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August 1, 2016


Supplemental Instruction increases success 18 percent

2 students in lab

Did you know that students who make use of Supplemental Instruction (SI) at Columbus State are an average of 18 percent more successful than those who do not? Through Supplemental Instruction, students can develop and enhance their learning strategies.

By involving students in the learning process, SI can unlock the student’s learning potential during the term and beyond.  If you are a faculty member and want to learn more about how to get an SI Leader in your class, please contact Mr. Lynn Giese, tutoring coordinator, at ext. 2474.


Volunteers needed to help with LifeCare Alliance event

LifeCare Alliance will hold a special dinner and concert for its older adult clients on Friday, August 12, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and your help is needed.  “Project Blues Review” with feature artist Booker T. Jones will perform to benefit the Columbus Cancer Clinic, an agency of LifeCare Alliance, at the L.A. Catering Event Center, 670 Harmon Ave.

Ten to 20 volunteers are needed to help with the dinner service and clean up after the event. Interested in volunteers should email Barbara Smith-Allen, by noon on Tuesday, August 9.


Reminder: First Wednesday is August 3

The August meeting of First Wednesday will be held August 3, starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. The meeting will also be live streamed here where you will be prompted to enter the password: cougars.


Still time for tickets to ‘Taste’

food sample

Taste the Future 2016 will be held Tuesday, August 16, when more than 1,000 of our friends, colleagues, and members of the community will once again gather to help The Columbus State Foundation impact even more lives through education.  Honorees for this year’s event are Chef Hartmut Handke and The Wasserstrom Companies.

Come and enjoy hundreds of incredible flavors from 50-plus central Ohio restaurants, clubs, and caterers, award-winning food artists from across Ohio, live music and fabulous company!

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, visit





Health Rewards briefings offered

The next Health Rewards briefing sessions will be offered Thursday, August 4, at 9:00 a.m., and Wednesday, August 24, at 12:00 p.m., both in WD 206.

The briefings will introduce a new platform called “Rally” which can help you get healthier, one step at a time, with personalized health and wellness recommendations.  In this briefing, attendees will go through the new web portal at and see the exciting changes for Health Rewards.

As a reminder, all employees and spouse or domestic partners covered under either of the United Health Care plans through Columbus State must accumulate eight points in the Health Rewards Program to maintain the 20 percent payroll contribution. We are currently enrolled in the cycle that runs through June 30, 2017.  If you have questions, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator at ext. 3989. 

Final reminder: Fee waivers due August 8

Employee and dependent fee waivers for Autumn Semester must be received no later than Monday, August 8, by 4:30 p.m. to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.

You may also pay your fees first and be reimbursed within 30 days from the start of the term by completing the request for fee waiver form and submitting an official payment receipt to Human Resources by Wednesday, September 28. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Plummer at ext. 2408.  


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.