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August 3, 2015


Reminder: First Wednesday to be held Aug. 5

The monthly meeting First Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, August 5, starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor. A live stream will also be available at: by logging in with the password cougars.


Giles named Assistant Director of Recruitment


Columbus State has named Thomas Giles as the new Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach.

Giles has a wealth of experience working in recruitment and serving students.  After working as a branch manager for Woodforest National Bank for several years, Giles began working in higher education as the assistant director of Admissions for Catawba College, NC, where he worked as the travel recruitment coordinator helping to build recruitment territories along the east coast.

After relocating to Ohio in 2014, he began working for Columbus State as a systems specialist because of his background working with CRMs (Customer Relationship Management software).

Most recently, Giles worked as an International Enrollment advisor where he corresponded daily with prospective students from all over the world. Giles is also involved with Columbus State as a mentor in the M.A.N. Initiative, has served on committees including the New Hire Search Committee and the Black History Month Committee, and has helped host events such as the International Student Picnic and the Annual Interfaith Panel. Giles earned a BA in Communications from Catawba College in 2005, and a MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2012.

“Thomas’ well-rounded experience in admissions and recruitment is a tremendous asset to our team,” said Gina Hiser, director of Admissions. “We are very excited to have him on board to help grow enrollment at Columbus State.”


‘Helping Hands’ group to host golf fundraiser

pruning Helping Hands in the Garden volunteers prune trees in a client’s yard.

Helping Hands in the Garden is a volunteer organization founded to aid cancer patients during their treatment, when the comfort of a living environment will complement their medical treatment and recovery.  Removing the stress of worrying about how a beloved garden will be cared for during a difficult treatment also buoys spirits and aids recovery. The group was founded by alumni of Columbus State’s Landscape program.

Helping Hands in the Garden will hold their 5th Annual Golf Tournament and Garden Party on Friday, September 11, at New Albany Links Golf Course. The event is in honor of Janet Alexander, the group’s first client in 2009.  

The funds raised from the event will be used to provide mulch and plants for clients, and workshops for volunteers, clients, and gardeners. A silent auction and raffle will also be held.  

Please visit the website for more information -


RiSE Deans’ Forums Aug. 7 and 19


Join Enrollment Management and Student Services deans Marty Maliwesky, Desiree Polk-Bland and Renee Hillat one of two Open Forums to discuss the progress of multiple “Re-imagining the Student Experience”(RiSE) projects.

The updates will be related to RiSE priorities, including recruitment and outreach, the creation of a student services One-Stop Center, and process integration of student services. 

The forums will be held on Friday, August 7, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. in Franklin 104, and Wednesday, August 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Franklin 110.

For more information, email




Print Services is one-stop for all your printing needs

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Print Shop employees are, from left: Jonathan Lipscomb, Dave Sagoes, Charles Braithwaite, Jennifer Hendrix, Britt Farrow, and Bryan Butte.

From graphic design to printing and finishing, members of Print Services are always ready to assist you with any project large or small, and from black and white to full-color items. The Print Shop can make sure you have your materials for class or department printed, bound and ready to go!

The talented designers in the Print Shop work closely with Marketing and Communications to ensure that all College communications—both print and electronic—present a consistent image. If your project is made up of several components such as signage, a brochure and a booklet, the shop will make sure that everything ties together. They will find the communication solution that best meets your needs.

The Print Shop offers digital printing services on production-quality equipment along with a wide selection of papers and special finishing options.

Print requests are best submitted via email, but may also be sent through interoffice mail or dropped off at the service window in the Discovery Exchange Bookstore, DX lower level.

To submit an order electronically using the convenient request form, look for “Campus Print Request Forms” on the Intranet at

To initiate a job order, check on the status of a job, or find out more about the products and services the Print Shop offers, contact:

Color/Specialty Requests:, or call ext. 5652.
Black and White Requests:, or call ext. 5189

On the web: The Print Shop


Summer Break food service includes box lunches, Café

From Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 28, the Food Court in Union Hall will be closed for the break however, during this time AVI will have boxed lunches available for pick-up from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The lunches will cost $5. Also, on Friday, August 7, the Union Hall Food Court will be closed while AVI’s staff work Pelotonia providing food and support for this fantastic event that helps fund cancer research. Food carts will be available on August 7. The DX Café will also remain open for normal service hours during the summer break.


New ‘outdoor’ food service starts this fall

AVI Fresh, Columbus State’s food service provider, will make a change to its outdoor food service program, starting fall semester. AVI has contracted with Tortilla Street Food to provide outdoor food service, replacing Skyward Grille. Tortilla Street Food will have a food truck on campus Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. outside Delaware Hall in the courtyard. Please take a moment to look over their menu here. Tortilla will begin operations on campus starting Monday, August 31. If you have any questions about food services, please contact Pete Hackman at ext. 3913.



Be a Women’s Connection mentor this year!


The Columbus State Women's Connection focuses on fostering character building, leadership development as well as personal, intellectual and relational growth of participants. Opportunities are provided for students to network and build relationships with their peers and employee mentors.

The participants benefit fromnetworking and connection building, supportive monthly discussions on topics relevant to female college students, activities throughout the year and much more.

If you are interested in being a 2015-2016 Women’s Connection staff or faculty mentor, you can apply here. For more information about Women's Connection, please contact Sarah A. Baker, specialist in Global Diversity and Inclusion, ext. 2861.





Malloy to ride Pelotonia for 7th year

Tim Malloy, systems administrator in IT, will ride in his seventh Pelotonia August 7, in honor of his father who died of leukemia in 2007.  To donate to Malloy’s ride, go online here.



Tobacco cessation class starts Aug. 5

logoThe American Cancer Society’s Fresh Start® Tobacco Cessation Program is a four-week course offered free to employees who wish to stop using tobacco products of all types. The sessions are offered on Wednesdays, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Nestor 228, starting on Wednesday, August 5. To join the class, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator, at ext. 3989 by Tuesday, August 4.





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Do you have news or an announcement for the employees of Columbus State? Send your news to Update, the Columbus State newsletter exclusively for employees. Update is published every Monday and Thursday during the semester, and on Mondays during semester breaks. Send your news to by Friday at noon for inclusion in the Monday edition, and Wednesday at noon for the Thursday edition. Update editors reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, brevity and editorial style.

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Are you hosting a special event for students, starting a new class next semester, offering a workshop or seminar of interest, or would you like to share a special student success story? Send your news to Campus Life, the weekly online publication for Columbus State students. Send student news to by Tuesday at noon for inclusion in the Wednesday edition of Campus Life. Campus Life headlines are sent to students via email each Wednesday during the semester.