MondayJuly 9, 2018

Spread CState Spirit this Summer (and win prizes, too)

If you show your school spirt through small gestures-- like wearing Cincinnati State apparel when you're running around town on your "off duty" days, or putting a CState sticker on your car-- you could be helping increase Fall enrollment-- not to mention that you'll be changing someone's future for the better.

Your CState t-shirt, hat, or car sticker could be the catalyst for a conversation-- turning you into an ambassador for the great value, convenience, and quality of a Cincinnati State education.

With those ideas in mind, the Admission Office invites all members of the CState community to have fun this summer-- and win prizes-- while helping to promote Cincinnati State.  

Here's how you can participate:

  • Pick up a Cincinnati State static-cling car sticker in your department/division office, or the Admission Office, or the Human Resources Office, and place the sticker on your car. If you have more than one car, take multiple stickers!
    All summer long (until Aug. 20), Secret CState Spirit Spotters on all CState campuses will randomly award prize certificates to CState Spirit cars (via a voucher placed under the windshield wiper).
  • Put on your Cincinnati State spiritwear on Fridays. The Secret CState Spirit Spotters will award gifts, treats, or premiums to multiple College employees each week.
  • Share your Cincinnati State spirit on Facebook (using the hashtag #CStateSpirit) to be entered to win a Bag-Full-of-Cincinnati-State-Swag, including a $50 gift certificate to the Cincinnati State Staff Online Store.* The more you share, the more chances you have to win!

(*For more about the store, scroll all the way down to the bottom of Daily News and look for info on the left side of the page.)

If you're not sure what to say when sharing CState Spirit with a prospective new student (or someone who could influence a new student), the Admission Office has some suggestions:

  • Cincinnati State is affordable, high-quality education-- less than $159 per credit hour (or less than $318 per credit hour for out-of-state students)
  • In-state tuition rates apply to students from 8 counties in Kentucky and 24 counties in Indiana. Check out details at
  • Enrolling at Cincinnati State is an easy 3-step process:

1. Apply at (and consider filling out a FAFSA financial aid application while you’re at it)

2. Request official documents (such as high school or college transcripts or GED test scores)

3. Schedule a Placement Test – Visit to schedule an Accuplacer test appointment, or see if you’re eligible to waive the test

If you need help or want additional information, call the Office of Admission at (513) 861-7700.

Faculty: Look for your Starfish Progress Surveys

Starfish Progress Surveys for Week 9 of full-semester (15-week) courses are available to faculty starting today, July 9.

Your survey responses help in monitoring the academic progress of students in specified classes and student support programs.

Faculty members receive an email message to let you know if you need to complete Progress Surveys for your students.

The online Progress Surveys are available in the Starfish tab of Blackboard, and need to be completed by Wednesday, July 18.

If you have questions about using Starfish, please send a message to

Thank you for contributing to student academic success!

Machines are on the move in ATLC

Renovation projects continue to affect many portions of the ATLC.

This week, six "cyber-cafe" computers (two of which are seen above) currently located adjacent to Bakery Hill, on the 2nd floor of the ATLC, will be removed and reinstalled in approximately the same location on the 3rd floor of the ATLC.

The computers will be removed from the 2nd floor on Wednesday, July 11, and should be available on the 3rd floor shortly thereafter.

If you're looking for other helpful machines that formerly had a place outside the Student Activities Office on the ATLC 2nd floor, you can find alternatives in these locations:

  • Vending machines: ATLC 3rd floor, or Main Building 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Printer/Copier: ATLC 3rd floor open lab (printers only), or Main Building Library (printer and copier)
  • ATM: Main Building 1st floor lobby, behind the Welcome desk
  • TTD telecommunications: Main Building 1st floor lobby, next to ATM; Main Building 2nd and 3rd floors near vending machines; Health Professions Building lobby near vending machines
  • Surge Card "add money" machine: Temporarily unavailable. However, the staff at Bakery Hill and The Overlook Cafe can assist you if you wish to "load money" onto your Surge Card (and thus get your 5% discount when making purchases at either The Overlook or Bakery Hill).

Condolences to the Kobberdahl family

Clyde Kobberdahl, a retired Cincinnati State faculty member, died on June 29, 2018. Funeral services were held July 7.

Clyde was a member of the Business Division for over two decades, retiring in 1996.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolence messages can be left at

Red, White & Blue day was hot & refreshing

Members of the Surge-A-Fun Committee (seen above taking a quick break) distributed "rocket pops" and other cool treats to students and staff members on Clifton Campus during "Red, White & Blue Day" on July 3.

Committee members on duty were (from left) Terri Reynolds, Jackie Norton, Uncle Sam (who looks a lot like Jesse Brown), Brittany Collins, Melanie Disney, and Tom Bauer.

Uncle Sam and his patriotic companion, Jackie Norton, encouraged everyone on campus to enjoy the holiday. (Photographer: Janet Mitchell)

And then Uncle Sam helped folks cool off on a day when the heat index was near 100. (Photographer: Jackie Norton)

in the know
Today's Chef Choice
Soups & Salad Bar
  • Soup menu posted at the Overlook
  • Cup - $2.00
  • Bowl - $3.00
  • Salad Bar open till 2 p.m. daily - $5.98/lb

Spring Semester Hours

(When classes are in session)

Overlook Café

Monday – Thursday
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hot Line & Salad Bar open till 2 p.m. daily

Bakery Hill

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

Job Posting

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Main 170-D
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Conference Center (Rooms 344-346)
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
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4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Conference Center (Rooms 344-346)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
ATLC 422
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