FridayApril 19, 2019

One more week & many more raffles for ArtsWave campaign

Cincinnati State's campaign to support ArtsWave continues for another week, until Friday, Apr. 26.

If you turn in your pledge form today, Apr. 19, in the Development Office (ATLC 337), you'll be entered in a raffle taking place later today for two tickets to Playhouse in the Park.

Or, turn in your pledge form next week, when raffles for tickets to amazing local arts events will take place every day!

  • Janet Schlaak (Math) was the raffle winner on Apr. 16, taking home two tickets to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance "Trifonov Plays Beethoven's Emperor."

You also can drop off your pledge at the ArtsWave table in the Overlook Cafe on Wednesday, Apr. 24, from noon to 1:30.

ArtsWave is the Greater Cincinnati region's local arts agency and the nation's first and largest community campaign for the arts. Dr. Monica Posey serves as an ArtsWave Trustee.

Please consider renewing a past gift or making a new gift to ArtsWave this year. 

  • You can make a pledge by check, or through payroll deduction (fill out the payroll deduction section of the pledge form).
  • If you prefer, you can contribute your ArtsWave gift online at Cincinnati State's ArtsWave portal:

For additional information, contact Kim Taylor in the Development Office (569-1236 or

Greeters & Room Monitors needed for HLC visit

A few more helpers are needed to greet guests and monitor meeting sessions during the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Comprehensive Quality Review of Cincinnati State on Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 22 and 23.

  • Greeters will be stationed near the Welcome Center and in the Health Professions Building Lobby, to help external stakeholders locate the meeting sessions where they will provide input for the HLC Review Team.
  • Room monitors will ensure that participants at each session sign in, so the College can provide accurate documentation of session attendance to the Review Team. Monitors also will be on stand-by if assistance is needed during a session.

Use this link to sign up to help:

Thanks to everyone who is pitching in to help the HLC Accreditation Visit go smoothly!

CState ASCE Student Chapter is recognized for its activities (like Canstruction Cincinnati)

Cincinnati State’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter received an Honorable Mention Letter from the ASCE professional organization in recognition of the student group's 2018 activities.

Chapter advisor and Civil Engineering Technologies Program Chair Carol Morman said the Cincinnati State Student Chapter was rated in the top third of all ASCE student chapters in the US in terms of activities and experiences provided to members and the community. 

Carol said the CState Student Chapter is one of just a few located in a community college, rather than with a Civil Engineering program at a four-year university.

Recognition is based on an annual report submitted to ASCE, and each chapter is evaluated using the same rating system.

Carol said Cincinnati State’s ASCE Student Chapter has received this honor several times.

A recent chapter activity was participating in the 22nd Annual Canstruction Cincinnati event on Mar. 26, by building a structure called "The Canstruction House: the house that feeds" (photos above and below).

ASCE student members including Brennan Tryling, Daniel Congleton, Cara Morman, Alex Smith, and Jamie Morman, along with industry partner and Professional Engineer Steve Korte from The Kleingers Group, created the structure using 1750 cans of food.

The CState structure was a 3-dimensional representation of a blueprint drawing, using ¼ scale in the horizontal and 1/3 scale in the vertical, to suggest a building "coming alive" from a drawing.

Financial help was provided by The Kleingers Group and Prus Construction.

Carol said this was the tenth year that Cincinnati State's ASCE Student Chapter participated in the Canstruction event. After the competition and display of projects, all food is donated to the Freestore Foodbank.

Through Canstruction each year, thousands of hungry people are fed, the public gains greater awareness of issues surrounding hunger, and members of the local design and construction industry--including students--give back to the community.

Building the structure

The completed structure

Want to teach FYE classes in 2019-20?

The First Year Experience (FYE) Department is seeking energetic, quality-focused instructors who are available to teach daytime FYE courses during the 2019-20 academic year.

Initial requirements for FYE instructors are:

  • employed at Cincinnati State for at least one year (either full-time or part-time)
  • have a bachelor’s degree (or higher)
  • have an interest in teaching FYE courses

If you meet those requirements and want to learn more, please RSVP to attend an FYE New Instructor Information Session:

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, noon-1 p.m. - Main Bldg. 268
  • Tuesday, Apr. 30, 5-6 p.m. - Main Bldg. 268

To be eligible to teach FYE classes during the 2019-20 academic year, potential instructors MUST attend one of the information sessions, as well as a mandatory Instructor Development Workshop on Wednesday, May 8, from 4:30-9 p.m.

To register for a New Instructor Information Session, send a message to FYE Department Chair Julie McLaughlin ( by Tuesday, Apr. 23. Please include the date of the session you plan to attend.

If you have questions, contact Julie and she'll be happy to reply.

"1 Night, 12 Kitchens" tickets still available

It's not too late to enjoy the fun (and food!) at the 15th annual "1 Night, 12 Kitchens" at Cincinnati State on Sunday, Apr. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The evening features creative cuisine (appetizers, "small bites" entrees, and desserts) prepared by many of the region's greatest chefs-- including several Cincinnati State alumni chefs:

  • Jeff Ruby’s Culinary Entertainment – The Precinct – Chef Michael Whitley
  • Arnold’s – Chef Kayla Robison
  • Kate’s Catering and Personal Chef Services – Chef Katelyn Kleist
  • Mazunte Taqueria – Chef Josh Wamsley
  • Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen – Chef Debbie Gannaway
  • Happy Chicks Bakery – Chef Melissa Ball
  • Bakery Hill – Chef Michael VanFleet
  • Red Roost Tavern – Chef Karol Osinski
  • Karrikin Spirits – Chef Mike Florea

These chefs and many more donate their time to raise scholarship funds for Midwest Culinary Institute students.

Along with memorable food and drink, the evening includes great music from three bands:

  • Cincinnati Dancing Pigs
  • Dan Van Vechten Trio
  • Philip Paul Trio

Tickets are on sale online at, or talk to Kim Taylor in the Development Office ( or 569-1236).

  • General admission tickets are $125 per person (includes food and beer & wine sampling and kitchen tours)
  • Top Chef Patron tickets are $200 per person (includes hors d'oeuvres reception with chefs starting at 5 p.m., kitchen tours, food and beer & wine sampling, access to special Top Chef Lounge offerings throughout the evening, and valet parking)

If you have questions, contact Kim.

Rich Hendrix to join Greater Cinti Basketball Hall of Fame

Richard "Rich" Hendrix, a Cincinnati State faculty member from 1972 until he retired in 2006, will be inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 7.

Hendrix was the Program Chair for the Hotel, Restaurant, and Culinary programs. He also was instrumental in helping to start the Culinary program at Cincinnati State in the late 1970s.

  • As a high school player in 1963-64 at Lakota High School, Rich led Butler County in scoring (23 points per game) and rebounding (730 over the season) and was an All Southern Ohio Conference Player.
  • Hendrix still holds the Lakota High School single game point record (51 points) and he has been recognized in the Lakota Sports Hall of Fame and the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Hendrix received a basketball scholarship to Bowling Green State University (1964-68) where he averaged 12 points per game and was the team captain his junior season.

The Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet on May 7 takes place at the Receptions Banquet Hall in Fairfield, OH. If you want to attend to support Rich, please contact Steve Moeller at (513) 383-5565.

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