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About Cincinnati State Archives

This is the official blog of the archives of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. The blog will highlight important photos, documents, exhibits, and other items which chronicle the history of Cincinnati State.

Tuesday Trivia: How many Presidential candidates have visited Cincinnati State’s campus over the years?

Fall is just around the corner, which means election season.  So, today’s trivia question is: How many United States Presidential candidates have visited Cincinnati State’s campus over the years? The correct answer is 3: Gary Hart (Presidential candidate in 1984) … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: What former professional athlete once served on Cincinnati State’s Board of Directors?

What former professional athlete once served on Cincinnati State’s Board of Directors? That would be former major league baseball player Dave Parker.  In August of 1984, Parker was appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve a 3 year term … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: How many women were enrolled in the first year at Cincinnati State?

In the Fall 2013 semester, there were 5,513 women enrolled at Cincinnati State (49% of the total student population).  Do you know how many women were enrolled in the very first class at Cincinnati State (then called Cincinnati Cooperative School … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Cincinnati State Baseball anyone?

Do we have any baseball fans out there?  Did you know that Cincinnati State briefly had its own baseball team?  The college hinted at adding a baseball team for many years starting in the late 1970s.  However, it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Did you know that June 29th is Johnnie Mae Berry Day?

Did you know that June 29th is the anniversary of the official Johnnie Mae Berry Day in Cincinnati?  Who was Johnnie Mae Berry and why is Cincinnati State’s library named for her? Back in 1979, the city of Cincinnati officially … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: What 2 professional sports teams once called Cincinnati State campus home?

Did you know that not one, but 2 professional sports teams once called the campus of Cincinnati State home? Yes, Trechter Memorial Stadium which once stood at Central Parkway and Ludlow Avenue where the 2 parking garages and Lot C … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Why is our mascot the Surge?

Did you know that the mascot at Cincinnati State is called the “Surge”?  Why is that?  And what exactly is a “surge”? Before the college became a community college in 1994, our mascot was the Tigers.  The school’s colors at … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: How big was the first graduating class?

Just this past weekend, some 1,228 students graduated from Cincinnati State.  Do you know how many students graduated in the very first class at Cincinnati State (then called Cincinnati Cooperative School of Technology) in 1968? According to this News article from … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: The cost of education

Do you know what it cost to attend Cincinnati State (then called Cincinnati Technical Institute) when the college first started in 1969? Tuition (per in-school term):   $100 for Cincinnati city resident. $125 for non-Cincinnati city resident Materials and Books (approximately): … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Sculptures on campus

Ever wonder about the sculptures on campus?  Who built them?  When were they installed?  Do they have a name?  Here’s some information to satisfy your curiosity. The largest sculpture on campus sits on the hill below the Health Professions Building.  … Continue reading

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