Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wright to receive award from Boy Scouts

Adele Wright

(Right) Cub Scouts anxiously watch their cars speed down the track at last year’s Pinewood Derby held in Nestor Hall.

Pinewood derby

Helping to organize an annual Cub Scout tradition has led to a special award for Adele Wright, Ph.D., associate professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Wright will receive the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America at a recognition dinner next week. The honor is given to outstanding citizens and organizations that have made a dramatic impact on the lives of young people in urban and rural communities. Dr. Wright is being recognized for her commitment to the local Pinewood Derby – a yearly handmade model car race for Cub Scouts. While the Construction Science and Engineering Technologies departments host the event, Wright has taken the lead every year to organize it. Past award recipients include Melvin Schottenstein, Mayor Michael Coleman and Archie Griffin.


study abroad poster
Could you launch a study abroad trip?
Yes you can! The Office of Diversity and Study Abroad will offer a workshop for faculty members how may have an idea for a new study abroad trip or destination, on Friday, November 6, from 10 a.m. – noon in WD 402. You can talk with other faculty members who have successfully launched a study abroad venture, and find out how to use your existing international contacts to make it happen! To RSVP for the workshop, contact Kim Brazwell or call Ext. 2426.


Brazwell to present at multicultural conference

Kimberly Brazwell

Kimberly Brazwell, coordinator in the Diversity, Study Abroad and TRiO Programs Department, will present a session at the 19th International National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference to be held in Denver, October 28 - November 1.

Brazwell will present “Diversity and Global Initiatives at the Community College.” NAME is a professional organization that celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength that enriches a society. NAME believes that multicultural education promotes equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, belief system or exceptionality. Kimberly was recently appointed president of the Ohio Chapter for NAME. Read more about the organization online at

Alumni Association seeks volunteers to help with holiday breakfastSantaThe Columbus State Alumni Association will hold their annual Breakfast with Santa event Saturday, December 5, at Columbus State, and they are seeking volunteers to help out with the event. For more information or to volunteer, contact Cookie Zingarelli at (614) 275-4760.


LGBT Professional Mixer
"Experiences in LGBT:  Faith, Race and Gender for Community and Higher Education Professionals"You are invited to attend this event, which will create a conversation that crosses traditional boundaries in the LGBT and Ally community. In addition to providing a social and professional networking opportunity, this event will feature a panel of LGBT community members whose perspectives are less frequently heard. The event will be held Thursday, October 22, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development 4th Floor Ballroom. For more information contact Kimberly Brazwell ext. 2426.


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Seasonal flu shots to be given on In-Service Day person getting shotColumbus State will offer seasonal flu shots to full-time employees on In-Service Day, Wednesday, October 28, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. To make an appointment for your flu shot, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, at ext. 3989. The seasonal flu shot does not protect you against H1N1 flu, but getting your seasonal flu shot early is recommended, because when the H1N1 vaccine becomes available, you cannot receive both shots in the same time frame.

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