Celebrate Campus Children's Centers Week with the Mallory Center
The William L. Mallory Early Learning Center on Cincinnati State's Clifton Campus is joining the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers in a celebration of Campus Children’s Centers during the week of October 7-11, 2019.
Cincinnati State students and employees are invited to join the Mallory Center children and staff members for activities that demonstrate the importance of high quality early childhood programs in supporting children’s overall health and development.
- Tuesday, Oct. 8, ECE Classroom (Main 128) - Students in the the Early Childhood Education program will guide BLOCK Fest learning activities for the Mallory Center children.
- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m., ATLC First Floor Lounge near the fireplace - Concert by the Mallory Center children, who will be playing musical instruments and singing favorites like "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Old MacDonald." College students, faculty, and staff members are welcome to bring an instrument and play and/or sing along.
- Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:15 - 11 a.m., ATLC First Floor Lounge near the fireplace - Reading is Great, led by ECE faculty member Holly McArthur, ECE students, and a guest reader. Come and enjoy reading time with the Mallory Center children.
- Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 11, 8:30 – 11 a.m., Mallory Center lobby (4th floor of Main Building) - Mallory Center children will be creating a Celebration Handprint Tree. Come add your handprint to the Tree in support of the Cincinnati State Campus Children’s Center.
For more information, contact Shelley Bosko, Director of the Mallory Center (email@example.com or 569-1504).
Students take the lead in voter education project
Two Cincinnati State students are encouraging others in the College community to register to vote, and are raising awareness of the importance of voting, through the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP).
CEEP is a national, nonpartisan project that helps faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections.
Students Katrina Davis and Richard Mlinar (behind the table in photo) are CEEP Fellows, who received training so they can help carry out voter education activities, such as providing assistance navigating voting rules, distributing nonpartisan candidate guides and other educational materials, and organizing and implementing Get Out The Vote events.
- Since September, Richard and Katrina's efforts have helped over 100 students register to vote or update their voter information.
- In addition, they have helped many other students learn about the difference their vote can make.
- Future plans include bringing speakers to campus, and providing additional resources to help promote civic engagement of Cincinnati State students.
Richard will graduate in Spring 2020 with an Associate of Arts degree. He plans to earn a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership, but hasn't yet decided on the school. In addition to CEEP, Richard is involved in the Honors Program, Leadership Club, Phi Theta Kappa, TRiO, and the President’s Ambassador Program.
Katrina is a first-generation college student who is working toward an Associate of Arts degree with focus in urban studies and social work. She enjoys helping her community and hopes to see her peers express their political voice through voting.
For more information about CEEP at Cincinnati State, contact the Student Activities Office.
CEEP fellow Katrina Davis promoted voter education and registration during the Career and Co-op Job Fair on Clifton Campus.
CState 50th Anniversary recognized with White House flag
Ohio Congressman Steve Chabot recently presented to President Monica Posey a flag that was flown over the White House on Sep. 19, 2019, in recognition of the College's 50th anniversary.
Rep. Chabot also congratulated the College on its anniversary in remarks made on the floor of the House of Representatives on Sep. 20.
September BOT Meeting Report
The Cincinnati State Board of Trustees met on Sep. 24, 2019, the first regular meeting following the Board's annual hiatus in August.
The meeting included the following business and reports:
- The Board approved a possible land swap with the Southwest Local School District, related to land at the College's Cincinnati West Airport in Harrison.
If finalized, the swap would allow the College to consider widening the existing runway, while allowing the school district to build a new access road to its new campus and an expanded sports complex for the District. The Federal Aviation Administration must grant final approval for the swap.
- President Monica Posey's report to the Board included an update on enrollment by Director of Institutional Research Cody Lowe.
Twenty-one of the 23 Ohio 2-year colleges, including Cincinnati State, experienced declines in student FTE’s from 2015 to 2019. On a positive note, the number of new degree-seeking students at Cincinnati State is up 5.4 percent for Fall 2019, as is the average number of credits (11.1) these students are taking.
Dr. Posey outlined some of the ongoing initiatives the College is pursuing to boost enrollment and retention, including advising redesign, recruiting more CCP students to attend Cincinnati State following their high school graduation, increasing emphasis on career/program exploration and how programs connect to jobs, and engaging in targeted marketing.
- Dr. Posey also presented the Board with an overview of the current draft of the College's new Strategic Plan, and shared several examples of recent media coverage of College events.
- The Board congratulated Professor Lesli Rice on her election as Faculty Senate President. Rice provided trustees with an overview of the Faculty Senate and its role in shared governance of the College. One of the Faculty Senate's focus areas this year will be streamlining and aligning committees and their activities. Currently, more than 90 faculty members are active across various Senate committees.
- Provost Robbin Hoopes updated the trustees on the recent visit by the Higher Learning Commission regarding approval of the College's two proposed Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Land Surveying and Culinary & Food Science. HLC has not set a date for its decision.
Provost Hoopes noted that even with prompt HLC approval, the earliest start date for the Land Surveying degree would likely be Fall 2020, and Fall 2021 for Culinary & Food Science.
- The Board approved the August 31 Financial Report. Chief Financial Officer Chris Calvert noted that while the College's net surplus through August is positive compared to the budgeted amount, it is still early in the fiscal year and controlling expenses remains a priority.
- Student Government Vice President Ndieme Ngom summarized recent student activities including a welcome back picnic that drew 325 students, the annual Fall Club Day, a Safe Zone training workshop, and the annual Student Health Fair.
The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, starting at 3:45 p.m. in the Conference Center on Clifton Campus.
(Report provided by Richard Curtis, Interim Media/Communications Coordinator, Cincinnati State)
Condolences to Paul Callahan
Condolences to Paul Callahan, Emeritus Professor and adjunct faculty member in the Business Division, on the passing of his brother-in-law, John DePaoli, Jr.
Services were held Oct. 4. Messages of condolence may be posted online at Expo.tributes.com/obituary/show/john-DePaoli-107573766.
- President Posey hosts virtual College Update on Aug. 7 (Link included)
- New grads can get yard signs on Saturday
- Faculty laptop computer refresh begins Aug. 11
- Condolences to the family of Gary Boyle
- CState partnership for Cybersecurity education is recognized
- Virtual Commencement 2020 starts Aug. 9 at 3 p.m.
- Webinar offered on "Preparing Instructors for an Uncertain Fall"
- Fall students can purchase "CState Recommended" computers at College Bookstore
- Blackboard Collaborate will have outage on Aug. 6
- Online Learning workshops & support for faculty available Aug. 3-9
- - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled
- Tue. 8/11 - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled
- Tue. 8/11 - Provost's Academic Update
- Wed. 8/12 - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled
- Wed. 8/12 - Career Center webinar - "Moving Beyond Undecided"
- Thu. 8/13 - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled
- Thu. 8/13 - CCP Virtual Orientation
- Fri. 8/14 - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled
- Mon. 8/17 - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled
- Tue. 8/18 - All On-Campus Meetings/Events postponed or canceled