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July 16, 2015


New Dublin Regional Learning Center to open Aug. 31


One of Columbus State’s oldest regional learning centers—the Dublin Center on Shamrock Court—will close after Summer Semester finals week August 8, and reopen for business August 31 on the new Ohio University Dublin Campus.

The new Dublin Regional Learning Center will be housed in OU’s Integrated Education Center, located at 6805 Bobcat Way. The campus is just off U.S. 33 at Post Rd./161.*

Columbus State’s classrooms and labs in the Integrated Education Center occupy the entire third floor of the building. 

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The new Dublin Regional Learning Center is located in the Integrated Education Center, 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, Ohio, 43016. 

The partnership with Ohio University will focus on innovation in healthcare education, as well as coursework in all areas leading to the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. 

Associate degree and certificate programs can be completed at the Dublin RLC in Health Information Management, Medical Coding, Nurse Aide, Patient Care Skills, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy, while traditional courses in psychology, English, communication, mathematics, humanities, computer science, biology, chemistry and even classical mythology and art history are offered this fall.

The new Dublin Center houses state-of-the-art laboratories and smart classrooms, including anatomy, chemistry and biology labs, as well as patient simulator labs, computer commons, a testing center, student lounge and study areas, textbook distribution, academic advising and other student services.

Columbus State’s required Freshman Seminar, COLS 1100, is offered in several sections Autumn Semester for new students, as well as a class called Exploring Health Care Professions (MULT1160), which helps new students explore the many career pathways available in the health care industry today.

For more information and directions to the new Dublin Regional Learning Center, call (614) 287-7050, or visit the Dublin Regional Learning Center webpage.
*A roundabout, or traffic circle on Post Rd. leads directly onto University Parkway, and parking areas on the campus.


Mentors needed for M.A.N. Initiative

logoAre you interested in helping students succeed? The Male Access Network (M.A.N.) Initiative is looking for dedicated faculty and staff members to serve as mentors for the 2015-2016 academic year. Male and female mentors are welcome and no experience is required.  

The M.A.N. Initiative is a support program offered by the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department with an emphasis on character building, leadership development and student success. The program is open to all male students interested in getting involved on campus, connecting with a brotherhood of other men through social and educational opportunities, and receiving a faculty or staff mentor. Engaged participants are also eligible to receive a scholarship for the autumn and spring semesters.

To apply to become a M.A.N. Initiative mentor, visit this page.  For more information contact Brett Welsh


Conditioning Center posts July issue of Health and Fitness News

The College Recreation and Wellness Department’s monthly newsletter, Health and Fitness News, has articles about the new Tobacco Free College policy, as well as healthy summer eating tips, a healthy breakfast recipe and upcoming events in the Conditioning Center.


Five things to know about disability law

From Disability Services comes a recommendation for the paper by Paul D. Grossman and Edward J. Smith titled, “5 Things Student Affairs Professionals Should Know About Disability Law.” The paper was written for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

In the document, Grossman and Smith encourage student affairs professionals to, “enhance their understanding of the laws and their role in the academic and social success of students with disabilities.” 



CPR recertification class offered

A CPR recertification class will be offered Monday, July 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., based on the guidelines and standards set forth by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. The course covers adult and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation, use of a bag valve mask, and treatment for a foreign body airway obstruction. The class is for the professional audience and fulfills the required CPR certification for healthcare providers. Contact Lori Thomas at ext. 3860 for more information. Seats are limited so register soon.

Register here


Win with Your Strengths’ is July 21

Everyone has strengths. Recognizing and tapping into them to reach larger goals can lead to increased job satisfaction, performance, productivity and success. In this course you’ll learn about strengths-based language, and about your own strengths and others’ strengths. You’ll take an online StrengthsFinder assessment and determine your top five “Signature Strengths.”

The class is offered Tuesday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Register here.


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Fee waiver deadline is Aug. 12

The deadline for Employee and Dependent Fee Waivers for Autumn Semester is Tuesday, August 12.  A Request for a Fee Waiver form must be turned into Human Resources, SX 131, by 4:30 p.m., on August 12 to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.

You may also pay your fees first and be reimbursed within 30 days from the start of the term by completing the Request for Fee Waiver form and submitting an official payment receipt into Human Resources by Friday, September 24.  If you have any questions about fee waivers, please contact Darrylene Mason at ext. 2406. 

‘Understanding Conflict’ is July 17

Believe it or not, conflict can be a healthy and productive part of the workplace environment. In Understanding Conflict, we will examine the different conflict styles of the Thomas Kilman Conflict module to understand our own “go-to” style, and explore healthy resolution strategies.

The class is offered Friday, July 17 (tomorrow) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in WD 402. Register here.




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