TuesdayFebruary 18, 2020

Faculty member Christian Appleby wins national video award

A video produced and shot by Professor Christian Appleby, a faculty member in the Audio/Video Production (AVP) program, is the winner of a National Educational Television Award for 2019 in the category Marketing/Communication: Promotion.

NETA awards are presented by the National Educational Television Association to recognize excellence in work by public broadcasters related to education, community engagement, marketing/communications, and other broadcast media content.

The 2-minute video, titled “A Mom’s Story,” was commissioned by local PBS station CET (ThinkTV) in 2018.

You can view the video at https://watch.cetconnect.org/video/finding-your-own-path-moms-story-short-version-y1xnmi.

  • “A Mom’s Story” is an interview with a mother who expected her son to attend a 4-year university to study business, but then discovered he loved welding and manufacturing (as seen in the image from the video, at right).
    She discusses her journey to realizing that her son's path is not hers, and that his choice to study welding can still lead to a great career.
  • Christian said two Cincinnati State AVP graduates, Jeremy Graham and Amanda Teemley, helped film the interview. Former Cincinnati State welding instructor Mark Willis contributed to the video also.
  • The award-winning video will be included in the "Best of American Graduate" compilation that will be shown at the APTS (America's Public Television Stations) Public Media Summit, taking place Feb. 24-26, 2020, in Washington, DC.
    This event is "the largest annual gathering of public broadcasting general managers and community leaders who come together to explore issues that are vital to the future and mission of public service media."

"A Mom's Story" was part of "The American Graduate: Getting to Work" initiative sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

  • This video series is a long-term commitment to help young people succeed in school, career, and life.
  • Content produced and distributed by public broadcasting stations and local partners through this initiative helps "shine a light on pathways to graduation and successful student outcomes."

Gloria Skurski, the Chief Education Officer for ThinkTV and executive producer of the video, said "A Mom's Story" has been broadcast by PBS stations nationwide, from Alaska to Florida.

Christian said, "Gloria told me the audience cheered when our win was announced at the NETA Awards event."

Christian has used portions of his summers for the past three years to produce "A Mom's Story" and other, similar videos for CET.

Pres. Posey tells Enquirer readers about CState achievements

On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Cincinnati Enquirer Opinion section included a guest column by Dr. Monica Posey titled "At 50 years, Cincinnati State celebrates strong past, great future."

You can read Dr. Posey's column online at https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2020/02/14/opinion-50-years-cincinnati-state-celebrates-strong-past-great-future/4717896002.

Dr. Posey's column discusses some highlights of Cincinnati State history, and points out the College's impact in the community.

Dr. Posey also describes new initiatives at the College such as the new Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

Black History Month offers activities & displays

The celebration of Black History Month on Clifton Campus continues with two activities this week:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theater - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - "The Spot" (ATLC 1st floor near Bookstore)
    The College community is invited to enjoy a performance by the only authentic African dance company in the tri-state, sharing the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using drums, music, dance, and other arts.
  • Thursday, Feb. 20 - Nacho Average Diversity Discussion - 11 a.m. to noon - Main 180
    All students are invited to take part in an informal, open, and honest discussion of diversity and inclusion and what it means to each participating student. Free nachos for all who attend.

In addition, check out the Black History Month display outside the Humanities & Sciences office (Main 232).

(Photo by Prof. Daniel Anderson)

Need to reserve a room? Use these e-forms

The eForms used to request use of rooms and public spaces on Clifton Campus have changed, to help expedite these requests more effectively.

All of the eForms described below are available on the College intranet. (You must be logged in to use e-forms)

  • To reserve a place to hold a meeting or other activity that is not related to an academic course, use the eForm Room Request, Clifton Campus (EXCEPT Conference Center). The form processor is Christine Barrow.
  • To reserve the Main Building Conference Center, use the eForm Room Request, Main Building Conference Center. The form processor is Sarah Gorman.
  • To reserve a classroom or lab for activities related to an academic course, use the eForm Room Request, Course-Related (and select the form for a specific division). The form processor is Jodie Comstock.
  • To set up an Information/Recruiting Table on the first floor of the ATLC (near the fireplace, inside the cafeteria), use the eForm Recruiting and Info Table Request - Clifton Campus. The form processor is Christine Barrow.

If you have questions, get in touch with the person who seems most likely to be able to answer your specific question, based on criteria above.

Faculty: Look for Starfish Progress Surveys

Starfish Progress Surveys for the 4th week of Spring Semester (15-week courses) were available to faculty starting Monday, Feb. 17, and need to be completed by Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Your survey responses help monitor and assist the academic progress of students in specified classes and student support programs.

Faculty members receive an email message to let you know if you need to complete Progress Surveys for your students.

The online Progress Surveys are available in the Starfish tab of Blackboard.

If you have questions about using Starfish, please send a message to starfishhelp@cincinnatistate.edu.

New Bakery Hill special: Hot Breakfast choices

For the rest of February, and continuing in March, you're invited to enjoy Bakery Hill Hot Breakfast selections, available from 7:30 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday:

  • Biscuits & Gravy $2.25
  • Biscuit or Bagel Sandwich, starting at $2.00

While your selection may not look identical to the photo above, you're sure to enjoy your breakfast bites from Bakery Hill!

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