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June 27, 2019

College helps local launch of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is designed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity in their communities. It will provide them access to education, capital, and business support services necessary to make that happen. Program tuition is offered at no cost to the business owner. Applicants who are accepted receive hands-on education for business growth, access to professionals who understand what it takes to grow a small business, and a peer network of small business owners from across the country.

On Friday, June 14, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses statewide initiative for Ohio was announced at the North Market. President Harrison, U.S. Representatives Joyce Beatty and Steve Stivers, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley participated in the launch.

Columbus State will begin the first local cohort for 30 small business owners in September. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Sinclair Community College in Dayton both plan to launch cohorts next year. Learn more here about the program and its impact.

Eligible businesses must have at least $150,000 in revenues, at least four employees, and have been in business at least two years. An information session is scheduled for Monday, July 1 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in WD 414. If you know of a business owner that would be a good fit for the program, please have them RSVP here. For questions about the program, contact Shane Kirby at extension 2095 or Stephanie Hall at extension 5937



Health rewards program Rally session today

June 30 is the deadline for Rally activities to be completed. This information session will help you address any last minute questions. It will be held today, June 27 at noon in Delaware Hall 109.

Any employee & spouse/domestic partner covered under either of the UHC plans through Columbus State must reach eight coins (formerly points) under the Health Rewards program to maintain a 20% payroll contribution. The cycle started July 1, 2018, and runs through June 30, 2019.  If you have questions, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator at extension 3989.



College Knowledge session tomorrow

You are invited to join the next College Knowledge session tomorrow, Friday, June 28 from  9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in CT 108. It will be presented by Business Services. Learn about the Business Services division and bring your cellphone for an interactive poll and to have some fun! All are welcome.

If you're interested in joining, log in to Cornerstone and hover over the “Learning” tab in the upper left. That will bring up a pull-down menu. Select “Events Calendar.” Click on the event listed on June 28. Select Request to register. (See this guide for search and registration tips.)


An invitation to serve

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. 

Working with the Human Resource Department’s recruitment manager, staff, hiring manager, and hiring committee members, Equity Advocates will help ensure compliance with federal, state, and College nondiscrimination laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. It involves the recruitment, screening, interviewing, and selection of job candidates through their participation in the hiring process.

The listing below includes the dates and times for the tenth cohort. As we continue to grow our commitment to promote fair and equitable hiring and promotional processes at Columbus State, we welcome your participation. Download a description of the program here.

If you have questions contact Phyllis Gorman, Barbara Allen, or Morgan Sayre

If you’re interested in becoming an Equity Advocate, contact Morgan Sayre at extension 2405. Once confirmed, the meetings will be shared with your Outlook Calendar. (Locations have not been determined.) 

Cohort 10
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


Retirement celebration

Join Allied Health Professions in celebrating the upcoming retirement of Rick Greely, assistant professor. It will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from noon - 2:00 p.m. in Union Hall 308. Light refreshments will be served. Please stop by to congratulate Rick on his retirement after more than 20 years of service to our Massage Therapy Program.  


Warehouse reminder

The 13-S parking lot, which is the Columbus State Warehouse lot, which was resurfaced this week will remain closed for the remainder of the week. The closure means routine deliveries and pickups are not be possible for the rest of the week.

in case you missed it  

Summer promotion and tenure (P&T) workshop

Today, 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 underway

June 28 – August 15. 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. 

“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.


ERG news

TheAspiring Leaders ERG will meet today, June 27, from noon - 1:00 p.m.  In our third session of the StrengthsFinder series, we will explore the thought of ‘Empowered to Lead.’ The group will dive deeper to explore our strengths and how this can relate to our work and leadership style today so we can see how our greatness can be actualized in our everyday life.

Commemorate Stonewall at 50 this Friday

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. Advisory: This event is for mature audiences. Free registration link is here.

Department voicemail transition continues 

Changes for all employees coming soon
The Information Technology (IT) division will be directing all employee and department mailboxes to the new voicemail system, beginning July 1.  All employees will receive an email with detailed instructions for setting up a new voicemail on that date.

Important Notes:

  • If you manage a department mailbox, you can access the system and set up your department greeting ahead of time at 614-287-3100. Click here to see the list of department extensions. Advanced setup for departments is recommended to help ensure a smooth transition. Thank you to those who have already completed this step!
    Please note: If your department contact number is also someone’s personal extension, it will not be accessible for setup until July 1.
  • Existing voicemail messages will not be transferred. Employees should review their saved messages and document vital information while the current system is still available. Messages on the current system will be accessible for reference at 614-287-2555 until August 1.
  • For more information about this migration, you can review the Voicemail FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

A separate email was sent out with detailed instructions for departments. If you have questions or need this email resent, please contact the IT Support Center at extension 5050 or email

Paper ordering process for new copiers 


Most offices have now received new copiers and printers along with new instructions on how to print. Beginning on Monday, July 1, Konica Minolta will be Columbus State’s new supplier for copier/printer/scan/fax equipment. Along with that, the paper ordering process is also changing.

Current users of the Office Depot ordering portal will be able to order paper by the box for next-day delivery. It’s the same portal currently used for ordering office supplies. No more than 10 boxes should be ordered at a time, with a preference for only one or two. 

Current users of the Office Depot ordering portal will be able to order paper using two new charge codes: one for paper used in the office for administrative purposes and the other for paper used to produce materials used in labs or coursework. (In both cases, you will select an account name and/or number.)

The approval process for ordering is identical to what’s currently used to order office supplies.

Questions on how to use the portal to order paper should be directed to Darrin Albaugh at extension 2641 or to Natasha Bryant at (513-253-6243).


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 - July 31
Subway - Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed Fridays)

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





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