Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer Quarter personal training schedule starts next Mondaytrainer at treadmillThe Human Performance Center will start scheduling for personal training for Summer Quarter 2009 on Monday, May 18.

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 (Visa, MC, Discover). You will receive a statement to take to the Cashiers 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

The 2009 Columbus Arts Festival  needs volunteersThe 2009 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable is approaching and is asking for volunteers to help make it happen.

About the Columbus Arts Festival in 2009:

The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable will be located in the Discovery District just east of Downtown Columbus. In the Discovery District, the Festival is surrounded by the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus Museum of Art.
The festival is 3 days: Friday-Sunday, June 5-7.

Volunteering is easy:

  • Sign up now at the Columbus Arts Festival site or

  • Download and fax or mail in the application.

All volunteers receive:
  • A Columbus Arts Festival volunteer T-shirt,

  • A raffle entry (win prizes!),

  • FREE water during your volunteer shift,

  • An opportunity to meet new people and enhance the enjoyment of the estimated 250,000 people who attend the event!

Sign up today!

Upcoming events from the Office of Diversity

Strengthen your Global Connections: Spring 2009 Global Café

Tuesday, May 12 -11 a.m. in WD Rm. 407
Join Diversity and Study Abroad Programs and the Language Institute for thought-provoking conversation as we get to know ourselves and each other a little better.  Find out what you have in common with Columbus State students from around the world. Be a conversation partner. Make the world your classroom. Free refreshments and a great atmosphere are provided at no cost!

Town Hall Meeting in Westerville: Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth

Wednesday, May 13 at 5 p.m. at the Westerville Off-Campus Center
In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, you are invited to take part in a rich and enlightening dialogue about the stereotypes and myths of Asian Americans. What is the “model minority myth,” and is there any truth to it?  How might the idea of model minority impact race relations between Asians and other ethnic communities? Professor Steve Kaczmarek will serve as the discussion facilitator for this event. 

Screen ‘n’ Speak Program Series- Ancestors in the Americas

Thursday, May 14 from noon – 2 p.m. in the ERC TV Studio
The Department of Diversity, Study Abroad and TRIO Programs’ monthly film and discussion series is geared toward broadening perspectives of diversity and inclusion.  With thought-provoking films, great talks and free refreshments, the Screen ‘n’ Speak series is a great option for people looking to broaden their perspectives and for students to use for course-related assignments. “Ancestors in the Americas” is the first in-depth television series to present the untold history and contemporary legacy of early Asian immigrants to the Americas, from the 1700s to the 1900s.

USI May newsletter now onlinelogoAs part of an ongoing effort to provide its clients with current healthcare and wellness information, USI publishes the “Health & Wellness USI” newsletter.

The May issue offers a Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure as well as practical advice for staying healthy during the recent H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) outbreak. For Asthma Awareness Month, asthma sufferers can download an “Asthma Action Plan” from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Also, the American Institute for Cancer Research offers a tangy, healthy recipe for Penne Pasta with Shredded Chicken and Asparagus.

For questions or comments, contact your USI Benefits Account Executive directly, or call our main office at (513) 852-6300.

Coupons from the Bookstore offer good eats and appreciation!Check out the Bookstore Coupons link today for 30 percent off sandwiches and $5 off any other purchases of $20 or more.

What’s the DX thinking?
Last week’s winner was Christopher Bunner, with the answer: “Copy services from the DX Copy Shop.” Today’s riddle is tough! Send your answer to, and if you’re the first to answer correctly, you will win a prize.
The hints:
- Could be a command from your grandma.
- Wherever it lands feels softer.
- Different types for different areas.

What is the DX Thinking?