Sinclair Community College

Jerry Kenney

Yesterday, Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio's 10th District held a field hearing at Sinclair Community College to discuss the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems. 

Congressman Turner chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.  He says the reason for the hearing was two-fold: to assess how safely Unmanned Aerial System can be integrated into domestic airspace, and what opportunities that would provide the Miami Valley.

A 200-apartment student housing complex is being planned for downtown Dayton, one of the city's largest downtown residential projects in recent years.

The $18 million project will be on the site of the former Dayton Daily News building and adjoining property.

The Dayton Daily News reported Thursday that Cox Media Group plans to sell the property to the nonprofit United Housing and Community Services Corporation of California.

The paper says that company would partner with Missouri-based Student Suites to build the 350-bed facility near  Sinclair Community College.

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Sinclair Community College is slated to get a nearly $12 million federal grant for the development of job training in information technology.

Sinclair  will receive the funding to lead a consortium to develop the training. The U.S. Department of Labor says the money is part of $500 million in grants announced through a program that promotes skill development and jobs in certain fields through partnerships between employers and training providers.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 6, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with participants in Diversity Night at Garden Station, one of many activities related to the performance of the Laramie Project at Sinclair Community College.

-New Ohio Gude Tour #1: Huffman Prairie, by Aileen LeBlanc

-Jerry Kenney speaks with DeShona Pepper Robertson from Stivers School for the Arts about the upcoming summer arts camp.

This week Sinclair Community College begins a series of events around The Laramie Project - a play that deals with the brutal 1998 kidnapping and murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.  

Events taking place this week include workshops, readings of the play, and lectures by Greg Pierotti, an associate writer and member of the Tectonic Theater Project.  In the wake of Shepard’s death, the company traveled to Laramie and conducted more than 200 community interviews.  From that - The Laramie Project was born

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 29, 2012 containing the following stories:

-An Introduction to the Road Trip Series, by Sandra Sleight-Brennan

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Steven Skiles, chair of the Theatre and Dance Department at Sinclair Community College about their upcoming production of The Laramie Project.

-Readings from the Dayton Metro Library: Marian Schwilk-Thomas

The January 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Kathy Rowell from Sinclair Community College on making a difference in cynical times.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

As part of its Workforce Development program, Sinclair Community College will run its first Unmanned Aerial Systems training class this week.

Sinclair says the purpose of the training program is to introduce students to the "basic aspects of UAS operations" focusing on ground training, global information and systems integration, among other things.

The course will be taught by experts from Sinclair and its UAS training partners, including the University of Dayton, the Center for UAV Exploitation, Woolpert design firm, and Co-Operative Engineering Services Inc. (CESI).