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August 7, 2017


Portion of Washington Avenue to be closed for two weeks

The City of Columbus will be doing extensive work on Washington Avenue for two weeks beginning today, August 7. It will begin at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Long Street near the parking garage. During construction, Washington will be closed to incoming northbound traffic from Broad Street. One southbound lane will remain open for traffic exiting campus going toward Broad Street.


Harold Brown visiting for book signing August 22

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Dr. Harold Brown, former Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be visiting Columbus State on August 22 with his new book “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman.”

Brown, 93, retired from then-Columbus Technical Institute in 1986, and has kept up an active schedule running an educational consulting firm, writing, and touring the country as one of the few remaining members of the elite group of African-American U.S. Air Force pilots who made up the famous Tuskegee Airmen. 

From 1942, until he was shot down over Germany and taken prisoner in 1945, Brown was a fighter pilot in the Red Tails unit, escorting B-24 bombers flying out of Italy in raids over Germany.

After the war, Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ohio University, followed by a master’s and doctorate. He joined CTI in 1974 as an instructor, and was made vice president by the “other” Harold, Dr. Harold Nestor, soon afterward.  Together they increased the enrollment of CTI four-fold, and started the college on its path to become a comprehensive community college in 1987.

Dr. Brown’s book is on sale now on Amazon, and he is visiting for a speech and book signing on Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in the WD 4th floor lobby and the West section of the Ballroom.


New Exhibition in Library: Jes Moore

The Library welcomes to its Main Gallery Jes Moore, an award winning artist and Columbus State adjunct instructor. A resident of Granville, she began her art career at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, specializing in glasswork, draftsmanship and sculpture. She obtained an associate degree in Digital Design and Graphics from Columbus State Community College in 2012, and a bachelor’s of Fine Art and Graphic Design from Ohio Dominican University in 2015.

At Ohio Dominican, she was the Student Director of the prestigious Wehrle Gallery, and was voted Outstanding Art Student of the year. Last year, she hosted her second solo show at the Sean Christopher Gallery in the Short North District of Columbus, and was featured in City Scene magazine. This show is her fourth solo exhibition, and will be on view through the month of August.


Counseling Services gains valuable knowledge and connections from professional retreat

group photo From left are Eric Henderson, Shelby Hartzell, Charles DePriest, Alicia Schroeder, Kathy Ryan, Caleb Tipple, Ashley Abbott, Ameena Kemavor, and Tori Rehr.

Columbus State Counseling Services recently collaborated with Sinclair Community College and Otterbein University in the first annual Collaborative College/University Counseling Center Professionals Retreat. Participants networked with colleagues, received continuing education training, and enjoyed a team building activity. In an ongoing effort to provide high quality, inclusive counseling services for our students, everyone participated in training led by presenters from The Nationwide Center for Family Safety and Healing on the role of technology in dating violence and The Equitas Health Institute on mental health and substance abuse concerns in the LGBTQ community. Visit the Counseling Services Facebook page to see more pictures from the retreat.


Impact Opportunity Sessions

If you want to make a difference in the community, learn more about mentoring opportunities at two upcoming info sessions.

Young people living in Columbus need to be connected to caring adults who can help them experience life in a healthy, positive, and productive way. Come to a session to find out how you can choose to be part of the change that gives our young people a chance. Learn more at

Tuesday, August 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Columbus State Small Business Development Center
320 N. Grant Ave Rm 1068, Columbus

Thursday, August 24, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Franklin University Alumni Hall
301 East Rich Street, Columbus



Humanities professor selected as contributor to “50 Events That Shaped African-American History”

Marilyn Howard, associate professor and lead professor of African-American History in the Humanities Department, has signed a contract with ABC-CLIO for the chapter on the two presidential terms of Barack Obama for the publication “50 Events That Shaped African-American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic.” The book is tentatively set to publish next year.




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