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October 10, 2016 


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Do you know the warning signs of domestic violence, or where you or a loved one can go for support? In the U.S., an average of 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute. Domestic violence spans communities and identities and impacts us all.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Look for upcoming events this month to find out ways to be involved in spreading awareness and stopping the violence.

If you or someone you know is impacted by domestic violence, Columbus State offers victim advocacy for all students, staff, and faculty. Advocates can be reached at ext. 5979 or at


Student delegates sought for summit


The Office of Student Life is seeking employees’ help in identifying five students to represent Columbus State at a November 5 statewide summit called “Changing Campus Culture Student Summit: Generation IX.”

Hosted by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the summit is an excellent opportunity to network with students and professionals from other Ohio schools, get ideas on how to change the culture at Columbus State, and be a part of the solution. The students will be helping to shape an empowering campus climate free of all violence.

If you know of a student who might need an extra nudge to apply to be a member of this important delegation, please provide their information in this nomination form. If they are selected, all expenses are paid. If you would like to send the application link directly to a student, it can be found at The Hub.  For more information, contact Jessica Boor.


Sternberg joins Cultural Arts Center Board

Ruth Sternberg, Grants coordinator, has joined the board of the Friends of the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. The Center, 139 W. Main Street, offers classes for adults in every area of visual art. It is partially subsidized by the City of Columbus as part of the parks and recreation program. However, a large portion of its operating budget is dependent upon voluntary contributions.


New credentialing required for international students

Beginning February 1, 2017, Columbus State will require applicants who have completed high school outside of the U. S. to use a credential evaluation agency to obtain documentation of equivalency to U.S. high school completion. This evaluation must be obtained from agencies holding current memberships with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. The International Student Service website has more information: Foreign High School Credential Submission or email


Artist Calvo-Bono returns to Library

artist with painting

The Library is pleased to welcome artist Wilfredo Calvo-Bono to the library as a returning artist of the month.  The exhibit “Possibilities 2016” is dedicated to students.  To students, Calvo- Bono says, “Your success will be determined by knowledge and imagination.  You will be surrounded by possibilities at all times.” Possibilities 2016 is located on the second floor, and includes several pieces done with diverse materials including canvas, wood, metal, magnets, and textiles.

This exhibit is in two parts. The second exhibit, “Hispanidad,” is located on the first floor, and includes the works of three Hispanic artists from Spain along with Calvo-Bono’s personal collection from Mexico. This exhibit is on view through the end of October. Please stop by the library to view this exhibit.



Step Challenge offers prizes

Step into some cash this semester by joining the HealthyWage Fit for Fall Step Challenge.

Columbus State participants will compete for 30 days contributing $50 per person to the prize. Every individual who achieves an increase of at least 20 percent will split their share of the prize. Participants will compete individually and as a college.

To track your steps, use a tracking device such as Fitbit, Jawbone, or Apple Steps, and your data will automatically update as you use your device during the Challenge. Or manually enter your steps from a basic pedometer. The Challenge starts Thursday, October 20, so sign up today online here.

If you have questions, email or call (888) 636-3832.

Mobile mammography screening offered Nov. 14

The James Care Mobile Mammography vehicle will be at Columbus State for screening appointments on Monday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot across from Nestor Hall.

To make an appointment, call the James Care Mammography Scheduling Department at (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator.




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.