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September 28, 2017


A few minutes with… Michell Ward

Michell Ward discusses "Program Spotlight" which can assist faculty in promoting their programs and boost enrollment in the process.


Facilities Management closed today until 1:30 p.m.

The Facilities Management Department will be closed on Thursday, September 28 until 1:30 p.m. for a departmental retreat. For emergencies please contact the Police Department at extension 2525.


Gospel Vocal Ensemble performance

On Saturday, September 30, the Gospel Vocal Ensemble will present "Ohio Sings Gospel" in celebration of Gospel Music Heritage month. The production will be held in the media studio in Columbus Hall. Doors will open to the public at 1:00 p.m. and the performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. "Ohio Sings Gospel" will provide a historical and melodious timeline of gospel music and will acknowledge artists that herald from the great state of Ohio. Admission is free. 


student with Clawdette

Show your #CougarCourage at this year’s Mental Health Fair

Join Counseling Services at the Mental Health Fair on October 11 in the Nestor Hall Lounges from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can create relaxation art, dance away your stress, engage in Relax and Learn sessions, and meet with dozens of community mental health providers. This event is open to the college and the community, so bring a friend! Click here for more information.


Students assist with suicide prevention walk

On Sunday, September 24, 14 students from the Human Growth and Development Across the Life-Span service-learning course assisted with the Out of the Darkness event. This is the third year that students have organized, coordinated, and led the "Kidz Zone" at this annual event, which is hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness of suicide prevention in Central Ohio. More than 1,400 participants were registered for the event, held at Alum Creek State Beach in Delaware. Students ran activities such as Strength Stones and Self-Esteem Chain.


Mentors and Externship Hosts still needed

Career Services is currently seeking faculty and staff with experience in the following career areas to mentor students or meet with them for brief informational interviews:

  • Health Information Management Technology
  • Sports and Exercise Studies
  • Surgical Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Real Estate
  • Engineering Technologies and Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Interactive Media and Film
  • Digital Design and Graphics
  • Finance
  • Medical Assisting
  • Social and Human Services

If you are interested in assisting, please contact Taylor Slocum at or Amy Brown at by Wednesday, October 4 for more information. 


Subway Grand Opening at Columbus State

Stop by the Discovery Exchange Bookstore on Friday, September 29 to Celebrate Subway’s opening. Subway will be offering BOGO six-inch Sub Specials with the purchase of a soft drink, plus coupons and giveaways. The Grand Opening celebration will be from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For additional details please visit this link


SAC Brown Bag Lunch: Managing Caregiver Stress

The Staff Advisory Council is hosting a brown bag lunch event on Wednesday, October 4, at noon in NH 222. The lunch will focus on managing caregiver stress, and will share tips for decreasing stress as a caregiver or supporting someone who is a caregiver. Topics will also include the impact of caregiving, indicators of caregiver stress and the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves.

RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator, at extension 3989 or




All Trainers Gathering

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a set of written instructions that describe in detail how to perform a given task, process or activity. They allow a job task to be broken down into smaller tasks for on-the-job training. Learn the basics of job task analysis and how this facilitates the creation of training modules.

October 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in WD 404
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October 4, 2:00-3:30 p.m., WD 404
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Conflict Happens: An Introduction to Conflict Resolution Strategies

Conflict happens every day whether we realize it or not. Some avoid conflict hoping it will go away and others confront it head on with mixed results. This sessions explores the effectiveness and practical application of negotiation as means for conflict resolution. We will identify and discuss negotiation strategies within the context of workplace interactions. We will discover ways to communicate better and work through conflict to create mediated and powerful outcomes.  

October 6, 9:00 a.m.-noon
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Win With Your Strengths

“Win with Your Strengths” is an introduction to strengths-based language and you’ll learn more about your own strengths and the strengths of others. Prior to the class, you will take the online StrengthsFinder assessment and determine your top five “Signature Strengths.” Seats are limited.

October 9, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
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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 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.

October 13, 9:00 a.m.-noon
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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.