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September 11, 2017


Construction near Delaware Hall

Starting on Saturday, September 16, foot traffic will be restricted around Delaware Hall thanks to construction work. The Delaware South ramp doors, lower Police dispatch doors, and the ramp doors between Union and Delaware will all be closed, and part of the area will be roped off. During this time, the entrance to Delaware Hall can be accessed from the doors and ramps facing Grove Street, and the "breezeway" between Union and Delaware alongside the cafeteria. Signs will be placed to help you navigate around the construction. The food truck Tortillas will be moved to another spot in the courtyard. 

During the project, there will be no handicapped accessible entrance to the Police Department. Please call (614) 287-2525 if you need the Police Department.

Depending on the weather, work will wrap up by Thursday, September 21.


'We Are STEM' event in search of lab facilitators

scenes from science labs

Columbus State’s annual We Are STEM event will take place on Friday, October 27. We Are STEM is an exciting opportunity for more than 200 current high school juniors to visit Columbus State and learn about high-growth STEM careers in Central Ohio, and college pathways through Columbus State’s many degrees and programs. The event includes fun hands-on activities, a panel of alumni and current students involved in STEM, and information about Columbus State’s admissions process and affordability initiatives, including scholarship opportunities.

Thirty high schools from all over Central Ohio have been invited to register 10 to 20 students from their schools to participate in this event. The 2017 We Are STEM event will focus on the following STEM areas:

  • Skilled Trades (construction science, welding, fire science, etc.)
  • Science (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.)
  • Technology (computer science, cyber security, etc.)
  • Engineering (engineering, logistics, mathematics, etc.)
  • Medical & Health (nursing, vet tech, etc.)

The planning committee is searching for faculty who would like to host an engaging, hands-on lab experience for these students. If you are interested in leading a lab experience for this event, please click here to submit the Lab Presentation Request Form. The planning committee would like to host labs for these students focusing on as many different areas of STEM as possible, so please feel free to pass this information along to any Columbus State faculty that might be interested. 

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Saelzler or Kelly Fannin.


Ford donates 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to Columbus State

photo of automobile

Ford Motor Company, a longstanding partner to the College’s automotive technology department, understands that educating and preparing technicians for the future requires access to the latest technology. Over the past several months, Ford has continued to support the ASSET mission of factory-based credentialing and training by donating a 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid with a sticker price of $42,000. Ford also generously donated a 2.7L EcoBoost Engine, which serves as an example of cutting-edge internal combustion technology. Ford continues to ensure that our students keep pace with an industry that evolves at an accelerated rate.



Foundation earns more than $600 from Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know that the Columbus State Foundation is part of Kroger Community Rewards? This program lets customers earn donations for their chosen nonprofit by shopping with their Kroger Plus Card. In the past two quarters, the Foundation has received more than $600 from this program alone. It’s a simple, convenient way to support students at Columbus State.

How to sign up

Kroger Community Rewards makes supporting the Foundation easy as 1, 2 , 3 …

1) Go to to sign in or create an account to enroll with your Kroger Plus card.

2) Once signed in, go to your Account Settings to update your Community Rewards. Look for Columbus State Community College Foundation, organization number 72383.

3) Shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!


Support Mental Health Matters as they walk to fight suicide

The Columbus State student club Mental Health Matters has formed a team to participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk on September 24. The team is part of a community of nearly 250,000 people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the AFSP mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

If you would like to donate or register to walk online, head to the team page, select "Roster" and then choose one of the team members listed. Once you're on their page, click "Donate Now." Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible and help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their goal of reducing the suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. 



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