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mastheadSeptember 27, 2018


Cameron Mitchell signs construction beam as Mitchell Hall project continues

two photos about Mitchell Hall

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) CEO and founder Cameron Mitchell joined President Harrison Monday to sign a beam that will be installed in Mitchell Hall. Construction remains on schedule for the $33 million project as it takes shape on the Columbus Campus. The 80,000-square-foot building, which will open next year, is being funded with $10 million in private philanthropy. Mitchell has pledged $2.5 million from CMR. 



Free assistance from Legal Aid Society

Do you need help navigating some legal issues? Legal Aid Society of Columbus may be able to help! Check in with a representative on campus this Friday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. - noon at an open resource table in Student Central.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month workshop set for October 4

To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Victim Advocacy and Counseling Services will be facilitating a 90-minute workshop about the subtle, and not-so-subtle, signs of an unhealthy relationship.

Obtained from The One Love Foundation, the Escalation Workshop features a film and discussion about red flags and warning signs of unhealthy relationships that may lead to violence. If you’ve been concerned about a friend, family member, or co-worker in a potentially unsafe relationship, but haven’t known what to do or how to help, this workshop is for you.

You will explore ways to engage those you are concerned about in supportive, non-threatening conversations and how to counter myths about relationships. It will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library Media Studio (lower level of Columbus Hall).  Contact Victim Advocacy at (614) 287-5979 or for more details. You can also out the event on CougarConnect!



Rally For Your Rights event next week

The Office of Student Conduct and Global Diversity and Inclusion are holding a Rally For Your Rights kickoff on Thursday, October 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Madison Hall 103. This kickoff will include facilitators sharing about the Rally for your Rights initiative, addressing student concerns surrounding free speech, clarifications of Columbus State’s free-speech policies, and mock scenarios where participants can apply skills learned. For more information contact Richard Miller, Student Conduct coordinator, at

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through mid-October

Global Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring various events, displays, and workshops through October 17 to spotlight Hispanic Heritage Month. All events are listed here.


event photoHealthcare “speed mentoring” event a success

Career Services hosted the Exploring Healthcare Careers - Speed Mentoring Event on Thursday, September 20. The event gave students the opportunity to connect with alumni mentors from seven Columbus State healthcare programs and learn more about in-demand career options within the healthcare industry. They were also able to meet with 16 mentors from local employers and hear from a hiring panel providing advice on how to build the skills needed to be successful in their careers. Career Counselors Chelsea Francis and Taylor Slocum coordinated the event. Thank you to Amber Furness, Jennifer Hendricks, Leslie Melton, Amanda Perk, Courtney Stephan, the Conference Center staff, and Disability Services for assistance.



Library exhibition and research guide supporting Wil Haygood visit

The Library is pleased to offer additional resources supporting the publication of the book “Tigerland” by Wil Haygood, who visited campus last week. Support is offered in the form of an online research guide to the times and the environment in which the book takes place. Essays written by Marilyn Howard, humanities professor, can be found on the guide as well as multiple links to resources. The guide may be found here.

In addition, a dozen posters are displayed on the library’s first floor representing significant events in 1968. Each poster has been augmented so that if an individual downloads the “HP Reveal” app to their handheld device and points it at each poster, a multimedia augmentation in the form of a video or audio appears. You can purchase a copy of the book here.



"Raise Up! Praise Up!" set for Gospel Music Heritage Month

Humanities professor and Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble (GVE) Director Emma Easton announces three “Raise Up!" workshops will be held on Saturday, September 29 in the Library Media Studio (lower level of Columbus Hall). 

The first workshop is a session on Vocal Strengthening for Singers at 10:30 a.m. It will be followed by "Distinguishing Praise Songs from Worship Songs" at 11:15 a.m., and "How to Overcome Conflict, Controversy, and Competition in the Choir" at noon. A "Praise Up!" concert will be held at the end of the final workshop.

Guest presenters include Keith Reed, Jr. of New Sound of Worship and Robert Mitchell, Mahoning District AIM President of the Ohio North Jurisdiction/Youngstown. The GVE will perform at the end of the noon workshop session. A community-wide choir rehearsal will be held in the Center for Technology and Learning (TL) 123 at 2:00 p.m.  

For more information contact Emma L. Easton at 614-287-5377, extension 1677.


Donut run to raise money for the Joan’s Foundation

Join the 5th Annual Columbus Donut Run on Sunday, October 28 at 9:00 a.m. at Genoa Park. The Columbus Donut Run is an annual 5K running and walking event to benefit the Joan’s Foundation whose net earnings support head and neck cancer research at The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center & Department of Otolaryngology. 

You can register online here. Participants will receive a super-soft vintage “Donut Man” T-shirt, donut holes and Gatorade at every mile, and 1/2 dozen gourmet donuts with Starbucks coffee at the finish line!


Entrepreneurship students looking for support today

Students in the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship program are currently engaged in a Team Entrepreneurship Project. The focus of this project is to incorporate experiential learning into the entrepreneurship curriculum. The students are in the middle of a six-week project which involves researching ideas, launching products, using pivoting strategies, and generating revenue.

Products created include support bracelets and parking pass holders, among many others.

Students in the traditional section of the course will be on the Columbus Campus near the statue selling products and practicing their elevator pitches today, September 27. Come and learn about our entrepreneurs, make a purchase, and help out a charity.

If you’re interested in learning more about this project, contact Jonathan Krabill at And you can watch the video announcement here.


Presenters needed for November collegiate leadership event

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership invites you to participate in the ninth annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO). The conference will be Friday, November 9 from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The CLCO will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center downtown.

If you are interested in presenting or have students who would like to participate complete the workshop application here. The deadline for presenters is Monday, October 1.

Register to attend here. The registration deadline is Sunday, October 21.

Registration for the conference is open to college students and higher education administrators in Ohio. If you have any questions about this year’s conference, please email Student Ambassador Coordinator, Maribel Nave, CLCO Chair, or Amaal Shehabi, of Student Engagement and Leadership. They both can be reached at


First Wednesday is next week

The October First Wednesday event will be held on Wednesday, October 3 from 8:00 9:00 a.m., in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.

Disability ERG meeting September 28

The Disability Employee Resource Group (ERG) invites college employees who identify as an individual with a disability, or as a caretaker for someone who has a disability that substantially affects a person's life, to our gathering on Friday, September 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Stauf’s, 350 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Please consider joining in conversations. If you have questions about the ERG, please contact liaison Michael Hicks or Tiffany McClain

Share your feedback on Day of Service

If you participated in the sixth annual Day of Service held on Tuesday, September 18, please fill out this survey. It will remain open until Friday, October 5.


Franklin County offering free flu shots on October 3

Franklin County Public Health is hosting a mass flu shot clinic. Flu shots will be free to anyone six months of age and older. No appointment is needed. It will be held on Wednesday, October 3 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Westland Community Center, 146 Galloway Rd. Galloway. For additional information click here or call 614-525-3719.




President’s Office seeks Federal Work-Study Student

Do you know a student who is looking for a student job on campus? Have them apply for the recently posted Federal Work-Study III- Student Office Assistant in the Office of the President. Students must be eligible for Federal Work-Study.

Job duties include, but are not limited to providing front desk coverage, campus tours, filing documents, general office duties, and participation in special Presidential events.

Click here to apply. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Baker at 614-287-2838.


Health Rewards Program and Rally update today

There will be an information session to review the Rally web platform, troubleshoot any technical issues, and answer questions. It will be held today, September 27 at noon in Delaware Hall room 212.




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.