Daily News: 11/30/11
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Office of Admission is hosting Latino Leadership Workshop
Cincinnati State horticulture students are giving to their community
MCI has evening Restaurant Class dining offerings
Faculty Member Earns Certificate in Financial Planning
Common Time Schedule is now posted
Adult Learners on Campus announces raffle winner
If it’s not wise to walk under a ladder, what about forgetting to return it?
New tools for campus event scheduling
Our Partner-in-Education is hosting a fundraiser
Adjunct instructors will be honored on Dec. 1
President’s update from board of trustees meeting
See the Best in eLearning at the eLearning DemoFest Webinar
Training from Instructional Support Technologies
Cincinnati State FIRST Lego League Tournament seeks volunteers
Logo wear is available online
Volunteers needed for High School Computer Camp at Cincinnati State
Quality Matters Workshop for faculty is Dec. 5
November, December events from Student Activities
The Office of Admission is hosting Cincinnati State’s first Latino Leadership Workshop this Friday, Dec. 2. Students from Withrow and Winton Woods High School will be on campus to partake in different sessions, which will discuss such topics as Self-Esteem and How to Become a Leader. Several speakers from the tri-state area will be on campus engaging students during the workshop sessions.
The students participating in the program were chosen directly by their guidance counselors. Please join the Admission Office in making our guests feel welcome.
Here is a link to an article about some pro-bono work that two of our Sustainable Horticulture students are working on: http://local.cincinnati.com/share/news/story.aspx?sid=186716
Congratulations to Mark Deacon and Heather Wiggins – and their amazing students!
Come experience The Summit on Tuesday evenings in this term, led by capstone classes in both the kitchen and dining room! Please make your reservations to enjoy a great meal at a great price. Reservations are required and are available on the following Tuesday evenings: Dec.13, Dec. 20, Jan. 3 and Jan. 10. Reservations can be made for 5:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Please e-mail your reservation to email@example.com. Include the following in your reservation request: NAME, PHONE NUMBER, DATE, NUMBER IN YOUR PARTY AND THE SPECIFIC RESERVATION TIME. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail.Payment: cash or credit card.
To help us provide a pleasant dining experience, please dress appropriately. And please, cell phone usage is not permitted in the dining room. We look forward to seeing you at The Summit!
Meg Clark, a faculty member in BTD, recently earned a Certificate of Financial Planning from Boston University. Meg’s completion of this program is her first step toward becoming a certified financial planner (CFP). Congratulations, Meg!
The Common Time Schedule for the 2011 Late Fall Term is now available. Please see the attached pdf.
Congratulations to Ms. Elayne Lowry for winning the parking pass raffle! She has been contacted and will enjoy the pass Winter Term 2012! Thanks to Ms. Mia in Financial Aid and everyone else who worked hard to make this fund raiser a success! Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday feast sponsored by ALOC and led by our president, Ms. Deborah Riley!
The Facilities Department is missing several ladders. Our ladders are labeled with stenciling on the side with “HVAC” or “Maintenance” . If someone or a department has borrowed a ladder, and has not returned it, please do so at this time. Thank you.
The campus event scheduling office has new communication tools for event scheduling and planning. A new phone line and email address has been added to improve efficiency when booking meetings and events on campus. Call us at 569-4123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space and coordinate resources for your next meeting or event. We can source meeting locations around campus in addition to reserving the Johnnie Mae Berry Library conference room, Conference Center, ATLC 211 Auditorium, ATLC 108-The Point, and ATLC 215 Lounge. Watch for future improvements to the reservation process. Campus Event Scheduling also welcomes Lois Tiernan as an event scheduler.
Evanston Academy, a CPS K-8 school, is Cincinnati State’s Partner-in-Education. Faculty and staff of Evanston Academy are requesting your support of their Media Center Fundraiser at the Joseph-Beth Bookstore. Over the past several months, more than $35,000 has been donated to this project by interested community residents.
ECE Students in Cincinnati State’s Early Literacy class 3, taught by Sandy Owen, also serve as reading tutors for third graders on Tuesday afternoons at the school. David Evans, one of our Math adjunct instructors, tutors 8th grade students on Wednesday mornings.
If you can, please stop by the bookstore on Saturday, Dec. 3 or Sunday, Dec. 4 and purchase one or more of those books that you have on your reading list. Coupons are attached. The Evanston Academy Faculty and Staff join me in thanking you for your support of this event. Rayma Smith
All employees are cordially invited to a reception to honor Cincinnati State adjunct instructors on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cincinnati State Conference Center. This will be an informal event, with a brief program. In addition, join us in congratulating Charlene McDaniel, Ohio Adjunct Instructor of the Year.
During the Nov. 22 meeting of the Board of Trustees, President Owens outlined several priorities for the months ahead. Among them:
• He said he plans to meet informally with faculty members from various divisions in an effort to maintain open lines of communication.
• He said enrollment marketing should concentrate on new programming and facilities such as Middletown; transfer degrees; and the quality and value of the education offered at Cincinnati State.
• He said talks have been held with a number of officials in Harrison in an effort to better understand how to best develop the potential of our campus there.
• He said Cincinnati State is working to become the college of choice for the Hispanic community.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Jan. 24 at noon.
Every year, dozens of DevLearn participants show off their latest and greatest development efforts at DemoFest, the largest exhibition of eLearning demos anywhere. Visit the Distance Learning Events page to register.
TUES 11/29/2011 6-8 pm MS Word 2010: Basics
WED 11/30/2011 6-8 pm MYCSTATE: Using the College Intranet
All 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.
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 email@example.com or Josh Haldeman at 1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the information you need! Thanks for your time and consideration. Abbey & Josh.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help with this project. Thank you. Frank Hill.
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
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.