Issa Rizk conducted sessions on engineering technology career opportunities, as well as demonstrating how lasers work, and guiding students through the process of making a simple motor.
  • Cincinnati State students from the Advanced English as a Second Language course served as mentors for the teens, and participated in a panel discussion about how to be successful in college.

The next volunteer opportunity with RefugeeConnect is June 23. In celebration of World Refugee Day, a soccer tournament will take place at Xavier University, along with activities for families and a scholarship award ceremony.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Maggie Oliveira (maggie.oliveira@cincinnatistate.edu).

  • Maggie Oliveira introduced Cincinnati State students (from left) Tresor Kizenga, Moha Etcha, Hajer El Arabi, Aicha Tiani Vessah, Rahel Yigezu, Gilda Bacila, and Kaman Magar

  • Larry Feist, Rosa Maria Moreno, Maggie Oliveira, Sarah Leggesse

Overlook closes at 2 on Friday

The Overlook Cafe will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 25 (rather than the standard Summer closing time of 2:30).

Please plan your Friday lunch break accordingly.

Happy Memorial Day (College closed May 28)

All Cincinnati State campuses will be closed on Monday, May 28, in recognition of Memorial Day.

The next new edition of Daily News will be published on May 30.

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