Daily News: 11/18/11
Friday, November 18, 2011
Lunch opportunities are available at The Summit
Men’s basketball team takes on Wright Pat tonight at home
Bakery Hill will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22
Training from Instructional Support Technologies for Nov. 21-22
Cincinnati State, Sinclair will present at Philadelphia conference
Cincinnati State adjunct instructor helps preserve King Records legacy
Classroom technology at the College
Join the conversation about Social Media for Educators
Co-op Coordinator Presents at Conference
Adjunct instructor publishes book
Cincinnati State FIRST Lego League Tournament seeks volunteers
Logo wear is available online
Be part of a Cincinnati State tradition
Quality Matters Workshop for faculty is Dec. 5
November, December events from Student Activities
Limited reservations available are available for lunches in the Summit during the student dining classes for the late fall term. If you are interested in reservations for any of the following dates please email Paula Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email to confirm your reservation.
December 20, 21 and 22 – 11:30 ONLY
January 3, 4,and 5 – 11:30 and 11:45
January 11 and 12 – 11:30 and 11:45
January 18 and 19 – 11:30 and 11:45
The undefeated men’s basketball team plays a team from Wright Patterson Air Force Base here at Cincinnati State tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Surge is ranked 18th in the current NJCAA national poll. Tickets to tonight’s game are free to anyone with a valid Surge ID.
The Lady Surge also play tonight, on the road in Harrisburg, Ill. Against Southeastern Illinois Community College. The women, also undefeated, will play again Saturday in Ina, Ill., against Rend Lake Community College.
Bakery Hill will be closing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 22. We will re-open on Monday Nov. 28 at 7:30 a.m.. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving !
MON 11/21/2011 1-3 pm Blackboard Collaborate 11
TUES 11/22/2011 10 am-12 noon MS Outlook 2010: Email and Calendar
TUES 11/22/2011 2-4 pm Windows 7: File Management
Blackboard Collaborate 11 is taught by Jean Wisuri, Director of Distance Learning. Microsoft Outlook and Windows 7 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.
Former Cincinnati State men's soccer player Ashton Bennett scored the game winning goal last night for Coastal Carolina in the NCAA Division I National Tournament. Coastal Carolina beat Elon 4-3. Coastal Carolina will now play #1 North Carolina Tarheels this Sunday Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.
Ashton finished the regular season for Coastal Carolina University as the leading goal scorer and points leader in the country! This is nothing new to Ashton. When Ashton was at Cincinnati State, he was one of the top goal scorers and points leaders in the country for NJCAA. Mike Combs, Cincinnati State Men's Soccer Coach
The League of Innovations has invited Jim Kleemeier, WDC Project Manager, and Brenda Latanza, Project Manager, Sinclair Community College, to present at their Annual Innovations 2012 Conference in Philadelphia in March, 2012. The presentation will showcase the successful collaborative partnership of Cincinnati State and Sinclair Community College in leveraging the U.S. Department of Labor Bioscience Grant Program.
Innovations 2012 is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning, and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience. The conference provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and community college professionals, and allows opportunities for colleagues to showcase their model programs, share lessons learned, and look to the future by experiencing a wide array of new ideas through the Conference Streams:
• Learning and Teaching
• Leadership and Organization
• Workforce Preparation and Development
• Student Services and Activities
• Basic Skills and Developmental Education
• Resource Development and Foundation Management
• Research, Assessment, and Accountability
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Open Educational Resources
The annual Innovations Conference regularly attracts a diverse group of community college educators, administrators, and staff from around the world.
Please join me in congratulating Mike Jones for his active role in preserving the musical and cultural heritage of King Records. Mike will serve as the on-site instructor for the world debut of the Rock Hall of Fame King Records Class, hosted by CET on Friday, Nov. 18. Even though Mike retired two years ago, he continues to teach music and communications courses for us. A new class that he is offering this term as a special topics course is a Survey of Rock and Roll class. Let us thank Mike for his continuing contributions to the community and to Cincinnati State.
Former Cincinnati State development director Elliott Ruther has also been active in efforts to promote and preserve the King Records legacy.
Here’s a link to a recent Cincinnati Enquirer story about the project: http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111115/NEWS01/111160321/King-Records-story-told-high-tech-fashion?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|communities|s
And here’s a link to a press release describing it and other activities involving King Records: resolveuid/50da732335a488d20af0c46ee6eadccd
Dr. Rayma Smith
Are you curious about what is happening with classroom technology at the College? If so, you can read minutes from the monthly Academic Technology Committee meetings, which are posted in the public folders on Outlook. For more information about this committee, and to see instructions for accessing the public folders, go to: http://webapps.cincinnatistate.edu/ist/resources/ATC/ATC.htm
If you have issues that you would like the Academic Technology Committee to discuss, please contact the committee chair, Josh Haldeman at email@example.com or 569-1769.
Join us at the Social Media for Educators Community Collaboration Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 at Princeton High School. We invite you – educators, business representatives and students – to join in the discussion of integrating social media tools into the classroom, and to share concerns that inhibit its use. As a means to ultimately enhancing student achievement, the discussion will focus on social media teaching practices and methodologies at all levels, K-12 through college.
This event is sponsored by The Institute for Social Media at Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center and hosted by Princeton High School.
For more information: http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/online/faculty-resources/distance-learning-events
To register, please visit: http://socialmediabreakfast2011.eventbrite.com/?ref=enivtefor&invite=MTM4NTk2Mi9iZGVsYWdlQDFhcmxpbmd0b24uY29tLzA%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal&utm_term=attend
Last month, Kelly Harper, co-op coordinator in BTD, presented at the Midwest Cooperative Education and Internship Association (MCEIA) Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Her sessions were “MCEIA-Incorporate a New Presentation Style” and “Celebrating MCEIA Traditions Panel – 36th Anniversary.” Kelly has been involved with MCEIA since 2001 and has held various positions with the organization including conference chair, president and board member. For more information about MCEIA visit www.mceia.org.
An adjunct faculty member at Cincinnati State, Paul Komarek, is the co-author of a newly-published book, “Defying Mental Illness,” which is designed to bring the techniques of mental illness recovery to general audiences. Paul, who this term is teaching Planning and Developing Proposals, is a graduate of American University's School of International Service and Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law. He served on the Hamilton County SAMI Initiative, a multisystem effort to develop an integrated system of treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and addiction disorders. In 2010-2011 he led a public private planning initiative aimed at creating a system of volunteer-delivered mediation and restorative justice programs to divert misdemeanor cases from court. He serves on the Board of Directors of West End Health Center and Winton Hills Opportunity Connection.
For more information about the book and its authors, please follow this link.
A mandatory meeting for any student scheduled to take HFT 4179 (Personal Fitness Trainer practicum) during Winter Term 2012 is scheduled. Please advise students to attend one of the following options:
Monday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. in Room 345 HPB or Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. in Room 345 HPB.
Questions can be directed to Mindy Piles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 569-5713.
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.
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 Nov. 21 without any penalty!
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 email@example.com or 5768.
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.