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March 16, 2016


tree sculpture

“Golden/Green Flora Tree,” 2000, by Jon Wahling.

Faculty featured in Library art exhibition

Four Columbus State Art Department faculty members will exhibit their works in the Library's second floor gallery through the end of the month. The idea of a faculty group show came from Judy Beckman, long-time instructor in the Humanities. In the twenty-plus years she has taught at Columbus State, there has never been a group exhibition by art faculty, she noted. The show provides an opportunity for the Columbus State community to view our own faculty’s creative work.  Participating artists are Beckman, Ian Cross, Stacy Leeman, and Jon Wahling. For a link to their works, please visit:



A ‘Day out West’ inspires high schoolers

testing the bridge

Chair of Engineering Technologies Dick Bickerstaff watches as West High School students test their straw bridge structures for strength during Cougar Day.

Students at West High School walked away inspired and enlightened from the first-ever Career/Cougar Day at West High School, held recently. Junior and senior students took advantage of a College Fair and keynote address by West alumnus Javier Sanchez. The second half of the day was geared toward the freshmen and sophomores as they begin to explore possibilities for their future careers. Faculty and staff from Columbus State described and demonstrated a variety of job choices, educational pursuits and career fields, helping them understand the relationship between high school, college, and their futures. 


Fitness Center Hours during Spring Break

Columbus Campus Fitness Center
Monday, March 14 –Thursday, March 17, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed March 18, 19, 20.

Delaware Campus Fitness Center
Monday, March 14 – Thursday, March 17, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., closed March 18, 19,20.


Delaware Campus host to Autism Awareness Day April 4

Employees and students alike are invited to attend a special program Monday, April 4, from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. in Moeller Hall 112 on the Delaware Campus. Matthew Wilson, adjunct faculty in Developmental Education and coordinator of the Autism College Transition program, will host a workshop for Autism Awareness Day.

The interactive session will promote an understanding of autism through the sharing of first-hand experiences from students on the autism spectrum. The workshop is part of the Student Success Series and is designed to enhance the educational experience for Columbus State students, faculty and staff.



Cornerstone refresher training scheduled

The next refresher training session for the Cornerstone Applicant Tracking System is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in WD 209. Please register here if you plan to attend. Please contact your HR recruitment partner or email if you need more information or assistance with Cornerstone.


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Terry Cooke to retire

The Facilities Management Department hosted a reception in honor of Terry Cooke’s upcoming retirement. The campus community was invited to attend a reception from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in the Facilities Management lunchroom at 407 N Grant Ave. Terry's last day will be April 1.




Bookstore closed for inventory

The Bookstore will be closed for inventory, March 16-18.



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