MondayNovember 19, 2018

Common Time on Nov. 26 presents "Speed Dating for Faculty Excellence"

Common Time on Monday, Nov. 26, is presented by the Peer Mentoring Advisory Committee (PMAC).

The session will focus on developing understanding of the faculty tenure process and the criteria that define "faculty excellence."

Common Time takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, and is open to all College employees.

  • Provost Robbin Hoopes will provide opening remarks discussing faculty excellence in the context of the College mission and strategic goals.
  • Then, members of PMAC will describe the roles of various College governance groups in promoting career development for faculty members.

The session will culminate with the "speed dating" activity:

  • Non-tenured faculty members and their mentors (as well as anyone else who is interested) will have opportunities to visit several stations that correspond to categories for tenure application materials.
  • At each station, subject matter experts will be available to discuss concerns and answer questions.
  • Those who are not mentors or mentees are encouraged to visit the stations for "idea-sourcing" and College-wide discussion of faculty excellence.

The opening portions of the session will be available through live-streaming media at, but the interactive portion will not be streamed-- so participants are encourged to come to the Conference Center for the entire event!

Annual Fund Giving can help your favorite internal cause

"This is CState," the Internal Annual Fund Giving Challenge, continues until Dec. 13.

A prize drawing is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 20-- so if you turn in your pledge card today or tomorrow, you'll have an opportunity to win a prize this week, as well as in future weeks.

If you haven't received campaign information and a pledge card, check with one of your Team Captains.

The goal for the campaign is 100 percent participation.

Along with choosing the amount you wish to give, you can target your contribution to fit your interests and concerns.

  • You can give to one of the many Internal Scholarships funds that help Cincinnati State students start and complete their educational goals.
  • You can give funds to be used in your division for needed resources or projects.
  • You can contribute to College-wide programs and services like the Surge Cupboard Food Pantry, the Career Closet, the ENGAGE events, or Student Activities.
  • You can assist President Posey's Workforce Focus Fund.
  • Or check the back of the pledge card for other options.

If you have questions about the campaign, contact Kim Taylor in the Development Office (

Just two more days to win Bengals tickets while supporting Food Pantry

The Cincinnati State Automotive Club is collecting food donations (and monetary donations) to support the Surge Cupboard Food Pantry, and this service project could result in a pair of Bengals/Browns tickets for you!

CState Automotive Service Management Program partner Tire Discounters has provided a raffle prize for those who support the Automotive Club's food/fund drive-- tickets to the Bengals/Browns game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected, and raffle tickets will be sold, until the raffle drawing on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m., when two winners will receive a pair of game tickets (an $82 value).

Raffle tickets are $5 each, and if you also bring at least one item to donate to the food drive, you'll get an extra raffle ticket!

Bring your donations and/or raffle ticket money to the Business Technologies Division office (Main 330, Clifton Campus) during standard business hour on Nov. 19 or Nov. 20 (up to 3 p.m.).

For more information, contact Automotive Club advisor Brian Hooten at or (513) 666-7953.

(You don't have to be present to win-- but if you're not at the drawing and you're the winner, you'll need to contact Brian to figure out how you'll pick up the tickets.)

Please complete College surveys for Strategic Plan and Convocation

If you haven't yet provided input for the new Cincinnati State Strategic Plan or provided feedback abouot Convocation, consider taking a few minutes out of the next few days to complete both surveys.

NKU strategic planning seeks CState input on Nov. 28

Northern Kentucky University is preparing a new Strategic Plan, and has scheduled a listening session (or as NKU named the session, “Talk Shop") at Cincinnati State.

The Talk Shop session is Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., in Conference Center Room 342 (Clifton Campus).

NKU is eager to get feedback from Cincinnati State students, faculty, administrators, and staff--  so all members of the College community with an interest in NKU are encourged to attend.

NKU has named their planning process “Success by Design” and has stated that their process is guided by two fundamental principles:

  • understanding the hopes and aspirations of who we are trying to serve—our students and the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Region.
  • designing the programs, services, and learning experiences to help our students succeed and the region to thrive.

If you can't attend the NKU Talk Shop session, but want to provide input by completing an online survey, or want to learn more about NKU's strategic planning process and timeline, visit

CState helped launch the Adult ESL Consortium

Cincinnati State hosted the initial meeting of the Adult ESL (English as a Second Language) Consortium of Greater Cincinnati on Nov. 2.

Cincinnati State ESL instructor Maggie Oliveira (at the podium in photo above) said nearly 50 participants attended the meeting, representing a variety of organizations that offer adult ESL services in the Cincinnati area.

Maggie said the goal of the new organization is to increase collaboration among the organizations, which include colleges, private language schools, libraries, non-profit and government-funded support agencies, as well as K-12 schools that offer adult ESL for parents.

Other meeting participants represented organizations that help immigrants with career reintegration and access to the job market.

The Consortium will meet at Cincinnati State quarterly to provide teacher training for volunteer instructors, generate resource guides for those who are new to Cincinnati, and coordinate services across organizations.   

Anyone with an interest in adult ESL is welcome to join. For more information, please contact Maggie at or (513) 569-4848.

Honors Club restocked the Surge Cupboard

The Honors Program Student Club held a food drive in early November at the Madeira Kroger, and collected nearly 700 items for the Surge Cupboard Food Pantry.

Participating students included (from left) Richard Mlinar, Sara Greenlee, Lauralynn Griffin-Ayers, Mark Terrell, Kalyan Paudel, Emily Hendrix, Paige Greenlee, Max Trapp, and Forrest Trapp.

The Surge Cupboard appreciates the student efforts on behalf of other CState students who rely on Food Pantry donations.

Reminder: DN post-Thanksgiving deadline

The next edition of Daily News will be published on Monday, Nov. 26.

To help ensure on-time publishing of your time-sensitive news for the week of Nov. 26, please endeavor to send information items to the Daily News Editor ( no later than Friday, Nov. 23.

Our staff appreciates your cooperation, and looks forward to reading your messages while enjoying our holiday repast.

College Closed for Thanksgiving Break starting Nov. 21

All Cincinnati State campuses are closed from Nov. 21 through Nov. 24.

Students and employees are encouraged to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, near and far.

Classes resume Monday, Nov. 26.

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