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May 30, 2017



Apple chooses Columbus State to roll out app-development course

In a story written by Mary Mogen Edwards in The Columbus Dispatch, it was announced that Columbus State will be among the first in the nation to use a new curriculum that Apple released to teach people to develop phone and tablet applications in its Swift programming language.

Apple sees it as a way for more people to find opportunities in the fast-growing “app economy.”

“We are thrilled,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in the article. “We feel that coding should be a required course in our public and private schools around the country.”

In the meantime, Apple is prepared to teach Swift-based coding concepts to kindergartners through college students, with curriculum products developed by its education experts. The one Columbus State will use, aimed at high-school and community-college students, is just the newest piece.  Read the entire article here.


Upward Bound receives five-year grant for $1.4 million

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Students in Columbus State’s Upward Bound program pose with their supervisor Deon Newsom, top left.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Columbus State’s Upward Bound program with a grant to support its work over the next five years. 

The grant totals $1.44 million over five years, or about $290,000 per year.

Upward Bound is a part of the college’s TRiO Programs, which also includes Student Support Services and Educational Talent Search. Upward Bound is a pre-college grant that serves 65 low-income and first-generation students who attend or live within the districts of five Columbus City Schools, including East, Linden McKinley, Marion Franklin, Mifflin and West High Schools. The program provides students with the skills they will need to succeed in college.





Grants Accounting has new email

Grants Accounting and Reporting Services has a new general email address:  Please submit your requests to this address. 


Summer semester fitness opportunities

Stay fit this summer with offerings from the College Recreation and Wellness Department, including:

Columbus Campus Fitness Center – Delaware Hall 082
Monday-Thursday, 6:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 6:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Delaware Campus Fitness Center – Moeller Hall 230
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free recreation classes
Mondays at 12:00 p.m. - Body Bar Training
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. - Bootcamp
Fridays at 11:00 a.m. - Total Body Composition
Fridays at 12:00 p.m. – Yoga

Free self-defense classes
Police Department Training Room
Mondays: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Fridays: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
More information is available at ext. 2083

The Conditioning Center – Delaware Hall 083
Open Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Offering fitness testing, personal training, strength and conditioning, and wellness coaching.
Services by appointment only; fees required
Call (614)287-3843 for information

Intramurals - Delaware Hall Gymnasium
Various sports, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cougar ID is required


Pride Parade is June 17

Join the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center at the 36th Annual Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade, Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m.  The parade begins at Goodale Park and concludes at Genoa Park on the Riverfront. RSVP to march in the parade with Columbus State, on The Hub here:


News from the Discovery District
Faith Mission just posted that they are in need of new or gently used men's size 8-14, and women's size 6-11, tennis shoes. If you can help, donations can be dropped off every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 245 N. Grant Ave. at the back of the building. 

Have an artistically inclined high schooler at home? Check out CCAD’s summer programs! The deadline for their College Preview summer program is just a week away. If your teenager is looking to explore a future of art and design, register today.  For more information:

Ring in the summer season with The Hills Market Downtown on the “First Friday” of every month with 10 wines for $15 each! Impress your friends at the next BBQ with some new wines.

Remember to register your young ones in Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Club starting on June 3. There are lots of programs, prizes, and more, so bookmark your local branch library and keep reading. Visit CML’s website here:

Thurber House’s Literary Picnic series starts next Wednesday, June 7, and runs through August featuring authors of all genres who have an Ohio connection. Buy a dinner or bring your own, but don’t forget your lawn chair and best buddy! Check out the lineup here:

It’s time for PBJ&Jazz at the Topiary Park! Don’t miss the Jazz Arts Group playing in the Park along with other activities on the second Saturday of every month starting June 10 and running through September.

And mark your Topiary Park calendars for their movie series. Thanks to the Discovery Special Improvement District for supporting the series. Check out the lineup here:



“No Junk June” begins Thursday!
Join Columbus State’s Wellness Initiative in June for #NoJunkJuneChallenge! Use this hashtag throughout June when you've made good decisions, have healthy sweet recipe ideas, or just when you need a little pick me up. The No Junk June Challenge encourages you to give up eating things like candy, chips, cookies, donuts, white bread, sodas, and similar junk food—for a month.  You can do it and you will feel great by July!

‘Understanding Conflict’ is June 2
Believe it or not, conflict can be a healthy and productive part of the workplace environment. In “Understanding Conflict,” we will examine the different conflict styles of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument to understand our own go-to style and explore healthy resolution strategies. The session is Friday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in WD 352. Register

An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs offered June 5
Participants will discover their individual types as determined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI) assessment, understanding its implications, uses and applications for personal and professional growth. This session is Monday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in WD 352. Register




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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.