Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cougar cheerleadersWelcome Back! The Cougar Cheer Team braves the chilly temperatures at yesterday's Welcome Back Day celebrations to perform a mini pep rally on the Courtyard. Despite sprinkles that postponed the event for one hour, Welcome Back Day was well attended and enthusiastic, with students picking up a free lunch, giveaway items, and information about numerous student services, clubs and organizations.



Morgan Zumberger
Morgan Zumberger

Volleyball Cougar named Player of the Week

Volleyball team remains tops in latest national rankings
Just weeks into the new season, Sophomore Morgan Zumberger has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II player of the week. The 5’3” player averaged 4.87 digs per game leading Columbus State to a perfect 8-0 week. She achieved a week-high 17 digs against two teams and was also named the Most Valuable Player at the Kamina Allen Tournament at Genesee Community College in New York this past weekend.

The perfect week for the Cougars follows a near-perfect season of 24-2, helping keep the team on top of the NJCAA Div. II national poll. The No. 2 team (and last year’s national champion) Kishwakukee (IL) College has a 15-2 record.



Construction students “make the grade” while making a difference

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Students frame a wall on site with the Delaware County Habitat for Humanity this summer in their CMGT 153 hybrid class.

Students enrolled in CMGT153H-Residential Construction class learned much more than how a home is built this summer. This hybrid course instructed by Dr. Margaret Owens helps students majoring in Construction Management, Real Estate and Facilities Management learn about home construction through a combination of learning resources. Much of the course content is taught in a “virtual classroom” environment through Blackboard. The students also had an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a hands-on laboratory setting once a week.

Through a partnership between Columbus State and Delaware County Habitat for Humanity, students volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity construction site helping to build a home for a local family. The students found the course to be a wonderful opportunity to immediately apply what they had learned. While they applied new concepts learned about residential construction, the students also learned about the importance of sharing their talents and giving something back to their communities.


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Volunteers needed for In-Service DaylogoThe Autumn 2009 In-Service Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28. Are you interested in volunteering? If you are, we’d love to have you join our team. Just email Tracy Koski, coordinator of In-Service volunteers, at Volunteers are needed as set-up crew, program distributors, ushers and moderators.

When you email to volunteer, please specify your availability (full day or half day) and in what capacity you’d like to help. Thank you in advance for your help in making our upcoming In-Service a success!

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Screen ‘n’ Speak begins today!The first event in the Autumn Quarter Screen ’n’ Speak series will be held today, noon–2 p.m. in the ERC TV studio. Today’s movie is “Tough Guise” and will be facilitated by George Chatters. While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. “Tough Guise” is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the United States at the dawn of the 21st century. Encourage your students to attend Screen ’n’ Speak today for a great discussion topic that can be used in future papers!

Bilingual poetry reading takes place next Thursdaypoet graphicIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Columbus State will host the 3rd Annual Bilingual Poetry Reading in partnership with Columbus State faculty and the Diversity, Study Abroad and TRIO Programs Department. The event will take place on Thursday, October 8, from 12-1 p.m. in the ERC Library Multimedia Studio. This year's bilingual poetry reading will be especially noteworthy, because we will be welcoming elementary, middle and high school readers from Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy and Bishop Watterson High School in addition to OSU and Columbus State staff and faculty. Please come out and support the Columbus State and central Ohio Latino community.

For more information, contact Kimberly Brazwell at ext.2426 or


Dental Hygiene program moves into Allied Health DepartmentThis quarter the Dental Hygiene program and two full-time faculty members, Connie Clark and Cindy Evans, have moved from the Health, Dental and Veterinary Department to the Allied Health Department chaired by Connie Grossman. Office Associate Leslie Washington will remain at her current work station, 4th floor of Union Hall, but will have a shared position between the Health, Dental and Veterinary Department and the Allied Health Department.

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Respiratory students all pass the testThe Respiratory Care Class of 2009 had a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt with the CRT board exam. With a national pass rate of between 78 percent and 80 percent, the 100 percent success for Columbus State students is quite an accomplishment. Skilled and committed faculty in clinicals and the classroom certainly helped make this achievement possible.

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Columbus State tops for vetsdogtagsColumbus State has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a “military friendly” school for 2010. That honor ranks us in the top 15 percent of all colleges nationwide. The ranking is based on Columbus State policies, efforts, and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students.


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Timeka Rashid

Rashid earns Ph.D.Timeka Thomas Rashid recently earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. Rashid came to Columbus State in 2007 after serving as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs at OSU-Newark and COTC.

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Good as Gold photography student displays workThe Studio 4 Art Gallery in Nelsonville has accepted three of Good as Gold student Harry Kitchen's photos for display and sale. It is Kitchen’s first career gallery consignment, and it comes less than a year after he earned his Certificate in Photography from Columbus State.

On accepting the consignment, Gayla Parks of Studio 4 Art Gallery said, "Harry Kitchen's photography is remarkably creative, with excellent color and composition. His photographs evoke pleasant memories and cause you to look at the environment in a new way."

applesRead the Oct. issue of CSCC Health & Fitness NewsIn the October issue, you will find articles on the health benefits of picking apples, how to start a running program, scheduled events and much more!



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Great sales in the BookstoreVisit the Columbus State Bookstore and get in on these great sales:
• All Bic products 25 percent off.
• Buy any Putamayo World Music CD and get one half off.
• Buy any CD or DVD for $9.99 and get one half off.
• Buy any greeting card, get one half off (coupon required).

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New copier request forms availableIn order to enhance internal accounting as well as advance efficiency and sustainability initiatives, the college is introducing a new copier request form. As the college’s fleet of copiers has grown substantially in recent years, this form will ask the requestor to provide information related to desired options and usage estimates. This will ensure that a copier meeting the department’s needs and college standards is provided. In addition, the form will also ensure that the requestor’s administrator has approved the request. The form is posted at