WednesdayMarch 13, 2019

Your input needed for College mission, vision, & values statements

The College's Strategic Planning process that is now underway includes possible revisions to the official statements of Cincinnati State's Mission, Vision, and Values.

All College employees are asked to provide feedback for possible Mission/Vision/Values statements, using the survey located at this link:

The current Mission, Vision, and Values statements were created several years ago as part of a previous Strategic Planning process.

The survey also asks for feedback on possible "Strategic Pillars" for an updated College Strategic Plan.

If you missed Dr. Posey's Feb. 25 Common Time discussion of Strategic Planning and possible changes to the Mission/Vision/Values statements, you'll find links to video and slides from the presentation in this Daily News article from Mar. 6.
The survey will remain open until 4 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 1.

College Funding presentation video & slides posted

If you missed the Mar. 4 Common Time presentation by Cody Loew, Director of Institutional Research, on understanding the State of Ohio Funding Model, the video recording of the session is available at

The video includes all of the presentation slides, but several slides display a large amount of detailed data. You can download full-size copies of the slides to view separately:

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

The video recordings for many past Common Time sessions (starting in Jan. 2018) 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

The schedule of all Common Time topics for Spring Semester 2019 also is posted on the intranet in How the College Works > Academics > Common Time Schedule.

Sonography students need Scan volunteers

Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Cardiovascular (DMSC) 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.

Volunteers are needed for these faculty-supervised exam sessions:

Wednesday, March 13 - Carotid Artery Exam (60 min. exam, no prep required)

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

Wednesday, March 27 – Lower Extremity Vein Exam (60 min. exam. no prep required)

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

Wednesday, April 3 – Cardiac Exam (60 min. exam; no prep required) 

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

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

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

CET-Surveying program receives award at Professional Surveyors conference

Cincinnati State students and faculty attending the Indiana Professional Land Surveyors conference included (from left) Cameron Mulligan, Co-op Coordinator Doug Woodruff, Wayne Piercy, Cara Morman, and Program Chair Carol Morman.

Cincinnati State's Civil Engineering Technology - Surveying program was one of the recipients of the 2018 Presidential Merit Award presented at the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio (PLSO) Conference, held Feb. 20-23 in Columbus.

The award recognizes colleges and universities that are "preparing the next generation of surveyors to enter the profession" and "have made strides this year to continue to promote and encourage land surveying in Ohio."

Civil Engineering Technology Program Chair Carol Morman said Cincinnati State's award recognized efforts to establish a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Land Surveying at Cincinnati State.

The bachelor's degree proposal has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, with approval pending from the Higher Learning Commission.

Other College representatives attending the PLSO Conference were faculty members Jim Decker and Doug Woodruff, and students Dave Wingate and John Dusa.

Carol and Doug, along with students Cara Morman, Wayne Piercy, and Cameron Mulligan, attended the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) Conference in January, to network with other professionals and spread the word about Cincinnati State's surveying-related degree and certificate programs.

The Greenville Treaty Chapter of ISPLS awarded travel scholarships to the Cincinnati State students to cover participation costs for the conference.

Doug Woodruff and George Armstrong represented the College at the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) Conference in early February.

Leadership Capstone Class is building Little Free Libraries

The Spring Leadership Capstone Class is building Little Free Libraries for two local organizations: Lighthouse Youth and Family Services (serving homeless youth) and NECCO Foster Care Agency.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity, by promoting public book-sharing worldwide.

The class is seeking donations of new or gently-used books for children ages 1-16, and/or cash donations to help the class purchase building tools and supplies, and additional books.

(Class member Catie Stankorb, above, shows that the donated books container has room for many more contributions.)

More information is available on the project's GoFundMe page, at, or from course instructor Julie McLaughlin (

Books can be dropped off at the Student Activities office (ATLC 204) or to Julie in the Humanities & Sciences office (Main 232).

The project deadline for collecting donations is Friday, Apr. 5. The Leadership Capstone class appreciates your support!

Scholarship opportunity for Hispanic/Latino students

Students of Hispanic/Latino heritage are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Cincinnati.

LULAC Scholarships range from $250 to $2,000 each. The deadline for applications is Mar. 31, 2019.

Click here to download the scholarship application. Completed applications must be returned to LULAC Cincinnati at P.O. Box 19057, Cincinnati, OH, 45219.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

For additional information, contact Professor Rosa-Maria Moreno (

Blackboard service outage on Mar. 22

Blackboard service will be interrupted for maintenance on Friday, Mar. 22, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

This date is during Cincinnati State's Spring Break week, but those who anticipate ongoing activities with students may wish to share information about the outage.

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Overlook Café

Closed until early June

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7:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

Expanded menu while Overlook is closed

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