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November 6, 2014


A salute to our veterans and military students

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Col.Todd M. Audet, Commander of the 200th Red Horse Squadron in the United States Air Force, addresses the crowd at the second annual Columbus State Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, held Wednesday on campus. Today, the Mobile Healthcare Enrollment Van and other VA support offices and organizations will be on the Columbus Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Veterans Day Parade kicks off at noon downtown

Come and cheer Columbus State’s Military and Veterans Services entry in the annual Columbus Veterans Day Parade, Friday, November 7, stepping off at noon on Nationwide Blvd. and High St. The parade ends at Veterans Memorial on Broad St. The Statehouse cannons will be fired on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse to begin the parade in honor of Ohio’s veterans. Re-enactors from the 1st Ohio Battery A will be on hand to discuss the historic 1864 cannons.


Reminder: Arts and Sciences Lecture Series to present “The Rise of ISIS” Nov. 10

Join the Arts and Sciences Division at a special talk by guest Dr. Peter Mansoor, associate professor and General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at The Ohio State University, who will present “The Rise of ISIS.” The talk will be held Monday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.  The talk is free and open to the public.


Delaware Campus kicks off holiday drive for People in Need


Employees and students at the Columbus State Delaware Campus will begin their annual  donation drive for the People in Need, Inc. (PIN) of Delaware County, on Wednesday, November 12, in Moeller Hall.  PIN provides emergency assistance to residents of Delaware County.

The PIN Holiday Clearing House program provides new toys, clothing, gift certificates, gifts and food to Delaware County families with children and senior/disabled homebound residents. In 2013, the PIN Holiday Clearing House served 1,241 children, 765 adults, and 214 homebound senior or disabled residents. Coordinating the drive is Dr. Rick Bartlett, professor in Business Programs. Please join in this worthwhile activity by bringing non-perishable food items, new toys, gift certificates, new clothing items and gift items to Moeller Hall, or arranging a delivery to the Delaware Campus from your location!Monetary donationsor gift cards can be delivered toBartlett in DA-124, or Marcia Holleman at the Student Services Desk in Moeller Hall.


McClain presents on student success panel at UC

group photo Panel members at the AHEAD conference were, from left: Cassandra Jones, Xavier University; Tiffany McClain, Columbus State; Lois Harris, The Ohio State University; Andrew Zeisler, Miami University; Michael Southern, University of Cincinnati;  moderator Caity McCandless, The Ohio State University; and moderator Laura Ackerman-Cherry, Ohio Dominican University.

Tiffany McClain, director of Disability Services, joined four other college and university directors on a Keynote Panel at the October conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability-Ohio Affiliate.

Held on the campus of the University at Cincinnati-Clermont, the panel discussion provided insight to the attendees about service delivery to students with disabilities in a higher education setting. The theme of the conference was “One Goal, Many Paths,” which highlighted the many ways that services could be delivered at institutions of higher learning—all with the collective goal of enhancing student success.


General Education group to host two open forums

The General Education Charter Group was formed to revise the general education statement and outcomes for Columbus State.  This statement and outcomes are critical to the college's identity and in guiding its assessment process, but they have not been updated since 2005, according to group member Dr. Jeffrey Bates.

The group, made up of faculty members, has drafted a new statement, a set of goals and associated outcomes, which can be viewed online here. (Intranet is not available off campus) The General Education group invites all those interested to attend one of two open forums, where they will explain the development process and results, and answer any questions. The forums are Friday, November 14, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in WD 402; and Tuesday, November 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in FR 106.



Bookstore wins second in national display contest

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The creative ability of Merchandise Assistant Zachery Hill recently placed the Columbus State Bookstore second in a national contest by Case Logic/Thule products. The judges were impressed by Columbus State’s display, bested only by the North Dakota State University Bookstore. Utah State University placed third. Congrats to Zach!




Health Rewards briefing offered Nov. 13

Fulltime employees with UHC coverage will have an opportunity to go through the Health Rewards web portal and ask questions about Columbus State’s Health Rewards Program on Thursday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m. in CT 106.  Employees should bring their UHC insurance card to the session.            

In the Health Rewards program employees and their spouse or domestic partner covered under either of the UHC plans through Columbus State must reach eight (8) points to maintain a 20 percent payroll contribution. The deadline to accumulate points for the 2016 year is June 30, 2015.

More information can be found online here.  A tutorial on using the point system is also online.  Contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator for additional questions.


Article from FDA explains how generic drugs are scrutinized


November issue of Wellness Online

Learn about pre-diabetes, the benefits of walking, and how to quit tobacco in the November issue of Wellness Online, the newsletter from UnitedHealthcare.



Discovery District happenings

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The public is invited to attend the dedication of the historical marker recognizing the Snowden-Gray House on Thursday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. Built in 1852, the home has been recognized as the finest example of Italianate architecture in Columbus, and was home to Civil War Governor David Tod from 1862–1864. RSVP to And you are invited to stay for “Christmas Traditions in the White House” presented by Jeri Diehl Cusack from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served for $15. RSVP to Nancy Henry at 451-5281 for this event.

The Topiary Park is lighting up the garden on Friday, November 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. It’s the perfect way to start the season and stick around downtown to enjoy the parks and eateries before it gets crowded for the holidays!

Don’t forget about State Auto’s lighting. Brighten up your Wednesday by walking down to State Auto, Wednesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m. for the lighting of their enormous decorations and the Nativity scene.

And mark your calendar for the Discovery District’s “Holiday Trolley Hop” on Saturday, December 13. There will be two trolleys going through the District making scheduled stops to take people into the organizations for stories, crafts and more. It’s free and should be on everyone’s Holiday Bucket List to attend!

Discovery District continues survey about safety

logoThe members of the Discovery Special Improvement District would like to know if Columbus State staff and faculty feel safe in this area of town, in order to help property owners maintain a vibrant, walkable, and safe neighborhood. If you have not already taken their survey, please take a moment to answer a few questions about your perceptions.  Discovery District Safety Survey




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