Daily News

ThursdayMay 28, 2015

Cincinnati State in Panama

Two faculty from the Division of Health and Public Safety, Beth Hamon (Nursing) and Cindy Kief (Occupational Therapy Assistant) have just returned from a medical mission trip to Santiago, Panama.

They were part of a team known as “Therapy Missions” that treated, taught, and trained at a school for disabled children, an orphanage, a nursing home, and a public hospital.

The team also made house calls visiting disabled children who could not make it into the clinic.  

Reading is Great at Cincinnati State

Today and most Thursdays are special for children in the preschool classes at the William Mallory Early Learning Center here at Cincinnati State.

It’s a day when children from those classes are invited to join Holly McArthur’s “Emergent Literacy” course – serving, in their own unique way, as instructors.

As Holly, an Early Childhood Education instructor, explains, the course is designed to instruct ECE majors regarding the growth and nurturing of oral language from birth to school age children.

There is a large concentration in the course on the value of reading appropriately to children – especially to groups of children enrolled in early learning settings.  Studies have shown that children that are read to in enjoyable and nurturing settings are more likely to become better readers themselves!

On Thursdays, at 10:30 a.m., Holly invites students, faculty and staff to read to the preschoolers. Her goal is that this special “Reading is Great at Cincinnati State!” program will take place at various venues throughout the campus. She works with participants to nail down a precise location, as well as an appropriate book – it can be a favorite of your own or one she suggests.

Most of the Summer Semester slots are already spoken for, but if you’d like to talk with Holly about possibly opportunities, or get on the list for the Fall Semester program, please contact her at holly.mcarthur@cincinnatistate.edu or (513) 569-4250.

There’s another feature of the “Reading is Great at Cincinnati State!” program: a mascot named  Horacio. He is a little stuffed bear who loves to read. He is visiting from Rhode Island, and will be returning to his “home base” soon. He will be partnering with us by sending us “selfies” each week!  The notion is that the Mallory Center children will enjoy wondering each week where they will be going for this reading experience, and will look forward to “finding” just where Horacio is each week! 

National Donut Day is June 5

Bakeries throughout Greater Cincinnati, including our own Bakery Hill, in partnership with The Salvation Army, will mark National Donut Day on Friday, June 5, with an event on Fountain Square that will benefit The Salvation Army. Please come cheer on our own President Dr. Owens and the Cincinnati State Surge Mascot as they compete in “Donut Day” games  on Fountain Square starting at noon.

National Donut Day dates to 1938.

You can do your part by placing an order today with Bakery Hill.