Skip to main content


June 18, 2015


Produce Marketing

food lineMid-Ohio Foodbank brought its free produce market to Columbus State Tuesday, offering approximately 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods to the community. Helping set up the distribution tables were, from left, Patty Gabrenya, Greg Phillips, Vickie Hunter, and Phil Porter. Numerous other volunteers helped with the busy market, which was coordinated by Barbara Smith-Allen and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement.


Community Relations Commission invites all to ‘Lunch & Learn’

The Columbus Community Relations Commission presents a Lunch & Learn Series called “Building Intergenerational Communities in Education/Volunteering,” Friday, June 19, from 11:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m., 1111 E. Broad St.  Admission is free. Panelists for the event will include Catherine C. Whitehouse, Ph.D., The Intergenerational School (TIS); Traci Lewis, LMSW- The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Tiffani Murray, Macklin Intergenerational Institute; and Elizabeth Martinez, Vice President, Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Ohio. Parking is available in the lot off of 21st Avenue. The Series is co-sponsored by Columbus State and Molina Healthcare.


Password change program reactivated June 30

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, June 30.  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 June 30.


Worst at podium

Veterans’ advisor to retire

Terry J. Worst, advisor in Military and Veterans Services, will retire after 31 years of service to the State of Ohio, the last four of which were at Columbus State. “He has dedicated much of that time to assisting and guiding student veterans through the process of utilizing their education benefits,” says Jay Favuzzi, his supervisor. “He has also mentored faculty and staff who routinely interact with our military and veterans students.  His selfless dedication sets the example to be followed.” 

The campus community is invited to join the department at a reception for Worst Tuesday, June 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Union Hall 048.




Pelotonia volunteers needed


Are you interested in being a part of the Columbus State Volunteer Crew for Pelotonia August 8? The volunteers will support the Columbus State Team of riders at the event.

If you are interested, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator, at ext. 3989 by June 26 to volunteer.




Next College Knowledge session is June 26

Keeping up with changes and new faces at Columbus State can be a challenge! To help employees learn about new college services, resources and initiatives, the Human Resources Department has launched an onboarding and orientation program called the College Knowledge series.

The next session features Business and Administrative Services, on Friday, June 26, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in WD 404.  Please join us at 8:45 a.m. for coffee and informal conversation as well.Mark your calendars now for the dates below and register to participate.  If you have any questions, please contact Lori Thomas, assistant director of Professional Development and Retention, at ext. 3860.

Additional upcoming sessions are:

Office of Academic Affairs on        July 31
Enrollment Management and Student Services on August 28
Marketing and Communications on September 25
Information Technology on October 30
General Counsel: HR, Police Department, Legal/ Board Relations on November 20
Business and Administrative Services on December 11




Submit your news to Update

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.

Submit your news to students in Campus Life

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.