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.
During her cooperative education assignment at The Christ Hospital Clinical Laboratory, Cincinnati State Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) student Lindsay Murphy has played a key role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. In the photo above, Lindsay is performing an antibody test for COVID-19 on a patient sample, using an instrument called the Abbott Architect. Lindsay has worked 16 hours a week at the hospital lab as a co-op. She graduates at the end of Spring Semester, and then will start... read more
Nearly 60 Cincinnati State students have received loaner laptop computers this week, with assistance from Information Technology Services (ITS) staff members including David Shives and Carmine Santoro (above), who distributed computers in the rain.
On Apr. 16, 2020, Cincinnati State students enrolled for Spring and/or Summer classes were notified about the option to borrow one of the College's laptop computers, at no cost, on a first come, first serve basis. Students received notification by email and text message. Chief Information Officer Frankie Baker said about 50 students had requested computers within a few hours after the notification was released.
The April 2020 issue of Cincinnati Magazine includes a story about Cincinnati State's new Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs in Culinary & Food Science and Land Surveying. You can read the article online at https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/article/cincinnati-state-now-offers-b....
More than 70 virtual attendees used Zoom to join in the Virtual Book Release party hosted by Cincinnati State Dean of Humanities & Sciences Geoff Woolf (top row, 2nd from left) on Apr. 8, 2020. Geoff read several selections from his new poetry collection Fontaine's Golden Wheel Fortune Teller and Dream Book, published in March 2020 by Dos Madres Press. Geoff also shared some "greatest hits" from his previously-published poetry collections. To experience the reading, click on the image... read more
Eileen Lanzillotta, an academic advisor in the Health & Public Safety Division (seen above in her multi-screen remote office) has organized "unofficial" training for several other advisors since the College moved all Spring Semester 2020 services to remote delivery. According to advisor/co-op coordinator Linda Romero-Smith, "Eileen keeps us all in the loop with new information she discovers."
Many students who started Spring Semester in cooperative education assignments had their jobs interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but in some fields, even co-op jobs have shifted to remote mode. Christopher Shouse, a Graphic Design major, is continuing to work in his assignment at Sugar Creek, a manufacturer of packaged foods.
Ruth Miller, from the College's Finance Office, is busy sewing masks like those above as part of the "Sewing Soldiers of Dearborn County." The masks are donated to medical workers in need of Personal Protective Devices. Ruth said she is making about 50 masks per week. The "Sewing Soldiers" began with a single seamstress in Aurora, Indiana, and quickly grew to include many others who are assisting by sewing, taking orders, and making deliveries.