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June 20, 2019

Open campus forums
Associate Vice President Advising
and Student Support

Open fourm Candidate

Candidate: Dr. Anthony Bourne - Link to resume
Monday, June 24 from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. in Franklin Hall 104
Candidate: Dr. Larisa Harper - Link to resume
Tuesday, June 25 from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. in Franklin Hall 104
Candidate: Dr. Jonelle Knox - Link to resume
Wednesday, June 26 from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. in Columbus Hall 111



Last chance to get your new ID

All faculty and staff need new IDs to interface with new printers and copiers being installed across campus this month. Tomorrow is the last scheduled day where you can stop by and get a new ID made.  

Columbus Campus
Today, Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Delaware Campus - through June 21 

Today, Thursday - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Faculty members not arriving back until autumn semester will have an opportunity to have their new IDs made upon their return.)




In the news

Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program was the focus of a recent story on Spectrum News. The reporter talked with a local student who earned both a high school diploma and a Columbus State associate degree in May. She also interviewed Lauren Jones, director of College Credit Plus Curriculum. Watch the story here.  


Parking lot repairs

You may have noticed some parking lots have been blocked off in recent days. Pavement repairs have been the primary reason. Most of the work was scheduled to be completed by this time. However, Mother Nature has not cooperated. Excessive rain days have delayed the project. In the coming days, the work will continue. The current schedule:

Friday: The two entrances and the exit to the parking garage will be closed.

Friday: Crews will seal coat portions of the 3-E lot between Franklin and Delaware halls.

Saturday: The SX building parking lot will be closed.

Monday and Tuesday: The 25-S lot across from Ballet Met will be closed.

That’s the plan for now if the weather cooperates.

Eibling Hall power to be shut off Saturday morning

The City of Columbus will be working on the Eibling electrical transformer this Saturday morning, June 22. Starting around 7:00 a.m., electricity to the building will be shut off. Work should be completed before noon. During that time, the entire building will be shut down. Classes scheduled in Eibling Hall have already been moved for the morning.


Sizable faculty group attends annual conference

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The Faculty, Entry, Training, and Professional Development committee (FETPD) sent 19 faculty members from across the divisions to the Teaching Professor Annual Conference. This year's group was one of the largest at the conference, which was held in Atlanta May 29 - 31. It was the largest cohort ever sent by the College. The annual conference provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about evidence-based teaching and learning strategies and it provides new and seasoned faculty members the opportunity to connect with faculty outside of their disciplines and divisions. 

The group will present on the information and insights they gained at the conference during the autumn semester.

(Photo: Back row, left to right: Roger Ball, Marjorie Schwartz, Yvette Johnson, Lydia Gilmore, Jack Popovich, and Charvella McKaye. Front row: Angela Howard, Jeanette Ferguson, Jennifer Dragoo, Madeline Cardona-Lebron, Terri Stolte, and Elizabeth Hammond.  In attendance, but not pictured, Ann Palazzo, Melissa Logue, Amy Popovich, Angela Fry, Dianne Fidelibus, Jackie Teny-Miller, and Patricia May-Woods.

Human Services receives reaccreditation

The Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE) reaccredited Columbus States Community College's Social and Human Services program at its June board meeting. The program will now be recognized by the professional organization as an accredited member for the next ten years. Jorie Schwartz, assistant professor, led the planning for a successful site visit. The program faculty and staff came together to guide the CSHSE site visitors through a series of meetings with college administrators, practicum partner directors, students, and advisory board members. They included Jackie Teny-Miller, professor; Dianne Fidelibus, professor; Angela Fry, associate professor; Carolann Gergoire, practicum coordinator; and teaching assistants Mandy Mernedakis and Olivia Long. The program was particularly recognized for the rigorous nature of the practicum components, quality of the faculty, quality of community partners, and having excellent learning facilities. 


Hall of Fame

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Photo: SES Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2019, left to right, Lisa Marie Beuselinck, Tina Fellows, and Brock Thomas.

The 14th edition of the annual Sport & Exercise Studies (SES) Alumni Hall of Fame (HOF) induction ceremony was held last Thursday, June 13, in the Delaware Hall Athletic Center. Lisa (nee Wolfram) Beuselinck (1997), Tina (Gallagher) Fellows (1997), and Brock Thomas (2006), were recognized for their post-Columbus State career accomplishments. Danny Kambel (1996 graduate and 2006 SES Hall of Fame inductee) was honored as the SES HOF Outstanding Alumnus, an award that recognizes the continued accomplishments of a Hall of Fame member.

Columbus State Athletics Department employee Terrence Lawrence (2005/2014) was honored as the SES Friend of the Program for taking the SES 1100 – Personal Fitness Concepts course to Columbus South High School as part of the College Credit Plus Program four years ago, and for continuing to foster a relationship between the two schools.

Mandi Cecil (1997/2006), Supervisor of College Recreation and Wellness, was recognized as the SES Adjunct of the Year for 2018-19. 

The evening included the introduction of nine SES Students of the Year, current students who were honored for exemplifying the ideals of the SES program. They are Alice Brisco, Teresa Coffey, James Harrison, Victoria Merz, Connor Miller, Laura Parsley, Ethan Pearson, Mikhail Prieto Godoy and Jennifer Whitaker.


purse imagePack a Purse: give away a blessing - today

Pack a Purse is an event to inspire, motivate, and encourage. Sometimes life will tend to throw you a curve ball. Sometimes life is not fair. No matter what you may be facing, you are not alone on this road called life. You are a survivor. There are those who are rooting for you. The women’s ministry of Kingdom Connection Fellowship International – Daughters of The King is partnering with Student Engagement and Leadership Department (SEAL) today, June 20 from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. in the Columbus Campus courtyard. (Rain location is in the Nestor Hall lounge). This event is to inspire, to motivate, and encourage you to show that you are not alone, and there are those who are applauding you. Join the Daughters of the King and SEAL today and receive a blessing. For more information, visit CougarConnect or email Debbie Strain.


Automotive professor provides instruction at North Carolina rally

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Over the semester break in May, Mark Mitchell, associate professor in Engineering and Transport Technology, delivered a technical training lesson at the 14th Annual Rally in the Valley held in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Mitchell owns a bright red 2004 Chevrolet SSR which is often parked in lot 3E next to Delaware Hall. Mitchell was asked to provide this instruction based on his intricate knowledge of this unique, limited production vehicle. The session was attended by more than 50 owners eager to learn how to perform basic electrical troubleshooting. Mitchell has discovered that not having access to proper training aides has created a unique challenge for SSR owners. He has developed an animated PowerPoint presentation to share his vast knowledge of the SSR. He has also incorporated some of that presentation into his automotive electrical course at Columbus State.

Photo: Mitchell lecturing in North Carolina, and a picture of his Chevrolet SSR.


Cougar Paw Game On: Celebrating Facilities Management

Professional Development & Retention (PDR) would like to thank the hundreds of employees who celebrated Facilities Management and the contributions of all of the honoree’s last Friday during the latest Cougar Paw Social. Employees played life size Jenga, competed in a cornhole contest, shot hoops and took tours of the Facilities Management building.   

The day was perfect for music, conversation, and appreciation.  Hundreds of hot dogs, bags of popcorn, and servings of cotton candy were shared. As a special way to recognize our Facilities team, click here to view the fifth installment of the Cougar Paw movie prepared by videographer Jenna James.  PDR premiered the video live with the Facilities Team at the event to share our heartfelt gratitude for all they do!

Please look for future Cougar Paw Social events in the Update. All are welcome.

Have a Cougar Paw to share?  Please see the instructions below:

  1. Log into Cornerstone,, using your single sign on (your email address and your password)
  2. Enter the name of the person you want to award a Cougar Paw in the Search box in the top right of the screen. Click the name to go to their profile.
  3. Select the Feedback tab.
  4. Enter your feedback into the text box.
  5. Click the badge icon to scroll through and select the competency badge to associate with your feedback.
  6. Click post when finished.

winner photo

Photo: Haneefah Lee was the winner of the “Cheese Ball game” to determine
the number of Cougar Paws awarded so far in 2019.  The answer: 1442!




in case you missed it

Summer promotion and tenure (P&T) workshop

Thursday, June 27 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in Davidson Hall 412 

The workshop will include digital portfolio information. If you have questions contact P&T Faculty Fellows Leslie Smith or Tom Shanahan.

Capital Planning sessions

June 28 – July 17. See all sessions here. (There is a registration link at the top of that page.)


Summer professional development opportunities

Mark your calendars. The Faculty Entry, Training, and Professional Development committee is bringing several speakers to campus this summer for professional development. 

“Engaging Students with Visual Design” featuring presenter Nina Kim on Friday, June 21 in WD 216/217. Two sessions. 10:00 a.m. - noon: Click here to register  Second session: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click here to registerPlease bring a laptop to these two sessions.

“Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in Today’s College Classroom “featuring presenter Elizabeth Barkley on Friday, June 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Delaware Hall 133. Click here to register

"Poverty in the Brain" featuring presenter Rob Levitt on Friday, July 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in WD 412. Click here to register

If you have questions, contact Karen Rippe at extension 5497.

Commemorate Stonewall at 50

On June 28, 1969, members of the LGBTQ+ community stood their ground and fought back at a New York bar called the Stonewall Inn. The events of that night gave rise to the modern gay rights movement and forever changed how sexual orientation was viewed in America.

Voices in the Street: Stonewall at 50 is a collaborative effort combining photographs, video, audio, historical content, and live performance. Audiences will be transported to the night of the riots with an excerpt from Street Theatre. They will experience a re-creation of the famous speech from Dr. Henry Anonymous and witness the coming of age from a man who shares a birthday with the anniversary of Stonewall in an excerpt from The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.

Sponsored by the Columbus State Humanities Department, Voices in the Street: Stonewall at 50 will be held on Friday, June 28 in Nestor Hall Auditorium. The Gallery opens at 6:00 p.m. with live performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please register for tickets here. Advisory: This event is for mature audiences.

Offices closing early on July 3

Due to the holiday and annual Red, White, and Boom event downtown, Columbus State offices on both campuses and the regional learning centers will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. Faculty members have the option to cancel classes scheduled after 3:00 p.m. on July 3. 

Annual mobile mammography screening

The annual mobile mammography screening will be held in the large 11-S lot across the street from Nestor Hall Auditorium on Monday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To make an appointment call James Care Mammography Scheduling Department at 614-293-4455 during business hours. If you have questions, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at extension 3989.

Time Management for students

The Center for Advising, Support and Exploration (CASE) and the Student Academic Support Services (SASS) office are again teaming up to offer Digitize Your Time, a time management workshop series providing students with resources, information, and skills to help them be successful.  

 The workshops will address the importance of good time management and will include an interactive presentation, creative tips, and electronic tools used daily to help keep the balance of life and school organized. Students will explore how to set up an electronic calendar using whatever tools they are the most comfortable with such as Outlook, Yahoo, and Google.

Students can sign up on Cougar Connect; walk-ins are also welcome. The sessions will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 310 and on Tuesday, July 16, at noon in Nestor Hall 323. Please spread the word to students.


Join Columbus State's Pelotonia team 

With the annual 5K completed, avid athletes can now prepare to pedal. For the first time since 2013, there will be a Columbus State team participating in the Central Ohio cancer research fundraiser Pelotonia.

This charity fundraiser bicycle ride offers a variety of distances for riders. Pelotonia will take place on the weekend of August 3 and 4.  In addition to riding, there are options to sign up as a virtual rider or volunteer.

To register, follow the registration signup process of your choice and request to join the Columbus State Community College team at the “Request to Join a Peloton” step. If you are already registered for Pelotonia 2019 and would like to join the Columbus State team, please contact Brent Wilder at extension 5789 or Amanda Cecil at extension 2083. Brent and Amanda are the College Pelotonia Ambassadors.


Summer Open Educational Resources workshops at the Library

The Columbus State Library invites you to find out how faculty across the country are gaining greater control over their course material, helping make textbooks affordable, and preparing all students to learn on the first day of class. Join Columbus State’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Fellows for these OER workshops by signing up in Cornerstone by selecting “Learning Search” option under the Learning tab, then search for “OER.”

If the workshop times do not accommodate your schedule, please contact Rachel Dilley for individual training at your convenience. The workshops below are held in the Library’s third-floor instructional lab in room 302.

Search, Selection, and Use Strategies for OER
Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m.

OER Adoption Process
Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Understanding Open Licenses
Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. 

Fair Use in the Classroom
Friday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.

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 Collea

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.


Food Service Hours

May 13 - June 30
Subway - Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed Fridays)
(Now open one hour earlier, at 10:00 a.m.)

May 28 - August 9
Union Cafe and Starbucks – Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sips – Closed


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

Increase Student Success with Blackboard Rubrics

Do you find yourself writing the same comments to multiple students when grading? Do your students ask you why they received a “B” instead of an “A” on an assignment? Rubrics outline assignment expectations for students and allow them to know how assignments will be graded. Rubrics are powerful tools for instructors to use to provide feedback to students in a very efficient, consistent manner. Grading rubrics are easy to create in Blackboard. In this training session, learn how to use Blackboard grading rubrics enhance the feedback for students and improve the grading experience for faculty. (Note: A basic knowledge of Blackboard is required.) 

Thursday, June 27, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: CT 106
Register here:


How to Use Turnitin Direct Assignment

Learn how to use Turnitin to check your student’s writing for plagiarism and to easily grade their papers online. Turnitin Direct Assignment is now integrated with Blackboard. It is a useful and effective feature that allows instructors to provide feedback to students through markup instruments, rubrics, proofing tools and originality reports. Presented by Robert Trent, Turnitin trainer and tech support. 

Friday, June 28, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: CT 106
Register here:


NEW: Blackboard’s 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. Due Date Management, Video/Audio Feedback, Grade Center tips and more!

Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: CT 119
Register here:


NEW: 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.

Friday, July 12, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: CT 106


NEW: Use Learning Glass to Enhance Your Class

Why use Learning Glass? You need to show students diagrams, graphs, illustrations, flowcharts, mathematical equations or scientific formulas. In your classroom, you stand at a whiteboard with your back to students while you teach. With Learning Glass – a camera records your face, your voice, and your writing on the Lightboard for a more personal and engaging learning experience. Your recorded Learning Glass presentations in Blackboard benefit web and blended students. Workshop includes hands-on practice.


Friday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Location: CT 106

Monday, July 29, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: CT 106


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

Learn all about your Blackboard Grade Center including filtering, manage column organizations, weighted grades, and more!

Friday, July 19, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: CT 119


NEW: 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).

Tuesday, July 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: CT 119

Friday, July 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: CT 119



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 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 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.