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February 11, 2016


‘A Few Minutes with …’ video features HIMT

In the latest edition of “A Few Minutes With …”Lisa Cerrato and Jane Roberts talk about a new Health Information Management Technology student cohort taking part in an iPad pilot project. It uses highly digitized course content and curriculum to maximize the students’ use of the Apple "ecosystem."  


This Week article describes ‘gray collar’ professions

A recent article in This Week newspapers describes the skilled trades professions that offer “a lifetime of employment”’ to those interested in pursuing them.  J.D. White, coordinator of Columbus States Automotive and Skilled Trades departments, and Angelo Frole, Dean of Business and Engineering Technologies, are interviewed.  Frole explains how “the definition of a blue-collar worker has gone away.  It’s now a gray-collar worker,” which combines the technical and physical aspects of these careers. Read the whole article here.


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Mizzou professor to speak on ‘Meaning of Life’

The college community is invited to a lecture given by Dr. Laura King, professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Her talk, “The Meaning of Life,” will be held Thursday, March 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 104. 

Dr. King’s research has focused on well-being, motivation, narrative approaches, folk theories of “The Good Life,” and individual differences in intuitive information processing. Her work reflects what is healthy and functioning about people. Faculty members are welcome to invite their students. The lecture is sponsored by the Psychology Department and McGraw-Hill Education. 


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Psych instructor interviewed for WalletHub publication about best cities

Nicole Evangelista-Brandt, instructor in Psychology, is featured in an online article by WalletHub about “2016’s Best and Worst Cities for Ohio Families.” Brandt describes how cities can influence child development and a family’s quality of life. You can read the article online here.




CASE seeks nominations for student employees

The Center for Advising, Support and Exploration (CASE) is accepting nominations for “Cougar Crew” employees for 2016.  Cougar Crew members serve as orientation leaders, providing guidance and support to new students. CASE is looking for students who are responsible and committed leaders and role models.  If you know a student who you think would be successful, please fill out the nomination online. Nominated students will receive a congratulatory email which will include how to apply for the position.


Ferguson speaks at symposium in Canada

Dr. Jeannette Ferguson, assistant professor in Biological and Physical Sciences, recently gave two continuing education lectures about oral cancer to the dental professionals attending the 2016 Capital Dental Symposium in Ottawa, Ontario. The Ottawa Dental Society invited Ferguson to speak to their members after hearing her lecture at the 2015 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.



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Christopher’s to open for service Feb. 18

Christopher’s, the student-run dining experience offered weekly in Eibling Hall 05, will open with lunch service on Thursday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Christopher’s will add a dinner service in March, which will be offered from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  To view next week’s lunch menu, go online to the Christopher’s website!


Admissions Office closed for training Feb.18, 19

The Admissions Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19, for departmental training.  Students who need assistance may still visit Student Central.   




February issue of Wellness Online posted by UHC

Because February is Heart Health Month, in the current issue of Wellness Online, you can read articles about being a Heart Hero, Mediterranean Diet Basics, Heart Healthy Supplements, and more.



Veteran students to learn about insurance careers

Nationwide will host a group of Columbus State veteran students February 29 to tour the corporate headquarters and learn about the options for a career in insurance. On “CSCC Military Veterans Career Day,” the students will hear from other veterans working at Nationwide, and find out about Columbus State academic programs in insurance.    


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