FridaySeptember 10, 2021

Common Time on Sep. 13 is State-of-the-College Report

The first Common Time program for Fall 2021 is a virtual State-of-the-College presentation by President Monica Posey and members of the College's Executive Team on Monday, Sep. 13, starting at 3 p.m.

Common Time is open to all College employees.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Fall 2021 Student Snapshot
  • Strategic Plan 2025 Progress and Projects, including ERP Modernization, Bachelor's Degrees, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
  • Organization & Leadership Updates
  • Celebrating the Mission

Zoom meeting link:

Passcode: 087756  |  Phone: +1-301-715-8592

Mallory Early Learning Center will reopen on Sep. 13

The William L. Mallory Early Learning Center on Cincinnati State's Clifton Campus will reopen on Monday, Sep. 13 to provide care for infants and toddlers.

Cincinnati State has contracted with Learning Grove Inc. to operate the Mallory Center.

The Mallory Center opened in 1987 and provides licensed care for 62 children.

The Center is available for Cincinnati State students and employees as well as individuals in the community seeking high-quality child care and education.

The Center is named for the late William L. Mallory Sr., who as Majority Leader in Ohio's House of Representatives secured state funding to create a child care facility at Cincinnati State.

Learning Grove was created in early 2020 when two 40-year-old organizations-- Cincinnati Early Learning Centers and Children, Inc.-- merged under the new name. Learning Grove serves a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of nearly 7,000 children, youth, and families annually, with programs across Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio.

Shawntay Mallory, a member of the Board of Directors for Learning Grove, said, "My Granddad and I shared a common instinct to advocate for children and provide them with resources they need."

"I believe that he would be very happy to see that the commitment to the Center and the students’ success will remain top priority under Learning Grove’s direction. I’m honored to be part of this journey," Ms. Mallory added.

"We are very happy to be working with Learning Grove to further the mission of the Mallory Center and of Cincinnati State," said Cincinnati State President Dr. Monica Posey.

During its 30+ years of operations, the Mallory Center has helped build a better future for thousands of children and their parents, while also serving as a “learning lab” for Cincinnati State students in the Early Childhood Education program, providing high-quality training for preschool teachers throughout the region.

Kelly Hubbard, Program Chair for Early Childhood Education (ECE), said, "The Mallory Center Early Learning Program serves as a lab school for ECE students, and also supports field experiences for students in several other Cincinnati State degree and certificate program, including Dietetics and Dietary Management, Practical Nursing, and Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology."

"For this Fall semester, 24 Early Childhood Education students are attending field placements administered by Learning Grove."

"The Learning Grove philosophy embraces the idea that all children deserve to be nurtured through high-quality education, to learn to think critically, get along with others, and set the path toward a productive future," Kelly added.

Learning Grove CEO Shannon Stakey-Taylor said, “We are thrilled to expand our programming to Cincinnati State to support children and families while simultaneously training the high-quality early care and education teachers that our community so desperately needs."

Parents seeking more information about childcare at the Mallory Center may call (513) 569-1504.

(Information provided by Richard Curtis, Interim Media/Communications Coordinator, Cincinnati State)

ITS Cybersecurity Update helps you keep information secure

Cincinnati State's Information Technology Services (ITS) department has prepared a 7-minute video Cybersecurity Update

The video explains to employees and students how you can help protect College data and systems from cyber-criminals, and how to keep your own online identity secure.

Watch the video update at

Topics covered include:

  • Email security
  • Multi-factor Authentication with Office 365
  • Resetting your Password
  • CState's Technology Resources Portal
  • Using "My Profile" (your personal contact information)

Help re-stock the Surge Cupboard Sep. 13-17

The Surge Cupboard Student Food Pantry seeks contributions from the College community during the week of Sep. 13 to Sep. 17, to re-stock the pantry that has been closed since March 2020.

Your contributions will help the Surge Cupboard prepare for reopening on Sep. 21 to serve Cincinnati State students who are dealing with food insecurity.

From 8 a.m. until noon on Monday, Sep. 13, you'll find donation barrels at these Clifton Campus locations:

  • Main Building Dock
  • Main Building entrance near the "roundabout"
  • Lower level of the Health Professions Building near the spiral staircase
  • Outside the Welcome Center in the ATLC

Then, a barrel will be moved to each of the four academic division offices on Clifton Campus, where you can continue to bring your donations through 3 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 17.

Food donations should be new, non-perishable items in cans, pouches, or boxes. (No glass containers, please.) If you're making a shopping list, consider:

  • Mac & cheese
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Rice or grains
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned soup, vegetables, or meats
  • Breakfast foods
  • Baking goods
  • Other prepared foods

The Surge Cupboard Food Pantry team thanks the College community for your assistance and support. 

If you have questions, contact any member of the team: Mimi Albers, Marybeth Barnes, Patty Edwards, Meredith Effler, Denise Gabrelski, Angela Haensel, Soni Hill, Kelly Hubbard, Janet Schlaak, and Abbey Yee.

CTL Office Hours provide individual coaching for faculty and staff

The Cincinnati State Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites faculty and staff members to sign up for individual coaching sessions with Learning Facilitator Dr. Valencia Moses throughout Fall Semester.

Coaching sessions with "Dr. V" are available via Zoom during her office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, starting Sep. 14 and continuing through Dec. 16.

  • Use this link to schedule a 30-minute session tailored to meet your needs or explore a topic of interest:
  • After signing up for your session, you will receive a unique, passcode-protected link to connect with Dr. V on Zoom

Valencia "Dr. V" Moses is a CTL Learning Facilitator who loves providing support to faculty and staff!

Conversation topics during her Summer CTL office hours included classroom management issues, engaging learners, ideas for curriculum and classroom activities, self-care, resume/CV review, and other topics of interest that support Cincinnati State teaching and learning.

CS volunteers can join a Great Parks project on Sep. 25

The Celebrating Community Committee invites Cincinnati State students, faculty, and staff members (and families/friends of CState students and employees) to join a family-friendly and COVID-safe outdoor activity to assist the Great Parks of Hamilton County.

CState volunteers will gather at Shaker Trace Nursery in Harrison, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sep. 25, to help the Great Parks staff harvest seeds from various plants and get ready for the next planting season.

  • The Nursery, located at 8749 New Haven Road, Harrison, OH 45030, is part of Miami Whitewater Forest.
  • The Shaker Trace Nursery was established in 1992 to harvest and store native prairie and wetland seeds for habitat restoration projects. Now, nursery staff and volunteers work with more than 200 species of native plants.

Participants will enjoy a unique connection with nature while you meet new people and represent Cincinnati State in the community (wear CState gear on the event day!).

Space is limited, so sign up before the deadline of Monday, Sep. 20.

Questions? Contact Milene Donlin (

(Image from Great Parks of Hamilton County)

Overlook hot lunch specials Sep. 13-17

The hot lunch specials from Kate's Catering at the Overlook for Sep. 13-17 are:

  • Monday, Sep. 13 - Chicken Cord Bleu + Rice & Broccoli ($7)
  • Tuesday, Sep. 14 - Beef Burritos + Corn ($7)
  • Wednesday, Sep. 15 - Meat Lasagna + Broccoli & Garlic Bread ($7)
  • Thursday, Sep. 16 - Hoagie + Tater tots ($7)
  • Friday, Sep. 17 - Pork BBQ + Slaw & Mac&Cheese ($7)
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Daily Hot Lunch Specials ($7 each)
  • Nov. 29-Dec. 3 - menu info TBA

Fall Semester 2021

Overlook Cafe

  • M-Th 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • F 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bakery Hill

  • M-F 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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