Daily News: 04/01/11
Friday, April 1, 2011
Treat yourself, help a good cause on Friday, April 8
Support the ArtsWave Community Campaign!
Volunteers Needed for 1 Night 12 Kitchens – Sunday, May 1
Disney is returning to Cincinnati State in October, so save the dates
Cincinnati State employees eligible for discounts at Great Wolf Lodge
Put Dr. Owens on the mound May 1!
SERS to sponsor Retirement Conference April 16 at Princeton High School
Bookstore needs textbook information as soon as possible
State is seeking applications for grants to fund direct care research projects
Library elevator out of service
Cincinnati State community can get discounts to Cleopatra exhibit at Museum Center
Construction will block loading dock access behind B Wing today
Ohio is promoting biobased purchases by its higher education institutions
House/Bruckmann Faculty Excellence nominees for 2010-11 named
September 23 is the date for the Presidential Inauguration
Nominations sought for 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Ventriloquist will make return appearance today in ATLC Lounge
Green Tones Choir to perform at Scarlet Oaks Retirement Center on April 3
How Men View Women; What Women Think About Men. Find out April 20.
Here is a fundraiser you might have to look for, but don’t want to miss. Starting at noon Friday, April 8, students in one of Chef Betsy LaSorella’s pastry classes will be selling Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee and Crêpe Suzette desserts for just $2 apiece. You’ll find them in ATLC Kitchen 228, behind Bakery Hill. The sale is scheduled to run until 1:30 p.m., or until supplies run out. This is one party, we suspect, where it will be fashionable to arrive early.
In any case, this is for a good cause: raising money to send students to the American Culinary Federation National Conference July 22-26.
We are off to a great start for the ArtsWave Campaign, but we have a long way to go toward our goal. Please support the arts by making a pledge to the 2011 ArtsWave Community Campaign today. Simply complete your donor card and turn it into the Development office or any of the representatives listed below:
Terri Reynolds/ HR Main Room 176
Karen Magness-Lewe/ Main Room 161
Carla Gesell-Streeter/ Main Room 232
Michael Chikeleze/ Main Room 330
Debra Barrett/ Main Room 232
Gregory Hudson/ Main Room 232
Michelle Donaldson/ ATLC Room 343
Jamilah Hackworth/ HPB Room 302
Part of the campaign, of course, includes the daily ArtsWave trivia challenge. The answer to yesterday’s question (Which arts organization has received a letter from the Pentagon discussing possible summer performance opportunities at military bases?) was Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.
Congratulations to Jason Caudill from the Center for Innovative Technologies division, Uma Swarpa from Information Technologies and Jackie Flynn from Strategic Initiatives & Entrepreneurial Development. Thanks again to all who participated!
Today’s question: How many ArtsWorks murals exist in Over-the-Rhine?
The first three people to answer correctly will win something to tempt the taste buds. Please email your answer to Patrice Sanders in Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is 1 Night, 12 Kitchens? It’s one of the premier culinary events in the city of Cincinnati. In its seventh year, 1N, 12K brings many of the best chefs in Cincinnati together for an evening of sampling fine cuisine and wine. 1N, 12K is a collaborative effort of the Midwest Culinary Institute along with many sponsors including Sysco and Certified Angus Beef to highlight many of the best restaurants in the city, and at the same time, raise scholarship money for the culinary, dietetics, hospitality, and pastry students of the MCI.
Volunteers are needed to help escort our VIPs, serve as greeters, pour wine, and help with other guest relations in general.
Our friends from Disney will be returning to Cincinnati State October 26, 27 and 28 this year, so please save the dates and avoid scheduled major events during that period. More details will be forthcoming. Last year in October the College hosted a gala fundraiser, a training session with business executives, a picnic for students and staff and other events with the Disney team.
Human Resources has been contacted by the operators of Great Wolf Lodge near King’s Island with a special offer for employees. Click here for details.
April 2011 Menu
Cincinnati State is trying to break down silos on campus and extend its reach into the community. Part of that effort involves the Cincinnati Reds. With help from the CQIN 11 team and volunteers across campus, the college is participating in the historic Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. And, if we sell a total of 1,000 specially-priced tickets, President Owens will have the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Cincinnati State Day at Great American Ball Park on May 1. Tickets are just $12 for seats in the mezzanine level – that’s half the normal price, and are available for friends and family as well as students, faculty and staff.
Tickets may be purchased (without a service charge) in the Student Activities office, Human Resources Office and the cafeteria from Noon – 2 p.m., and online (with a service charge) at http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ticketing/group_theme_dates.jsp?loc=cintistate&partnerId=310O1Y1-76IF.
The RedsFest event sponsored by Student Activities brought a surge in ticket sales, so now there are only 716 steps to the mound!
For more information please contact Katrina Rugless at extension 1825 or Anne Foster at extension 1898.
The School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS) will sponsor a Retirement Conference Saturday, April 16 at Princeton High School. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will present information about pension benefits as well as health care coverage. For more information about SERS please visit www.ohsers.org.
Financial aid usage begins in the Bookstore on Monday, April 4. Please submit your textbook information to the Executive Assistant in your division or contact Laura in the bookstore at email@example.com or 961-1067. Thank you!
The State of Ohio’s Long-term Direct Care Workforce Executive Committee is requesting applications from qualified investigators to perform research projects and write briefing papers and comprehensive reports on a variety of subjects covered by the project. Up to $672,000 has been budgeted to fund approximately seven research projects.
A full description of the application is available; click here to access.
The elevator in the Library is out of service effective immediately. The outage may last several months. The CyberLab remains available for use but requires taking stairs, and therefore is not ADA-accessible. Library instruction classes that have students who are unable to use stairs may make appointments for those students to have a private session with a librarian. Access to the CyberLab is now through the doors halfway along the G-wing hallway, near Instructional Support Services. Signs are posted by the appropriate doors to point the way.
Cincinnati State students, faculty and staff can get steep discounts to one of the most popular exhibits to hit the Museum Center in a long time.
Show your college ID and receive $4 off admission to Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt now through Sept. 5, 2011.
This offer is available online (plus ticket service fees) through www.cincymuseum.org/cleopatra. Click on “Buy Tickets Now’” and enter the promo code UNIVID when prompted, or purchase tickets at the Museum Center box office with a valid college ID and this flyer (discount code - CleoUnivid$4).
As ever in life, certain restrictions apply:
- Good for up to 4 tickets with flyer and valid college ID
- Valid college ID and flyer required to pick up tickets at will call
- No other discounts or coupons apply
Due to construction activities, access to the loading dock behind B Wind by college staff and vehicles for small deliveries will not be available today (Friday, April 1).
Also because of construction, the fireloop (fire hydrants) on the east side of campus will be shut down until the morning of Wednesday, March 30. This will not affect water usage inside the buildings.
Those involved in making purchases for the College should be aware of Ohio’s “Biobased Law,’’ also known as Ohio Revised Code: Section 123:5-1-13, the biobased products bid preference policy. It says:
- (A) The Department of Administrative Services, other state agencies and state institutions of higher education must procure biobased products that fall within the designated item categories list compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture, as maintained by the Department of Administrative Services. State agencies must procure equipment ,materials, and supplies in accordance with procedures set forth in section 123:5-1-14. In addition, each institution of higher education must report their biobased expenditures to the Chancellor Ohio Board of Regents every September.
- (B) Requests for proposal and invitations to bid will contain a statement that biobased products may be considered and that a preference may be applied for those biobased products meeting the specifications set forth in the bidding document.
- (C) The minimum content for the anticipated biobased purchase shall be derived from the United States Department of Agriculture’s determination of minimum content for the designated item.
Following is the link to the Federal government biobased approved product catalog.
Note: If your department has purchased biobased products not found within the Federal government catalog, please forward the purchase order number and description of the biobased item ordered to purchasing.
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 House/Bruckmann Faculty Excellence nominees:
A reception in their honor will be held April 4, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Conference Center (Rooms 344-346).
The date for this year’s commencement will be Thursday, June 23, 2011, beginning at 7 p.m. and it will be in a new location: The Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom. Additional details will be forthcoming.
A new date has been set for the inauguration of Dr. Owens as president of Cincinnati State: September 23. The schedule calls for the ceremony to begin at 1 p.m. at the College, followed by a reception. A Scholarship Dinner/ Dance is planned for 7 p.m. at Music Hall, preceded by a VIP reception there at 6 p.m.
May 15 is the deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus. Attached is a nomination form. If you have any questions, contact the Alumni Office at x1236.
Denny Baker and Company will make a return visit to Cincinnati State on Friday, April 1 (and this is no April Fool’s joke) at noon in the ATLC First Floor Lounge. Denny is a comedian and ventriloquist – and audience members often find themselves participating in the show. So join Student Activities on Friday for fun, and you will soon be trying to determine who is real and who is not.
The Cincinnati State Green Tones Choir will present a program at Scarlet Oaks Retirement Center on Sunday April 3 at 3:30 PM. The program will include Irving Berlin hits, such as “Easter Parade,” “Memory” from the musical Cats, and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Saint-Saens. Guests are welcome to attend the concert. The complete program is available on the choir web page, www.cincinnatistate.edu/choir.
Cincinnati State will host what promises to be an intriguing segment next month in its “Crucial Conversations” series: a program titled “Strangers No More – How Men View Women, What Women Think About Men.’’
The event will begin at 1 p.m. April 20 in the ATLC Auditorium. Sponsors include the Black Male Initiative, Chi Alpha Cincy 4, Phi Theta Kappa and the Rainbow Alliance.
Training from Instructional Support Technologies for the week of April 4-8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5
10 am-12 noon
New Employee Technology Training
Blackboard: Communication Tools
Wednesday, April 6
Blackboard 101: Navigating Bb and Setting Up Your First Course
Thursday, April 7
Blackboard Open Lab
Friday, April 8
9 am-12 noon
Blackboard 101: Navigating Bb and Setting Up Your First Course
Blackboard sessions are taught by Dr. Jon P. McKamey, Instructional Designer. New Employment Technology Training and Elluminate sessions are taught by Paula Harnist, Applications Specialist.
To view a complete description of each session and to register for any of these sessions, visit the Professional Development Website at http://teams.cincinnatistate.edu/prodev. If you are visiting the Website from off campus, you may need to sign in with your Cincinnati State user name and password. If prompted for a domain name, type cincinnatistate in that field. You can register for a session on the Professional Development Website after you choose the session date from the event list. Click on "Register for Event" in the upper left corner of the page, scroll down and enter your information, then click on "Save Registration" at the bottom of the page.
Any problems with user names or passwords should be directed to the ITS Helpdesk. When on campus, dial ext. 1234 from any campus telephone. From off campus, call 513-569-1234.