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.
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
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....
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.
Donated medical equipment ready for delivery Cincinnati State is one of our region's leading educational centers for health care professionals who are now on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
A future student considered new opportunities at the "All About Deaf Kids' Fair" in early March. Cincinnati State's Interpreter Training Program (ITP) partnered with the Deaf Institute of Cincinnati to host the *All About Deaf Kids' Fair" on Clifton Campus on Mar. 7, 2020. Over 250 visitors enjoyed games, crafts, storytelling, and other entertainment, and gained information at 30 different booths set up in the Conference Center.
Graphic Design students, alumni, and faculty celebrated at the 2020 Cincinnati ADDY Awards (from left): Abe Luckey, Zack Mullenix, Jesse Willis, Vatthana Long, Adjunct Instructor Emily Gaston, Student Best of Show winner Julia Kennedy, Program Chair Jason Caudill, and Naimah Quinae. See additional photos below.
Professor Julie McLaughlin, Department Chair for First Year Experience courses at Cincinnati State, is a 2020 recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award presented by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.