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March 9, 2015


President Harrison speaks at Columbus Metropolitan Club

A recent Columbus Metropolitan Club weekly luncheon featured President Harrison speaking about community colleges and how they can be one of the solutions to the growing student loan debt crisis. Highlights of the talk are featured in Columbus CEO. You can also watch a video of the presentation online here:


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Frole returns to action

At the Cabinet Retreat last week, Dean Angelo Frole was back in action after his recent surgery, rejoining Dean Tom Habegger and Dean Allysen Todd to tackle a big stack of work!




Women’s History Month continues with Wellness Fair tomorrow


Celebrate Women’s “HERstory” Month in March, highlighted by a celebration and awards ceremony March 25.

The annual Women's Leadership Celebration and Awards honors students who provide leadership on campus, exemplify service through community engagement and demonstrate Columbus State values. In addition to the student awards, the Legacy in Leadership Award will be given to an outstanding employee.

The keynote speaker for this year’s Women’s Leadership Awards will be Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 and Miss New York 2013. Davuluri is the first Indian-American (and second Asian-American) to be chosen as Miss America.

The rest of the month includes a wellness fair March 10 and a women’s summit on March 28. 


Have you written a book lately?

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The Columbus State Bookstore will hold an Author Signing event in mid-April, and they are looking for authors around campus who might be interested in attending.  If you have a book that you’d like to promote to the campus community, please contact Stacey Mulinex, or call ext. 5128 by Tuesday, March 31.




ESL afterschool specialist earns ‘Outstanding Site Coordinator’

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Alexis Liebst, site specialist in the ESL Afterschool Communities outreach program, was recently awarded the “Outstanding Site Coordinator” by the Ohio Department of Education. She accepted the award at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summit, “Up, Up and Away: Propelling Students to New Heights through Expanded Learning Time.”

The award is given to “an outstanding program manager, site coordinator, teacher, tutor, or volunteer who goes beyond for the students of the program—an individual who has exceeded expectations resulting in students’ unexpected gains in academic achievement or youth development.” Liebst works with more than 45 Somali Bantu refugee students and their parents who reside in Southpark community in Columbus. 

ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) is part of the Community and Civic Engagement Division at Columbus State. ESLAsC has developed a community-based, comprehensive program of support and education at several sites within Franklin County.




Health Rewards Program briefing offered Wednesday

A briefing will be held on Wednesday, March 11, at 12:00 p.m. in CT 106, which will be an opportunity to ask questions about the “Health Rewards Program” offered through United Health Care (UHC) for all fulltime employees with coverage.     

Any employee and their spouse or domestic partner covered under either of the UHC plans through Columbus State must accumulate 8 points under the Health Rewards Program in order to maintain the 20 percent payroll contribution. To check your current point total, log into A tutorial is online here. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator at ext. 3989. 





What makes a viral video?

Viral videos have become a common occurrence. Remember the “llamas on the loose” a few weeks ago? Or "What color is the dress?!" ABC 6 did some digging on why some videos become viral and they turned to Dr. Paul Carringer, associate professor for Marketing, for some insight. Watch the report here:





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