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January 18, 2019

Clark State to Induct New Class of Scholars

Clark State Community College will hold an induction ceremony for the new class of students selected for the Clark State Scholars Program. The Scholars Program is a participatory program for students entering eighth grade that, if successfully completed, results in three years of tuition-free education at Clark State through the efforts of the Clark State Foundation. This year’s class includes 40 Champion City Scholars from Springfield City middle schools, 20 Champaign County Scholars from Graham and Urbana middle schools and 20 Clark County Scholars from Clark-Shawnee and Tecumseh middle schools.

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January 17, 2019

Clark State and Mercy Health to Begin Construction on Health Clinic

The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees has voted to approve a contract between Clark State and Mercy Health for a new health clinic on Clark State’s Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. Kapp Construction will begin construction on the approximately 1,750 square foot facility in February. The new health clinic will be located in the Applied Science Center and will serve as the primary medical care facility for Clark State students, faculty, staff and the community at large. It will also likely be used for student clinical experiences and internships.

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January 11, 2019

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement January 2019

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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January 10, 2019

Clark State, City of Springfield to Host 29th Annual MLK, Jr. Luncheon

Clark State Community College and the City of Springfield will host the 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on Friday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street in downtown Springfield. Marya Rutherford Long, vice president at Fifth Third Bank of Dayton and Cincinnati will be the featured guest speaker, and the City of Springfield will present a Giving Citizen of the Year Award. Springfield City Schools will honor Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Shawnee Oak Wind as outstanding youth programs. Local high school students will be presented with the Peacemaker Awards.

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January 09, 2019

Clark State Develops Indoor Walking Trails to Support Health and Wellness of Campus Community

Clark State Community College continues making strides toward a healthy community of faculty, staff and students with the addition of indoor walking trails. Clark State created indoor walking trails on the Springfield campus, complete with maps and directional footsteps. Maps marking the starting points of the indoor trails are posted at entrances in the LRC, Rhodes Hall and the Applied Science Center. Walkers will also notice footsteps at each starting point, along with coordinating numbers equating the distance of each trail. The maps for the indoor walking trails are available in Clark State’s mobile app “Clark State Connect” for easy access.

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January 08, 2019

Clark State’s Therese Filicko Appointed to AACC Faculty Advisory Council

Therese Filicko, associate professor of political science at Clark State Community College, has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Faculty Advisory Council. She was nominated by Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin and later interviewed by two members of the Council. Filicko has taught at Clark State since 2012. She has served as Faculty Senate chair and is currently chair of Ohio Faculty Senate of Community and Technical Colleges and co-chair of the Faculty Congress of Ohio.

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January 07, 2019

Clark State Xenia Location Now Open for Enrollment

Clark State Community College is open for student enrollment at its new Xenia location at the Xenia YMCA, 336 South Progress Drive. Classes will begin on Monday, January 14. Day and evening classes will be offered along with child care for those who need it. Clark State’s goal is to help develop the workforce in Greene County to fill jobs in the county and surrounding areas. Clark State will focus on health careers at the Xenia campus and will offer general transfer degrees. At full capacity, the classrooms will allow Clark State to serve approximately 300-400 students.

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January 04, 2019

Rock of Ages Will Bring Music of the ‘80s to the Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will revisit the music of the ‘80s with the Tenth Anniversary Tour of Rock of Ages at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 17. It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, Rock of Ages allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite ‘80s hits. Featuring the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake among many others.

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January 03, 2019

Clark State Police Academy Graduates Ready to Serve, Protect

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Paul Weber, commander of the Clark State Police Academy, said Clark State is sending well-trained cadets into the workforce, and he is confident they will make excellent police officers. Clark State offers four peace officer training academies each year—four-month daytime academies and six-month evening academies are each held twice a year.

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December 20, 2018

Clark State to Welcome Higher Education Expert Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to Performing Arts Center for Public Event

Clark State Community College will welcome higher education expert Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to the Performing Arts Center on January 23. She is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education and for her work on making public higher education free. Clark State President Jo Alice Blondin will facilitate a discussion on food and housing insecurities for college students beginning at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Goldrick-Rab’s formal lecture will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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December 18, 2018

Clark State Theatre Arts Program to Hold Auditions for The Lion in Winter

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts program will hold auditions for The Lion in Winter at 7 p.m., January 29 and 30 in the Turner Studio Theatre at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield. The Lion in Winter is a family drama set in 1183 at the court of Henry II and was written by James Goldman. The Lion in Winter will be directed by Scott Stoney who is a founding member and resident artist at the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton and a member Actors' Equity Association.The Lion in Winter is slated for performance at 8 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. April 7 and 14 in the Turner Studio Theatre.

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December 11, 2018

Clark State Scholars Program Continues Growth, Expands into County Schools

The Clark State Community College Foundation Scholars program expanded from the Springfield City School District into Champaign County last year with the addition of Graham Local School District and Urbana City Schools. This year, the program has expanded even further and has recruited its first class of scholars from the Clark-Shawnee Local School District and Tecumseh Local School District. The Clark State Foundation Scholars program offers three years of college at Clark State at no cost to the students upon graduation.

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December 10, 2018

Clark State Board Member Andy Bell Reappointed to National Committee

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees member Andy Bell has been reappointed to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Finance and Audit Committee for 2019. Bell has also served as chairperson of the Finance Committee for Clark State, Wittenberg University and the Global Impact STEM Academy. Bell’s involvement with Clark State began with the Foundation Board in 2000. He served for the maximum nine years, including two terms as chairperson. Because of his extraordinary service on the Foundation Board, he was appointed by the Governor to the Clark State Board of Trustees in 2006.

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December 03, 2018

Governor Reappoints Three to Clark State Board of Trustees

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich reappointed three members of the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, November 27. Mike McDorman and Peggy Noonan of Springfield and Kyle Hall of Urbana will continue their dedicated service to Clark State through November 30, 2024. Clark State’s Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the College. Trustees are appointed by the Governor of Ohio for six-year terms. Board work sessions and regular meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month.

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November 30, 2018

Clark State to Hold Pinning Ceremonies for Fall 2018 Nursing Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for 99 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study. The pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing students will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 6; 36 Practical Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. The pinning ceremony for Registered Nursing students will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, December 7; 63 Registered Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield.

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November 29, 2018

Clark State Professor Presents to State Legislature on Technology in Agriculture

Dr. Larry Everett, Clark State Community College director of Precision Agriculture and the Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture, delivered a presentation on “The Role of Technology in Agriculture and Food Systems” at the State of Ohio Legislative Services Commission (LSC) training for newly elected members of the State legislature. Everett discussed agricultural innovations in farm technology and bringing agricultural products to market.

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November 27, 2018

Clark State to Hold Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony for More Than 70 Students

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., Wednesday, November 28 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Phi Theta Kappa highlights the academic excellence of our students and provides opportunities for scholarship, fellowship and service. Alpha Nu Lambda was named a Five Star chapter in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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November 21, 2018

Clark State Students Take on Challenge, Save More Than $265,000 in Tuition

In addition to the many cost saving opportunities offered by Clark State Community College, the Tuition Challenge Program continues to successfully save students on tuition costs. Since 2015 Clark State students have saved more than $265,000 with the program that encourages positive classroom performance. The Tuition Challenge Program waives standard tuition rates for 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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November 20, 2018

Clark State and Clark County Department of Job and Family Services Partner to Bring Services Directly to Students

Clark State Community College and the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow CCDJFS to provide services to students on campus. The MOU between Clark State and CCDJFS will provide case management services to address the personal barriers students may encounter while they try to stay in school, juggle work schedules and take care of family. The CCDJFS resource navigator will be located in the newly established Office of Student Support Services in Rhodes Hall on Clark State’s Springfield campus on Leffel Lane.

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November 19, 2018

Clark State Will Continue Serving Student Needs Through New Office of Student Support

Clark State Community College will continue to provide a variety of support services and health and wellness options for students who may have concerns outside of the classroom; however, the services will now be available in the new Office of Student Support services located in Rhodes Hall on Clark State’s Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. The on-campus food pantry, school supply donations, clothes/coat closet will also be housed in the Office of Student Support. Faculty, staff and other students can help by referring students to the Office of Student Support Services.

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November 19, 2018

Clark State Criminal Justice Club Teams Up with Springfield Police to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

The Clark State Community College Criminal Justice Club has partnered with the Springfield Police Division to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to 11 families in Clark County on Wednesday, November 21. The newly established Criminal Justice Club of 30 members has been collecting non-perishable food items to accompany the meals for the last month. Meijer will be preparing the meals for Operation Thanksgiving, and they will be delivered by members of the Clark State Criminal Justice Club, the Citizens Academy of Springfield and the Springfield Police Division. Operation Thanksgiving has been serving families in the community for 27 years. This is the first year Clark State has participated.

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November 16, 2018

Lady Eagles Launch Basketball Season with New Coach, Team Goals

The Clark State Community College women’s basketball team got the 2018-19 season underway with new head coach Jay Etter. Etter has been coaching basketball for more than 27 years in the tri-state area. He has coached AAU teams to seven Ohio State championships and hosted numerous basketball camps and clinics. Etter is recognized as one of the top basketball trainers in the Dayton area. Etter said the starters this season will be Liz Weaver, Dee Barnes, Brooke Starrett, Anarra Williams and Hayley Melton with Ariyah Lewis and McKayla Lee coming off of the bench. Clementine Mesa and Courtney Ross round out the team roster.

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November 15, 2018

Clark State Announces New Manufacturing Scholarship and Sweet Advanced Manufacturing Center

The Clark State Foundation will begin offering a new scholarship opportunity to students majoring in manufacturing technologies thanks to Greg and Alicia Hupp of Springfield. The Greg and Alicia Sweet Hupp Scholarship will benefit two Clark State students annually. The scholarships will cover tuition, fees, books and other course-related materials. With the scholarship comes a possible internship opportunity with Sweet Manufacturing. In honor of this family and their longstanding commitment to the community, Clark State will recognize the advanced manufacturing laboratory as the Sweet Advanced Manufacturing Center.

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November 08, 2018

Thompson Square Will Bring Country Flare to Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will welcome the husband-and-wife country duo, Thompson Square, to the stage on Saturday, November 17. Keifer and Shawna Thompson make up the internationally known duo with two No. 1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” Thompson Square has recently released their third studio album: Masterpiece. Tickets for Thompson Square are available at ticketmaster.com. The show begins at 8 p.m.

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November 07, 2018

Clark State Approved for Second Bachelor’s Degree

Clark State Community College has received official approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for a second applied baccalaureate degree. The four-year degree in Web Design and Development is anticipated to be available to students beginning in 2020 pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The proposed Web Design and Development program will prepare students for employment as web developers, web designers, front end developers, software developers and full stack web developers.

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November 05, 2018

Clark State Welcomes New Vice President of Academic Affairs

Clark State Community College has named Dr. Tiffany Hunter as the new vice president of academic affairs. Hunter has served as dean of education and human services at Florida State College at Jacksonville for the past seven years. She has worked in higher education for 20 years and in administrative roles, in both two- and four-year institutions for ten years. Hunter will begin her new role at Clark State as vice president of academic affairs on January 15, 2019.

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November 05, 2018

Clark State to Hold Board of Trustees Retreat

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees retreat on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Greene Country Club, 920 West Dayton Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn.

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November 02, 2018

Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Activities

Clark State Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with various campus activities including the display of 2,000 United States flags at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane, the Greene Center in Beavercreek and at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine. The POW/MIA flag will be raised at the Springfield Leffel Lane campus. We are proud to honor the veterans and military in our Clark State community of students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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October 24, 2018

Clark State Receives RAPIDS Funding from Ohio Department of Higher Education

Clark State Community College has been selected to receive $93,131 as part of the RAPIDS—Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills program—from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The focus of the Western RAPIDS consortium, virtual reality in the classroom, is becoming a great tool for giving students hands-on experiences right in the classroom. Clark State will be using this technology to strengthen Clark State’s Cybersecurity/Information Assurance, Manufacturing and Physical Therapist Assistant programs. With technical programs like those offered by Clark State, hands-on experiences both in the field and in the classroom are essential, and virtual reality expands students’ opportunities like never before.

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October 23, 2018

Clark State Names Lesli Beavers as Director of Workforce and Business Solutions

Former Clark State Community College program manager for Workforce and Business Solutions – Lesli Beavers – has accepted the role of director of Workforce and Business Solutions. Beavers replaces Toni Overholser, who now serves as director of the Clark State Foundation. Beavers is responsible for maintaining the College’s strong community outreach and liaison relationships with area chambers of commerce, related civic and government organizations and individuals to help ensure community leaders and the community at-large are aware of Clark State’s presence and value to the community.

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October 22, 2018

Clark State Hosts 11th Volley for the Cure

Clark State Community College continues its health and wellness initiatives in October – breast cancer awareness month – by hosting the 11th annual Volley for the Cure. Volley for the Cure will be held on Wednesday, October 24 in the gymnasium of the Clark State Leffel Lane campus in Springfield. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to provide financial assistance to women of Clark and Champaign counties who do not have the resources necessary to ensure breast health or cope with breast cancer.

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October 19, 2018

Clark State Receives Grant from the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health Collaborative

Clark State Community College has been awarded $5,000 from the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health Collaborative Grant. The grant will benefit Clark State and community partner The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Clark, Greene and Madison Counties. The funds from the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health Collaborative will be used for educational and promotional materials, and special events on campus.

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October 16, 2018

New Clark State Location at the Xenia YMCA Offering Hard Hat Tours

It’s time to don your hard hat and get a first glimpse of Clark State Community College at the Xenia YMCA. Construction on the new Clark State Xenia location is well under way with a projected opening date of January 2019. Clark State will use 4,950 square feet of the brand new facility for classrooms, laboratories and offices. At full capacity, the classrooms would allow Clark State to serve approximately 300-400 students. The Clark State Xenia YMCA location, 336 South Progress Drive in Xenia, will offer a series of “Hard Hat” tours at 11 a.m. on October 20, November 17 and December 8.

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October 12, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement October 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 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 11, 2018

Clark State Performing Arts Center Continues Celebration with Choir of Man

Dubbed across the globe as the “Ultimate Feel Good Show,” Clark State Community College will continue to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Performing Arts Center with a 5-Star rated performance by the Choir of Man. The Choir of Man is a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines harmonies, high energy dance and live percussion with foot stomping choreography. The cast of nine talented men sing everything from pub tunes, folk songs, Broadway and classic rock. The show features music by Paul Simon, Adele, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Sia and many more; as well as jokes, skits and monologues.

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October 10, 2018

Clark State Precision Agriculture Program Named in Top 10 Nationally

The Clark State Community College Precision Agriculture program has been named in the Top 10 programs by the editors of Precision Ag magazine. Clark State has developed the region’s only for-credit degree program in precision agriculture — one that provides students not only with classroom-based learning, but with hands-on technical training at the Airpark Ohio UAS test range, located at the Springfield Municipal Airport. This state-of-the-art lab and partnerships with local farmers and businesses provide real data in real time for real results — for real world experiences that bring precision agriculture to life.

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October 08, 2018

Clark State Welcomes Outreach Coordinator for Greene County

Clark State Community College welcomed Max McConnell as the new coordinator of Greene County outreach. McConnell will engage with Greene County employers, high schools and community organizations, placing a high priority on connecting with Greene County businesses and educational leaders. McConnell will develop training programs jointly between the College and local organizations, primarily the business or agency that is contracting the training, assuring that the program will match the employment needs of the client.

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October 05, 2018

Clark State Had No Reported Crimes Per the Clery Annual Campus Security Report

Clark State Community College had no reported crimes per the 2017 Jeanne Clery Annual Campus Security Report. The federal government requires every college to file an annual campus security report. The report identifies certain crimes committed on college campuses. In 2017, Clark State had no reportable crimes committed on any of their three campuses, but Clark State continues to keep safety a top priority. Clark State maintains a three-tiered safety structure, including a safety committee, building project officers and a crisis response team.

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October 02, 2018

Clark State Foundation to Honor More than 100 Scholarship Recipients

Clark State Community College will hold Scholarship Recognition Night on Friday, October 5 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The Clark State Foundation has awarded $161,700 in scholarships so far this academic year to 129 students who will be honored at the event along with the recipients of the Trustee Scholarships, Champion City Scholars, Choose Ohio First Scholarships and Tech Prep Scholarships. The Foundation scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees and books for students at Clark State. The Clark State Foundation has more than 60 different restricted scholarships that have been established by donors and businesses in our community.

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October 01, 2018

Clark State to Host Active Shooter Exercise at Brinkman Educational Center in Downtown Springfield October 4

Clark State Community College will host an active-shooter training exercise at the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield on Thursday, October 4. As part of the exercise, simulated gun shots, an explosion and other loud noises may be heard in downtown Springfield sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The exercise is expected to conclude around 1 p.m.

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September 27, 2018

Renowned Tattoo Artist to “Walk a Mile” in Vans Shoes with Project Jericho Youth

Clark State Community College’s youth outreach program – Project Jericho – has partnered again with renowned tattoo artist Kat Marie Moya for the “A Mile in My Shoes” Vans project. A Mile in My Shoes will bring court-involved youth and juvenile court staff together to work side by side to create personal illustrations on their own pair of white Vans shoes. The “A Mile in My Shoes” Vans shoes project is a multi-layered creative outlet as the students are asked to communicate, write, design and illustrate to effectively complete the project.

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September 25, 2018

Project Jericho Chalking Up Another Festival for Budding Artists, Families

Project Jericho, Clark State Community College’s youth outreach program, will present the second annual Chalktoberfest chalk-art festival and contest on Saturday, October 6. The festival will also include the annual Project Scare-a-Crow finale: “Crows Incognito.” Adelee & Gentry will be performing live music and local food trucks will be available. The Springfield Museum of Art will lead a children’s art activity under the big tent, and Hatch Artist Studios will be open from 12 to 4 p.m. Chalktoberfest will begin at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 6 at the National Road Commons Park.

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September 19, 2018

Blondin Honored 5th Consecutive Year as BizWomen Power 50 by Dayton Business Journal

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin has been named to the 2018 BizWomen Power 50 list by the Dayton Business Journal. This marks Blondin’s fifth consecutive year as a BizWomen Power 50 honoree. Dr. Blondin’s national, regional and local service strengthens Clark State’s responsiveness to workforce and community needs. She was a featured presenter at the Women in Business Networking (WiBN) conference this month where she spoke on mentoring and was also awarded the 2018 American Association of Community College (AACC) CEO/Board Relationship Award of Excellence.

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September 17, 2018

Board of Trustees Announcement September 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 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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September 14, 2018

Field, Elliott to be Honored at Clark State Anniversary Gala

Clark State Community College will award its final Founder’s Award and its inaugural Richard O. Brinkman Award at the 25th Anniversary Circle of Friends Gala on Saturday, September 29 at an outdoor venue that will be set up near the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. Longtime Clark State supporter and advocate for education, Patrick Field, will be presented the final Founder’s Award. The Richard O. Brinkman Award will be awarded posthumously to Warren G. “Spud” Elliott, D.D.S.

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September 13, 2018

Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes Nobuntu to Springfield

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will welcome Nobuntu, an a cappella vocal ensemble of five young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to the Kuss Auditorium on Friday, October 12. Nobuntu celebrates through their songs and dance the identities of being an African woman. Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and Crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as Mbira and some dance movements.

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September 12, 2018

Clark State Now Offers Welding, Diesel Certificates at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Clark State Community College now offers welding and diesel technology classes at its location at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine. Classes for Fall B Term are currently open for registration. The programs are offered in the evenings and class sizes are small with one-on-one instruction. The Clark State Diesel Technology program is a comprehensive sequence of courses that combines theory and practical applications. In the nine-week welding course, students gain a basic technical understanding of ARC, MIG and TIG welding fundamentals, welding safety and equipment operation; get hands-on welding experience in a modern ARC complete lab setting.

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September 10, 2018

THE ILLUSIONISTS Slated to Return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center on October 10

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ will return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center for the fourth consecutive year on Wednesday, October 10 as part of its North American tour in 2018. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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September 07, 2018

Clark State Leaders to Headline 2018 Women in Business Networking Conference

The 2018 Women in Business Networking (WiBN) Leadership Conference will feature three leaders from Clark State Community College: Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin; Senior Vice President for Student Success Dr. Theresa Felder; and Clark State Foundation Director Toni Overholser. The WiBN Leadership Conference is an opportunity for diverse professional women to encourage one another’s growth and empower each other’s success. The conference agenda includes sessions and workshops with dynamic speakers who will help develop the skills and resources necessary to build relationships, expand networks and increase business opportunities through professional and personal growth.

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September 06, 2018

Clark State CDL Program Enrollment Increasing as Demand for Drivers Grows

Clark State Community College will recognize the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018. This week is set aside to honor all professional truck drivers for their work and commitment in one of the economy's most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe. Clark State has several options in the Commercial Driver’s License program.

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September 04, 2018

Clark State Partnership with Air National Guard Takes Flight

Clark State Community College has partnered with the 178th Wing to offer classes to airmen on-site at the base location in Springfield, Ohio. The partnership with Clark State will provide service members the opportunity to earn credits towards a degree from the Community College of the Air Force. The partnership between Clark State and the Springfield Air National Guard Base will commence on September 8 at 10 a.m. with a formal signing on the base. Registration will kick off at 11 a.m. for service members.

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August 30, 2018

The Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes Jersey Boys National Broadway Tour

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will bring some East Coast flare to the stage with the 25th anniversary season celebration featuring the National Broadway Tour of Jersey Boys on September 29. Jersey Boys takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. The Jersey Boys will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $43-$69 and available online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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August 29, 2018

Project Jericho Receives Continued Funding, Looks Forward to Fall Programming

Clark State Community College’s youth outreach program – Project Jericho – has been selected to receive continued funding from the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services for two years of services. Project Jericho strengthens families and equips individuals with higher self-esteem and better communication skills. The 2018 Project Scare-A-Crow theme will be "Crows Incognito" and begins in mid-September. “CHALKTOBERFEST” features the annual Project Scare-A-Crow installation and hosts a chalk art competition to be held on Saturday, October 6 at National Road Commons Park.

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August 28, 2018

Kanesha Scott Named Director of Clark State’s Scholars Program

Kanesha Scott has been named director of the Scholars program at Clark State Community College. The Scholars program encompasses the Champion City Scholars, Champaign County Scholars and the newly developed Clark County Scholars. Scott has been with Clark State since 2015 as the STEM program manager. The Scholars program identifies low-income middle school students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree. Upon their graduation, the Scholars students will be eligible for three years of college at Clark State, at no cost to the students.

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August 24, 2018

Clark State Continues Health Initiatives with Tobacco-Free Campus

All Clark State Community College campuses are officially tobacco-free. The revised policy prohibits smoking, electronic cigarettes and the use of alternative nicotine products; excluding nicotine cessation chewing gum and patches. Clark State’s tobacco-free policy became effective Friday, June 1.

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August 23, 2018

Clark State’s Turner Theatre to become Jazz Club with Featured Performance by Graham Breedlove

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will welcome jazz great Graham Breedlove to the Turner Studio Theatre on Friday, September 14. An Evening of Jazz with Graham Breedlove and Special Guest: award-winning vocalist Lucy Breedlove will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.

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August 22, 2018

Clark State Partners with Clark County Board of Elections to Ensure Voter Security

Clark State Community College will partner with the Clark County Board of Elections (BOE) to assess the technology equipment, policies and procedures prior to the upcoming Ohio general elections on November 6 this year. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly sponsored the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The program is focused on reducing vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense, while also producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.

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August 21, 2018

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Plans for 2018-19 Productions, Auditions

The 2018-19 academic year is just underway at Clark State Community College, but the Theatre Arts program is in full-swing. This year’s productions include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Lion in Winter. The fall 2018 show, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was written by renowned American playwright Tennessee Williams. The spring 2019 show, The Lion in Winter is a family drama set in 1183 at the court of Henry II and was written by James Goldman. Auditions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 4 in the Turner Studio Theatre of the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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August 18, 2018

Clark State Student Registration Open Today, Early Next Week

Clark State Community College will be open for student registration until noon today, August 18. Clark State will extend course registration by one to two days. Our Student Services professionals will provide increased support to help students prepare for class and get into a course section as quickly as possible.

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August 16, 2018

Clark State Announces Dean’s List for Summer Semester 2018

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students who achieved the 2018 Summer Semester Dean's List. Eleven (11) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and two hundred ninety-four (294) 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 15, 2018

Clark State Faculty Member Stumbles Upon Idea for Successful OB Lab

Clark State Community College faculty Jan Didich literally stumbled onto an idea for her students last fall semester. Didich, associate professor of practical nursing at Clark State, fell and broke her wrist the day before classes began in August of 2017. Didich, along with Kathi Stute, nursing skills and simulation lab coordinator for Clark State, developed the obstetrics simulation lab for Practical Nursing (LPN) students at the Clark State Ohio Hi-Point location in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Didich said the simulation included what students would experience in a hospital setting, but with a simulation maniken.

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August 14, 2018

Clark State’s Robyn Hennigan Receives Distinguished CASE Award of Excellence

Robyn Hennigan, Clark State Community College assistant professor and program coordinator for the Realtime Court Reporting program has been awarded the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) Award of Excellence. The CASE award is conferred upon an outstanding educator who exemplifies dedication to students and extraordinary contributions to reporter education. Hennigan has worked in the field of court reporting since 1989 as a freelance reporter, both for a firm and freelance business; official court reporter in the Clark County Juvenile Court; providing captioning services; and owned and operated a scoping and proofreading business.

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August 09, 2018

Clark State to Honor Adjunct Faculty for Years of Service to College, Students

Clark State Community College will honor more than 30 adjunct faculty members for their years of service at the Adjunct Faculty Appreciation dinner August 15 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Shashi Chadha has been an adjunct instructor at Clark State for 40 years; she also served on the Clark State Foundation Board of Directors. Terry Black, a lifetime resident of Springfield, will be recognized for his 20 years as a Clark State adjunct instructor. Black teaches business and accounting courses.

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August 08, 2018

Clark State to Hold Convocation August 13 as President Blondin Begins 6th Year with College

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will host her sixth Convocation on Monday, August 13. Blondin entered her sixth year of service with the College in July of this year. Clark State student-athletes will be present at Convocation to introduce the Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, and Blondin will speak briefly about the upcoming HLC visit in December. Dr. Linnea Stenson, the Clark State staff liaison at the Higher Learning Commission, will also elaborate on the details of the HLC visit. Clark State Convocation will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. Clark State campus will open at 11:30 a.m. following Convocation.

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August 07, 2018

Clark State Agriculture Land Lab Flooded with Additional Project Funding

Clark State Community College will receive $25,000 from the Community College Alliance for Agriculture Advancement (C2A3) grant for the development of soil health curriculum, supplementary materials and workshops for current students and producers. The grant will support the field days and demonstration efforts for the Soil Health Partnership Initiative with the National Corn Growers Association. There were approximately 160 initial proposals with 28 invited for a full submission. Of those submissions, 16 were selected for funding, including Clark State. Clark State received $4,812,895 from the Higher Education Improvement Fund of the Ohio State Capital Bill as passed by the House and Senate last spring; $200,000 was slated for the Precision Agriculture land laboratory.

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August 02, 2018

Toni Overholser Named New Director of Clark State Foundation

Clark State Community College has appointed Toni Overholser as director of the Clark State Foundation. Overholser has been with Clark State since 2014. She has served in the capacity of director of workforce development and the director of business and community development. The Clark State Foundation seeks to ensure that a high-quality college education is accessible to all. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that creates and maintains community awareness and partners with donors to receive, manage and disburse gifts that initiate and support educational and cultural programs for Clark State and its constituents.

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August 01, 2018

Clark State Students Saved More than $372,000 with Implementation of Virtual Bookstore

Clark State Community College continues to maintain a quality, affordable education for students. Just one year following the implementation of the eCampus bookstore, Clark State announced a student savings of $372,253.00. eCampus is an online bookstore format that allows students the option to purchase new or used textbooks, electronic versions, rentals or purchase directly from other students. Through eCampus, Clark State students are able to ship books to their home or to one of Clark State’s campus locations. Books are shipped for a fixed cost of $5 regardless of the number of books ordered.

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July 31, 2018

Clark State Calls for Public Comment Prior to Evaluation by Higher Learning Commission

Clark State Community College will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on December 3 and 4 of this year. Clark State has been accredited by the HLC since 1973. While visiting Clark State, the HLC team will review the institution’s continued ability to meet the HLC’s criteria for accreditation. Clark State is now seeking comments from the public about the College from all constituencies including students, parents of students, prospective students, employers, alumni, donors, elected officials, community members, community organizations and businesses. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of Clark State or its academic programs and be submitted no later than October 31, 2018.

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July 30, 2018

New Class of Clark State Police Academy Graduates Ready to Serve, Protect

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6:30 p.m., July 31, 2018, in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. The graduating class represents the 50th anniversary of the academy and the third class of cadets to complete training in the new facility located in the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield. Paul Weber, commander of the Clark State Police Academy, said Clark State is sending well-trained cadets into the workforce, and he is confident they will make excellent police officers.

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July 19, 2018

Clark State and University of Cincinnati Partner to Offer Four-Year IT Degree

Clark State Community College and the University of Cincinnati (UC) have entered into a second bachelor’s degree completion agreement. The agreement will put students on pace to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies CyberSecurity track from UC following their completion of an Associate of Applied Science in CyberSecurity/Information Assurance Technology from Clark State. The new agreement with UC is a 3+1 agreement, meaning students can complete their first three years of the program at Clark State tuition prices. Students benefit from the stability of working within the same environment and from the overall lower cost of the degree.

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July 17, 2018

Clark State Now Offers Opportunity for Future in Robotics

Clark State Community College will introduce a new Robotics certificate program beginning Fall semester of this year. The Robotic certificate program is 24 semester hours, and graduates of the program will receive FANUC certification and Motoman certification. The Robotic certificate program prepares graduates for careers such as a robotics programmer or robotics application technologist. Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division worked with Clark State to create the comprehensive Robotics certification program with a focus on web-based curriculum designed specifically for educators and students.

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July 13, 2018

Clark State Celebrates 25 Years of the Performing Arts Center with Diverse Season, Red Carpet Gala

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a diverse schedule of events and performances to commemorate the establishment of the landmark venue in Springfield, Ohio. The Performing Arts Center (PAC) will kick-off the 2018-19 season on September 14 with an Evening of Jazz with Graham Breedlove, followed by the Circle of Friends Gala featuring the National Broadway Tour of Jersey Boys on September 29. The 2018-19 season will feature four National Broadway Tours and the return of The Illusionists. Tickets for the Clark State Performing Arts Center 2018-19 season events go on sale July 16 at ticketmaster.com.

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July 12, 2018

Clark State Will Offer Registered Nursing Program at Beavercreek Campus

Clark State Community College will begin offering the Registered Nursing program at the Greene Center campus in Beavercreek this fall semester. The day-program will feature a new, eight-bed laboratory with simulation-capable manikins. Clark State’s Registered Nursing program is a competitive entry program. Students accepted into the Beavercreek cohort can complete the program at the Greene Center. Clinical requirements may include placements outside of the Beavercreek area and will be dependent on availability.

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July 10, 2018

Clark State JHU Engineering Students Building Bridges of Success

Clark State Community College will host the Engineering Innovation Bridge Competition at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 20 at the John Legend Theater. There are 23 students from seven participating counties in this year’s Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program at Clark State.The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation program has been offered at Clark State for four years thanks to philanthropist Rosalyn Bullock in honor of her late husband Willis Bullock.

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July 09, 2018

Clark State Will Recognize 26 Students at Aspire Graduation

Clark State Community College will host a graduation ceremony for 26 Aspire students on Thursday, July 19 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. Nine English as a Second Language (ESOL) students will also be recognized for their English language growth. Clark State’s Aspire programs are designed to help students achieve their goals through free career exploration, education and training.

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June 22, 2018

Clark State Performing Arts Center Volunteers Earn College Credit for Hard Work, Dedication to Arts

Volunteer work at the Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) has never been more rewarding. New this year, 19 PAC volunteers were awarded a scholarship worth three college credit hours at Clark State Community College. PAC volunteers work as ushers and floor managers during scheduled performances. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, greeting, directing patrons to the correct door to enter the auditorium for their seat location, coat check and assisting with special needs.

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June 18, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement June 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 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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June 13, 2018

Clark State Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students who achieved the 2018 Spring Semester Dean's List. Two hundred seventy-six (276) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and nine hundred sixty-nine (969) 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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June 07, 2018

Clark State’s Landmark Building Under Renovation

Renovations are officially under way in Rhodes Hall on the main campus of Clark State Community College in Springfield. Clark State received $2.6 million for the renovation from the Higher Education Improvement Fund of the Ohio State Capital Bill passed by the House and Senate earlier this year. A total of 48,000 square feet will be renovated. The last facilities update to Rhodes Hall was in the mid-90s.

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May 31, 2018

Clark State’s Applied Baccalaureate Degree Approved by ODHE

Clark State Community College has received official approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for its first applied baccalaureate degree. The four-year degree in Manufacturing Technology Management will be available to students beginning in the fall semester of 2019. An applied baccalaureate degree in Manufacturing Technology Management from Clark State will prepare incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry or those interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing to acquire both technical and supervisory skills that will result in a well-paying job in the region.

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May 30, 2018

Registration Open for College for Kids and Teens at Clark State

Clark State Community College is currently accepting registrations for the 2018 College for Kids and Teens summer programming. College for Kids and Teens offers more than ten class and day camp opportunities, each developed for student enrichment. The five-week schedule consists of different programs each week. The activities provide opportunities for students to explore new areas of interest, stretch their imagination or cultivate a skill.

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May 23, 2018

Felder Promoted to Senior Vice President for Student Success at Clark State Community College

Dr. Theresa Felder, vice president of student affairs and Greene Center operations for Clark State Community College has been promoted to senior vice president for student success. Effective May 25, Felder will have responsibility for guiding the newly revised strategic plan in addition to leading and managing all of operations for student affairs. Felder will be based out of the Clark State campus in Springfield but will continue to oversee student services at all Clark State campuses.

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May 21, 2018

Jim Witter to Return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center for Kuss Memorial Concert

Jim Witter will return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center for the eighth consecutive year as headliner of the Richard and Barbara Kuss Memorial Concert. Witter’s show will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 and feature “The Long and Winding Road - The Music of Lennon and McCartney” and the stories behind the songs.

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May 16, 2018

Clark State Names Larry Wakefield as Vice President of Business Affairs

Clark State Community College has appointed Larry Wakefield to the position of vice president of business affairs. Wakefield has served twice as interim vice president of business affairs for Clark State since December of 2016. Wakefield grew up and attended college in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spent most of his career in financial management positions at public universities in Tennessee and Georgia, and retired in September 2016 after ten years as vice president for fiscal affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

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May 15, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement May 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 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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May 10, 2018

Clark State Announces Second Class of SOAR Program Participants

The second class of Clark State Community College SOAR participants will begin their mentorship under the guidance of Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin this fall. SOAR–Serving Our Own through Leadership and Retention–was developed in order to facilitate mentoring of faculty and staff on campus and assist them in identifying current and future leadership opportunities that will result in personal and professional growth.

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May 08, 2018

Clark State to Celebrate Commencement with Two Ceremonies on Saturday, May 12

Clark State Community College will celebrate commencement with two ceremonies on Saturday, May 12 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. The Clark State Class of 2018 features 660 candidates for graduation who will receive their degree or certificate of completion. Graduate Kelita Evans will speak at the first commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and Katherine Godfrey, a junior at Tecumseh High School, will be the commencement speaker for the second ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Clark State alumni Randy Kapp and Johnne Heard will receive the inaugural Alumni Awards.

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May 04, 2018

Clark State to Hold Pinning Ceremonies for 2018 Nursing Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for 122 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study. The pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing students will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 10; 35 Practical Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. The pinning ceremony for Registered Nursing students will be held 6 p.m., Friday, May 11; 87 Registered Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield.

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May 03, 2018

Clark State to Welcome Experienced Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Clark State Community College will welcome Dr. Michael Brown to the interim position of vice president for academic affairs (VPAA). Dr. Brown has served as interim VPAA at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. Prior to that position, he was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at North Carolina Wesleyan. Brown will begin his service to Clark State on May 7. He will lead in this position until a permanent vice president of academic affairs is named.

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May 02, 2018

Clark State President Blondin Elected to Serve on Two National Boards

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State Community College, has been elected to the American Association of Community College (AACC) Board of Directors and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board of Trustees. The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. Blondin’s term with the AACC Board will begin on July 1 and continue through June 30, 2021. The HLC accredits colleges and universities in a 19-state region of the United States. Her four-year HLC Board term will begin September 1 of this year.

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May 02, 2018

Clark State Honors Outstanding Students at Annual Event

Clark State Community College held Student Recognition Night at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Student Recognition Night is an annual event recognizing and celebrating outstanding students. The keynote speaker was Katy Cardoza. Faculty, staff and student organization advisors nominated outstanding students in their programs.

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May 01, 2018

Clark State Receives Award of Excellence from American Association of Community Colleges

Clark State Community College has been presented with the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) CEO/Board Relationship Award of Excellence. The AACC Excellence Awards recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. Clark State was nominated for the award by several professional organizations and individuals including Jack Hershey, president and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. The AACC reported that the Clark State Board of Trustees demonstrates an unwavering commitment to students and adheres to a strong shared governance model that encourages input from faculty, staff and student leaders.

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April 30, 2018

Clark State Receives MAE&T Designation as Top School for Military, Veteran Education

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Clark State Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2018 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. MAE&T's 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go above and beyond to give back to servicemen and women. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.

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April 24, 2018

Clark State Invests in Environmentally Savvy Lighting System

Clark State Community College students have seen the new light, and it is LED! The College recently teamed up with Energy Optimizers to install new LED lighting throughout Shull Hall on the Springfield campus. The installation of the new lighting will save Clark State on electrical costs, operations and maintenance. Expected annual savings is more than $9,000. The LED lighting system has a life expectancy of more than 20 years.

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April 19, 2018

Clark State Military, Veteran Students Inducted into SALUTE National Honor Society

Clark State Community College will hold an induction ceremony for the United States military veteran and active duty students inducted into the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. These students are the second group of Clark State students bestowed with this honor, and all have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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April 18, 2018

Clark State and Springfield Police Division Enter into MOU, Establish Joint Community Mission

The Clark State Community College Police Academy has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Springfield Police Division (SPD) establishing a joint mission to better train future candidates of the Springfield Police Division, Criminal Justice students and current police officers. The cooperative effort aims to give the Springfield community the most current training for police officers and provide excellent training opportunities to students.

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April 16, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement April 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Greene Center on the Beavercreek campus, 3775 Pentagon Boulevard, Beavercreek, OH.

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April 13, 2018

Project Jericho Celebrates National Poetry Month With Arts Programming for Youth

Project Jericho celebrates National Poetry Month through innovative arts programs designed to build relationships. Girls in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center will write poems and see their work published in an anthology. Additionally, teen girls and their female caregivers will gather at Project Jericho to invest in their relationship: dialoguing, making visual art and co-imagining their future. This dual programming is part of a long-term partnership between Project Jericho and Tasha Golden, a career songwriter turned public health researcher.

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April 11, 2018

Clark State to Offer Literacy Camp, College Credit Opportunity to Children, Parents of Springfield Promise Neighborhood

Clark State Community College will host a literacy camp this summer for the youth of the Springfield Promise Neighborhood. Parents and guardians who reside in the Springfield Promise Neighborhood are encouraged to attend the “Community Promise: A Family Education Initiative” event with their children on April 19 to learn more about the free camp.

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April 10, 2018

John Landess to Receive Founder’s Award at Clark State Circle of Friends Gala, Celtic Woman to Perform

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will honor John Landess with the prestigious Founder’s Award at the Clark State Circle of Friends Gala on April 21. The Circle of Friends Gala, presented by Kapp Construction and Security National Bank, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Celtic Woman will take the stage at 8 p.m. in the Kuss Auditorium at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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April 09, 2018

Clark State's Inaugural Class of SOAR Rises to the Challenge

Clark State Community College’s Inaugural Class of SOAR – Serving Our Own through Leadership and Retention – will complete the program at the close of this academic year. Clark State launched SOAR under the guidance of Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin last 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.

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April 05, 2018

Clark State Community College Increases Mental Health Resources, Training for Students, Staff

Clark State Community College continues to keep the health and wellness of students a top priority. The college recently established a NAMI ON CAMPUS Club for students. NAMI ON CAMPUS at Clark State will be present at student events throughout the year to raise awareness about stigma and mental health issues and educate about treatment resources. Clark State will host an Intimate Partner Violence and Diverse Communities on Campus training on April 11 and a QPR Gatekeeper training on April 18.

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April 03, 2018

Clark State Holds 31st Annual Health Fair April 4

The Clark State Community College 31st annual Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 in the LRC, Security National Bank Community Room 207-209 on Leffel Lane at the Springfield campus. The Health Fair is free of charge and open to Clark State faculty, staff, students and the public. More than 45 agencies from Springfield and Dayton will be on-site to provide various health screenings, services and tests.

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April 02, 2018

Clark State’s 2018 Diversity Conference Brings National Speaker to Springfield

Clark State Community College’s 2018 Diversity Conference “Diversity in the Workplace” will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, April 13. The event will feature guest speaker Chuck Underwood, a pioneer in the field of generational study and business strategies. Underwood is the founder/principal of Ohio-based generational consulting firm The Generational Imperative, Inc. His 2017 book, “America’s Generations in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Living Room” is a comprehensive presentation of generational business and personal-life dynamics.

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March 30, 2018

Clark State Will Host Health Technologies Job Fair for Students and Alumni

Clark State Community College’s Career Services will host the annual Health Technologies Job Fair on Friday, April 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This job fair gives students and alumni an opportunity to connect with local employers to learn about healthcare career opportunities. The Health Technologies Job Fair will be held in Security National Bank Community Room 207/209 in the LRC building on Clark State’s Springfield campus at 570 East Leffel Lane, Springfield.

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March 30, 2018

Clark State Closed March 30

Clark State will be closed Friday, March 30 so that employees can participate a strategic planning retreat. Clark State will return to normal operating hours on Monday, April 2.

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March 29, 2018

Clark State Welcomes Math and Music Master for Two Performances

Clark State Community College will welcome violinist and mathematician Dr. David Kung to the John Legend Theater for two complimentary performances on Friday, April 6. Dr. Kung’s presentation marks the 3rd annual Spring Math Lectures provided through the Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering and Clark State partnership. He will present “Exploring the Connections between Math and Music.”

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March 28, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement March 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 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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March 26, 2018

Clark State Will Host OACC Student Success Leadership Institute, Present Cost of Poverty Experience

Clark State Community College will host the Ohio Association of Community College’s Student Success Leadership Institute (SSLI) at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Representatives from 23 colleges are expected to attend. Attendees will learn from state and national student success leaders and be prepared to tackle the transformational change needed to further the success of their colleges.

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March 22, 2018

Clark State to Improve Educational Facilities, Add Ag Land Lab, with State Capital Funding

Clark State Community College will receive $4,812,895 from the Higher Education Improvement Fund of the Ohio State Capital Bill as passed by the House and Senate. Pending the Governor's signature, Clark State will receive $2.6 million for the Rhodes Hall renovation, $200,000 for the Precision Agriculture land laboratory and $400,000 for the Performing Arts Center.

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March 16, 2018

Pirates Invade the Clark State Performing Arts Center in Original Spring Theatre Arts Production

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will present “The Last Pirates of the Vast Golden Treasure,” an original musical-comedy written by Dan Hunt, technical director at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. The tale follows an inept band of pirates who find a note in a bottle, stumbling and singing through an adventure to aid maidens in distress, defeat evil forces, free the kingdom’s true ruler and maybe even find treasure. “The Last Pirates of the Vast Golden Treasure” will be presented at 8 p.m. April 6-7 and 2 p.m. April 8 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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March 15, 2018

Clark State Named Finalist for AACC Award of Excellence for CEO/Board Relations

Clark State Community College has been named a finalist for the 2018 American Association of Community College (AACC) CEO/Board Relationship Award of Excellence. The AACC Excellence Awards recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. The winner will be announced at the 98th Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas, April 28 – May 1.

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March 14, 2018

Clark State to Host HTEC Conference, Welcome Educators from Across the State, Country

Clark State Community College will host a Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Educators Conference on Friday, March 16 at the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield. HTEC conferences are a part of the Haas Commitment to Education. The mission of the HTEC is to promote and advance manufacturing and productivity through excellence in manufacturing education.

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March 12, 2018

Clark State, Partners to Hold Ground Breaking Ceremony for New REACH Center in Xenia

Clark State Community College, in collaboration with the City of Xenia, Kettering Health Network, the YMCA of Greater Dayton, the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center and Central State University will break ground on a new facility to address educational, health and workforce needs in Greene County. Clark State will offer degree and certificate programs as well as workforce training, seminars and workshops at the REACH Center.

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March 08, 2018

Clark State Will Host Grant Writing Workshop with Butler Consulting

Clark State Community College and Butler Consulting, Inc. will present “Grant Seeking Success!” at the Brinkman Educational Center on Friday, March 9. Staff, board and volunteers of all organizations interested in learning about grant seeking, fundraising, grants and/or partnerships are invited to attend.

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March 07, 2018

Clark State VP Named President of Edmonds Community College

Dr. Amit Singh, provost and senior vice president of Clark State Community College, has accepted the position as president of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. Edmonds Community College’s extensive search for a new president began in the summer of 2017. At a special meeting held March 2, the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees voted to offer Singh the role of the next president. He will begin on June 25 of this year and succeed former Edmonds President Jean Hernandez who retired on December 31, 2017.

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March 06, 2018

Clark State’s Nora Hatem to Receive Inaugural Faculty Distinction Award from AACC

Clark State Community College Associate Professor Nora Hatem has been designated by the American Association of Community College’s as a recipient of the Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Award. Hatem, associate professor and program coordinator for Clark State’s industrial and engineering programs, has worked as a faculty member at Clark State since 2008. Prior to coming to Clark State, she worked in manufacturing and secondary education, and Clark State has been the beneficiary of her expertise in both areas.

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March 05, 2018

Clark State President Will Host Facebook Live to Discuss Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will take to social media for a Facebook Live session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6. Clark State students will be the target audience for the Live session which will cover the new accreditation process from the Higher Learning Commission.

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February 22, 2018

Clark State Presents Awards for Professional Excellence, Diversity and Service at Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College hosted the college’s 56th annual Charter Night on February 20. The annual event serves to remind the college and community about the founding of Clark State, celebrated through the establishment of the charter to operate as a post-secondary institution in the region. Staff, faculty and community were recognized for years of service, diversity and inclusion and professional excellence.

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February 22, 2018

Clark State to Host Interactive College to Career Days for High School Students

Clark State Community College will host two College to Career Days for local high school juniors and seniors, along with school guidance counselors. Students will go through interactive sessions engaging them in not only a Clark State program, but also a career path.

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February 21, 2018

Clark State, Mercy Health Sign Letter of Intent for New Health Clinic

Clark State Community College and Mercy Health have entered into a Letter of Intent, outlining Mercy Health’s intention to open a new health clinic on Clark State’s Springfield campus on Leffel Lane in the spring of 2019. It is anticipated that the new health clinic will be located in the Applied Science Center and will serve as the primary medical care facility for Clark State students, faculty, staff and the community at large. It will also likely be used for student clinical experiences and internships.

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February 20, 2018

Clark State Celebrates 56th Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College will celebrate their 56th annual Charter Night on Tuesday, February 20 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Charter Night serves to remind the college and 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 16, 2018

Board of Trustees Special Meeting Announcement February 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a special Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, Room 113 in downtown Springfield.

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February 15, 2018

Clark State, United Way to Host Second Annual Power of the Purse Event to Benefit Local Literacy

Clark State Community College will host the second annual Women’s Giving Society Power of the Purse dinner event on February 23 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. The Power of the Purse event will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library: a unique book gifting program that promotes early childhood literacy.

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February 14, 2018

Clark State Celebrates National Court Reporting & Captioning Week

Ohio Governor John Kasich has declared by Resolution February 10 - 17, 2018, as Ohio Court Reporting & Captioning Week, and Clark State will recognize this Resolution along with National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Clark State offers an online associate degree in Judicial Court Reporting, with an additional semester offering of a career-enhancement certificate for Captioning.

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February 13, 2018

Clark State Fire Academy Graduates Well Prepared to Serve Community

Clark State Community College and Springfield Fire-Rescue Division will award 11 graduates with a Firefighter II short-term technical certification at a ceremony on February 16. Jeremy Linn, fire safety services training coordinator for Clark State, said there is a need in the area for full-time career firefighters as well as volunteer firefighters who provide community service in smaller and more rural areas.

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February 10, 2018

Prince Charming Seeking Owner of Glass Slipper at Clark State Performing Arts Center

Prince Charming will make a one-night stop at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in hopes of finding the owner of a glass slipper. Charming – last seen at the Ball with an unidentified female – plans to propose to the one woman upon whom the slipper will properly fit. The Clark State Performing Arts Center will welcome Prince Charming - and his quest to find the owner of the coveted glass slipper - in the Broadway performance of Cinderella on Friday, February 23.

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February 02, 2018

Clark State Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students who achieved the 2017 Fall Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty-nine (239) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and seven hundred thirty-one (731) 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 30, 2018

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

Clark State Community College and Mercy Health will host a dinner event in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 15 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The theme of the event is “Health in the Black Community,” and it will feature a panel of local minority health experts. A limited number of tickets for the “Health in the Black Community” event are available. Tickets are free, but must be reserved.

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January 26, 2018

Greene County Career Center Names Clark State Director of Workforce and Business Solutions as 2018 “Friend of Education”

Toni Overholser, director of workforce and business solutions for Clark State Community College, has been named the 2018 Greene County Career Center Friend of Education. The Greene County Career Center Friend of Education is presented annually to an individual, business or organization that exemplifies the Career Center’s mission of empowering students through advanced technologies, integrated instruction and community partnerships to succeed in career, college and life.

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January 24, 2018

Clark State, Champaign Economic Partnership Strive to Strengthen Workforce with Enhanced Partnership

Clark State Community College and the Champaign Economic Partnership (CEP) have joined forces to enhance regional workforce and economic development efforts in Champaign County, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. The expanded partnership will provide Clark State with a home base in Champaign County allowing better coordination of the regional workforce and economic development efforts, as well as provide more convenient access to the local businesses and other partners.

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January 23, 2018

America’s Got Talent Finalist DIAVOLO Brings Talent to the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Acrobatic dance group DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion will perform at the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 9 as part of the Club Kuss Series presented by Mary Alice and Steve Neely. A Top 10 finalist on the 2017 season of America’s Got Talent,DIAVOLO uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment.

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