Daily News

TuesdayNovember 24, 2015

Cincinnati State Sustainable Agriculture Students Help at Gorman Heritage Farm

From left to right, Instructor Charles Griffin, Heather Wiggins Augustine; AGR Students: Theya Potts, Halie Sullivan, Julz Bressler, Rosa Michaels, Kyle Chalkley, Brock Marshall, Caitlin Bechtold and April Ann Pandora


Eight Sustainable Agriculture Management students assisted two instructors in rehabilitating a high tunnel greenhouse at Gorman Heritage Farm recently. Across the day students applied construction and engineering skills, learned about transparency and insulation values of various greenhouse covering materials for plant growth and engaged in a lot of trouble shooting and team work. The exercise was part of a lab for the required practicum portion of the certificate degree. Students learned the importance of greenhouse structures to extend the growing season of specialty vegetable crops in our region. They also learned the value of community. Gorman Heritage farm is a 122 acre working farm with 30 tillable acres. It has been a fixture in Evendale, OH since the 1800s, and was donated to the city to become an education-focused farm by the Gorman Family in 1996. Though staffed, they rely heavily on volunteers, so it was a perfect opportunity for Cincinnati State to get involved. The farm is also the next-door neighbor to our own Workforce Development Center!

Enjoy the gallery of photos below...

Basketball Classic Spices Up the Holiday Weekend

Cincinnati State's men's basketball team will provide an entertainment opportunity for the Thanksgiving weekend.  The Surge are hosting a four-game classic on Friday and Saturday.

 The highlight is likely the Saturday clash between the No. 7 Surge and No. 10 Danville.  The two teams met on the opening weekend in Danville with the Jaguars upsetting Cincinnati State, 79-77, in overtime. 

 That contest will take place at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday following the 1 p.m. matchup of Cuyahoga and Moraine Valley.

 The Classic tips off Friday at 5 p.m. with Danville playing Cuyahoga.  Cincinnati State will play Moraine Valley at 7 p.m.

Surge Win on Trotter Free Throws

Brandon Trotter sank a pair of free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining to lift Cincinnati State's men's basketball team to a 90-88 win over Don Bosco Prep on Monday.

 That the No. 7 Surge, who improved to 7-3, would win at the foul line seemed improbable.  Before Trotter took aim, his teammates had made just 16 of 32 free throw tries.  The sophomore, who had not previously been to the line during the game, calmly reversed the fortunes of fate.

 Robert Smith scored a career-high 17 points and gathered seven rebounds in his best game as a Surge.  Isiah Bostic came off the bench to tally 18 points.  Cory Smith had 14 points.  Smith, who entered the game with the second-most 3-pointers per game, found his long-distance shot a little off (2-of-8) but showed he could score on drives and short jumpers.

 Trotter, who finished with eight points, was a defensive presence around the basket, also rejecting a pair of shots.

 The Surge broke a 44-all halftime deadlock to open a 12-point lead midway through the second half.  Don Bosco whittled the lead down and tied the game at 1:14.  The teams traded free throws, Don Bosco taking an 88-87 lead at 49 seconds and Cincinnati State tying the score when Josh Santos made one of two shots at 45 seconds.

 Cincinnati State hosts the Surge Classic on Friday and Saturday.  The Surge will play Moraine Valley on Friday at 7 p.m., following the 5 p.m. clash between Cuyahoga and No. 10 Danville.  The Surge will play Danville at 3 p.m. on Saturday, with Cuyahoga and Morane Valley facing off at 1 p.m.

Giving Challenge Extended & Updates

Due to the growing excitement and many requests, the Giving Challenge end date has been extended and will now run through December 18th at noon.

Here is a review of where we are as of Friday, November 20.  

TEAM                                                    Participation Percentage

Team 1                 BTD                        3.39%                                                                                   

Team 2                 CIT                          21.42%                                                                                                 

Team 3                 HPS                        5.07%                                                                                                   

Team 4                 H&S                       26.88%                                                                 

Team 5                 WDC                      7.7%                                                                      

Team 6                 ESD                        7.08%                                                                    

Team 7                 Special Ops         10.9 %                  

Overall participation                       9.85%                   

 Total number of internal donors: 80

Total amount raised to date: $27,413.22               

 A big thanks to all the Surge Super Heroes!

 Just in case you didn’t see the awesome Giving Challenge video, take less than 1 minutes and check it out!

You can also watch this video from donor Connie Kingsbury of  Zonta Club of Cincinnati which was taken at the scholarship brunch.


Electrical Maintenance tomorrow

Wednesday, November 25th starting at 7:00 a.m., electricity will be cut-off to the ATLC, parking garages and parts of the main building for a period of five to seven hours for maintenance.  Campus is closed, so this should not be a big impact, but it would be wise to shut down all electronics including PCs.

Stay Warm this Winter AND Contribute to the Annual Fund Drive

The Humanities and Sciences Divisions are raffling off a quilt made by Professor Emeritus Joyce Rimlinger.  The proceeds will benefit the Mary Ann Davis Scholarship fund.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased from Joyce Rimlinger in Room 232 Main where you can also see the quilt.  The raffle will be held at the H&S holiday party on December 11, but you do not need to be present to win. 

Student Activities Food Collection Continues after Thanksgiving

The Cincinnati State community did a great job collecting food donations for our Veterans in need this month, as the photo above clearly shows.

However, the Student Activities / Student Government Food collection drive will continue until December 10th, so it's not too late to donate.  Clubs and organizations are competing to see who can collect the most non-perishable food items.  So far, there is one barrel that accounts for donations collected during the Thanksgiving luncheon.

Other student groups are collecting for pets and children.  See Student Activities for more details.