FridayApril 5, 2019

Celebrate with House-Bruckmann Award recipients, nominees & new Emeritus Faculty on Apr. 8

The House-Bruckmann Faculty Excellence Award for 2019 will be presented to faculty members Laura Drake and Mark Tiemeier during Common Time on Monday, Apr. 8.

Laura is Program Chair and Instructor of Paralegal in the Business Division.

Mark is a Professor of Biology in the Health & Public Safety Division.

All College employees are invited to attend the awards ceremony and reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on Clifton Campus.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be viewable via streaming video at

All of the other House-Bruckmann award nominees for 2019 will be recognized at the Common Time event. They are:

  • Daniel Anderson (History)
  • Meredith Effler (English Composition & Literature)
  • Michael House (Math)
  • Candice Jones (Dietetic Technology)
  • Jen Martin (Associate of Arts & Associate of Science)
  • Julie McLaughlin (First Year Experience)
  • Janet Schlaak (Math)
  • Stephanie Stafford (Math)

"Mini-resumes" for the nominees appeared in Daily News on Mar. 18, Mar. 20, Mar. 22, and Mar. 25)

Another important part of the event is honoring retired Professor of Nursing Joanne Johnson, MSN, RN, who has been awarded Professor Emeritus status.

Joanne joined the College in 1989 when the Bethesda School of Nursing merged with Cincinnati Technical College.

She served as Program Coordinator for Nursing for 15 years, with responsibilities that included academic advising for Nursing students and oversight of the program's selective admission process.

Joanne served on the Academic Policies & Curriculum Committee and was a member of the original Peer Mentoring Committee that established guidelines for mentoring activities.

She also contributed to numerous other inititatives in the College, the Nursing program, and in professional organizations during almost 30 years of service.

WDC Open House on Apr. 10 is open to all

The Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center (WDC) is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Apr. 10, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The WDC is located at 10100 Reading Rd. in Evendale.

All members of the College community and all members of the public who are interested in convenient, flexible, hands-on training opportunities are invited to visit the Open House, where you can:

  • tour the WDC facilities
  • network with others
  • meet the trainers
  • learn more about the variety of programs and services WDC offers

For more information, call (513) 569-1643 or visit

Limited Lot D parking (for a little while) on Apr. 8

A portion of Lot D employee parking will be unavailable in the morning on Monday, Apr. 8, to make room for delivery of furniture for labs that are being renovated (Biology, Physics, and Material Testing).

Some parking spaces within the red rectangle area on the map above will be inaccessible starting Sunday evening, Apr. 7.

A large delivery truck is expected at 8 a.m. on Apr. 8, and the unloading process should take about an hour.

Cars will be able to reach the parking spaces in the back portion of Lot D throughout the morning on Apr. 8.

All Lot D spaces will reopen after the delivery truck departs.

No "First Fridays" event on Apr. 5; share your ideas for next year's programs

There's no "First Fridays" presentation today, Apr. 5, because a family emergency affected the availability of one of the scheduled presenters.

The session will be presented as part of the 2019-20 First Fridays series.

The College-wide Professional Development Committee reminds all members of the College community to share your ideas or suggestions for additional First Fridays presentations for the 19-20 academic year.

To submit a presentation proposal or to suggest a topic you hope will be included, complete the First Fridays Pro Dev Call for Proposals eForm by Friday, Apr. 19.

First Fridays presentations will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, September through April, starting in Fall 2019.

  • Topics can be anything you believe is of value and interest to other College employees related to best practices, research, or key professional experiences in teaching and learning.
  • Presentations can be made by one person or a group.
  • Click the image above to download a flyer that includes additional suggested topics and other information.

If you have questions, contact Professional Development Committee member Kelly Hubbard (

Spring Celebration for kids on Apr. 13

Cincinnati State's first-ever Bunny’s Spring Celebration for kids ages 1 to 8 takes place Saturday, Apr. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Overlook Cafe.

All members of the College community are welcome to bring your kids, grandkids, and/or friends' and neighbors' kids to the event, which includes games and prizes, egg hunts, crafts, cookies, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

An egg hunt for kids ages 1 to 4 takes place at 11 a.m. and an egg hunt for ages 5 to 8 starts at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $3 per child, and can be purchased in the Student Activities Office, ATLC 204.

The Spring Celebration is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa honor society, which hopes to make this an annual College event.

Event proceeds will help support the Student School Supplies Closet. The goal of this new project is to give students a no-cost option for obtaining pencils, pens, notebooks, folders, and other supplies on an as-needed basis.

I-75 & I-74 Construction Update (Apr. 5-10)

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

  • Friday, April 5
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 -
    • Lane closure on west I-74 from the north I-75 split to the merge with south I-75 nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.
    • Full closure of south Beekman Street from Colerain Avenue to Elmore Street nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
    • Lane closure on west Elmore Street from Beekman Street to Colerain Avenue nightly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.
    • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone nightly from midnight to 4 a.m. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
  • Wednesday, April 10 -
    • Full closure of south Beekman Street from Colerain Avenue to Elmore Street from 10 p.m. until 5 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.

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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