Dear Cincinnati State, My heart goes out to families and friends who are struggling with profound grief in so many ways. The killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota is another heinous example of the racial injustice African Americans have long endured, and has added fuel to a period of confusion, hurt, and hate in our world. Most of us who lived through the 1960s never imagined that in 2020 so many people would be marginalized, equity gaps would be increasing, and racist acts would be... read more
A new scholarship for students seeking an associate's degree in Interpreter Training was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting on May 26, 2020. The Mandi Lynch Memorial Scholarship was established by the Cincinnati State Foundation and the family of Amanda "Mandi" Lynch, a 2012 Cincinnati State graduate who died suddenly in April 2020. According to the family, Mandi's love of sign language started at an early age, when she saw her father, Karl, using American Sign Language to faciliate... read more
Biology Department faculty member Milene Donlin received an award from the College of Education at the University of Kentucky as a 2020 "Teacher who Made a Difference" to a UK student. Milene was nominated by Kristie Larsen, a graduate of Cincinnati State's Nursing program who is now earning a bachelor's degree in Nursing at UK. Any UK student can nominate an educator who made a difference in his or her life, no matter where the educator lives or earned their degree.
Cincinnati State students now have a "one-stop" online location to learn about a variety of emergency funds available from the College. The web page "Apply for Student Relief Funds" (https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/apply4studentrelief) outlines several forms of financial assistance for students who are facing challenges and need help with:
Cincinnati State will implement a "3-point plan" for Fall Semester, 2020, focused on safety, student success, and affordability. Some Fall courses will continue to be offered through high-quality remote (online) learning, using WEB (asynchronous online course) or "Live Web" format. Live Web courses meet at scheduled days and times, but all course activities are conducted via a video conferencing tool such as Blackboard Collaborate. Selected lab and skills courses (or portions of courses)... read more
Cincinnati State Associate of Arts student Na'Tori Longshore (above) spent her Spring Semester co-op assignment at Procter & Gamble in the I-NATO department (International North American Transportation Organization). In her Daily Operations work, Na'Tori helped to make sure critically-needed P&G products were moved on time and safely to their destination. Co-op Coordinator Jayne Dressing reported that Na'Tori described her greatest challenges on the job as learning new things online... read more
Cincinnati State Associate of Arts students Harrison Perin (above) and De'Lena Evans (below) changed their coursework to virtual mode in Spring Semester, but both continued to provide essential in-person work at their co-op positions in the community.
Dawn Caudill (upper left in screen shot above), program chair for Cincinnati State's Interpreter Training associate's degree program (ITP), was the on-screen interpreter for a story on Channel 9 (WCPO-TV) about Marla Berkowitz, the sign language interpreter for daily news conferences held by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. The Channel 9 story was broadcast on May 7, 2020, during the 6 p.m. news. Dawn is seen interpreting throughout the story, and she also voices the interview WCPO reporter Courtney... read more
The 2020 Environmental "Earth Jam" event at Cincinnati State had to be canceled this year, but students in Environmental Engineering Technologies classes found numerous ways to celebrate Earth Day on Apr. 26, 2020, from their home locations. Some of the student activities and projects that were reported to the Environmental faculty included:
The Cincinnati State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) prepared and shared a video motivational message for students as they entered the final week of Spring Semester.