WednesdayOctober 23, 2019

Coin Wars 2019 in final days; Giving Challenge ends Oct. 29

The Coin Wars portion of the Internal Annual Fund Giving Challenge concludes this Friday, Oct. 25.

Documentary evidence (above) suggests that divisions and departments should be on the lookout for an infusion of unwanted pennies, no thanks to efforts of the Enrollment & Student Development Team.

However, there's still time to counter the ESD attack by adding nickels, dimes, quarters, and folding money to your own team's coin jar.

The Giving Challenge for 2019 ends Tuesday, Oct. 29, so if you haven't yet turned in your pledge form, please do so in the next several days.

The goal of the Internal Annual Fund Giving Challenge is 100% participation, and all donations are important.

A strong response to the internal campaign helps inspire additional support from donors throughout Greater Cincinnati during the College's 50th Anniversary year.

  • Another prize drawing takes place on Oct. 25, and everyone who has submitted a campaign pledge to the Advancement/Development Office (ATLC 337) by 3 p.m. will be in the drawing for a $25 gift card for the Cincinnati State Bookstore.
  • Faculty member Rosa Maria Moreno was the Oct. 18 winner of a pair of tickets to "Jingle Bell Rock" on Dec. 6.

Numerous special fundraising events are taking place also-- for more information, check with a team captain.

  • BTD - Raffle for the dean's parking space for all of Spring Semester
  • HPS - Mike's Carwash coupons
  • H&S - Silent Auction - place bids in the H&S office from now until Oct. 28
  • Special Ops - Yard Sale & Scrumptious Soups for Sale event today, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Conference Center
  • ESD - Halloween Donut Sale - $5 for a box of 6 donuts, available for pickup at Bakery Hill on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Use this form to pre-order your donuts by Oct. 25.

If you need a Giving Challenge pledge form, check with your Team Captain:

  • Business Technologies - Paula Kirch Smith and Carla Gesell-Streeter
  • Center for Innovative Technologies - George Armstrong and Jeff Wright
  • Health & Public Safety - Milene Donlin and Tamaree Smith
  • Humanities & Sciences - Tom Bauer and Daniel Anderson
  • Workforce Development Center - Krystal Wright
  • Enrollment & Student Development - Jesse Brown and Kevin Wesselman
  • Special Ops - Tony Cowden and Patty Edwards

Register now for Employee Convocation on Nov. 8

Cincinnati State’s 2019 Employee Convocation takes place Friday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Clifton Campus.

Employees are asked to register for Convocation by Friday, Nov. 1, using this link:

On Convocation day, classes are not in session (day and evening) and all College offices are closed, so all employees can participate in Convocation.

  • The theme of Convocation 2019 is Equity and Inclusion.
      The UIA is a "national coalition of 11 public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States."
      In his role as Director, Dr. Tillman-Kelly works with the UIA leadership team to advance the UIA’s mission "by partnering with member institutions to identify and develop emerging higher education leaders ready to support institutional transformation" and to "increase the number of graduating students across the socioeconomic spectrum, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color."
  • A variety of breakout and activity sessions will be offered during Convocation, with topics that include:
    • Positive Psychology
    • Characteristics of Resilience
    • Servant Leadership
    • Bystander Training
    • Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors
    • College Credit Plus Best Practices
    • Multiple Measures Placement Methods
    • Security on Campus
    • Financial Aid
    • and more
  • This year's Convocation also includes a 2-hour morning session on Active Shooter Training, open to a maximum of 100 participants. If you want to attend this session, sign up for the "Active Shooter Training Pathway" on the registration form. Otherwise, sign up for the "Traditional Pathway."

Recommended attire for Convocation is Cincinnati State spiritwear.

All employees also are encouraged to help fill the shelves of the Surge Cupboard Food Pantry on Convocation Day by bringing non-perishable food items to donate.

  • Donation bins will be available at College entrances from garages and parking lots, and outside the Conference Center.

If you have questions about Convocation, contact Kelly Harper (

"Admit Me" days for Spring students start Nov. 2

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to welcome and assist new students on Clifton Campus during Saturday "Admit Me" days that begin Nov. 2.

To sign up to help with "Admit Me" days on Nov. 2, 2019, Dec. 7, 2019, and/or Jan. 11, 2020, visit

Helpers are needed between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At these Saturday events, students who are planning to enter Cincinnati State in Spring Semester 2020 can:

  • Complete their application for admission
  • Take placement tests, if needed
  • Talk with Financial Aid staff and begin the financial aid application process
  • Get help selecting a major and investigating career options
  • Schedule appointments for academic advising and new student orientation

Student registration for "Admit Me" days in Nov. and Dec. is available at

If you'd like to plan ahead, volunteers will be needed for additional "Admit Me" days in 2020. These sessions will assist new students planning to start their college classes in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020.

Event dates are: Feb. 1; Mar. 7; Apr. 4; May 2; June 6, 12, and 24; July 11 and 20; and Aug. 1.

Online sign-up for these dates will be available in the future.

For more information contact Director of Admission Debbie Poweleit (

Bakery Hill changes Friday hours

Effective this Friday, Oct. 25, Bakery Hill hours on Fridays will be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (rather than 1:30).

Bakery Hill will continue to host Free Coffee Fridays on all Fridays when classes are in session.

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