Thursday, July 9, 2009

Governor appoints new Trustee to Columbus State Board Governor Strickland has appointed Dianne Radigan to the Columbus State Board of Trustees for a term of six years beginning in July.

Radigan is director of community relations for Cardinal Health. Under her leadership, Cardinal Health has refocused its philanthropic efforts around three pillars: 1) enhancing healthcare effectiveness; 2) building healthy and vibrant communities; and 3) connecting the company’s employees to their communities.

Radigan previously served as chief operating officer of Children’s Hunger Alliance, an Ohio anti-hunger organization that provides food and educational programming to improve child health. She has also served as food and nutrition specialist for the University of Missouri and as a consultant to the Ohio Department of Education, hospitals and physicians.

Radigan earned a master’s degree in nutrition from Michigan State University and is a registered dietitian.

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Self-taught web developer’s work gets noticed

Greg Phillips
Greg Phillips

Ten years after graduating from CCAD in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in advertising, Greg Phillips taught himself the basics of HTML and started designing Web pages in the ERC, where he worked doing desktop publishing.

His work started getting noticed, and he was “kidnapped” from the library by the late Miki Colasante, director of Information Services, to work on the earlier stages of the college’s Web site.

“Greg has been behind the scenes for years creating remarkable Web imagery for the college,” said Shawn Ferguson, supervisor in the Data Center, in his nomination for Phillips as Staff Employee of the Month.

“For years, the Web site was managed mostly by Greg, and he still continues to put his signature style on the pages,” added Ferguson.

Phillips was given the July Staff Employee of the Month award in a ceremony July 8, attended by his numerous supporters.

“Greg is not only talented but extremely conscientious and hardworking. He taught me everything I know about the Web,” said Tony Goins, Web content coordinator in Institutional Advancement.

“Greg’s role has changed in that he ho longer maintains the entire Web site—he now creates custom interfaces for the Data Center’s projects, such as Capital Equipment Request for Campus, the new Nursing Application System and countless others,” said Ferguson. “He continues to provide high-class, top-notch interfaces that we are proud to display as CSCC applications. When others see his work, it both inspires them and also makes them want to work harder to match the level of quality and professionalism that Greg puts in all his projects!”

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Staff members attend annual OSCHE conference

OSCHE attendees
Pictured from left are new OSCHE officers: Shavonne Morain, Parlimentarian (OSU), Joanna Stoltfuz, Vice President (OU), Tami Smith, Treasurer (Wright State), Ken Collins, President (LCCC), and Susan Thomas, Executive Secretary (CSCC). Not pictured is Mandy Gollhofer who will serve as Ex-Officio (CSCC).

Susan Thomas and Mandy Gollhofer attended the annual Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education (OSCHE) summer conference hosted by Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Topics of discussion were the Ohio budget and how it is impacting Ohio’s colleges and universities. Sustainability was discussed, with Sinclair showing how their college is recycling used cooking oil from the cafeteria to make biodiesel fuel to operate their maintenance equipment. Sinclair has not purchased diesel fuel in a year and a half. In the elections of executive officers, Susan Thomas was elected executive secretary for OSCHE.




ERC to host Lincoln exhibit in 2013

Lincoln with family
The Lincoln Family in 1861, Library of Congress

Columbus State’s Educational Resource Center (ERC) is one of only 25 libraries selected to participate in the upcoming tour of “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The exhibition and tour have been developed by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The exhibition will tour from August 2009 through August 2013, with Columbus State offering the exhibit in June 2013 in the newly renovated ERC. The grant of $2,500 covers local program expenses; NEH will also fund shipping and insurance, as well as printed materials and banners.

Columbus State will collaborate with the King-Lincoln District and Shiloh Baptist Church in delivering the program. The College’s Humanities faculty will make scholarly presentations related to the exhibit theme, required of all selected libraries.

young girl in planeFly with the Young Eagles! The Young Eagles will hold a flight rally on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bolton Field Terminal, which is located at 2000 Norton Road. Free airplane rides will be given to all children between the ages of 8 and 18. Please visit the Young Eagles Web site for more information.




Matrix to offer free stress workshopsAddress Your Stress is a group therapeutic approach designed to increase the understanding of how one can regain control where stress has attempted to take over.

With stress and anxiety being so pervasive in our society, it is imperative that individuals take some level of action to reduce the antecedents of stress and equip themselves with the necessary tools to control their responses to stress. While it is unrealistic to assume that one can ever fully eliminate stress, the goal of this five-session group is to provide individuals with the necessary skills to better cope with their environment.

The group will meet at Matrix office headquarters at 2 Easton Oval, Suite 450, Columbus, 43209, from 6:30–8 p.m. for five consecutive Mondays, July 20–August 17.

The five sessions will include:
Session 1: Introduction and Information (Learning about Stress/Anxiety)
Session 2: Treating Cognitive Anxiety (Controlling Your Thoughts)
Session 3: Treating Somatic Anxiety (Stress and the Physical Body)
Session 4: Treating Behavioral Anxiety (Anxiety through Action)
Session 5: Controlling Your Future

Please contact Jennifer Slate Grischkan at (614) 475-9500 or to register for the group. There is no fee to participate in the group; it is offered to you as part of your Matrix Employee Assistance Program. Participation in the group will not count toward your free sessions. The group is limited to 10 individuals.

photo of artworkERC hosts multimedia exhibit through July 30 The Educational Resources Center is pleased to present a new exhibit by artist Jeff Gondek. Gondek comments on his work: “Channeling multiple perspectives, I try to combine cliché and esoteric, representational and abstract, form and void, solid and ephemeral, artificial versus natural, to define my own artistic style. As varied as the global community has become, I feel compelled to use all media available to us and thus consider myself a multimedia artist instead of beholden to any one form. Art should be able to communicate to people and draw them in to deeper conversations. Plus, robots are awesome.”

You can view these works in the Art Gallery North on the Main Level of Columbus Hall through July 30.

Celebration of Teaching & Learning July 17 The Celebration of Teaching & Learning event will be held Friday, July 17, in the Workforce Development Building. Dr. Peggy Maki ( will share the most recent development on the national scoring rubrics coming from Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate scoring rubrics for general education learning outcomes. The title of her keynote is “From a Testing Model to a Value Model.”  

Also: Dr. Val Moeller
will present updates on Quarters to Semesters during the morning session. The new Provost Dr. Judith Scherer will attend. Great time to meet her! Additional break-out sessions will be presented in the afternoon addressing technology, accreditation, information you can reveal to parents, and degree audit information. Breakfast and lunch catered by Vito’s Catering. Plus giveaways (books, massage certificates, Christopher’s certificates) in the WD Ballroom at 3:20 p.m.!

To register or to view the whole schedule, go online to