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December 22, 2014



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The Columbus State Winter/Holiday Closure runs Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015.  The college reopens on Friday, January 2, 2015. Additionally, college offices will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24.

Starting today, Monday, December 22, Facilities Management will block off the accessible spaces in the 2E lot for improvements. Work will be ongoing throughout the beginning of next week and will wrap up the following week. While these spaces are blocked off, other accessible spaces are available in the 1E, 34S and 3E lots. See a parking map of campus here.


Cornerstone applicant tracking system now live

Columbus State’s new applicant tracking system, “Cornerstone,” is now live at This is the site for external applicants only. Internal applicants (Columbus State employees) do not use the external site because "internal only" jobs are not posted there. Instead, internal candidates should use their personal career site, which can be found by logging into  To assist our employees with the new process of applying for jobs within Columbus State, we have developed a brief instructional guide which can be accessed by clicking on Cornerstone Quick Guide – Internal Applicant.

Please feel free to contact your assigned business partner or recruiting specialist with questions or concerns.  If you have not received the one-page contact list for your unit's Employment Services team, please let Human Resources know. Thank you in advance for your efforts and patience as we all learn this new system together!


NISOD conference seeks presentation proposals

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is currently accepting proposals to present breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions at the 2015 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas, May 23-26. The conference is an opportunity to showcase our many programs and initiatives for student success and to network with others doing similar work in and out of the classroom. President Harrison has been invited to speak during the program for college administrators.

The submission deadline is January 9, 2015. Presenters receive a discount on conference registration. Learn more about the conference and submitting proposals at




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