Daily News

FridayNovember 21, 2014

Snow didn’t keep athletes from volunteer project

Though the weather canceled classes at Cincinnati State on Monday, it did not keep the women’s basketball team from completing another community service project.  The student-athletes and coaches gathered at the City Gospel Mission, where they unloaded and sorted donated food products for the Mission’s Thanksgiving Exchange.

The women’s basketball team has compiled 400 hours in community service projects this year, about half of the more than 800 hours that Cincinnati State’s student-athletes have given back to the community. 

Volunteers Needed for Cardiovascular Ultrasound Scan Proficiencies

The DMS students are in need of volunteers for their ultrasound scan assessments.  We have times available on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you, a family member, neighbor or friend would like to volunteer, please go to the link below to sign up or you may contact me directly.  Remember, this activity has been approved towards service days for by Dr. Posey!

The requested dates & times are as follow:

Cardiovascular  Exams:

Monday 11/24 Cardiac Exam. No prep required. 60 minute scan 5 models needed between                    9:30 am – 10:30 am  or 10:45 – 11:45 am  in room 210 HPB            

 Monday 12/1  Abdominal Vasculature.  No food after midnight.  60 minute scan 5 models needed 9:30 -10:30am OR 10:45 -11:45am in room 210HPB

Any questions or problems with registration please email Jackie.Turner@cincinnatistate.edu. Thank you for your support of our program.


Anger management talk draws packs HPB auditorium

Dr. Robin Lightner, a professor at UC - Blue Ash, was the featured speaker at a Psychology Club event Thursday devoted to the topic, “Hostility: Anger Management Strategies for a More Peaceful Life.” 

Learning to cook like pros

The Women’s Empowerment Alliance hosted a “Cook Like a Pro” event Thursday for anyone interested in learning how to fend for themselves in the kitchen. Programming Supervisor  Uma Gowda (pictured at far right, above) and MCI Purchasing and Facility Manager Lilly Burdsall (left) were the featured speakers. They provided students with tips on how to cook on a budget and make a meal last for a week. For those unable to attend, Burdsall and Gowda provided a link to their presentation – along with some recipes! Also pictured above is Neisha Wiley, advisor for the WEA.

Save the Date: Earth Jam 2015 is April 23

The 17th Annual “Toyota Environmental Earth Jam” will be heldon Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Cincinnati State from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Please save the date. More information will follow soon, according to Ann Gunkel, Environmental Engineering Technology program chair and the chief organizer of the event.

Bookstore employee reaches 25-year milestone

On behalf of the Bookstore staff and Follett Higher Education Group, we would like to recognize Bonnie Kamuf for 25 years of service in the Cincinnati State Bookstore. We appreciate all you do for the campus community and congratulate you on this milestone. Thanks so much for your help! – Susan Griffin, Store Manager

College will be off, power down for maintenance Nov. 26

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, Duke Energy will be performing annual maintenance on the electrical switch gear and transformers that serve the Main Building and the Health Professions Building. This service will require the power to be shut off to those buildings from 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Faculty and staff should turn off computers and other electronic equipment at the end of the day on Tuesday, Nov. 25, to minimize the possibility of data loss and equipment start up issues. If you have any questions please contact Thomas Ehmett in the Facilities Office at 569-1559.

Accounting faculty, students volunteer for ‘Accounting for Kids Day’

Cincinnati State was well represented during the recent “Accounting for Kids Day,” a statewide event designed to introduce financial literacy concepts to children in a fun, interactive manner.

Instructors Yvonne Baker, Dave Fletcher, and Stani Kantcheva were joined by students Laxmi Acharya, Genii Baker, Laxuman Bastola, Donald Curry, Larry Gilb, Maha Khoury, Alex Pitcairin, Mason Rennick, Scott Soenksen, Roshal Wanigasooriya, Cary Williams and Zachary Wray. They were assigned to Chase School in Northside.

More than 600 accounting professionals and 3,000 students across Greater Cincinnati participated in this event, which features a stock market game. For more information, please visit the web or Facebook.

The photo above shows Cincinnati State student Mason Rennick in the classroom; below is student Maha Khoury with her charges.

Basketball Teams Return to Action

Cincinnati State's basketball teams return to action this weekend following a week's respite from competition.

The men's team, ranked No. 4 nationally, will try to keep its 4-0 record unblemished when hosting Jackson Community College on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  The women's squad, ranked No. 17, had its Friday appearance at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y. cancelled due to the severe winter weather.  The 3-1 Surge will visit Mercyhurst North East on Saturday for a 3 p.m. game.

The men's team has been idle since its Nov. 10 109-54 rout of the Union JVs.  Deandre Hollins-Johnson tallied a career-high 22 points in that game and is proving to be the Surge's offensive leader, averaging 15.0 points while shooting a sizzling 57 percent from the field, 53 percent from 3-point range.

After opening the season with a 79-75 win over No. 20 Illinois Central, Cincinnati State has defeated its last three opponents by an average of 36 points. 

The women's team last played on Nov. 12, a 91-71 win over Pikeville's JV team.  Maura Hackney and Kasia Cicha recorded career highs with 21 points each.  The Surge edged Mercyhurst North East, 82-80, in their season opener in Cincinnati.

Instructor honored at statewide conference


Pat Russell, Academic Foundations Math instructor at Cincinnati State since 1997, was presented with the “Outstanding Adjunct Award” at the recent Ohio Association for Developmental Education Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to being a highly skilled instructor, Pat has served on departmental review committees and college-wide strategic planning committees.

Pat is pictured above with Dr. Hunter Boylan, Director of the National Center for Developmental Education. 

Here is the 2015-16 Academic Calendar

The Board of Trustees has approved the 2015-16 Academic Calendar. Here’s a link.