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November 14, 2016


Giving Tuesday arrives November 29

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After the purchasing frenzy of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” #Giving Tuesday offers a respite from the madness with a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. 

Giving Tuesday, November 29, marks a new tradition of philanthropy at Columbus State, with 24 hours of opportunity to make an impact on student success. 

There are numerous ways to get involved:

  • Help spread the word on the Foundation Facebook page or  use pre-made social media posts. If you do, please be sure to use the #Give2CSCC hashtag.
  • Join The Foundation for a Giving Tuesday Kick-off Charity Happy Hour at The Hills Market Downtown, Monday, November 28, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., where you’ll find Celebrity Bartenders and food and drink specials, with proceeds to benefit the Columbus State Foundation.
  • Donate on Tuesday, November 29!

The first 100 employees to donate $20 or more will be entered to win one of four $250 Foundation Giving Certificates, to give to the Columbus State Foundation fund of their choice, and more prizes to be announced.

No gift is too small and all gifts will impact our students. Learn more on the Giving Tuesday website.


International Education Week events listed

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November 14 through 18 is International Education Week, and Columbus State’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Office will hold several special events to celebrate.

First up is today’s Chinese Calligraphy Workshop, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio. Columbus State’s Chinese Club will host the workshop in conjunction with the Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit in the Library.

Next, a Latin dance workshop taught by BalletMet will be held Tuesday, November 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio.  

On Wednesday, November 16, there will be an Interfaith Day Roundtable, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library Media Studio.  A diverse panel of religious teachers and followers will discuss the similarities and differences of faith groups.  Also on November 16 is an Interfaith Day video screening, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Delaware Hall 121.

Finally, on Thursday, November 17, the annual International Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. The event celebrates the traditional U.S. holiday with our international students and guests. There is no charge for students with F-1 visas and their guests, and others are invited to attend for $15 per ticket.  You may register to attend on The Hub.


Columbus State ranks fourth nationally in ‘Military Friendly Schools’

The Military Times has ranked community colleges and technical schools based on a 150-question survey and Columbus State has ranked fourth in the nation for “Military Friendly Schools” in the category.  You can read the complete article online here.


Donations needed for ‘Light Up a Life’ project

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Columbus State’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership is collaborating with OSU's Access Collaborative program to help our student single parents by hosting the “Light Up A Life” holiday party Saturday, December 3. 

Single parent families will enjoy a holiday meal, children’s craft activities, family photographs, carnival games and more. You can help by donating items for gift baskets that will also be given to each family.

If your office, department or family would like to sponsor a gift basket, you may fill out the donation form, and deliver the basket items tothe SEaL office inNH 116 by Thursday, December 1. 

For more information about the Light Up a Life project, contact Katrina De Los Santos at ext. 2637. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event.



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