Category Archives: Trivia

Tuesday Trivia: What did students do with ice on Fountain Square on Christmas Eve 1976?

When most of us think of ice and Fountain Square, we probably think of the ice skating rink.  However, on Christmas Eve 1976, students at Cincinnati State (then called Cincinnati Technical College) used ice in a completely different way to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Why did Cincinnati State students build a concrete canoe?

Back in 1979, students in the Civil Engineering Technology program decided to undertake a big challenge.  Using advanced state-of-the-art concrete technology, they decided to see if they could build a canoe out of concrete that would float.  According to a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Why were all the clocks stopped at Cincinnati State in the mid-1970s?

Do you ever watch the clock during class wishing for the time to go by quickly?  Well, back in the mid-1970s, watching the clock during class at Cincinnati State (then called Cincinnati Technical College – CTC) was not possible.  All … Continue reading

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Tuesday Trivia: Where was Cincinnati State’s first extension campus?

Back in November 1970, Cincinnati State (then called Cincinnati Technical Institute) opened its first extension center at Colerain High School in conjunction with the Northwest School District.   Charles Kern, as assistant principal at Colerain High School, served as the … Continue reading

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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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