WednesdaySeptember 12, 2018

Food Pantry seeks Fall volunteers

The Surge Cupboard Food Pantry is starting its third year of campus operations, and invites College employees to consider assisting our students this year as a volunteer staff member.

Last year, over 1,300 Cincinnati State students used the support provided by the Surge Cupboard.

Registered students may use the Surge Cupboard once a month to obtain items at no cost, by showing their Surge Card.

Two types of service opportunities are available:

If you have questions, contact Surge Cupboard Volunteer Coordinator Lachanna Jackson (

Surge Cupboard co-founder Cindy Sefton, Director of the College Library, said, "We couldn't do what we've done for students without the support of the College community as volunteers and donors."

Cindy said that more than 30 volunteers, as well as student interns, assisted last year in the Food Pantry, at the Farmer's Markets, or both.

"Just giving an hour or two of your time can help ease burdens for students, and allow them to stay in school and achieve success," Cindy said.

Donations of non-perishable food items, such as canned tuna or chicken, cereal, and peanut butter are always welcome, and monetary donations are used by the Food Pantry advisors to fill gaps when supplies dwindle.

You're welcome to visit the Food Pantry during open hours to see what volunteers do, and then sign up to lend a helping hand.

Cindy also encourages visitors to the Pantry to look for the plate that recognizes past faculty member Laurie Malone as the Surge Cupboard's dedicated and compassionate founder.

Catalog for 2018-19 is online

The Cincinnati State Catalog for academic year 2018-2019 is now available online at the catalog website:

A link to the new Catalog is also available from the Catalog page of the College website:

A printable version of the 2018-19 catalog will be available soon, and the Degrees & Certificates section of the College website will be updated soon to display the 2018-19 information.

If you have questions about the new Catalog, contact the co-chairs of the Academic Policies & Curriculum Committee, Jen Martin ( and Abbey Yee (

College Update video and slides available

If you missed the College Update by President Monica Posey during Common Time on Sep. 10, a video recording of the session is available at

The video includes several "bookmarks" that allow you to jump to a specific section of the recording by clicking a link. 

After you open the video, you may need to click the arrow icon (as seen in the top line of the image at right) to expand the full list of bookmarks.

If you want a copy of the presentation slides in a PDF file, click here.

The video recordings for most Common Time sessions are posted on the College intranet:

  • Go to the "How the College Works" intranet area
  • Select the "Academics" link
  • Select the "Common Time Recordings" folder

August Board of Trustees Meeting Report

The August 28, 2018 Cincinnati State Board of Trustees meeting included the following proceedings and business:

  • Trustee Chair Mark Walton recognized the outstanding accomplishment of “everyone on all sides of the recent contract negotiations” between the College and the AAUP and SEIU bargaining units. Walton said, “It shows the growing collaboration throughout our College—that we are all aiming for the same goals.”
    Walton also recognized fellow trustee George Vincent, who will receive the 2018 Metropolitan Award on Oct. 23, 2018. The Metropolitan Club in Covington presents the award annually to a resident of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area “who has made an exponential effort toward improving the lives of our citizens.”
  • Trustees approved the July Financial Report, which CFO Chris Calvert said was in line with budget expectations.
    Calvert noted that student credit hours (excluding College Credit Plus and the Workforce Development Center) on the first day of the Fall Semester were down 7.8 percent versus the 2017 semester start. Calvert also said the final tally on September 10 (15th day of semester) would depend on the number of credit hours that students add to or drop from their schedules.
  • Trustees approved five contracts related to the capital project encompassing the Welcome Center, Transfer Center, Huddle Rooms, Cashier, Registrar/Financial Aid and Career Center:
  • Blackboard ($35,770) for electronic door access
  • CDW-Government ($39,353) for digital signage and monitors
  • Cincinnati Bell Telephone Systems ($4,439) for phones
  • Lenova ($87,533) for computers, monitors, and notebooks
  • Presidio ($41,147) for network switches and IT infrastructure
    • Trustees also approved three other contracts, with:
  • Blackboard ($142,692) to renew point of sale and deposit software
  • Charter Communication Operations LLC/ Spectrum Reach (not to exceed $66,000) for digital and cable advertising
  • WXIX-TV (not to exceed $87,000) for television ads
  • Trustees approved a resolution to locally administer capital projects at the College.
  • Trustees approved an amendment to the Board of Trustees bylaws stating that the Trustees will review and approve the College’s Mission Statement annually (at minimum).
  • Student Government Vice President Stephen Perry reported on Student Activities, which included notice of an upcoming Resource Fair and Welcome Back Party, and a spotlight on the Leadership Club, which was represented by Sarah Wells.
  • Dr. Posey’s President’s Report included an overview of the three accrediting bodies the College works with: the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the U.S. Department of Education, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
    She also outlined the five criteria HLC uses in the accreditation process. These criteria state that the College: (1) has a clear mission, (2) acts with integrity, (3) is well resourced to support high quality education, (4) evaluates and improves teaching and student learning, and (5) has sufficient resources and planning to sustain its mission into the future.
    Dr. Posey also highlighted several recent and upcoming events and gifts, including:
  • The Exploring Health Careers event with West Chester Hospital
  • The Chocolate Exhibit created by MCI Chefs at the Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Key Bank’s gift of $75,000 to Cincinnati State and University of Cincinnati for student emergency needs
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s award of a $426,000 CCAMPIS grant to the Early Childhood Learning Program and the Mallory Center
  • The upcoming Honors Scholarship Golf Classic on September 17 at Western Hills Country Club

(Report prepared by Richard Curtis, Interim Media/Communications Coordinator, Cincinnati State)

More Free Coffee Friday speakers announced

Free Coffee Friday conversation leaders for the next several weeks have been announced.

College administrators who will facilitate the conversations on upcoming Fridays, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., include:

  • Sep. 14 - Chief Michael Wylie, Chief of Police & Director of Campus Safety
  • Sep. 21 - Jason Lafferty, Associate Dean, Business Division, & Executive Chef, Midwest Culinary Institute
  • Sep. 28 - Cody Loew, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Oct. 5 - Geoffrey Woolf, Dean, Humanities & Sciences
  • Oct. 12 - Lt. Dan Reid, Supervisor of Campus Safety

Free Coffee Friday takes place in the area adjacent to Bakery Hill, on the second floor of the ATLC.

Students as well as College employees are invited to join the administrators for informal information-sharing, questions, and/or feedback about College activities and operations.

A free small coffee or hot tea will be provided for each participant.

Last chance to view new spiritwear choices up close

If you missed the CState Spiritwear Fashion Show in August (including models like Christine Barrow, and many more), but you're still thinking about getting new CState attire for yourself or others, this week is your last chance to touch (and try on) samples of the newest College-branded attire available from the Surge Spiritwear Online Store.

The online store (for College employees only) is hosted by Munoz Brandz) at Use "statestore" for both Login and Password.

Many new items, in new colors, were added to the store this summer. The new color scheme aligns with shades of green, black, and gray used in the remodeling of areas in the ATLC.

You also have the option to order attire with a logo that identifies your division or program.

To view samples of the new attire choices, call Jackie Norton at 569-4124.

When Jackie is in her office (Main 175) she'll be happy to give you access to the "fashion closet" sample display. But act fast-- the samples will be gone when this week ends!

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

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10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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