Monday, August 17, 2009

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  Listen to “Open Line” on OSU radio Thursday!
Ryan Hawkinberry
Joe Watts

Columbus State will be featured on WOSU/ 820AM on “Open Line” the call-in show starting at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 20. The show will focus on students who have come back to college for retraining in new careers, including Joe Watts, a former electrician who is now studying nursing, and Ryan Hawkinberry, a former GM autoworker who is enrolled in the Chef Apprenticeship program. You can listen live here.wosu logo




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Staff Advisory Council begins new year with forum The 2009-2010 Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is ready to begin a new year of service to the staff of Columbus State. SAC exists to help staff members address their needs and concerns, as well as provide professional development opportunities.

The council will host a brown-bag lunch session on Tuesday, August 25, at noon in the ERC Multimedia Room to get staff members’ ideas for the council’s 2009-2010 goals.

Please plan to attend the brown bag or email SAC at before August 25 and let them know the top three issues on your mind.

Additionally, if you would be interested in volunteering during the year for any of the projects SAC organizes; please put “Volunteer” in the subject line. Project ideas include such things as planning the Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education January Conference at Columbus State, assisting with the Campus Wellness Path Initiative, and helping implement the new Kudos Program.



poster imageJoin Student Activities and Athletics to Move It! Come out to the courtyard by the Christopher Columbus statue on Wednesday, September 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to “Move it and Lose It” with the students. Employees are invited to participate in the Campus Challenge Course and other activities, designed by the Student Wellness Initiative. The more, the merrier!




Aviation class hosts industry members at round table In the Summer Quarter Human Factors in Aviation (AMT 290) class, Assistant Professor Jeff Gruber recently invited industry professionals in aviation maintenance to join in a roundtable discussion with his graduating students.

The students had the opportunity to ask questions and have an open dialogue with the professionals about what to expect in the upcoming weeks after graduation, as they start their careers in aviation.

Gruber has been offering this opportunity to his students for two years, when the class was initiated. At the roundtable the students had the opportunity to talk with Dave Wende, a Winter Quarter 2009 graduate and aircraft mechanic for Shuttle America (division of Republic Airline); Curt Hiser, director of Aviation for Wolfe Industries; Greg Casagrande, chief pilot of Chopper 10 (WBNS); and Kevin Tyree and Larry Krasniewski of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Lloyd to lecture on composer William Grant Still photo of Grant StillThomas Lloyd, director of the Columbus State Concert Band, will present a seminar on the life and music of African-American composer William Grant Still on Friday, August 21, at the Lakeside Ohio Chautauqua.

The seminar is part of Lakeside’s theme week on “American Writers and Composers.”

Lakeside began in 1873 as a Methodist tent camp and has been in continuous operation as a summer Chautauqua community for 135 years. During the 10-week Chautauqua season, programming is offered in the areas of education, religion, arts and entertainment, and recreation. The education office coordinates 200 seminars arranged by themes each summer.

During the past spring term Lloyd hosted a program on the music of William Grant Still featuring the Columbus State Concert Band with the composer's daughter, Judith Anne Still, as guest artist.