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July 24, 2017


Columbus State Rave alert test

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The Columbus State Police Department will be sending a test Rave text alert to the campus community to test our emergency notification system Wednesday, July 26 at 9:00 a.m. 

This will only be a test

Columbus State text alerts are provided by Rave Mobility and are free to students and employees. Rave provides virtual security escorts, emergency notifications, and school closure notifications to those who have registered their cell phones through Rave Mobility.

To sign up for Rave alerts and view a quick demonstration go to If you have any questions or need additional information please call Joel Smith, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, at 614-287-2077

On July 26, 2017 the following message will be sent through Rave Mobility, our emergency notification system to our campus community.

This is a test of the emergency notification system by the CSCC Police Department.


Power shut off in Delaware Hall on July 30

In order to install a new transformer at Delaware Hall, facilities will shut off power to the entire building Sunday, July 30. Power will be shut off to the building at 7:00 a.m. and turned back on by 3:00 p.m. The police have their own backup generator so they can continue operations. The rest of the building will be on a separate generator, operating life safety (exit lights, emergency lights, etc.). The electronic entry system that allows access with IDs for staff, faculty and students will only last for an hour or two on batteries and then manual override keys will need to be used.


Real Estate Career Night helps students with professional networking

The Columbus State Real Estate Program held a Career Night on July 13 in the Center for Workforce Development. The event was a great success, with 39 students registered and several Real Estate Brokerage firms represented including Key Realty, eMerge Real Estate, Carleton Realty, HER Realtors, Vision Realty, and Weichert Triump Group.

The goal of Real Estate Career Night is to allow students to network with brokers in the real estate field. These students are nearing completion of coursework that will allow them to take the realtors exam, so it was a valuable opportunity for students to meet employers who could hire them within a few months. It’s a great opportunity for the employers as well. “Brokers tell me that they look forward to coming here each semester,” said Jack Popovich, Program Coordinator of Real Estate. “It is a great recruiting tool for them.” 


Landscape Alumni Association golf outing

The Columbus State Landscape Alumni Association is hosting its 23rd annual golf outing on Friday, August 11 at the Safari Golf Club in Powell. All proceeds from the event support students in the Landscape Design and Management program, as well as local educational events on landscaping. To reserve your spot, fill out this form. Email if you have questions.



Save the date for All Trainers Gathering

The next All Trainers Gathering will focus on The Secrets to Effective Meetings. The session will explore the power of establishing 10 meeting rights that encourage meetings that are well-planned, timely and productive where the right folks with the right information gather to make decisions that are well-documented and move processes forward. The session will also examine the root causes of bad meetings and help participants learn more about the characteristics of planning, running and closing effective meetings. Sign up for a session from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2.



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