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June 25, 2015



Tobacco Free College begins July 1

Columbus State will begin a new, healthier era next week when the College will become Tobacco Free, inside and out.

The Policy will take effect July 1.

As a result of a proposal by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2012, Columbus State will become a tobacco-free institution, as have colleges and universities across the nation, including The Ohio State University, which made the change in 2014.

Columbus State has made available a Tobacco Free College website with numerous resources for cessation assistance, FAQs about the policy, a guide to assist employees in the implementation of the new policy, and additional tools. Questions and feedback can be directed to


Join President Harrison for First Wednesday July 1

The President’s meeting, "First Wednesday" will be held Wednesday, July 1, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. As always, a live stream will be available online here: and the password is cougars.


Hire student employees using Cornerstone

Are you interested in hiring student employees for autumn semester? Starting July 1, Columbus State departments may begin submitting student employment requisition requests through Cornerstone. Departments that previously had a student posting in Cornerstone have the option to “copy” the prior position and use that information to submit new requests.

To learn more about student employment, contact Amanda Jennings, student employment coordinator. Detailed instructions on submitting a requisition request can be found on the Career Services website.

Jennings will also be available during the Cornerstone Applicant Tracking System refresher trainings hosted by Human Resources on Thursday, July 2, and Wednesday, August 5, to answer any questions specific to student job postings. Please register here.


Reminder: 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 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.


graphic poster

Wanted: Old logos!

The Marketing and Communications Department is working to find and replace old “CS” logos in various places, including the multitude of posters, flyers, syllabi, postcards, and signs used on campus. If you have these types of documents, and need a new Columbus State logo to replace the old one, you can find it on the logos and template page. 

To request a new poster or sign, use a project request form

For additional help replacing old logos with the new one on your documents, email and attach the original document or content in your email. 



Hardy to retire

Phyllis Hardy, professor of Marketing, will retire this month after 30 years of service at Columbus State.  Colleagues are welcome to wish her well at a reception in her honor on Monday, June 29, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in Eibling Hall 422. 



Watrous to retire

After nearly 40 years of service, Dan Watrous will retire June 30. The Athletics office will host a retirement party for Watrous on Thursday, July 2, from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Don Gentile American Legion Post on 1571 Demorest Road, Columbus. Feel free to stop by to reminisce about the good ol’ days or simply to wish Dan good luck!






Ohio State debuts GIS map of campus

The Ohio State University has gone live with its GIS Maps 1.0, a live Geographic Information System (GIS) map of the Columbus campus.New map system offers information on parking, traffic, and energy consumption.

The map website at offers up-to-date information on the location of campus buses and routes, Car2go vehicles and currently available parking spaces, as well as energy consumption by building.

The site also highlights building locations, blue emergency phones, bike racks, landscape data, accessible parking and city bus routes. Ohio State has more than 1,300 buildings across its six campuses, and had a total enrollment of nearly 65,000 students in the fall of 2014.




News from the Discovery District

Kelton House cordially invites you to “A Night in Napa” on Saturday, June 27. The gala will include the spirits, food, music and attitude of California’s Napa Valley. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online here.

Don’t let the rain get in the way of joining Thurber House for their next Literary Picnic, on Wednesday, July 1, featuring Mark Dawidziak! Not only is this an author you don’t want to miss hearing, but there is a rain site (Columbus Museum of Art) if Mother Nature decides she doesn’t want to play nice. If you are a Mark Twain fan, or just like hearing authors talk about their work, you do not want to miss this! More information is online here:

The Columbus Museum of Art has lots of reasons to stay inside this month. Check out all of their new and ongoing exhibits here: Highly recommended are the Aminah Robinson exhibit and the Page Turners exhibit featuring award- winning children’s book artwork from the Mazza Museum. 




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.