MondayNovember 4, 2019

Co-op 50th Anniversary Celebration recognized past and future of experiential education

Co-op coordinators present and past celebrated at the 50th Anniversary event.

More than 100 cooperative education, clinical experience, and internship employers, along with College faculty and staff members and other guests, attended the 50th Anniversary Co-op Celebration on Oct. 29.

The event's keynote speaker was Dan Cayse (right), a retired College faculty member and administrator, as well as past president of regional and national co-op organizations.

Dan described some of the early history of co-op at the College, and shared examples of the dedication and creativity of College employees who helped co-op and the College thrive.

He also praised the employers who have supported the College's co-op program for the past 50 years.

Co-op Student of the Year Scholarships of $1,000 each were presented to Sydney Lewis, a Medical Administrative Assistant major at Middletown Campus with a 3.75 GPA, and to Skyler Shepherd, who is majoring in Business Management, and has a 3.5 GPA. (Both are seen below with Provost Hoopes and President Posey. Skyler is next to Provost Hoopes.)

  • Sydney's Co-op Coordinator is Linda Romero-Smith, and her co-op employer is Premier Orthopedics.
  • Skyler's Co-op Coordinator is Adam Waits and her co-op employer is Digital Visions Security Technologies.
  • Both students will graduate in May 2020. They both extended thanks to their co-op employers and faculty advisors, and they encouraged other students to take advantage of co-op opportunities.
  • Employers who contributed to the Co-op Scholarship fund include Site WORX, Abercrombie and Associates, Balluff, Inc., The Kleingers Group, Cardinal Engineering Corporation and Metcut Research.

Provost Robbin Hoopes described experiential education as "an amazing gift" to students, and noted that it is "part of the DNA" of the College.

Provost Hoopes also said that close interactions between College faculty and co-op employers provide "real-time feedback" on community workforce needs.

President Monica Posey spoke about the College's legacy of co-op and "the fantastic future ahead of us" in the College's 50th year.

She noted the College's significant economic impact in the region, which is partly due to the large number of Cincinnati State graduates who remain in the region and are employed locally, sometimes by the same organizations where they worked as co-op students.

President Posey said co-op is a unique way to "enrich student experiences while also engaging the community."

A 50th Anniversary of Co-op documentary video prepared by Audio/Video Production majors Kyle Ballman and Rae'ven Reed had its "world premiere" at the event. A link to the video will be shared when it is available on a Cincinnati State web resource.

  • Celebration Cake for everyone!

  • Co-op student of the year Skylar Shephard (right)

  • Provost Robbin Hoopes and event MC Adam Waits

  • "50 years of co-op" video makers Kyle Ballman and Rae'ven Reed

Lt. Todd Halusek is Acting Police Chief

Effective immediately, Lieutenant Todd Halusek is the Acting Police Chief for Cincinnati State. Lt. Halusek also continues as the Department Supervisor.

The College has concluded the consulting contract for an Interim Police Chief, and is beginning the search for a permanent Chief and Director of Public Safety.

Lt. Halusek has been a member of the Campus Police force for 10 years.

Prior to joining the College Police Department, he served as a police officer for the City of Forest Park, and as a Hamilton County deputy sheriff.

Lt. Halusek earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Gateway Community College, and he has completed college courses in Law Enforcement at several area universities, including Northern Kentucky U., the University of Cincinnati, and Ohio State.

Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch topic on Nov. 6 is "History of Immigration"

The Cincinnati State Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 6, features a presentation by Maggie Bullock-Oliveira, Department Chair for English as a Second Language, on "The History of Immigration."

The Brown Bag Lunch takes place in Conference Center Room 342 from noon to 12:50 p.m.

All CState students and employees are welcome to bring your lunch (and any other intellectual and/or physical supplies needed for your journey) and enjoy this learning experience.

The Brown Bag Lunch series is sponsored by the Cincinnati State Historical Society and Cincinnati State’s History Department.

For more information, contact club advisor Professor Daniel Anderson ( or 569-1708).

Free community signing class is open to all

Cincinnati State's Interpreter Training Program (ITP) offers free community signing classes on Mondays and Tuesdays on Clifton Campus, and it's not too late to join the group.

At each class session, participants learn to sign conversational phrases, and then apply the signs through activities.

ITP Program Chair Dawn Caudill (photo below) said the free classes are a way to give back to the community and also offer a resource for those who may be interested in taking American Sign Language (ASL) classes at the College.

"About 60 people attend the two class sessions each week," Dawn said. "We have a wonderfully diverse group of people attending the classes, but they all have one thing in common-- a desire to learn to communicate with the Deaf.”

"It's exciting to see everyone learning to sign and interact with each other,” Dawn added.

Class sessions continue through the week of Nov. 25, and newcomers are always welcome.

  • Monday's class meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the ATLC Auditorium (ATLC 211)
  • Tuesday's class meets from noon to 1 p.m. in Main 353

Dawn said Cincinnati State students and employees may attend whenever you can, and bring others also. No reservations are required, and it's OK if you can't make it to every session.

For more information, contact Dawn ( or 569-5753).

Surge Cupboard offers suggestions for food pantry donations

The Surge Cupboard Student Food Pantry is pleased to be included in Convocation 2019, and appreciates the generosity of the College community in supporting the needs of our students.

On Convocation Day (Friday, Nov. 8), you'll find donation bins in these locations:

  • Main Building, entrance near the Dock/Distribution Center (near Lot D parking)
  • Main Building, 1st floor at the intersection of hallways to the Library and the Human Resources Office (near Lot D/College Drive parking)
  • Health Professions Building Lobby, near the staircase (near Ludlow Garage parking)

  • ATLC, entrance near the Welcome Center (near Central Parkway Garage parking)

You can use this shopping list to help select your donated items.

November Bakery Hill special is Schnecken Latte

Starting today, Nov, 4, the beverage special-of-the-month at Bakery Hill is a Schnecken Latte.

This coffee drink replicates the buttery carmelized cinnamon flavors of one of Cincinnati's favorite regional pastry treats (seen above).

  • A 12 oz. Schnecken Latte is $3.50, or enjoy a 20 oz. latte for $4.00.
  • You also have the option to order an Iced Schnecken Latte (16 oz.) for $3.50.

In case you didn't know, "schnecken" is German for "snail" and the German cinnamon rolls called schnecken are named for their resemblance to a snail's shell.

Your latte will not look like the photo above-- because you'll be purchasing a coffee drink, not a pastry.

But how can you resist the chance to enjoy all the sweet flavors of schnecken, infused into a cup of coffee and steamed milk? Go ahead... indulge.

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