MondayNovember 18, 2019

Joint Community Campaign for United Way & Community Shares ends Nov. 22

The Cincinnati State 2019 Joint Community Campaign pledge drive on behalf of United Way and Community Shares began at Convocation on Nov. 8 and continues until Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

The Joint Community Campaign for United Way/Community Shares is one of three annual internal giving campaigns at Cincinnati State, along with the Annual Fund Campaign and the ArtsWave campaign.

Cincinnati State President Monica Posey is a member of the United Way Board of Directors and is also a Trustee of ArtsWave.

  • If you didn't already receive a pledge form in your campus mailbox, you can click to download the Joint Community Campaign Pledge Form.
     
  • Completed pledge forms should be returned to the Advancement/Development Office in ATLC 337 (Clifton Campus) by 3 p.m. on Nov. 22.
     
  • You may pledge to one or both organizations, using payroll deduction or by making a one-time gift by check.
     
  • For both United Way and Community Shares pledges, if you wish you may select specific community organizations to be recipients of your donations. (Organizations are listed on the back of the pledge form.)

For more about United Way of Greater Cincinnati, visit www.uwgc.org. For more about Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, visit http://cintishares.org.

If you have questions or need more information about the Joint Community Campaign, contact Kim Taylor (kim.taylor@cincinnatistate.edu).

Students: Take the FAFSA/Scholarship pledge & apply now for 20-21 scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid is asking students to take action now to apply for scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year, and early action will lead to a reward!

Students use their Cincinnati State login to access the Scholarship Application.

Students who turn in the FAFSA/Scholarship Pledge and also meet the Dec. 8 deadline for the FAFSA and Institutional Scholarship applications can then visit the Office of Financial Aid during the week of Dec. 9-14 to celebrate their achievement, enjoy treats, and receive a "token of appreciation."

The Office of Financial Aid is happy to assist students in reducing the burden of debt related to financing education. To get help:

  • Visit the Financial Aid Office in ATLC Room 105, near the Overlook Café
  • Phone: (513) 569-1530
  • Email: fam@cincinnatistate.edu

All institutional scholarship steps are completed online, including letters of reference.

A list of all Institutional Scholarships can be viewed at https://cincinnatistate.academicworks.com.

  • Students add the name and email address of references to the online application.
  • The system generates an email message to the reference with instructions for submitting a reference letter. The deadline for submitting reference letters is Feb. 15, 2020.

More information about the scholarship application process is on the College website Scholarships page at http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/academics/financial-aid/financial-aid-types/scholarships.

Parenting Resource Center & Kids Closet appreciate College support

The Parenting Resource Center (PRC) on Clifton Campus has seen increased student activity in Fall semester, and thanks the College community for helping students who are also parents to learn about resources provided by the PRC.

PRC Director Denise Gabrelski said the number of students using the PRC this semester is three times higher than usage in Spring and Summer semesters combined.

The PRC, located in Room 135 of the Main Building, provides a variety of services for students who are parents or serve in a parental role.

The Parenting Resource Center is funded by a Department of Education grant, with additional financial support from the PNC Charitable Foundation.

Denise also thanked the donors who have provided items for the Kids Closet located in the PRC.

Denise said, "We received items from several anonymous donors, including one crafty contributor whose beautiful infant set was presented to very appreciative student Michaela Daniels" (see photo above).

Additional donations of new or gently-used, clean items for newborns through teenagers are appreciated. Currently, clothes and diapers are being provided to students on a discretionary basis, but the distribution process will change for Spring semester.

Denise said donated socks, shoes, underclothes, or bathing suits must be new, but the Kids Closet will accept unused diapers that have "escaped their original packaging."

Donations can be dropped off in the crib located outside the Early Childhood Education Office (Main 126) or at the Counseling Services Office (Main 171).

Denise asks donors to please include your name with your donated items, so the PRC can provide a personal thank you.

For more information on the Parenting Resource Center, visit www.cincinnatistate.edu/parent, call (513) 569-4793, or send email to StudentParent@cincinnatistate.edu.

Surge Supply Closet has items for students (& seeks donations)

Students in need of school supplies to help complete the semester successfully are encouraged to visit the Surge Supply Closet.

The Supply Closet is located inside the Student Activities Office (ATLC 204, Clifton Campus) and provides at no cost materials like pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, loose-leaf paper, and other supplies.

Hours of operation are:

  • Monday - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 5 p.m.

The Surge Supply Closet is a project of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society, and is open to all Cincinnati State students.

For more information, download the Surge Supply Closet flyer.

Employees who would like to help stock the Supply Closet by donating items can get more information from Marybeth Barnes in the Student Activities Office (marybeth.barnes@cincinnatistate.edu).

Co-op 50th Anniversary Video is online

The 9-minute video produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of cooperative education at Cincinnati State is now posted for viewing on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14v0CbzBMuA&t=17s.

Audio/Video Production students Kyle Ballman and Rae'ven Reed created the video, with assistance from College co-op coordinators.

The initial showing of the video was part of the Co-op 50th Anniversary event on Oct. 29.

I-75 & I-74 Construction Update (Nov. 18-25)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight projects near the Clifton Campus related to major reconstruction of I-75 & I-74.

Monday, Nov. 18 -

  • Single-lane closure on I-74 West from the I-75 North merge with I-75 South between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.
  • Single-lane closure on I-74 East from Montana Avenue to I-75 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Close the ramp from I-75 South to I-74 West between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. Traffic will be detoured using I-75 South to Hopple Street to I-74 West.
  • Short-term full closures (30 minutes) on I-75 North and South between Mitchell Avenue and Monmouth Street from midnight until 4 a.m.
  • Short-term full closures (15 minutes) on I-74 East and West within the work zone between midnight and 4 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 -

  • Single-lane closure on I-74 West from the I-75 North merge with I-75 South between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
  • Single-lane closure on I-74 East from Montana Avenue to I-75 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Close the ramp from I-75 South to I-74 West from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Traffic will be detoured using I-75 South to Hopple Street to I-74 West.
  • Short-term full closures (30 minutes) on I-75 North and South between Mitchell Avenue and Monmouth Street from midnight until 4 a.m.
  • Short-term full closures (15 minutes) on I-74 East and West within the work zone between midnight and 4 a.m. 
  • The right lane of I-74 East will be closed just after the Beekman Street on-ramp from 9:30 a.m. until 6 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21 -

  • Various lane closures on I-75 North and South between Mitchell Avenue and Monmouth Street nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Short-term full closures (15 minutes) on I-74 East and West within the work zone nightly between midnight and 4 a.m.
  • Short-term full closures (30 minutes) on I-75 North and South between Mitchell Avenue and Monmouth Street nightly from midnight until 4 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Nov. 25 -

  • Close I-74 West from the I-75 North merge with the I-75 South ramp from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured using I-75 North to Mitchell Avenue to I-75 South to I-74 West.
  • Close the ramp from I-74 East to I-75 North from 9 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 23. Traffic will be detoured using I-75 South to Hopple Street to I-75 North.
  • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 with the work zones nightly from midnight until 4 a.m.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone and restrictions. All work is contingent upon the weather.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed, and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. Remember, move over or slow down.

For ongoing traffic, construction, and and weather-related information, please check www.OHGO.com.

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