Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Webcast today on Stimulus BillJoin The Center for Workforce Development for a webcast on the funding opportunities for adult education and job training that are contained in the economic stimulus bill and learn how to plan to obtain funding under the bill for either an existing program and/or a new program.

art of Capitol buildingDetails:
When:  TODAY, Monday, March 23
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where:  WD Ballroom
The Center for Workforce Development
Columbus State Community College
315 Cleveland Ave, Conference Center
Columbus, OH 43216
Cost:  No Cost - Provided for you as a courtesy of Columbus State



Open Forums to meet Provost candidates offeredInterviews for the Provost position will be on the dates listed below and Open Forums to meet these finalists will be held in the CEWD Ballroom (fourth floor)   

April 8 - Dr. Clarence Ates
April 10 - Dr. Judith Scherer
April 13 - Dr. Neal Raisman

Additional information including times will be announced in the Update.

No. 1 ranked Cougars fall short in second round of national tournamentFollowing its most successful regular season in history (27-2) the Columbus State men’s team lost in the second round of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on Thursday, March 19.  No. 5 Kirkwood Community College upset the Cougars in a hard-fought match, 73-60. Last season, Coach Pat Carlisle’s team was runner-up in the championship game.  

Then, in Friday night’s consolation round, Columbus State Freshman Rayshawn Goins was a clear standout as the team's leading scorer with 27 points .His efforts were not enough as Cougars narrowly lost to No. 2 ranked Cecil Community College. The final score was 87-83.

Although the loss eliminated the Cougars from the tournament, Coach Pat Carlisle’s players headed home knowing they set a school record in the regular season.

JamQuest tickets available at BookstoreTickets to JamQuest 2009, a high school battle of the bands for Columbus State scholarships, are available for $5 (a $2 discount) at the Columbus State Bookstore at the DX. The concert/contest is Saturday, March 28, at Lifestyle Community Pavilion. Click here for details.

Aviation Technology hosts annual symposium

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The hanger at Bolton Field is packed with participants at the annual Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 18.

The Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Technology hosted the 18th annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 18 and 19 at Bolton Field. Over the two-day event, more than 485 aviation maintenance technicians and students attended recurrent training. For certificated mechanics holding the Inspection Authorization designation by the FAA, the training is required for their annual renewal. Participants came from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Illinois, New Hampshire, and West Virginia. The 33 speakers included Jeff Gruber, Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance Technology, who presented a session called "Failure to Follow Procedures." Participants also had the opportunity to visit 37 vendor displays, which were set up in the hanger of the Bolton Field Facility. 

Wellness logoWellness Initiative to bring Weight Watchers to worklogoColumbus State is working with Weight Watchers to bring them to campus for the Wellness Initiative. The college has scheduled Tuesday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting April 7 for 10 weeks. A minimum of twenty people must sign up for the session to offer this benefit. Full time employees who sign up will have the option of paying the $60 fee through payroll deduction and as an additional incentive, if you attend all ten meetings, the college will reimburse you for $30 of the Weight Watchers fee. Please email Lou Ann Carman at if you are interested in joining Weight Watchers this spring!

ERC Personal Identification Numbers begin March 30The Educational Resources Center (ERC) is requiring all library users to create their own unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) the first day of Spring Quarter, March 30.  Your PIN must be a combination of 8 alpha-numeric characters (examples: abcd1234, 12cd1928bf). For you to access library resources from OhioLINK, you must first create your PIN here.

If you have any questions, please call the Circulation Department at ext. 2465 or the Reference Department at ext. 2460.

Morgan earns masters degreeTonja L. Morgan, Accountant II in the Business Office and an adjunct faculty member in Business Programs, earned her Masters in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University on March 1. Congratulations Tonja!

coupon artBookstore offers reusable tote bagRight now, you can “Save A Dollar and Save All Quarter” at the Columbus State Bookstore. Here's how:

1. Buy your reusable tote bag now through April 30 for just 99 cents and save a dollar (reg. $1.99)

2. Bring your reusable tote back every time you shop during spring quarter -- and you'll receive 25 cents off total purchases over $5 until June 10.

3. Pat yourself on the back for helping to reduce, reuse and recycle!