Daily News

FridayFebruary 5, 2016

College hosts Soldiers Night

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Cincinnati State hosted its first Cincy Soldiers Night. The event was well attended by local armed forces recruiting officials, members of the Recruit Military organization, members of the Cincinnati Public School system, local high school students, veterans from the community, and student veterans from Cincinnati State.

The event was sponsored by the My GI Foundation, whose chief operating officer is a 16-year-old from Clermont County, Connor Thomas.

Brent Hendrix, a Purple Heart recipient and Cincinnati State student, was the keynote speaker for the evening (pictured immediately below). Two future soldiers (pictured at bottom), along with veterans from the Cincinnati Public School System, were honored at the event.

Among those honored at the event:

  • 2nd Lt. Gary Favors, a U.S. Army veteran
  • Chris Cravens, a U.S. Navy veteran
  • Mark Hobbs, a U.S. Army veteran
  •  Gavyn Ripley, a high school student who plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy
  • Abigail Moore, a high school student who plans to enlist in the U.S. Air Force

    Pictured above, left to right: Darrell Smith, manager of Cincinnati State's Office of Veteran Student Affairs; Gary Favors, Cris Cravens, Mark Hobbs, and Connor Thomas.




Cincinnati State Men's Soccer Update

According to Head Coach Mike Combs, this week’s Signing Day served as a reminder that the tradition lives on strong as more Surge men soccer players have made their commitments to play college soccer at the University of Louisville and Ohio Dominican University. The Cincinnati State contingent includes:

  • Mohamed Thiaw – Louisville (Bryan State H.S., Lexington, Ky.)
  • Kory Hammann - Ohio Dominican (Elder H.S.)
  • Noah Kiser  - Ohio Dominican (Princeton H.S.)

These young men (Kiser is at left in the photo above, Hammann center, Thiaw to the viewer's right) played a huge part as our program won its 11th OCCAC Championship in the past 13 seasons, Combs said, and they helped keep our streak alive by being nationally ranked in the top 25 for 13 straight seasons in both national polls (NJCAA & NSCAA).  

Most importantly, each of them will graduate at the end of this current spring semester. Congratulations to Mohamed, Noah and Kory!

Office of Online Learning weekly schedule

Here’s the training schedule for next week from the Office of Online Learning:

  • Mon., Feb. 8, 2-3 pm, Blackboard: Navigation Tips and Tricks
  • Tues., Feb. 9, noon-1 pm, Chat about Online Learning Topics
  • Tues, Feb. 9, 6-7:30 pm, ADA Compliance in Online Courses
  • Wed., Feb. 10, 1-2:30 pm, ADA Compliance in Online Courses
  • Thurs, Feb. 11, 2-4 pm, Blackboard Open Lab

Full session details can be found on the CSTATE Online webpage. Here is the link to the PDF:

To register to attend a session, please contact:

Basketball Teams play Lorain Saturday

Cincinnati State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to Lorain Saturday for back to back games, following Wednesday's setbacks at Sinclair.

Lorain County's teams have struggled.  The women's squad is winless in 10 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference games and 7-16 overall.  The men's team is 11-13, with wins in two of its last three games, but a paltry 1-8 in the OCCAC.

Though missing its top two leading scorers due to injury, Cincinnati State's women's team held an advantage over Sinclair for three quarters of Wednesday's contest, only to fall victim to the Tartan's fourth-quarter rally and a 61-58 setback.  The Surge, 16-8, remain second in the OCCAC race but will need a lot of help to catch league-leading Owens.

The men's team battled No. 3-ranked Sinclair, thwarting the Tartan's high-octane offense.  Cory Smith's game-winning 3-point field goal attempt was just off the mark and Cincinnati State's upset bid fell short, 74-70.

The men's team has lost its last four games, which have featured five overtime periods, by an average margin of 3.8 points. 

Wins against Lorain would be appreciated by both Surge squads.

Condolences to the family of Dr. Lonnie Lewis

Please offer your condolences to the family of Dr. Lonnie Lewis, who passed away recently. During the past three years Dr. Lewis taught Psychology at the Middletown campus.  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Calvary Church, 11970 Kenn Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240, and will conclude with a light reception in the Fellowship Hall following the service.