Monday, November 16, 2009
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Brown-bag discussion to focus on sustainability and waterleafThe Sustainability Committee will host a series of brown-bag discussions in upcoming months, with the first topic being “Water.” The discussion will be held Wednesday, November 18, at noon in WD Room 413. The presenter is Jeff Bates, professor in Environmental Science, Safety and Health. Attending the talk earns you 10 "Lunch and Learn" wellness incentive points.



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Psychology Dept. recognizes adjunctsAt a November 6 meeting, the Psychology Department recognized adjunct faculty members who have taught at Columbus State for a long time. Honored were:

• 60 Quarters of Service - Elizabeth Scott-Douglas
• 50 Quarters of Service - Gary Kennedy and Gary Piggrem
• 40 Quarters of Service - Renee Lester, Harry Caruso and Beth Fohl-Bailey
• 30 Quarters of Service – Colin William, Julianne Manchester, Martha Langhirt and Betsy Nichols
• 20 Quarters of Service - Thomas Burgess, Amy Boland, Janice Vidic, Kathryn Sasser and William Lessler

Members of the Adjunct Appreciation Committee from the Psychology Department are David Tom, Kathy Fernandez, Michael Schumacher, Lilia Bermudez, Traci Haynes and Heather Johnston.

logoDon’t miss today's International Fashion ShowToday is the first week of International Education Week, and the first scheduled activity of the week will be a fashion show in the Nestor Hall East Lounge from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read about all the activities scheduled here.


Host a foreign exchange student and see the world from a new perspective!photo of studentsTerra Lingua USA is a not-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to promoting language education and international understanding by providing family home-stay immersion experiences.

Currently, the organization is looking for 16 families in the Columbus area to host high-school-age foreign exchange students. Families can chose to host a student for a time period of four weeks to a whole academic semester.

Hosting a teenager from another country can be an enriching family experience. The students come from Brazil, France, Germany, Korea, Russia, Spain, and are united by their desire to communicate and learn. The hospitality that you offer will provide them with an invaluable gift—the opportunity to experience the American way of life from the family perspective.

Terra Lingua USA students:
• Have studied English for a number of years.
• Are expected to pay their way for outings.
• Are prepared to help with occasional household tasks.
• Are provided with a handbook and invited to attend an orientation meeting in their home country.
• Have medical, liability and emergency return insurance.
• Are age 15-18 years old.

Terra Lingua USA Host families:
• Are open-minded and welcoming.
• Possess an interest in learning about other cultures and ideas.
• Include the student in their family life and daily routines.
• Have a spare bed.

You can find Terra Lingua USA on the Web here. More information can be received from Columbus State student Fabian Mirmohamed at (614) 266-8064 or

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