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Thursday, August 29, 2019


 

Sign of the times at the Market

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A Fast Signs specialist added the new sign Wednesday to the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State. The one-time storage building on Grove Street is undergoing a complete makeover. When the Market opens sometime this fall, it will provide fresh food and other items several days a week to income-eligible students, staff, and residents in the community. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is a partner in this unique project. You can still sign up for training to be a volunteer during operating hours.

 

 

IT beginning to upgrade Windows 10 systems

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Be ready: Over the next two months, the Information Technology division will be transitioning all employee computers running the Windows 7 operating system over to Windows 10. This is a required upgrade for all employee computers still running Windows 7. 

To make it seamless, IT will make the transitions in a different set of buildings each week. If you need the Windows 10 upgrade, the pop-up window (pictured above) will appear to remind you it is time to upgrade your computer now. Or, you can choose a more convenient date and time. If you have a Columbus State laptop running Windows 7, please contact the IT Support Center to schedule a date and time for this upgrade.

IT highly recommends that you schedule a time for the upgrade to minimize disruption. For convenience, the approximate two-hour upgrade can be completed during your off-hours or overnight. Your computer will restart several times throughout the process. It’s recommended that you close all open programs and save your work before the upgrade begins.

If the upgrade is not completed before the deadline for your building, it will start automatically. Once the upgrade begins, it cannot be rescheduled or canceled.

If you don’t know if your computer is one of those still running Windows 7, check out our Upgrade FAQ page to find out. The FAQ includes the start date for the upgrade listed by building. If you have additional questions or concerns, contact the IT Support Center at extension 5050 or email helpdesk@cscc.edu

 

 
Upcoming SEaL activities

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) has events planned for the new semester. To see all activities, go to Cougar Connect (connect.cscc.edu/events).

Columbus Campus

Today, August 29 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cougar Cookout (for students only) and activities in the outdoor courtyard. (Snacks will be provided for students from 5:00-6:30 p.m.)

Monday, September 9 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Cougar Fair

Tuesday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Cougar Fair and CS Has Talent

Westerville Regional Learning Center
Today, August 29 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Cookout (for students only)

Delaware Campus
Tuesday, September 3 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Cookout (for students only) and Cougar Fair

 

Meet and Greet

The International Student Association will be hosting a Meet and Greet for our students from other countries. Please encourage students to stop for coffee and conversation! The Meet and Greet will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 350 Mt. Vernon Ave.

If you have questions, please contact advisors Candace Allen or Jackie Jenkins.

 


Nursing Adjunct Day

The Nursing Department held its annual Adjunct Day meeting on Thursday, August 22. Full-time faculty and 75 nursing adjunct faculty attended the event. Faculty from the Nurse Certificate, Practical Nursing, and Nursing programs were provided with department updates and participated in individual course meetings during breakout sessions. Speaker Tim Bristol provided a presentation on active and collaborative teaching and learning strategies for the classroom and clinical setting. The event was planned and coordinated by the Nursing Department’s Professional Development Committee.

 



Join the Fall 2019 PONO Diversity Learning Community

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PONO is a dialogic community open to employees and students. It meets for eight weeks to discuss different diversity-related topics, including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, socio-economic status, intersectionality, and more! PONO provides opportunities to build community with others, share your story, and gain new perspectives. If you are interested in joining, please register at this link on the office of Global Diversity & Inclusion's Cougar Connect portal. You will also find our Fall 2019/Spring 2020 meeting dates at the start of the application. The first meeting will be on Friday, October 4.

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Jasmine Marks, specialist at Global Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Library Announces New OER Workshop

The library is offering a new Open Educational Resources (OER) workshop called “Introduction to Open Texts” during September. It’s for faculty and employees interested in learning more about the Open Texts@Columbus State initiative. In addition to the initiative, the workshop will cover basics about OER, where to find them, and how to use them in course material.  Each workshop will be held in the Library (Columbus Hall) room 302.

Thursday, September 5 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 13 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 27 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Register for a workshop in Cornerstone. For questions,contact Rachel Dilley, OER librarian.

 

New DEIS Workshop

Academic Quality Review (AQR): Best Practices in Online Course Design

If you are curious about how online course design is evaluated at Columbus State and the work done by your department’s Academic Quality Review (AQR) team, come to this session. The AQR process has been revised and you are invited to learn all about it. Departments are in the midst of completing AQRs on web and blended courses. AQRs provide faculty with data that may be used to show the exemplary work occurring in web and blended courses. In this session, we will take a close look at the criteria used by AQR reviewers when courses are reviewed. The AQR criteria cover:

  • Course navigation
  • Interaction
  • Assessment
  • Course content
  • Course accessibility

Information will also be provided on how to add captioning to videos and descriptions to images so that courses meet the AQR course accessibility criterion. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment using the AQR rubric on one of your own courses. All three sessions are in CT 106, and taught by Jane Roberts.

Thursday, September 5 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register here

Friday, September 6 from noon-1:00 p.m. Register here

Monday, September 9 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Register here


See all DEIS workshops here.

 

Recreation & Wellness autumn schedule

The College Recreation & Wellness department has released its schedule of classes and fitness options for the new autumn semester. The schedule is here.

 

Test drive electric vehicles on September 9

This test-drive event is open to Columbus State employees and students. The City of Columbus is encouraging individuals and businesses to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) for personal use and business fleets. You can learn about EVs and test drive one on the Columbus campus on Monday, September 9. Please register here.  (The total time commitment will be about 45 minutes.) 

This event is a product of the College’s commitment to being an “accelerate site” for transportation access and innovation. Student and employee success requires reliable and affordable transportation options. A healthy and sustainable community requires low-emission, wide-ranging, and accessible transportation options. If you want to advocate for these goals, consider volunteering to develop and promote transportation options for students and employees. Contact Rich James for more information.

Extrication workshop with first responders 

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More than 30 first responders from 10 Ohio departments dismantled Toyota Priuses on the Columbus Campus August 20-23. It was part of Columbus State’s Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Extrication Workshop. Faculty members taught firefighters the differences between traditional and alternative-fuel transport, including hybrid, electric, and compressed natural gas. Participants explored and drove different types of “alt-fuel” vehicles. They also learned how to quickly and safely disable them to remove passengers in emergency situations. A collaboration between Columbus State’s Automotive Technologies and Fire Science programs, the workshop is part of the college’s Pathways for Alternative-Energy Automotive Technicians initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Share student employee highlights with Career Services

Career Services wants to highlight and celebrate student employees all year long, not just during Student Employment Week. Help us showcase our great student employees by submitting Highlights and Successes.

We want to hear when:

  • Student employees are recognized by your customers/visitors/other students for going above and beyond
  • You had a great experience with a student employee in another department
  • Student employees are hired for part- or full-time staff jobs on campus
  • Student employees have an exciting on-the-job success
  • Anything else amazing happens!

You can submit your student employee here.

 

Information sessions for students who may want to work on campus

Let students know they are invited to learn about student employment and how they can get involved. Attendees to either of these two sessions will learn about eligibility criteria, the application and hiring process, and tips on making their application stand out. Both sessions will be held in Madison Hall 103.

Wednesday, September 4 at 1:30 p.m. Students can RSVP here.

Thursday, September 5 at noon. Students can RSVP here.

 

 

JCPenney and Career Services announce second annual "Suit-Up" Event 

Columbus State’s Career Services is partnering again with JCPenney Polaris for an exclusive event on Sunday, September 8. It allows Columbus State students – including College Credit Plus students – and all local recent alumni to shop for career-ready attire at an additional 60 percent off store prices. Read more.

 

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Thurber House just released its new Fall Evenings with Authors and other special events for the season. There is something for every reader in your house from historical fiction to mystery to poetry to Mo Rocca, it’s all here. The special events are selling quickly. You can see all events and order tickets at this link.

Around downtown
Join the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department downtown for a night on the Scioto Mile featuring a dance performance under the stars by BalletMet. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of this annual partnership between Columbus Recreation and Parks and BalletMet. The performance will be held Friday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m. in Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus.

 


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Additional training sessions available for the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State

After months of planning and construction, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State (also known as the Mid-Ohio Market @CState) will soon open three days a week and the last Saturday of each month. It's located at 400 Grove Street.

Training sessions cover civil rights (compliance) and customer registration software (PantryTrak). Click here to sign up - Cougar Connect Events and search for Mid-Ohio Market.  All volunteers should attend compliance training, while those who want to register customers should add PantryTrak training. Before signing up, be sure to communicate with your supervisor for permission.

Combined civil rights (compliance) and PantryTrak training
Thursday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m.-noon in Delaware Hall 217

Friday, August 30 from 10:00 a.m.-noon in TL 114

Friday, August 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in TL 114

Civil rights training only
Wednesday, September 4 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Market, 400 Grove Street

Market operations training only
Wednesday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m.-noon at the Market, 400 Grove Street

After training is complete, you (and your team) will be able to sign up for shifts on a system called VolunteerHub. Email Desiree Polk-Bland, Jack Popovich or Lisa Phillips with questions.

Please let students know about the Market upon their return. It’s available if they need to use its services, or if they would like to volunteer.


Hours of operation (once a permanent opening date is announced)
Mondays: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Last Saturday of each month: 9:00 a.m.-noon

  

Cougar Fair - Delaware Campus

The Delaware Campus would like to formally invite all Columbus State departments and student groups to participate in the Delaware Campus 2019 Autumn Cougar Fair. This event is free and open to the Columbus State community. This will be a great opportunity to showcase the involvement and resources that your department offers to students. The one-day fair will occur on Tuesday, September 3, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Moeller Hall lobby

If you’re interested in hosting a table during the fair, please complete the registration form here by Thursday, August 29.

For questions, contact Avery Fields at 740-203-8175.

Cougar Fair - Columbus Campus

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership would like to invite all Columbus State departments, student groups, and partnered colleges to participate in the 2019 Fall Cougar Fairs. These events are free and open to the Columbus State community. This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the involvement and resources that your organization, department, and colleges offer to Columbus State students.

If you’re interested in hosting a table during one or both days of the fair, please complete the registration form here by Tuesday, September 3. The fairs will occur on two dates: 

  • Monday, September 9 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Columbus Campus courtyard
  • Tuesday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Columbus Campus courtyard

If you have questions, email seal@cscc.edu or contact the Student Engagement and Leadership office at extension 2637.

 

Open House following First Wednesday

The Grants Office is hosting an Open House event on Wednesday, September 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the WD 4th floor gallery. The Open House will begin at the conclusion of First Wednesday. This event will be an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn more about the grant-funded projects at the College. Project teams will be on hand to discuss the impacts of their projects as they relate to student success, workforce innovation, and best practices.

 

Presenters needed for CLCO 

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) needs 2019 Workshop Proposals for the 10th annual Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO). This day-an-a-half conference will be held Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9 in the Columbus State Conference Center.

Since 2009, Columbus State's Student Ambassador Leadership Program has worked to organize an engaging and informative conference for college students and advisors across Ohio. Over the last 10 years, more than 1,000 attendees have had the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, hear from expert speakers, engage in hands-on community service experiences, and network with other students and professionals. As we celebrate the 10th annual conference, we reflect on the last 10 years of the people we met, the speakers we have heard, and the experiences we have made!

This year's theme is 10 Years Later: The Evolution of Leadership, with the purpose for attendees to develop a culture of collaboration and developmental leadership. Key areas of focus include leadership, collaboration, communication, holistic wellness, self-efficacy, diversity, and equity.

Complete a workshop presentation application here.  The deadline is Friday, September 6.

If you would like to attend the conference, register here. Please share this opportunity with others in your community who may like to present!

 

Counseling Services hosting Fresh Check Day

Join Columbus State Counseling Services for Fresh Check Day. It’s an uplifting mental health check-in event that will include fun interactive booths, peer-to-peer messaging, free food, prizes, and more. It will be a perfect opportunity to break down the stigma around mental health. These events are open to the College and the community, so bring a friend. For additional questions contact Counselor Shelby Hartzell,

Fresh Check Day will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. on the Nestor Hall Ramp. (Rain location: Nestor Hall lounge.)

Equity Advocate training

With the autumn semester cohort of Equity Advocate training now full, an additional cohort was just added. In order to support fair, legal, and equitable hiring and promotional processes at Columbus State, you are invited to participate in the Equity Advocate Certification Training Program. This program amplifies the College commitment to fairness and equal opportunity in hiring and promotion. 

If you’re interested in becoming an Equity Advocate, contact Morgan Sayre at extension 2406. Once confirmed, the meetings below will be shared with your Outlook Calendar.

Cohort 11 (Locations have not yet been determined)

Friday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m.-noon
Kick-off: successful and inclusive hiring

Friday, September 20 from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.
CUPA: building a successful, more inclusive search

Friday, October 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cultural competency: developing vocabulary, welcoming, understanding privilege

Friday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m.-noon
Practicum

 

Registration for Day of Service 2019 is now open

It is time to register for Columbus State’s seventh annual Day of Service, which will be held on Tuesday, September 24. See video highlights here from 2018.

On that day, the campus community — including faculty, staff, and students—will join together to show our community the impact we can make in just one day. Service sites range from foodbanks and shelters to community gardens and arts organizations. There’s sure to be a service activity for everyone to join!

Learn more and sign up here.

 

"The Mix" recreational cooking classes open to the general public

Columbus State Community College has created The Mix, a new program of recreational cooking classes that anyone can take without being enrolled in a degree program. It’s the perfect way for members of the general public to hone their cooking skills and be a part of Columbus State’s new School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.

Hosted in Mitchell Hall, The Mix classes are now open for registration at mix.cscc.edu. The first classes start in early September. Registration prices typically range between $55-$65, although some classes are free.

 

Food Service hours

Union Cafe and Starbucks
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sips@Davidson
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday

Subway
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday

Tortillas Mexican food truck
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Closed Friday and Saturday

Market C on the Delaware Campus
Open at all times that Moeller Hall is open

 

Map of Columbus Campus

With the upcoming opening of Mitchell Hall, a new map of the Columbus Campus has been created. You can see it here. (Mitchell Hall has “MH” as its official two-letter designation.) This updated design replaces a decade-old map. To enlarge the small font, move your cursor to the bottom where you’ll see a plus (+) and a minus (-) sign appear, allowing you to zoom in closer.

 

DEIS faculty Blackboard training workshops for Autumn 2019

New: Academic Quality Review (AQR): Best Practices in Online Course Design

If you are curious about how online course design is evaluated at Columbus State and the work done by your department’s Academic Quality Review (AQR) team, come to this session. The AQR process has been revised and you are invited to learn all about it. Departments are in the midst of completing AQRs on web and blended courses. AQRs provide faculty with data that may be used to show the exemplary work occurring in web and blended courses. In this session, we will take a close look at the criteria used by AQR reviewers when courses are reviewed. The AQR criteria cover:

  • Course navigation
  • Interaction
  • Assessment
  • Course content
  • Course accessibility

Information will also be provided on how to add captioning to videos and descriptions to images so that courses meet the AQR course accessibility criterion. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment using the AQR rubric on one of your own courses. All three sessions are in CT 106, and taught by Jane Roberts.

Thursday, September 5 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register here

Friday, September 6 from noon-1:00 p.m. Register here

Monday, September 9 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Register here

 

Blackboard Fundamentals

Are you new to using Blackboard? Do you have questions about your online courses? Let us show you the basics. Learn how to get timely help with content development and troubleshooting. Better understand college policies and processes for online course design and course copying.

Friday, Sept. 6, 10-11am – CT 106 - Register here
Thursday, Sept. 12, 3-4pm – CT 119 - Register here

 

Blackboard Features

Learn how to use Blackboard features that will make your life easier. Some are brand new to Blackboard and some are just new to you. LibGuides, Due Date Management, Video/Audio Feedback, Grade Center tips and more!

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10-11am – CT 106 - Register here

Friday, Sept. 27, 9-10am – CT 119 - Register here

Thursday, October 10, 1-2pm – CT 106 - Register here

 

Blackboard Test Pools

This workshop is about how to use Blackboard Test Pools to create a database of questions that can be reused for multiple tests. We will talk about how to build a pool, edit existing pools, and also how to export and import pools for use in tests in other courses or to share with other instructors.

Friday, October 4, 11:30-am-12:30pm – CT 119 – Register here

Wednesday, October 16, 1:30-2:30pm – CT 119 – Register here

Friday, October 25, 12:30-1:30pm – CT 119 – Register here

 

Blackboard Assessments: Assignments, Tests/Quizzes and Surveys

Are you tired of using so much paper and grading by hand? In this training you will learn how to use Blackboard for assignment submissions and grading. We will show you how to create and deploy tests and quizzes – from simple multiple choice to math formulas – in Blackboard. You will also see how to survey your students using Blackboard.

Tuesday, September 17, 2-3pm – CT 106 – Register here

Friday, October 4, 10-11am – CT 119 - Register here

Monday, November 18, 2-3pm – CT 119 - Register here

 

Kahoot - Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom for Active and Collaborative Learning

There are many ways to use technology to foster student engagement and learning in the classroom. The free Kahoot program can be an effective tool for reviewing concepts and involving students in active and collaborative learning. This program allows instructors to create their own interactive games, and it encourages students to work together and to use their mobile devices in a constructive way. In this session, Emily Anderson will demonstrate one of the Kahoots she uses in class, followed by a Q&A. Bring your smartphone or laptop so you can play along!

Friday, September 20, 1-2pm – CT 106 - Register here

 

Tracking Student Progress in Blackboard: Retention Center, Performance Dashboard & Course Reports

An overview of how Blackboard’s built in performance and activity trackers can help you quickly identify students who are needing extra attention and those who are doing well. Data provided in Blackboard’s Retention Center can assist in creating Starfish reports in a timely manner. See how Course Reports and the Performance Dashboard can identify most frequently used course areas and students’ access patterns.

Friday, October 18, 10-11am – CT 106 - Register here

 

Using Weighted Grades in Blackboard

Setting up a weighted grade center can be challenging. This workshop will explain how to use categories in Grade Center to streamline the process as well as other tips to ensure the Grade Center is in sync with the syllabus and reporting accurate grades to the students.

Wednesday, October 16, 12-1pm – CT 119 - Register here

Friday, October 25, 11am-12pm – CT 119 -  Register here

Thursday, November 8, 10-11am – CT 119 - Register here

 

Blackboard Grade Center

Need to brush up on your Grade Center skills? This workshop will introduce you to the main Grade Center features. Participants can also schedule additional one-on-one help with the Faculty Assistance Center following the workshop. All College faculty are required to use the Grade Center in Blackboard. According to a resolution approved by Academic Council:

In order to increase student success, the OAA Digital Learning Committee recommends that all Columbus State faculty employ the Blackboard Grade Center for students in a manner which allows students to determine, at any point during the term, their current grade in the course (e.g. a running average; running total, weighted or unweighted; other up-to-date benchmark that allows a student to compare their performance to that course’s overall standards of assessment).

Monday, October 28, 11am-12pm – CT 106 - Register here

Tuesday, November 5, 2-3pm – CT 119 - Register here

 

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Make Your Grade Center Experience Better

Some topics include: Drop the highest grade, drop the lowest grade, use filters, manage Grade Center columns, export the Grade Center to Excel, and more!

Friday, November 1, 1-2pm – CT 106 - Register here

Wednesday, November 13, 10-11am – CT 119 - Register here

 

Introduction to Screen Recording with Kaltura Capture

For years, TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay has been the College’s simple screen/camera recording program. It is now being phased out and will be completely replaced with a new program, Kaltura Capture, at the beginning of 2020. So join us and learn about Kaltura Capture, which works on any computer to create your own videos with just a few mouse clicks. Those videos are then automatically pushed to Blackboard, where they can be easily embedded in any course site. Accompanying tutorial documentation will be provided in hard copy and digital format. CT 106.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 3-4pm – Register here

Friday, Sept. 6, 2-3pm – Register here

Monday, Sept. 9, 11am-12pm – Register here

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10-11am – Register here

Monday, Sept. 16, 2-3pm – Register here

Friday, Sept. 20, 10-11am – Register here

Monday, Sept. 23, 3-4pm – Register here

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11am-12pm – Register here

Monday, Sept. 30, 2-3pm – Register here

 

Easy-to-Use and Powerful Video Features in Blackboard

How would you like to be able to do the following things *inside* Blackboard: video edits, closed captioning creation and editing, and interactive video quiz construction? Well now you can. And it's much easier than you might think. Join us for this quick-hitting workshop on how simple it is to use these advanced video features in My Media on Blackboard. Accompanying tutorial documentation will be provided in hard copy and digital format. CT 106.
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10-11am – Register here

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 3-4pm – Register here

Friday, Sept. 13, 10-11am – Register here

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10-11am – Register here

Thursday, Sept. 19, 4-5pm – Register here

Friday, Sept. 27, 10-11am – Register here

 

 


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 news@cscc.edu by Friday at 9 a.m. for inclusion in the Monday edition, and Wednesday at 9 a.m. 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 studentnews@cscc.edu by Tuesday at 9 a.m. for inclusion in the Wednesday edition of Campus Life. Campus Life headlines are sent to students via email each Wednesday during the semester.