Daily News: 03/23/11
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
President’s “Pick Me Up Gathering” is scheduled this week
Alumni: Join the Opening Day Parade!
Chefs with MCI connections are competing in culinary equivalent of NCAA tournament
September 23 is the date for the Presidential Inauguration
Nominations sought for 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Adult Learners on Campus sponsors Shoe Drive
Opportunities available for faculty at 2011 Higher Education Conference at NKU on April 1
Veterans Student Association will sponsor Transition Workshop today
Alumni Association to sponsor March Madness event
Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle session will be held March 24
Cincinnati State chapter of Cincinnati Business and Professional Women plans March 24 event
Schedule set for eAdvising training sessions in March
Art Show scheduled for May 24
During Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal to acquire a small parcel of property at 3647 Central Parkway, across from the ATLC, that now houses a printing operation. Dan Cayse, Vice President for Entrepreneurial Development, said the transaction is subject to a number of contingencies, including approval by the State Controlling Board. He also noted the owner of the property has indicated a desire to phase out his business at that location.
At the meeting, trustees were also introduced to Nancy (“Nan’’) Cahall, the College’s new Director of Government and Community Affairs. Her prior experience includes work on the staff of U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, U.S. Rep. (now U.S. Sen.) Rob Portman and the Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati.
President Owens also gave a brief update on the status of the Middletown project, saying the College is now gathering demographic and financial projections from independent professional firms while continuing talks with the city. Representatives of the Faculty Senate are scheduled to tour the proposed site today.
Dr. Owens also announced that Cincinnati State will launch an ArtsWave fund drive next Monday. Dr. Owens and Paul Davis will co-chair the ArtsWave fund drive.
President Owens reports that fund-raising for the College is going well, at events large and small. Following a recent speech at a Huff Realty event, for example, Dr. Owens was presented a check for $3,000. An appearance by Dr. Owens before a group associated with a Chaine des Rôtisseurs event at the College netted $3,000, and a subsequent speech before participants in the same organization generated an additional $5,000. President Owens noted that he also gave a talk to a church group that netted $100 for the college.
That’s how to build our endowment – one step, one gift, one scholarship at a time. If we all do our part, “me being the first,” as the saying goes, we’ll get there.
The College will be replacing more than 400 PCs that are more than three years old. (Actual units being replaced are the MPC ClientPro 375 and MPC ClientPro 385). This particular replacement cycle is challenging for ITS, because half are the PCs that reside on many of the first floor staff desktops which means each machine must be handled individually. The other half are PCs in classrooms which means switching out machines in the middle of a term.
The upgrade project for computers in several classrooms/labs will begin this Friday, March 25.
Please remind all students to save their data to their Z:drive, Surge SkyDrive or USB flash drive instead of the local hard drive of the computer. Once the computer is replaced, we will not be able to recover any data stored locally.
List of classrooms/labs scheduled for upgrade:
http://webapps.cincinnatistate.edu\cstate_edu\Daily News\PC Upgrade_ClassroomsLabs_March 2011.pdf
For us to return the old PCs in the fastest possible time, we must process about 20 machines daily. The upgrade project for staff/faculty computers will begin March 28 and continue through April 4.
If your current computer is a MPC ClientPro 375 or MPC ClientPro 385, this is what you should do to prepare for the upgrade:
http://webapps.cincinnatistate.edu\cstate_edu\Daily News\PC Upgrade-Faculty_Staff.pdf
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. As we work through the project, we'll keep you informed of our progress.
The President’s 2011 Winter Term “Pick Me Up” Gathering will take place Thursday, March 24 in the Employee Lounge (ATLC Bldg, Room 109). Come visit with Dr. Owens and enjoy some chili (beef and vegetarian) and refreshments.
The Shared Community Strength Council is asking also that you consider the proposition that reaching out to the wider community is more important than ever in these trying times. In this spirit, the Shared Community Council will be collecting non-perishable food and medical items to be donated to those in need. Our support this term will go to the Earthquake and Tsunami Effort through Matthew 25 Ministries. There will also be a cash jar available.
This activity takes place on Thursday, March 24 between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and again from 2 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, March 25.
Alumni / Employees: Join the Alumni Association as we celebrate Opening Day by walking in the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on March 31. To register as an Alumni Walker call the Alumni Office x1236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Chef Todd Kelly, Chef Chris Ropp CEC, and Chef Greg Skibinski CEC are competing in Columbus for the right to go on to the Chef of the Year Final Four in Dallas in July of this year. All these fine chefs have both a strong co-op and professional relationships with the Midwest Culinary Institute. So let's cheer them on and hope that one of these chefs will represent the North East Region at the national Chef of the Year competition in Dallas.
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.
The Adult Learners on Campus, (ALOC) are sponsoring a shoe drive to collect new gym shoes for orphans. Like most children in orphanages, they don’t have anything that belongs to them. Please donate a new pair of gym shoes in room 204 ATLC (next to the ATM machine) and make a difference for children in need throughout the world. Contact Sandra Dees at ext. 1740 or Deborah Riley at ext. 5717 if pick up is needed.
The 2011 Higher Education Conference is quickly approaching. Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GCCCU) and the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, the conference is being held at Northern Kentucky University on April 1, 2011. This year’s conference, “Online and Up Close,” offers faculty, administrators, and staff a full day professional-development opportunity to identify ways to use technology inside and outside of the classroom to enhance student learning, services, retention, and faculty support.
Sessions start at 8:30 a.m. and the day concludes at 3:30 p.m. Associate Dean Donna DuVall and Director of Distance Learning Jean A. Wisuri will be presenting at the conference in a session entitled Illuminate the Classroom with Elluminate Live! The Office of Distance Learning would like to sponsor four full-time faculty members who wish to attend this year’s conference.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Jean A. Wisuri at extension 1678. The first four full-time faculty to do so will be registered for the conference.
Attention Veterans: The Veterans Student Association invites you to a transition from military to college life workshop at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in Room 211 in the ATLC. The presenter will be John Wagner, a Cincinnati State counselor. Refreshments will be served.
The Cincinnati State Alumni Association will host its Fourth Annual “March Madness Scholarship Mania” event on March 24 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at The Point. Requested donations are $20 from the General Public, $15 from members of the Cincinnati State Alumni Association and from students, faculty and staff with a valid Surge card. Reservations are required and may be made through the Cincinnati State Alumni Office at (513) 569-1236 or email@example.com.
The next Lunch & Learn session will be devoted to “Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle” and will be held March 24 from noon until 1 p.m. in Room 118 Main. The featured speaker will be Cincinnati State’s own Charlee Allen (BTD).
On March 29, Judy Gissy, a licensed professional clinical counselor with Tri-Health, will discuss “Depression and Anxiety’’ during a Lunch & Learn session from noon – 1 p.m. in room 134 Main.
The Cincinnati State chapter of “Cincinnati Business and Professional Women” will be sponsoring our first annual “Female Entrepreneur’s Bazaar” at the College on March 24. Female business owners from all over the Tri-State area have been invited to sell their products to students, faculty, and staff, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the first floor on the ATLC on Thursday, March 24.
eAdvising training will be held on the following days:
Wednesday, March 23
Monday March 28
Thursday, March 31
To register please use this link: https://swebapps.cincinnatistate.edu/eforms/eform.aspx?form_id=612.
All classes will be held in the ITS training room, 401 ATLC. Call Lana Teetor at extension 1549 if you have any questions.
Student Activities will be sponsoring an Art Show for Cincinnati State students, faculty and staff on May 24. Dust off your brushes and let the creative juices flow! Paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, stained glass and the like will be accepted for either display or sale (your choice). If you need additional information or wish to participate, either call ext. 1555 or come to Student Activities in ATLC 204.
Training from Instructional Support Technologies for the week of March 21-25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23
New Employee Technology Training
Thursday, March 24
All sessions are taught by Paula Harnist, Applications Specialist.
NOTE: Dr. Jon P. McKamey will be away from campus the week of March 21-25. Please direct all calls for Blackboard issues to the ITS Helpdesk, 513-569-1234.
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.
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