2012 EDUCATION GUIDE
Complete your bachelorâ€™s degree at Miami University Regionals. Residents of Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley and 9 other counties are eligible for big savings! SEE BACK COVER FOR DETAILS.
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become a lancer and become your best! La Salle could be for you: • We are authentically Catholic and we welcome students of all faith backgrounds. • We develop ethical leaders. All students participate in a unique four-year leadership development program. • We’re affiliated with the Christian Brothers’ Lasallian education network, teaching more K-12 students than any other religious order in the U.S. and around the world. • We provide students the latest in technology with our Tablet PC program. • We offer scholarships and need-based financial aid. • We’re conveniently located a mile from I-74 at the North Bend Road/Cheviot exit.
Open House Sunday, November 4 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
High School Placement Test
Saturday, November 17
www.futurelancers.com To schedule a day to shadow a La Salle student, take a one-on-one tour, or ask questions about Scholarships and Financial Aid, contact:
Jake Pucci, Director of Admissions 513-741-2365 • firstname.lastname@example.org
La Salle High School
3091 North Bend Road • Cincinnati, OH 45239 (513) 741-3000 • www.lasallehs.net
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Ivy Tech offers options close to home
n 1963 the Indiana legislature created Indiana Vocational Technical College, later designated Ivy Tech State College. In July 2005 the legislature reinforced Ivy Tech’s educational value, establishing Ivy nology, Design Technology, Early Childhood Education, Health Care Support, Human Services, IndusTech Community College. trial Technology, Information Security, ManufacturNow, with over 200,000 students annually at its 23 statewide campuses, Ivy Tech is the largest college or university in the State of Indiana. It is also the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Too, Ivy Tech Corporate College is Indiana’s engine of workforce development. Ivy Tech Community College Southeast serves the Hoosier counties of Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio, Jefferson and Switzerland as well as the bordering areas of Cincinnati, Ohio and northern Kentucky. Out-of-state tuition for residents of Hamilton and Butler Counties in Ohio and Boone County in Kentucky is waived, meaning Ivy Tech students from these areas pay the same, low tuition as Indiana students -- about $3,300 per year. Even though tuition is extremely reasonable, about two-thirds of Ivy Tech students receive some form of financial aid or financial scholarship. Dual credit classes for local high school students are free. And, Ivy Tech has partnerships for bachelor’s degree completion programs. Ivy Tech is conveniently located. The Riverfront Campus is at 50 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg and another campus building is at 500 Industrial Drive. Classes are convenient with day, evening and online course offerings.
In August 2006 the College began classes in the new, five-story Riverfront Campus in Lawrenceburg. In October 2008 a dedication was held for a nineteen million dollar expansion to the Madison Campus. The College is planning to begin classes in January 2013 at the large, modern Forethought Building in Batesville, purchased by Ivy Tech on June 1, 2012. Instructional equipment -- including computers, nursing simulators and electronics/manufacturing trainers -- is state-of-the-art. Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech-
ing, Production and Operations, Medical Assisting, Office Administration, and Paralegal Studies. Associate of Science degrees are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Design Technology, Education, Human Services, Liberal Arts, Library Technical Assistant, Nursing, and Paralegal Studies. Also offered are an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and an Associate of General Studies degree. In addition, one-year Technical Certificates, workforce certifications and courses-only are available at Ivy Tech. Ivy Tech faculty credentialing is stringent, in many
cases requiring a master’s degree and 18 credit hours in the subject taught. As for the academic programs and instructional content, they, too, are outstanding, as evidenced by the Ivy Tech Southeast Nursing Program receiving the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education. Not only do Ivy Tech credits transfer, Ivy Tech students desiring a four-year degree don’t even have to leave this area. Through a unique alliance, Indiana University East sends professors to the Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus; an opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree without having to leave this community. There’s never been a better time to consider Ivy Tech Community College. Whether in the five-county service area in Indiana, in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, or in Boone County, Kentucky, Ivy Tech is an affordable option that is close to home or work. Your career starts at Ivy Tech. Your future starts now. It’s time to invest in yourself! Call or visit Ivy Tech today.
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IU in Lawrenceburg! Indiana University East and Ivy Tech Southeast have partnered to offer five IU bachelor’s degrees (completion programs) and one IU master’s degree at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Lakefront Campus.
• B.S. in Business Administration (also offered in Madison) • B.S. in Communication Studies • B.S. in Elementary Education • B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) Kelly Will – Guilford, Indiana • B.S. in Psychology B.S. in Business Administration, 2008 • Master of Science in Education Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center
IU East Lawrenceburg Center Samantha Amburgey Student Services Coordinator 500 Industrial Drive 812-537-4010 ext. 7272 or email@example.com
Partnering to expand educational opportunities in southeastern Indiana.
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Oldenburg Academy: instilling values for life
ldenburg Academy, a college-preparatory high school in southeastern Indiana, prides itself on instilling Christian attitudes and values by providing a curriculum that educates the whole person; intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially, culturally, and physically. OA is celebrating 160 years of academic excellence in the Franciscan tradition. The family atmosphere of the Academy provides students with a true feeling of community. Oldenburg Academy is a great place to make new friends and participate in fun activities. With an average class size of 15, and a student to teacher ratio of 12:1, students are provided with a highly personalized approach to learning. Achieving a 4 Star School status, the highest ranking by the Indiana Department of Education, Oldenburg Academy’s highly qualified faculty and administration differentiate instruction to provide an individualized approach to learning. Coming from over 16 schools in five counties in southeastern Indiana and southwestern Ohio, many opportunities await OA students including challenging academics, an award-winning fine arts program, competitive athletics, spiritual growth, service to others, and lifelong friendships. The Senior Class of 2012, achieved $4.1 million in scholarships, and received 190 offers of acceptance from 52 colleges/universities in 10 states. The class achieved a 100 percent graduation rate and 67 percent of the seniors graduated with Academic Honors. Offering nine Advanced Placement courses and 25 electives, Oldenburg Academy students have a wide range of academic choices to help them succeed at both the high school and college level. Oldenburg Academy participates in the Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG) program. Through this program, OA welcomes international students for enrollment for one academic year or beyond. This is a great multicultural learning opportunity,
www.oldenburgacademy.org especially in today’s global economy. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, Oldenburg Academy initiated a dual credit program, where students can earn high school and college credit in various fields of study. Oldenburg Academy offers a wide variety of fine arts classes and co-curricular activities. The Academy is the only school in southeastern Indiana with a full orchestra. It is also the only school with a Pep Orchestra. Student talent is showcased in a number of ways including art shows, concerts, art and music competitions, community performances, and plays. Over 82 percent of the student body participates in interscholastic athletics, with 55 percent of those athletes participating in multiple sports. The Academy offers 19 athletic programs for approximately 200 students. The Twister Athletes compete well in the various sports. Last year, the Girls’ Cross Country team won the Indiana All-Catholic State Championships. Both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams set the school record for wins in a season; the boys’ basketball team won the first sectional game in school history. Five twister track stars were sectional champions in track; one twister was a state finalist in girls’ track. 20112012 marked the third consecutive regional championship in girls’ tennis. In wrestling, OA had two regional qualifiers, one of which won regionals and qualified for semi-state. Oldenburg Academy is excited to initiate a football program. The Twisters will be a JV traveling team in 2013 and 2014. 2015 the team plans on being a varsity program with a full schedule of games and postseason play. “Be Christ to others, let others be Christ to you.” At Oldenburg Academy students are given many opportuni-
ties for spiritual growth. They participate in four years of religion classes, prayer, school masses, class retreats and a variety of campus ministry events and service opportunities. Students may also choose to participate in extended mission trips. All faiths are welcomed at Oldenburg Academy. Approximately 80 percent of students are Catholic and 20 percent are of other faiths. Service-learning is a major component of the Oldenburg Academy experience. A total of 40 hours of service and 20 hours of volunteer activities are expected of all students during their four years at OA. Many students discover how much they enjoy serving others and far exceed the required hours. Students who reach 100 and 500 service hours receive special recognition during their senior year. Last year, students brought in over 2,700 items and $500 for tornado victims in Holton, Indiana. Students and faculty donated school supplies and soccer uniforms/balls to a school in Costa Rica by students and faculty during their spring-break trip. The National Honor Society hosts a blood drive each year, where students and faculty both participate. Anyone interested in learning more about Oldenburg Academy are encouraged to visit the school’s website at www.oldenburgacademy.org. All are welcome to attend OA Open House on Nov. 18. Current eighth graders can schedule a shadow day at the school, where they will shadow OA students, participate in classes, meet teachers and students and seeing what a typical day is like on campus. Any questions or comments can be directed to Annette Hunger at 1-812-934-4440 ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Destination LaSalle: become a Lancer & become your best
f you’re thinking about high school, consider La Salle. It’s closer than you think and may be just right for your son.We are authentically Catholic and we welcome students of all faith backgrounds.
Our students have opportunities to reflect on God’s presence in their lives, especially during retreats with classmates. Class Masses are held in our beautiful De La Salle Chapel, and all-school Masses are held in the larger gym. We offer Reconciliation throughout the year, especially during Advent and Lent. If they choose, students can participate in the Teen Life Coalition and travel to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life in January. They also heed the call to serve others locally and on immersion trips in the U.S. and Central America. Each fall we host a Father-Son mass for dads and sons in the La Salle community. Did you know several La Salle graduates serve as Catholic priests, deacons or brothers? The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s newest Auxiliary Bishop, Joseph Binzer, graduated from La Salle in 1973! We develop ethical leaders. All students participate in a unique four-year leadership development program. La Salle strives to develop every student into a servant leader, equipped with the experience and confidence to lead ethically in a 21st century environment. One way we do that is by offering a unique four-year leadership development program through the De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute. This program challenges each student’s mind (mens), body (corpus) and spirit (anima), and incorporates our call to serve. “Signum Fidei” is Latin for “sign of faith.” Through the program, La Salle intends to develop each student into a service-minded leader who is a sign of faith in his community. We’re affiliated with the Christian Brothers’ Lasallian education network, teaching more K-12 students than any other religious order in the U.S. and around the world. Lasallian education has been transforming lives since 1680! That’s the year St. John Baptist De La Salle founded a religious community, the Brothers of Christian Schools, to train teachers. When the Archdiocese of Cincinnati initiated a large expansion of secondary schools, the Christian Brothers established and staffed an all-male high school in western Hamilton County. In 1960, La Salle High School opened its doors to 260 freshmen. Since then, more than 10,000 young men have graduated with a Lasallian education of body, mind and spirit. We provide students the latest in technology with our Tablet PC program. Each La Salle student has his own Tablet PC to use on our wireless campus to take notes during class and find out about homework assignments. We offer scholarships and need-based financial aid. La Salle is a comprehensive high school. That means
www.lasallehs.net we’re committed to serving students at all academic levels and to offering programs to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Our admissions staff is available to help you navigate the admissions process, including applying for financial aid. We’re conveniently located a mile from I-74 at the North Bend Road/Cheviot exit. We’re located at 3091 North Bend Rd., within easy reach of I-74, Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway, I-75 and I-275, too. At La Salle, we challenge our students academically. They must earn 28.5 credits to graduate, more than any other boys’ or coed school in the Archdiocese and any of La Salle’s athletic competitors in the Greater Catholic League (GCL). We compete in the GCL in 13 sports. We’ve won an Ohio High School Athletic Association award for sportsmanship, ethics and integrity 11 consecutive times – and more than any other school, public or private, in southwest Ohio. (You may know we won State Division I Championships in Basketball and Track & Field during our 50th anniversary year, too!)
Our Pride of La Salle Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, Drama Department, Chorale and Vocal Ensemble have earned rave reviews – and awards. In fact, the Vocal Ensemble earned a Silver Medal in the 2012 World Choir Games (and another Silver competing in the McAuley-La Salle High School Show Choir). Lancers belong to our National Honor Society chapter, a competitive academic team and clubs. We even sponsor our own Venture Crew, which is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. We call these “cocurricular” activities because they’re a valuable part of a student’s high school experience. Open House Nov. 4, Placement Test Nov. 17 Could La Salle be for your son? Let him see for himself! Stop by our Open House Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! To schedule a day for your son to shadow a La Salle student, or to take a one-on-one tour or ask questions about scholarships and financial aid, contact Jake Pucci, director of Admissions, at (513) 741-2365 or email@example.com. The High School Placement Test for eighth grade boys in at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The cost is $30. For more information, visit futurelancers.com, look for cincinnatilasalle on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @lasallepride.
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katelyn rowekamp ’12 art major covington, ky
“I can’t thank Professor Shepard enough for organizing my apprenticeship with Casey Millard. As an art major at TMC, I feel like this is an opportunity of a lifetime.”
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ba in sports entertainment marketing, aa in business cincinnati, oh
“Thomas More really helped me in my transition to law school. Being a student athlete at TMC developed my organization and time management skills. Because of that, I’m confident in my abilities to be prepared for future success.”
what can a degree from tmc do for you? 75 74 Ohio Indiana
Thomas More College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that will equip you to engage the world with integrity for your whole life. A 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows Thomas More to offer individualized attention, producing opportunities that enhance your potential for future success. Arrange a campus tour today and learn more about what a degree from TMC could do for you.
For more information, visit THOMASMORE.EDU or call 859.341.5800. 333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017
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“I’ve been able to engage in cutting edge research through internships at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. It was a great way to apply all that I had been taught in class at TMC.”
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Oldenburg Academy Celebrating 160 Years
Schedule a Shadow Visit Today! Join us for Open House on November 18th from 1:003:00 pm! Register for the Class of 2017 Placement Test on December 8th from 8:30-12:00 pm!
4 star school Accepting Indiana School Choice Scholarship (voucher program)
Student iPad program
Initiating Football For more information, contact Annette Hunger at 812.934.4440 ext. 231, Program in 2013 or visit our website at www.oldenburgacademy.org
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Diamond Oaks the choice for culinary training & more
iamond Oaks Chef Training graduate Catie Bosch continues to collect uring the hot week of July 16-20 six of Diamond Oaks Career Campus seniors awards. attended the Ohio SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Camp at Hocking College. After winning regional and state Food Innovations awards from the educational Oak Hills students Heather Chapman (surgical technology), Aliyah Cole (bioorganization Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, she came back technology), Justin Heiland (pre-engineering), and Michael Warren (sports rehab) from national competition in Orlando with a silver medal for her healthier version of Chicken and Mt. Healthy students Austin Owens (auto body) and Tyler Victor (auto mechanics) Ranch Pizza. worked with the National Guard, Hocking College representatives, and SkillsUSA leaders Kids like pizza, but they don’t always like to eat healthy to develop their own personal leadership skills to bring back to foods. That thinking is what led Bosch of St. Bernard to deDiamond for the 2012-2013 school year. velop Chicken Ranch Pizza. “I love cooking for kids,” said They competed in a creed challenge, obstacle courses, team Bosch. “I looked at combinations of food they like—chicken building exercises, professional development meetings, listened to nuggets dipped in ranch dressing, pizza—and tried to combine guest speakers, and brought home six Statesman’s Awards along those ingredients with vegetables to make a more nutritious with several medals. meal that they would eat.” “What most impressed me about these young leaders was their With the basic concept done, she worked to make her first recicompassion when we went 15 miles outside of Hocking Hills to pe even healthier. Later versions of Chicken Ranch Pizza included the small community of Glouster,” said Diamond Oaks instructor a low-fat yogurt-based homemade dressing and whole wheat flour Angela Broering. in the crust. “Glouster was once a thriving coal mining community, but But creating a new recipe is only part of the Food Innovations has since fallen victim to our economy. Jim Cotter, a native of competition. She had to do marketing research, taste-testing her Glouster, lost his wife last year and decided that he would make product and making changes based on the feedback she received. her dream come true of reviving Glouster by repainting all of She also had to determine the cost of producing the pizza, dethe buildings which are now run down and in need of some velop packaging, calculate nutritional information, and present the TLC. Our students worked with over 200 SkillsUSA campers project to a panel of judges. and more than 60 teachers/advisors to repaint 17 buildings in “Food Innovations is a demanding competition, involving Glouster in just 5 hours. Even though the temperature reached food science, business and presentation skills, and mathematical almost 100 degrees that day, not a single complaint was heard as ability,” said Diamond Oaks Dean Nancy Mulvey. “Catie shone Catie Bosch, right, is a graduate of Diamond Oaks, our student leaders gave of their time and energy to renew this and an award winner in a culinary competition. in every area.” struggling community.”
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GREAT EDUCATION HAS NO BOUNDARIES. Tuition Reciprocity available for 25 Southeast Indiana counties. Cincinnati State offers more than 100 degrees and certificates, as well as one of the nations’s largest co-op programs. It’s a smart start to a four-year degree, or a smart start to a career. Find out more every Tuesday at the College Information Sessions at 9 am and 6:30 pm on our Main Campus. Call (513) 861-7700 or visit www.cincinnatistate.edu/admission.
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Miami regionals: affordable and flexible
iami University’s regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown are flexible and convenient openenrollment commuter campuses, offering affordable four- and two-year degree programs of full Miami quality. training is offered at Greentree -- from high school Today, Miami Hamilton and Miami Middletown offer four bachelor’s degrees, in Nursing, Engineering Technology, Integrative Studies (with 13 concentrations to choose from) and the new Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology (HIT), which prepares students for future success in the evolving U.S. healthcare system. An ever-increasing number of hospitals, doctor’s offices and health-related companies will be converting to electronic record systems. People with degrees in health information technology will be in great demand for many years to come. If your background is in health care you will be able to concentrate on the technical aspects of the HIT bachelor’s degree, while students coming to the program with technical expertise will focus on health care – all with Miami University’s reputation for excellence and all at Miami’s regional campuses. Miami University’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution in June 2012 authorizing a new Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice (CJ) to be offered exclusively at Miami’s regional campus locations, pending approval by the Ohio Board of Regents. The newly developed four-year degree in CJ is expected to be available by January 2013, becoming the fifth bachelor’s degree program at the regional campuses. Additional four-year degree programs are in various stages of consideration and development. Miami’s regional campuses also offer associate degrees in Business Technology, Computer & Information Technology, and Criminal Justice, among others. Flexible schedules include day/evening/weekend classes, and flexible delivery formats include classroom only, blended, and completely online classes. Miami’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester offers a wide range of undergraduate courses complementing those available on the Hamilton and Middletown campuses. New programs and Miami courses also are offered at the Greentree Health Sciences Academy. Combining the expertise of each of its founding partners including Miami, an array of health care
programs to bachelor’s degrees, all in one state-ofthe-art facility on the Atrium Medical Center campus in Middletown where students are immersed in the health care experience while taking classes.
Miami University Middletown
■■ Address: 4200 N. University Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45042 ■■ Web site: http://www.regionals.muohio.edu/ admission ■■ Undergraduate Enrollment Phone: (513) 7273216 ■■ Graduate Enrollment Telephone (Oxford): (513) 529-3734 ■■ Year Founded: 1966 ■■ Current Enrollment: Approximately 3,000 ■■ Student Faculty Ratio: 21:1 ■■ Baccalaureate Degrees: 4 ■■ Associate Degrees: 6 (23 concentrations) ■■ Subject Matter Expertise: Nursing, Engineering Technology, Integrative Studies (10 concentrations), Business Technology ■■ Distance from Downtown Cincinnati: 34 miles ■■ In-State Tuition: Lower Division $4,922 per year; Upper Division $7,481 per year ■■ Out-of-State Tuition: Lower Division $13,811 per year, Upper Division $16,369 per year * *OUT OF STATE tuition at Miami University’s regional campuses is reduced by 50% for residents of these neighboring counties: INDIANA: Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union Wayne. KENTUCKY: Boone, Kenton, Campbell. ■■ Students on Financial Aid: more than 50% ■■ Affiliated Colleges/Satellite Campuses: Miami University at Oxford (main campus), Miami University Hamilton, Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Dolibois European Center (Miami’s Luxembourg campus)
Voice of America Learning Center
■■ Address: 7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069 ■■ Web site: http://www.regionals.muohio.edu/ voalc ■■ Undergraduate Enrollment Phone: (513) 895-
8862 ■■ Graduate Enrollment Telephone (Oxford): (513) 529-3734 ■■ Year Founded: 2009 ■■ Current Enrollment: Approximately 650 ■■ Offers courses supporting Miami Hamilton and Miami Middletown bachelor’s and associate degree programs ■■ Subject Matter Expertise: Professional MBA; Education, Health & Society (graduate level); Bachelor of Integrative Studies (2 concentrations: Family, Gender & Society; Organizational Leadership); Nursing ■■ Distance from Downtown Cincinnati: 24 miles ■■ Affiliated Colleges/Satellite Campuses: Miami University at Oxford (main campus), Miami University Hamilton, Miami University Middletown, Dolibois European Center (Miami’s Luxembourg campus)
Miami University Hamilton
■Address: 1601 ■ University Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio 45011 ■Web ■ site: http://www.regionals.muohio.edu/ admission ■Undergraduate ■ Enrollment Phone: (513) 7853111 ■Graduate ■ Enrollment Telephone (Oxford): (513) 529-3734 ■Year ■ Founded: 1968 ■Current ■ Enrollment: Approximately 4,800 ■Student ■ Faculty Ratio: 21:1 ■Baccalaureate ■ Degrees: 4 ■Associate ■ Degrees: 6 (23 concentrations) ■■ Subject Matter Expertise: Nursing, Engineering Technology, Integrative Studies (13 concentrations), Health Information Technology, Business Technology ■Distance ■ from Downtown Cincinnati: 27 miles ■In-State ■ Tuition: Lower Division $4,922 per year, Upper Division $7,481 per year ■Out-of-State ■ Tuition: Lower Division $13,811 per year, Upper Division $16,369 per year * *OUT OF STATE tuition at Miami University’s regional campuses is reduced by 50% for residents of these neighboring counties: INDIANA: Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union Wayne. KENTUCKY: Boone, Kenton, Campbell. ■Students ■ on Financial Aid: more than 50% ■Affiliated ■ Colleges/Satellite Campuses: Miami University at Oxford (main campus), Miami University Middletown, Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Dolibois European Center (Miami’s Luxembourg campus)
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Cincy State has options, majors for all
t Cincinnati State, change is in the air. The end of summer marks the transition to a semester-based academic calendar. That means autumn classes at Cincinnati State will start much earlier than usual, on Aug. 29, and run at the start of the 2008 recession, these sites – along through Dec. 15. with the growing popularity of online offerings – Looking ahead, after a long holiday break Spring Semester will begin on Jan. 7, 2013 and end April 20. In addition to shaking up its academic calendar, Cincinnati State is opening a brand new campus this fall. Located in downtown Middletown, our northern-most campus will initially offer 13 associate degree and five certificate programs, along with the full range of online courses that the College offers. The initial enrollment target is 200 students. Course offerings will expand in future semesters as demand grows. The College is also taking steps to improve its hangar facilities at its Harrison campus, and has been studying ways to maximize the potential of that operation. What are the long-term implications of all this? The statewide semester conversion now underway at all campuses that don’t already use this system means that Ohio will have a fully integrated system. In theory, it will be easier for students to start their career at one institution and transfer any credits earned to another. Over time, these changes should promote a more efficient delivery of educational services. It may well mean that it becomes more common for a student to begin a college career at a community college or a two-year branch campus (which are typically quite cost-effective) and then enroll at a baccalaureate institution. Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens has noted that the Middletown and Harrison campuses represent growth opportunities for the College. Additionally, should Cincinnati State experience another enrollment spike of the sort that occurred
will provide greater flexibility in meeting demand. In addition to this new campus, Cincinnati State has more online degrees and programs than ever so students can earn a degree anywhere, anytime. Associate Degrees: Accounting Technology, Business Management Technology, Computer Programming & Database Management, Health Information Management, Pre-Business Administration, Public Safety Technology. Online Certificates include: Accounting, Advanced Surveying, Coding Specialist Certificate, Paralegal, Health Information Technology (HIT) with WDC. The semester calendar and the outward expansions are just part of the excitement at Cincinnati State this fall. Also on tap:
The Great Outdoor Weekend
On the weekend of Sept. 22-23, Cincinnati State will join locations across the region in what is being billed as the Great Outdoor Weekend. Our contribution will include a guided tour of our rain gardens and stormwater management project, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. The tour will be led by Mark Deacon, Chair of the Landscape Horticulture Technologies Program. Participants should meet by the Greenhouse near Ludlow Avenue, just east of the Ludlow Garage.
The campus will also be open that weekend, as it is every weekend, for passive tours. Highlights include the Frisbee Golf Course, the Green Infrastructure/Stormwater Management project (signs illustrate controls each step of the way) and the Arboretum. For a description of some of our plantings and our Frisbee golf course, please visit: http://itd1. cincinnatistate.edu/copperleaf/arboretum.htm
On Saturday, Dec. 1, we’ll host the Cincinnati State FIRST Lego League Regional Tournament. Think of it as Rock’n’Roll robotics for the middle school set – students from across the region will visit our campus to compete and learn. Our faculty volunteers are instrumental in organizing and executing this event, which is one in a series that will take place across the country.
The Lego League tournament, and all our home basketball games, will be held atop a brand new court in the gymnasium. This will be a spring-load floor, representing the current state of the art. And the logo you’ll see on the floor was designed by a student who graduated from Cincinnati State in June. It’s hard for our basketball teams to get attention in a region that is home to the likes of UC, XU, UK, UD, Louisville, etc., but we are routinely in the Top 20 national rankings for both men’s and women’s junior college teams.
Speaking of sports, fall soccer is gearing up, and that’s another sport, especially on the men’s side, where Cincinnati State excels. This year, as in recent years, the team will feature a mixture of international and regional talent. Two years ago Cincinnati State was playing for a national title in the championship game. Men’s head coach Mike Combs says we just might have the talent to make another run this year.
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IU East expands as model for regional, community college cooperation
ndiana University East is using a grant from the Tides Center to develop “A New Model for Productivity at Traditional Four-Year Institutions.” The Lumina Foundation is providing the funding. “IU East has earned national and statewide recognition for a model of higher education that is productive, efficient and still of high quality,” said Larry Richards, IU East Interim Chancellor. “The $385,945 grant will provide support to develop further our model for productivity. The model has garnered interest from four-year institutions around the country and, by developing the model, other institutions may be able to adapt it for their own use.” “IU East is proud to share its best practices and to continue to develop new and unique strategies to embrace the challenges of the current economy,” said Special Assistant to the Chancellor Patty Crawford. “Initiatives that encourage partnerships and collaboration, driven by enhanced productivity, efficiency and quality, benefit all parties.” The model was first envisioned when IU East adopted its new mission in 2007 and needed a way to implement it in a time of declining state support. Since then, IU East has become Indiana University’s fastest growing campus, experiencing a 65 percent enrollment increase over four years. The IU East approach was recognized as a model for regional campuses nationwide in a report – “Regional Campuses’ Contributions to State and National Higher Education Goals: A Field Report from Indiana with a Case Study of Indiana University East” – commissioned by the Indiana Chamber Foundation in 2011, with support from the Lumina Foundation, and prepared by an independent firm, MGT of America. The Tides Center grant will help IU East develop further three key strategies: Responsibility Centered Management (RCM), an internal budgeting and accountability system that provides incentives for academic programs and schools to be more productive and efficient with their use of resources; partnerships with community colleges; and online educa-
www.iue.edu tion for bachelor’s degree completion programs. RCM has been an important factor in IU East’s continued enrollment increases, focusing on the same performance factors used by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to recommend state appropriation increases, including increased retention and graduation of students with bachelor’s degrees. RCM has been a central strategy in IU East’s ability to handle more students, retain them at higher rates, and graduate them in a shorter period of time. IU East is the state’s leader in developing partnerships with Ivy Tech Community College, a collaboration that has increased the number of transfer students from the community college to the university, providing the opportunity for more associate degree graduates to complete an IU fouryear degree. The two institutions will continue to work together on building a seamless transition from Ivy Tech to IU East, making the completion of a bachelor’s degree an even more attractive option. Steven Tincher, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Richmond, noted that “our partnership with IU East has developed to the point that Ivy Tech Richmond graduates have a clear path to an IU bachelor’s degree and a support structure for success. This increases the alternatives available for citizens in our region to continue their education at the bachelor degree level and is a great asset for our local community.” Recently, IU East added three more bachelor’s degree online completion programs to its academic portfolio, bringing the total online offerings available to 10. Students who have completed their general education requirements and earned an associate degree can complete their bachelor’s degree in a comparable discipline online within two years. For IU East, online students represent a significant potential for continued enroll-
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Thomas More: small classes = success
Students’ achievements and outcomes
The average ACT for the 2011 freshman class is 23. Last year, TMC students scored in the 91st percentile on their general proficiency test against peer institutions. In the last 10 years, Thomas More College history majors have achieved a 90 percent law school acceptance rate, and 100 percent of English majors have been accepted to graduate school. Last year, 86 percent of the 2011 nursing graduates obtained employment at area hospitals and healthcare providers. The psychology program has grown by more than 20 majors in just the last two years. For the past five years, more than 50 graduates from the biology and environmental sciences programs have been accepted into medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy and graduate schools. Thomas More College celebrates the 91st anniversary of its founding in 1921 this year. The College launched 90 Days of Service, a three-month initiative through which students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of Thomas More College perform service hours for organizations throughout the United States and beyond. Anyone can participate and is invited to visit thomasmore.edu/90days. A 16-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio offers individualized attention which results in meaningful relationships and greater professional opportunities, such as personalized internship placements. Thomas More was recently ranked 49th in southern regional universities by U.S. News and World Report. The College is consistently recognized as a “College of Distinction” by Student Horizons, Inc. TMC alumni event attendance has steadily increased by 120 percent over the past four years.
cellor Scholars, has been established to advise Campus Ministry on programs and events and enhance the liturgical life on campus. The College succeeded in raising more than $1.6 million for its environmental sciences programs. Construction on a LEEDcertified education conference center and residential facility at the Biology Field Station is scheduled for this fall, and renovation of labs at the main campus is in progress. Significant efforts to expand regional STEM programs for K-12 students are underway.
The College’s resident student population is at an all-time high, with nearly 350 students living on campus. Construction on the new $3.5 million chapel project is planned this fall, with expected completion of Mary, Seat of Wisdom chapel within a year. The first installation of “Sculpting Spaces” outside of the library has brought more aesthetic awareness to the College’s artistic offerings. Currently, four art majors are apprenticing with highly-respected local artists. A new student group, composed of Chan-
Excellent education value
100 percent of traditional full-time students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. The average institutional financial aid package at Thomas More College is $12,000 per person, per year. The Thomas More Trust unites and expands institutional financial aid offerings, which makes a high quality education more affordable. The College’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program allows eligible veterans to attend tuition-free.
Service learning opportunities
Service-learning opportunities, theologi-
cal study and on-campus worship services reinforce the Catholic heritage of Thomas More College and encourage students to seek the truth and use their knowledge to better humankind. Sociology students logged more than 2,500 hours of service in the 2010-2011 academic year.
Success on the field, court & in the classroom
As a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), students have the opportunity to participate in 16 intercollegiate varsity sports. Since 1991, Thomas More College athletic teams have achieved 37 NCAA Division III Tournament berths. Since joining the PAC in 2005, the Saints have earned 18 tournament titles, 25 regular season titles, 18 players of the year and 15 coaches of the year. In the past five years, 313 student-athletes have earned all-conference honors, while 283 have achieved the PAC Honor Roll. The Saints’ football team is ranked the 2nd winningest team by win percentage in NCAA’s Division III Football Record Book for 2011. The women’s basketball team is ranked No. 14 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top-25 Honor roll for the 2010-2011 academic year.
From Page 14 ment growth and are a key aspect of its fiscal strategy. Crawford said that this initiative to develop the model of productivity for four-year institutions benefits the campus because IU East can assure its students of a quality IU education in the most costeffective and efficient manner possible. She added the community will benefit as IU East and Ivy Tech work together to provide the tools and resources necessary to accommodate a highly diverse group of education seekers. The initiative will also benefit the state because, over the next 20 years, employers will demand more bachelor degree completers; however, the current rate of bachelor’s degree production will not meet that economic need, she said. “Our online degree completion programs provide a high-quality experience while also providing adults the flexibility to learn from home or work, and to do so on their own schedule. This will increase the state’s ability to keep up with a constantly changing economic and political landscape, making Indiana a stronger and more competitive player in the national and world economy,” Crawford said.
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