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August 22, 2017

Clark State Receives Precision Agriculture Research Grant

Clark State Community College has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education in order to advance collaborative research. The funds will be used for sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Precision Agriculture program.

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August 21, 2017

Clark State Baseball Team to Host Golf Scramble

The Clark State Community College Eagles baseball team will host a golf scramble on Saturday, September 16 at Locust Hills Golf Club in Springfield. Clark State Director of Athletics and Student Life Justin McCulla said the funds raised from the golf scramble will be used towards field updates, facility rentals, equipment upgrades, new uniforms and the spring trip to Tennessee to play Division I NJCAA teams.

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August 16, 2017

Clark State Partners with Local Businesses to Offer Manufacturing Conference

Clark State Community College will host the Greater Dayton Additive Manufacturing Leadership Conference on Thursday, August 24. During the conference, attendees will learn from and network with business and manufacturing leaders from multiple industries sharing emerging additive manufacturing trends and best practices.

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August 15, 2017

Clark State Announces Summer Semester 2017 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2017 Summer Semester Dean's List. Thirteen (13) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and two hundred ninety-two (292) part-time students (those taking 6-11 credit hours) earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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August 11, 2017

Clark State’s Toles Honored with ACCT Award

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has selected Mellanie Toles of Clark State Community College to receive the Central Region Professional Board Staff Member Award. Toles has been with Clark State for 19 years serving as assistant to the president.

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August 10, 2017

Clark State Convocation to Feature COPE Program with Think Tank of Springfield

Clark State Community College will hold a special Convocation event: “In Their Shoes” on Monday, August 14. Convocation – an annual gathering of Clark State faculty, staff and Board of Trustees – will feature a COPE simulation. The Cost of Poverty Experience training offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in the community. Clark State will be closed for Convocation from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, August 14.

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August 09, 2017

Police Academy Cadets Graduate from Clark State

Clark State Community College held a graduation ceremony for 16 cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6 p.m. on August 2 in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. The graduates represent the second class of cadets to complete their training in the new facility located in the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield.

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July 21, 2017

Clark State to Offer Informational Sessions for Prospective Nursing Students

Clark State Community College will host informational sessions for students interested in entering the career field of nursing. Interested students can expect to learn about employment options available in the nursing profession, the design and requirements of the Clark State nursing programs, guidance for how to get started and what the application process involves.

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July 20, 2017

Engineering Innovation Program Concludes with Bridge Competition July 21

Clark State Community College will host the Engineering Innovation Bridge Competition at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 21 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. There are 19 students from five participating counties in this year’s Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program at Clark State. The students attend high schools in Clark, Champaign, Logan, Greene and Montgomery counties.

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July 14, 2017

Clark State to Hold RegFest Events, Register Students through Spring 2018

Clark State Community College will hold RegFest, a registration event for current students, on selected dates in July. RegFest offers students the opportunity to register for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 classes at one time. RegFest aims to get Clark State students engaged with success coaches, faculty advisors, fellow students and student affairs staff. Students will learn how to utilize tools for course planning and financial aid.

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July 10, 2017

Clark State President Launches New Mentoring Program for Employees

Clark State Community College will launch SOAR – Serving Our Own through Leadership and Retention – under the guidance of Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin this fall. The goal of the SOAR program is to develop and create leaders who are committed to serving Clark State as partners in student success. SOAR is a comprehensive professional development experience for full-time faculty and staff that provides self-assessment, leadership strengths building, mentoring and career development planning, thereby leading to stronger, more prepared leaders who will enhance Clark State’s focus on student success.

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June 29, 2017

Clark State Could Be First in Region to Offer Manufacturing Technology Management Bachelor’s Degree

Clark State Community College will roll out its first four-year baccalaureate degree in Manufacturing Technology Management. Once the Governor signs the bill, the proposed degree program will then have to be approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission. Clark State wants to offer the degree beginning fall semester of 2018.

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June 28, 2017

Clark State Awarded Haas Grant for CNC Certification

Clark State Community College has been awarded a $12,500 grant through the Gene Haas Foundation. The grant is available to pay student tuition for Clark State’s CNC certification through the Advanced Manufacturing program. The funds will be used to pay for scholarships for students pursuing the CNC Certificate and for training of instructors and administrative costs associated with NIMS certification.

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June 26, 2017

Clark State Performing Arts Center Announces 2017-18 Season

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will feature a unique array of top performers throughout the 2017-18 season, which kicks off October 1 with the Marshall Tucker Band. Black Violin will return for another high-energy performance. Diavolo, Julie Fowlis and Cristina Pato will also bring community outreach programs to the area. The coming 17-18 season will also feature the return of The Illusionists, three National Broadway tour performances and Prince Charming will be searching for a matching glass slipper when Cinderella attends the ball in Kuss Auditorium.

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June 23, 2017

Clark State to Offer Tuition Discounts to Military Students, Spouses

Clark State Community College will continue to honor the United States military and expand their exemplary service to military students by offering a 50 percent tuition discount to military students and a 25 percent discount to eligible spouses beginning with the fall 2017 semester.

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June 21, 2017

Clark State to Revise Tuition Rates, Increase Student Success and Safety

Following a three-year statewide freeze on tuition, the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to raise student tuition rates $10 per credit hour beginning with the Fall Semester of 2017. The tuition rate increase is contingent upon passage of House Bill 49 and final approval by Governor Kasich.

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June 19, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting June 2017

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, beginning at 5 p.m. in Shull Hall, Room 102C on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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June 08, 2017

Andy Bell Receives Maureen C. Grady Award for Special Achievement

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees member Andy Bell, was named the recipient of the Maureen C. Grady Award for Special Achievement by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.

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June 05, 2017

Clark State New Media Students Partner with Cascade to Promote Employee Safety

Clark State Community College New Media students partnered with the Cascade Corporation to produce an employee safety video as part of the New Media Capstone course.

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June 02, 2017

Seven Clark State Military Students First Inductees into SALUTE National Honor Society

Clark State Community College held an induction ceremony in April for the United States military veteran and active duty students. The students were officially inducted into the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. These students are the first group of Clark State students bestowed with this honor; three of them graduated May 6.

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June 01, 2017

Clark State Expands Precision Agriculture Program to High Schools, Adds Precision Ag Tech Degree

The Clark State Community College Precision Agriculture program will expand into local high schools beginning with a workshop for high school agriculture and STEM instructors in June.

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May 31, 2017

Clark State Students Awarded Scholarships from Honda of America

Clark State Community College students Kathy Schwartz and Cody Herron have each been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Honda of America.

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May 31, 2017

Clark State Students Honored at Annual Celebration

Clark State Community College held Student Recognition Night last month at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield.

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May 30, 2017

Spring Semester 2017 Athletic Director's Honor Roll

The Clark State Community College Athletics Department, which features five National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II programs, recently announced the 2017 Spring Semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

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May 22, 2017

Clark State Announces Spring Semester 2017 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2017 Spring Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty five (235) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and six hundred sixty one (661) part-time students (those taking 6-11 credit hours) earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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May 17, 2017

Project Jericho Celebrates the Catching Light Mural on West Main Street

Project Jericho and Clark County Solid Waste District teamed up to bring awareness to the recycling center located at 1602 West Main Street. Colorado muralist Mariah Kaminsky worked with youth in our community to not only reclaim and restore a wall, but also create a light for a neighborhood and our entire community. The community is invited to attend the celebration of the Catching Light Mural on Wednesday, May 24 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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May 16, 2017

Clark State Expanding Scholars Program to Champaign County

Clark State Community College will expand the Champion City Scholars program into Champaign County this fall. Champion City Scholars is a participatory program for middle to high school students that, if successfully completed, results in three years of tuition-free education at Clark State. Graham local schools and Urbana local schools will pilot the Champaign County Scholars program with plans to later expand into additional Champaign County districts.

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May 03, 2017

Clark State Hires Retired Air Force Colonel John Devillier as Vice President for Business Affairs

Retired Air Force Colonel John Devillier will take the helm at Clark State Community College as the new vice president for business affairs. Devillier replaces Joe Jackson who retired at the end of last year. Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin said Col. Devillier’s vision, energy, financial acumen, leadership, preparation and communication skills will provide Clark State with the necessary skill set to serve students in business operations across the Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine campuses.

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May 03, 2017

Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing Graduates Receive Pins

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for more than 70 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study at the conclusion of fall semester. The pinning ceremony for registered nursing students will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017; 73 registered nursing students will be honored at this event. The pinning ceremony for the practical nursing students was held Monday, May 1; 26 practical nursing students were honored during this ceremony.

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May 02, 2017

Clark State to Hold Commencement May 6; Graduate Numbers Increase Over 2016

Clark State Community College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. More than 600 candidates for graduation will receive their degree or certificate of completion.

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May 01, 2017

Pippin Has Been Canceled for May 2

The Broadway Tour of Pippin scheduled for May 2, 2017, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield has been canceled. Hazardous weather conditions have prevented safe travel from the show’s current location in western Kansas. Ticket holders for Pippin will receive a full refund.

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May 01, 2017

Clark State to Hold Annual Athletic Banquet, Recognize Student Athletes

Clark State Community College will hold their annual Athletic Banquet on Tuesday, May 2 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Each Clark State athletic team nominated an MVP, Most Improved, Hustle and Student Scholar. Springfield North High School alumni and two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wynette P. Carter-Smith will speak to the group of student-athletes and guests.

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April 28, 2017

Clark State Foundation Director Selected by AAWCC for 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

The American Association of Women in Community Colleges has selected Clark State Community College Foundation Director, Catherine Maher, as a member of the second 40 Under 40 class. Those selected for the second 40 Under 40 class are considered a rising star for their community college. All members of the 2017 40 Under 40 class were honored during the AAWCC National Awards Breakfast in New Orleans.

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April 27, 2017

Small Business Development Center Relocating to Clark State

Clark State Community College and the Springfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are excited to announce a new partnership between the two organizations. As a result of this collaboration, SBDC will be relocating its offices to the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield effective June 1.

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April 27, 2017

Clark State Faculty, Staff, Students to Give Back to Community on Service Day

Clark State Community College faculty, staff and students will participate in Clark County Service Day for the second year in a row on April 28. “This opportunity gives Clark State the chance to give back to the community around us. For the community, it is uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work towards a common goal.”

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April 26, 2017

Clark State’s Phi Theta Kappa to Hold Induction Ceremony

Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State Community College’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), will hold a spring induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. More than 40 students have accepted the invitation this spring to join PTK—the world’s largest honor society for two-year college students.

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April 26, 2017

Clark State Welcomes Teams from 23 Ohio Colleges for OACC Leadership Institute

Clark State Community College will host the Ohio Association of Community College’s Student Success Leadership Institute (SSLI) on Thursday, April 27 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Approximately 200 attendees are expected, representing 23 community colleges in Ohio.

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April 24, 2017

Clark State Events Focused on Hearing Impaired, LGBTQA Communities

Clark State Community College hosted two new events at the Springfield campus aimed at training faculty, staff and students to learn more about the hearing impaired and LGBTQA communities. An American Sign Language (ASL) event was held April 21. The event allowed Clark State students enrolled in ASL courses to interact with the deaf community. The Clark State Diversity Committee again partnered with Wright State University April 7 to offer faculty and staff training on supporting the LGBTQA community.

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April 20, 2017

Dr. Amit Singh Selected As One of Only 40 Nationwide for 2017-2018 Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Dr. Amit Singh, provost and senior vice president of Clark State Community College, has been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a highly-selective leadership program aimed at developing a new cadre of outstanding leaders capable of transforming student success at community colleges across the U.S.

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April 18, 2017

Chancellor Carey, State Legislators to Discuss College Credit Plus at Clark State Community College

Clark State Community College will welcome Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey, state legislators and local school administrators to campus on Wednesday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield.

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April 18, 2017

Project Jericho is Catching Light on West Main Street

Project Jericho and Clark County Solid Waste District will team up to bring awareness to the recycling center located at 1602 West Main Street. Colorado muralist Mariah Kaminsky will work with youth in our community to not only reclaim and restore a wall, but also create a light for a neighborhood and our entire community.

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April 17, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement for April 2017

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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April 13, 2017

Clark State’s Production of The Clean House Opens Tonight

The Clean House will open tonight, April 13, at the Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center. The Clark State Theatre Arts Program has been rehearsing since January for the spring production of the play by Sarah Ruhl. The Clean House will begin at 8 p.m. in the Clark State Performing Arts Center’s Turner Studio Theatre, 300 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield, April 13-15 and April 20-22 with a matinee performance on April 23 at 2 p. m.

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April 12, 2017

WGU Announces Scholarships for Clark State Community College Alumni and Staff

A scholarship program for Clark State Community College alumni and staff was just announced by Western Governors University (WGU). Students that have graduated with an associate degree or staff who are employed at Clark State Community College are now eligible to apply for the WGU Ohio Community College Scholarship.

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April 11, 2017

Clark State Will Honor Chakeres with Founder’s Award, Celebrate the Arts at Annual Gala

Clark State Community College will honor Pauline Chakeres and her late husband Michael with the prestigious Founder’s Award at this year’s Circle of Friends Gala on April 15. The Founder’s Award is in memory of Barbara and Richard Kuss. Mr. and Mrs. Chakeres founded Chakeres Theaters, the oldest independent motion picture exhibitor in Ohio and Kentucky.

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April 10, 2017

Clark State’s College for Kids Now Available to Teens, Expands to Greene County

The Clark State Community College youth program College for Kids is now College for Kids and Teens. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 have the opportunity to attend week-long summer classes that meet two to three hours each day, or week-long day camps that last six hours each day. The College for Kids and Teens program has also expanded to Greene County this year.

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April 05, 2017

Clark State Community College to Launch Online Real Estate Courses, Degree Option

Clark State Community College will begin offering real estate courses online this fall. In addition, Clark State will also offer the education requirements as a degree option for individuals who would like to sit for the Real Estate Broker licensure exam.

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March 30, 2017

Clark State Granted Case IH Tractor for Precision Agriculture Program

Clark State Community College and Farmers Equipment have partnered for the second year in an effort to enhance the Precision Agriculture program offered by the College. Farmers Equipment, located in Urbana, Ohio, has provided Clark State with a Case IH 240CVT tractor equipped with precision guidance.

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March 29, 2017

Clark State Will Host 30th Annual Health Fair on Campus

The Clark State Community College 30th annual Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in the LRC, Security National Bank Community Room 207-209 on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield.

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March 27, 2017

Clark State Welcomes New Volleyball Coach

Steve McInturff has joined Clark State Community College as the new head coach of the women’s volleyball team. McInturff grew up in Champaign County, Ohio, graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design and has coached at several local high schools including Urbana, Kenton Ridge and the former Springfield North.

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March 20, 2017

Clark State to Host Diversity Conference for Local Colleges, Community

Clark State Community College will host “Diversity Uncovered on Two-Year Campuses” on March 30 and 31 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Faculty, staff, students, administrators and community members are invited to attend the first-of-its-kind diversity conference at Clark State. Guest speaker Eric Ellis will present on both days.

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March 15, 2017

Jim Witter to Take Stage at Clark State Performing Arts Center with Songs of Taylor, King

Clark State Community College will present the Richard and Barbara Kuss Memorial Concert featuring Jim Witter at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. The Jim Witter concert is part of the annual Clark State Circle of Friends Gala in support of events at the Performing Arts Center. Witter, along with special guest Tiffany Desrosiers, will present “Fire and Rain: The Songs of James Taylor and Carole King.”

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March 15, 2017

Community Mercy Health Partners Will Bring the Real World of Healthcare into the Classroom at Clark State

President and CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners (CMHP) and Vice President of Mercy Health Matthew Caldwell will bring the real world of healthcare into the classroom at Clark State Community College on Thursday, March 16. Caldwell will present “Nursing: Caring for Our Community” to nursing students at Clark State. He will also discuss opportunities with CMHP, including the Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program (SNAP) and Accelerated Clinical Education (ACE).

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March 13, 2017

Clark State Named as Finalist for AACC Award of Excellence in Safety, Planning and Leadership

Clark State Community College has been named as one of three finalists for the 2017 American Association of Community College (AACC) Safety, Planning and Leadership Award of Excellence. The College is constantly working to improve safety and security on its campuses. Clark State had no crimes in 2015, as reported for the 2015 Jeanne Clery Annual Campus Security Report. The College strives to continue to keep crime low while training its faculty and staff to react to potential emergency situations.

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March 10, 2017

New Clark State Event Highlights Year-Round Scheduling for Students

Clark State Community College will hold a first-of-its-kind registration event for current students in March and April. RegFest will showcase how students can register for summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 classes all at one time. Students are able to learn to navigate Financial Aid Self-Service (FASS), an online interactive resource that gives students a dashboard view of their financial aid status and provides a check list and information about satisfactory academic progress.

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March 09, 2017

New Banking Option for Management Degree Announced for Fall Semester 2017

Clark State Community College will introduce a Banking program option with the start of the fall semester this year. The new program falls under the management umbrella and focuses on preparing students for a career in the banking industry. Students will have the option of an associate degree and/or two certificates. The creation of the program was community driven and is designed to prepare students to meet the demands of banking in local branches.

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March 08, 2017

Clark State, Local Philanthropist Bring Magical Math to Community

Clark State Community College will welcome Mathemagician Dr. Arthur Benjamin to the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center for two complimentary performances on Thursday, March 23. Benjamin is the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, and a professional magician who entertains with faster-than-a-calculator mental addition, multiplication and other amazing feats of the mind.

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March 06, 2017

Clark State to Implement More Student Saving with Virtual Bookstore

In a continuing effort to make college more affordable for students, the Clark State Community College bookstore will convert to online format and offer textbooks via eCampus beginning with 2017 summer semester classes. The Clark State administration was looking for a way to reduce the student cost and provide enhanced service. Clark State students will be able to ship books to their home or to the Clark State Greene Center, Leffel Lane or Ohio Hi-Point (Bellefontaine) locations.

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March 03, 2017

Clark State Enrollment Increase Expected to Continue

Clark State Community College has seen a three percent increase in enrollment over this same time last year. The College expects enrollment to continue to increase with the start of Spring B term on March 13. The Spring Semester 2017 headcount is currently 6,394. Enrollment for Spring B term will continue through next week.

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March 02, 2017

Clark State President a Featured Author in Book on Gen X Presidents

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will be a featured author in a book being released this spring. Blondin penned a chapter for “Generation X Presidents Leading Community Colleges” at the request of editor Martha Ellis. Blondin was tapped by Ellis to contribute to the book because of her successful role as a Generation X president.

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March 01, 2017

Clark State Welcomes DRMA to Advanced Manufacturing Lab for MFG Mix Event

Clark State Community College will welcome the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) to the newly renovated Advanced Manufacturing Lab on Thursday, March 9 for the MFG Mix. DRMA is a catalyst of innovation, a builder of partnerships and a champion for education to keep manufacturing in the Dayton region moving forward.

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February 27, 2017

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration with Danú at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with special guests Danú on Saturday, March 11. Danú is a leading traditional Irish ensemble. Their concerts throughout Ireland feature high-energy performances and a mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

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February 24, 2017

Ronald Gordon Named Dean of Student Support Services for Clark State

Clark County’s own Ron Gordon, officially took the helm at Clark State Community College as dean of student support services in January. Gordon began his career at Clark State in March of 2007 as a recruiter for truck driver training. He has also served as director of athletics, and director of student services at the Clark State Greene Center campus in Beavercreek.

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February 23, 2017

Bell, Killian Honored at Clark State Charter Night

Clark State Community College Board of Trustee Andy Bell was honored as a Champion of Clark State at the 55th Annual Charter Night held Tuesday, February 21. Faculty and staff were honored for their professional excellence and years of service with the College, and retired professor Dr. Lawrence Killian was honored with the Professor Emeritus Award.

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February 21, 2017

Clark State to Offer ABLE/GED Courses at Graham High School

Clark State Community College will begin offering ABLE/GED preparatory courses at Graham High School in Champaign County February 28. The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) and General Education Development (GED) courses are new to the Graham High School location.

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February 17, 2017

Clark State to Honor Faculty, Staff at 55th Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College will hold the 55th annual Charter Night on Tuesday, February 21 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6:15 p.m. Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin said Charter Night serves as a reminder to the college and the community about the founding of Clark State, celebrated through the establishment of the charter to operate as a post-secondary institution in the region.

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February 15, 2017

Clark State’s Coleman Appointed Executive Director of Ohio Communication Association

Clark State Community College Professor of Communication, Michelle Coleman, has been appointed to serve as the executive director of the Ohio Communication Association (OCA). Coleman has been teaching at Clark State since 1999 and has been active with the OCA for more than 15 years. The OCA is an organization dedicated to the development and practice of human communication theory, research and application. The personal and professional experiences of membership include educators, public relations professionals, students, communication consultants and more.

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February 10, 2017

Clark State Celebrates Court Reporting and Captioning Week

Clark State Community College will celebrate National Court Reporting & Captioning Week February 11 - 18. Clark State has teamed with local captioner Sue Terry to caption the theatrical presentation of Guys and Dolls at Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield. The event will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 18.

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February 06, 2017

Clark State and CMHP to Address Health in the Black Community at February Event

Clark State Community College and Community Mercy Health Partners will host a dinner event in honor of Black History Month at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. “Health in the Black Community” will address health-related issues with a panel of experts and replace Clark State’s annual Black History Month “Soul Food” event.

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February 03, 2017

Clark State to Host First Annual Power of the Purse Event in February

Clark State Community College will host the first annual Women’s Giving Society Power of the Purse dinner event benefitting the Clark County Dolly Parton Imagination Library on February 10 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center.

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February 02, 2017

Clark State Board of Trustees Elects New Chairperson, Vice Chairperson

The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees has elected long-time Board member Sharon Evans as chairperson for 2017. Evans served as vice chairperson for the past two years. Bradley Phillips is entering his second six-year term as a member of the Clark State Board of Trustees and will now serve as vice chairperson.

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February 01, 2017

Board of Trustees Retreat February 2

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees retreat on Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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January 31, 2017

Clark State to Commemorate Black History Month with Numerous February Celebrations

Clark State Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a February calendar full of events for students and the community. Clark State will present speakers, book reviews and documentaries that reflect the achievements of African Americans. The month will culminate with a combined dinner event with the Springfield Regional Medical Center featuring local minority physicians for a panel discussion.

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January 29, 2017

A Message from Clark State President Blondin

On Friday, January 27, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals." As you know, Clark State has a number of international students on campus, and I am concerned about the effects that this Executive Order will have on our students and their families.

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January 26, 2017

Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes a Variety of Entertainers in February

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center has a little something for everyone in the month of February. The highly-acclaimed Central State University Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 2. Rosanne Cash will make her debut at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 11. Following Cash, Rick Springfield will take the stage for the first time on Tuesday, February 14.

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January 23, 2017

Clark State’s Joe Jackson Retires After 30 Years of Service to the College

Clark State Community College treasurer and vice president for business affairs Joseph Jackson officially entered the ranks of retirement at the end of December. Jackson served at Clark State for nearly 30 years, and during his tenure, the College experienced growth in enrollment, facilities and academic and community outreach.

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January 18, 2017

The Time Jumpers to Play Clark State Performing Arts Center April 30

Multi Grammy-nominated group The Time Jumpers, featuring country music star Vince Gill, will make their debut at the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 30. The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument. The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time jamming with their sonically gifted buddies.

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January 17, 2017

Board of Trustees January 2017 Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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January 12, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon to Recognize Youth Peace Makers, Businesses

Clark State Community College and the City of Springfield will host the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on Friday, January 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. Students from 12 local schools will be recognized as Peace Makers for their abilities to resolve conflict and emerge as leaders.

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January 11, 2017

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Will Hold Auditions for The Clean House in January

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions in January for their spring production of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Auditions for The Clean House will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, in the Turner Studio Theatre at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield.

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January 10, 2017

Clark State Announces Fall Semester 2016 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2016 Fall Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty-five (235) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and six hundred forty-two (642) part-time students (those taking 6-11 credit hours) earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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January 06, 2017

Clark State Police Academy Holds January Graduation Ceremony

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6 p.m. on January 10 in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. The graduates represent the first class of cadets to complete their training in the new facility located in the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield.

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January 04, 2017

Clark State Partners With Dayton STEM-Workforce Program to Offer Scholarships

Clark State Community College has joined forces with the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program to provide scholarship and career opportunities to students. Students in manufacturing, computer IT, health and medical programs can apply for scholarships and will also have the opportunity to begin to work with industry partners in co-op and internship opportunities through the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program.

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December 14, 2016

Clark State Named as Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award in Workforce Development

Clark State Community College has been named a top ten finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Award for their success in the realm of workforce development. The Bellwether Awards recognize outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

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December 13, 2016

Felder Accepted into Elite Leadership Institute

Theresa Felder, vice president of student affairs and Greene Center operations for Clark State Community College, has been accepted into the competitive-entry Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). The ELI is part of the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment.

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December 12, 2016

Johns Hopkins STEM Programs to Return to Clark State Summer 2017

Clark State Community College is recruiting middle school and high school students from Madison, Clark, Champaign, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation and Phone & Games programs to be held in the summer of 2017. The programs are offered at no charge to students.

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December 12, 2016

Clark State to Hold Graduation for Paramedic Students

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for paramedic students on Tuesday, December 13, at the Clark State Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield. The Paramedic Certification program is offered at Clark State’s Bellefontaine and Springfield campuses and provides quality education in advanced out-of-hospital emergency care.

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December 07, 2016

Governor Kasich Reappoints Three Members of Clark State Board of Trustees

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich reappointed three members of the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees on December 5 and 6. James Doyle and Sharon Evans of Springfield, and Bradley Phillips of Beavercreek, will continue their dedicated service to Clark State through November 30, 2022.

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December 06, 2016

Clark State to Pin More Than 70 New Nursing School Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for more than 70 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study at the conclusion of fall semester. The pinning ceremony for registered nursing students will be held December 7 and the pinning ceremony for the practical nursing students will be held December 8.

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December 05, 2016

Champion of Change Scott Dawson Represents Clark State at Final D.C. Event

Scott Dawson, program coordinator of digital media at Clark State Community College, returned to Washington, D.C. to participate in a reunion of past Champions of Change. Dawson was honored by the White House with this distinction in 2011 as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative.

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December 01, 2016

Rick Springfield "Stripped Down" Tour February 14, 2017, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Rick Springfield’s hugely successful "Stripped Down" tour comes to Springfield at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. With 25 million records sold, a Grammy® Award for his No. 1 smash-hit Jessie’s Girl, and whopping 17 Top-40 hits including Don’t Talk to Strangers, An Affair of the Heart, I've Done Everything for You, Love Somebody and Human Touch, Springfield has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator.

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November 30, 2016

Clark State and Ridgewood Elementary Students Collaborate to Bring Poetry to Life

Clark State Community College graphic design students collaborated with the 5th grade students of Ridgewood School to bring poetry to life with a new program called Take Pause.

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November 28, 2016

Clark State Will Host College Credit Plus Informational Session

Clark State Community College will host a College Credit Plus (CCP) informational event for local high schools and students on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The College Credit Plus program allows students to earn college credits while in high school, all at no cost. This state-funded program covers tuition, books and fees.

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November 23, 2016

Six Clark State Faculty Receive SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) held its 21st annual luncheon on Friday, November 18, at the Dayton Art Institute. This year’s awards banquet honored six faculty members from Clark State Community College with its Faculty Excellence Award.

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November 22, 2016

Clark State Will Host Adjunct Faculty Employment Fair

Clark State Community College will host an Adjunct Faculty Employment Fair from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 30. Clark State is seeking qualified, diverse, progressive instructors to teach classes in a variety of academic areas and formats beginning Spring Semester.

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November 19, 2016

Board of Trustees Meeting November 21

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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November 17, 2016

Clark State Will Host Mobile Food Pantry for Students, Community Each Month

Clark State Community College will begin hosting the Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry on a monthly basis. Former Clark State student and Wittenberg graduate Melissa Archambeau serves as coordinator of the Mobile Food Pantry which was on Clark State’s campus for a trial-run in October. With no advertising for the event, they served 48 families, a total of 161 individuals.

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November 16, 2016

Clark State to Receive Student Completion Grant from Great Lakes

Clark State Community College has been selected to receive a second grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The first grant was awarded in 2015 and is being used to address student financial emergency situations. The second grant, in the amount of $199,643, will be used for student completion programs offered through the College.

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November 15, 2016

November 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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November 14, 2016

Clark State Trustees Attend Conference

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees will attend the Ohio Department of Higher Education 2016 Annual Trustees Conference on November 14 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio.

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November 10, 2016

Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes Back Broadway’s smash hit THE ILLUSIONISTS

Featuring world class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway’s smash hit, THE ILLUSIONISTS is back with a brand new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. THE ILLUSIONISTS – TURN OF THE CENTURY™ showcases the origins of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built and unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries.

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November 07, 2016

Clark State Will Honor Veterans, Named Top School by MAE&T

Clark State Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with various campus activities including the display of 2,000 United States flags on the Leffel Lane campus, the Greene Center campus in Beavercreek and the Bellefontaine campus. The POW/MIA flag will also be erected on the flag pole of the Leffel Lane campus.

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November 07, 2016

RENT Brings Music, Affordability to Clark State Performing Arts Center

Clark State Community College welcomes the highly acclaimed Broadway musical RENT to the Performing Arts Center for one night only as part of the show’s 20th Anniversary Tour. RENT, an original rock musical composed by Johnathan Larson, opened in 1996 and has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®.

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November 07, 2016

Clark State to Hold Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State Community College’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), will hold a fall induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 8 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. More than 30 students have accepted the invitation this fall to join PTK—the world’s largest honor society for two-year college students.

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November 03, 2016

Clark State Strives to Provide Safe Campus Environment with Additional Safety Measures

Securing a Capital Grant appropriation of $750,000 was just the first step of many in place to keep the campuses of Clark State Community College safe. The federal government requires every college to file an annual campus security report. In 2015, Clark State had no reportable crimes committed on any of their three campuses.

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October 31, 2016

Clark State Cybersecurity Program Named Center of Academic Excellence

The Cybersecurity/Information Assurance associate degree program at Clark State Community College has been named a Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year (CAE2Y) education for 2017. The CAE2Y designation is awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CyberWatch. The CAE2Y designation recognizes the quality of Clark State’s Cybersecurity/Information Assurance program.

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October 26, 2016

Clark State Welcomes 46 New Champion City Scholars

Clark State Community College will hold a luncheon on November 1 to welcome 46 new inductees of the 2016 Champion City Scholars program. This is the 13th class of students selected for the Champion City Scholars program. The Clark State Foundation offers the CCS students the option of a free college education at Clark State.

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October 25, 2016

Black Violin Unity Tour Coming to Clark State Performing Arts Center, One Night Only

Black Violin will bring their unique blend of hip-hop and the classics to the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 1. Black Violin blends hip-hop, rock, the classics and an emcee. Founding members of Black Violin, Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, play their signature instruments – Baptiste, the viola and Marcus, the violin.

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October 24, 2016

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Presents Conclusion to Angels in America

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts program will present the highly accredited Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part II – Perestroika by American playwright Tony Kushner. Angels in America, Part II will be at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, Turner Studio Theater on October 28, 29, 30, November 4, 5 and 6. Tickets are free for Clark State students with a student ID.

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October 18, 2016

Arts Alive Welcomes Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond to Springfield

Arts Alive will welcome award-winning poet and Kennedy Center teaching artist Glenis Redmond to Springfield as part of the 2016-17 Arts Alive season. While in Springfield, Redmond will conduct workshops with Project Jericho teens in the after school and juvenile detention center programs. She is also offering a master class for students in the Early Childhood Education program, along with invited Head Start teachers.

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October 17, 2016

Clark State to Host 9th Volley for the Cure to Raise Breast Cancer Funds, Awareness

Clark State Community College will host the 9th annual Volley for the Cure on Wednesday, October 26 in the gymnasium on the Leffel Lane campus. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Teams from Clark State, Bobby Fisher Distributing and The Assurant Group will participate in Volley for the Cure. All monies raised are donated to the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark County.

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October 17, 2016

October 2016 Board Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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October 12, 2016

Clark State Leads in Cybersecurity with National Conference Selectees, Grants

Clark State Community College students James Foster II and Navneel Dutt will represent Clark State at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators conference in Washington, D.C., October 26-28.

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September 29, 2016

Clark State Hosting Informational Luncheons for School Counselors

Clark State Community College hosted the first of three luncheons for junior high and high school counselors. Clark State hosts the luncheons annually as an opportunity to re-connect with counselors that have guided students to Clark State for many years.

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September 27, 2016

Blondin Receives Legislative Commendation

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin received a legislative commendation for being selected as president-elect for the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE).

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September 23, 2016

Early Childhood Education Center Changes Hands to Miami Valley Child Development Center

After more than a 20-year partnership, Clark State Community College and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center will transfer management and operation of the Early Childhood Education Center located at 1001 John Street in Springfield to the Miami Valley Child Development Center.

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September 21, 2016

Clark State Students Invited to Participate in First-Of-Its-Kind Leadership Summit

Clark State Community College will host a Student Leadership Summit on Friday, September 23. Nearly 500 student leaders have been invited to participate in the Summit which is being offered for the first time. The Student Leadership Summit will begin at 9 a.m. in the LRC building on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield.

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September 20, 2016

Clark State President Blondin Honored by Girl Scouts as Woman of Distinction

lark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin has been selected to receive the Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. This esteemed award is given annually to five women who exemplify the Girl Scout mission of living with courage, confidence and character; and making the world a better place.

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September 19, 2016

September 2016 Board Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Champaign Family YMCA at 191 Community Drive in Urbana.

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September 16, 2016

Clark State Continues Successful Efforts in Champaign County

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees will hold their September meeting at the Champaign Family YMCA in Urbana to commemorate the longstanding cooperative effort to bring education and wellness opportunities to students in Urbana and Champaign County. Clark State played a critical role in helping secure funds for the Champaign Family YMCA and is proud of its commitment to this part of its designated service area.

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September 14, 2016

Clark State Will Host Free Cybersecurity Workshop for Community

Clark State Community College will offer a free Cybersecurity Workshop at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 24 in Room 136 of the LRC building on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield. The workshop will expose ten practical ways to help protect personal computers, laptops or other electronic devices from intrusion by hackers.

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September 13, 2016

Clark State to Hold Advising Sessions for ITT Students

Clark State Community College will hold special advising sessions in September for displaced ITT Technical Institute students. Advisors will be available to work with students individually. Registration is not required.

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September 12, 2016

Kyle Hall Appointed to Clark State Board of Trustees

Urbana native and third generation business owner Kyle Hall has been appointed to the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich. Hall serves as president of the Hall Company.

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September 09, 2016

Clark State Welcomes New Student Services Coordinator to Bellefontaine Campus at Ohio Hi-Point

Clark State Community College welcomed Paige Kiley as the new student services coordinator of the northern region on Tuesday, September 6. Kiley’s office will be located at Clark State’s Bellefontaine campus at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

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September 07, 2016

Clark State’s Successful Tuition Challenge Program Continues

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved the continuation of Clark State Community College’s Tuition Challenge Program for another academic year. The program waives standard tuition rates to students who complete 12 or more credit hours in a semester, achieve a grade of C or better in each course and enroll in the successive semester for 12 or more credit hours.

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September 06, 2016

Clark State Accepting Applications from ITT Students, Providing Academic Advising

Clark State Community College will provide individual admissions and academic advising to ITT Technical Institute students and graduates in response to its announcement that it will close all of its locations.

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August 29, 2016

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Will Hold Auditions for Angels in America, Part 2

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions for Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part 2 – Perestroika, at 7 p.m., September 6 in the Turner Studio of the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield.

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