Daily News

FridaySeptember 27, 2019

Common Time Workshop on Sep. 30: New Directions in Advising

Common Time on Monday, Sep. 30, focuses on "New Directions in Advising."

This presentation and workshop is intended for faculty Program Chairs and other full-time faculty members with student advising responsibilities. However, anyone with interest in student advising may attend.

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

Program elements include:

  • Provost Robbin Hoopes will discuss expectations for academic advising.
     
  • A panel will describe approaches to "intrusive advising" that helps students achieve success and reach their academic goal (degree or certificate) efficiently.
     
    Panel participants include Program Chair Betsy LaSorella, Associate Dean Laura Horn, Academic Advisor Sue Kowalski, Director of Admission Debbie Poweleit, and others.
     
  • Round-table discussion will provide participants with opportunities to learn more about topics such as:
    • how to handle the first advising appointment
    • placing students in the correct first Math class and first English Composition class
    • using Starfish to help track student progress and concerns
    • things you should know about using Colleague 
    • things you should know about Financial Aid
    • understanding the Academic Forgiveness process
    • and more

A new Advising Manual, intended to help advisors better engage and support students, will be distributed at Common Time.

If you cannot attend in person, the opening remarks and panel discussion will be available via streaming video at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/4bc7c998d17d4c88b3e1449936a8f91b.

To see the updated schedule of Common Time programs for the rest of Fall semester, go to the College intranet: How the College Works > Academics > Common Time > Common Time Schedule.

"CState Story Quilt" workshops on Oct. 1 & Nov. 12

All members of the College community are invited to contribute to the Cincinnati State Story Quilt-- a "patchwork of experiences" that will reflect the contributions of the many individuals who are part of Cincinnati State's 50 years of success.

The finished quilt will be displayed during the 50th Anniversary Alumni Weekend to be held May 15 and 16, 2020.

Two workshops are being offered to assist those who want add your square to the Quilt. Novices as well as experienced crafters are welcome.

  • Workshops led by retired faculty members (and quilters) Debbie Bogenschutz, Joyce Rimlinger, and Diane Stump will take place Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the President's Dining Room (inside the Summit Restaurant on the ATLC 2nd floor).
     
  • On both days, you can drop in between 10 a.m. and noon, or 1 to 3 p.m.

Debbie, Joyce, and Diane will be on hand to help you with any stage of working on your square for the quilt, including:

  • developing ideas and designing your quilt square
     
  • viewing samples of fabrics and supplies you might want to use
     
  • getting help with construction of your quilt square

Your finished quilt square must be turned in by Jan. 21, 2020.

For more information, including specifications for quilt squares, download the Cincinnati State Story Quilt flyer.

Then plan to attend a Quilt Workshop, and start telling your story!

Sam's Club offers discount to CS students & employees

Students and employees at Cincinnati State are eligible for a special rate- $45 for the year-- if you sign up now for a new Sam’s Club Membership.

The special rate continues through October and is not offered in stores.

With a new Sam's Club Membership you'll also receive a $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card, $45 in Bonus Instant Savings Discounts, and other benefits.

A Sam’s Club Plus Membership new annual membership is available for $100. Benefits include:

  • A $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card
  • $100 in Bonus Instant Savings Discounts
  • Instant Savings Discounts
  • Scan and Go
  • Earlier shopping hours
  • Cash-back rewards
  • Free shipping on most items
  • 20% off prescription glasses
  • Pharmacy discounts

If you renew an existing membership you'll receive up to $100 in instant savings.

To start or renew a membership, call Debbie Garey at (513) 661-9432.