Daily News

FridayOctober 24, 2014

In-house commercial will promote recruitment

The Point was transformed into a television studio for a few hours Thursday, as students, faculty and staff shot footage for a television commercial designed to promote recruitment for the 2015 Spring Semester.

The commercial takes the form of a press conference, with “reporters” – Marketing & Communications VP Jean Manning, Cincinnati State alum Don Pollock, and student Florina Held – posing questions to President Owens.  

Now comes the task of putting it all together. Look for it soon on a TV station near you -- and at other venues.

Student scholarship applications are available Nov. 1

Cincinnati State Scholarship Applications for 2015-16 will be available for students on Nov. 1

Students need to complete the 2015/2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov  (for need based scholarships only.) This will be available on January 1, 2015.

Two professional letters of recommendation need to be submitted online at www.cincinnatistate.edu under the “Financial Aid and Scholarships” tab.

All application materials must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2015 (no exceptions). A student must be admitted into an eligible program to be eligible.

Please be sure to pass the word along to students. Do not let them miss out on free money!  Encourage them to apply today. For more information please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Surge Drop Match, Tourney Seed

Cincinnati State’s men’s soccer team suffered more than just a loss in Thursday’s 4-2 defeat at Lake Michigan College.

The setback all but assures that the Surge (13-4-1) will not earn one of the top two seeds, and accompanying first-round byes, in the regional tournament, but will likely host an opening-round contest.  That match will be played on Oct. 29 at Xavier University at 7 p.m.

Additionally, starting goalkeeper Tom Ingram incurred a red card in the loss and will be required to sit out Cincinnati State’s first two tournament games.

Lake Michigan scored in the first minute of the match and built a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes.  Mohamed Thiaw put the Surge on the scoreboard with a goal at the 17 minute mark, assisted by Tyler Gumbert.  It was the seventh goal in the last five matches for Thiaw, the reigning NJCAA national player of the week.

Sebastian Suarez tallied the team’s other goal on a penalty kick late in the contest.

Trustees will meet Oct. 28

The Cincinnati State Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Conference Center.

Here is the agenda for the meeting:

Call To Order

Sunshine Law Compliance Announcement

Roll Call

Approval of the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of September 23, 2014

Consideration of Items for Possible Addition to Agenda

Recognition for Outstanding Accomplishments

Consent Agenda for Recurring Items

  • Personnel Report
  • Facilities Report
  • Environmental and Public Safety Department–Monthly Incident Reports
  • Co-op Report

Financial Report

Student Activities

Faculty Senate Report

President’s Report

Chairperson’s Report and Trustee Association Report

Old Business

New Business


Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:45 p.m., Conference Center

College is now an Amazon partner

The Cincinnati State Foundation has signed on as a participant in Amazon’s Smile program. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases to the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Click here to start shopping – during your lunch break, of course, or at home.  If you click on this link now, something ugly might happen. Your screen might open up and show a bunch of geeks from the NSA laughing at you. Or you could get a message from your boss scolding you for shopping on taxpayers' time. You might get one of those scary figures that will cause you to scream and drop your coffee into your lap.

OK, so maybe you’ll get to see all the goodies that Amazon has to offer. But now you’ll feel guilty about it, won’t you?

Won’t you?

Anyway, along with this invitation to sin on company time comes another reminder from the Development Office: You can also support the Cincinnati State Foundation by shopping at Kroger and earning rewards for the College.  

Simply link your Kroger Plus cards to the Kroger Community Rewards Program to turn your purchases into donations to the Foundation, up to $1 million a year. Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card, the Cincinnati State Foundation earns a rebate. You can register your Kroger Rewards Card online at Kroger.com/communityrewards. The Cincinnati State NPO number is 16270.

For more information about these programs, please contact Brittany Collins, Assistant Director of Development, at 4699 or brittany.collins@cincinnatistate.edu .

Student clubs schedule tour of Taft Ale House project

The Cincinnati State student chapters of the National Association of Home Builders and of the American Society of Civil Engineers have arranged a tour of the Taft Ale House construction project in Over-the-Rhine on Nov. 5. HCG Construction will be leading the Cincinnati State group on the tour. Departure is 3 p.m. from Main 142; the tour itself starts at 3:30 p.m. at the site at 15th and Race.

Students (or faculty or staff) who would like more information about the tour or the clubs would do well to contact Greg Kelly, president of the Cincinnati State NAHB Student Chapter and an officer in the Cincinnati State ASCE Student Chapter, at gdkelly@cincinnatistate.edu .

MCI has ties to Jean-Robert’s latest restaurant

Chef Jean-Robert deCavel is opening a new restaurant in Walnut Hills, and will be relying heavily on two chefs who trained at MCI to help him run it: Travis Riedel and Mirko Ravlic.

For details, check out the Cincinnati Enquirer or the Cincinnati Business Courier. Or what the heck, both.

If you find your access to these stories or the rest of these sites restricted, before you grumble think about how long any business would last if it gave away its product for free. Increasingly, what used to be thought of as the pencil press is putting up paywalls around the online versions of its products. No one likes it, but it’s kind of hard to argue with such moves if the advertising support isn’t there to subsidize free access. 

Annual Trick-or-Treat is Oct. 31

The childcare center will be out to trick or treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Clifton campus. If you would like to pass treats out to them please hang the orange pumpkin sign on the outside of your office door and we will stop by. The orange signs were put in mailboxes in the mailroom. If you need one please contact the center at ext. 1504 and we will get one to you.

Thank you in advance!

The Childcare Staff

Condolences to Ralph Wells

Carolyn Sue Wells, the stepmother of Cincinnati State instructor Ralph Wells, passed away Oct. 17 in San Marcos, Texas. Services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Marcos. Here is a link to an obituary notice with more detailed information.