MondayApril 1, 2019

Survey on College Mission, Vision & Values closes Apr. 1

The College's Strategic Planning process includes possible revisions to the official statements of Cincinnati State's Mission, Vision, and Values.

All College employees are asked to provide feedback-- by 4 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 1-- for possible Mission/Vision/Values statements, using the survey located at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPlanMarch.

The current Mission, Vision, and Values statements were created several years ago as part of a previous Strategic Planning process.

The survey also asks for feedback on possible "Strategic Pillars" for an updated College Strategic Plan.

If you missed Dr. Posey's Feb. 25 Common Time discussion of Strategic Planning and possible changes to the Mission/Vision/Values statements, you'll find links to video and slides from the presentation in this Daily News article from Mar. 6.

Promote Summer & Fall registration with your #CState Spirit2019

College employees have three more months to promote Summer and Fall registration, gain social media attention for the College, and win prizes, by showing your #CStateSpirit2019 in off-campus locations (as Sarah Knight and Amy Wagner demonstrated at the Opening Day Parade).

  • To join the social media campaign and contest, from now through June 30, 2019, share on your social media accounts photos or video of yourself in public, in CState attire that includes the College logo.
     
  • To "count" for the contest, your social media post should include the hashtag #CStateSpirit2019.

After the campaign ends on June 30, winners will be selected randomly from all qualified entries that have been posted. Prizes are: $250 VISA card (1st prize), $100 VISA card (2nd prize), and $50 VISA card (3rd prize).

  • Each photo or video you post (along with the #CStateSpirit2019 hashtag) will count as a separate entry-- provided that you're not repeating the same image, and provided that you're wearing "official" Cincinnati State gear that includes the College logo.

Any time you're showing off Cincinnati State's name while you're in public, you're helping to build recognition for the College, and opening possibilities for a conversation about what CState has to offer. (No more "best kept secret"-- right?)

Of course, you're encouraged to continue showing #CStateSpirit on-campus every Friday, when a Secret Spirit Spotter might spot you in CState attire (any College spiritwear; logo not required) and award a prize!

For additional details and FAQs for the social media campaign, see the Daily News article published Jan. 7.

Historical Society lunch topic on Apr. 3 is Transgender Identity

Professor Ronnie Gladden will discuss the History of Transgender Identity at the Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, Apr. 3.

The program takes place from noon to 12:50 p.m., in Conference Center Room 342 on Clifton Campus.

All members of the College community are welcome to bring your lunch (as well as non-binary perspectives) and enjoy this learning experience.

The Brown Bag Lunch series is sponsored by the Cincinnati State Historical Society and Cincinnati State’s History Department.

For more information, contact club advisor Professor Daniel Anderson (daniel.anderson@cincinnatistate.edu).

Illustration by Paige Mehrer, www.trans.cafe

"Admit Me Day" helpers needed on Apr. 6

Faculty and staff volunteers are still needed to welcome and assist new students on the first "Admit Me Day" on Clifton Campus, taking place Saturday, Apr. 6.

Helpers needed from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m include Greeters and Hallway Guides, who will aid student travel from the ATLC Welcome Center to the Main Building Testing Center.

To sign up to help, use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BADAC2FA2F58-admit1.

The same link allows you to volunteer for Admit Me Days on Saturdays in May through August.

Admit Me Day activities for new and prospective students include:

  • Complete the application for admission
  • Take the placement test, if needed
  • Schedule appointments for academic advising and orientation
  • Learn about financial aid options
  • Get help with career planning

Information and a registration link for students is available online: https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/admit-me-day.

If you have questions about Admit Me Days, contact Director of Admission Debbie Poweleit (deborah.poweleit@cincinnatistate.edu).

Opening Day in Cinti featured student-produced video

Students and faculty members from Cincinnati State's Audio/Video Production (AVP) degree program got into the swing of the baseball season early by serving as the volunteer production crew for the recording and video of local musician Dave Hawkins' new song, "Opening Day Parade."

"Opening Day Parade" is a remake of Hawkins' 2002 song "Opening Day" and honors the 100th anniversary of the Findlay Market Parade.

"It was great working with the students," said Hawkins (on the right in photo). "This was a rush project, and to take a song and do what we did, taking it all the way from initial concept to what we ended up with was amazing."

Click to view the "Opening Day Parade" video.

The recording and video were produced in campus studios, with some on-location filming mixed in.

Students participating in the project needed a working knowledge of several technical skills, so it was a perfect fit, according to Dave Killen, Program Chair for AVP.

"To use a baseball analogy, we train our students to come out of college as multi-position players so they can enter the workplace in any number of positions and move on and up from there," Killen said.

Killen said AVP graduates gain skills in four key subject areas: sound, camera and lighting, video editing, and motion graphics. An additional scriptwriting requirement helps students build their skills as storytellers.

Graduates find employment with local television stations, corporations, advertising and marketing firms, the area's burgeoning film production industry, or as entrepreneurs and freelancers. Many graduates also go on to earn bachelor's degrees.

"Just about every one of our adjunct instructors is a working professional, and that helps students connect with employers," said Professor Christian Appleby, one of the faculty members who worked with the students and Hawkins on the "Opening Day Parade" project.

Students from adjunct instructor Michael Tekulve's Advanced Audio Production classes contributed background vocals for "Opening Day Parade," where Hawkins encourages "everybody to stand up and shout 'Go Reds.'"

"We probably recorded 20 versions of 'Go Reds' and then mixed the results," Tekulve said. "The students had a blast, got some experience, and some credit, too."

(Article by Richard Curtis, Interim Media/Communications Coordinator, Cincinnati State)

Opening Day celebration on Middletown Campus

Attending the Middletown Campus Opening Day celebration (from left): Tara Sword, Tom Hale, Ted Kindle, and Miranda Capadona

Cincinnati State Middletown celebrated Opening Day on Mar. 28 with a Cincinnati Reds-themed Registration Event.

Students enjoyed hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, and caramel corn while taking advantage of walk-in advising on their options for Summer and Fall classes.

In addition, students could enter a drawing to win Reds tickets or Cincinnati State swag.

I-75 & I-74 Construction Update (Apr. 1-6) [Revised Apr. 3]

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

In the photo above, Clifton Campus is inside the rectangle. Highways in light gray with red X’s are existing bridges to be removed; highways in white are new areas under construction. There is no direct connection to Central Parkway from either I-75 or I-74. (Photo provided by George Armstrong.)

  • Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 -
    • Full closure of south Beekman St. from Colerain Ave. to Elmore St. nightly - 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Nightly lane closure on west I-74 from I-74/I-75 interchange to Montana Ave. from two hours after the end of the Reds game until 6 a.m.
    • Nightly lane closure on Elmore St. from Beekman St. to Colerain Ave. - 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Ramp from Colerain Ave./Beekman St. to east I-74 will be closed nightly - 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Short-term nightly full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone between midnight and 4 a.m. the following day. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
  • Wednesday, April 3 - [updated Apr. 3, 6 p.m.]
    • Full closure of the ramp from Colerain Ave/Beekman St to east I-74 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
    • Full closure of south Beekman St. from Colerain Ave. to Elmore St. from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone nightly from  12 midnight to 4 a.m. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
       
  • Thursday, April 4 - [updated Apr. 3, 6 p.m.]
    • Lane closure on east I-74 from Montana Avenue to the I-75 split from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.
    • Full closure of the ramp from Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street to east I-74 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
    • Full closure of south Beekman Street from Colerain Avenue to Elmore Street from 10 p.m. until  5 a.m.
    • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight until 4 a.m. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
  • Friday, April 5 - [updated Apr. 3, 6 p.m.]
    • Lane closure on east I-74 from Montana Avenue to the I-75 split from 8 p.m until 6 a.m.
    • Lane closure on west Elmore Street from Beekman Street to Colerain Avenue from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.
    • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight until 4 a.m. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
    • In addition, placement of a portable concrete barrier wall requires closing the ramp from east Hopple Street to south I-75 from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday.
       
  • Saturday, April 6 - [updated Apr. 3, 6 p.m.]
    • Lane closure on Elmore Street from Beekman Street to Colerain Avenue from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.
    • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight until 4 a.m. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
       

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 www.OHGO.com.

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