MondayOctober 19, 2020

Main Building Recovery Project - Progress Report for Oct. 19

Progress reports on the efforts to assess and repair damage to the Main Building will be provided regularly in Daily News.

Highlights for the past week, as reported by Vice President of Administration Lawra Baumann, include:

  • New boilers have been placed in the boiler room. We are waiting for delivery of pumps and electrical hook-up for the new boilers.
  • Electrical assessment continues in D, E, F, and G wings.
  • Electricity for limited emergency lighting in Main Building has been restored, which is helpful to the contractors working in the building.
  • Assessment of the power supply and equipment functionality has started for labs in A and B Wings.
  • Assessment and repairs to safety monitoring systems continues.
    • Because alarm systems are connected in all Clifton Campus buildings, some alarms in ATLC are sounding periodically when testing of systems takes place.
  • Engineering design work has started for replacement of the two chillers that were damaged.

Writing Center expands remote tutoring on weekends

Starting Oct. 24, the College Writing Center is expanding weekend hours for Live Web tutoring.

  • Weekend service is available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Writing Center virtual tutoring is available for students in all classes that require written reports or essays.

The Writing Center's updated weekly schedule for tutoring is:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.

Students can make appointments through the Starfish Success Network page.

The appointment confirmation email will include a Zoom or Collaborate link to use for the tutoring session.

Chef Yek will lead "cook-along" event for Cincy Museum Center on Oct. 23

Chef Grace Yek, Program Chair for Cincinnati State's Culinary and Food Science bachelor's degree, will lead a live "virtual cook-along" event sponsored by Cincinnati Museum Center on Friday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m.

Chef Yek will provide a "New World makeover" for traditional Chinese sticky rice balls by adding pumpkin in two ways:

  • The first variety simply incorporates pumpkin into the sticky rice dough.
  • The second variety uses pumpkin as a filling and involves a couple of extra steps.

Click for more information about the "cook-along" event.

According to Chef Yek, "These sticky rice balls are perfect to share with friends and family, and may even put a smile on a few faces."

The recipe also is available on Chef Yek's website.

Online Learning Support for Oct. 19-23

Support for new faculty and staff users of Zoom and Blackboard and individual consultation opportunities on varied topics are available this week.

Dr. Jon McKamey and Paul D. DeNu, Office of Online Learning, and Julee Johns, Center for Teaching and Learning, are available for individual appointments, as well as for scheduled sessions listed below.

For more information, visit the "Support/Training" section of the COVID-19 Faculty Resources site in Blackboard. (Look for this site near the bottom of your list of Blackboard courses.)

Office of Online Learning:

"Zoom Basics for Faculty and Staff" is facilitated by Paul D. DeNu (via Zoom)

Topics covered include downloading and installing Zoom, scheduling a meeting and setting options, creating a Blackboard menu link for Zoom meetings, recording a meeting, and more.

Workshop dates are below. Join the workshops via Zoom at

Meeting ID: 814 3861 4572  |  Passcode: 5m201r

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 - 10-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 - 9-10 a.m.

Dr. Jon McKamey is out of the office this week, but is monitoring email.

Discussion Sessions on "Online Course Quality Design" facilitated by Jon will resume in November

  • The self-paced, 6-module online course Teaching Online for Cincinnati State is facilitated by Jon, and continues to accept new enrollments throughout Fall Semester 2020. See p. 3 of the weekly PDF training schedule for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (Julee Johns) is available this week by appointment.

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