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November 20, 2017


Giving Tuesday: Chief Asbury Challenge

Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy fueled by generosity and social media. On Tuesday, November 28, Columbus State students and employees will have an opportunity to give back through the gift of time, money, items or influence.

This year, your donation will go even further thanks to Chief of Police Sean Asbury. Students and employees will be able to make donations at giving stations around campus, and Chief Asbury will match every dollar raised on November 28 up to $500. Funds will go to the Columbus State Foundation Support Fund for Greatest Need and will help support our students.

“Giving Tuesday perfectly aligns with the focus of the Police Department, which is student success,” Asbury said. “This is a project designed by our students and everything that’s given goes back to our students to help them achieve their dreams. What an awesome program.”

On November 28, giving stations will be located in Nestor Hall, the bookstore, the cafeteria, and Sips! Café.

Check out the website to learn more about ways you can give back this year, including rounding up on purchases at the bookstore from now through November 28. And don’t forget to use your influence and spread the word on social media with the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #Give2CSCC.


group photo From left are Chief Sean Asbury, Sgt. Shannon Scott, Lt. Tracy Anderson and Deputy Chief Steve Schemine

Columbus State Police announce promotions in department

Chief Sean Asbury has announced two officers have been promoted in his department this month. Sgt. Tracy Anderson was promoted to Lieutenant of Police. He joined the Columbus State Police Department in 2007. In addition, Shannon Scott has been promoted from Officer to Sergeant. He was hired in 2003. Before entering law enforcement and public service work, Scott was a bullpen catcher for the Columbus Clippers early in his career.



In other police news, Sgt. Bill Hickman has graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College in Worthington. The intensive three-month course is designed to prepare police leaders for positions of law enforcement executive leadership. Bill is the Dispatch Sergeant and has been with the department since 2002.


Volleyball team finishes fourth at nationals

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The Columbus State volleyball team closed out the 2017 season with a 19-12 record and a final four appearance, in addition to capturing Region XII and District G titles. Read more.


Educator Bus Tour connects high schools and local employers

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On October 31, the Grants Department partnered with the Business, Engineering and Technologies Division and the Office of Workforce Innovation to host an Educator Bus Tour. This special event was aimed at helping high school teachers, counselors and administrators better understand the job opportunities available to students in Central Ohio’s fastest growing industries. More than 20 local high school educators attended the tour, which took them to three of Columbus State’s employer partners: Cardinal Health, City of Dublin Fleet Management, and Honda North America. In addition to hearing directly from employers about workforce needs, participants also learned about Columbus State’s grant-funded offerings in high-demand fields, such as cybersecurity, alternative energy automotive, modern manufacturing and logistics engineering. In feedback after the event, many responded that they were surprised by the large number of job openings in these fields and the demand for workers with a two-year degree.


Westerville Regional Learning Center gives back to its community

The Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) recently held its Annual Thanksgiving Blessing Campaign. WARM works with area businesses to procure turkeys and produce, and asks the community to participate by filling a bag with all of the other fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal. The faculty and staff at the Westerville Regional Learning Center worked together to give back to the community and provided eight bags of food and supplies for Westerville area families. That’s eight more families that will have a meal on the table this Thanksgiving. 


Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio hosts more than 180 students and advisors from across the state

At the beginning of November, the office of Student Engagement and Leadership successfully hosted the eighth annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio. This conference is led each year by the Student Ambassador Leadership program. This year's theme was “Inclusive Leadership: Agents of Change” with keynote speakers Talea Drummer, director of the Student Multicultural Center at Kent State, and Columbus State’s own student Brooklynn Grace. The conference consisted of 21 different breakout sessions, including a service project. More than 180 participants attended the event, including students and advisors from 11 different colleges and universities across Ohio. 


Conversations That Matter: Creating a More Trans-inclusive Campus Environment

Making some basic changes to our everyday work practices can make Columbus State a safer, more welcoming community for transgender and gender non-conforming students and employees. Join our conversation, led by Assistant Professor Amy DeLorenzo, about identifying opportunities for these changes and standardizing trans-inclusive practices on campus. The coffee break will be held Tuesday, November 21 in DE 108 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Please email with any questions.





October 16 - Brian West, Instructional Designer – Instructional Design and Innovation

October 16 - Ronal Boisvert, Instructional Designer – Instructional Design and Innovation

October 26 - Brent Wilder, Director – Marketing and Communications

November 1 - James Moehrman, Coordinator – Grounds

November 1 - Stephanie Hall, Program Coordinator – Business, Engineering and Tech

November 1 - Shawn Holmes, Instructional Designer – Instructional Design and Innovation

November 1 - Marchem Pfeiffer, Early College/Dual Credit Advisor – AEP Credits Count



Instructor in Nursing – Requisition No. 1774

Maintenance Coordinator (Electrical) in Maintenance – Requisition No. 1778

College Transition Advisor, College Credit Plus – Requisition No. 1783

College Enrollment Advisor, College Credit Plus – Requisition No. 1784



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