Monday, January 12, 2009

Where to watch the inauguration?Barak ObamaWatching the Inauguration of Barack Obama as our nation’s 44th president on Tuesday January 20 may present a challenge to students and employees who are on campus attending classes and working that day. Coverage will be broadcast live all day, and the Student Democrats organization will host a viewing in the ERC television studio on the lower level, which will be open to students and employees.  Several other campus locations are working to provide the broadcast in their area, and Update will post these locations as they become available.

Some inauguration fast facts:
The 2009 inauguration is expected to see record levels of attendance in Washington D.C. Lyndon B Johnson’s inauguration currently holds the record for attendance at 1.2 million people. Originally, attendance for the 2009 inauguration was projected to be as high as 5 million. Now, based on more accurate data, the projected attendance is around 2 million.

D.C. sceneThe National Mall is 300 acres. It stretches 1.9 miles from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial. This will be the first time in history that the entire mall will be open for an inauguration.

5,000 tickets for the bleacher seats for the inaugural parade went on sale at 1 p.m. January 9 and according to reports, sold out less than one minute.



For faster weather emergency information, sign up with local stationsstudent on cell phoneColumbus State notifies the local media when emergency closings occur due to severe weather.  Local television channels 4, 6, and 10 each have a service that allows individuals to receive emergency weather-related emails or texts.  WSYX (Channel 6) and WBNS (Channel 10) will email alerts to you, while WCMH (Channel 4) will send a text alert to your cell phone. You simply go online, select “text alerts” or “email alerts,” enter your information at the prompts, and you are all signed up. 



clawdetteSupport our Cougars and wear BLUE!Make some noise at Spirit Days and help the Cougars get ready for archrival Sinclair Community College by wearing BLUE on Wednesday, January 14. Both the men’s and women’s teams take on Sinclair Wednesday!

Employees coordinate, participate in upcoming OCPA pre-conferenceKim Brazwell, coordinator of diversity and study abroad, will coordinate the annual Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) pre-conference session January 28 at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbus.  The pre-conference focuses on diversity and inclusiveness on campus.  During the pre-conference session, Renée Hampton, director of TRiO programs and special assistant to the provost for diversity, will participate in a panel discussion, called “Models of Successful Partnerships,” that will explore campus diversity models around the state.


Research Troubleshooting Workshop offeredstudent on laptopIf your students are having trouble finding quality sources for a research paper or are confused by online databases, they can get one-on-one help from Writing Center tutors and ERC librarians by attending the Writing Center’s Research Troubleshooting Workshop.  Students can drop in any time during the two-hour session. The workshop will be offered on two dates:

Wednesday, February 18, 2-4 p.m. in ERC 205 and
Wednesday, March 4, 2-4 p.m. in ERC 205

For more information, contact the Writing Center at 287-5717 or