MondayOctober 18, 2021

National Transfer Student Week includes fun, prizes & information

If you use the second-floor skywalk from the Main Building to the ATLC, you'll see that Cincinnati State is "flying the flag" in celebration of National Transfer Student Week.

Transfer Student Week events take place from Oct. 18 to 21, and all are invited to enjoy food, fun, prizes, and (for students considering transfer) extended visits with some of CState's 4-year institution partners.

Activities for students include daily prize drawings, give-aways of swag from CState and partner institutions, and opportunities to meet with staff from partner colleges and universities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Students can stop by the Transfer Center (ATLC 2nd floor) to pick up a button, enjoy treats, and learn more about many transfer options available for CState grads.

Students who visit the Transfer Center for services on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are eligible for a drawing at 5 p.m. each day.

The grand prize drawing is on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and includes gifts worth $50 or more from Miami, Mt. St. Joe, Northern Kentucky, UC, the University of Dayton, Wilmington College, and Wright State.

Key partner schools will be featured throughout the week:

  • Monday, Oct. 18 - Northern Kentucky University
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19 - Mt. St. Joseph University
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 - University of Cincinnati
  • Thursday, Oct. 21 - Wilmington College

Faculty and staff members can support National Transfer Student Week in several ways:

  • Pick up a button and wear it all week
  • Wear spiritwear from your alma mater throughout the week
  • Take a photo of yourself in your spiritwear and/or with your button, and send it to Amy Wagner ( for College social media
  • On Thursday at 4 p.m., faculty and staff who shared their photos will have a chance to win a drawing for a $25 gift card (2 gift cards will be awarded)

Student Vax Incentive program names Week 2 winners

Bernadette Donato, a Hospitality Management major, is the second winner of a $1,000 prize in the Student Vaccination Incentive Program.

She received her check from from Shane Winslow, President of the Cincinnati State Student Government Association, on Oct. 13.

Bernadette said, “I got vaccinated to save myself and others– it’s important!”

As of Oct. 13, over 600 Fall Semester students have entered the Incentive Program, and a total of 21 students have reported receiving their initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

(See the list of $100 prize winners below.)

Faculty members are encouraged to post information about the Vaccination Incentive Program in your Blackboard course.

  • Details about the program, including how to enter, receive gift cards, and qualify for the weekly prize drawing, are available at
  • Fully vaccinated students fill out an eForm to enter the prize drawing. (The form is viewable only to students who are logged into MyCState/MyServices.)
    • Each Wednesday during Fall Semester, 10 prizes of $100 and 1 prize of $1,000 are awarded to students entered into the drawing.
    • The grand prize drawing for $10,000 will take place Dec. 15.
  • Another on-campus clinic is being scheduled, where technicians from Walgreen's will provide the first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
    • Students also may receive the vaccine from any authorized provider and bring their vaccination card to Clifton or Middletown campus to receive a $25 gift card. 
  • Plans for an Employee Vaccination Incentive Program will be announced soon.

Students who received $100 prizes in the Oct. 13 drawing are:

Jason Bohrer – Mechanical Engineering Technology – “Coming from the medical field previously, I understand how vaccinations work, why they are necessary, and the effect they can have for the greater good of the population. Also, I have many elderly family members, and I got vaccinated out of respect for them.”
Brittney Fryer – Medical Assistant Certificate/Health Science Technology
Tyler Clark Gwinn – Nursing
Carmailia Harris – Nursing/Medical Assistant Certificate
Shannon Helton – Associate of Science/Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Quavi Ogbar – Associate of Arts – “I appreciate Cincinnati State’s generous incentive for students who do their part to bring an end to this pandemic. Thank you!”
Jayda Phillips – Associate of Arts – (Photo below with Shane Winslow) “I have always felt it is my job to care for and protect those around me. I want to keep my friends and family safe!”
Bushra Saleem – Nursing

Tyler Townsend – Culinary/Hospitality Management – “My family is my biggest support system! My father and my 7-year-old twins are the reason I chose to be vaccinated.”
LaTonya Beatty Vaughn – Associate of Arts/Addiction Studies Certificate – “Fight the fight! I got vaccinated to save my life and to help save the lives of others.”

Tutoring Center & Math Center revise hours for Fall Semester

Fall Semester schedule changes have been announced for Cincinnati State's Tutoring Center and Math Center.

Both support centers provide in-person and virtual services for students.

MATH CENTER (Main 228B) - provides help 7 days a week for students taking a variety of Math courses as well as Physics or Chemistry

TUTORING CENTER (Main 261) - provides help for students in Biology, Chemistry, Financial Accounting, and Computer Applications courses, and help with Study Skills. Tutoring is available Monday through Friday and at designated times on Sunday.

Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship at virtual forums

The Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center is celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship Week by hosting two virtual forums with local business owners.

All members of the College community are invited to the discussions of rewards and challenges of starting your own business.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, noon to 1 p.m. - Click to register

These panel members participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program faciliated by Cincinnati State, which provides business training for entrepreneurs.

  • Ellana Hagedorn, Lane & Kate (retail)
  • Andrea Sloan, GroundBreakers LLC (construction)
  • Danette Wilder, SealingLife (manufacturing)

Thursday, Oct. 21, noon to 1 p.m. - Click to register

  • Shelly Ingram, Ms. Shelly's Place (child care)
  • Dr. Cleo Kum, Family Support Care LLC (medical practice)

For more information contact Dr. Rea N. Waldon at the Workforce Development Center ( or 513-569-1497).

Update your Zoom software by Nov. 1

Starting November 1, 2021, Zoom is requiring customers to update their Zoom software to ensure it is no more than nine months behind the current version at any given time.

Going forward, Zoom users will be prompted to update your software if the version you're using falls behind this nine-month window.

  • The new policy will help ensure that Zoom users have the latest Zoom features, and the most recent privacy and security enhancements.
  • This update policy applies to the Zoom client (the software you access when you use Zoom) and the Outlook Plug-in.

For more information about Zoom's updating policy, go to

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