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March 12, 2015



Chatting over pizza

The Generation One Trailblazers got together yesterday to host a pizza social in the Conference Center Ballroom, share some stories, hear about resources, and meet their faculty members. Psychology Professor Lilia Bermudez chatted with students during a session.The GOT program helps connect students who are the first in their families to attend college, with faculty mentors and college resources that help engage them on campus.




Workshop to help determine course equivalents for military experience

Columbus State will host the “Ohio Values Veterans” workshop April 10, where attendees will work toward ensuring that appropriate equivalent college credit is awarded for military training, experience, and coursework.  

Public institutions of higher education have been encouraged to send teams of five, comprised of faculty and staff, who make course equivalency decisions for military training, experience and coursework.  Teams may include those working in the registrar’s office, transfer office and admissions.

Attending the workshop will be teams from Central Ohio Technical College, Clark State Community College, Marion Technical College, North Central State College, Shawnee State University, The Ohio State University, and host Columbus State.

For more information about the meeting, contact Jay Favuzzi, manager, Military and Veterans Services, ext. 2644.


for CCSSE

A new electronic sign-in page for CCSSE proctors 2015 is a success. To date, more than half of the 125 sections for the student survey have been selected by volunteer proctors. “We were hoping our proctors would like signing in on the web,” said Tonja Morgan, CCSSE project coordinator.  “It makes for a very flexible volunteer experience.” 

Additional proctors are still needed.  The total time commitment is around two hours. The survey runs from March 23 to April 10 and will sample classes on the Columbus and Delaware campuses, and the Regional Learning Centers. To view the available sections still in need of proctors, click the link and scroll through the listings, then click “register” to sign up for a particular section.


Cross Country coach named


Dustin Iacovone has been named the new Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs at Columbus State.

A graduate of Capital University and former runner and team captain for the Crusaders, Iacovone brings years of experience as a runner, teacher, and coach.

“Dustin is a longtime student of running and his expertise will easily translate to our student-athletes,” said Scott Nichols, director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “He has a great deal of enthusiasm for the sport and is an experienced teacher who will help successfully re-launch our men’s and women’s programs. Additionally, as a NCAA DIII student-athlete, Dustin understands the expectations that are placed on student-athletes.”

Iacovone is currently a full-time academic and fitness specialist with the Department of College Recreation and Wellness. In this role, he mentors Sports and Exercise Studies practicum students, performs fitness assessments, and develops exercise prescriptions for personal training clients. In addition, he is a part-time instructor at Columbus State, teaching kinesiology.

Iacovone earned his associate degree in Exercise Science from Columbus State in 2010 and his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Capital in 2012. He is a certified USATF Level One Track Coach. Currently, he is 13th on Capital’s all-time fastest runners in school history.


Calling all future (and former) OU Bobcats!


Destination Day for Ohio University is arriving Thursday, March 12, in Nestor Hall - West Lounge. Students have been invited to stop by to learn more about transferring to OU. And if you are an OU alumnus - wear your Bobcat gear and leave with some OU gifts. As a final treat, for the first time at Destination Day, OU will bring the Singing Men of OHIO for a live performance at noon!


Bookstore to close for inventory

The Columbus State Bookstore will be closed to conduct inventory from Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20.


African Celebration Week offered March 30-April 3


African heritage and tradition will be celebrated through fashion, art, dance, film, discussions and serviceduring African Celebration Week, March 30 through April 3. The activities are hosted by the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department. All events are free and open to the public and take place on the Columbus Campus.

African Celebration Week activities:

Monday, March 30
: African drummers will perform and you can get an authentic henna tattoo (temporary) from a henna artist from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard by the Columbus statue.  
Tuesday, March 31
:  An African Fashion Show will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. There will also be traditional African and ethnic food dishes at this event, as well as a table fair open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1
:  Join Global Diversity and Inclusion and members of the Social Sciences faculty for a special panel discussion about African current culture, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 106.  
Thursday, April 2: African Movie Day will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Library first floor media studio. Several movies will play continuously throughout the day.
Also April 2: Umoja Karamu, meaning “Unity Feast” in Swahili, is an African American celebration that began in 1971. This event honors and celebrates generations of African American history, as well as looking to the future through musical and dance performances as well as selected readings. Umoja Karamu will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.
Friday, April 3:  Join Global Diversity and Inclusion for a special community service day volunteering at Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, 1060 Mt. Vernon Ave. ( Volunteers will renovate a space to create a small museum celebrating African heritage. 


Student Writing Showcased in New Volume of Et al.

The third volume of Et al.: an Online Journal of Excellence in Writing across the Curriculum, a publication of the Columbus State Writing Centers, is now available.

Volume III features the work of 17 students writing in seven different disciplines at Columbus State. The journal is available online here.

Et al. accepts submissions of student-written works created in response to any writing assignment given in any class at Columbus State. Please encourage your students to submit their work for consideration for future issues of the journal.





Columbus State introduces ‘Perks’ program

Columbus State has partnered with PerksConnect to provide employees with access to local and nationwide deals and discounts. These offers can be used for car rentals, entertainment, travel, wellness activities, home and office products and more. PerksConnect also provides an opportunity to explore nationwide benefits. Gift cards, printable coupons, and cash back are just a few of the ways to save with the program. The program is designed to strengthen ties with the community by offering discounts and rewards with local businesses.

Registration for this program is simple. Begin the registration process by visiting: and click “Register Now.” Your group code is: CSCC14.  An overview video and a How to Register video are also online.






Short stories to be read at local event

Do you love short stories? Ruth Sternberg, grant development coordinator, invites you to an event she developed monthly at Wild Goose Creative. The Goose is a collaborative arts space, and Sternberg has added to its schedule with an event called “I Love that Story!” featuring selected story lovers from throughout the community reading published stories to an audience. The next reading is 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Wild Goose, 2491 Summit St. For information, visit the event’s Facebook page, and see a full Goose schedule at The events are free and open to the public.







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