Thursday, October 22, 2009

Outage: Scheduled maintenance on student/employee printing, Email, Blackboard and Colleague will be performed on Sunday, October 25, from 12:01 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. If you are logged into Blackboard prior to 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, you will still be able to work without interruption.

student in libraryLast flashes of fallOn what may be one of the last glorious days of fall, nursing student Fatima Hamid studies in the Library, oblivious to the colorful warmth just outside the window. On Wednesday, temperatures climbed into the 70s for an Indian Summer-like respite from the frost.

100% motivational, zero waste In-Service Day is Oct. 28logoThe In-Service Group looks forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, October 28, for the Autumn 2009 In-Service Day! The theme is Motivating Yourself and Inspiring Others.

Dr. Val Moeller will speak on “The State of the College” for the general session in the Delaware Gymnasium.

Break-out sessions will begin at 11:00 a.m., with 43 presentations to choose from at three different times. Creative Cuisine will provide a hot breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and lunch at noon. To view the menus, go to
Please note: Printed programs will not be made available at the In-Service Day General Session. Please print a copy to bring with you or make a note of the time and location of the sessions you would like to attend. The program can be viewed and printed at
For the first time in history, this In-Service Day has a Zero Waste goal—all materials used at the In-Service will be recycled or composted, and Physical Plant will supply marked receptacles to help everyone separate their throwaways. The caterer, Creative Cuisine, is supplying biodegradable, fully compostable dinnerware, and all leftover food will be sent to the Faith Mission or a similar charity.

One more note about In-Service Day: The cafeteria, NH Coffee Cart and Skyward Grille will be closed for the day.

volleyball photoLast cheer for the Volleyball Cougars at home!The women’s volleyball team will play their last two home games on Saturday, including a big match against rival Owens CC, Toledo, at noon (changed) on Saturday. With a 32-7 record, the Cougars spent most of the season at the top of the rankings. Cheer them on as they get tuned up for the NJCAA Division II District Tournament Nov. 5-7 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Writing Center offers workshop to cure boredomgraphicJoin The Writing Center for a workshop called “Making Your Research Paper Interesting” on Monday, Oct. 26, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., in WD Room 435-West and on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in WD Room 404. Tell your students about this, or attend it yourself if you are plagued with boring writing!


Ron Greenbaum

2009 Leadership Speaker Series to present Basement Doctor

The Columbus State Business Programs Department will host Ron Greenbaum from J&D Basement Systems, best known as The Basement Doctor®, on Tuesday, October 27, from 1-2 p.m. in the WD Ballroom.

The lecture is part of the 2009 Leadership Speaker Series and is free and open to the public, employees and students. The series focuses on how leadership is acquired and developed and what leaders look for in selecting individuals with high leadership potential.

What began as Greenbaum’s small Columbus-based business is now located in five states. Each Monday, Greenbaum hosts an hour-long motivational Webcast seen by numerous companies in the United States and Canada.

In addition, he provides motivation and real world business training for his department heads. He says that his preferred management style is “management by walking around.” Stop in Tuesday to hear more about this local success story!


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Blood Drive Nov. 5 makes special request to minority donorslogoThe American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nestor Hall East Lounge, with a special request for minority donors. Why does race matter for blood donations?

When you mark the race category on your blood donor record, your blood can be tested to see if it is a “match” for someone with either a rare blood type or sickle cell disease. Your blood type is inherited just like the color of your eyes and hair. Some African Americans and members of other minority groups have rare blood types that are specific to their race, ethnicity or genetic background.

A single patient with sickle cell can receive up to 100 pints of blood each year to continue to live with the disease. Ideally the blood should come from individuals who are of similar ethnic or genetic background to the patient. For this reason, it is extremely important to increase the number of available blood donors from all ethnic groups. You might be a special match for a patient in need!

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Winter Quarter personal training scheduling starts Nov. 2man on treadmillThe Human Performance Center will start scheduling for personal training for Winter Quarter 2010 on Monday, November 2.

All scheduling will be done through HPC Coordinator Mandi Cecil and will start at 6 a.m., preferably in person. You must sign the client/trainer agreement before you will be put in the schedule book.

The HPC will no longer accept money for payments. All payments must be made to the Cashiers Office (Rhodes Hall, 2nd floor). Payment methods are cash, check, money order, or credit card. You will receive a statement to take to the Cashier’s Office, and you will be able to apply any credits that are due to you. In order to hold your spot on the training schedule, you must pay in advance.

If your statement has not been paid within 48 hours of scheduling, you will be removed from the HPC schedule, and it will be your responsibility to reschedule. Please be aware that the HPC cannot give refunds but will credit any unused sessions to your account to use within one year of scheduling.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mandi Cecil at ext. 2083 or email

Volunteer at the Columbus International FestivalInternational logoEmployees of Columbus State are invited to volunteer at the 54th Columbus International Festival, the only one of its kind in central Ohio. Held at Franklin County Veterans Memorial on Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8, the Columbus International Festival will host more than 150 international exhibitors and service organizations, with food, arts, clothing, crafts, and educational materials. Volunteers are needed for everything, including ticket-taking, surveying attendees, helping in children’s activities, and more. Volunteers work shifts of two to four hours and receive free admission to the festival. Applications and further details are available at