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February 22, 2018


Learn to recognize relationship abuse with screening and discussion

Intimate relationships can be difficult to navigate and sometimes abusive behavior is hard to identify. That is why the Office of Equity and Compliance is presenting One Love’s “Love Labyrinth” video along with a facilitated discussion about emotional abuse in intimate relationships. One Love is an organization committed to changing the statistics around relationship abuse one conversation at a time. Whether you’re a student or an employee of Columbus State, starting a conversation about healthy and unhealthy relationships can be difficult, but it can make all the difference in someone’s life. With the assistance of friends and resources at the College and in the community, you can help the people you know recognize and stop toxic relationships. Please join us on Wednesday, February 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio (CO 111) for this important and informative event! Free snacks will be provided and everyone who attends will be eligible to enter a drawing for a gift card. A similar event is being planned for the Delaware Campus in March. This event is offered as part of the Know it. Name it. STOP IT! Awareness Campaign about stalking and intimate partner violence.


Second annual Women’s Brunch

Dr Rogers

On Friday, March 2 from 10-11:30 a.m., Kick off Women’s HERstory month by attending the second annual Women's Brunch. This event is free and open to all (there is space available for the first 80 people who RSVP). Join your fellow Columbus State women and discuss how to build your confidence and more with special guest and keynote speaker Dr. Jan Rogers. Rogers has spent most of her career in higher education, and this spring will proudly celebrate 20 years at Columbus State Community College. Throughout her career, she has been active in women’s issues from a number of different disciplinary lenses and diverse perspectives, and has served in the non-profit sector advocating for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Additionally, Columbus State's Career Services department will be on site to provide resources and consultation appointments for students. The brunch menu includes chicken and waffles, scrambled eggs, seasonal fresh fruit, assorted juice, water, and coffee. Click here to RSVP today!


Nominate an outstanding woman leader

Now is the time to nominate a Columbus State student, faculty or staff member for the Outstanding Woman Leader Award by completing and submitting a nomination form.

Multiple winners will be named. Nominations are also being sought for a faculty or staff member who has worked at Columbus State for at least five years and demonstrates a legacy in leadership. Nominations are due by Friday, March 9, if you have any questions please contact, Sarah Baker

Outstanding Woman – click here to nominate!

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to use this form to nominate qualified students and employees at Columbus State Community College. Women that are nominated will receive an email inviting them to attend the Women’s HERstory Month Awards Celebration. The selection committee may select up to 10 recipients from those who are nominated.

Legacy in Leadership Award – click here to nominate!

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to use this form to nominate a qualified employee who has served a minimum of five years at Columbus State Community College. Women that are nominated will receive an email inviting them to attend the Women’s HERstory Month Awards Celebration. The selection committee may select one recipient from those who are nominated.


Call for proposals: 2018 Arts & Sciences Lecture Series Spring Symposium

Looking to build your tenure portfolio or curriculum vitae? Have a favorite lesson you teach in your class? Working through any phase of a research study or project in your field? Full-time and adjunct faculty in all departments are welcome to submit a 200-250 word proposal on any topic in an area of expertise for a 20-minute presentation at the annual Arts & Sciences Lecture Series Spring Symposium.

The proposal submission deadline is Friday, March 9.

This year’s event will be held Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 in the Library's Multimedia studio.

To submit a proposal or to request more information, please email Elycia Taylor, co-chair of the Arts & Sciences Lecture Series Committee.


Free income tax preparation

Need help preparing your income tax return? Meet with seasoned Business Programs Department accounting students participating in a service-learning course. If you earned any income during 2017 and must report income to IRS and the state of Ohio, you can call 2-1-1 HandsOn Central Ohio to make an appointment to file your taxes. The returns are prepared on Thursday evenings from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m.-noon in Delaware Hall 212 through April 14. Please contact Terrie Stolte, Assistant Professor in the Business Programs Department ( if you have any additional questions.


Volunteer at the Central District Science Fair

The annual Central District Science Fair is just a few weeks away on Saturday, March 17 and organizers are in need of judges and volunteers. Last year, the fair hosted more than 300 middle and high school students from Central Ohio. This special day would not be possible without your help and support.

Please consider lending a hand and sharing this call for assistance with friends, family, colleagues, and students. All are welcome! 

  • Regular judges are asked to work with a partner and evaluate five to seven projects, depending on the number of judges. Judging registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the actual judging of projects starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs until noon. To register as a judge, click here.
  • Volunteers are also needed in the following areas: tally room, runners, registration assistance, hall monitors, and set up (March 16 at 4:00 pm). To register to be a volunteer, click here.



Notes from the Discovery District

The Kelton House is breaking out the fancy duds on Sunday, March 4. They are hosting "A Short Tour of Pearls: Nature’s Gift." See pearls from the past and the women who wore them, and bring your pearls for restringing or a new clasp. The program is limited to 30 guests and tickets are $7 per person. RSVP at 614-464-2022 or

New York Times bestselling author, Laura Lippman is joining Thurber House for their Evenings with Authors Tuesday, February 27. She’s famous for her Tess Monaghan series, and her latest book “Sunburn” is already hitting to-read lists. Check out more information here.

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is hosting events all month long to celebrate Black History Month. Check out all of the programs, times, and locations here.


Upcoming Employee Resource Group (ERG) meetings

Columbus State staff and faculty are invited to attend the next African-American ERG meeting on Friday, February 23 in Dual Credit Conference Room (WD-1005) from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Staff and faculty who identify as caregivers are also invited to attend the next Caregivers ERG meeting on Wednesday, February 28 in the Library Multimedia Studio (CO-111) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Healthy Caregiver Tips:

  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Spend time with friends
  • Join a support group
  • Take breaks each day
  • Keep up with hobbies

Click here for tip sources.






Training tips for running a 5K

Let us help you get ready for the Columbus State Cougar Challenge 5K on May 5. Attend the info session on Wednesday, February 28 at noon in WD 1094.You will learn training methods and ways to get in shape for the run. You will also hear from employees who recently started running. There is a race registration discount for attending!

Presenters: Dustin Iacovone, College Recreation and Wellness
Jackie Jenkins and Michael Hicks, 5K Ambassadors

RSVP your attendance by contacting Wellness Coordinator Nichole Bowman-Glover at or ext. 3989 before February 28 at 9:00 a.m. 

Supplemental Retirement Planning seminar

Representatives from VOYA Institutional Trust Company will present a seminar on Supplemental Retirement Planning on Wednesday, February 28 in WD-404 from noon to 1:00 p.m.



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