WednesdayFebruary 12, 2020

Interpreter Training students & faculty support Deaf Days at Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati State’s Interpreter Training Program (ITP) is collaborating with the Cincinnati Museum Center to provide "Deaf Days" at the Museum Center.

Deaf Days are one of several initiatives that provide expanded accessibility to Museum visitors.

Deaf Days offer discounted admission to a Museum exhibit for members of the Deaf community, and provide interpreters on site to interpret lectures and any other audible components of the exhibit.

Interpreter Training Program practicum students, along with their mentors, have served as event interpreters since June 2019.

In addition, this month ITP Program Chair Dawn Caudill and ITP adjunct instructor Ruby Downie will be presenters during a full-day Accessibility Training program for Museum Center staff members.

Dawn said Deaf Days are "a win-win endeavor."

"The Deaf community gains access to these events, and ITP practicum students gain valuable experience interpreting out in the community, with mentors to guide and provide feedback," Dawn added.

The collaboration began with Deaf Days for the exhibit “Pharaoh” in June and July 2019.

Dawn said the discounted ticket program began with a Deaf Day for the "Destination Moon" exhibit in November 2019, and continued with "Holiday Junction" in December 2019.

"Reducing the price made it possible for many more deaf and deaf-blind individuals and their families to attend the events," Dawn said.

The ITP students and mentors assisted with another Deaf Day for the "Destination Moon" exhibit on Jan. 11, 2020.

Dawn said she expects the collaboration in support of Deaf Days events to continue in the future.

Deadline for Valentine bouquet pre-orders is Feb. 12

Today, Feb. 12, is your last chance to pre-order Valentine's Day bouquets from Cincinnati State's Horticulture Club.

A vase filled with either red roses or mixed flowers is available for $50 per vase.

Send your pre-order information today (specifying roses or mixed flowers) to Greenhouse Manager Kelly Wanstrath (

Pre-ordered bouquets will be available for pick up on Thursday, Feb. 13, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Horticulture Club table on the first floor of the Main Building, near the Distribution Center (otherwise known as the Mail Room).

On Feb. 13, you'll also have the option to buy boxed roses ($5 each), and a select group of house plants (prices vary) at the Horticulture Club table.

Proceeds from flower and plant sales support Landscape Horticulture student travel to events like the National Collegiate Landscape Competition and other professional activities.

Buy tickets for "1 Night, 12 Kitchens" 2020 with Valentine's discount

Tickets are now on sale for the 16th annual "1 Night, 12 Kitchens" culinary event on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

And for a limited time, there's a $25 discount on General Admission tickets.

"1 Night, 12 Kitchens" is an evening filled with creative cuisine (appetizers, "small bites" entrees, and desserts) prepared by more than 20 of the region's greatest chefs, in collaboration with students from Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute.

  • Participating chefs donate their time to raise scholarship funds for Midwest Culinary Institute students.
  • Since the first "12 Kitchens" event in 2005, over $1 million has been raised to support student scholarships and equipment needs.

Along with memorable food, wine, and craft beer, the evening includes great music in multiple locations.

Purchase tickets online at, or talk to Kim Taylor in the Advancement/Development Office ( or 569-1236).

  • General Admission tickets are regularly $125 per person (includes food and beer & wine sampling and kitchen tours). However, a limited number of tickets are on sale now for $100 per person.
  • 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.

Students explored options on Club Day

Cincinnati State students learned about campus clubs and co-curricular organizations during Spring Semester Club Day on Feb. 6.

The College offers more than 30 clubs and organizations.

Photos above and below show a small sampling of the choices available to students who want to enrich and expand their CState experiences beyond the classroom.

(Photos by Katelyn Pipenur, Marketing Dept. Student Intern)

More D-Lot parking (temporarily) blocked

Employees who park in Clifton Campus Lot D, in the spaces along the road to the Health Professions Building and the "roundabout," are aware that several spaces in that portion of Lot D are no longer available.

An additional five spaces, near the powerplant, will be inaccessable from Friday, Feb. 14, through Wednesday, Feb. 19, while maintentance tasks are performed.

Campus Police remind you that as an alternative to searching for open spaces in Lot D, plenty of employee parking is available in Lot A.

(Some of your colleagues might also say the brisk walk up the steps from Lot A to the Main Building is good for you and you should always choose Lot A first. However, your Daily News Editor is not one of those people.)

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