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FridayOctober 31, 2014

Halloween spirit across campus today

It was perfectly evident on campus that today is Halloween. Everywhere you looked, people were in costume – whether it was in the hallways, or in Bakery Hill, or a chemistry lab, or in the Marketing & Communications Office, where the entire staff came in dressed as Everyman Bob.

(By the way, if you don’t see the slide show below, click onto another story, then back on to this one.)

Volleyball, Soccer Teams Seek Postseason Wins

Cincinnati State's women's volleyball and men's soccer teams enter the win-or-go-home pressure of postseason play this weekend.

The volleyball Surge compete in the District F bracket of the NJCAA Region XII tournament at Owens Community College beginning Friday.  The spikers, seeded No. 2 in the bracket, face Ancilla at 6 p.m.

The tourney is double-elimination, so regardless of the outcome the Surge will play again at 12 noon on Saturday, facing either Muskegon or Jackson.  The tourney concludes on Sunday.

The men's soccer team, which survived the quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Cuyahoga on Wednesday, meets Ancilla at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the semifinals of the Region XII tournament.  Cincinnati State and Ancilla split their regular season matches, each team recording a 2-goal victory at home.  The tournament is played at Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich.

Schoolcraft, No. 9 nationally, and Lake Michigan square off in the other semifinal match, at 12 noon.  The championship game will be played on Sunday at noon.

The winners of both tournaments advance to the NJCAA national championships.  Men's soccer has reached the national level of play in each of the last two seasons and was one of four Cincinnati State teams to reach nationals last year.

Basketball Teams Open Seasons This Weekend

Cincinnati State's nationally-ranked basketball teams launch the 2014-15 season Friday and Saturday.

The women's team, ranked No. 17 in the preseason national poll, play host to Mercyhurst North East at 6 p.m. Friday.  The contest will launch the Surge Classic, which will also feature Vincennes taking on South Suburban at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the Surge will play Vincennes at 4 p.m., preceded at 2 p.m. by Mercyhurst vs. South Suburban.

The men's team will put its No. 4 preseason national ranking to test on Friday when facing No. 20 Illinois Central at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the Danville Classic at Danville, Ill.  The Surge will play host Danville on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Free flu shots will be available to all students Nov. 5

Representatives of Walgreens will be at both the Clifton and Middletown campuses on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to offer flu shots to students. There will be no cost to students for the shots; those who have health insurance are, however, asked to bring their insurance cards to the event.

The shots will be offered in the ATLC Student Lounge on the Clifton campus and in the Success Area at the Middletown campus.

The flu shots are part of a larger “Elect to be Fit” event sponsored by Student Activities, which will include a discussion about flu and the influenza viruses, the importance of hand washing and the like. Hand sanitizers will be given away.

“Carefrontations” is topic of Monday’s Common Hour

Counseling Services will be presenting at the Common Hour on Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in Room 342 (Conference Center) on the topic of “Carefrontations: Practical Approaches to Working with Distressed, Disturbed, or Disruptive Students.”

Blanket collection is underway

Crystal Bossard is collecting blankets for the homeless this winter.  Please drop new and gently used blankets off in Room 237 Main and she and her fellow volunteers will take care of the rest. 

Community Composting Forum is coming up Nov. 6

Cincinnati State’s Environmental Club is joining with the Hamilton County Environmental Action Commission to sponsor a Community Composting Forum at the College from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 6 in the ATLC Auditorium. The event features industry experts from the region who will discuss techniques, management methods and regulatory considerations involving composting. The forum is open to the community.

ADA compliance is focus of Nov. 17 Common Hour

“Faculty Fast Facts of ADA Compliance” is the title of the Nov. 17 Common Hour discussion, which will begin at 3 p.m. in ATLC 108 (The Point). Disability Services Manager Pamela Goines will present an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and lead a discussion of its application at Cincinnati State and provide practical tools for compliance.

For more information please contact Pamela at pamela.goines@cincinnatistate.edu.

Here’s the Overlook menu for November

The menu of main meals and sides for the month of November at the Overlook is available. Here. As ever, this is subject to change, but in fact that happens pretty rarely. The soup menu is another matter. It’s prepared day to day, based largely on the ingredients at hand, so for those of you who like to plan ahead, well, maybe just think of it as a peek into what the world is like for the rest of us, eh?