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June 29, 2017


Notice: College offices to close early on July 3

On Monday, July 3, College offices will close at 4:00 p.m. on the Columbus Campus, Delaware Campus, and Regional Learning Centers. Faculty teaching evening classes have the option to cancel classes scheduled after 4:00 p.m. on July 3.

In addition, the 32-S parking lot and parking garage will be closed all day on July 3 to allow the Columbus State Police Department to stage for Red, White, and Boom!


Admissions Department closed June 30

The Admissions Department will be closed on June 30 for a day of professional development. For immediate assistance with general questions on June 30, please reach out to Student Central on the upper level of Madison Hall.


Columbus State to Launch New A.A.S. in Logistics Engineering Technology


Columbus State will offer a new multidisciplinary Associate of Applied Science degree in Logistics Engineering Technology, which combines coursework from the college’s Supply Chain Management, Information Technology and Engineering Technologies. This two-year technical program is the first of its kind in the region and prepares students to work in technology-focused roles throughout the supply chain.

Central Ohio is home to one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing supply chain sectors, and there is a critical need for a highly trained workforce. Jeremy Banta, lead faculty for Supply Chain Management, said, “This program fills a gap in an industry where automation is becoming mainstream. The Logistics Engineering Technology program prepares students to go into a partially, highly or fully automated facility already comfortable with the technology they will face.”

The Logistics Engineering Technology program will begin accepting students for the autumn 2017 semester, and it will be housed within the Engineering & Transportation Technologies Department.

The development of the new degree was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Advance Technology Education program to create a new career pathway for logistics engineering.


Logistics Engineering Technology Work Study Grant

Columbus State received $687,904 from the National Science Foundation to collaborate with universities, high schools and several regional employers to create enhanced career pathways for technicians in Logistics Engineering Technology. This project will use a proven work-study model to address logistics engineering skills gaps in the Central Ohio Region. Project goals include establishing a logistics engineering technology summer institute for high school students, and a bridge program for adults, including underemployed workers and veterans.


Social and Human Services receives curriculum endorsement

The Social and Human Services Associate of Applied Science program has received the Social Work Assistant Curriculum Endorsement by the Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Human Service Educators. This group was granted the authority to review curricula throughout the state by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board and provide an endorsement to colleges that meet enhanced standards of academic and professional preparation for their graduates. Columbus State Community College is among four other colleges across the state to receive this endorsement. The others include Clark State Community College, Central Ohio Technical College, Northwest State Community College and Kent State University.


group photo From left are Assistant Professor in Social and Human Services Angela Fry, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Adjunct Instructor in Business Programs Stephanie Hall

Suicide prevention advocates travel to Washington D.C.

Angela Fry, assistant professor in Social and Human Services, and Stephanie Hall, adjunct instructor in Business Programs, recently traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate for suicide prevention. Fry and Hall met with multiple senators and representatives to discuss increasing funding for suicide prevention, preserving Medicaid funding, establishing a national three-digit suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and more.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., yet some say it receives inadequate funding for research. Fry and Hall both serve on the board of the Central Ohio chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and invite Columbus State faculty and staff to join the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk on September 24. Click here to sign up. You can also call Stephanie Hall at (614) 318-9019 if you have questions.


Staff Advisory Council election results

Staff Advisory Council is pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2017/2018 Executive Committee. The election was held on June 23 at the SAC retreat. Here are the results.

Chair: Michael Hicks, ADA and Compliance Program Coordinator, Office of Equity and Compliance

Vice-chair: Aloysius Kienee, Technician, IT Frontliners

Secretary: Trish Haaser, Program Coordinator, Justice and Safety

Parliamentarian: Vena Hill, Advisor, Financial Aid

Treasurer: Betty Sugar, Teaching Assistant, Media Creation

SAC meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Contact a Council member or write to for the location of the next meeting.  Please go to to learn more about Council.


Job and Family Services case managers on campus this summer

This summer, students will have the opportunity to talk with a Franklin County Job and Family Services case manager and learn about the new Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program for youth and young adults. This program supports a broad array of education, employment, training and supportive services for low-income youth and young adults aged 16 to 24.

Appointments and walk-ins are available Thursday, July 13 and Thursday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Aquinas Hall, Room 116 (inside the Center for Advising, Support, and Exploration). Contact Rachel Raines to schedule an appointment.

Students can also visit the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program information table and speak with a case manager Wednesday, July 19 and Wednesday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Central Lobby, Upper Level Madison Hall.


Columbus State Peer Advocates provide one-on-one support to students

Do you know a student in need of some extra support to help them be successful at Columbus State?  Refer them to Columbus State’s Peer Advocates! Peer Advocates are student employees in the Student Advocacy Department who provide one-on-one support to students. 
Peer Advocates can:

  • Assist students with problem solving and planning to address barriers and challenges
  • Connect students to college and community resources
  • Help students navigate college processes
  • Provide tools and tips for success
  • Link students to community resources for housing, food pantries, health care and more.

Peer Advocates are trained Ohio Benefit Bank Counselors and can assist you in completing applications for state assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

Appointments are recommended but walk-in services may be available. Students can schedule an appointment with a Peer Advocate by emailing or calling (614) 287-5192.  

Location: Aquinas Hall 116 AC
Summer Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday. (Schedule subject to change, call ahead for availability.)



Come celebrate retirement of three employees Friday

Business Services will be hosting a retirement celebration on Friday, June 30 to celebrate Linda Kaufman, office assistant in Conference Services, Paul Boaz, Conference Center Coordinator, and Margaret Power,Customer Care Retail Specialist.  

The reception will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the fourth floor WD Ballroom. Please join us in celebrating these three tremendous employees as they start a new journey! Light refreshments will be served. 


First Wednesday is July 5

First Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 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.



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.