Daily News

MondaySeptember 29, 2014

Middletown Campus expands with help from Duke Energy grant

Cincinnati State’s Middletown Campus has been awarded a $68,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation that will allow the college to redevelop a previously vacant downtown property.

 The funds will be used to assist with architectural and engineering services to renovate the building at 1021 Central Ave. The property was the site of the former Butler County Job and Family Services building and was donated to Cincinnati State by Butler County.

 The Middletown Campus’s enrollment has more than doubled to 700 students since opening in the Fall of 2012 and the college plans on increasing to 3,000 students over the next 5 years. To meet the growing needs for space, however, the college will have to expand beyond the one building it currently occupies at 1 North Main Street. The grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will play a key part in making that initial expansion possible.

 When completely renovated, the one-story building will serve as a welcoming gateway for the college, and will house multiple services that connect the college with new students, the community, and employers. Additional space for the college is just one benefit of the project, as the redevelopment effort also seeks to support the community by retaining jobs, reducing urban blight, and delivering workforce retraining that supports business retention and expansion.

UC Advisor will not be on campus this week

The UC advisor will not be on campus this week, Oct.1, for their usual Wednesday office hours.

The advisor will return next Wednesday, Oct. 8, to meet with students on a walk-in basis from 9am - 3pm in room 236 Main.

Salut! Hola! Hello! New language practice hours on campus

Come and practice French, Spanish, or English right here on campus.  Speakers of all levels are all welcome, whether you’re looking to brush up on high grammar, or looking to move beyond ‘hola’. Conversation hours will be held every week at the following times:

French: Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 in ATLC 101

Spanish: Thursdays 12:00-2:00 in ATLC 105

ESL: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 in 180 main

Wray & Suggs lead Surge to comeback win at IU-East Fall Tournament

Entering the final round behind 5 strokes to Columbus State, the Cincinnati State Surge shot a final round 300 to come back and win the Indiana University-East Fall Tournament by 5 strokes over their conference rival.

Sophomore All-Americans Jeff Wray & Taylor Suggs took advantage of the 6,375 yard Liberty Country Club over the two round tournament. Wray, who won the tournament, finished at 144(+4). For Wray, the sophomore from England fired rounds of 71 & 73 in route to his first victory of his collegiate career. After winning last week, Taylor Suggs finished second overall at 147 (+7) with rounds of 75 & 72.  

Battling through an injured wrist, Hayden Burns shot 77 in the final round to contribute to the team's final day total. Burns bounced back after an 89 in the first round. John McQueen had consistent two day scores of 78 & 77 for a total of 155. Trent Cutlip shot 79 in both rounds of the tournament for a total of 158.

 The Surge also fielded a "B" Team in the event consisting of Andres Martinez, Corey Flynn, Chad Bialecki and James Greishop. After struggling to a 356 team score in the first round, the team improved dramatically with a final round score of 324. The team was led by Martinez, who shot 80 & 81 for a toal of 161.

 Winners in their last two tournaments, the Surge play host to the Surge Golf Classic at Weatherwax Golf Course on Oct. 11.

Surge bounce back with win over Miami-Middletown

After falling to Jackson earlier in the day, Cincinnati State bounced back with a 3-0 win over Miami University - Middletown on Saturday.

Cincinnati State, which hosted Saturday's tri-match, cruised to a 25-13 win in the first set thanks to a 8-1 run to open the game. After falling down 4-2 early in the 2nd game, the Surge reclaimed the momentum and went on to win 25-17. Both teams battled back and forth in the 3rd game with 7 ties and 8 lead changes. At 19-19, Cincinnati State went on 6-2 run to close out the game and the match.

Sam Diebold led the Surge attack with 11 kills. Courtney Criswell finished with 8. The Surge hitters benefited from set ups by Stephanie Gruenwald and Breanna Fickle. The two combined for 45 assists.

Winners of 3 of the last 4 matches, Cincinnati State will attempt to improve upon their 7-10 mark when they travel to take on Vincennes University on Oct. 3.

Women’s soccer plays to 2-2 tie against Jackson

Cincinnati State tied Jackson College, 2-2 in regional play on Sunday. Entering the game with identical  2-4 records in the region, Cincinnati State took an early 2-0 lead over Jackson in the 1st half thanks to goals by Kelsey Black & Jessica Wolski.

Jackson found the back of the net in the 59th minute on a goal from K’sha Conquest. The score remained 2-1 in favor of the Surge until Jackson’s Tori Aubrey tied the game with just 3 minutes remaining in regulation. Neither team would be able to deliver the golden goal in the two ten minute periods of extra time.

With today’s result, Jackson and Cincinnati State remain tied for 4th place in the region standings, the final spot to qualify for postseason play. The two will meet again in Cincinnati on October 19th. In the meantime, Cincinnati State (3-6-1; 2-4-1) travel to take on Muskegon Community College next Saturday at 3 pm.