FridayOctober 5, 2018

Poetry Reading tonight features words by G. Woolf (& food by MCI)

"All We Have in Common," a free poetry reading series hosted by Cincinnati Poet Laureate Manuel Iris, is taking place tonight, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m., in the Midwest Culinary Institute Demonstration Kitchen Theater (ATLC 043; there's also an entrance on the first floor of the ATLC).

  • Cincinnati State Dean Geoffrey Woolf is one of two featured poets on the program, which has the theme "Food."
  • To embellish the theme, students from the Midwest Culinary Institute will be providing small bites of culinary art as an accompaniment to the poetry.
  • All members of the College community are welcome to attend.

The evening includes an open mic session for anyone interested in reading one of their own original works that relates to the evening's theme-- just arrive a little bit early to sign up.

"All We Have in Common" is a monthly poetry reading series intended to "use the power of poetry to bring people of any social status, skin color, race, religion, sexual preference, nationality, or any other kind of diversity together on the basis of empathy and human understanding."

The event has a different location and a unique central theme each month.

The featured poets (who perform for about 10 minutes each) and the open mic participants (who share one piece) are encouraged to read poems that relate to the evening's theme.

Spin class instructor needed ASAP

The instructor of this semester's Spinning class can't continue after next week, so a new instructor is needed.

The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. The instructor must hold a certification in Spinning or Indoor Cycling.

If you are interested in this assignment, or you know someone who might be willing to spin in to assist, please contact Mindy Piles, Program Chair for Health & Fitness Technology ( or 569-5713).

Students: Attend the Big College Event on Oct. 24 and join a community service project, too

Cincinnati State students are encouraged to turn out for The Big College Event on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The event is free and open to all Cincinnati-area college and university students.

The Big College Event includes information and exhibits about job and internship opportunities, interest groups, social scenes, and local community engagement opportunities. There's also free food and free swag for all who attend.

Click here to register for the event.

Updates on the Big College Event are posted on the CState Career Services Facebook page at

The Big College Event is sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

In coordination with the Big College Event, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is sponsoring "Nailed It," a service activity open to all area college students.

"Nailed It" takes place at Duke Energy Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24. Volunteers who participate will help to frame the walls for four houses, as part of a crew of 500 students and professionals from area businesses.

Volunteers can swing a hammer and pound nails for as little as an hour, or as long as the entire day-- as you choose.

All volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt, and all needed equipment will be provided by Habitat for Humanity.
To sign up for the crew, visit

Questions about "Nailed It" can be directed to Jen Kephart ( or (513) 482-5644).

College "Executive Updates" recording and slides available

If you missed the College Executive Updates during Common Time on Oct. 1, the recording of the session is available at

The session included reports from three College executives:

  • President Monica Posey discussed the timeline and process for creating a new College Strategic Plan, and she identified the Steering Committee members who will guide the planning process.
    Dr. Posey said the planning process is expected to be completed by March.
    Click here to download a copy of Dr. Posey's slides.
  • Provost Robbin Hoopes provided updates on several academic inititatives, including Program Self-Study and Outcomes Assessment, progress in implementation of Guided Pathways for students, preparation for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit in April 2019, and other topics.
  • Vice President of Administration Lawra Baumann reported on the progress of ATLC construction/renovation projects that are near completion as well as projects expected to begin soon, including replacing the boiler in the Main Building and renovating several labs.
    She also discussed plans for new projects that will be carried out using $6.6 million in capital funding from the state of Ohio, allocated for 2019-2020.
    Click here to download a copy of Dr. Baumann's slides.

The video recording from Monday's presentation 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.

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

Women's Soccer gets two W's

The Cincinnati State women’s soccer team had a successful week, defeating Lakeland Community College 2-0 last Sunday, followed by a 5-0 win over the Cedarville University Junior Varsity team on Oct. 2.

Both victories came with only 11 players available, due to injuries from previous games.

Team members include (front row, from left) Aleah Yarletts, Anna Carney, Olivia Horton, Alex Gruenwald, Keri Siebert, Kelsey Scheidt, (back row from left) Nicole Lacey, Brooke Elliott, Miranda Sanderfer, Kelsea Joseph, and Tori Essen. Not in the photo: Maria Corona and Gabby Smith.

With the two recent wins, the Lady Surge improved their season record to 3-2.

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