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September 18, 2017


Columbus State welcomes new international students

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Some of Columbus State's new international students with International Student Advisor Tamer Khadre (front row, second from left).

International Student Services welcomed 41 new international students this semester. Columbus State is hosting more than 190 international students representing more than 50 countries. International Student Services hosted two special orientation sessions for the new students focusing on the rules and regulations governing their special student status.


New program coordinator joins Office of Student Conduct


The Student Conduct team's newest member is Rick Miller. Miller will serve as Program Coordinator. He is already familiar with the College, as he has served as an adjunct faculty member for a number of years, and was honored with a Distinguished Teaching Award. In addition to his teaching skills, Miller brings expertise from his active membership with the Florida Bar Association and local experience serving as a mediator and conflict resolution coach. We look forward to the passion and skill he will bring to the Student Conduct team and invite you to join us as we provide a warm welcome.


Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio is seeking presenters

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) would like to invite you to present at the eighth annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO) on Saturday, November 4.

Since 2009, SEaL’s Student Ambassador Leadership Program has coordinated the conference with a focus on developing student leaders. This year's conference theme is “Inclusive Leadership: Agents of Change.”The aim of CLCO is to offer advanced learning opportunities to increase leadership development, provide hands-on service experiences, and promote professional networking across the state of Ohio. The conference will include keynote speakers, interactive workshops and a service project that will explore the journey of becoming agents of change. Key areas we will cover include: self-motivation, inclusion, activism, and education. We hope you will consider facilitating an engaging workshop in any of the above areas that will entice students’ desire to become inclusive leaders.

If you are interested in presenting or having students participate, here are the links to the forms:

Workshop application
Application Deadline: Friday, September 22

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 20

Registration for the conference is open to college students and higher education administrators across the state of Ohio. If you have any questions about this year’s conference, please email 


Send ‘Letters of Love’ on Day of Service


Student Engagement and Leadership invites you to join in writing “Letters of Love” during this year’s Day of Service (Tuesday, September 19). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to write letters of appreciation and encouragement to anonymous Columbus State community members with the goal of promoting a successful semester and community of support. These letters will be randomly distributed to individuals at a later date in the autumn semester to increase campus pride, inclusivity, and support. Feel free to write a letter and submit to the Student Engagement and Leadership office in Nestor Hall 116 or electronically at We look forward to sharing your letters!


Conversations That Matter: Supporting DACA Students

Service-Learning is hosting a coffee break on Tuesday, September 26 to discuss the removal of DACA and how it impacts our students. Brett Welsh, director of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center, will be available to answer questions and share ideas. The coffee break will be held in Workforce Development room 315 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please email with any questions. 


More tips to protect information following Equifax data breach

Last week, Ben Dalton, information security officer for Columbus State, shared tips to keep personal information secure. This week he provides ways to keep College information secure:

Protect college data: Never email personally identifiable information such as a Social Security Number or credit card information.

Secure your passwords: Don’t share College passwords or store credit card information, all of which happen to be prohibited by college policy:

When in doubt throw it out: Links in emails, social media posts and online advertising are often how cybercriminals try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.

Guard student data: Lock student papers in a cabinet and verify student identity prior to release of any protected records

Destroy sensitive papers:  Shred papers containing sensitive college or student information. Details on shredding:


Student Handbook now available

The 2017-2018 Handbooks are available! Access the online version here. Please contact the Office of Student Conduct to request hard copies at



College Knowledge: Marketing and Communications

In order to orient new employees to the College and help all employees stay abreast of organizational changes and initiatives, we have revived and redesigned college on-boarding meetings to feature twice-yearly conversations with each of the College’s divisions. This month, the Marketing and Communications team will give a sneak peek of the new College website (launching in October). Learn about the differences between the current and new sites, new features, and how the new website aligns with the College’s strategic goals.

Friday, September 22, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in WD 402
Click here to register



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.