Higher Education

Tri-C Westshore Campus celebrates the 'Year of the Brain'

The Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus announces an ongoing lecture series on the brain for the 2013-14 academic year. The Westshore Campus will host a conversational brown bag lunch series, as well as an evening interactive lecture series. Please note some lunch series conversations will occur at Corporate College West. All are free and open to the public.

The lunchtime lecture series is based on the "Charlie Rose: The Brain Series" program, which began airing on PBS in 2009. "The Brain Series" is a multi-part program hosted by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, M.D., which explores the final frontier of neuroscience research examining current advances in brain science.

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Volume 5, Issue 18, Posted 10:31 AM, 09.04.2013

Tri-C and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center partner for astronomy class

Beginning this semester, Cuyahoga Community College is partnering with Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for its 14-week astronomy course. The Thursday afternoon class, taught by top-notch Tri-C faculty, will take place at the Schuele Planetarium at the Science Center in Bay Village. The three-credit class begins online Sept. 9.

This exciting new course option for students interested in astronomy is a blended learning course, where parts of the lecture and laboratory will be delivered online through recorded lectures, digital simulations and online activities. Class time will utilize the resources at the planetarium and focus on developing problem-solving skills.

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Volume 5, Issue 18, Posted 10:37 AM, 09.04.2013

New Tri-C president sworn in at Westshore Campus

The Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus hosted its board of trustees meeting on Thursday, June 27. And what an historic board meeting it was. The new Tri-C college President Dr. Alex Johnson was sworn in, and outgoing President Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton received president emeritus status.

“Thank you for your support of my presidential leadership and guidance you provided me as we worked to achieve the mission, vision and values of Cuyahoga Community College,” said Thornton to the board members.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 9:46 AM, 07.09.2013

Bay High student awarded BAYarts' Purdy scholarship

Megan See, an art student at Bay High School, was the first recipient of the BAYarts Ruth Purdy-Leslie Scholarship. The $500 award is for a student attending college in the fall for a career in an art field. Megan is a multi-award winning ceramic artist going to Cleveland Institute of Art in the fall who won the judges over with her passionate and focused application.

The scholarship is the first of its kind through the Ruth Purdy-Leslie Scholarship. The fund was created by friends and family of former Bay Village art teacher and resident Ruth Purdy-Leslie. Ruth's mother, Marianne, was one of the founders of the original Baycrafters, and Ruth continued to teach and take classes at BAYarts in her adult life. A colorful memorial garden on BAYarts campus features stones and sculptures created by her former students. A mural created by the Rustbelt Monster Collective is the backdrop.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:34 AM, 04.30.2013

Tri-C Westshore to hold job recruitment information sessions

Cuyahoga Community College’s Westshore Campus is hiring to fill daytime and evening teaching and tutoring positions for the Summer Session and/or Fall Semester 2013. There will be two information sessions on Tuesday, May 14 – the first from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second from 5-7 p.m.

During the information sessions, interested parties will talk with faculty, tour the campus and learn more about being an adjunct faculty member or tutor.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:29 AM, 04.30.2013

Ashland University to host MBA open house in Westlake

Ashland University’s master of business administration degree program will host an open house on March 12 at its Westlake Center at Corporate College, 25425 Center Ridge Rd.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. The open house will help area business professionals discover their goals and develop a learning plan to navigate a successful career. Those attending will hear how Ashland University’s customized learning approach helps target the precise knowledge, skills and competencies needed to succeed in today’s business climate. Current MBA students will also be on hand to answer questions about the program.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 9:48 AM, 03.05.2013

Ohio Wesleyan student from Westlake wins scholarship

The Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association is holding their annual Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, May 19 at Westwood Country Club in Rocky River. Among the college women receiving a $2,000 scholarship is Rachel L. Piskos, member of Delta Delta Delta at Ohio Wesleyan University and Westlake High School graduate. Seven other women also from the Greater Cleveland area were also selected to receive scholarships. 

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:38 AM, 05.15.2012

Grade school kids improve reading skills at CSU's West Center

The patter of little feet could be heard throughout Cleveland State University’s West Center this summer as grade school children from the area participated in a six-week tutoring and summer reading program. The program is part of the “Literature-Based Reading Methods for Children” course for Undergraduate and Graduate students through CSU’s College of Education. 

Each of the 12 participants was assigned either an undergraduate or graduate student who mentored and coached them throughout the entire six weeks. Professor Patrice Dusenbury said, “Students were assessed for reading levels. The CSU students then did lesson plans to strengthen reading strategies and skills for reading comprehension and writing.”

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Volume 2, Issue 18, Posted 2:50 PM, 09.01.2010

Geology class is really 'rock'-ing

Cleveland State University West Center Geology 100 students are not only studying the relationship of time to the earth; they are also studying the time the entire class has been on the earth.

Professor Heather Gallacher has the pleasure of teaching 11 traditional CSU student and nine CSU Project 60 students. (Project 60 is a University program that allows students age 60+ to enroll in credit classes tuition free if the academic space is available.) The aggregate age of the students in the Geology class is close to 1,000 years young.

The class includes a Fulbright scholar, a NASA engineer, 19 college degrees ranging from Associate to Ph.D. and two students who began their careers at CSU the year the University incorporated in 1964. They were fans of the Fenn College basketball team, the Fenn Foxes.

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 4:30 PM, 04.15.2010

Business graduates on the rise at CSU West Center

Six Cleveland State University West Center students will proudly walk across the stage to receive their degrees as part of the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration Program as they completed their studies at the close of the Summer, 2009 Semester. The students, Mohammed Quardi, Chris Ebenger, Michael Volpe, Dawn Patrick, James Leuzzi and Katherine Moody, began the program’s first cohort in August, 2008. Each student was able to take classes in six- or ten-week increments at CSU’s West Center, allowing them to complete their required curriculum at an accelerated pace.
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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 1:53 PM, 09.22.2009