Daily News: 11/14/11
Monday, November 14, 2011
Water will be shut off temporarily in HPB today
Cincinnati State involved in “Accounting for Kids” event
Pastry students raise the bar during testing program
Training from Instructional Support Technologies for Nov. 14-18
Lady Surge improve to 4-0 on the year with weekend victories
Veterans Day and the Jonnie Mae Berry Library
Early Fall Term grades are now available on the web
Cincinnati State FIRST Lego League Tournament seeks volunteers
President Owens' speaking schedule
Instructional Support Technologies office has a new home
Logo wear is available online
Volunteers needed for High School Computer Camp at Cincinnati State
Bakery Hill closed for Term Break
It's not too late to register for Late Fall Term
2011 Early Fall Term demographic information chart is available
December course applies social media marketing tools
Be part of a Cincinnati State tradition
Scholarship Dinner scheduled for November 16
Thanksgiving meal for students, faculty and staff is Nov. 17
Financial Aid Literacy Workshops scheduled Nov. 17
Quality Matters Workshop for faculty is Dec. 5
November, December events from Student Activities
Today, November 14, between 12 and 1:00 there will be no water in the HPB . Sorry for the inconvenience.
Yvonne Baker, Johnna Bradley, Stani Kantcheva along with 17students from the Business Technologies Division participated in Accounting For Kids Day Wednesday, Nov. 9. This statewide event introduces financial literacy concepts to children in a fun and interactive manner using a stock market game. Student volunteers included: Jennifer Bach, Nicole Berger, Britney Couch, Will Estes, Alisha Gillenwater, Jonathan Gingrich, Lora Hamilton, Pamela Hausgen, Dexter Hoelle, Jeff Hyle, Anita Jenkins, Christen Johnson, Bruce Pfaffinger, Jessica Schadler, Elli Smith, Brian Spahr, and Jamie Unkle.
Fellow educators: As a result of the practical test that was held here at the Midwest Culinary Institute on Saturday, Nov. 12, I would like to commend the instructors and pastry chefs who have taught the graduates their pastry skills. The following students scored the highest scores in the Institute's history of practical testing and pastry arts program. Robert Passero, Erica Johnson, and Erica Ward successfully completed their certification at the level of Certified Pastry Culinarian.
Robert scored 98% out of a possible 100 making him the highest scoring graduate at the Institute. Erica Ward scored 95% making her the second-highest scoring graduate at the Institute. Erica Johnson scored 89.9% making her the fifth highest scoring graduate at the Institute.
I must commend Chef Myatt and Chef Lasorella and all the adjunct faculty who have made our pastry arts program a stunning example of academic excellence and technical achievement. I must also commend Chef Jason Campbell, a recent graduate, for passing his certified chef de cuisine exam at his first attempt.
Visiting evaluators training. The examination was also was an opportunity for chefs from Indianapolis, Columbus, West Virginia and Kentucky to be part of the evaluation process. The Midwest Culinary Institute has become the leading training center for evaluators in the practical testing system of the American Culinary Federation's National Certification Commission's program.
When you see Jim and Betsy please congratulate them for making a stunning impact in our industry by producing fine graduates like these. And please do the same for fellow graduate Alan Neace CEC AAC for his coaching and mentoring of Jason’s career progression.
John Kinsella CMC AAC WGMC PhD
ACF National Past President
TUES 11/15/2011 2-4 pm New Employee Technology Orientation
WED 11/16/2011 10 am-12pm Blackboard Collaborate 11
WED 11/16/2011 2-4 pm Blackboard Open Lab
THURS 11/17/2011 1-4 pm Blackboard 101: Navigating Bb and Setting Up Your First Course
Blackboard sessions are taught by Dr. Jon P. McKamey, Instructional Designer. Blackboard Collaborate 11 is taught by Jean Wisuri, Director of Distance Learning. New Employee Technology Orientation sessions are taught by Paula Harnist, Applications Specialist. NOTE: Blackboard Open Labs are designed for faculty who need to stop in to seek assistance on a specific Blackboard issue. Time will not be spent covering an entire tool or application in Blackboard.
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.
NOV, 12. 2011 - The Lady Surge won 85 to 60 over NJCAA D-I school Rend Lake Community College Saturday to improve to 4-0 on the season. Sophomore Brittiney Latimer (Xenia) led all scorers for the second game in a row with 19 points. Taylor Frazier (Middletown) recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to go along with 4 blocks on the day. Freshman Alexis Fitzpatrick (Colerain) and sophomore Dominque Fischer (Flint, Mich.) each record 7 steals in the win. Fischer also scored 16 points. Kara McLemore (Trotwood - Madison) chipped in with 11 points. Cincinnati State will return to action on the road against Rio Grande this evening (Monday, Nov. 14).
On Friday, the Lady Surge defeated Lincoln Trail 93 to 52. Brittiney Latimer scored 16 points to lead all scorers along with 10 rebounds. Taylor Frazier grabbed 12 rebounds to go along with 15 points. Kara McLemore and Alexis Fitzpatrick each scored 14 points. McLemore and Latimer also each recorded 6 steals on the evening.
The Jonnie Mae Berry Library has a terrific collection of materials devoted to serving the needs of veterans and documenting the contributions of America’s military. Please see the “Library Lasagna” link in the left-hand column of today’s Daily News, or visit http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/about-cs/news/daily-news-files/files/veterans-day-november-11-the-jonnie-mae-berry-library to see a list of some of these resources.
Early Fall Term 2011 grades are now posted. Students can view their grades on the mySERVICES website.
FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a robotics competition geared toward middle school-aged students. Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Cincinnati State will be hosting a regional qualifying tournament for FLL on Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and we need approximately 50 volunteers to help support our efforts! You can be a judge or referee for this event, which requires training taking place at iSpace in Sharonville on Nov. 15 (address below), or you can just come on Dec. 3 and help direct traffic, hand out information, cheer on the kids, and generally have a great time! Besides the obvious benefits of being involved and feeling great about helping kids realize their potential, we will also be providing all in attendance with:
• A SNAZZY T-shirt! (maroon button-collar polos for judges, zebra shirts for the refs, and FLL logo t-shirts for event volunteers)
• FREE FOOD for all volunteers! (breakfast and lunch)
• FREE Parking! (in the Central Parkway garage)
• FREE Legos!! (When the competition is over, those who stick around to help us tear down get first dibs on our competition Lego kits!)
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Abigail Yee at 1741 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Haldeman at 1769 or email@example.com and we will provide you with the information you need! Thanks for your time and consideration. Abbey & Josh.
President Owens maintains a full speaking schedule representing the college before internal and external organizations. Among the engagements on his calendar for the remainder of the month:
• Friday, Nov. 11, Kenwood Women’s Club
• Saturday, Nov. 12, Phi Theta Kappa at Cincinnati State
• Wednesday, Nov. 16, Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner, Cincinnati State
• Saturday, Nov. 19, Men of Honor Event
IST (Instructional Support Technologies) has moved. The office is now located in Main 347, near the Conference Center and temporary HelpDesk area. The office phone number remains 569-1693.
In other IST news:
The Instructional Support Technologies Training Schedule for the 2011 Late Fall Term is now posted and we are ready to accept registrations for all sessions. You can view the schedule of events by going to the Professional Development site at http://teams.cincinnatistate.edu/prodev Click on Events to see the entire schedule. This is also the site for registering for any of the sessions. If you access this site from off campus, you may need to log in with your user name and password.
The full schedule in PDF format is also attached. We look forward to working with the College community this term!
The online store is now available for ordering Cincinnati State logo wear. Please remember that you cannot use your P-cards for personal orders. Here’s the address: http://www.promoxml.com/eStore/APC-TJJ/2897
If they have any questions please contact Morgan Owens at 4774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the first or second week in January the BDPA Cincinnati Chapter will continue our Computer and Technology training for high school students. BDPA is a national organized designed to encourage minorities to consider and pursue careers in the computer industry. The High School Computer Camp that the local chapter offers at Cincinnati State is designed to introduce students to computer technology and additionally prepare them for regional and national competition. We have conducted this training continuously for more than 10 years. This training has a beginning component, an intermediate component and an advanced component.
I am enlisting your aid as instructor, lab assistant and student supervisor for this year's sessions. There is much too much content to give you the right view of the program in email, so I'm scheduling two 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. sessions on Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 to familiarize instructors and supporters with the program and a final session on December 10 to schedule and make teaching assignments for next year's program. The following link provides a view of the introductory course: http://www.bdpa-camp.org/coursedetails.aspx
The intermediate course prepares students for the Midwest Regional Computer Competition and The BDPA National High School Computer Competition. The first 5 teams at the national level will win scholarships and prizes. There will be 25 - 30 teams competing at the national level.
This is of course a challenging undertaking, however, it is designed to be challenging – for students and challenging for their instructors. I also have to say that it's fun, exciting and rewarding to see young people learn and grow into successful adults. You will encounter some very exceptional students in this program.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you are able to help with this project. Thank you. Frank Hill.
Bakery Hill is closed during the term break. It will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 am.
Students have been informed that if they plan to attend classes during Late Fall Term and have not registered yet, or need to register for more classes, it’s not too late!
Because of the unusual circumstances, the $100 late registration fee will not be charged if to those who register by the last day of registration. If students have not registered, they can still do so up to November 21 without any penalty!
Beginning Nov. 8 stairwell C in the ATLC building will be closed for renovation. The stairwell will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Another project slated during the term break is the installation of new carpet in HPB 06. The lecture room will be ready for the Late Fall Term.
The 2011 Early Fall Term demographic information chart has been released. Here’s a link.
Faculty and staff as well as friends and business associates wishing to develop social media marketing skills and best practices may be interested in the upcoming course offered in December. “Marketing for Social Media Certification” is offered:
- December 1, 8, 15 (Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Social Media has forever changed the way customers, suppliers and employees conduct business. Success in social media marketing is more than creating a Facebook page or LinkedIn and Twitter account. Success comes from linking social media back to real business objectives and delivering solid results. During three days of practical instruction utilizing hands on application, demonstrations, case studies and best practices, participants will learn how to apply social media marketing techniques to build and execute a successful social media marketing plan.
Topics include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and user –generated content. Guide books, action planners, check lists and quick-start guides are included.
The instructor is Krista Neher, CEO of Boot Camp Digital.
The course fee is $1,295. For more information please see http://www.workforcecincinnati.com/training-and-career-development/social-media/marketing-for-social-media
The 2011-12 school year marks the 27th year of academic competitions for the Greater Cincinnati Academic League and the 19th year for the Cincinnati Academic League. The weekly and tournament competitions of the GCAL and CAL have brought thousands of students to Cincinnati State. You can be a part of this tradition by volunteering to be a Question Reader for our Monday and Tuesday leagues. Competitions on both days begin after 4 p.m. and your time commitment is roughly one hour per week. Readers need no previous experience to volunteer. If interested, please contact Ryan Shadle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 5768.
The annual Scholarship Dinner will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center.
Student Activities will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon next Thursday, November 17, beginning at 11:30am (while it lasts) in the ATLC Cafeteria. Turkey sandwiches and pumpkin pie will be available for our evening students beginning at 5 p.m. (again, while they last) in the ATLC First Floor Student Lounge. This event is free to all current students with a SurgeCard. Staff and faculty tickets are $5.00. We would like to ask that you bring a canned food item to be donated.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is holding monthly financial aid literacy workshops to communicate complex financial information to students in an effort to assist them in understanding the financial aid process in an easy style format. Focus will be placed on understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress, completing the FASFA application in a timely manner, debt management tools, emphasis on scholarship search as well as other resources to support student success. The next workshops will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in ATLC 101 (this is a onetime only room change) and at 5:30 p.m. in the SSRC. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend.
This workshop will explore the Quality Matters Project and Processes and will prepare you to be part of an initiative that positively impacts the design of online/blended courses and ultimately, student learning and success. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at U.C. Clermont College. It is free for faculty members teaching at an institution that is a member of the Ohio QM Consortium. Visit the Distance Education Events page for more information: http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/online/faculty-resources/distance-learning-events
Mark your Calendar for upcoming events in November and December
Tuesday, Nov. 17:
11:30a.m. and 5 p.m. for evening students, Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner, ATLC Cafeteria. Free to current students with SurgeCard.
Thursday, Dec. 1:
Second Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, ATLC First Floor Lounge, performance by the Greentones. Free cookies and cider and a visit by the man in red.
Saturday, Dec. 3:
10 a.m. – Noon, Cookies with Santa, ATLC Cafeteria (must have ticket to attend). Activities include balloons by Goldie the Elf, face painting, Cookies, pictures with Santa and holiday crafts. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $2.00 per child (limit 4 per student, faculty or staff) and available in Student Activities, ATLC 204.