Daily News

WednesdayOctober 1, 2014

Green Township donates used fire engine to Cincinnati State

Green Township Trustees recently approved a proposal to donate one of the department’s trucks – a 22-year old front-line pumper – to Cincinnati State. Where it will be used to help train students in the college’s Fire Service Technology program.

 The truck has been in continuous use, and has new tires and a new transmission.

Green Township serves as an internship site for Cincinnati State Fire Service students, and one of its assistant chiefs is a graduate of the program.

“We’re delighted to be able to give something back to the community,” said Assistant Chief Scott Souders. “We have a good relationship with the college, and this will help train students who may well wind up serving our own residents. So we view this as a positive all the way around.”

Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens said the college will put the gift to good – and immediate – use.

“Hands-on education is a big part of what makes Cincinnati State special,” Dr. Owens said. “We rely on our community partners, and we’re tremendously grateful for this type of support.”

Learning to drive a fire truck is part of the mandated state curriculum taught during fire training at Cincinnati State, which prepares students to enter a workforce that supplies nearly 50 fire stations in Greater Cincinnati. Each semester about 20 students enroll in Cincinnati State’s fire truck driving class.

The Fire Service Technology Program at Cincinnati State currently has three fire trucks:

  • Engine 821, used for fire attack, is 20 years old
  • Quint 1210, used for fire attack and search and rescue, is 29 years old
  • Rescue 609, used for automobile extrication,  is 24 years old

Phil Vossmeyer, chairman of the Fire Service Technology Program at Cincinnati State, said one reason the Green Township donation is so welcome is the flexibility it provides in scheduling. With it, maintenance or vehicle repairs can be scheduled without fear of disrupting classes.

Vossmeyer noted that the cost of a new fire truck normally runs between $200,000 and $400,000. In the past, he said, Cincinnati State has purchased used fire trucks for $10,000 to $25,000 each. “This is the first time in 15 years we have received this type of gift,” he said. “We are quite grateful.”

Hispanic Heritage Week coming up

The 8th annual Hispanic Heritage week will be celebrated at Cincinnati State October all next week. Events will include free Salsa dancing lessons, a film festival, and a Day of the Dead celebration.  Check the Daily News calendar for details about all of the upcoming events.

For more information contact Rosa-María Moreno at rosa.moreno@cincinnatistate.edu.

Spanish Club meets today

For all who love Spanish language and culture the Spanish Club will be meeting today, Wednesday October 1st, from 11:30am – 12:30pm in ATLC 102.  Refreshments will be served

Topics covered will include

•             Reconvening as a Formal Spanish Club
•             Study Abroad Service Learning trip for May 2015 
•             English Language Learners Foundation  Mentoring Program
•             Other club projects

This meeting is open to all students, faculty, and staff of Cincinnati State and Spanish speakers of all levels (no experience required). It will be a great opportunity to practice Spanish, gain leadership experience, make new friends, and have fun!      

For more information contact Rosa-María Moreno at rosa.moreno@cincinnatistate.edu.

See the world without leaving campus

Learn how to say hello in Amharic, taste desserts from Turkey, and get your hands on traditional fabric from Ghana. 

Bring your students to the annual “Passport to the World” event, Tuesday October 7th from 9 am-12 pm in ATLC 108 (the Point).

For more information contact Andrea Cheng at 569-4848 or andrea.cheng@cincinnatistate.edu .   

Calling all staff, help needed for Fast Track Enrollment sessions!

Fast Track enrollment sessions give students a chance to complete the entire enrollment process in just one day, all in one place. It’s a highly convenient option that the college offers to busy students, helps boost enrollment for the school and, mostly importantly, wouldn’t be possible without your support.

Dates for Spring Semester Fast Track sessions are:

Thursday, October 23
 3 – 6 pm,

Saturday, November 8
9 am – 3 pm

Thursday, November 13
3 – 6 pm,

Monday, December 1
3 – 6 pm,

Monday, December 8
3 – 6 pm.

Hours listed are for check-in but staff will be needed for 2-3 hours after the last check-in. Academic advisors will be needed as well as help at the check-in table and guides to get participants where they need to be.

Contact Lana Teetor at 569- 1549 or lana.teetor@cincinnatistate.edu if you are interested in participating.

2014 “Boo”nefits Fair

No Tricks but plenty of Treats at the 2014 “Boo”nefits Fair on Thursday, October 9th.  There will be edutainment, including a mini health fair!  Also, dress your scariest and enter the costume contest. 

Join us to learn more about all of the benefits offered to you as a member of the Cincinnati State team, 9 am - 4pm in the third floor conference room - Main Building.

Events include:

• Flu Shots
• Blood Pressure Screenings
• Vision Screenings
• 403b Providers to assist with retirement planning
• Health, Dental, Life Insurance Providers on Campus
• Retirement Systems:  STRS, SERS, ARP-ING, ARP-TIAA CREF, ARP-AXA
• Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!