Monday, June 1, 2009

firework graphicImportant Note: Campus to be closed July 3 and 4Columbus State will observe Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and the College will be closed. The College also will be closed the following day, Saturday, July 4.

Downtown Digital Arts Fest starts tomorrowphoto of studentsColumbus State’s Integrated Media and Technology students will show off their skills at the Downtown Digital Arts Festival, held June 2-4 in the Columbus State Conference Center.

The festival is a showcase of student work in animation, digital music, digital design, digital photography and video. The Best in Category and Honorable Mention winners’ works will be on display in the Conference Center (on the fourth floor of WD) all three days. Hours are:
Tuesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A showcase awards ceremony for winning artists will be held on June 4 from 6-9 p.m.

The festival is intended to raise awareness of student work in Interactive Media and Technology, which includes Animation/Interactive, Digital Design, Digital Video and Digital Photography. Interactive Media and Technology includes a number of degrees and certificates in those fields, as well as individual classes for non-majors.

arts festival photo. . .And the Columbus Arts Festival begins June 5!Although the Columbus Arts Festival will occupy a portion of the Columbus State campus again this year, it is not expected to cause much inconvenience in parking for students or employees, as it will close only two student lots (11-S and 12-S) and the parking garage for the duration of the festival.

The 12-S lot will be used for various booths and stages for the festival, and will be closed to parking starting early Thursday morning, June 4.

On Friday, June 5, the 11-S lot and the parking garage will begin charging a $5 fee to park for festival visitors. The funds raised from parking fees will go the Development Foundation for student scholarships. 
Several streets bordering the festival, including portions of Long Street, Cleveland Avenue, Gay Street and 9th Street, will close on Thursday, June 4, for set-up of the festival. To see a map of those locations, go online here.

Want to play in the mud?mud volleyball
The 24th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament benefitting the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio will take place on July 25 at Beulah Park in Grove City. If you’d like to get dirty for a good cause and have some fun on a Columbus State team, contact Barbara Smith-Allen, community outreach coordinator, and sign up!


Franklin University to hold “3+1” program Open HouseFranklin bannerFranklin University will be on campus June 3 and 4 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in DH Rooms 100 and 200. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to stop in to get more information regarding the new 3+1 degree program. Franklin representatives will discuss specific programs, take information and material requests, review and evaluate transcripts, and answer questions. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. An iPod drawing for attendees will immediately follow formal presentations given at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.       

June Screen ‘n’ Speak examines rap musicThe June Screen ’n’ Speak program will feature the film “Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” in which filmmaker Byron Hurt explores such pressing issues as women and violence in rap music, representations of manhood in hip-hop culture, what today’s rap lyrics reveal to their listeners and homoeroticism in hip-hop. The film and discussion will be offered June 4 from noon-2 p.m. in the ERC TV studio. Coordinated by the Department of Diversity, the monthly film and discussion series is geared toward broadening perspectives of diversity and inclusion.

Capstone students present papers at chemical society meetingMort Javadi, Ph.D., associate professor in Biological Sciences, and his capstone students Lyndsey Spears and Danielle Locklear attended the central regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, sponsored by the American Chemical Society May 20-23, in Cleveland.

The students presented the results of their capstone research project titled “Effect of pH on Nitrate Levels in the Scioto River” in the undergraduate division. This Research Experiences to Enhance Learning (REEL) project was sponsored by National Science Foundation funds.

Since 2002, Javadi’s capstone students have presented the results of 16 research projects in various international, national and regional conferences. All research experiments have been conducted on the Columbus Campus and at the Columbus State Bridgeview Golf Course.

Lots and lots of fiscal year-end deadlineshe following are a few friendly reminders from Purchasing and Accounts Payable regarding the fiscal year end:

Year-end deadlines: 

May 29 (F)        Last day to requisition FY 2009 approved capital equipment and to submit requests to cabinet members with justification, for carryover of budget for select capital equipment items.

June 4 (R)    Last day to create and approve requisitions for non-capital equipment, purchases.

June 5 (F)    Last day to place orders with a vendor for non-capital equipment purchases. Exceptions must be approved by your cabinet member and Brad Farmer, Purchasing Supervisor.

June 8 (M)       Cabinet members should communicate to Aletha Shipley those FY09 approved capital equipment items for which budget should be carried over to FY10 to complete the purchase and delivery/installation.

June 30 (T)    Date by which all goods and services, operating and capital equipment must be received in order to be charged to FY 2009 budget.

July 31 (F)    Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid out of FY 2009 budget. Invoices received after July 31 will be charged to FY 2010 budget.

Other helpful year-end information:

Grant Accounts
Grant accounts will follow the same deadline as the College. The only exception to the purchase order deadline is if the grant does not end on June 30. Please contact your grant accounting representative if you have questions or require additional processing time for grant invoices.

Travel and Tuition Reimbursement
Travel-related reimbursement requests must be submitted pursuant to College procedure within 30 days upon return from travel or by July 31 if travel occurs in late June. Tuition reimbursement payments are not subject to this deadline and can be processed per guidelines established by Human Resources.

Please contact Brad Farmer ext. 2641 if you have questions regarding purchasing or invoicing.