Monday, September 28, 2009

Columbus State visits the Little Brown Jug
Following in the Columbus State tradition, the Delaware County Fair experienced record attendance on the college’s sponsorship day.

volunteers in the booth
Vickie Hunter, Institutional Advancement, and Jan Crozier, Admissions, give out prizes to visitors of the Delaware County Fair – home of the Little Brown Jug – on September 19, the opening day of the fair. Columbus State sponsored Opening Day to raise awareness among Delaware County residents that the new Delaware campus would be opening next year. The theme for prizes was “A Great Degree Closer.” Visitors were able to spin for prizes, pick up giveaways, and enter to win a laptop computer.
Paige Parks
Testing Center Supervisor Michelle Parks’ daughter Paige got in on the fair fun, modeling a giveaway visor promoting the new campus. The bright sun made it the perfect accessory!

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Video online seminar offered Sept. 29, Webinar on Sept. 30The Instructional Technologies/Distance Learning Department will offer “10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design” on Tuesday, September 29, from 1-2 p.m.

In the seminar, Dr. Shibley will discuss key elements of blended learning, including:

• Factors necessary for successful blended courses.
• Which learning activities are best accomplished in a classroom and which online.
• Which courses are the best candidates for blended design.
• How blending contributes to a learner-centered course.
• When and why to choose face-to-face versus online communication.
• How to structure blended courses that meet less often than traditional ones, with better or comparable results.
• Steps involved in redesigning an existing face-to-face course to work as a blended one. Register

woman holding cell phoneWebinar: “I-Phones, BlackBerrys & College Courses: Integrating Mobile Learning”
IDTL will offer this Webinar on Wednesday, September 30, from 1-2 p.m. where you can learn:

• The keys to using I-Phones & Blackberrys for teaching & learning.

• Smart phone research tips & tricks.

• I-Phones, Blackberrys & interactive learning: what you need to know.

• Live question and answer session. Register

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Welcome Back Week begins today photo of choirSeveral activities have been planned welcoming the students back to campus this week, beginning with the Monster College Advantage seminars today at noon and 2 p.m. in the NH Lounge. These seminars teach students how to do financial planning and how to pursue career positions when they graduate.

On Tuesday, September 29, the Intercultural Welcome Reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the WD Ballroom. This event is open to students and employees.

Then on Wednesday, September 30, Welcome Back Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4-5:30 p.m. in the courtyard, with all the traditional games, free food, information booths, and giveaways designed to get students involved in campus life. Stop by the Institutional Advancement booth and enter a raffle for concert tickets, or buy a t-shirt for $1—both to benefit Operation Feed!

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Reminder: Emergency preparedness training offered Sept. 30The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency depends on how prepared you are. Even though each person’s needs are very different, there are steps you can take to create an emergency plan for all types of emergencies, from fires, floods, and power outages to potential terrorist attacks. The Wellness Initiative, Public Safety and CEWD will offer a training session, Wednesday, September 30, from 1-3 p.m. in Delaware Hall 047 to provide you with common sense measures you can take to prepare yourself for any emergency situation. Register to attend by emailing Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator.

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Volunteers are needed for the 2nd Annual Hispanic/Latino Family FestivaldancerIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Columbus State will host the 2nd Annual Hispanic/Latino Family Festival, Saturday, October 3, from noon to 4 p.m. outside in the courtyard. Last year about 300 people stopped by, and the college hopes to make this year’s celebration even bigger. This event is a great opportunity to experience and enjoy Latin music, food and dance. We'll need assistance in directing people traffic, assisting vendors and entertainers, and welcoming event attendees. To sign up as a volunteer for this event, contactKimberly Brazwell at ext. 2426.


SBDC to host annual “Be the Boss” student entrepreneurship conference Oct. 15Columbus State employees are welcome to attend the annual SBDC conference “Be the Boss” to learn how to set up a small business for your retirement or supplement your students’ coursework. The conference will run from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in the WD Conference Center on Thursday, October 15. There is no charge to attend, but you must register by going online

October 3 is Medication Disposal DayOn October 3, OhioHealth and five of its health system’s facilities will host a medication disposal day for the central Ohio and Delaware communities. Keep your family safe, and bring your expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to one of the locations listed, and law enforcement officers will dispose of these medications in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious manner.

Visit for more information including directions.

  • When: Saturday, October 3
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Where: Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Grant Medical Center
    Doctors Hospital
    Grady Memorial Hospital
    Dublin Methodist Hospital