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January 29, 2015


Cornerstone applicant tracking system offering open labs for training

Columbus State launched “Cornerstone,” the college’s new Applicant Tracking System replacing COOL/PeopleAdmin in December and dozens of training sessions were conducted. If you were unable able to make it to one of the sessions, or if you have new questions about the system, Human Resources will host additional open labs on (Fridays) February 6, February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, and April 3—all sessions are from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in CT 106, except for the April 3 session, which will be held in WD 206.

Please register to attend an open lab. These sessions will be open labs where you can get a refresher on Cornerstone or just ask hiring-related questions. If you need more immediate attention, please reach out directly to your HR recruitment partner or email  Human Resources thanks you for your continued patience as everyone learns this new system.


New agreement with Franklin U offers degree option at Delaware Campus


Columbus State is proud to announce a new opportunity for students at the Delaware Campus. Beginning this term, Columbus State and Franklin University have expanded their long-standing relationship to include Franklin courses in Business Administration in Moeller Hall on Thursday evenings. In support of this new offering, Sarah Hyatt, a Franklin advisor, will be on campus (in Delaware) Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to assist with any student needs.

Franklin plans to extend their current Business Administration offerings in the Fall Semester 2015. Franklin has been a preferred transfer partner for business and career and technical programs for 16 years. Through this extension of our existing partnership, students will gain a streamlined process to transfer their associate degree to a Franklin bachelor degree.



Walleser guest on WOSU radio

WOSU's All Sides with Ann Fisher spent one hour Wednesday examining the topic of the changing role of community colleges. The guests on the live program were Diane Walleser, vice president of enrollment management and student services and Rob Jenkins, associate professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College and monthly contributor to the community-college column for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Several Columbus State students called into the program with compliments about their experience with staff and faculty.

You can listen to the program here:


Carringer quoted in Columbus Monthly article about test market

Paul Carringer, associate professor in Marketing, was recently quoted in an article in Columbus Monthly magazine detailing the many reasons that Columbus is the nation’s premier test market for all kinds of products. You can read the article online here.


February is Black History Month


Join Columbus State in celebrating Black History Month with the following events next week:

National African American Read-In
Celebrate the 25th annual read-in with Columbus State’s English Department! Participants select and read book excerpts, poems, speeches, or other pieces written by African Americans. This event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. If you are interested in being a reader, please contact Professor Robyn Lyons-Robinson with the name of your piece by Friday, January 30.

“The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”
This six-part documentary series details more than five centuries of African-American history, from the transatlantic slave trade, through the election of our first black president. Written and presented by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the series presents an engaging look at the evolution of African-American culture, sharing the triumphs and challenges of black people from the 16th century through today. The films will be screened on three consecutive Wednesdays—February 4, February 11, and February 18—from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall, Room 106.


Password change program reactivated Feb. 9

During Columbus State’s directory conversion from Novell to Microsoft Active Directory you may have noticed the typical 90-day password change interval was temporarily suspended. This was done to allow the directories to synchronize properly during conversion.

All synchronization work is completed and the password change program will be reactivated beginning Monday, February 9.  If you need instructions on how to change your password, go the online to the IT Knowledge Base for help.

You may wish to be proactive and change your password now to avoid the rush on February 9.



Re-connect your devices to the new WIFI after Valentine’s Day

Columbus State will implement new wireless controllers that will go live on February 14 on all campuses and regional learning centers. You will need to reattach your devices to the new wireless network.

Most devices will recognize the new authentication protocols and attach with no issues.  On some devices you will need to go through the steps to remove or “forget” the old CSCC wireless network. If you have difficulties reattaching to the new WIFI controllers, search “wireless setup” on the Columbus State homepage to find a how-to article.


Student featured in film premiered at Sundance

Columbus State student Caroline McKenzie, who is enrolled in the Autism College Transition program, is featured in a new documentary called “How to Dance in Ohio” that is premiering at this weekend’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film, Alexandra Shiva's third feature documentary, has been picked up by HBO Documentary Films ahead of its premiere. Read more about the movie here.




Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams offered this fall

Columbus State’s athletic program will bring back cross country as a men's and women's intercollegiate sport beginning Autumn Semester 2015. Teams will compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Cross country is a welcome addition to the athletic program that has experienced great success in recent years. The men's and women's programs will be the 6th and 7th intercollegiate offerings at Columbus State alongside men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, and women’s volleyball.

The competitive season will consist of five to six meets and the regional and national championships. Columbus State will join 47 NJCAA institutions that offer cross country at the Division III level.



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