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May 18, 2015


Ambassador featured in Dispatch ‘Guide to Life’

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Danny Price, a Student Ambassador at Columbus State, was featured in Saturday’s Columbus Dispatch in an article titled “Who should pay for college: students or parents?” Price leads tours and works as an Ambassador for twelve hours a week and additionally works twenty hours a week in nutrition services at Grant Medical Center to help pay for his schooling. The article details the various ways college students pay their tuition. Read it in its entirety here.




First Wednesday to be held June 3

The President’s meeting First Wednesday will be held Wednesday, June 3, 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.


Year-end purchasing deadlines announced

The following are the deadlines for all year-end purchasing:

Friday, May 22 - Last day to submit requests for custom products at the Bookstore for end-of-year delivery.

Thursday, June 4 -Last day to create requisitions.

Friday, June 5 -Last day to place orders with vendors (all approvals for requisitions must be completed). Exceptions must be approved by your Cabinet member and Darrin Albaugh, Purchasing Supervisor.  Please confirm with vendors, before placing orders, that delivery will take place by June 30.

Friday, June 26 - Last day to place office supply orders with OfficeMax. 

Tuesday, June 30 - Date by which all goods and services must be received in order to be charged to FY 2015 budget.

Tuesday, June 30 - Last day to complete and submit Bookstore requisition for stock items in the Bookstore.

Friday, July 31 - Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid out of FY 2015 budget.  Invoices received after July 31 will be charged to the FY 2016 budget unless previous arrangements are made with Business and Campus Services.


FOCUS2: New major, career and education planning system debuts

Career Services is pleased to announce the launch of FOCUS2, an interactive, self-guided career and education planning system. The online tool is designed to help students make decisions about their career and education plan.

FOCUS2 includes assessments of skills, work interests, personality, values, and leisure time. Students can discover occupations that match their personal preferences and attributes. FOCUS2 also allows students to learn how occupations align with educational training programs offered at Columbus State. Students can create a career action plan and portfolio that will guide them towards achieving their goals

Columbus State offers FOCUS2 as a service to currently enrolled students and alumni. You are invited to visit the FOCUS2 web page at:

If you’re interested in sharing the tool with your class or would like a demonstration, please contact Dr. Chandra Bell at ext. 2782 for more information.

Please note: The original Let’s Get Rolling assessment used for the career development unit in the First Year Experience course is available through Summer Semester 2015, when it will be replaced with the new FOCUS2.


OSU Grad School rep to visit

An admissions representative from The Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Admissions Office will be at Columbus State on Tuesday, May 19, to discuss programs and prerequisites ( If you are interested in furthering your education at Ohio State, stop by for more information. The representative will be in the University Transfer Center, Aquinas 126, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergency announcement system to be tested May 20

The indoor and outdoor PA systems will be tested Wednesday, May 20, at 10:00 p.m. and should last about two hours.  Facilities will be testing prerecorded messages for tornadoes, shelter in place and active shooter audio warnings.  The tornado warnings will only be tested indoors, as outdoor warnings are broadcast by the County.  


Leeman painting

Leeman to exhibit

Stacy Leeman's painting “Book of Esther W1” will be included in the Washington Art Association's National Juried Exhibition in Washington, CT from July 4 to August 1. Leeman is an adjunct instructor in the Humanities.




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Columbus State welcomes the following promotions and new hires:

May 16 - Curt Laird - Chairperson, Criminal Justice and Safety Programs
May 16 - Carla Reed - Assistant Director, Cashiers and Student Accounting

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Annually Contracted Faculty in Nursing – Requisition No. 305
Specialist in the Library – Requisition No. 311
Instructor, Hospitality Management – Requisition No. 318



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