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February 21, 2019


 National award presented to Columbus State

Achieving the Dream logo


acheiving the dream logoThis was a big week for Columbus State as the College was recognized for dramatic improvements in college completion rates. At the annual Achieving the Dream (ATD) meeting in California Tuesday night, Columbus State was named a 2019 recipient of the Leah Meyer Austin Award. It’s the highest honor a college in the ATD network can earn. ATD says the award is given annually to a college or colleges in the ATD Network showing measurable improvement in student outcomes driven by “top-to-bottom cultural change in the institution.” (Amarillo College in Texas was also recognized this year.)

News of the award led to coverage locally and in trade publications:

WOSU

The Columbus Dispatch

Inside Higher Ed

 


Caseworkers on campus making news

The Leah Meyer Austin Award wasn’t the only College-led initiative making headlines. Now that caseworkers from the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services are on campus meeting with students, WBNS-TV (10TV) stopped by to report on the story. See it here.


JC Penny eventJCPenney “Suit-Up” a success

Columbus State’s Career Services hosted its first “JCPenney & CSCC Suit-Up Event” at the Polaris Mall on Sunday evening, February 17. Led by Julie Collet, Career Services counselor, it provided 110 Columbus State and College Credit Plus students and recent alumni the opportunity to purchase career-related attire at a large discount. The fun-filled atmosphere included door prizes, music, refreshments, and a clothing scholarship. “Suit-Up” was also featured on WBNS-TV (10TV) which highlighted the College and the department store for their commitment to students and the community.

Professionals from the College who made this event possible include Chelsea Francis, Mya Pollard, Amaal Shehabi, Genevieve Sharron, Annessa Becton-Howard, Traci Beddow, Nichole Braun, Merideth Sellars, Ruth Brice Mann, Austine Fallah, Andrew Kruggel, Angelo Brunco, Assitan Travele, Safiya Jama, and Michael Armstead.


Proposals being accepted for In-Service Day workshops

In-Service Day provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about college resources and strategies to improve student success. It’s a day of professional development and community building filled with informative break-out sessions. If you have professional development ideas related to student classroom success, student support resources, co-curricular opportunities, career exploration resources, or other student success topics, please submit them for consideration. The deadline for workshop submissions is Monday, March 11. Please fill out this form with your workshop information.

 

Gospel Vocal Ensemble to perform Sunday

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Emma L. Easton, will present, "Quiet Storm." This musical Black History Month celebration will commemorate the legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. During the first half of the program, the Ensemble will perform songs and prose from the civil rights movement to the current day. 

The second half features the 2018 Stellar Award nominees, Men After God's Heart (MGH).  Columbus State graduate Ron Lyles cofounded the Columbus group. It has gone from local success to achieving to national recognition. In addition to their Stellar Award nomination for Quartet Group of the Year, MGH vaulted onto the Billboard magazine Gospel chart reaching a peak number six position. This concert will be held on Sunday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

 

 

Fight For Air Challenge conquered by College employees

group photo
The Columbus State Climbers completed their Fight For Air Challenge with the American Lung Association, at Rhodes Towers on Saturday, February 16. They each climbed 40 flights with 880 stair steps. It was the fifth year Columbus State participated in this event. The Air Climb is about raising funds for research, advocacy for cleaner air, and support for those who want healthy lungs and freedom from smoking. 

Pictured, left to right: Kim Hachet, Tim Malloy, Katina Fitch, Ellie Rafoth, Jamie Powell, and Robert Smith. Team members, not pictured Patrick Hoehn, Allison Hendricks, Michelle DeNune, and Nicole Morrow.

 

Meet and greet event for staff and students

CSI logo
The Construction Specifications Institute is holding a Meet and Greet for students or staff who are studying or affiliated with Architecture, construction skilled trades, real estate, landscape design, supply chain/ material science, green build-sustainability, finance, and law.

Benefits include professional networking, resume highlights, scholarship awards, and expanding knowledge of the industry. The event will be held on Monday, February 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Davidson Hall 229. Refreshments will be served. Contact Dean Bortz at extension 5033 for more information.


Big turnout for Manufacturing Night

photo from event
Columbus State hosted the fourth annual Manufacturing Night on the evening of February 12 in the Performing Arts Center at Fort Hayes. More than 200 prospective students, parents, and community stakeholders attended to learn about the Modern Manufacturing and Logistics Engineering Technology Work Study programs. The evening included presentations from Columbus State staff with information about a scholarship from the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation.

An employer panel featured Honda, Worthington Industries, Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber, and Stanley Electric. The highlight was a panel of current students and recent graduates who shared stories about gaining relevant on-the-job experience while working toward a debt-free degree and immediate employment in a full-time position paying more than $50,000 annually. The Work Study program is currently accepting applications for students enrolling in Summer and Autumn 2019.


Artwork from Library specialist will be on display

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The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus has accepted a digital illustration from Sherlann Lewandowski, periodicals specialist. Lewandowski accepted a call to artists to accompany the upcoming exhibit, “Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids: Mythic Creatures,” which runs February 23 - September 2. She is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design.

The COSI exhibit is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau-Quebec; Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta; and the Field Museum, Chicago. The main gallery in Columbus State’s Library will highlight a full exhibit of Lewandowski’s work in November.




Film Artist submissions requested by Ohio State Center

The Center on Education and Training for Employment in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is seeking submissions from emerging and professional artists living in Columbus. The submissions will be considered exhibition in the office’s public spaces and hallways. This exhibit is not juried. It is open to artists working in all mediums. There is no submission fee.

 Artwork that fits the exhibition theme of “Honoring the past. Looking to the Future” literally or figuratively is being sought. Artists can submit up to three photos of pieces for consideration by March 1 to crenshaw.14@osu.edu. Work must be at least 2D, and ready to display. More information is here.

 

Around the Discovery District

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is hosting the Urban Strings for its Concerts at Main series. This youth string ensemble will perform inspiring and upbeat music from popular African-American composers and arrangers in celebration of Black History Month. The event will be held Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. More information is here.

 

 


 

In case you missed it: reminders of recently published events


Legal assistance available for students

Do you know a student who is in need of legal assistance? A representative from Legal Aid Society of Columbus will be on campus on Thursday, February 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Eibling Hall 201. You can stop by or request an appointment here. For additional dates, check CougarConnect.

Topics they may be able to provide guidance on include:

  • Benefits (Medicaid/Medicare, food stamps, Ohio Works First, SSI/SSDI, disability assistance, Title XX Child Care, unemployment compensation, and medical debt)
  • Family (Divorce, civil protection order, custody, spousal/child support)
  • Wills/advanced directives
  • Housing (Evictions, conditions problems, subsidy terminations)
  • Consumer (Foreclosure, credit card debt, consumer scams, repossessions)
  • Tax (Disputes with both the IRS and the State of Ohio)
  • Reentry (Record sealing, CQE)

 

 

Conversations That Matter: Fresh Market

Service-Learning is hosting a “Conversations That Matter” open forum to discuss the Fresh Market, coming to Columbus State in autumn 2019. The Fresh Market will be a new on-campus market to provide free fresh food to those at Columbus State and in the community who experience food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable nutritious food.
 
Students, faculty, and staff: your voice is an important part of this initiative! Join us on Friday, February 22 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 104 to discuss how we can make this a resource that will help our community succeed, how you would envision it, and what ways you can help. Email servicelearning@cscc.edu with questions.

 

 

Third Friday on Columbus Campus

The next Third Friday will be held on Friday, February 22 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., and it’s a chance to better understand Columbus State’s College Completion Objectives. Learn what’s happening with our progress towards our completion goals and discuss with colleagues how we systematically support our students. Register here (log into Cornerstone) for your spot. Seats are limited.

 

 

Empowering Diverse Abilities ERG

The Disabilities ERG has been renamed the Empowering Diverse Abilities ERG. Our group is focused on offering inclusive, confidential, and supportive discussion about living with or caring for someone with diverse abilities. Our goal is to provide a connection for our College community to resources and best practices for navigating a world of varying abilities along with valuable fellowship. We meet the last Friday of every month for one hour at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 350 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Michael Hicks or Jennifer Shah.  The next meeting is Friday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m.  

 

Professional development and service goal opportunity

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? Expand your network across the college? Deepen your understanding of the community? For the second year, the College is seeking someone to serve as co-chair for Day of Service. The co-chair will shadow the current chair to support the planning, coordination, and implementation of the 2019 Day of Service with the intention to lead and chair the 2020 event (with the support of a new co-chair). The co-chair will help:

  • Recruit colleagues from across campus for Day of Service core team
  • Identify and contact community organizations to serve as site hosts for Day of Service
  • Identify, recruit and train team leaders to direct volunteers at each community site
  • Learn and leverage the Cougar Connect system to manage site sign-up and tracking
  • Facilitate Day of Service team meetings
  • Prepare Day of Service summary and feedback
  • Document lessons learned to improve the event for next year
  •  Please contact Laura Baisden (2018 co-chair), Barb Smith-Allen, or Flo Plagenz to learn more. If interested, please submit a cover letter/statement of interest, a resume, and a letter of support from your supervisor to Jenae Parker by Monday, February 25. Jenae will work with you to schedule an interview in March.

 

American Crossroads symposium February 22

The Humanities Symposium Series will present the second annual “American Crossroads” symposium next month. This year it is entitled “Make America 1919 Again? Anti-immigrant Sentiment, a Century and Back.”

The resurgence of nativism is irrefutable in today’s partisan politics which includes campaign promises for a border wall, a travel ban from six predominantly Muslim countries, “alt-right” demonstrations, and an open mean-spiritedness. Given these issues, the 2019 symposium will examine similar issues from a century ago to help us make sense of our times.

The event will be held on Friday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Center for Workforce Development. Register and purchase tickets here.

 

W-2 information for 2018

Through ADP, our W-2 provider, employees are able to access W-2 forms around the clock.

 How to Register on ADP W-2 Services
1.
Go to https://my.adp.com.
2. Click “Register Now”
3. Enter the Registration Pass Code which is: 1COUGAR-TS  (case sensitive)
4. Enter your Name and select W-2 Services
5. The following information is required for validation purposes:

  • Full Social Security Number
  • Employee ID #   
  • Company Code from Box D   : VJC (case sensitive)
  • Employee Zip Code
  • Tax Year

You will be prompted to complete a registration process during which you will select a unique password.  Your password must contain between 8 to 20 characters and at least one alpha and one numeric character. Additionally, you will be assigned a system generated User ID.  Once you have completed the registration process, you should “Bookmark” or “Add to your Favorites” the new URL https://my.adp.com.

If you need assistance accessing this website to retrieve your W-2, please contact Janiece Brunner in the payroll department at extension 5617.

 

Nominations, applications for Women’s Leadership Summit

Columbus State Community College's fifth annual Women's Leadership Summit and Awards will be held on Thursday, March 21. This summit is designed to provide meaningful intergenerational connection opportunities in addition to focusing on leadership development, personal and intellectual growth. This year's theme is ‘W.O.M.E.N.’

W:
 Women are without limits 
O:
 Women for Ohio 
M:
 Women’s mental health matters
E: All deserve equity 
N:
 We champion non-conformity 

Workshop Proposal Applications
We are currently seeking workshop presenters for the summit. If you are interested in facilitating a break-out session, please fill out this workshop proposal. The proposal deadline is March 1.

Outstanding Woman Leader and Legacy and Leadership
Do you know an outstanding woman leader? Now is the time to nominate a Columbus State student, faculty, or staff member for the Outstanding Woman Leader Award and the Legacy and Leadership Award. The deadline for both is March 1.

Outstanding Woman Leader Award nomination form

Legacy and Leadership Award nomination form (Faculty/Staff nominations only)

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina de los Santos or Jasmine Marks

 

Service-Learning conference March 29

Each year, the Service-Learning conference provides a forum for participants to discover more about service-learning and promoting civic engagement on campus.  This year’s conference is Service-Learning: Engage, Empower, Act.

The purpose this year is to share information about campus and community resources. The goal is to empower participants to support students on campus and beyond.  They will also have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Fresh Market initiative and the work of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Presentations will include SafeZone, DACA Dream Zone, and QPR training. There will also be information from Columbus State C.A.R.E.S and Victim Advocacy Services. Please email servicelearning@cscc.edu with any questions. The conference is scheduled for Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center.

 

16th annual Writers Conference is April 6

Please save the date for the English Department's 16th annual Writers Conference! The conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Conference Center on the fourth floor of WD. It includes workshops on the craft of writing and a book fair that features local presses and authors. The conference is free and open to the public.

This year's keynote speaker is David Wanczyk, author of “Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind” in 2018 (Swallow Press). He has also placed essays, poetry, and criticism in magazines such as Slate, Boston Globe Magazine, Texas Monthly, Brevity, Pank, and Woolf Studies Annual and is the editor of the literary journal New Ohio Review.

If you are interested in participating in the conference, the deadline to submit workshop proposals has been extended to March 1, 2019. Please see the Writers Conference website for more information.

 

 

The Book Club is back

The Faculty Entry, Training, and Professional Development and the Instructional Success committees will once again be partnering to host several book clubs. This semester the club will be readingThe College Fear Factor.”  Some faculty received the book at the 2018 FIX. It focuses on observations and interviews of community college students, and how students and faculty can misunderstand, and ultimately fail each other. 

The book club will meet for a single session on two different dates: Friday, March 1 and Wednesday, April 3 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in WD 352.
Register and find more information here.

 

 

Empowering Diverse Abilities ERG

The Disabilities ERG has been renamed the Empowering Diverse Abilities ERG. Our group is focused on offering inclusive, confidential, and supportive discussion about living with or caring for someone with diverse abilities. Our goal is to provide a connection for our College community to resources and best practices for navigating a world of varying abilities along with valuable fellowship. We meet the last Friday of every month for one hour at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 350 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Michael Hicks or Jennifer Shah. The next meeting is Friday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Register for Women's Leadership Summit

Columbus State Community College's fifth annual Women's Leadership Summit and Awards will be held on Thursday, March 21. This summit is designed to provide meaningful intergenerational connection opportunities in addition to focusing on leadership development, personal and intellectual growth. This year's theme is ‘W.O.M.E.N.’

W:
 Women are without limits 
O:
 Women for Ohio 
M:
 Women’s mental health matters
E: All deserve equity 
N:
 We champion non-conformity 

The event will be run from 7:45 a.m.-4:10 p.m. The Women’s Leadership Summit will include workshops (break-out sessions) to empower students, Columbus State employees and community members to uncover the stories of each other’s lives. Register to attend for free at cscc.edu/wls2019.

Register here

Workshop Proposal Applications
We are currently seeking workshop presenters for the summit. If you are interested in facilitating a break-out session, please fill out this workshop proposal. The proposal deadline is March 1.

Outstanding Woman Leader and Legacy and Leadership
Do you know an outstanding woman leader? Now is the time to nominate a Columbus State student, faculty, or staff member for the Outstanding Woman Leader Award and the Legacy and Leadership Award. The deadline for both is March 1.

Outstanding Woman Leader Award nomination form

Legacy and Leadership Award nomination form (Faculty/Staff nominations only)

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina de los Santos or Jasmine Marks

 

Natural Hair Workshop March 28

Global Diversity & Inclusion presents the third annual Natural Hair Workshop. It will explore hair textures and the history of the natural hair revolution. The workshop will delve into the chemistry of hair and body care products and techniques with the expertise of special guests. Discussions will include protective hairstyles, styling methods, and the basics of hair care. There will also be an opportunity to make natural hair masks to use at home. Everyone is welcome.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Library (Columbus Hall 111) RSVP here. If you have questions, contact Jasmine Marks, specialist, Global Diversity & Inclusion, at extension 5319.


Upcoming Transfer Fairs

Tuesday, February 26
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center

Thursday, February 28
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Dublin Regional Learning Center

Wednesday, March 6
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware Campus

 

DEIS Blackboard Faculty Training Workshops

Organizing Your Workflow: Using Outlook and Blackboard to make your life easier
Friday, March 1
1:00-2:00 p.m.
CT 106
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=923&D=5751

Blackboard Grade Center Small Group
Tuesday, March 5
2:00-3:00 p.m.
CT 119
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=664&D=5742

Blackboard Features
Friday, March 8
11:00 a.m.-noon
CT 106
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=908&D=5744

Blackboard Assignments
Thursday, March 21
1:00-2:00 p.m.
CT 106
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=919&D=5746

Blackboard’s Multimedia Tools
Friday, April 5
10:00-11:00 a.m.
CT 106
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=918&D=5747

Blackboard Tests & Quizzes
Monday, April 8
11:00 a.m.-noon
CT 106
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=920&D=5748

Blackboard Grade Center Small Group
Wednesday, April 24
9:00-10:00 a.m.
CT 119
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=664&D=5743

Testing Center: Successful Test Preparation and Submission
Friday, April 19
10:00-11:00 a.m.
CT 106
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=902&D=5749
Blackboard Grade Center Small Group
Tuesday, April 30
1:00-2:00 p.m.
CT 119
Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=664&D=5745

 

Department of College Recreation & Wellness offerings

Group classes

Mondays
H.I.T.T. at noon
Roll and stretch at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays
Yoga at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesdays
Kettlebell express at 11:00 a.m.
Roll and stretch at 11:30 a.m.

Fridays
Total body conditioning at 11:00 a.m.
Yoga at noon

Group classes are held in Delaware Hall room 158.

Self-Defense Program
This empowering self-defense training for men and women combines fitness training and martial arts. It is taught by experienced instructors on the Columbus Campus. All classes are provided free of charge. 

You can take a few classes, or progress through four levels of training where you will learn valuable techniques to keep yourself and others safe. 

Mondays at 5:00 p.m., Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., and Fridays at noon.

All self-defense classes are held in the Columbus State Police Department Training Room in Delaware Hall room 047

More information is here. If you have questions, email the department at cscc_crw@cscc.edu

 

Register for SafeZone workshops

Join Global Diversity & Inclusion (GDI) for a SafeZone workshop this spring. SafeZone is a series of interactive workshops aimed at helping students and employees develop a better understanding of LGBTQIA+ experiences and to become more effective allies of this community. Click here for more information or to register for an open workshop. Contact Brett Welsh, director, GDI with any questions. 

 

 


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