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August 31, 2017


Welcoming this year’s Cristo Rey work-study students

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From left are Katie Taylor, Sarah Baker, Mya Jordan, Terrence Brooks and Victoria Alexander

Columbus State is proud to partner with Cristo Rey Columbus for the second year. Through the Professional Work-Study Program, each student at Cristo Rey Columbus works one or two days per week, which allows them to earn a significant portion of the cost of their education and gain valuable experience in professional work environments.

On Wednesdays, Victoria Alexander will work in the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center under the supervision of Sarah Baker and serve as a Diversity Peer Educator. Katie Taylor, our Thursday worker, will work with supervisor Mya Jordan in the Student Engagement and Leadership department and serve as a Student Ambassador Coordinator. Please give a warm hello to Victoria and Katie when you encounter them across campus!


Ford Motor Company sponsors new automotive education scholarship

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From left are Ian Andrews, Ryder Mabry, Juwan Williams, Corbylee Mullins, Amber Smith, Brad Lawson, Tyler Staten, Spencer Daugherty, Nathan Enders, David Foor and Keith Hallberg.

Ford Motor Company has provided vehicles, equipment, and resources to Columbus State for more than 27 years. Now the company has also added the Ford ASSET: Curt Henriott Scholarship for Student Support. Thanks to their generous donation and coordination by ASSET Coordinator David Foor, Ford Field Service Engineer Keith Hallberg, and Foundation Gifts Officer Julie Barry, Columbus State awarded eight qualifying students with a wonderful gift of support. That represents more than half of the current ASSET 20 Cohort. 

Recipients were selected based on GPA, dealer sponsorship/employment, program progression, and other factors. The scholarship is primarily intended for books, fees, and tuition but can also be used for tools in an effort to further prepare them for success in a demanding profession. 


Women’s Connection provides support to students


The Women’s Connection seeks to provide female-identified and gender non-binary students with access to academic, career and personal development tools. We achieve this by fostering leadership development as well as personal, intellectual and relational growth of participants. Invaluable opportunities are provided for students to network and build relationships with their peers and Columbus State employee mentors. Participants engage in visible activities on campus and the community while accessing resources to make strategic decisions about their future. Each student participant is eligible to receive a $250 scholarship per semester with successful completion of program requirements. Questions? Contact Sarah Baker at

Apply for the 17'-18' Women's Connection Program

Student Application:

Mentor Application:


Join the PONO Diversity Learning Community

logoPONO Diversity Learning Community is a group that meets for eight weeks to discuss different diversity related topics including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, socio-economic status, and more. PONO is open to employees and students, and provides great opportunities to build community with others, share your story, and gain new perspectives. If you are interested in joining the autumn 2017 cohort, please register on Global Diversity and Inclusion Center's Hub portal. 

Please apply by using the following link:

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Jasmine Marks at or (614) 287-5319.


Money management strategies for college students

The Financial Literacy 101 seminar on September 6 and 7 will share expert advice on financial apps, avoiding debt, minimizing student loans, credit and budgeting. Students will enjoy refreshments, great giveaways, and a chance to be eligible for a scholarship for next semester worth three credit-hours of tuition. Attendees can RSVP at (choose "Events" then “Financial Literacy 101").


Open Educational Resources series

The Library is pleased to announce a series of workshops on Open Educational Resources this fall. Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that can be freely used and reused at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. This workshop series will cover why Open Educational Resources are making a difference to faculty and students nationwide, how to find and select resources, and how to use them in your courses.

Registration here:

If you have questions about these workshops, contact Rachel Dilley at


Professor teaches summer course in Oman

This summer, Associate Professor of Marketing Paul Carringer traveled to Oman on the Saudi Peninsula to craft and teach a short course in Consumer Behavior at the Modern College of Business and Science. The college is located in Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman and is a private College licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and established in 1996. The college partners with several universities in the United States, including Franklin University to offer degrees, including the MBA. 


Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Save the date for the following workshops

Wednesday, September 6 at 3:00 p.m. (Teaching Philosophy + Q&A) in DH 410
Thursday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m. (Portfolio workshop + Q&A) in DH 410


College Recreation and Wellness offerings for autumn 2017

Columbus Campus Fitness Center: DE 082
Monday-Thursday: 6:15 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
*CS Students and Staff only

Delaware Campus Fitness Center: MO 230
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
*CS Students and Staff only

The Conditioning Center (DE 083)
Monday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fitness testing, personal training and athletic conditioning available. Services are open to Columbus State students, staff and community members.

Recreation Classes (Sept. 5th-Dec. 8th): DE 158
Monday: HIIT Training at noon
Tuesday: Yoga at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bootcamp at noon
Friday: Total Body Conditioning at 11:00 a.m., Roll and Stretch at noon
*CS Students and Staff only and are all free

Open Gym (DE Gymnasium)
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Stop by the gymnasium for the current schedule of offerings
*CS Students and Staff only

Self Defense Program
Monday: 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.
Friday: Noon
Currently classes are held in the Police Department training room in Delaware Hall.  Program is open to all Columbus State students, staff and community members.

STD/HIV Testing
Thursday September 28 and Thursday October 26
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall 027
Free testing conveniently available right here on campus! Results are received within five minutes and counseling is available if desired. 

For further inquiries on any College Recreation and Wellness services, please contact or (614) 287-3843.


First Wednesday is September 6

First Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, September 6, starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. The meeting will also be live streamed online at where you will be prompted to enter the password: cougars.



Barbara Allen earns certification from National Diversity Council

In early August, Barbara Allen, program coordinator for Professional Development and Retention, completed The National Diversity Council’s  DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program in conjunction with The Ohio Diversity Council at the University of Cincinnati. 

Facilitated by Dr. Cecilia Orellana-Rojas from The National Diversity Council, as well as other expert trainers from across the country, participants led discussions and completed case study projects with special focus given to employee resource group management, culture competence, measurement, executive engagement, and the business case for diversity and inclusion. 

“It was so valuable to take the time to learn and engage with others committed to creating mindful and effective internal, external, and global change rooted in diversity and inclusion,” Allen said. “I am eager to share what I’ve learned with our extended community and to support Columbus State’s new and existing initiatives. It is very exciting!”

Allen was one of 18 attendees who completed the program earning a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional designation. Graduates are encouraged to share their knowledge and passion to help create, grow and lead diversity and inclusion efforts in their workplaces. They join a growing cohort of practitioners from across the country who connect to share ideas and best practices to strengthen diversity and inclusion commitments. 



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