Thursday, July 30, 2009


Meet our new web designer Columbus State has hired a design firm to help redesign the Web site, and we want your input.

After a nationwide search, the college has selected Ed Mullen Studios as its primary Web designer. Owner Ed Mullen will be on campus August 5 to learn about Columbus State, get ideas and feedback about the site, and determine how to represent the college to the world.

Institutional Advancement will host an open forum with Mullen at noon on Wednesday, August 5, in Nestor Hall Room 218. Please feel free to come by and voice your opinion on the future of

If you can’t make the forum, please e-mail your ideas and feedback to Tony Goins, Web content coordinator.




Financial Wellness meeting to be held August 5 An Ohio Deferred Compensation representative will attend Enrollment Day to answer your questions on Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. This is an opportunity to join or to review your current account. If you have questions, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989.



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Visiting campus in July were international student advisors from seven countries, including: from left, Natalya Kozichuk, Russia; Rosmery Romero, Bolivia; Misty Singer-Mahefkey, Columbus State coordinator of International Enrollment; Hilary Bynoe, St. Lucia; Zhang Guohua, China; Zehra Ratani, Pakistan; Karen Bauer, Saudi Arabia; and Selena Malla, Nepal.

International advisors from seven countries visit Columbus State

In early July, the International Enrollment Services Office, coordinated by Misty Singer-Mahefkey, had the opportunity to host seven EducationUSA Advisors on campus.

EducationUSA is a global network of more than 450 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. They promote United States higher education around the world.

The advisors spent half a day on campus meeting staff and students, touring campus, observing a class, and learning about opportunities at Columbus State for international students coming from abroad. The advisors were from Bolivia, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saint Lucia and Saudi Arabia.




Pilot year of PERFORMs complete Congratulations to the Columbus State community for the successful completion of the pilot year of PERFORMs. All evaluations are in, and salary increases will be received on the July 31 paycheck. “The campus’ commitment to this process was incredible,” said Tim Wagner, vice president of Human Resources.

Now it is time to focus on planning for the 2009-2010 performance year. Below is a schedule of activities that must be completed and will need your attention. office race

  • All Performance Planning Guides need to be completed and submitted to the supervisor for review and finalization by Monday, August 10. The paper version of the planning guide can be found online here

  • Those Planning Guides will be required and used as we begin training on the electronic PERFORMs-COOL system. You must have your planning guide with you for the training. As part of the training, each employee will be required to input information for their individual guide. Please sign up and bring your approved Planning Guide. Dates for training will be available soon.

  • Supervisors will be trained on the electronic process beginning in late August. All supervisors must complete training on the system so they can unlock the electronic Planning Guides for their staff. Look for training dates soon.

  • Training for staff will begin in September and continue through October.

If you have questions about PERFORMs, contact your Human Resources representative at ext. 2408.


Human Performance Center to schedule training for Fall Quarter woman doing situpsThe HPC will begin scheduling personal training for Autumn Quarter on Monday, August 17, starting at 6 a.m.

All scheduling will be done only through Mandi Cecil, HPC coordinator. Scheduling will start at 6 a.m. Monday, August 17, preferably in person at the HPC, lower level, Delaware Hall.

To schedule, you must sign the client/trainer agreement. The HPC cannot accept money for payments. All payments must be made in the Cashier’s Office in Rhodes Hall. Payment methods are cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MC, Discover).

When you schedule, you will receive a statement to take to the Cashier’s Office. The HPC will be able to apply any credits that are due.

You must pay in advance to hold your spot. If your statement has not been paid within two days of scheduling, you will be dropped from the HPC schedule, and you will have to return to reschedule.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mandi Cecil at ext. 2083.

Get SMART with SMART Boards! Calling all SMART people! Please join us for this hands-on journey using various SMART Technology classroom tools that will help you step up your teaching. The seminar is offered on Wednesday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Columbus State is honored to have two of the most innovative and SMART Technology experienced faculty, Cameron Kishel and Brenna Michelis, leading this learning journey. Anyone who is interested in the basic essentials of using SMART Notebook and various SMART Board-related products should attend.

The following topics will be demonstrated:

  • Overview of general hardware and software information.

  • Use of various text, pen, line, shape, and eraser tools.

  • Review of various screen adjustments (full screen, screen shade, magnifier, extend page, dual page mode, grouping and resizing objects)

  • Floating toolbar (adding and removing commonly used features)

  • Hyperlinks, attachments and the gallery feature.

  • Importing pictures and videos (copy and paste, snapshot tool, using flash videos)

  • Exporting Notebook files in various formats (pdf and ppt)

  • SMART Recorder

  • Troubleshooting

Click here to register for the SMART Technology seminar.