Monday, July 6, 2009

book coverVal’s Book Club to read “Kitchen Table Wisdom” The Summer Quarter book club led by President Moeller will read the book “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” by Rachel Naomi Remen.

“Dr. Remen is a pioneer in training physicians in relationship-centered care and has been in the private practice of psycho-oncology for the past 20 years. A former faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, she is also cofounder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, Calif. She is currently clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.

“Remen has a unique perspective on healing rooted in her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness. In a deeply moving and down-to-earth collection of true stories, this prominent physician shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives.”

The club will meet on Thursday, August 27, at noon to discuss the book. The first 25 to respond to with the subject line “Val’s Book Club” will receive a free copy of the book and be enrolled in the book club.

A new view for you Delaware building
Academic Center E at the new campus in Delaware County is looking more complete from the exterior this summer, as seen in this recent photo from Glenn Smith, supervisor of Facilities Planning. The photo was taken looking north at the vast expanse of glass that appears as a mosaic on the south side of the academic center. Completion of the facility is scheduled for next summer, and the first classes will be held Autumn Quarter 2010.


Jazz in July happens Thursday! Yumbambeefyi jazzDon’t miss the annual Jazz in July event on Thursday, July 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. out on the courtyard. Featured artists are FYI Quintet and Yumbambee. Join the Office of Student Activities and Athletics for great music, food and fun this week!


Islamic finance subject of July 16 panelThe Social Sciences Department and the Diversity, Study Abroad and TRiO Programs Department invite you to a panel discussion on Islamic Finance, Thursday, July 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. in WD Room 409.

Columbus State will welcome Aijaz Hussain, national sales manager for Guidance Residential LLC, and Monem Salam, director of Islamic investing and deputy portfolio manager for Saturna Capital and investment advisor to Amana Mutual Funds Trust. The panelists will discuss the history of Islamic banking, the role of interest, how money moves under the Islamic financial system, and answer questions and inquiries from the public. Refreshments will be provided by Lavish Café and the Happy Greek.

For more information contact Susan Aly 287-2555 ext. 7514 or Scott Hunt at ext. 5410.


SAC raises thousands for Operation Feed The Staff Advisory Council is proud to announce that the 2009 Operation Feed campaign at Columbus State raised a total of 4,476 meals. SAC also thanks Cecil Williams and John Mosca of the Physical Plant for making five total trips to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to deliver the proceeds. Special thanks also go to David Arnold's Business Management 101 and 111 classes for collecting and donating more than 1,000 meals toward the campaign.


July issue of Matrix Monitor online now magazine coverIn the July issue of The Matrix Monitor, you will find articles about kid’s sports safety, talking about graduate school, explaining psychotherapy, and much more. Read it online here!



The biggest losers are the winners! Congratulations to all of the employees who participated in the Weight Watchers at Work program this Spring Quarter. They lost a total of 259.5 pounds—an awesome accomplishment! Weight Watchers will start again for the next session on Thursday, July 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in WD 302. It is not too late to join. Contact Lou Ann Carman at ext. 2416 for more information.

Learn more about the Copy and Print Shop July 22 What have you copied or had printed, bound or laminated in the last month? Did you use the Columbus State Copy & Print Shop? If not, it’s time you discovered all of the services—and great prices—available right on campus.

The Columbus State Copy & Print Shop will hold an open house on Wednesday, July 22, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Discovery Exchange Bookstore building. There will be guided tours of the facilities, demonstrations, information, samples and refreshments. The first 100 guests receive a free gift, so come early.

Thurber House to hold Literary Picnic Featuring Jennifer Crusie Wednesday

Jennifer Crusie

Making a return visit to help celebrate Thurber House's 25th anniversary is New York Times bestselling author and beloved Ohio native, Jennifer Crusie, at the third Literary Picnic of the season on Wednesday, July 8, on the side lawn of Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave.

Crusie will read from her latest novel, which won't be released until sometime in 2010, Always Kiss Me Goodnight. Cruisie is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty-one novels.

Starting at 5:20 p.m., the Thurber House Young Docents will offer special guided tours of Thurber House. Picnicking will begin at 6:15 p.m., guests can order a delicious catered dinner from Party Panache, or bring their own. You can also bring your own beer and wine, and lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for the reading and dinner and $15 for the reading only. All dinner reservations must be made by 4 p.m. today, July 6. Reading-only tickets are sold in advance and at the door. For more details, or to purchase tickets, call 464-1032 ext. 11 or click here: Buy your tickets online.