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August 6, 2015


SI leaders available for fall classes

The Columbus State Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program is seeking faculty members who would like to have a Supplemental Instruction Leader in their course this autumn semester.

SI leaders are students with a collaborative learning experience in historically difficult courses. The SI Leader:

  • Attends class lectures, takes notes, and reads assigned texts.
  • Functions as a model student to guide students in the proper learning and study-skill strategies.
  • Facilitates learning in a group setting by guiding the students through collaborative-learning strategies to assist them in learning course content.
  • Meets with students 2-3 times per week for 50-minute sessions.
  • Helps develop students into independent learners.

Research indicates that students who study in groups learn two and one-half times better than those who study alone. Please contact Lynn Giese at ext. 2474 for more information about the SI Program.


Developmental Education Conference seeks proposals

The Ohio Association for Developmental Education (OADE) Conference Call for Presentation Proposals and conference registration is now open. The one-day conference will be held in the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD, on Friday, November 6. The conference theme is “Developmental Education Matters.”

The conference committee invites employees to submit proposals related to the improvement of programs, curriculum, and courses in Developmental Education. Proposals are due by Tuesday, September 15.  To access the proposal form, go online here.

Moderators are also needed for the conference. To participate as a moderator, go online here. Moderator forms are due by Thursday, October 15.

For general conference information and registration, go online here or email


chef at work

Last call for Taste tickets!

There’s still time to buy tickets to the 2015 Taste the Future fundraiser, Tuesday, August 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Join all the movers and shakers in Columbus at the best tasting event in town! More than 50 restaurants, caterers and clubs will offer you their finest fare as you stroll beneath the twinkly lights on the Columbus Campus courtyard. We will honor three alumni chefs who have made it big since their graduation from CTI and Columbus State in the 80s and 90s. And all money raised by the event goes to fund student scholarships! Buy tickets online here.





Construction Sciences awarded ‘Best in Show’ at State Fair

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From left, David Busch, Dean Bortz and Elena Noriega show off their Ohio State Fair awards.

For the second time in three years, the Construction Sciences Department was awarded the Best Technology Exhibit at the Ohio Technology and Engineering Educators Association (OTEEA) 2015 Ohio State Fair Technology and Engineering Showcase.

Construction Management faculty David Busch and Dean Bortz, HVAC faculty Bill Highley, and Landscape Design Management Lab Assistant Elena Noriega  led almost 4,000 visitors of all ages through the display with hands-on experiences during the all-day event.

Guest were greeted by spinning the Discovery Disc, a wheel with program information questions to get things started. They had an opportunity to build an origami house, identify and try different tools including a thermal imaging camera and survey tripod, light a model gas furnace, and create traditional and computer-generated landscape renderings using models and displays.

The interactive display was also recognized with the 2015 Ohio State Fair People’s Choice Award for Technology Education. 





News from the Discovery District

Join Thurber House for their last Literary Picnic of the year on Wednesday, August 12, when Brad Ricca, author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster-The Creators of Superman, discusses his book and the ever-popular Superman.  

Join Kelton House as they bring in Dr. D’Onofrio to discuss the rapid advances made by American medicine that were stimulated by the Civil War, including background, procedures, and personnel that are the basis of today’s techniques and procedures. The presentation takes place on Sunday, August 30, at 2:00 p.m. Visit their site for more information,

The Columbus Museum of Art has released the guidelines and timeline for their 2015 Lego Design Challenge. The 2015 LEGO DESIGN CHALLENGE is a partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, and Ohio History Connection. It is open to all ages and experience, and the theme is “where you want to live and how you want to get there.” Judging of designs will be divided into two categories: Youth/Family, and Adult/Professional. Check out all of the information here:


August issue of Health and Fitness News online now

Do you sweat too much or not enough when you work out? Find out in the August issue of Health and Fitness News, published online by the Department of College Recreation and Wellness. You’ll also find articles about measuring your exertion level while exercising, summer recipes, and the Discovery District Walk and Learn program. 




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