FridaySeptember 24, 2021

Reminder: Sep. 27 is Employee Photo Day

On Monday, Sep. 27, all Cincinnati State employees can get a professional "head shot" photo at no cost.

Photos will be taken from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Common Time) in the Board Room (Main 352) near the Conference Center.

Rooted Photography will be on campus to take photos of full-time and part-time College employees.

  • Your photo will be stored in the College's Marketing database for future use, and you can use the photo in your LinkedIn profile, for professional conferences, or for other professional communications.
  • Amy Wagner, CState Manager of Web and Digital, will sign you in before your photo is taken.
  • To ensure consistency in employee photos, please wear a plain, neutral-colored shirt/top that is considered "business casual." If your work at the College includes a uniform or if you have department attire (golf shirt or long-sleeved shirt) you may wear that attire for your photo.
  • Please do not wear a t-shirt (including Cincinnati State t-shirts) as your photo attire.
  • Please arrive with your hair and makeup "done" to your liking. A makeup artist/hair stylist will be on hand to help if small touch-ups are needed (but not to conduct make-overs).

Employees based at Harrison, Middletown, and WDC are encouraged to come to Clifton Campus on Sep. 27, but if that's not possible, separate photo days will be scheduled for other campuses.

A "make up" photo date also will be scheduled in the future for those unable to attend the sessions on Clifton Campus on Sep. 27.

Please note that you will not be entitled to a re-shoot if you don't like the way you look in your photo... so prepare carefully for the big day!

State-of-the-College "Shout Out" winners announced; session recording & slides available

A portion of the "State-of-the-College" presentation on Sep. 13 during Common Time was an invitation to "Shout Out" colleagues for recognition.

Because of the rapid and enthusiastic response and the large number of nominees, recognition was extended to 10 College employees. They are:

  • Eimee Donbar, BTD (submitted by Yvonne Baker)
  • Soni Hill, Student Success & Development (submitted by Tammie Larkins)
  • Kelly Hubbard, H&S (submitted by Carla Rhodes)
  • Cindy Kneip, HPS (submitted by Ann Gingell)
  • Dr. Janelle McCord, HPS (submitted by LaVon Moore)
  • Lesli Rice, BTD (submitted by Anita Triggs)
  • Tara Sword, CS Middletown (submitted by Tom Hale)
  • Jacqueline Turner, HPS (submitted by Phyllis Hogue Thompson)
  • Donna Von Deylen, BTD (submitted by Stani Kantcheva)
  • Ginna Witte, IR (submitted by Lynn Sadowski)

Winners can pick up your prizes in the Executive Suite, ATLC 343.

And if you didn't win, it's okay-- there will be more opportunities, and more prizes, in the future!

  • If you want to view the slides from the State-of-the-College presentation, they are available on the College intranet. Go to Academics > Common Time > Common Time Documents.
  • To view and listen to the recording of the session, go to Academics > Common Time > Common Time Recordings > 2021.

Topics covered in the State-of-the-College session included:

  • Fall 2021 Student Snap Shot
  • Strategic Plan 2025 Projects and Progress Reports
  • Fall 2021 Focus
  • College Organizational Charts and Updates
  • Celebrating the College Mission

Board of Trustees meeting on Sep. 28 at Butler Tech

The Cincinnati State Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, starting at 3:45 p.m., at the Butler Tech Bioscience Building, 8450 Capstone Blvd, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

The Board meeting is open to the public.

The Board meeting also will be available to the public on Zoom at this link:

  • Meeting ID: 883 3198 5544
  • Passcode: 074111
  • Call-in: 1-646-876-9923

The meeting agenda is:

  • Call to Order
  • Sunshine Law Compliance Announcement
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of the Proceedings of the Regular Board Meeting of August 24, 2021
  • Consideration of Items for Possible Addition to the Agenda
  • Recognition of Accomplishments Reflective of the College Mission
  • Consent Agenda
    • Personnel Reports
    • Facilities Reports
    • Public Safety Monthly Incident Reports

Action Items

  • Financial Report
  • Approval of Vendor Contracts
  • Clery Report
  • Academic Quality & Student Learning Updates - Academic Calendar

Status of the College Community

  • Student Engagement & Education / Student Activities Report
  • Shared Governance / Faculty Senate Report
  • President's Report
  • Trustee Chairperson’s Report
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Adjourn to Executive Session / Return from Executive Session
  • Adjournment

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Oct. 26, 2021, at 3:45 p.m., at the Cincinnati State Harrison Campus (10030 West Road, Harrison, Ohio, 45030).

Overlook hot lunch specials - Sep. 27-Oct. 1

The hot lunch specials from Kate's Catering at the Overlook for Sep. 27-Oct. 1 are:

  • Monday, Sep. 27 - Sausage and Sauerkraut + O’Brien potatoes ($7)
  • Tuesday, Sep. 28 - Meatloaf + Green beans & Mashed potatoes ($7)
  • Wednesday, Sep. 29 - Chicken w/Mushroom Sauce Spaghetti + Green beans ($7)
  • Thursday, Sep. 30 - Steak Hoagie + Saratoga Chips ($7)
  • Friday, Oct. 1 - Turkey Tetrazzini + Broccoli & Garlic Bread ($7)

I-75 / I-74 Weekend Construction Update

The Interstate 75/I-74 Mill Creek Expressway major reconstruction project requires some overnight restrictions this weekend.

  • Friday, Sep. 24 -
    • Single-lane closure on I-75 North from Hopple Street to Mitchell Avenue between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
    • Single-lane closure on I-75 South from the I-74 interchange to the Western Hills Viaduct between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday.
    • Single-lane closure on I-74 East from Montana Avenue to the I-75 interchange between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Saturday, Sep. 25 - Single-lane closure on I-74 East from Montana Avenue to the I-75 interchange between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.

All scheduled work is contingent upon weather, so the timeline for the project is subject to change.

To help ensure the safety of construction workers and the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed, and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zones.

For detailed traffic and construction information, visit

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