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October 9, 2017


Christopher’s open for dinner service

The Hospitality Department invites you to dine at Christopher's, a student-run restaurant in Eibling Hall 005. Each student is required to participate in the week-to-week production of running a restaurant. As a patron, you will be asked to critique the meal, and the students serving you. This useful information is reviewed and discussed after the restaurant closes each week in order to better prepare our future managers in the hospitality industry. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will enjoy your dining experience at Christopher's.

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service: 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Order TO GO at ext. 5121
To-Go Call-in Hours: 5:00-6:30 p.m.


How to support the Columbus State Foundation during The Big Give


The Big Give, a 26-hour online giving rally organized by the Columbus Foundation, starts tomorrow (October 10) at 10:00 a.m. and ends October 11 at noon. In addition, the Columbus Foundation, its family of donors, and corporate partners are providing a $1.3 million bonus pool for The Big Give. Donations received during the 26-hour rally will be eligible for bonus pool funds based on a pro-rata basis. Everyone who gives will have their donation(s) amplified! The minimum donation is $20, and every dollar will go to the nonprofit of your choice. Learn more here.


New Columbus State website launches this month

The new Columbus State website will go live on Sunday, October 29. Ahead of the launch, employees are invited to preview the full site at Please note, this link takes you to a site that is still under construction — sub-navigation menus, content, and photos have not been finalized on all pages. However, Marketing and Communications wanted to give staff and faculty the opportunity to get familiar with the structure of the new website before it launches. If you have any questions, please contact Tony Goins


Send your students to the Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio

Do you have student employees in your office? Does leadership play a role in their assigned duties and tasks? If the answer is yes, send them to the eighth annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO) on November 3-4 in the Workforce Development Building. This conference includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, a service project and more activities focused on different aspects of leadership. Students will also have an opportunity to engage and network with their peers and students across the state on what it means to be a leader for themselves, others and within their communities.

Registration fees:
Group Rates for 10 students or more: $15 per person
Individual Students: $25 per person

Check out the Hub for more information regarding registration.

If you have questions, contact the Student Engagement and Leadership department at  



Join the Family Halloween Celebration

The Student Engagement and Leadership department invites you to participate in the first-ever Family Halloween Celebration on Thursday, October 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Columbus Campus. This event is designed to bring the campus community together in celebration of our students, faculty, staff and their families. Music, candy, and games will be provided, and creative costumes are encouraged. You can participate in this event by registering your department to host a table and provide resources to participants or to simply pass out candy to the kids. Register here and complete the form by Friday, October 20, for official department registration.

Departments are asked to provide their own candy to distribute to attendees.

If you are interested in participating as an individual outside of your department, RSVP here!

For questions or additional information, email


Fitness Center closing for maintenance

The Columbus Campus Fitness Center (Delaware Hall 082) will be closing on November 20 for maintenance and new flooring installation. The center will reopen with the start of Spring Semester 2018. College Recreation and Wellness has compiled a detailed list of fitness/exercise opportunities that will assist students and staff through the campus fitness center closure continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This information can be found on the Fitness Center registration desk.

For further information or inquiries, please contact Mandi Cecil at 287-3843 or



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we would like to invite you to join the Global Diversity & Inclusion Center in celebrating Hispanic & Latino culture and history at Columbus State. See the list of events.

For more information or questions, please contact Jasmine Marks at (614) 287-5319 or





Hostmanship 2: Taking Hostmanship to the next level 

Hostmanship authors Jan Gunnarsson and Olle Blohm, invite us to rethink our definition of customer service to see every encounter not merely as a transactional experience but one to genuinely connect.

Hostmanship encourages us to ask what happens when we become hosts and see every interaction as an opportunity to treat ourselves, colleagues and others as guests.  We become engaged, present and active building connection, satisfaction and engagement.

In Hostmanship 2, we build upon this understanding developing practical applications and connections to weave Hostmanship in our daily practice with our customers.

Upcoming Session: Friday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Register Here



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.