Monday, September 21, 2009

Zero-Waste Taste works well

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compost cansAn imaginative display of “compost-ables” helped visitors to Taste identify the biodegradable dinnerware they were using, and deposit them into the correct bins to help the event reach it’s “zero waste” goal for 2009.
compost cansVolunteers Mokie Steiskal, Paul Boaz and Elissa Schneider distribute a stack of aprons for volunteers as Taste the Future gets under way September 15.
Made from scratch
The crew from Made From Scratch poses early in the evening. (Photo by Kate Price)
shark meat
Shark and oysters on ice. (Photo by Kate Price)
Ms. Ashley
India Ashley of Human Capacity surveys the treats. (Photo by Kate Price)
boar head
A wild boar's head beckons. (Photo by Kate Price)
Dairy HeirClaudid Jaquith of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream serves up some tasty desserts. (Photo by Tom Six)
Ken Weaver bandMembers of the Ken Weaver Jazz band entertain. (Photo by Tom Six)
night time pictureA nighttime view of the gala event. (Photo by Tom Six)
the Cougar
What Columbus State event would be complete without Clawdette? (Photo by Kate Price)
sunny photoThe weather cooperated to give us a beautiful evening, perfect for showing off Columbus State's campus.
(Photo by Kate Price)
two ladies with cakeJaneth Anastacio (L), and Fatemeh Tajik (R), of Nanak Bakery and More pose with some of their creations. (Photo by Tom Six)


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Don’t forget to schedule training HR has a reminder to all full-time, non-bargaining-unit staff to please register for the required COOL Performance Management System Training session by going to the Employee Training Registration site at:

Be sure to choose one of the sessions scheduled for your department or division. When you attend this session you will need a copy of your completed Planning Guide. You can email this to yourself or bring it on a memory stick/thumb drive so you can copy and paste it into the system.

Please contact Mary Francis McLaughlin if you have any questions.

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fitness center
New Fitness Center to open Wednesday
The newly renovated Fitness Center will open Wednesday, September 23. If you wish to use the locker room, email Heather Borland with your name and Cougar ID number. Your Cougar ID card will allow you entrance into the locker room. If you want to rent a locker, please pay in the Cashier’s Office and bring your receipt to the fitness staff.


bride photo
Strickland’s winning photograph, “Bride in Water.”

Strickland wins awards for photographGene Strickland, instructor and coordinator in Digital Photography, has been awarded showcase status in the Professional Photographers of America 2009 International Print Competition. Strickland’s image "Bride in Water" will be published by Marathon Press in January 2010 titled The Professional Photographers of America 2009 Showcase Collection.

Strickland entered a professional print competition earlier in the year sponsored by the Professional Photographers of Ohio and earned a blue ribbon for one of his entries, qualifying him to enter the International Print Competition, which was held in Atlanta in June.

“I routinely enter photography contests to force myself to stay current with today's digital photography trends and to align myself with key industry people and companies to seek support, internships and recognition for our program,” Strickland said.




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Adjunct to receive Cameo of Caring award Madeline Bumgarner, RN, BSN, an adjunct in Nursing, will receive a 2009 Cameo of Caring for her work at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

Since 2004, the College of Nursing has recognized outstanding nurses at the annual Cameos of Caring awards gala, celebrating excellence in nursing care in Central Ohio’s health care facilities.

Last year, approximately 500 people attended the black-tie optional event, representing virtually all major health care agencies in Central Ohio. Twenty-eight awardees were recognized for their excellence in nursing practice and advanced nursing practice. The principal sponsor for the Cameos of Caring program is The Ohio State University Medical Center. The 2009 gala is scheduled for October 3 at 6 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Business Programs to hold Open House September 22 The Business Programs will hold their annual Open House event on Tuesday, September 22, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. Students will be able to enter to win an iPod, receive lots of giveaways and prizes, learn about the new Public Administration program, find out about Business Programs internships, meet with faculty advisors, and hear from representatives of four-year colleges who offer transfer programs. If you know of students who are enrolled in Business Programs or interested in a business major at Columbus State, please let them know about the Open House.


graphicRetirement Planning Today” course offered in October If you’re hoping to retire soon, now’s the time to sign up for a course titled: “Retirement Planning Today” at Columbus State, offered through Community Education and Workforce Development.

Retirement Planning Today consists of two 3-hour sessions, offered either Thursdays or Saturdays. It covers life planning, retirement needs, common mistakes, investments, risk management and other topics. The cost is $59, which includes a textbook. Students can request optional one-on-one counseling with the instructor following the course. Register by calling (614) 287-5883.

The course is offered on Saturdays, Oct. 3 and 10, from 9 a.m.–noon, and Thursdays, Oct. 8 and 15, from 6:30–9:30 p.m.


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Sustainability Committee shares interesting link

Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman

As we discuss ways to reduce, reuse and recycle on our campus, we are reminded that our opportunity to positively impact the environment doesn't stop there.

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk: Video


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Volunteers still needed for Autumn Quarter Welcome Team! Contact Barbara Allen to sign up to help students find their classes, check schedules, point out parking, and much, much more at the quarterly Welcome Team event, Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24 on the plaza by the statue. It’s appearing that we will again have record enrollment, and your help is crucial!

Leeman to exhibit work in Virginia Stacey Leeman, adjunct instructor in the Humanities, will have her work exhibited in the upcoming 1st Annual Little Washington Miniatures Painting Exhibition at the Ice House Gallery in Washington, Va. The exhibition will open on October 2.