Daily News

WednesdayOctober 17, 2018

CState faculty member named best "early teacher" in Ohio

Cincinnati State faculty members display their awards from the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges. From left: Cecilia Felix, Maggie Oliveira, and Stani Kantcheva.

CState faculty member Maggie Oliveira was honored by the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) as the winner of the John Fallon Early Teacher Award for 2018.

The award, which recognizes a faculty member in their first three years of full-time teaching at their institution, was presented during the OATYC Annual Conference held at Sinclair Community College on Oct. 12.

Maggie teaches courses in English as a Second Language at Cincinnati State.

Accounting Professor Stani Kantcheva was recognized as a nominee for OATYC’s full-time faculty award.

Cecilia Felix, a Psychology instructor, was a nominee for OATYC’s adjunct teaching award.

New scholarship honors local businessman Colonel De Stewart

Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices has established a scholarship at Cincinnati State to honor its founder, Colonel De Stewart, who died Oct. 11 at age 71.

Colonel De was a long-time supporter of the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, and a regular participant in Culinary fundraising events like "1 Night, 12 Kitchens."

The new scholarship will assist Culinary students in completing their education.

“Having been blessed with so much, the Colonel believed in giving back," said Susan Stewart, Colonel De's wife. "We often talked about creating a scholarship someday. It’s now some day.”

“It is a great honor for Cincinnati State to deepen Colonel De’s legacy and connection to our students and our Culinary program with this new scholarship fund,” said Elliott Ruther, Chief of Advancement and Cincinnati State Foundation Executive Director.

De Stewart, known as “the businessman chef,” started in 2003 on a Northern Kentucky cable TV cooking show, demonstrating how spices and herbs could change the flavor of common foods.

Initially, De and his wife Susan sold custom blends at local farmers’ markets.

Now, Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices is the leading spice purveyor in Greater Cincinnati, with stores in Historic Findlay Market, Jungle Jim's at Eastgate, and their World Headquarters teaching and production kitchen located in Ft. Thomas, KY. A farm-to-table restaurant in Ft. Thomas, named Colonel’s Kitchen, opened in May 2018.

To contribute to the Colonel De Scholarship Fund, go to the Give page of the College website, and select "Colonel De Scholarship" from the drop-down donation menu.

"All-in Cincinnati" project launch event includes CState speaker

Katrina Rugless, Director of the CState Accelerate program, will participate in an Oct. 19 panel discussion on "Educate. Motivate. Move: A Path to Inclusive Prosperity in our Region," at an event to launch the All-In Cincinnati initiative sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, in partnership with Interact for Health and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

The event takes place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. For more information and a link to registration, visit All-In Cincinnati presents: Educate. Motivate. Move. There's no cost to attend.

During the launch event, the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition will release a local policy roadmap, based on the framework of PolicyLink’s All-In Cities initiative.

According to the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, "All-In Cincinnati aims to deepen, amplify, and multiply local and regional efforts to build equitable, thriving neighborhoods and create a more vibrant place to live, work, and play for all in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky."

The All-In Cincinnati project also aims to "strengthen relationships and build trust between individual local leaders working on multiple, intersecting issues."

Cinematography seminar on Oct. 19

Nikk Hearn-Sutton, a professional cinematographer and steadicam owner/operator for nearly 20 years, will give a demonstration and answer questions about working in film and TV on Friday, Oct. 19, starting at 10 a.m., in ATLC 444.

Nikk's industry experience includes numerous films and TV shows, and he has been involved in lighting and post-production work as well as camera and steadicam operation.

He is a member of International Cinematographers Guild Local 600, the Society of Camera Operators, and the Steadicam Operators Association.

The session is open to all interested students.

For more information or to reserve a place at the seminar, contact Professor Christian Appleby (christian.appleby@cincinnatistate.edu).

Want new(er) office furniture? Act now!

The Facilities Department has a storage room full of furniture that needs to be cleared out by the end of October-- so College faculty and staff members are invited to view and take ownership of furniture that suits you.

If you find something that improves your work space, it's yours for the taking. Or if you'd just like to change your beige office furniture for something in bright orange or yellow, or elegant gunmetal grey, the Facilities Despartment is happy to enhance your redecorating.

Furniture in storage includes filing cabinets, office chairs, tables, shelves, and more. Looking for something specific? Just ask!

To view items in the storage room or get more information on what's available, contact Christine Barrow at 569-4765 or christine.barrow@cincinnatistate.edu and set up a time to "shop" for your furniture needs.

Items will be distributed first-come, first-served-- so don't wait too long, or the good stuff will end up in someone else's office.