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Monday, July 29, 2019


Cost-conscious copying at the college

photo of copier display

In an effort to make everyone aware of the cost of printing and copying, the new Konica Minolta printers will soon display additional information. Beginning on Thursday, August 1, cost information will be visible on control panels when a print job is released. The cost in dollars will show the approximate cost incurred by each print job. These costs are informational only. They will not result in direct billing to students or cost centers.


New digital map available

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.

map detail

Instant Access presentation at the Bookstore Thursday

The Columbus State Bookstore will host an Instant Access presentation for faculty on Thursday, August 1 from noon-2:00 p.m. in CT 108. Instant Access is an affordable option providing digital access to course materials on Blackboard. 

Any faculty member who would like to attend should RSVP with Evan Jablonka, textbook supervisor, at  A representative from RedShelf will be on hand to review the Instant Access model, the benefits to students and instructors, and answer questions. For more information on Instant Access at Columbus State, visit the Bookstore website. Space is limited, so RSVP in advance.

High school students attend GenCyber Camp

group photo
More than three dozen high school students from Central Ohio were on the Columbus Campus July 15-19 for the 2019 GenCyber Camp. The students learned cybersecurity literacy through hands-on activities, including robot races, drone hacking, and breakout boxes. Funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, the GenCyber program provides grant support for cybersecurity education camps across the country. This is the third year Columbus State Community College was selected to host a GenCyber camp.


Students get up-close look at Netflix warehouse

photo of tour
Students from Columbus State’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Logistics Engineer Technology (LET) programs toured the local Netflix Fulfillment Center on July 18. Steven Schmitz, who is a LET student and Netflix warehouse supervisor, hosted his fellow students and conducted the tour of the highly automated facility.

Students say they were surprised to learn that the facility processes upwards of 30,000 DVDs and Blue-Ray discs per day, all with minimal handling by employees. To decrease customer wait time, Netflix works directly with the United State Postal Service and uses complex algorithms to reduce the handling of products. Pictured, Steven Schmitz, left, shows LET and SCM students one of the 21-step automated un-packaging and inspection machines which process tens of thousands of discs returned daily.


New CD, performances by Gospel Vocal Ensemble

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble (GVE), under the direction of Emma L. Easton, celebrates Christmas in July with two upcoming performances:

Wednesday, July 31 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall lobby. This concert will include a Christmas cookie decorating contest and fundraising bake sale. The vocal sections are challenging each other’s baking skills for this free event. Stop by, cast a ballot for your favorite decorated cookies, and take home some goodies.

GVE’s Open House (with a performance) will be held on Thursday, August 1 from 6:00-7:00 pm. in TL 123. The Ensemble will recap songs learned this semester and share information about participation in the upcoming autumn term. Christmas candy and gifts will be handed out.

The Ensemble has released "Seasonal Soulful Joy!" – a new recording available in the Columbus State Bookstore. "Gifts of Joy!” – a previous seasonal collection –  is also available.


book coverBook Salon this week for "Becoming"

Are you looking for incentives to finish reading Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” or just want a group to talk about how you experienced the book?  The Women’s Employee Resource Group invites you to a Book Salon. We will meet on Wednesday, July 31, from noon-1:30 p.m. in WD 1068 (the annex). All readers and critical thinkers are welcome to attend. Bring the book, your lunch, and a friend. We promise an engaging conversation. For more information, please contact Crystal Clark, Kelly Hogan, or Andrea Pifher. Dine on words with us.

Facilities Management closed two mornings this week

The Facilities Management Department will hold two half-day morning retreats on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. If you have an emergency, please call the Police Department at extension 2525. A message will be relayed to the appropriate Facilities staff member.


Taste the Future is just two weeks away

Tuesday, August 13 could be considered the tastiest day of the year in Central Ohio as the annual Taste the Future will take place that evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event features culinary masterpieces from more than 50 of the area’s best establishments. And it's all to support students at Columbus State. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit or follow on Facebook for the latest news and updates.


Food Service hours

July 29-August 9
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Closed Fridays)

August 12-23
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Union Cafe and Starbucks
July 29-August 9
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

August 12-23
Closed to prepare for autumn semester. Reopening Monday, August 26.

Sips and Tortillas Food Truck will reopen on Monday, August 26.


ERG News

The Empowering Diverse Abilities Employee Resource Group (ERG) offers a supportive, inclusive, and confidential environment for college employees who identify with a disability or as a care-taker for someone with a disability. Please join us on Tuesday, July 30, from noon-1:00 p.m. at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 350 Mt. Vernon Ave. For additional information, please contact Michael Hicks or Jennifer Shah.


in case you missed it   

Capital Planning sessions underway
Capital Planning sessions will be held in throughout July and August. See all sessions here. (A registration link is at the top of that page.)


Hiring student employees for autumn semester

Career Services Student Employment is requesting that campus departments begin submitting their Autumn job postings. With a new academic year and recent changes to the Cornerstone job portal (now mobile-friendly), all positions must be submitted with a new Requisition Request instead of copying a previous version.

We are inviting all hiring managers, as well as any staff member who works directly with student employees, to attend an upcoming workshop that covers the following topics:

  • Creating and submitting job postings
  • Recommended steps during the applicant review process
  • Overview of the hiring process
  • Tips on managing students

Register to attend “Student Employment: Job Posting and Hiring Process” by logging in to Cornerstone and go to the “Events Calendar” under the “Learning” tab. Click on the event listed under the desired date and select “Request to register.” (See this guide for search and registration tips.)


Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 30 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 8 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 13 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Additional sessions may be added in the future. If no scheduled session works with your calendar, please contact Amanda Perk for one-on-one training.

Team Columbus State preparing for Pelotonia

Team Columbus State continues to make last-minute preparations as they train for ride weekend August 2-4. Five riders have signed up to represent Team Columbus State: Royce Carpenter, Mandi Cecil, Lisa Cerrato, Tim Malloy, and Brent Wilder. Oliver and Wesley Cecil will be virtual riders. Thanks to Grace Edwards, Dawn Hockensmith, and Curt Laird who signed on as Pelotonia volunteers. You can donate directly to the team by clicking here.


Medical Assisting hiring event

Students can explore employment options and achieve career goals by attending a Medical Assisting hiring event. It will be held on Monday, August 5, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. in Nestor Hall 106. Students interested in stopping by should be ready to connect with employers who are hiring Medical Assistants. Remind your students to take portfolios and resumes.


Promotion and Tenure workshop

Monday, August 5 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Digital Portfolio Open Lab in Nestor Hall 212

If you have questions, please contact P&T Faculty Fellows Leslie Smith or Tom Shanahan


Employee fee waivers deadline approaching
The deadline for employee/spouse/child/dependent fee waivers for autumn semester is Monday, August 5. A Request for a Fee Waiver form must be submitted to Professional Development & Retention, SX room 139, by 4:30 p.m. on August 5 to guarantee fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.

If you have questions or concerns, please visit the webpage here, or contact Morgan Sayre via or call extension 2406.

Mark your calendar for the annual SAC cookouts

Please join the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) as they celebrate a valuable part of Columbus State Community College: YOU the Employees! Come out for a free lunch, music, and fellowship with your co-workers. The first cookout will be held on the Columbus Campus in the courtyard on Wednesday, August 14, with a second cookout on the Delaware Campus patio on Thursday, August 15. Both cookouts will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win great prizes.

Convocation and Taste of Campus set

Staff and faculty at last year’s Taste off Campus August 24, 2018
There are changes in store this year for the annual Convocations for faculty and staff. In recent years, a Convocation for faculty has been held on the Friday before the start of autumn semester. A second Convocation for staff was held several weeks later. This year, the two will be combined. Although a start time has not yet been determined, faculty and staff will gather for the event in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium on the morning of Friday, August 23. (One important change: Due to the fact that this will be the final business day before the start of the semester, all offices will remain open. For those staff members who are not able to attend the Convocation, a College-wide Town Hall will be held in the fall.)

Later that morning, the second annual Taste of Campus will held. This is a chance for faculty and staff to tour various departments and find out what’s new and what’s going on in those areas. Light refreshments are served at each location. The specific locations and the time of the event will be determined soon so that it complements the Convocation. Stay tuned.

Talent judges and celebrity chefs needed for Cougar Welcome

Cougar Welcome is coming! Our annual cookout and talent show will be occurring during our first four weeks of the semester. The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership would like to invite you to participate as a “Celebrity Chef” for the cookout or a "Judge" for “CS Has Talent! “

The Cookouts will be held on Wednesday, August 28, and Thursday, August 29. Celebrity Chefs are needed from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for meal prep and distribution of hotdogs and food items. The Student Engagement and Leadership office will provide free food and beverages along with activities on these days as a way to kick off autumn semester.

CS HasTalent will be held on Tuesday, September 10, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Columbus Campus Courtyard! Judges are needed for shifts during that time. You can choose what time(s) you are available. Sign up here by Tuesday, August 20. Thank you in advance for your support! Please share this opportunity with others in your area who may like to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Engagement and Leadership office at extension 2637 or email

Cougar Fairs 

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 or contact the Student Engagement and Leadership office at extension 2637.

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 (new date) 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.

Equity Advocate training
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. (Locations have not been determined.)

Cohort 10 (THIS COHORT IS NOW FULL. See the NEW Cohort 11 that was just added below)

Friday, September 13 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Kickoff; successful and inclusive hiring

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

Friday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cultural competency: developing vocabulary, welcoming, understanding privilege

Friday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m.-noon


Cohort 11 (NEW cohort) 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

Important end-of-fiscal-year dates
In our continued effort to allow as much time as possible for the expenditure of Fiscal Year 2019 funds, we will retain a June cut-off date for purchases. The last day to purchase goods and services for the year ending June 30, 2019, is June 7, 2019.

Friday, June 7, 2019
Last day to create requisitions in Colleague.

Friday, June 14, 2019
Last day to place orders with vendors. Exceptions must be approved by your Cabinet member and by Darrin Albaugh, assistant director, Purchasing.

Friday, June 21, 2019
Last day to place office supply orders with Office Depot. 

Friday, June 28, 2019
Date by which all goods and services must be physically received in order to be charged to FY’2019 budget. (Note, operating budgets do not carry into the next fiscal year so goods not received by June 30, 2019, will be applied to the FY’2020 budget.)

Friday, June 28, 2019
Last day to complete and submit Bookstore requisition for stock items in the Bookstore.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid from FY’2019.  Invoices received after July 31, 2019, will be charged to FY’2020.

Department of College Recreation & Wellness (CRW) offerings

Mind Body Recreation Classes
Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Hatha Yoga
Friday 11:00 a.m. – noon Barre, noon - 1:00 p.m. Yoga Flow or Mat Pilates (alternating weeks)

Self Defense Program
Monday 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., and Friday noon – 1:30 p.m.
Delaware Hall 047

Guidance with Grace Podcast
Released weekly on Friday mornings and can be heard on SoundCloud.

Wellness Workshop
The Benefits of Running & Strength Training; Wednesday, July 24 at noon; Delaware Hall 158
*additional online seminars will be available via CRW social media pages and the CRW webpage

Columbus Campus Fitness Center Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 6:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Delaware Campus Fitness Center Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday’s 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Conditioning Center Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday’ 6:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

DEIS faculty Blackboard training workshops 

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, by the end of 2019. 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. You can also embed the videos in any other website — including CSCC’s own, soon-to-be-released YouTube-like site — or download them to your computer. Instructor: Jason Lamar. All sessions will be held in CT 106.

Wednesday, July 31, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 2, 10:00 -11:00 a.m.





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