Friday, January 30, 2009

Meet dean candidates for Workforce DevelopmentThe Human Resources Department cordially invites Columbus State employees to meet the candidates for the position of Dean of Community Education and Workforce Development (CEWD).  The search has been narrowed to three candidates, who will attend open forums on:

  • Friday, February 6: Jane Schaefer, Bellevue, Nebraska

  • Monday, February 9: Larry Scott Neal, Whiteland, Indiana

  • Wednesday, February 11: Nancy Case, Columbus, Ohio

All three sessions will be held in WD Room 404 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Wellness logoHPC offers Winter Wellness Fest Feb. 4The Human Performance Center will host a Winter Wellness Festival next week on Wednesday, February 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. 

The fest will provide information on all of the Columbus State Wellness Initiatives including demos of fitness and exercise classes available, health information, demos from the HPC exercise specialists, chair massages, raffles and much more.

Come and join the HPC for a fun-filled day of health awareness and earn extra points for the Wellness Challenge V. And if you bring five cans of food for the current HPC/TRiO Programs Food Drive, you will be entered into a raffle for the grand prize.


Brandon Beasley
Brandon Beasley

Columbus State forward named Men's OCCAC Player of the Week

Columbus State’s basketball player Brandon Beasley was named the Men's OCCAC Player of the Week for January 27. 

Beasley, a 6-4 sophomore forward from Indianapolis, scored 53 points in two games the previous week. He also tallied 21 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocks. Brandon was 19 of 32 from the floor, three of seven on three pointers, and eight of 13 from the free throw line for the week, as the sixth-ranked Cougars won both their games. Beasley was the leading scorer in both games.


Black History Month events begin next weekFebruary is Black History Month, and several special events are planned in celebration. Students, employees and community members are invited to attend and participate.

All MonthFeatured Artist Ruth Maclin, ERC Library Main Gallery.

Thursday, February 5African-American Read-In Chain, “Dreams of Our Fathers” 12:20-1:30 p.m., Nestor Hall West Study Lounge. A literacy initiative event with African American-authored works presented by Columbus Africentric Early College High School and Columbus State students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, February 12Town Hall Meeting “Relationships and Marriage”, 4-5:30 p.m. Nestor Hall West Lounge

Tuesday, February 17“Brother’s Keeper” Panel Discussion, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., WD

Bling posterThursday, February 19Screen ‘n’ Speak, “Bling: A Planet Rock – Blood Diamonds & Hip-Hop,” Noon – 2 p.m., ERC television studio.
Hip-hop celebrities Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Paul Wall and Tego Calderon travel to war-torn Sierra Leone, West Africa, and come face to face with the victims of the blood diamond industry so deeply entwined in hip-hop.

Tuesday, February 24“Poets in Black” poetry reading, noon – 1 p.m., ERC television studio
Faculty, staff and students will read their personal favorite essays and poetry in celebration of Black History Month.


To find out more about Black History Month 2009, contact Kimberly Brazwell, Diversity, Study Abroad and TRiO Programs, at (614) 287- 2426 or