Monday, April 6, 2009

Provost candidates to attend forums beginning this weekThe campus community is cordially invited to attend the scheduled open forums to meet the final Provost candidates on the following dates at 2:30 p.m. in the CEWD Ballroom (fourth floor):

April 8 - Dr. Clarence "Chip" Ates - Dr. Ates is an Executive Vice President at North West Arkansas Community College.  He has provided leadership for NWACC's five Learning Divisions, as well as two satellite learning centers, Learner Support and Development and Institutional Technology since July 2006. Dr. Ates was the Executive Dean at North Lake College and served as Chief Instructional Administrator for the Business and Information Technology (BIT) Learning Center.

April 10 - Dr. Judith Scherer - Dr. Scherer’s academic work has included a year as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Broward College in Florida, three years as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Jackson State Community College in Tennessee, three years as Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Marshall Community and Technical College in West Virginia, and five years as Division Director of Health and Human Services at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon.

April 13 - Dr. Neal Raisman - Dr. Raisman has 36 years as a faculty member, dean, associate provost, president, and chancellor of public, private and for-profit colleges and universities. Dr. Raisman has worked with over 150 colleges in the United States and Europe to research and solve customer service issues.  He also works with corporations and businesses that wish to better understand the higher education market and students. 

Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Sandra Kellam, representative, Human Resources Department on extension 5213. 

Scott earns MBAChris Scott, Account I in the Business Services Department, recently earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. 

Make-up PERFORMs sessions offeredThree make-up sessions of the PERFORMs “Planning for Success” course required for all full-time, non-bargaining unit staff will be held:

  • Tuesday, April 14 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 16 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

You can register for one of these sessions on the intranet Employee Training site by following this link:

If you have any questions please email Mary Francis McLaughlin or Susan Thompson in the Human Capacity Development section of Human Resources.


SBDC to hold Stimulus Bill seminarIn the face of an economic crisis, the magnitude of which we have not seen since the Great Depression, the Stimulus Bill, also known as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, represents a strategic, and significant investment in our country’s future.

At a once-in-our-lifetime level, the federal government is directing federal money to our community that may affect your business or you directly. Attend the SBDC “Show Me the Stimulus Money!” seminar to better understand the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and learn if you can be a part of the economic recovery.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 14, from 3:30—6:00 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development fourth floor conference center.  The seminar is only $20 and you can register at



Theater group offers workshops April 18Shakespeare with masksThe Theatre Roundtable of Central Ohio will present the 3rd Annual Conference of Theater Workshops on Saturday, April 18 at Columbus State in Nestor Hall.  

The workshops are specifically targeted for those interested in deepening their knowledge of the theater in various areas, including stage combat, creating a role, working with the director, and sketch comedy.  Admission is only $10, ($5 for students with ID) and includes lunch.

This year the workshop will also feature two master classes for vocalists presented by Matthew Trombetta, Managing Artistic Director for Weathervane Playhouse.  Mr. Trombetta has maintained large vocal studios in New York City and is now here in the Columbus area.  His students are on Broadway and singing with major regional companies across the country.  If you perform musical theater and are interested in serving as a participant in this workshop, you should apply directly to Mr. Trombetta:, mentioning the Theatre Roundtable Workshops. 

The workshops are co-sponsored by the Communication Skills Department at Columbus State. Because space is limited, we are suggesting early registration.  For additional information, call or e-mail  Nancy Kephart at ext.  2534.  You can also register online at  Our mission is to grow theater audiences, so please plan to attend and bring along a friend, family, or colleague.  High school students are welcome.

Bookstore offers Easter Specials, music CDsCheck out the Bookstore Coupon link for two new specials from the Columbus State Bookstore!

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More computer recycling offeredIn honor of Earth Day, the First Congregational Church, 444 East Broad Street in downtown Columbus, will hold an electronics recycling drive on Sunday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their parking lot area.  The church’s youth group will help you unload items from your car including computers, stereos, microwaves, scanners, printers, cell phones and etc. (except televisions), which will then be recycled responsibly in collaboration with Ohio Computer Recycling. All items will remain in the United States and not become part of landfills.  All data on hard drives will be destroyed.