The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the primary activities planning committee for the NC State/OSU-M campus. The members are responsible for planning and implementing social, cultural, physical, emotional, and spiritual programs for the campus community. Some of the events include May Daze, Murder Mystery, Tuesday Afternoon Get-Together (second Tuesday of the month) comedians, and lecturers, just to mention a few. These events are open to all students, faculty, and staff. Select events are open to the public.
CAB provides the opportunities for students to become effective and productive leaders, as well as develop personal, professional, and leadership skills through planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of activities for students, faculty, and staff at North Central State College. Any student interested in becoming a part of the Campus Activities Board should stop by the Office of Student Engagement, second floor of Eisenhower, or call 419-755-4313.
The Campus Cafeteria is located on the first floor of Eisenhower. The Campus Cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch, which includes selections of hot entrees and sides, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Check the weekly menu for cook to order specials. The Cyber Café is located in the main entrance of Ovalwood Hall and features specialty coffees, gourmet deli sandwiches and salads, desserts and pastries. The Café provides a relaxed comfortable atmosphere offering big screen TV’s, WiFi and a fireplace for your enjoyment. Students also have access to vending machines that are located in most buildings throughout the campus courtesy of the Campus Cafeteria.
The Campus Recreation Center (CRC) offers a diverse combination of intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, and open recreation activities to students, faculty, staff, alumni, family members, and guests of North Central State College. The Campus Recreation Center contains a cardio and fitness area, a weight room, locker room facilities for both men and women, and a multipurpose gym sufficient for playing a variety of team and individual sports. The cardio and fitness equipment available to patrons includes: elliptical machines, a punching bag, a row machine, a stair stepper, stationary bicycles, treadmills, decline sit-up benches, an abdominal resistance chair, and workout videos with a TV and mat area. The weight room supplies include dumbbells, a squat rack, a preacher curl, a leg press machine, pull-up/dip machine, a multi-station weight machine, and two flat panel TV’s. In addition to using the facility, a wide array of sports equipment, locks, towels, and radios may be checked out with a current NC State ID card.
The Campus Recreation Center features outdoor facilities including two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a football field, a soccer field, a softball diamond, and a sand volleyball court. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible to participate in the competitive intramural program for the following sports: tennis, sand volleyball, flag football, dodge ball, basketball, indoor volleyball, softball, tug-of-war, street hockey, kickball, indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, outdoor soccer, and corn hole. Special events and tournaments such as 3-on-3 basketball, 3 point shoot-out, golf scramble, and softball tournaments are also organized throughout the year.
Additionally, students can try out for the school athletic teams, which consist of men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading, and baseball. Depending on the sport, tryouts and practice are usually held at the beginning of Fall semester. (Soccer and volleyball begin before school in mid-June). Teams compete in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference and play games within Ohio and the surrounding states. In addition to our intramurals, athletic programs, and special events, we also offer non-credit courses for a minimal fee. Classes include Cardio Kickboxing, Personal Training, Yoga, and Zumba.
Contact the Campus Recreation Center at 419-755-4041 for additional information about guest and family passes or drop in for a tour and pick up more information. The Campus Recreation Center’s website along with the Mansfield Mavericks Facebook account is also available for information regarding our intramurals, athletics, and recreation events.
The Child Development Center (CDC) opened in 1994 with the purpose of serving the child care needs of North Central State College, The Ohio State University-Mansfield students and our community while operating as a teaching laboratory for college students preparing for careers with young children and their families. The following programs are provided at the CDC to students, faculty, staff, and members of our community:
Prenatal/Infant/Toddler services are enriched in several ways. A federal Early Head Start (EHS) grant allows for enrollment of forty infants, toddlers, and pregnant women in either center-based or home based services. EHS is a program designed to respond to the unique strengths, interests, and needs of each child and family. Services and supports are layered into early care and education services.
Infant/Toddler center based care and education are also offered to families who do not qualify for the EHS program. There is a seamless integration of the EHS center based and Infant/Toddler programs in the three mixed age classrooms serving children from six weeks to three years of age.
Preschool services are offered in two classrooms. We assure that the care and education provided to enrolled children are based on Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards. Children learn best when they have positive and caring relationships with adults and other children; when they receive carefully planned, intentional guidance and assistance; and when they can safely encounter and explore many interesting things in their environment. Skilled teaching staff maintain appropriate expectations, providing each child with the right mix of challenge, support, sensitivity, and inspiration. These learning environments support thinking abilities, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, social competencies and development of children.
Our curricula are inspired and influenced by multiple research-based approaches. Assessment of children and documentation of their progress, research and various standards, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards, and National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards, assist teaching staff in facilitating intentional learning experiences and opportunities while providing guidance to foster children’s growth and development. Staff value and respect family members as a child’s first and most important teachers.
The CDC enrolls prenatal women, children six weeks through kindergarten entry and summer school-age children kindergarten completion through third grade. Open Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Center offers full-day, full-year services and flexible scheduling to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and community. The Child Development Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as well as accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. An additional sign of quality services is the attainment of a five star rating from Ohio’s Step Up To Quality rating system and an Ohio Healthy Program developing healthy lifestyles in children and families.
If you would like to arrange a visit to learn more about our programs, please call 419-755-5600. You can find our child application on the North Central State College web-site or pick one up during your visit.
Students interested in work-study opportunities at the CDC are encouraged to call 419-755-4899 for NC State students, or 419-755-4234 for Ohio State Mansfield students.
North Central State College strives to maintain an environment conducive to teaching and learning. Therefore, whenever children are brought to the campus they must remain with their parents, guardians, or caretakers in all areas of the College. Whether or not a child can be brought into a classroom is at the discretion of each faculty member.
Student health insurance information is available from the College Welcome Center in Kee Hall. The low cost insurance program is designed specifically for full-time students who traditionally are inadequately insured. In many cases, family insurance plans do not cover family members beyond age 27. Additional student insurance is available for the dependents of students upon request.
The student web portal, known as MyNC, gives students the ability to access class schedules, grades, and financial aid records, search courses, perform degree audits and register for classes online. For more information about MyNC, go to the college website at www.ncstatecollege.edu.
Free, personal counseling is available to currently enrolled NC State students who feel that certain problems in their personal lives are preventing them from being able to focus on their academic work. The goal of this program is not to provide long-term counseling, but rather to help students focus on their immediate barriers to success, explore options, and take the actions necessary to be academically successful. Interested students should contact a Success Coach/Advisor in the Student Success and Transition Center at 419-755-4764, or the Office of Specialized Supportive Services at 419-755-4727.
Security personnel patrol the campus buildings and grounds on a 24-hour basis. The security officers:
You are encouraged to seek their assistance when needed. Security may be reached by calling 419-755-4218 or 419-755-4346 for Main Campus. Security for the Kehoe Center can be reached at 419-545-1199, 419-545-4143, or 419-913-9194. For all emergencies at the Kehoe Center, dial 911 or contact the Shelby Police Department.
As a part of our commitment to safety on campus, and in compliance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, the campus safety and security report is provided annually. Copies of the report are available on the College website at http://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/media-custom/PDF/Security/Security.pdf or in Room 161 of Riedl Hall.
All registered NC State students are assigned an email account. Student email accounts should be checked on a regular basis for college news and announcements. Students should use their assigned email accounts when communicating via email with faculty members or other college personnel. For more information about student email accounts, go to http://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/help.html.
ID cards are provided free to all NC State students. The photos are taken in the Campus Recreation Center during normal operating hours. The ID card must be presented with a current validation sticker upon entering the CRC and is required for checking out sports equipment, using campus computer labs, receiving special student rates for campus activities, and for library privileges.
Money can be added to the ID card via the BuckID webpage at https://buckid.osu.edu for printing in campus computer labs.
A photo ID and a validation sticker are needed to acquire a new student ID. Validation stickers are obtained at the Cashier’s Office located in Fallerius Technical Education Center. Students should place this sticker on the back of the NC State ID card to validate it for the current semester. Students attending Spring semester may use that ID for the summer even if they are not attending summer classes. Students enrolled who have a current paid fee sticker and a College ID can use the RTA system free of charge.
The Student Union is located on the second floor of the Eisenhower Center. It offers the perfect environment for you to relax between classes, meet new people, and hold group study sessions. These facilities include a big screen TV with plenty of seating; a gas log fireplace with comfortable furniture; and a Game Room with pool tables, video games, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, Xbox 360, a Wii and more. Lots of entertainment occurs in the Union during the day, including free entertainment and food on the second Tuesday of the month in the Union area. In addition to the above activities, the Office of Student Engagement serves as a central office for campus student organizations and ticket sales on campus. Tickets are sold for a variety of events including, but are not limited to, the Arts and Lecture series and special events. For more information, call 419-755-4314.
Ohio State Mansfield theatre tickets may be purchased by calling 419-755-4045.