WednesdayMay 29, 2019

ArtsWave Campaign extended; join the celebration on June 10

Cincinnati State's ArtsWave Campaign has been extended until Monday, June 10.

The campaign will conclude with a celebration on June 10 at the Summit Restaurant, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The celebration is open to all employees, and will include:

  • live music
  • free appetizers and purchased beverages (including beer for $2)
  • pop-a-shot contest
  • give-aways including lunch with Dr. Posey (4 winners), lunch at the Summit for you and 3 guests you choose, a reserved parking spot for Fall Semester, and other valuable prizes

President Monica Posey, who serves as an ArtsWave Trustee, expressed appreciation to those who have already contributed to the College's ArtsWave Campaign.

"The end of the semester was a busy time, including the Higher Learning Commission visit and many other events and activities," Dr. Posey said.

"Now that Summer Semester is underway, and the pace is a little slower, we hope other members of the College community will consider making a pledge to the ArtsWave campaign," she continued.

"Even a small contribution helps to demonstrate that Cincinnati State employees believe in the power of the arts to help make Greater Cincinnati an amazing place to live and work," Dr. Posey added.

With the help of donors, ArtsWave provides funding, workshops, and other resources to more than 125 arts and community organizations that make the Greater Cincinnati region interesting, innovative, and lively.

Your contribution to ArtsWave helps create a ripple effect of community benefits, so if you haven't already, please consider renewing a past gift or making a new gift to ArtsWave this year.

  • If you need an ArtsWave pledge card, please send a message to Kim Taylor in the Development Office (kim.taylor@cincinnatistate.edu)
     
  • You can make a pledge by check, or through payroll deduction (fill out the payroll deduction section of the pledge form)
     
  • Return pledge cards to the Development Office (ATLC 337) on Clifton Campus
     
  • Or, contribute your ArtsWave gift online at Cincinnati State's ArtsWave portal: https://give.artswave.org/cstate

HLC says CState can begin seeking approval for bachelor degrees

Provost Robbin Hoopes announced at the May 28 Board of Trustees meeting that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has indicated that Cincinnati State can begin a Substantive Change Application, which will pave the way for approval to offer bachelor's degrees in Land Surveying and Culinary & Food Science.

Provost Hoopes informed the Trustees that he received information in a phone call, which will be followed by formal written approval.

Cincinnati State started the Change Application to HLC after the Ohio Department of Higher Education approved the bachelor's degree proposals in March 2018.

However, HLC asked the College to put the Change Application on hold until after the Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR) site visit that took place in April 2019.

Provost Hoopes said the College has received a draft of the report prepared by the CQR site visit team. The draft report says Cincinnati State met all core components for accreditation, although for HLC Criterion 4B, related to assessment, the requirement is "met with concerns." The College will need to submit progress reports to HLC regarding this criterion.

Provost Hoopes thanked the Trustees and all members of the College community for their work preparing for and participating in the HLC site visit. He said formal action by HLC is expected in June that will finalize the site visit report and authorize re-starting the application process for the bachelor's degrees.

Provost Hoopes said the HLC bachelor's degree application process will include a site visit focused on ensuring that the College has in place all personnel, equipment, and support systems needed to appropriately serve bachelor's degree students.

CState co-op students join P&G SuccessWay program

This summer, eight co-op students from the Business Technologies Division (seen in photos above and below) are working at Procter & Gamble as part of the company’s SuccessWay Co-op Program, a challenging and highly competitive process for selecting students for co-op assignments.

BTD Co-op Coordinator Adam Waits said this is the largest group of CState co-op students selected to work at P&G during the same semester.

Adam said P&G recruited a total of 17 students for the SuccessWay Co-op Program this summer, with more students from Cincinnati State than any other institution.

"Cincinnati State is the only two-year college where P&G recruits co-op students," Adam said.

Adam said the students received help preparing for the P&G co-op selection process, which includes rigorous online assessment as well as a series of live interviews. 

  • Adam, along with Career Center Director Kelly Harper, offered information sessions during Spring semester on “How to Apply to P&G." More than 50 students from the Business Division, Humanities & Sciences, and the Center for Innovative Technologies attended the information sessions.
     
  • In addition, P&G employees led in-class mock interviews for CState students. Michelle Talbert, a Senior Sourcing Specialist with P&G’s North American Talent Supply Team, coordinated the P&G support efforts.

Adam said Ms. Talbert reported that Cincinnati State's students represented themselves and the College quite well throughout the interview and hiring processes.

All eight of the CState co-op students are working in downtown Cincinnati at the P&G Central Offices building, in the Synchronized Planning Solutions (SPS) Center.

The students are pictured above, along with Adam Waits on the far left and Michelle Talbert on the far right. They include (from left):

  • Donald Pings (Pre-Business Administration, working in Oral Care)
  • Lexi Bettner (Pre-Business Administration, working in Demand Planning)
  • Adrian Harris (Accounting, working in Feminine Care. He is also the current Cincinnati State Student Government President.)
  • Jacob Bentle (Supply Chain Management, working in Shave Care)
  • Yougnay (Yugi) Samatha (Business Management, working in Demand Planning)
  • Kathryn Banks (Pre-Business Administration, working in Fabric Care)
  • Damien Phillips (Pre-Business Administration, working in Baby Care)
  • Andrew Blossom is in the inset photo below (Pre-Business Administration, working in Fabric Care)

Lexi and Yugi's work in Demand Planning includes creating sales and production forecasts.

The other six students all serve in Site Integrated Planning roles. They develop production schedules for P&G manufacturing facilities throughout North America and work with global vendors to ensure proper levels of materials required for production.

P&G requires two consecutive semesters of full-time co-op work, so the current students will continue their assignments during Fall Semester 2019.

Adam said P&G will recruit in Fall 2019 for co-op placements that will begin in Spring 2020. The schedule of Information Sessions will be available on the Co-op Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cincystatecoop.

Co-op students at P&G World Headquarters (from left): Donald Pings, Yougnay Samatha, Damien Phillips, Lexi Bettner, Adrian Harris, Jacob Bentle, Kathryn Banks. Inset Picture (upper left): Andrew Blossom.

Place orders now for National Donut Day on June 7

National Donut Day 2019 is Friday, June 7-- so prepare to celebrate by ordering a few donuts from Bakery Hill, and supporting the annual fundraising effort sponsored by the Salvation Army.

Download the order form to pre-order a box of 6 glazed donuts for $3.00. Or you can buy single donuts for 50 cents each. (It's Free Coffee Friday; you can afford a couple of donuts.)

  • Place your order at Bakery Hill by noon on Wednesday, June 5, and your donuts will be ready for pick-up between 7:30 a.m. and noon on June 7.
     
  • If your diet doesn't allow donuts, you can add a donation to the Salvation Army Red Kettle located at Bakery Hill.

(Do you know why donuts have a hole in the middle? If not, keep reading.)

Cincinnati State's Bakery Hill will be one of the local bakeries participating in the 10th annual Donut Day Cincinnati celebration, from noon to 1 p.m. on June 7, at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.

  • All students and employees are welcome to join the festivities, and enjoy free donuts handed out by volunteers who include CState students. You'll also be able to cheer for Dr. Jason Laffery, Executive Chef of the Midwest Culinary Institute, who will represent Cincinnati State in the annual Donut Stacking contest.
     
  • The downtown Donut Day events are sponsored by the local Salvation Army and the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association.

National Donut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army as a tribute to the "Donut Lassies" volunteers who prepared donuts for thousands of soldiers during World War I.

(Why is there a hole in the middle of a donut? So it cooks evenly.)

I-75 & I-74 Construction Update (May 29-31)

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

Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30 -

  • Close the ramp from south I-75 to west I-74 nightly from midnight to 5 a.m. the following day. The detour uses south I-75 to Hopple Street to west I-74.
  • Single lane closure on Spring Grove Avenue from the Mill Creek to Colerain Avenue nightly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Short-term full closures on Spring Grove Avenue between the Mill Creek and Colerain Avenue nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone nightly from midnight until 4 a.m. the following day.

Friday, May 31 -

  • Single lane closure on Spring Grove Avenue from the Mill Creek to Colerain Avenue from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 1.
  • Short-term full closures on Spring Grove Avenue from the Mill Creek to Colerain Avenue from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Saturday.
  • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight until 4 a.m. Saturday.

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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