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May 23, 2019

OACC Selects Clark State’s Mohler, Jones for its First Leadership Academy

Dr. Melinda Mohler, associate professor of History, and Crystal Jones, assistant dean of Business and Applied Technologies, were selected by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) to represent Clark State Community College in its new Leadership Academy. This Academy is modeled on the Aspen Institute’s Leadership program.

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May 21, 2019

Clark State to Hold Open House at Ohio Hi-Point Location in Bellefontaine

Clark State Community College will hold an open house at its Ohio Hi-Point location in Bellefontaine, Ohio, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 29. The community is invited to learn more about the degrees and certificates offered at Ohio Hi-Point and tour the Dr. Sloan Technology Laboratory.

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May 20, 2019

Clark State, Union Institute & University Partner for Transfer Degree Options

Clark State Community College and Union Institute & University (UI&U) enters into an articulation agreement to offer additional transfer degree pathways for Clark State students. This partnership will allow Clark State students to transfer up to 90 semester hours from Clark State toward a bachelor's degree from Union Institute & University.

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May 17, 2019

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement for May 2019

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane.

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May 16, 2019

Clark State Announces Third Class of SOAR Program Participants

The third 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 14, 2019

Clark State Now Accepting Applications for Summer JHU Engineering Innovation Program

Clark State Community College will welcome qualified local high school students to the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program for the fifth consecutive year. Applications for the program are now being accepted. Engineering Innovation is limited to 24 students and will be offered at Clark State from June 24 through July 19, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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May 10, 2019

Clark State Beavercreek Location to Hold Open House for Prospective Students, Showcase Academic Opportunities

Clark State Community College will hold an open house for prospective students interested in learning more about the courses and services offered at its Beavercreek location. The Beavercreek location specializes in offering degree and certificate programs in IT and healthcare. The Clark State open house will be held from 4 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14 at 3775 Pentagon Park Boulevard in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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May 09, 2019

Clark State to Offer New Summer Manufacturing Camp

Clark State Community College in partnership with Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) will offer a summer manufacturing camp for students ages 12 through 16. Students will learn to use 3D modeling software to design and print a TIC-TAC-TOE board and pegs. The camp will be offered June 3 – 7 at Clark State’s Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. Space is limited to 12 students and is free of charge.

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May 08, 2019

Clark State to Host “Catch the Mic!” Event in Celebration of Graduation

Clark State Community College will host Catch the Mic! presented by the Men of Clark State and in honor of the Class of 2019 on Friday, May 10 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Clark State Eagle’s Nest located at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. Catch the Mic! is a community event celebrating male graduates of Clark State and the spoken word (poetry). Patrons will hear from talented poets and artists in the surrounding area who will be performing and sharing their art.

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May 06, 2019

Clark State to Celebrate Commencement with Two Ceremonies on Saturday, May 11

Clark State Community College will celebrate commencement with two ceremonies on Saturday, May 11 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. The Clark State Class of 2019 features 607 candidates for graduation who will receive their degree or certificate of completion. Christopher Sineno is graduating with an associate degree in Management. He will be the featured speaker at the 9:30 a.m. commencement ceremony. International student Stephanie Carter Olán is graduating with an Associate of Science degree. She will be the featured speaker at the 12:30 p.m. commencement ceremony.

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May 03, 2019

Clark State to Hold Pinning Ceremonies for Spring 2019 Nursing Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for 97 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 9; 22 Practical Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. The pinning ceremony for Registered Nursing students will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 10; 75 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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April 30, 2019

Clark State to Recognize, Honor Student Athletes

Clark State Community College will hold their annual athletic banquet on Wednesday, May 1 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Each Clark State athletic team nominated an MVP, First Year Award, Most Improved, Hustle and Student Scholar. Clark State alumnus and former student-athlete Je’Michael Blanton will be the featured speaker at the athletic banquet. He graduated from Clark State in 2016 and will be graduating from Miami University this semester. Without giving away any of the details, McCulla said Blanton’s story will resonate with current student-athletes.

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April 25, 2019

Clark State Offices Closed Friday, April 26, 2019

All Clark State Community College offices will be closed for a college-wide strategic planning meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019.

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April 25, 2019

Clark State to Induct Largest Class of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society Members

Clark State Community College will hold an induction ceremony for the United States military active-duty, retirees, reservists and veteran students who met qualifications for the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. The 12 students to be inducted this year are the third and largest group of Clark State students bestowed with this honor. The students inducted into SALUTE represent all branches of American military and veterans in higher education at two- and four-year institutions. Members include retirees, disabled veterans, active duty military, National Guard and reservists returning to higher education, starting second careers or helping fund their college careers with military service. The SALUTE ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street, Springfield, Ohio.

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April 24, 2019

Take Yourself Out to a Ball Game with the Clark State Eagles

Clark State Community College will host its first Clark State Day at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at its baseball home field, 1000 Pierce Drive in Fairborn. The event – open to Clark State faculty, staff, students and the community - will be held during the last Clark State men’s baseball game against rival Sinclair Community College. The Clark State Alumni Association will host a pre-game tailgate party beginning at 12 p.m. and includes food, refreshments, games and a raffle for Clark State gear. Students are encouraged to wear their Clark State spirit gear on Thursday, April 25 in support of Clark State athletics.

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April 22, 2019

Clark State PTK Chapter Receives Numerous Honors, Plans Spring Induction

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 24 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The 2018-19 Clark State class of Alpha Nu Lamba received numerous kudos at the PTK Ohio Region Awards ceremony in March. Alpha Nu Lamba was named a 5-Star Chapter and received 1st Runner-Up and the Catch a Shining Star award for their Student Engagement hallmark project. There are more than 40 PTK chapters in Ohio, and the Clark State Alpha Nu Lambda chapter was ranked No.7 in the state; jumping three spots from last year.

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April 19, 2019

Project Jericho's Shelter: A Celebration of Visual and Performing Arts

Project Jericho constructed programming this spring inspired by the Springfield Museum of Art’s current exhibit entitled, Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home. In response to the exhibit, Project Jericho’s participants created drypoint etching prints, hand crafted books and poetry with the desire to create community awareness around the critical need for shelter. On Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5-6:30 p.m., the community is invited to attend a free reception at the Springfield Museum of Art and celebrate the Shelter inspired art made by Project Jericho youth and families.

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April 17, 2019

Winners of Clark State Creative Writing Contest to Headline Poetry Reading

Clark State Community College will host the winners of the Voices of the Valley regional poetry contest for a reading on Friday, April 19. The contest, established by the Clark State Creative Writers Club, was open to 25 schools in the area. The contest theme prompted writers to “Convey a Sense of Place,” and contestants could submit up to two poems with no more than 250 words per poem. The poetry reading will be held from 2-5 p.m., Friday, April 19 in the Eagle's Nest Café on Clark State’s Springfield campus. It will showcase readings from high school, college and university students from surrounding counties. This event is open to the community.

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April 16, 2019

Clark State Senior VP Selected for Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

Dr. Theresa Felder, senior vice president of student success for Clark State Community College, has been named to The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program class of 2019-2020. The Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence is a leadership program designed to prepare the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success, both in college and in the labor market. The select group of 40 Aspen Presidential Fellows will embark on a 10-month fellowship beginning in July 2019.

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April 15, 2019

Clark State to Host Plant Sale Benefitting Agriculture and Horticulture Club

The Clark State Community College Agriculture and Horticulture Club will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 19 in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center rotunda on the Springfield campus. The Clark State Plant Propagation class grew the plants in the Clark State greenhouse. The annual plant sale is open to the community, and plants will range in price from $1 - $5. Funds raised will benefit the Agriculture and Horticulture Club.

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April 12, 2019

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement for April 2019

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Xenia YMCA, Room 316, 334 Progress Drive, Xenia, OH.

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April 10, 2019

Clark State Will Honor Outstanding Students at Annual Event

Clark State Community College will hold Student Recognition Night Wednesday, April 17 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Student Recognition Night is an annual event recognizing and celebrating outstanding students. This year 53 students will be honored in various areas including Student Life (Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, Creative Writer’s Club, Physical Therapist Assistant Club), Perseverance, Work Study, Campus Involvement and Academic Programs. The keynote speaker at the event will be Clark State alumnus Jordan Tyler.

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April 09, 2019

Clark State Performing Arts Center Will Come Alive with The Sound of Music

The Clark State Community Performing Arts Center will come alive with The Sound of Music on Friday, May 3. A brand new production of The Sound of Music, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Springfield as part of a North American tour. The Sound of Music will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield. Tickets range from $43-$69 and can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com.

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April 08, 2019

Project Jericho Celebrates Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

Project Jericho staff and students attended the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund’s April Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off event March 25, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse. This event featured the artwork of five Project Jericho youth: Elijah Midgette, Jakima Midgette, Jersey McGath, Juliana McGath and Joshlyn Rice. Their artwork was accepted into the Everyday Hero Contest and displayed at the Ohio Statehouse. Joshlyn Rice was awarded 3rd place for her artwork. Joshlyn’s winning entry was of a bumblebee that has the power to help and protect others. Additional Project Jericho participants created child abuse prevention posters that will be distributed to organizations and businesses participating in Clark County Department of Job and Family Services’ April Blue Ribbon Tree Campaign.

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April 05, 2019

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

Jim Witter will return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center for the ninth consecutive year as headliner of the Richard and Barbara Kuss Memorial Concert. Witter’s show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and feature “Piano Men: A Musical Journey Through the ‘70s.” Witter and his band will play the timeless classics of Billy Joel and Elton John. Tickets are required for the Jim Witter concert, but are complimentary thanks to the show’s sponsor, the Carleton F. and Ruth Davidson Trust. Tickets are available at the Clark State Performing Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling (937) 328-3874.

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April 04, 2019

Registration Open for Clark State’s College for Kids and Teens, Additional Scholarships Available

Clark State Community College is currently accepting registrations for the 2019 College for Kids and Teens summer programming. All courses and activities are conducted in a non-graded environment encouraging the student’s personal growth and development. The activities provide opportunities for students to explore new areas of interest, stretch their imagination or cultivate a skill. Classes begin June 14 and conclude the week of July 15. Clark State will award full scholarships to selected students to defray the cost of attending College for Kids and Teens.

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April 03, 2019

Clark State to Induct 27 Students into Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society

Clark State Community College will hold an induction ceremony for Epsilon Pi Tau at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. Clark State’s Epsilon Pi Tau Chapter, Delta Iota, will welcome the class of 2019 which includes 27 inductees. Epsilon Pi Tau was founded at The Ohio State University in 1929 and is the premier academic and professional honors group for technology programs in higher education, workforce development programs and professionals in practice. Epsilon Pi Tau is a certified member of the Association of College Honor societies.

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April 03, 2019

Clark State Now Offers Scholarships for CyberSecurity Degree

Clark State Community College is offering scholarships to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces or anyone with any bachelor’s degree with a strong interest in CyberSecurity. Qualified students who complete Clark State’s two-year CyberSecurity/Information Assurance program receive a paid scholarship (tuition, fees and books), a stipend of $25,000 per year, cybersecurity internships and assistance with full-time employment. Applications are due April 12 and are available at: http://bit.ly/2J6QTxq. Scholarships will be available beginning in the fall semester of 2019.

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April 01, 2019

Clark State to Host Health Fair for College and Community

Clark State Community College will host a spring health fair as part of its continued health and wellness initiative. The annual Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the LRC Building, Room 207/209 at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. The event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and the public will have the opportunity to connect with over 45 health and social service agencies from Springfield, Cincinnati and Dayton providing valuable information and screenings.

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April 01, 2019

Clark State Now Accepting Applications for Third Class of Nationally Recognized SOAR Program

The third 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. 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. Applications for the 2019-20 class of SOAR participants are now being accepted until 5 p.m. on April 1. Those selected for the SOAR program will be mentored for one year. Mentoring will officially begin in August of this year.

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March 29, 2019

Clark State to Host First Authors’ Corner Featuring Literary Works by Faculty, Staff

Clark State Community College will host its first Authors’ Corner featuring literary works and readings by Clark State faculty and staff on Tuesday, April 2. Authors’ Corner is a family event that is open to Clark State faculty, staff, students and the community-at-large. The event will be held 1 - 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in the Clark State Library in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. The event is free and open to the public.

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March 28, 2019

Clark State Theatre Arts Program to Present “The Lion in Winter”

Winter may be over, but the lion still prowls at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts program will present “The Lion in Winter” beginning April 5 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. “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” 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 of the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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March 28, 2019

Clark State’s Crystal Jones Named to AAWCC Women Under 40 Class of 2019

The Board of Directors of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has selected Clark State Community College’s Crystal Jones as a member of the Women Under 40, Class of 2019. Each year the AAWCC recognizes women who are making a difference for their college and community. Jones will be honored at an awards breakfast on Sunday, April 14 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

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March 22, 2019

Clark State to Host Ohio House Representative, Chair of Education Sub-Committee Rick Carfagna

Clark State Community College will welcome Ohio House Representative Rick Carfagna to the Springfield campus on Monday, March 25. Carfagna is serving his second term in the Ohio House of Representatives and is also chair of the Higher Education Sub-Committee. Carfagna will begin by meeting with Clark State Executive Council at 9 a.m.; tour the Sweet Advanced Manufacturing Center featuring the new 5-axis CNC machine at 9:30 a.m.; and end his time on campus by engaging with Clark State students at 10 a.m.

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March 20, 2019

Clark State Scholars Program to Host Students for Campus Retreats

Clark State Community College will host students from the Champaign County Scholars program for student retreats Wednesday, March 20 and Friday, March 22. The purpose of Clark State Scholars retreats is to offer experiences focused around Clark State degree programs, career exploration, college readiness and student life for students. Approximately 40 eighth and ninth grade students are expected to attend the retreats from both Graham and Urbana local schools. The Clark State Scholars program offers three years of college at Clark State at no cost to the students upon graduation.

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March 19, 2019

Clark State to Hold Open House for Prospective Students, Showcase Academic Opportunities

Clark State Community College will hold an open house for prospective students interested in learning more about what the college has to offer. The open house is designed for prospective students to get a one-stop experience highlighting academic programs and campus services and resources,” said Clarissa Beavers, admissions specialist for Clark State. The open house will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 in LRC building, Room 209 at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane.

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March 18, 2019

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 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 14, 2019

Higher Learning Commission Reaffirms Accreditation to Clark State Through 2029

Clark State Community College has been reaffirmed for accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) through 2028-29. Clark State hosted a team from the HLC in December of 2018. The College has been accredited by the HLC since 1973. While visiting Clark State, the HLC team reviewed the institution’s continued ability to meet the criteria for accreditation. Accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution ranging from its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances and resources.

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March 13, 2019

Clark State to Celebrate Diversity with PechaKucha Night

The Clark State Community College Diversity Committee in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House and Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company will host a PechaKucha Night on Thursday, March 21. The theme will be: Celebrating our Differences! Clark State’s Diversity Committee’s vision is to facilitate various opportunities to explore individual differences and engage in thoughtful discussions that encourage awareness, acceptance, compassion and respect, where everyone feels safe, included and equal. PechaKucha, which means “chit-chat” in Japanese, is a fun and informal event.

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March 11, 2019

Vienna Boys Choir to Return to Performing Arts Center with Captivating Performance

Clark State Community College will welcome the sweet sounds of the Vienna Boys Choir to the stage of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, March 16. The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world, has previously performed at the PAC entrancing audience members with their angelic voices. The modern Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of talented young singers from all over the world who are admitted by audition.

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March 06, 2019

Clark State to Hold Employment Open House for Adjunct Faculty

Clark State Community College will host an Adjunct Faculty Employment Open House on Tuesday, March 26 from 5 - 7 p.m. The College is seeking qualified, diverse, progressive instructors to teach classes in a variety of academic areas and formats for summer term beginning May 28 and fall term beginning August 19. Teaching opportunities may be during the day, evening or weekend at one of Clark State’s campuses or online. Applicants will meet with administrators and full-time program faculty at this open house to discuss qualifications and employment opportunities.

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March 01, 2019

Clark State Named to Nation’s Top Military Friendly Schools

Clark State Community College was named to the Nation’s Top Military Friendly® Schools for 2019-20. The list of “Better for Veterans” institutions were identified across the country by VIQTORY: a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly® brands. Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

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February 28, 2019

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT to Showcase Unique Circus Performance at Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Cirque Mechanics company will set the stage for a “Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels” with their performance of “42FT” on the stage of the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. Cirque Mechanics, although inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality, rarely found in modern circus, which makes their message timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.

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February 22, 2019

Evans, Van Noord, Faculty and Staff Honored at Clark State’s Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College celebrated its 53rd Annual Charter Night Tuesday, February 19 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The annual event serves to remind the college and community about the establishment of Clark State’s charter in 1966 to operate as a post-secondary institution in the region. Clark State Board of Trustee member Sharon Evans was honored as the Champion of Clark State. Clark State also presented its fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Award, this year honoring Melinda Van Noord, counseling coordinator for Clark State.

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February 19, 2019

Clark State to Celebrate 53rd Annual Charter Night Honoring Employees, Teamwork

Clark State Community College will celebrate their 53rd annual Charter Night on Tuesday, February 19 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. Charter Night serves to remind the college and community about the establishment of Clark State’s charter to operate as a post-secondary institution in the region.

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February 14, 2019

Clark State to Introduce New 5-Axis CNC Machine, Meets Local Employer Needs

Local manufacturers will get their first look at Clark State Community College’s latest addition to the Sweet Advanced Manufacturing Center at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5. Clark State, in collaboration with FASTLANE, invested in a 5-axis CNC machine in order to meet local workforce needs. The new 5-axis machine will allow for additional fourth and fifth axis machining capabilities. This technology will be introduced into Clark State’s current CNC certification with opportunities to further develop students’ CNC machining skills in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology Management degree.

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February 11, 2019

Melissa Etheridge to Rock the Stage of the Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center (PAC) will welcome music icon Melissa Etheridge to the stage on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Etheridge will perform her hit songs and new music from her forthcoming album “The Medicine Show” scheduled for release on April 12. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Tickets for Melissa Etheridge will go on sale to the public beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 15 at ticketmaster.com.

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February 11, 2019

Clark State/Stark State Joint Program Approved for Funding through Project Steno

As National Court Reporting & Captioning Week gets underway, Clark State Community College and joint program partner school Stark State College are pleased to announce the approval of the Project Steno partnership. Clark State and Stark State have offered the joint Judicial Court Reporting program since June of 2016. Project Steno promotes the stenographic court reporting/captioning profession through social media and community outreach, with the goal of building a robust pipeline of students into school and graduating them in two years. Being a Project Steno-approved program now allows the Clark State/Stark State program to offer Project Steno’s tuition assistance to students who complete the National Court Reporters Association’s (NCRA) free A to Z program prior to enrolling in the Judicial Court Reporting program.

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February 07, 2019

Phillips, Ball Named Chair, Vice Chair of Clark State Board of Trustees

The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Brad Phillips as chairman of the Board and David Ball as vice chairman of the Board. Their terms began on January 15 and are a one-year tenure. Phillips has served on the Clark State Board of Trustees for eight years, most recently as vice chairman. He has also served on the Board Finance Committee. He is president and an owner of Phillips Companies in Beavercreek. David Ball, senior vice president – law for Speedway LLC, has been named vice chair of the Clark State Board of Trustees. Ball has been with Speedway for more than 12 years and served on the Clark State Board of Trustees since 2015. Ball has also served on the Clark State Foundation Board of Directors.

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February 06, 2019

Clark State to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Xenia Location

Clark State Community College will celebrate the REACH Center Grand Opening on Sunday, February 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Xenia YMCA, 336 Progress Drive in Xenia. Clark State, 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 broke ground on the new facility in the spring of 2018. The partnership addresses educational, health and workforce needs in Greene County.

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February 05, 2019

Clark State, Mercy Health to Host Dinner Celebrating Black History Month, Address Mental Health in Black Community

Clark State Community College will recognize Black History Month with a February calendar full of events and opportunities for students and the community. As part of the annual Black History Month celebration, Clark State and Mercy Health-Springfield will host a third annual community dinner event on Thursday, February 21. The theme of the event is “Mental Health in the Black Community” and will feature a panel of local health experts. The dinner event is free and open the public, although seating is limited.

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February 04, 2019

Clark State Performing Arts Center to Bring Monster of a Show to Town on Valentine’s Day

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will welcome “Frankenstein” to the stage on Thursday, February 14. This classic novel brought to life is presented by the Aquila Theatre of London. Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus is the first true science fiction novel. Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will hold a discussion of the groundbreaking Frankenstein novel and its continued relevance in today’s society prior to the start of the show. The pre-show Frankenstein novel lecture with Dr. Blondin will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 14. The Aquila Theatre Company will present Frankenstein beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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February 04, 2019

Clark State in Beavercreek to Hold Job Fair, Open House for Students, Graduates, Public

Clark State Community College will hold a Job and Internship Fair and Open House on Tuesday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greene Center location, 3775 Pentagon Boulevard in Beavercreek. The Job and Internship Fair and Open House will provide Clark State students, graduates and the public with a place to meet with local employers and explore programs and services offered at Clark State. Many of the attending employers plan to offer interviews at the fair. Job seekers are encouraged to bring several resumes and dress for success.

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January 29, 2019

Clark State Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2018

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students who achieved the 2018 Fall Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty-five (235) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and seven hundred four (704) 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 28, 2019

CeCe Winans to Grace the Stage of the Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will welcome best-selling female gospel artist CeCe Winans to the stage on Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, Winans has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her career. In addition to her 10 Grammy Awards, she has received 20 Dove Awards and 7 Stellar Awards. She has sold more than 5 million albums in the United States and topped the gospel charts numerous times. Tickets for the CeCe Winans show are available at ticketmaster.com.

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January 24, 2019

Clark State to Host CyberSecurity Awareness Day

Clark State Community College will host a CyberSecurity Awareness Day on Friday, January 25 at the Beavercreek location, 3775 Pentagon Boulevard; and on Friday, February 1 at the Springfield campus, 570 East Leffel Lane in LRC Security National Bank Community Rooms 207/209. Clark State faculty, staff, students and high school students will learn about career opportunities and possible internships in the field of cybersecurity.

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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 14, 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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