Thursday, August 27, 2009

photo of video shootLook both ways!Interactive Multimedia student Emmanuel Benjamin gives instructor Neal Schmitt a good talking to about “looking both ways” before crossing the “street” on campus Wednesday afternoon. The two were making a YouTube safety video as a Public Service Announcement for a class project in Schmitt’s IMMT Special Topics class in New Media.



Open the volleyball season at home on Friday!
The women’s volleyball team, coached by Scott Nichols, will open their season with the Central Ohio Invitational, where they will play Friday at 2 p.m. in the Delaware Hall gymnasium against College of Southern Maryland. At 6 p.m., Columbus State  plays Community College of Rhode Island. The pre-season polls have the Lady Cougars ranked 13th in the nation!

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Lawyer in Spanish class uncovers translation problems An editorial in Tuesday’s Columbus Dispatch, “Lost in Translation,” describes a case where a public defender, who was taking a Spanish 101 class at Columbus State, realized that the translator in his courtroom was incorrectly translating legal terms into Spanish. The public defender’s complaint may lead to a requirement for formal certification of court foreign-language interpreters.Read the full article here.


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New website assists with strategic planninggraphicHave you been looking for the college “scorecard?” Looking for information concerning integrated planning? What are the college’s strategic goals? What high schools do our new students come from? How about what employers think of our graduates?

These are samples of the questions that can be answered by the new Integrated Planning and Enrollment website. This site, located on the college’s intranet home page, (not accessible off campus) is sponsored by the Knowledge Resources and Planning Office.

While the site is a work in progress, it has been designed to provide data, information and resources to assist departments and divisions with their strategic planning, so take a look. If you have questions about the site, or suggestions, please contact Candy Mason, who is maintaining the site, at ext. 3837 or Brian Seeger at ext. 2663.




Get Jazzy with it!jazz cartoonThe Columbus State Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert on Tuesday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The group, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, is modeled on the classic big bands of the 1930s in size and instrumentation. Several of the popular hits played by the Glenn Miller Band are on the program, including "Little Brown Jug," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," and "Moonlight Serenade." Selections by George Gershwin and Louis Prima are also scheduled. More modern pieces showing the influence of rock and contemporary jazz by composers such as Sammy Nestico and Carl Strommen will round out the program. For more information about the concert or the Jazz Ensemble, contact


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Calling all Volunteers for Taste the FutureA unique culinary showcase experience

volunteers at Taste the FutureCome volunteer at the “most delicious day of the year,” Taste the Future, on Tuesday, September 15. We can’t do it without you! Volunteering for Taste is fun and exciting. To volunteer, download and complete the volunteer form. Check out volunteer opportunities and training dates online.

If you did not attend last year's training, it is mandatory to attend one training session in order to volunteer for this year’s event. You must be 21 years of age to volunteer. Job descriptions and assignments will be distributed at the training session or during packet pickup.

Rather attend the event? Tickets are $100 each and proceeds fund student scholarships and programs at Columbus State so order online today!

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Rescheduled: Financial Wellness workshop
Ohio Deferred Compensation Enrollment Day TODAY A representative from Columbus State’s Deferred Compensation plan will be in the Cafeteria for Enrollment Day today, Thursday, August 27, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is your opportunity to join the program or review your current account with a representative. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.

195 employees earn Wellness Initiative payoutlogoCongratulations to the 195 employees who will receive a payout of up to $300 for the pilot Columbus State Wellness Initiative Program! A total of 300 employees participated in the program in some way; of that 300, 122 employees completed the Biometric Screening, the Personal Health Assessment, and one session of Health Coaching to earn a $150 payout.

Seventy-three employees earned the maximum number of additional points by getting a flu shot, attending wellness seminars and workshops, receiving personal fitness training, and working out on their own. They earned $300 for their efforts.

If you didn’t get a chance to participate or complete the program this year, never fear! The 2009–2010 program begins during Fall Quarter, and you will be able to enroll and earn points for next year’s payout. Watch for enrollment details coming soon. The Columbus State Wellness Initiative’s goal is to get at least 50 percent of Columbus State’s fulltime employees to participate!

Weight Watchers begins next TuesdayThe new session of Weight Watchers will begin Tuesday, September 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in WD 302.  If you are interested in joining or have questions, please contact Lou Ann Carman.