Daily News

MondayOctober 5, 2015

You're Invited to Join the Alumni Association for the last race of the season at Belterra Park

Connect with friends, non-members, and members of the Cincinnati State Alumni Association on Saturday, October 10th and enjoy the last live horse races of the season at a Belterra Park “Day at the Races.” About 100 people from Cincinnati State will be gathering to see the horses run, enjoy a special private buffet, and have a chance to join the Winners’ Circle Experience with a race winner.

 Your ticket includes indoor seating in the River Downs Club, access to an outdoor deck, private buffet lunch, free parking, racing program, and $10.00 in free slot play. The private buffet includes a slider station (beef, chicken, or BBQ), famous fried chicken, mashed potato bar, salad station, pasta, and a dessert station. A bartender will serve from a cash bar.

 You’ll catch up with co-workers and classmates as you enjoy the convenience and fun of Belterra Park. 25 guests will have their picture taken in the Winners’ Circle Experience after the Cincinnati State designated race. The excitement starts at 1:00p.m. and lasts until 5:30p.m. on Saturday, October 10th.

 Tickets are $28 each. Purchase a ticket online by clicking on the button below.


For more information or to buy tickets directly, call Kim Taylor at 513.569.1236 or email alumni@cincinnatistate.edu.

Book Buyback Begins

Book Buyback begins today in the Cincinnati State PNC Bank Follet Bookstore. What is the Book Buyback?  Our bookstore buys back textbooks at current market value – that’s right, cash for your used textbooks! There is a finite amount of time that Follet can buy back textbooks: they can only buy back during the period of time that financial aid is not accepted in the bookstore.  For this semester that time is Monday, October 5 through Monday, December 21, 2015.

 How much you can get for your textbook depends on the books demand, age, condition, and how many Follet has in stock.  However, you can expect to get up to 50% of the price you paid.

 The best time to sell your books is finals week – you’re done with your homework and final exam, and the market value may be higher when the faculty has determined what textbooks will be used during the next semester.  The flipside of that coin is that is you wait too long, and the inventory of the book is high, the market value goes down.

Men's Soccer Wins OCCAC Title

Cincinnati State rolled to an 8-0 victory over Lakeland to clinch the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference men's soccer title outright on Saturday.

 Mohamed Thiaw and Ramiesh McKnight scored two goals each as the No. 16 Surge claimed their seventh consecutive OCCAC title and 11th in the last 13 seasons. 

 Omar Walcott, Zane Ross, Reid Abney and Malik Suleman also contributed goals.  Thiaw had three assists.  Reid, Tyler Cord and Jose Carona also had assists.

 On Sunday, the Surge surrendered two early goals and were upset by Cuyahoga, 3-1, who scored two early goals to upset Cincinnati State, 3-1, on Sunday.

 Mohamed Thiaw scored his 20th goal of the season at the 25 minute mark for the Surge's lone score of the match.  The tally put Thiaw in second place in the NJCAA in goals scored, one behind leader Reece Weldon of Yavapi.

 Cuyahoga thwarted numerous Cincinnati State scoring opportunities.  The Surge blasted 30 shots, 14 of them on goal, but John Paul Duff made 13 saves to preserve the win.  Marianut's second goal at the 84 minute mark iced the match.

 Cincinnati State fell to 8-2-2 overall.  The Surge, who had already clinched the OCCAC championship, finish the conference season with a 5-1 record.  They are in first place in NJCAA Region XII at 7-1-2.

 The Surge host Muskegon and Jackson next weekend.

Volleyball Wins Two More at Vincennes

Cincinnati State's women's volleyball won three of four matches at the Showdown at the Wabash classic, hosted by Vincennes. 

 The Surge improved their season record to 14-8, but more importantly, built credentials for post-season play.  The three teams that the Surge defeated are from NJCAA Region XII, including host Vincennes, which will vie with Cincinnati State for a spot in the district tourney. 

 The lone loss was to Parkland, the nation's No. 1 NJCAA Division II volleyball team which is a perfect 35-0 this year.

 On Friday Cincinnati State won the first two games of its opening match over Vincennes, 25-13 and 25-23.  The Trailblazers came back to win the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-14.  The Surge recovered to win the deciding fifth game, 15-7.

 Cincinnati State defeated Kalamazoo Valley and Lake Michigan on Saturday.  Both matches went four games and both took on the same format. 

 Against Kalamazoo Valley, the Surge took the first game, 25-20.  After a 33-31 loss in Game 2, Cincinnati State rebounded with wins of 25-14 and 25-15.  The Surge began their victory over Lake Michigan with a 25-16 win in Game 1.  Following a 25-22 setback in Game 2, the Surge captured Games 3 and 4 by scores of 25-20 and 25-12.

 The Surge are at Edison on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Women's Soccer Wins Fifth Straight

 Cincinnati State's women's soccer team rolled to its fifth straight victory with a 6-1 thrashing of Delta on Friday.

 Jami Pfeifer scored three goals to up her season total to 16, third-most nationally in NJCAA Division I.  The sophomore has scored multiple goals in each of her last four matches. 

 Elizabeth Stepaniak (9 goals this season), Britne Wilmer (3) and Signe Reimer (4) also tallied goals for the Surge, who improved to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in NJCAA Region XII.  Stepaniak also had three assists and Brianna Mays recorded two assists.

 The Surge are idle until next weekend's home matches vs. Muskegon on Saturday and Jackson on Sunday.