WednesdayJune 13, 2018

The crane, the crane!

The old cooling unit departed on June 13 (facilitated by the 90-ton crane).

More action photos coming next week....

Join the "Cooling Tower Cool Down" Celebration

On June 13, a new cooling tower serving the Main and Health Professions buildings will be installed on the site of the current tower (seen in photos above and below), with assistance from a 90-ton crane (not yet seen in a photo because it's on site for only one day).

All College employees are invited to attend a unique F.U.N. event on June 13-- the "Cooling Tower Cool Down Viewing Party."

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., you can watch the industrial magic take place while enjoying treats.

During that time period, the new tower is scheduled to be lifted by the crane and set in place.

The designated viewing area is the no-parking zone opposite the construction site. (Download the map/illustration for additional detail)

"Cooling Tower Cool Down" party refreshments and favors include:

  • Ice-cold soft drinks and water (donated by Coca Cola)
  • Koozies to keep your drinks cold (donated by the College's Development Office)
  • Cool Ranch Doritos, as well as regular Doritos (donated by Enterprise Vending)

Supplies are limited, so arrive early if you can. (Thanks to Brittany Collins of the Development Office for obtaining the donations.)

Project activities, and the party, are scheduled to take place rain or shine; however, the presence of strong winds and/or lightning could affect the process.

Vehicle access to the entire Lot D area behind the Main Building is blocked for the day on June 13. Foot traffic is permitted.

  • The crane is scheduled to arrive on campus about 6:30 a.m. on June 13.
     
  • Removal of the old tower and installation of the new one is scheduled to occur during a 4-hour timespan on June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other phases of the cooling tower installation project are scheduled to continue until June 25, with some ongoing limitations to Lot D parking.

However, no other portion of this project will provide as much excitement as "Cooling Tower Cool Down" day-- so don't miss it!

Colleague "look and feel" changes start June 18

Ellucian Colleague, the software used by many CState employees to complete a variety of College business processes, will upgrade to UI (User Interface) 5, beginning Monday, June 18.

Starting June 18, you'll see a new link to Colleague UI-5 in the "Tools and Applications" section of MyCState.

  • Use your current user name and password to log in.
  • Both old and new versions of Colleague will be available until July 18, but you're encouraged to start using the new version right away.
  • On July 18 the old version will be removed and only Colleague UI-5 will be available.

The new version may look different at first, but when you begin using Colleague UI-5 you'll see that individual screens have not changed and all processes you used previously are still part of the system.

For an overview of changes, view this 7-minute Quick Tour video.

A benefit of the new version is that you can use any of these browers to access Colleague:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Some software you use (for example, Perceptive Content/ImageNow) may still require a specific browser.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the IT Services Helpdesk (569-1234).

Reading/Writing & Math Bootcamps offered in July & Aug

The Academic Foundations Department is offering a series of free academic "Bootcamps" during July and August.

Bootcamps can help students qualify for higher-level courses without taking a full-semester Foundations course.

Students who think they didn't do their best on the ACCUPLACER placement test, or who were a few points below a cutoff, are encouraged to consider a Bootcamp as a way to save time and money while making academic progress.

Academic Foundations Language (AFL) is offering six Bootcamps, starting in late July and continuing in August.

Students whose placement test results showed a need for AFL 080, AFL 085, or a lower-level reading/writing course can attend a free Bootcamp to work on improving their skills in reading comprehension and writing.

Students at Bootcamp get individual help from experienced AFL and Writing Center instructors.

  • Each Bootcamp meets on Clifton Campus for 2 and half hours a day, on four consecutive days. Students must attend all Bootcamp sessions and also must complete 2 or 3 hours of homework each day.
     
  • The day after Bootcamp ends, students re-take the ACCUPLACER placement test for reading/writing.
     
  • Based on the new test score, students may qualify for a higher level AFL class, or possibly qualify to enroll in English Composition 1 (ENG 101).

The AFL Summer Bootcamp schedule and registration deadlines are:

  • Camp 1 - [was offered in late May]
  • Camp 2 - Jul. 30-Aug. 2, 1 to 3:30 p.m. daily - Register by July 26
  • Camp 3 - Jul. 30-Aug. 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily - Register by July 26
  • Camp 4 - Aug. 6-9, 1 to 3:30 p.m. daily - Register by Aug. 2
  • Camp 5 - Aug. 6-9, 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily - Register by Aug. 2
  • Camp 6 - Aug. 13-16, 1 to 3:30 p.m. daily - Register by Aug. 9
  • Camp 7 - Aug. 13-16, 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily - Register by Aug. 9

For more information and a registration form, see the AFL Bootcamp flyer (click to download).

Academic Foundations Math (AFM) is offering four Bootcamps, starting in mid-July and continuing in early August.

Students whose placement test results showed a need for AFM 091, AFM 092, AFM 094, or AFM 097 can attend a free Bootcamp to work on improving their math skills.

Students at Bootcamp get individual guidance from experienced Math instructors while working with the computer-based tool MyMathLab.

  • Each Bootcamp meets on Clifton Campus for 2 and half hours a day, on four consecutive days. Students must attend all Bootcamp sessions and also must complete 2 or 3 hours of homework each day.
     
  • After all Bootcamp work is completed, students take a proctored final test to determine if they can move to a higher-level math class.

The AFM Summer Bootcamp schedule and registration deadlines are:

  • Camp 1 - Jul. 16-19, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily - Final test on Jul. 24 - Register by Jul. 11
  • Camp 2 - Jul. 16-19, 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily - Final test on Jul. 24 - Register by Jul. 11
  • Camp 3 - Aug. 6-9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily - Final test on Aug. 14 - Register by Aug. 1
  • Camp 4 - Aug. 6-9, 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily - Final test on Aug. 14 - Register by Aug. 1

For more information and a registration form, see the AFM Bootcamp flyer (click to download).

Food Pantry Farmer's Market is June 14

A Summer Surge Cupboard Farmer's Market takes place Thursday, June 14, in "The Spot" on the ATLC first floor, outside the Bookstore.

Free fruits and vegetables will be available to Cincinnati State students from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or until everything has been given away).

The Farmer's Market is part of a partnership between Cincinnati State's Food Pantry and the Freestore Foodbank, which delivers produce to campus once a month for free distribution to students, at no cost to the College.

Registered Cincinnati State students can visit the Surge Cupboard Food Pantry (in Main Building Room 137) once a month to obtain non-perishable items at no cost.

This Summer, the Surge Cupboard is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A team of student and staff volunteers assists the students who use the Food Pantry and/or attend the monthly Farmer's Market. To learn more about volunteering, contact Lachanna Jackson (lachanna.jackson@cincinnatistate.edu).

Try a Bakery Hill Smoothie (and use your Surge Card discount)

Bakery Hill invites customers to stop by Monday through Thursday this summer (7:30 a.m. to noon) and enjoy the June special-- a 16 oz. smoothie for only $3.

Choose from four flavors: Strawberry Banana, Pineapple Paradise, Four-Berry, or Mango.

Bakery Hill will offer more "grab-and-go" items soon, so visit often!

Also, if you use your Surge Card to buy food and drinks at Bakery Hill (and the Overlook Cafe), you'll see the purchase cost reduced by 5 percent.

That’s a nickel saved for every dollar you spend.

To take advantage of the Surge Card discount, you’ll need to “load money” onto your Surge Card. You can do that in two ways:

Option 1: Log into Blackboard and look for the tab Online Surge Card Office.

(It’s on the right in the set of tabs you see when you’re viewing the Faculty, Staff, or Student section of Blackboard.)

Option 2: Use the Surge Card Value Transfer Station (seen in the photo to the right) to add funds to your Surge Card. The Value Transfer Station is outside ATLC 204, the Student Activities Office, and is a cash-only transaction.

If you need help or have questions about loading funds onto your Surge Card, contact Tracy Prestopino (tracy.metsch@cincinnatistate.edu).

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