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September 25, 2017


Columbus State’s workforce programs highlighted in The Columbus Dispatch

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In a special section on the future of education in Central Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch featured Columbus State’s Modern Manufacturing Work-Study Program. Jeff Spain, supervisor in Workforce Innovation, spoke to reporters Mary Mogan Edwards and Jennifer Smola about how the College is working to bridge the gap between the skills employers are looking for and what students learn in the classroom. Read the full article.




October is Disability Awareness Month

Join Disability Services in celebrating Disability Awareness Month in October with a variety of special events.

Introductory American Sign Language classes begin October 2 at the Delaware campus and October 6 at the Columbus campus. Register here.

Share Your Thoughts! You’ll find boxes placed around the Columbus and Delaware campuses for you to complete this sentence: “To me, mental illness means…” Disability Services will make posters with your responses to help raise awareness in our community.

Students from the Interpreter Education Program will interpret the National Anthem at home volleyball games at 6:00 p.m. on September 27 and October 4. 

For a complete listing of events, along with other happenings around Central Ohio, download the flyer or visit the Disability Services home page.


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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at Columbus State

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. Special events will start on September 28. See the list of events.

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


Digital Education and Instructional Services launches new Friday Faculty Training series

Digital Education and Instructional Services (DEIS) is offering a new series of faculty workshops during the Autumn 2017 semester, beginning this Friday, September 29. All workshops are free and will be presented in room 106 (the DEIS training lab) in the CT building at 339 Cleveland Ave.

This semester kicks off with the following two workshops on Friday:

Introduction to iBooks Author, 10:30–11:30 a.m.  -  Register here
Understanding ADA Compliance, 1:00–2:00 p.m.  -  Register here

More workshops are scheduled for the rest of the semester and will be announced soon. Seating for every session is limited, so register for your spot today!


Special Admissions hours on Thursday, September 28

Admissions will open at noon on Thursday, September 28. For immediate assistance with general questions, please visit Student Central on the upper level of Madison Hall.



Training on new office supply ordering system is September 29, not October 3

Current office supply buyers are invited to attend training on the new office supply ordering portal on Friday, September 29 (the date was previously stated as October 3). The training will be in the Conference Center (WD) 404 from 9:00– 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00– 2:30 p.m. and 3:00–4:30 p.m. No sign-up is necessary, just drop into one of the sessions. If you can’t attend one of the scheduled sessions, contact Darrin Albaugh in purchasing at ext. 2641.



Self-Defense program continuing this semester

A reminder to faculty and staff that the self-defense program, which was launched earlier this year, continues this semester. There’s no charge for anyone who wants to take part. In addition, there’s no mandatory attendance. You can take part as much or as little as your schedule allows. It’s offered three days a week at varying times. Find out more.


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, the director of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center, will be available to answer questions and share ideas. The coffee break will be held in WD 315 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Please email with any questions. 


When East Meets West: Cultural Exchange Along the Silk Road

The Humanities Department will host the second annual When East Meets West symposium on Friday, September 29. This year’s conference focuses on cultural, commercial, and religious exchange along the Silk Road, with particular emphasis on connections between Byzantium and China. The program includes a morning and afternoon session; each session will feature two scholarly presentations followed by a moderated discussion session with the audience and presenters. 

The symposium is 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. Please email Jennifer Nardone, assistant professor of Humanities, to register for the event at



Resources for coping with natural disasters

In light of recent natural disasters around the world, here are resources on how to cope with the stress of disasters. And don’t forget that if you feel you need counseling, the Employee Assistance Program Matrix is available to full and part time employees at (614) 475-9500.



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.