FridayJuly 24, 2020

Paul Davis is elected National AAUP Vice President

Recently-retired Cincinnati State faculty member Dr. Paul Davis has been elected as National Vice President of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Dr. Irene Mulvey, a math professor at Fairfield University (Connecticut) was elected president of the 105-year-old faculty-led organization.

  • Paul has been an active member of the AAUP since the Cincinnati State Chapter formed in 1989. He was a member of the first faculty bargaining team at Cincinnati State, and served as Chapter president, treasurer, and as a long-time member of the Chapter's Executive Committee.
     
  • From 2002 to 2011 Paul served as a board member of the state-wide Ohio Conference of AAUP.
     
  • In the National organization, Paul served for over a decade on the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress Executive Committee.

Paul said, "It's a great honor to help lead an organization that does such great things for faculty throughout the U.S."

"My election is also a tribute to the hard work of the faculty of Cincinnati State," Paul added.

Cincinnati State AAUP Chapter President Pam Ecker said, "Paul has been a tireless leader at local, state, and national levels. He provided strong and effective guidance for the National AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress during challenging times for higher education faculty."

"National AAUP is going to be in good hands with Paul as part of the leadership team," Pam said.

Paul joined the Cincinnati State faculty in 1987 and retired in 2019.

National AAUP rules permit retired faculty to serve as officers, provided they are members of the Association. Paul holds Retired Member status in Cincinnati State AAUP. 

The AAUP election was conducted via mail-in balloting.

Other National AAUP officers elected included Secretary/Treasurer Christopher Sinclair of the University of Oregon, and At-Large members Nivedita Majumdar of John Jay College at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Glinda Rawls of Western Michigan University.

New scholarship established: George Floyd Social Justice Fund

The Cincinnati State Foundation is announcing a new scholarship, the George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship Fund, which will provide funding for Cincinnati State students who have demonstrated promising academic performance and a keen awareness of social justice issues.

Chief of Advancement Elliott Ruther said, "Cincinnati State is the most diverse higher education institution in the region, and key values of the College include contributing to a socially and economically equitable society, and striving to hear all voices."

"While the Social Justice Scholarship is named in honor of George Floyd, it is also inspired by Dr. Monica Posey's words about the importance of imparting hope to others 'as we seek to uplift ourselves and others to a higher level of justice and fairness.'"

Fund organizer Jennifer Davis-Bowman, an Academic Coach in TRiO Student Support Services and an adjunct faculty member in Humanities & Sciences, said the goal is to create an endowed scholarship, but some funds may be awarded before the full endowment amount ($10,000) is reached.

  • The scholarship will be open to all Cincinnati State students.
     
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance and awareness of social justice issues, as expressed in an essay that is part of the scholarship application.

To make a secure online donation to the scholarship fund go to https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/about/cstate-foundation/donate-online. Select "George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship" from the drop-down menu.

  • To donate by check, please make the check payable to “Cincinnati State Foundation” and note "George Floyd Fund" on the memo line. Mail the check to Cincinnati State Foundation, ATLC Room 352, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

If you have questions about the scholarship fund, contact Jennifer Davis-Bowman (jennifer.davisbowman@cincinnatistate.edu) or Kim Taylor, Alumni and Development Affairs Manager (kim.taylor@cincinnatistate.edu).

Library provides many virtual services & resources

Although the Clifton Campus Library is closed for in-person services, students and employees have online, 24/7 access to articles, eBooks, streaming videos, and more.

Online resources for students include:

  • Library Guides for subject/research assignment needs
     
  • Online Reference Shelf (statistics, dictionaries, encyclopedias)
     
  • Video Tutorials to help navigate research databases, avoid plagiarism, and determine popular vs. scholarly articles

Live help from Librarians is available via text or instant message on these days/times:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.      

Students also can schedule an appointment to work one-on-one with a Librarian via Zoom or phone.

To find out more about Library services and how to contact Librarians, see the Library's COVID-19 page, or send an email message with your questions to library@cincinnatistate.edu.

Faculty members who need help with embedding resources, handling copyrighted information appropriately, locating video tutorial links, and other tasks can consult the Faculty Guide available at https://library.cincinnatistate.edu/faculty.

Planning is in process for "curbside delivery" of physical Library materials-- look for an announcement in a future edition of Daily News.

Career Center webinar helps students in "Moving Beyond Undecided"

The Career Center is hosting a 30-minute Zoom webinar on "Moving Beyond Undecided" that is open to current and prospective students.

Webinar sessions are available:

  • Wednesday, July 29, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.

The "Moving Beyond Undecided" session helps students use career exploration processes and tools to answer questions like:

  • How do I figure out my major or program of study?
  • What if I don't know what kind of career I want?
  • What kinds of skills are employers looking for?
  • What options does Cincinnati State have to help undecided students?

To register, send an email message to Kelly Harper (kelly.harper@cincinnatistate.edu).

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