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November 28, 2016


Shelter Board convenes conversation about racism and homelessness

The Community Shelter Board, in conjunction with the Columbus Urban League, has joined the Center for Social Innovation’s 10-city project on racism and homelessness called Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC). The project relies on data analysis, training, and focused conversations to craft a specific plan that will overcome the bigotry contributing to homelessness for central Ohio families. The result will be a plan for anti-racist initiatives and strategies for our community to implement over the next year.

This critical community conversation on Tuesday, November 29, at the King Arts Complex, starting at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Giving Tuesday is tomorrow, party tonight

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

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, TONIGHT, 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.

And make sure to donate tomorrow, 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.


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‘Speaking Up for Social Justice’ coffee break offered Thursday

Are you interested in addressing social justice issues in your classroom?  Come join other faculty for an informal conversation about how to address social justice topics in your classes. The coffee break will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in DE 108.  For more information, email


Completing an advanced manufacturing certificate

Mosher with Bickerstaff

Dick Bickerstaff, left, chair of Engineering and Transportation Technologies, presents a certificate of completion from the Integrated Systems Technology (IST) simulation lab to Lane Mosher, employee at Westerville manufacturing company DariFill. The company produces filling equipment and packaging solutions for ice cream.


Concert Band performs tomorrow

The Columbus State Concert Band will present an informal holiday concert on Tuesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the TL-123 music room.  The program will feature seasonal favorites such as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells.”  The band will also perform “Theme and Variations for the Chanukah Festival” and “Around the Christmas Tree,” a carol medley published more than 100 years ago.  For more information contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd.


Chorus Winter Concert is Dec. 4

The Columbus State Chorus, directed by Gordon Franklin, will present its winter performance on Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 p.m. at the Columbus Museum of Art. The Chorus will perform “Gloria” by Vivaldi, “Daniel” by James Miller, “The Lamb” by John Tavener, “All My Trials, Steal Away,” and “The Gospel Ship” by new composer Gwyneth Walker, as well as a selection of carols by Noah Greenberg. The concert is free and open to the public, and entrance to the Museum of Art is also free on Sundays. Everyone is invited and all ages are welcome.


Reminder: Nursing students health fair is Wednesday

The Columbus State nursing students will offer a free health fair open to all on Wednesday, November 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounges. 


Holiday volunteering for seniors

Interpreting students

Two classes of Heidi Kinnamon’s Advanced Interpreting students gave up their Sunday on November 20 to help Deaf senior citizens have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.

The students visited Columbus Colony to help prepare for the annual Thanksgiving dinner, which many of the residents share with their family members.

The students came two hours before the dinner to set up tables and decorate, then bussed tables and put away the decorations after the dinner. Some plated food, others expedited the trays, and others helped just by being a friendly face and someone to chat with. As the blessing was read over the intercom, a student in each dining room interpreted the prayer for the meal into American Sign Language. Two students also helped a deaf and blind woman communicate with her friend who didn't know sign language. Kinnamon said “the group showed love and kindness to others at this holiday time. We hope they will continue to give back to the Deaf Community as a student and in their future careers.”  


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