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April 17, 2017


Dispatch editorial praises legislative effort

In an editorial titled “When 2+2 is less than 4,” editorial writers at The Columbus Dispatch today espoused the value of a legislative effort that would allow tuition increases at some state institutions, including Columbus State. Read the editorial here.

Alum and daughter attend visit day

image from April 2017 Visit Day
On high school Visit Day last Friday, a Columbus State alumna brought her daughter to attend sessions that included STEM and Honors Programs, how to graduate debt-free, and tours of campus. Several hundred high school juniors and seniors attended the event on their day off from school.

photo of books

Global Youth Day sponsors book drive

Global Youth Service Day is April 21, and the AmeriCorps service members are holding a book drive for local schools in the Columbus area to help literacy growth in our public schools.

The drive begins today in the Nestor Hall Lobby, where students, faculty and staff will be invited to color bookmarks that can be added to the donated books. Book donations can be dropped off to collection boxes in designated areas all week, including:  the Library;  the STEM  room, NH 017, the Center for Advising, Success and Exploration (CASE), AQ 116; and the Delaware Campus Lobby area.

All books are welcomed!  Books that cannot be used for elementary schools will be added to the Ohio Reading Corps summer book drive. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact one of the AmeriCorps members serving at Columbus State: Heather Scott, ext. 3844, Dakota Patton, ext. 5687, or Natalie Kopp at (740)203-8017.



Call for Proposals for CC+ Summer Symposium

Faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 Summer Symposium for College Credit Plus, to be held Thursday, June 8, at Columbus State. The theme for the conference is “College Readiness and Student Success.”

Conference organizers are seeking presenters who are experienced teaching or serving as a lead instructor for dual enrollment courses, and presenters should consider ways to make sessions interactive and engaging. Sessions that highlight best practices, such as collaborative group work, writing to learn, scaffolding, questioning, classroom talk, and literacy groups, as well as sessions that offer practical tips, are preferred. 

The conference is for new and existing dual credit instructors, and the planning committee hopes to include a variety of voices from both Columbus State and high school partners. Presentations should be 50 minutes in length, including time for questions at the end.

Proposals can be submitted online at: .  


Band and Jazz Ensemble to perform April 25

The Columbus State Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will present “Movie Music” at the Spring Concert Tuesday, April 25, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center ballroom, fourth floor WD.

The free concert will feature music from favorite films such as "Star Wars," "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," "Goldfinger," and "Singing in the Rain."  The program will conclude with both groups playing an arrangement by Jazz Ensemble Director Rick Brunetto of "Four Great Themes" from the movies. For more information contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd.


Raffle to be held on In-Service Day

Don’t miss the Staff Appreciation Raffle in the Wellness Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on In-Service Day. Prizes have been donated by various departments, and tickets are a dollar each.The winners will be announced in May


Some phones to be unplugged on In-Service Day

As part of the 911 Project, a test on cables and locks will be done in several phone locations on Thursday, April 20. Current cables and wall jacks will be unplugged and replaced in the Union Hall basement, all floors of the Library, and at 730 E. Long Street offices. 



Behavioral intervention training available online

As the semester is winding down, the Columbus State Behavioral Intervention Team would like to remind the campus community about its online training video on the subject. The team is dedicated to teaching proper responses to any behavioral issues, from concerning behavior, to a situation that could eventually become an emergency.

The 35-minute video is designed to help anyone respond to a situation in a timely manner and take the proper steps to make a referral and provide documentation when necessary. You may access “BIT 101” in Blackboard under “My Organizations.” There is a brief quiz at the end which allows you to earn a certificate for your professional development portfolio.

The cross-functional representation of the team provides access to support resources as well as accountability when needed. If you have general concerns about an individual's behavior, please complete an informational report online at as soon as possible. No issue is too small to report; trust your instincts and notify someone. You also may contact a member of the team to consult. 


Sexual Assault Awareness Month offers events

Columbus State is dedicated to removing barriers to reporting sexual assault crimes and getting students the support they deserve. In an effort to increase awareness about what sexual assault is, what support is available, and how to support someone who has had this happen, the Victim Advocates, the Office of Equity and Compliance, and Student Life will sponsor the following events:

‘Consent Is …’ Workshop
This interactive workshop explores consent—what it means, who needs to ask, and when and how to have the conversation.  
Tuesday, April 25, at 1:00 p.m. in WD 402 Register
Tuesday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m. in WD 402 Register

‘Hunting Ground’ film discussion
“The Hunting Ground” is a documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses and what its creators say is a failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately. This will be followed by a panel discussion.
Wednesday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. in Library Multimedia Room Register

Resource Fair
The resource fair is meant to showcase the many options available to any person who has experienced sexual violence. Representatives will be from Columbus State and the local community.
Thursday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall West Lounge See event

Step Up! Be a Leader, Make a Difference Part 1 of 2
Develop your skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns in your environment, and learn how to ensure the well-being of yourself and others.
Thursday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. in NH 228 Register



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.