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mastheadAugust 23, 2018


Get a taste of the campus with food and demonstrations
on Friday

Taste of Campus - A Passport to Student Success is Columbus State’s first collective effort to showcase various changes and updates for all faculty and staff in an open-house format. It will be held Friday, August 24 from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on the Columbus Campus.

During this self-guided tour you will get to sample the recent changes on campus Grab a colleague and enjoy the refreshments at each stop as you make your way through eight renovated campus spaces, designed to encourage active and collaborative learning inside and outside the classroom.

The locations below are not in sequential order; please visit in any order to disperse traffic. Passports will be handed out so you can collect stamps at each stop. Collect at least five and you will earn a free t-shirt!

       ctCenter for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CT), first floor 
It’s a wrap! 
Enjoy a pinwheel sandwich and learn about how the Digital Education and Instructional Services (DEIS) instructional designers support faculty by helping them create engaging online experiences for students. It takes time, energy, creativity, and communication to build learning and assessment tools that help students make progress. The work produced here is truly innovative.
  tlCenter for Technology and Learning (TL),343 & Aquarium
Take a dip 
(and enjoy the veggies and dip in your fresh crudité cup) at the freshwater Aquarium. The Aquarium is not only a peaceful place, it’s also a teaching tool filled with fish from tropical rivers from a variety of continents. Around the bend, you’ll find the new, state-of-the-art microbiology and teaching lab that’s making an impact for STEM students.
  wdCenter for Workforce Development (WD),306 & 309
Network over cheese and crackers 
in our Networking/Programming labs, which are a great example of how classroom spaces can mimic the workplace. Here, teams work in collaborative environments to create space for better communication and collaboration. It’s one way to connect our teaching with the real-world experience our students need when they graduate.
  ebEibling Hall (EB), fourth floor
Coffee and dessert 
are a must as you relax and appreciate the Digital Design showcase of student work displayed on this floor. Our faculty, advisors, and students work hard to ensure everyone has a quality portfolio and a successful transition into the working world.
  dhDavidson Hall (DH), 317 & 318
Get your “brain food” 
(a delicious trail mix of nuts and berries) and learn more about the growth mindset included in MATH 1099. These math labs allow students to work at their own pace, so they can accelerate through pre-college material and advance successfully into college-level courses. The rooms are designed with workstations in pods, walls made for writing, and a doorway between classrooms for faculty collaboration and greater student support.
  dhDavidson Hall (DH), first floor
Sip from your smoothie cup 
or enjoy a little something from Sips. The student space outside Sips is one of several comfortable areas where students can study and collaborate. These campus spaces provide wireless access and peer collaboration outside of scheduled class time, which are fundamental to student success. Many of our students make good use of the time before, between, and after classes because they don’t have the same access to these resources at home.
  deDelaware Hall (DE), 107 & 108
Grab a cold drink 
as you visit Delaware Hall’s brand new Business classrooms. These classrooms are designed to encourage teamwork and feature mobile lecterns, glass boards, white-board student slates, movable desks and chairs, and other cool technology.
  union cafe logoUnion Cafe
Stop by the newly renovated Union Cafe for a self-guided tour.


An update to Wednesday’s college-wide email on health rewards for parking 

Walking for Wellness on the Columbus Campus and the Delaware Campus
The college is initiating a pilot called Walking for Wellness where an employee can earn one coin toward their Rally, Health Rewards program. The employee would agree to park in one of the two outer lots and walk into the campus for autumn semester. Those lots are the 32-S (behind the parking garage) and the 28-S (three blocks behind the Bookstore on Mt. Vernon Avenue). See those lots on the campus map here.

Delaware Campus employees can participate by parking in the southwest corner of the parking lot in the spaces closest to Grief Road.

Any employee who would like to earn one Rally, Health Reward coin should contact Melissa Pizzurro, Parking Coordinator at or extension 5001 by Friday, September 7. They must agree to park in one of those two outer lots every weekday for the duration of the semester. (If you sign up after August 27 but before September 7, your walking date will be extended to the equivalent time in the semester. Volunteers who sign the employee agreement for this program will be issued a special parking permit after turning in their regular permit.

Let’s get walking!


Next College Knowledge session August 31

College Knowledge: In order to orient new employees to the College, and help all employees stay on top of organizational changes and initiatives, twice-yearly presentations are held with each of the College’s divisions: Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Services, Marketing and Communications, Informational Technology, General Counsel, and Business Administration.

This month will feature Enrollment Management and Student Services on Friday, August 31 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in WD 407.
Register by logging in to Cornerstone and go to the “Events Calendar” under the “Learning” tab. Click on the event listed under the date (August 31) and Select Request to register. (See this guide for search and registration tips.)









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