TuesdaySeptember 7, 2021

Culinary & Food Science bachelor's degree launches upper-level classes

Fall 2021 is the inaugural semester for the first-ever junior-level classes in the Culinary and Food Science (CFS) Bachelor of Applied Science degree at Cincinnati State.

Nearly 40 students are enrolled in the CFS bachelor's program and the first graduates will earn their degrees in 2023.

August 30 was the first day of class for CFS 311, Food Product Development, which is co-taught by Lisa Sanders, a Product Development/Culinary Applications Manager in industry and CFS Program Chair Grace Yek (photo above).

The Culinary and Food Science program blends the creativity of culinary arts with the technical discipline of applied food science.

  • During the first two years of the program, students develop the skills needed to work in a commercial kitchen.
  • In the junior and senior years, students build additional skills in math, chemistry, science, and food product development, to expand their career opportunities.

Photos above and below show instructors and students in the new food product development lab, ATLC 014.

You’ll notice that CFS instructors and students wear lab coats rather than traditional culinary uniforms.

Chef Yek said, "This is an exciting time for Cincinnati State. We are honored to be able to help meet the high demand in our region for food science specialists and to provide an incredible opportunity for our students."

Two other Culinary and Food Science courses are being offered for the first time this semester: 

  • CFS 320, Food Formulation and Ingredient Functionality, started on Sep. 1 with a lab session.
  • CFS 340, a Colloquium on Current Food Topics, started on Sep. 3. This course features presentations by food industry experts on current concerns such as sustainability, plant-based foods, and areas of specialization within the food industry.

Chef Yek said graduates of the Culinary and Food Science program will have a broad range of career opportunities, such as food product development, quality assurance, sensory science, specialty ingredients sales and distribution, manufacturing, innovation, and even food regulation.

Graduates can expect to work at companies such as Archer Daniels Midland, Givaudan, Kroger, or Wornick Foods.

Photos below: At the first meeting of CFS 311, students learned how to mark ingredient product numbers and dates.

(Photos by Yvonne Baker and Grace Yek)

Resource Fair & Welcome Back for Students is Sep. 8

Student Activities invites all Clifton Campus students to a Resource Fair and Welcome on Wednesday, Sep. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event takes place on the ATLC first floor and on the lawn outside the ATLC.

The Fair will offer information about campus resources as well as fun activities to welcome students back to campus.

Questions? Call Student Activities at (513) 569-5747 or email Marybeth Barnes (marybeth.barnes@cincinnatistate.edu).

Career Center announces Fall services and events

The Cincinnati State Career Center assists prospective and current students with career exploration and planning, job search skills, networking skills, and referrals to employment.

Fall in-person office hours for the Career Center (ATLC 215) are:

The Career Center can provide in-class presentations, too-- call Kelly Harper at (513) 569-4242 to schedule a visit.

The Career Center is happy to welcome two new staff members: Kristine Topmiller and Chyna Williams. Both are Student Services Specialists who will work in the Career Center as well as the Welcome Center.

Career Center September events include:

Employer Information Tables (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside the Career Center on the ATLC second floor)

  • Tuesday, Sep. 7 – Sharp’s Valet
  • Tuesday, Sep. 14 – Journey Home Care
  • Monday, Sep. 20 – Mike’s Carwash
  • Thursday, Sep. 30 – FedEx Ground

Virtual Programs are offered via Zoom:

  • Moving Beyond Undecided (for current or prospective students who are unsure about their career choice) – Wednesday, Sep. 8 at noon and Wednesday, Sep. 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Resume Workshop – Friday, Sep. 17 at noon
  • Interviewing Workshop – Friday, Sep. 24 at noon
  • Students can register for virtual events at https://cincinnatistate-csm.symplicity.com/students using their Cincinnati State login and password.

On-Demand Events can be accessed anytime from the Career Center Events page at https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/career-center-events. Current on-demand topics include:

  • Moving Beyond Undecided
  • Graduate Job Search
  • Resume Writing

Other Career Center Resources include:

  • VirtualJobShadow.com is a comprehensive career exploration resource that allows students to learn more about careers through engaging, day-in-the-life videos of real people in real jobs and supporting career profiles with information about salaries, required education, career outlook, and more.
    This tool is available (with CState login) from the Explore Careers page at https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/career-center-students.
  • The Weekly Career Center Newsletter with information about careers, job search tips, and updates on jobs can be found at https://livecincinnatistate.sharepoint.com/sites/CareerCenter.

Provost's Updates to continue in Fall Semester

Provost Robbin Hoopes will continue hosting weekly Academic Updates during Fall Semester.

The Update sessions are held via Zoom each Tuesday from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and are open to all College employees who wish to attend.

Updates are scheduled to continue each Tuesday through Dec. 14.

Each session includes a short informational report from the Provost. Participants can type questions into chat, and depending on the topic, questions are answered at the current session or the next week's meeting.

Recordings of Provost's Updates are available on the College intranet.

To access the recordings, go to How the College Works > Academics > Provost Updates - Recordings.

Online Learning Support for Faculty - Sep. 7-10

The Office of Online Learning is providing training and support activities for instructors this week via Zoom.

For more information, visit the "Support/Training" section of the COVID-19 Faculty Resources site in Blackboard. Look for this site near the bottom of your list of Blackboard courses.

Help is also available from the Center for Teaching and Learning for improving courses, regardless of format.

Introduction to Zoom for New Faculty & Staff is facilitated by Paul D. DeNu (via Zoom)

No appointment is needed to join a scheduled "Introduction to Zoom" session.

  • Tuesday, Sep. 7 - 9-10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sep. 8 - 10-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sep. 9 - 11 a.m.-noon

Join Paul on Zoom at https://cincinnatistate-edu.zoom.us/j/81438614572?pwd=MWkySzBWZmRWN3hLZmpMaUZseHpRZz09

  • Meeting ID: 814 3861 4572  |  Passcode: 5m201r

Paul is also available by appointment to provide individual training and help with concerns related to Zoom, as well as help with other learning technology (Collaborate, audio/video work, Screencast-O-Matic, closed captioning, accessibility, and Blackboard assistance).

To schedule an appointment, send email to Paul at pddenu@cincinnatistate.edu.

Blackboard Office Hours are facilitated by Dr. Jon McKamey (via Zoom)

  • Tuesday, Sep. 7 - 1-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sep. 8 - 11 a.m.-noon
  • Thursday, Sep. 9 - 9-10 a.m.
  • Friday, Sep. 10 - 10 a.m.-noon

Drop-in as needed to get help with specific Blackboard tools, troubleshooting, or any remote learning-related topic. Come prepared with your specific needs and you'll get help seeking solutions.

Join Jon on Zoom at https://cincinnatistate-edu.zoom.us/j/81060585299?pwd=QVRaMDJBcWNEcUxMeE4vQnZtTnU3QT09

  • Meeting ID: 810 6058 5299  |  Passcode: 672017

Remote Assistance from the Instructional Designer

Dr. Jon McKamey is available to provide remote assistance via Zoom to help individuals with online course and Blackboard issues.

Contact Jon by email (jon.mckamey@cincinnatistate.edu) for an appointment and Zoom room details.

Faculty members are encouraged to sign up for the self-paced, 6-module online course Teaching Online for Cincinnati State, facilitated by Dr. McKamey.

Faculty can enroll in the course at any time. See the weekly PDF training schedule for more information.

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  • Oct. 19: Beef Burrito + Mexican Lime Rice & Sour Cream & Salsa & Tortilla Chips
  • Oct. 20: Meat Lasagna + Green Beans & Garlic Bread & Mac n' Cheese
  • Oct. 21: (new) Vegetarian Burger + Fries ($5)
  • Oct. 22: (new) Cheeseburger + fries ($5) OR Chicken Tender + fries ($4.75)

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