WednesdayNovember 7, 2018

CState recognizes our Veteran students

Cincinnati State students who are Veterans include Antony Dang (left) and Russell Paugh.

This year, more than 230 students who are veterans are enrolled at Cincinnati State.

On Tuesday Nov. 13, Cincinnati State will host a Veterans Day Open House, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Veterans Student Affairs Office (Main 135, Clfiton Campus).

All veteran students are welcome to stop by to enjoy light refreshments, network, and be recognized and celebrated for their service.

Curently, the top five program choices for our veteran students are:

  • Associate of Arts - 23 students
  • Computer Network Engineering - 13 students
  • Business Management - 11 students
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - 10 students
  • Pre-Business - 10 students

Antony Dang, currently in his second semester in the Welding program, said, "I did my research and compared Cincinnati State’s welding programs with others and I made a decision to attend here." Antony drives from Indiana to attend classes and says, "It is worth it."

Russell Paugh, a Pre-Engineering student, said he decided to enroll at Cincinnati State because of the location "some distance from my hometown in Greenfield, Ohio."

Both veterans described their feelings about Veterans Day with the words "honor" and "sacrifice."

Antony said Veterans Day is about "honoring the people who fought and sacrificed for our country," and Russell described the holiday as "honoring Veterans who sacrificed their lives, to be committed to the United States."

Volunteers needed for Ultrasound Scan assessments

Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program must practice conducting ultrasound scans this semester.

To complete course requirements, DMS faculty and students appreciate the help provided by volunteers from the College community.

If you-- or a family member, neighbor, or friend-- would like to volunteer for a 1-hour ultrasound scan, please contact DMS faculty member Jackie Turner ( with your name, phone number, and the dates/times you can assist.

All exams take place in the Health Professions Building on Clifton Campus.

Faculty volunteers may use this activity as part of service requirements.

Volunteers are needed for these faculty-supervised exam sessions:

Monday, Nov. 19 - Leg Vein Exam (60 min. exam, no prep required.)

  • Three volunteers needed from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Three volunteers needed from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 26 – Cardiac Exam (60 min. exam. no prep required.)

  • Three volunteers needed from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Three volunteers needed from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 3 – Abdominal Aorta – Renal Vasculature Exam (60 min. exam. Minimum prep required: no food after midnight the day before, or at least 6-8 hours prior to exam.) 

  • Three volunteers needed from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Three volunteers needed from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 

Campus Safety Training workshop offered on Nov. 13

Cincinnati State's Campus Safety Department and Student Activities are offering a workshop on Campus Safety/Dealing with Intruders, presented by Captain Dan Reid (Campus Police) and Dr. Andrea Milani (Director of Student Activities).

The workshop takes place Tuesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1 p.m., in ATLC 413. The session is open to all students and employees.

Topics covered include:

  • Describing actions to take when confronted with an active intruder and law enforcement officials responding to the intruder (Evacuate/Hide & Protect/Fight)
  • Recognizing potential workplace and school violence indicators
  • Describing ways to prevent and prepare for potential active intruder incidents
  • Recognizing how to stay safe while on- and off-campus

The workshop will be offered again on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m., in ATLC 313.

Order Bakery Hill pies & rolls for Thanksgiving

The chefs of Bakery Hill remind you that Midwest Culinary Institute deliciousness can be part of your Thanksgiving meal.

Your choices include:

  • Pumpkin Pie or Dutch Apple Pie (9-inch) - $7.50 each
  • Dinner rolls (plain, poppy, sesame, or mixed) - $3.50/dozen

Click to download the order form and return the form and your payment to Bakery Hill by Friday, Nov. 16. 

Pre-paid orders can be picked up from Bakery Hill by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Order your gourdulents by Nov. 12

Monday, Nov. 12, is the deadline for placing orders (via email) for Thanksgiving "gourdulents"-- a combination of a gourd and succulent plants.

Sales of the seasonal decorations raise funds for Cincinnati State's Horticulture Club, and help students participate in national conferences and competitions.

  • Gourdulents are available in three sizes: Small ($10), Medium ($20), and Large ($30).
  • 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 gourdulents, please place your order promptly.

Free, fresh food at Farmer's Market on Nov. 8

The Surge Cupboard Food Pantry is offering a Fall Farmer's Market for students on Thursday, Nov. 8, in "The Spot" on the ATLC first floor, outside the Clifton Campus Bookstore.

Free fruits and vegetables will be available to currently-registered Cincinnati State students from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until everything is gone.

Surge Cupboard advisor Cindy Sefton noted, "We never know exactly what we'll be getting, but the Freestore always provides us with delicious produce items."

Bags for transporting the food are provided, too.

The Farmer's Market is part of a partnership between Cincinnati State's Food Pantry and the Freestore Foodbank.

The Freestore delivers produce to campus once a month for free distribution to students, at no cost to the College.

At least 120 students obtained produce at the Farmer's Market held in October, assisted by volunteers including College staff members and students from the Honors Club. (See photo above and more photos below.)

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.

The Surge Cupboard is open this Fall on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

To learn more about volunteering at the Food Pantry and/or Farmer's Market, contact Lachanna Jackson (

October Farmer's Market volunteers at work (above) and at rest (below).

October's produce included plenty of potatoes, onions, and carrots.

Celebrate First-Gen College Student Success on Nov. 8

Cincinnati State's Celebration of First-Generation College Student Success on Thursday, Nov. 8 is open to all who are interested in learning more about resources available at the College to help students achieve success.

The "Tools for Success for First-Gen Students" event, in Room 131B (Main Building, Clifton Campus), includes:

  • 11 a.m. to noon - a panel will describe and answer questions about services and support available for first-generation students.
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m. - training in using tools like Starfish.
  • Light refreshments will be available.

The Tools for Success event is sponsored by Cincinnati State's College Access Programs including Student Support Services and the Educational Opportunity Center.

Both are US Department of Education-funded TRiO programs.

A goal of the Tools for Success event is to help first-generation and non-traditional students like Deneen Coleman (photo above), who came to Cincinnati State to earn credentials as an Administrative Assistant, when she was hurt on her job after 14 years with the US Postal Service.

Deneen balances her student responsibilities with caring for her mentally-challenged son. According to Regina Livers, Director of College Access Programs, at one point the stresses in Deneen's life made it difficult for her to continue her education.

"Deneen's academic coaches, professors, and College administrators helped find a workable solution so she could continue in school," Regina said.

"Deneen is a champion because she continues to go to class, even when on crutches, and she refuses to let circumstances interfere with her attaining her degree," Regina added.

Deneen has a 3.4 GPA and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society. She was awarded a William N. Eickenhorst Memorial Secretarial Studies Scholarship in 2018.

The national celebration of First-Generation College Student Success on Nov. 8 is sponsored by the Council for Opportunity for Education (COE), a nonprofit organization established in 1981.

"Millions of students who have benefitted from the programs created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 have subsequently helped shape our country as astronauts, judges, scientists, politicians, scholars, writers, business leaders, and more," said Maureen Hoyler, COE President.

"It's important to continue recognizing these accomplishments because, even in 2018, campuses and communities can overlook the academic capabilities that lie dormant within so many first-generation students," Hoyler said.

No classes Nov. 9 (Employee Convocation) and College closed Nov. 12 (Veterans Day)

No classes will be held on Cincinnati State campuses on Friday, Nov. 9, and all College offices are closed, so all employees can participate in the College's annual Convocation.

All campuses also are closed on Monday, Nov. 12, as the College observes Veterans Day.

Classes resume and offices re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

(Chromolithographic postcard - early 20th century)
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Convocation 2018 schedule announced

Cincinnati State Employee Convocation

Cincinnati State:
Serving our Students - Impacting our Community

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

All classes (day and evening) on all campuses are canceled and all College offices are closed, so all employees can participate in Convocation.

Show your Surge 60's Spirit - Attire for the day is College Spiritwear (vintage or current). Or wear something that shows a mellow 60's groove, as we begin to celebrate the College's founding in the 60's. Prizes will be awarded for the oldest piece of Cincinnati State spiritwear and the best-dressed attendee.

8 - 8:45 a.m. - Fill your trunk for the Surge Cupboard Food Pantry!
No need to leave your car; volunteers will accept your donations in Lots A and D, and both garages. Donations also accepted at the door of the Conference Center. Your support is appreciated.
Convocation Agenda:

8 - 8:40 a.m. - Coffee and Socializing - Conference Center Lobby
8:40 - 9:50 a.m. - Welcome - Conference Center

  • Recognition of Veteran Service
  • National Anthem
  • President’s Remarks
  • Keynote Address - Thomas D. Burton, Superintendent, Princeton City Schools 

10 - 11 a.m. - Breakout Sessions – various locations (see descriptions below)

11:10 – noon

  • Featured Session for Group B – ATLC 211 (Auditorium) - Student Organizations: Enriching Our Campus Community (focus on student organizations and their impact on College retention and persistence)
  • Lunch for Group A – Overlook Cafe

12:10 – 1 p.m.

  • Featured Session for Group A – ATLC 211 (Auditorium) - Student Organizations: Enriching Our Campus Community
  • Lunch for Group B – ATLC Overlook

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. - Breakout Sessions – various locations (see descriptions below)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Strategic Planning: Celebrating our Legacy, Creating our Future - Dr. Monica Posey - Conference Center

3:30 p.m. - Reception and Prizes (Light bites and drinks) - Overlook Cafe

  • Title IX Overview: What Every CState Employee Should Know - HPB 02
  • Starfish: Basic Tools for Faculty - ATLC 414    
  • How to be successful while diagnosed with ADHD - ATLC 313
  • The New & Improved College Operations Manual - ATLC 043 (Culinary Theater)
  • Annual Academic Self-Study: How to get started with a 3-year program assessment plan - HPB 06
  • APCC 101 (Academic Policies & Curriculum Committee) - Main 354
  • Best Practices for Marketing Your Program - ATLC 211 (Auditorium)   
  • What is "How to Help Students?" (Learn in an interactive game format about services for students) - Main 341


  • Title IX Overview: What Every CState Employee Should Know - HPB 02
  • Starfish: Basic Tools for Faculty - ATLC 414    
  • How to be successful while diagnosed with ADHD - ATLC 313
  • The New & Improved College Operations Manual - ATLC 043 (Culinary Theater)
  • Measure What you Value, & Value What you Measure (Introduction to new tools developed by the Institutional Research department) - HPB 04
  • Advising to a Career (Helping students clarify career decisions) - Main 354
  • Annual Academic Self-Study: Using rubrics as assessment instruments - HPB 06
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