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The Workforce Training and Business Development Center at Central State University-Dayton has developed a program, Workforce Training to Develop Your Career Pathway, with workshops lasting one to three weeks. Participants will learn in a hybrid format combining classroom, online, and practical, hands-on labs. As part of the program, a workshop on welding and heat treatment is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5-9.
Central State University Extension offering Black Heritage Community Garden Project at Seed-to-Bloom Botanical and Community Garden
Central State University Extension (CSU-E) is offering a free program, the Black Heritage Community Garden Project, at the Central State Seed-to-Bloom Botanical and Community Garden, located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road, across from the main University entrance. The program will be offered from May 18 through September 14.
Dr. Ramanitharan Kandiah, professor of Environmental Engineering and chair of the Department of Water Resources Management, received his Diplomate, American Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE) Certificate, making him one of only 800 people around the world who have received this designation. Recently, Kandiah was accepted as an American Society of Civil Engineers-Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) fellow (class of 2023).
The College Bowl Company announced a new program — the HBCU Spotlight Awards — to support the HBCU mission. The award honors accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and math; the arts; community service; and more. If you believe that you, someone you know, or Central State University itself is making the world a better place, share that information with the HBCU Spotlight Awards by contacting HBCUSpotlightAwards@gmail.com.
For the first time in its 60-year history, WCSU, the first federally licensed HBCU radio station, will have a national over-the-air broadcasting presence with Funky Friday Live with host Trent Darby, a Dayton, Ohio, native and a 30-year radio veteran. Darby weaves funk artists of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with anecdotal knowledge of the genre’s history.
Dr. Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, professor of manufacturing engineering, has co-authored a recently published book, "Emerging Technologies in Manufacturing." The book, co-authored by Drs. Matthew Sadiku, Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, and Philip Adebo, addresses emerging technologies in the manufacturing industry, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, 3-D printing, and augmented reality, in an easily digestible format. It also details examples of how manufacturers are adopting innovative technologies.
The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management has announced its fall 2023 New Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program.
Central State University has honored four top scholars from the Honors College for the 2022-2023 academic year. They include Davaughn Major of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Roy Burrows Jr. of the College of Business, Lovie-Afi Greene of the College of Education, and Kayla Smith of the John W. Garland College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture.
Central State University President Dr. Jack Thomas announces he will not seek a new contract. "As I reflect upon my time as President, I wish to thank the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni for their support throughout my leadership tenure here. It has been an honor advocating tirelessly for the University through my interactions with national and world leaders, governors, legislators, and leaders of multiple constituencies. I am grateful for the opportunity to interact with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who make up the Central State University family. It has been a privilege serving you as President."
As high school students, Asiah and Daijah Robinson attended Metro Early College High School while living with their parents, Hollie and Ronald Robinson. Their interest in agriculture was piqued by their grandmother, who had a garden at her home in Columbus, Ohio.