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July 23, 2015


Celebrating service


Rosemary Mayberry and Debbie Strain get ready to receive their service awards at Monday’s annual Service Awards Recognition Ceremony, held in WD. Mayberry and Strain were each receiving their 20-Year Service Award. Receiving awards for 25 years of service were Nancy Buza, George Chatters, James Duffey, Tom Erney, Jim Hamberg, Melissa Luebben, Gloria Rogiers, Ken Seidel, Frank Sugar, and Scott Wagner. Receiving a 30-year award were Sue Donohue and Candy Mason. And the 35-year service award went to Rita Bova, professor in Communications.



President honored

 President Harrison was also congratulated for reaching his five-year anniversary at the recent Committee of the Whole Board Meeting. He began at Columbus State on July 1, 2010! Congratulations to all Service Award recipients!









New auto phone directory installed Monday


On Monday, July 27, a new automated phone directory will be installed that allows callers to ask for a person or department within the college and be transferred to that extension or mailbox—at any time of day. Internal callers can access the system by dialing “0.” External callers will continue to be answered by the switchboard operators, but when the operators are not available or when they have too many calls to handle, this directory will be offered to them. If the request is not understood, the caller will be transferred to the Telephone Information Center (TIC) when representatives are available. More information on using this system.


Departments combined under new name

Enrollment Management and Student Services has announced the creation of the new Global Diversity and Inclusion Center (GDIC).

The new Center includes the Office of Diversity Student Services (formerly the Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion) and International Student Services (formerly International Enrollment Services).

Center Director Brett Welsh says “The creation of the GDIC brings together two offices that were already serving our diverse student population, under a name that more accurately reflects the work being done in each area. Combining resources and ideas into one center will also make us better at recognizing and meeting the needs of students.”

Until the two offices move to one location, Diversity Student Services will be located in Franklin Hall 223 and International Student Services in Madison Hall 109. For more information about the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center please contact Brett Welsh.



Delaware student is National Irish Dance champion

Nastassjia De Bourbon, a Delaware Campus student, recently won her U18 division of the 2015 North American Irish Dance Championships, held in Providence, R.I. She also competed on “America's Got Talent,” last month, moving on to the next round of competition.


Nastassjia, who goes by the nickname “Gia,” has plans to transfer to Ohio State as a pre-med major. Her America’s Got Talent dance audition, with partner Owen Luebbers, can be viewed on You Tube.




News from the Discovery District

Score big with Ballet Met’s Christmas in July sale! Start thinking of the holidays and get your Nutcracker tickets, now because they are 50 percent off. This deal is only good in July, which is almost over! Click here for more:

Grab your lawn chair, pack the popcorn, and come to the Topiary Park for a relaxing evening under the stars. Mark your calendars for the Topiary Park’s “Movies under the Stars” outdoor movie nights on July 31 (Jurassic Park), Aug. 28 (The Wiz) and Sept. 12 (Secret Garden). Thanks to Discovery Special Improvement District for underwriting the movie series. You can see everything they’re up to here:

Don’t forget these ongoing programs, too. Thurber House has two remaining Literary Picnics featuring James Willis and Brad Ricca. The weather is turning around and these authors are fascinating, so don’t miss out! Here is the information:

And the Columbus Museum of Art continues to have amazing exhibits through September and then mark your calendar because in October, they’re having their grand opening. Check out all they have to offer this summer, just in case the rain returns.



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