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November 16, 2015


Fantastic Fall

sunny campus in November

With yet another stunning weekend in the books, many are wondering “just how long can this fabulous fall last?” In this photo taken on a recent balmy afternoon, students walk onto campus under another sunny November sky.


Brazwell to be on WOSU’s ‘All Sides’


Kim Brazwell, special assistant to the President for Diversity Initiatives, will be interviewed by host Ann Fisher on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17. Also joining the interview will be Sharon Davies, executive director of the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State, and Alwiyah Shariff, Ohio Student Association Civic Engagement coordinator. The subject will be “Racial Diversity on College Campuses.”






Courageous Conversation No. 3 to discuss healthcare

logo“Health and Healthcare” will be the topic at the next Courageous Conversation to be held Wednesday, November 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Columbus Downtown High School, 364 S. 4th St. The event is free and open to the public, and employees are encouraged to attend. Highlights from the most recent event can be seen in this video.



Reminder: RiSE forum on financial aid is November 18

Information regarding changes and other process improvements in Financial Aid, which take effect summer semester, will be presented at the next Re-Imagining the Student Experience (RiSE) Open Forum which will be held on Wednesday, November 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110. 



The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 19

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In recognition of the Great American Smokeout, Thursday, November 19, the Department of College Recreation and Wellness will provide resources to assist anyone interested in quitting their use of tobacco products. Cessation professionals will distribute the resources throughout the day November 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Conditioning Center, Delaware Hall 083.


Reminder: Second annual Umoja Karamu celebration to be held Nov. 19


Umoja Karamu, meaning “Unity Feast” in Swahili, is a celebration of African-American history that began in 1971. Sponsored by Diversity Services and Crazy Faith Ministries, this celebration will take place in the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD, on Thursday, November 19, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Brett Welsh.




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A Library Proposal

Elaine Timbuleng and Tyler Houser met seven years ago while studying on the third floor of the Columbus State Library. Elaine was a cheerleader and Tyler was a business student. Now a math teacher and business analyst, the alumni pair got engaged November 7 on the very spot they met in 2008. The couple thanks the Library staff, Columbus State Police Department and Facilities personnel who helped them arrange their special Library proposal.  (She said “yes!”)











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