FridayMarch 8, 2019

Common Time on Mar. 11 examines challenges of peer mentoring

Common Time on Monday, Mar. 11, is hosted by the Peer Mentoring Advisory Committee (PMAC) and will use small group discussion to gather information about challenges faced by those who serve as peer mentors.

In addition, the session will generate ideas on effective methods for managing the challenges of mentoring.

Common Time takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on Clifton Campus.

The session is open to all employees, but is of particular interest to those who are currently serving as peer mentors, those who have served as mentors in the past, and those thinking about becoming mentors in the future.

Common Time participants will discuss mentor concerns reported in past PMAC surveys and activities, and generate ideas to help address the challenges and improve processes for mentors and mentees.

Results of this Common Time activity will contribute to future Peer Mentoring Training activities planned for next Fall.

Because of the interactive format for the session, video streaming will not be provided.

Transfer Center posts March calendar; Transfer Fair planned for Mar. 26

The Transfer Center schedule of March visits from representatives of four-year colleges and universities is now available.

Students who are thinking about transfer to a bachelor's degree program after graduating from CState are encouraged to meet with visiting schools and get more information about future educational options.

No appointment is required; just stop by the Transfer Center in ATLC Room 221 on Clifton Campus, near Bakery Hill.

The Transfer Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Transfer Fair will take place March 26 and a "UC Day" is planned for April 15. Additional details for these events will be available soon.

To view the Transfer Center visitor schedule for March, click the link below.

Pres. Posey hosted visit from Ohio House Higher Ed Subcommittee Chair

Ohio House of Representatives member Rick Carfanga (2nd from right in photo), who serves as Chair of the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education, visited Cincinnati State on Mar. 4 and toured the new student service areas in the ATLC.

Dr. Posey and VP of Workforce Development Amy Waldbillig led the tour for Rep. Carfanga and a member of his staff, Drew Cooper (on left in photo). The tour included viewing some classrooms and labs in the ATLC also.

Rep. Carfanga serves House District 68 (Knox County), in the north central area of the state.

CState provided regional Science Bowl for HS students

The 28th Annual Science Bowl Regional Finals for area high schools, hosted by Cincinnati State on Saturday, Mar. 2, welcomed 150 students, teachers, and parents from 19 schools.

The team from Centerville, Ohio, took first place and will move on to national competition in Washington, DC, in April.

Cincinnati State faculty members and students provided numerous lunch break activities for visitors, including a demonstration (photo above) of how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen, with student Paul Roman and Chemistry professors Mary Repaske and Laura Morris.

See below for additional Science Bowl photos.

The Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a quiz bowl competition that focuses on the sciences. This year, the competition’s theme was "women in science."

High school teams train throughout the school year to prepare for the "friendly-but-fierce" regional competition.

Lunch break activities for visitors covered a range of topics:

  • Abbey Yee and student Geraldine Savrda represented the Society of Women Engineers with critical thinking games.
  • Terry Endres showed out-of-this-world displays from the Cincinnati Astronomical Society and Cincinnati Observatory.
  • Tom Bauer and Laura Drake discussed the role of women in forensics and police forces.
  • Tina Cisle and students Emily Brown and Lindsey Bugajski demonstrated the science behind Diagnostic Sonography.
  • Phi Theta Kappa honor society members Garrison Barnhill and Paige Washington displayed student projects.
  • Heather Hatchett kept students guessing with a Rorschach quiz.
  • Carol Fabby provided a display about women in physics.
  • Other displays focused on FIRST Lego League Robo Rangers and Fernald Preserve.

Mark Tiemeier and Terry Endres worked with the Department of Energy throughout the year to make sure the Science Bowl would run smoothly, and Meredith Effler coordinated volunteer activities.

Event organizers appreciated assistance from a large group of volunteers who worked behind the scenes, including:

  • Faculty volunteers - Susan Bacher, Dave Brown, Sandi Buschmann, Russ Campbell, Tina Cisle, Milene Donlin, Carol Fabby, Ray Harmon, Tomie Gartland, Jessi Loomis, Mike Mueller, Barb Ratliff, Ryan Schmidt, and Abbey Yee.
  • Student volunteers from the Leadership Club, the Honors Program, and Phi Theta Kappa  - Garrison Barnhill, Mary Beiter, Theresa Gibson, Adrian Harris, Ayrriel Jackson-Hodge, Henri Mbedi, Shane Murphy, Jillian Robinson, Paul Roman, Paige Washington, and Samantha Wethington.
  • Centerville HS team celebrated their first-place finish

  • Students welcomed visitors to campus

  • Competition set-up

  • "Lunch ladies" ready to serve

  • Learning about science of sonography

  • Learning about science of criminology

  • Learning about women in science

  • Phi Theta Kappa welcomed visitors

  • Get a souvenir t-shirt!

"Grad Event" at Bookstore on Mar. 12

Students who plan to graduate in May are invited to the College Bookstore's "Grad Event" on Tuesday, Mar. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Graduating students can purchase commencement attire, graduation announcements, class rings, and other graduation-related items.

The event takes place in the "The Spot" outside the Clfiton Campus Bookstore.

To see details of the "Grad Event" promotion, click the image and download a larger copy of the flyer.

Financial Success Seminar for students on Mar. 12

All members of the College community are invited to a presentation on "The 5 Simple Steps to Financial Success Now," on Tuesday, Mar. 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in Conference Center Room 346.

The presentation is by Todd Romer, founder of Young Money magazine, who is a frequent speaker on college campuses.

Romer's presentation will discuss "how to save, manage, spend, invest and give money differently through a distinct and disruptive 5 step system that leads people to a more purposeful and significant life."

The presentation is sponsored by the Business Division and the Finance Program.

I-75 & I-74 Construction Update (Mar. 10 & beyond)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled projects near the Clifton Campus related to major reconstruction of I-75 & I-74.

  • Starting Sunday, March 10 - TRAFFIC SWITCH ON EAST I-74: one lane of east I-74 will be switched into a contraflow configuration, shifted across the median to the west I-74 side. ALL EAST I-74 TRAFFIC TO NORTH I-75 SHOULD BE IN THE LEFT LANE PRIOR TO THE BEEKMAN STREET INTERCHANGE.
  • Traffic will remain in this configuration until July.

To prepare for the traffic switch, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • Sunday, Mar. 10 - Lane closure on east I-74 from Montana Avenue to the I-75 split from 7 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday, Mar. 11.
  • In addition, close the ramp from Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street to east I-74 and the ramp from east I-74 to Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street from 10 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Also, short-term full closures on east and west I-74 in this area from midnight until 4 a.m. Monday, Mar. 11, for equipment relocation. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
  • Monday, Mar. 11 and Tuesday, Mar. 12 - Various lane closures on east I-74 from Montana Avenue to the I-75 split nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
  • In addition, close the ramp from Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street to east I-74 and the ramp from east I-74 to Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone and restrictions. All work is contingent upon the weather.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed, and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. Remember, move over or slow down.

For ongoing traffic, construction, and and weather-related information, please check

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