Daily News: 03/11/11
Friday, March 11, 2011
Registrar’s Office announces registration enhancements
Semester Transition Update video available
Volunteers needed for DMS classes
Inauguration ceremonies moved from May to September
Semester Transition status update
People get ready: ITS will replace more than 400 PCs this month
LifeSteps Group weight management program offered for winter term
Summit Restaurant, Hoperatives to host beer dinner on March 17
Aunt Flora of “House of Soul” and “Oprah” fame to visit Cincinnati State on March 21
Alumni Association to sponsor March Madness event
Schedule set for eAdvising training sessions in March
Art Show scheduled for May 24
Dr. Owens asks the entire Cincinnati State community to join him at 3:15 this afternoon to give the Lady Surge basketball team a warm sendoff as they depart for the NJCAA National Tournament.
The Lady Surge are the #10 Seed in the upcoming NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship next week, March 15-19, at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.
The Cincinnati State Spanish Club will have dinner at La Piñata Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. All students, faculty, and staff – along with family and friends of Cincinnati State – are invited to attend. Join in the fun, speak a little Spanish (or not!), enjoy delicious Mexican food, participate in door prizes and a raffle to win your meal!
La Piñata is located at 3659 Stone Creek, in Colerain Township. If you plan to attend, or if you have additional questions, please contact Rosa-María Moreno at (513) 569-1446, or email email@example.com by Wednesday, March 16.
Cincinnati State’s Interpreter Training Program will hold its Seventh Annual Silent Auction from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 11 in the Conference Center.
Please join the ITP staff, students, Deaf Club members, alumni, friends and family for a delightful – and instructive – event, featuring a Silent Auction from 7-8 p.m. and a Live Auction from 7:30-9 p.m. Deaf auctioneers (including Humanities and Science Instructor Tony Merchinsky) will conduct the Live Auction, but voice interpreters will be provided! Proceeds from the event will be used to buy equipment for the language lab.
Donations for the event are still welcome!. Unwanted Christmas gifts, gently used items, handmade items, gift certificates, gift baskets and the like are welcome at the ITP office in Room 232 Main by the end of the day today. For more information please contact Jessica Minges at extension 1829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Beatty at extension 1717 or email@example.com.
The Quality Matters training scheduled for March 18 now has reached 30 participants. The Office of Distance Learning is unable to accept any additional requests for registration. Thanks to the Cincinnati State community for supporting this important training and campus-wide initiative.
The Office of the Registrar is excited to announce some enhancements to the Registration section of MyServices for Students.
Beginning with Spring 2011 registration, students will be able to search for classes, register, add, drop, withdraw, and manage their waitlisted classes using a new “Class Cart” feature.
The Registrar’s office has worked with the Information Technologies department to provide students with an easier, more intuitive method to manage their registration activity.
Demonstration Sessions have been scheduled in an effort to share these new enhancements with the College community. Please join us at anytime during the open lab sessions to get a sneak peek at the new “Class Cart” functionality. Multiple demonstrations will take place during each session, so stop by for 15-20 minutes during the times below to experience the demonstration.
All sessions will take place in ATLC 401.
Friday, March 11
Monday, March 14
Tuesday, March 15
Wednesday, March 16
A video recording of Monday’s Semester Transition Update is now available for view. If you were unable to attend the presentation to the College community, you can get all of the valuable information provided by watching a video recording of the event, available here: http://vimeo.com/20810962.
Faculty and staff members who advise students are particularly encouraged to watch the video, as the presentation provides important information about advising students through the transition.
As always, please feel free to direct any questions, thoughts, or suggestions about Cincinnati State’s transition to semesters to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography students are in need of volunteers for their term scan checks. The following dates and times are available.
Obstetric Volunteers Needed
(pregnancies between 18-30 weeks)
Monday, March 21
1-2 pm and 2-3 pm
Monday, March 28
1-2 pm and 2-3 pm
Monday, April 4
1-2 pm and 2-3 pm
Echocardiography Volunteers Needed
(ultrasound of the heart)
Wednesday, March 28
1-2 pm and 2-3 pm.
Please contact Cathy Ridsdale at 569-1423 or by email at email@example.com to book your time. Thank you in advance. It is your time and willingness to be a patient for our students that allows us to create excellent ultrasound technologists of the future.
The decision was made Monday to move Dr. Owen’s inauguration ceremony and the corresponding activities from mid-May until September. The idea now will be to schedule the presidential inauguration to coincide with Cincinnati State’s fall Convocation.
Dr. Owens felt that delaying the ceremonies would give the College time to complete the MSD stormwater management project and therefore present itself to the community much better, and also allow more time to plan major scholarship fundraising events in conjunction with the inauguration.
The original schedule had anticipated a series of events related to the inauguration between May 11 and May 14. College administrators noted that postponing the inauguration will allow them to focus their energies on such events as 1 Night 12 Kitchens, which is scheduled for May 1, as well as Commencement on June 23. Dr. Owens said he did not want to compete with such events to have one for himself.
The Semester Transition Steering Committee presented an update to the College community on Monday, March 7. Topics covered include the impact of the transition on financial aid, communication to students, course and curriculum conversion, student advising, and more. If you were unable to attend the meeting you can click here to view the presentation.
One of the important topics covered was the use of eAdvisor to advise students through the transition. All faculty and staff members who advise students should attend a training session on how to use the tool specific to the semester transition. A number of training opportunities have been planned; click here for details, and the complete schedule.
As always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas about Cincinnati State’s transition to semesters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, 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.
For us to return the old PCs in the fastest possible time, we must process about 15 machines daily. The upgrade project will begin around March 16 and continue through March 31.
If you have a MPC ClientPro 375 or MPC ClientPro 385, this is what you should do to prepare for the upgrade:
- Move all the files you wish to keep to your "My Documents" folder.
- ITS staff will migrate all data in your "My Documents" folder to the new computer. Exceptions to this will be any graphic files (tif, jpeg, bmp, etc.), music files (mp3 etc.), and video files (AVI, MOV, etc.). These types of files are far too large for us to move for you, so if you have such files on your PC and wish to keep them, you must transfer them yourself to some external medium.
- Just prior to the time of your machine being upgraded, please clean the desk area around your PC so that we can easily remove it and install its replacement. If the area isn't clean enough for us to remove your old PC and place your new one, we will have to move items ourselves, which could result in considerable inconvenience for both you and ITS staff.
- You will be notified at least 2 days in advance of the day your PC will be replaced. We will pick it up the evening prior to your scheduled date between 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and return with a replacement before 10:00AM the next day.
- Click on this link and fill out the electronic form to indicate your special needs such as personal printer, scanner, or non-standard software.
List of standard applications:
Click here for a list of standard applications.
ITS staff will also transfer your Internet Explorer Favorites and your Outlook personal file folders. Beyond these items, PDA linking software, college owned and installed software and your My Documents folder, nothing from your old computer will be moved to your new one. For this reason, to avoid a lot of heartache, please make certain you've either backed up other items you wish to keep or moved them to "My Documents." Note: We cannot install personally-owned software for you. We simply don't have the time, nor can we be certain that there are no licensing issues involved.
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:
Click here for a list of classrooms/labs scheduled for upgrade.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. As we work through the project, we'll keep you informed of our progress.
Life Steps – an onsite program designed for employees looking to achieve weight loss, weight management, or weight gain goals with the support of colleagues and registered dietitian – will be offered during the 2011 Winter Term. This program consists of an educational meetings, and individual consultation with Registered Dietitian Nancy Zwick. It is offered free of charge to all faculty and staff on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Room 337 Main. No registration is required, just email Nancy Zwick at email@example.com. For additional information, please e-mail Nancy Zwick or call her at 859 380-5842.
The Summit Restaurant has a special event scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17: a beer dinner, put on in conjunction with Hoperatives, a group dedicated to the art and craft of brewing a product that once and might again put Cincinnati on the map.
Chef Sean Kagy has come up with a nice twist on the traditional beer dinner concept. Rather than courses being served in a set order, this will be a “dine-around” format with four stations staffed by culinary students, each serving a dish paired with a different beer. In addition to being served a “welcome’’ beer, guests will be able to visit each station as often as they like.
Here is the menu:
Station 1: Beer-Cheese Nachos with assorted toppings.
Station 2: Beer-braised Short Ribs with seasonal accompaniment
Station 3: Beer-braised Mussels with seasonal accompaniment
Station 4: Assorted Desserts
The event will start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40, $35 for Hoperatives members; either way it includes complimentary valet parking but not tax or gratuity. Reservations should be made by calling (513) 569-4980. (Since this is a special event, reservations cannot be made through OpenTable).
March 17 marks the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament. Rest assured, at least one working television tuned to the tournament will be set up.
One more assurance: There will be no green beer.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Student Activities will be sponsoring a tea at 1 p.m. on March 21 in the Conference Center (Main Building) featuring Cincinnati’s own Aunt Flora, the owner of Aunt Flora’s House of Soul. Aunt Flora has been chosen as one of 10 finalists to compete on “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star”. Aunt Flora has also appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, making her vegetable cobbler.
A limited number of tickets will be available free in Student Activities, so act fast. Please drop by or call (513) 569-5747 to make your reservation or to request additional information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
eAdvising training will be held on the following days:
Monday, March 14
Thursday, March 17
9 – 11 am
Tuesday, March 22
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.
One of Cincinnati State's veteran adjunct Physics instructors, Mike Barney, has been selected as the 2011 outstanding teacher by the PTA in the Finneytown School District. For more information, please click here.
Training from Instructional Support Technologies for the week of March 14-18, 2011
Monday, March 14
Expression Web: Developing Your Personal Faculty Webpage
Tuesday, March 15
10 am-12 noon
Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Journals
Wednesday, March 16
MS PowerPoint Basics
Thursday, March 17
Blackboard: Adaptive Release Tools for Content Management
Expression Web and Blackboard sessions are taught by Dr. Jon P. McKamey, Instructional Designer. File Management and MS PowerPoint sessions are taught by Paula Harnist, Applications Specialist.
Note: Expression Web Developing Your Personal Faculty Webpage is open to any full-time faculty members who have not yet developed and published their personal Webpage. Advance registration is required for this session so that your Web account can be created.
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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