MondayOctober 29, 2018

Students: It's scholarship application season at CState (starting Nov. 1)

On Thursday, Nov. 1, students can begin to apply for Cincinnati State Institutional Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year, using Cincinnati State’s online Scholarship Application form.

The online form will "open" starting Nov. 1 at

Students use their Cincinnati State login to access the Scholarship Application.

The deadline to apply for 2019-2020 Institutional Scholarships is Feb. 15, 2019.

The online application system manages all materials submitted by students, including professional references.

  • Students add the name and email address of one reference to the online application.
  • The system generates an email message to the reference with instructions for submitting a reference letter. Reference letters must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2019

More information about the scholarship application process is on the College website Scholarships page at

The link to the Scholarship Application form will be added to the Scholarships page on Nov. 1.

Students also can find a link to the Scholarship Application in MyServices, in the Financial Aid section.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (513) 569-1530 if you have questions about the online application system.

Place your order for Thanksgiving gourdulents

The Horticulture Club is accepting orders until Monday, Nov. 12 for Thanksgiving "gourdulents"-- a combination of a gourd and succulent plants.

The gourdulents are seasonal decorations that continue to look lovely for weeks (or possibly months), and the succulents can be replanted for additional enjoyment.

  • Gourdulents are available in three sizes: Small ($10), Medium ($20), and Large ($30). The photo above shows several Medium-sized gourdulents.
  • To order your gourdulents, send an email message to Greenhouse Manager Kelly Wanstrath ( Let her know how many you want, and the sizes.
  • Orders will be available for pick-up (and payment is due) on Nov. 19 and 20, at a table near the Main Building Distribution Center (otherwise known as the Mail Room).
  • No extras will be available at the pick-up table-- so to guarantee you get your gourdulents, be sure to place your order promptly!

Proceeds from Horticulture Club projects help students participate in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

Recording for Common Time session on Student Success is posted

Speakers on Student Success during Common Time on Oct. 22 included (from left) Cindy Kief, Yvonne Baker, Peggy Rolfsen, and Cindy Sefton, with AAUP Chapter President Pam Ecker. (Speaker Maggie Oliveira was in class at the time of the photo.)

If you missed Common Time on Oct. 22, focused on the theme "How you can improve student success in the classroom," the video recording of the session is available at

In this session sponsored by the Cincinnati State AAUP chapter, five speakers described resources and techniques that can aid student success.

  • Maggie Oliveira described methods for learning your students’ names, and helping students learn the names of their classmates, to gain a stronger sense of inclusion and connection to the College.
  • Yvonne Baker discussed techniques faculty can use to help students navigate the transition from high school to college, and the differing expectations of each setting.
  • Cindy Kief demonstrated use of Flipgrid video discussion board technology to increase student engagement.
  • Cindy Sefton displayed links to "open source" textbooks and other resource materials that faculty can consider using in their classes.
  • Peggy Rolfsen presented a tour of numerous resources available on “The Faculty Lounge” Blackboard site. (Must be logged into Blackboard to use this link.)

To download the slides from the presentation, click here.

AAUP also distributed a 1-page resource guide to help students connect with academic support and other support services available on Clifton Campus.

  • Click to download a copy of the guide with clickable links to additional information. Faculty members may want to post the guide on your class Blackboard site.

The video recording from the 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 above) 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

Faculty: Look for your Starfish Early Alert Progress Surveys

Starfish Early Alert Progress Surveys for the ninth week of full-semester (15-week) courses are available to faculty starting today, Oct. 29.

Your survey responses help monitor and assist 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, Nov. 7.

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

Help new students on "Admit Me" days in Nov. & Dec.

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to welcome and assist prospective students visiting Clifton Campus for “Admit Me" Days.

"Admit Me" days take place Saturday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Activities focus on getting ready to enroll in Spring semester classes.

At these Saturday sessions students can complete activities including:

  • Fill out the online application form
  • Learn about financial aid options
  • Get help with choosing a career or a major
  • Take the Accuplacer placement test, if needed
  • Schedule an academic advising appointment

Volunteer roles include:

  • Admissions Assistance (check-in and traffic flow) – 7:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Testing Center Assistance (check-in) – 8 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Hallway Guides – 7:45 to 10 a.m.

To sign-up to help, visit

For more information contact Kelly Harper (

Fire alarm testing in ATLC on Oct. 30 between 6 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, state inspectors will be conducting tests of the fire alarm system in the ATLC building on Clifton Campus.

  • The alarm system is scheduled for testing at 6 a.m., and between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.
  • Testing of the strobe function of the alarms (without sound) may continue after the tests that include sound.

It is not necessary to leave the building when these alarms go off.

Campus Police officers will be in the ATLC during the alarm testing in case anyone has questions or concerns.

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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.

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