MondayDecember 2, 2019

One more Story Quilt Workshop on Dec. 6

Friday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 4 p.m., is the final workshop for everyone who wants to be part of the Cincinnati State Story Quilt.

Even if you don't think of yourself as "crafty," it's easy to be part of the Story Quilt project and join others in creating a unique "patchwork of experiences" to celebrate the College's 50 years of success.

The finished quilt will be on display during the 50th Anniversary Alumni Weekend, May 15 and 16, 2020.

The quilting advisors-- retired faculty members Joyce Rimlinger, Debbie Bogenschutz, and Diane Stump (photo below)-- will be happy to introduce you to simple techniques and materials that make the process easy for absolute beginners.

They will help with:

 - developing ideas and designing your quilt square

 - viewing fabrics and supplies you might want to use

 - constructing your quilt square

The Quilting Workshop is in the President's Dining Room (ATLC 244, inside the Summit Restaurant).

Finished quilt squares must be turned in by Jan. 21, 2020.

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

Scholarship Event honored students and donors

Cincinnati State students who are recipients of 2019-20 institutional scholarships, and the donors who support these scholarships, gathered with other friends of the College on Oct. 24 for the annual Scholarship Recognition event.

Seen above (from left) are Hilliard Herring (Central High Lunch Bunch Scholarship in Memory of Ronald Hatcher and Robert Chatman), Gus Perdikakis (Central High Scholarship and Perdikakis Family Scholarship), Jo Ann Perdikakis (Perdikakis Family Scholarship), Lillie Mack (2019 recipient of Perdikakis Family Scholarship), Interim Dean of Business Yvonne Baker, and Bob Thomas (Central High Scholarship).

Chief of Advancement Elliott Ruther welcomed guests to the Scholarship event, and noted that in recent years endowed scholarship funds have grown by 28%, to $8.8 million.

Evans Nwankwo, President of Megen Construction Company and First Vice Chairperson of the Cincinnati State Foundation Board, congratulated the student scholarship recipients as "heroes" who "take what is provided to you and make it work."

Scholarship Committee Chair Jessi Loomis thanked faculty, administrators, and staff members who "work together to connect donors and student recipients" and urged students to "make your opportunities into realities."

Scholarship recipient Amanda Sharp, who received the Bethesda Nursing Draher-Pautz Scholarship, thanked faculty mentors who provided "guidance, support, and a shoulder to lean on" while pursuing her Nursing degre.

Isaac Palmer (right), recipient of the Adult Learner Scholarship, said that Cincinnati State is "special, because people here really do want you to be great."

Valerie Kimble, recipient of the Charlie Shor New Jerusalem Baptist Scholarship, the Marilyn Harris Endowed Scholarship, and a 1 Night, 12 Kitchens Scholarship, encouraged other students to "never give up" and to "keep a learning mentality" even when faced with challenges while pursuing a degree.

Dr. Monica Posey shared personal observations of the ways that scholarship support makes a difference for those who are seeking higher education, and asked donors to "stay with Cincinnati State" as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Then, all scholarship recipients were called to the stage for individual recognition and a group photo (below).

(Photos by Michael Kearns, Open Roads United)

  • Michael Wilson (left) was recognized by Dr. Posey and Elliott Ruther for establishing the CESO Civil Engineering Scholarship

  • Donors and scholarship recipients enjoyed dinner at the Scholarship Event

  • Sr. Margarita Brewer (left), representing the English Language Learning Foundation Scholarship, celebrated with faculty member Rosa Maria Moreno

  • Friends and family members celebrated with scholarship recipients

Dec. 2 is last day for Joint Community Campaign

Today, Dec. 2, is the final day for the Cincinnati State 2019 Joint Community Campaign on behalf of United Way and Community Shares.

If you have questions or need more information contact Kim Taylor (

Need to chill? Visit the "Stress Free Zone" Dec. 3-5

Students are invited to wind down from end-of-semester stress this week in "The Stress Free Zone," a place to de-stress and refresh in good company.

The Stress Free Zone-- located in "The Spot" on the ATLC First Floor, near the Bookstore-- features free snacks, games, crafts (make your own stress ball!), professional massages, and resources to help handle stress.

The Stress Free Zone is available:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 10 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 5 - 10 a.m. to noon

The Stress Free Zone is provided by the Cincinnati State Psychology Club, in partnership with the Women’s Empowerment Network, the Honors Club, and the Student Activities Office.

Learn about Study Abroad in Guatemala at Dec. 3 info session

Above, students and faculty of a past Service Learning course relaxed after providing hands-on improvements to buildings of the boarding school at Ak’ Tenamit, Livingston, Guatemala.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, all students, faculty, and staff members are invited to learn about Cincinnati State's 7th Annual Study Abroad / Service Learning course at Ak' Tenamit, Livingston, Guatemala, taking place May 20-31, 2020 (during Summer Semester).

The presentation is in the ATLC First Floor Lounge, from noon to 12:45 p.m., and free nachos will be provided.

Following a short slide show about past service learning trips to Guatemala, course faculty will answer questions.

For more information, download the flyer, or contact Professor Rosa Maria Moreno ( or Professor Samuel Rowe (

Holiday Lunch is Dec. 5

Cincinnati State's Annual Holiday Luncheon for College employees and retirees is Thursday, Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on Clifton Campus.

The Holiday Luncheon is sponsored by the Cincinnati State Foundation as part of the College 50th Anniversary celebration.

A short program to recognize College founders and other retirees in attendance will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Learn how to become a police officer at Criminal Justice Forum on Dec. 5

Members of the Cincinnati Police Department will conduct a Criminal Justice Forum on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Main Building Room 180 (Clifton Campus).

The Forum is open to all members of the Cincinnati State community, and will focus on the process of becoming a police officer.

Officers will describe and discuss the steps required to become a police officer candidate, and answer audience questions.

For more information contact Professor Tom Bauer ( or Humanities & Sciences Co-op Coordinator Jayne Dressing  (

Have "Cookies with Santa" on Dec. 7

Tickets are still available for "Cookies with Santa" on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the ATLC Overlook Cafe on Clifton Campus.

Students, staff, and faculty members are welcome to bring to campus your children, or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews, or the neighborhood kids-- all are welcome.

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

The event include games and prizes, face-painting, Christmas crafts, cookies, balloons by Goldie the Elf, and of course, photos with Santa himself.

(And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa at this year's event.)

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