Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Quarter enrollment finalizedcampus photoAs of the final census date, January 18, Columbus State’s Winter Quarter enrollment stood at 28,261 students, a 16.57 percent increase over Winter Quarter 2009, and only 48 students less than the Fall Quarter 2009 enrollment.

The total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) number for Winter 2010 is 18,717.27, which represents a 17.45 percent increase over last year.
To see more Winter Quarter 2010 statistics, including distance and off-campus enrollment, go to the Knowledge Resources and Planning Department’s Quick Glance page online.
A more detailed report with department summaries will be coming soon and available on the intranet.

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Cougar men move into No. 3 spot nationallyballThe Cougar men’s basketball team is currently ranked No. 3 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll behind Monroe Community College, NY, and Henry Ford Community College, Mich. The Cougars, 16-2, recently beat Sinclair Community College and Owens Community College, but lost a close game to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 72-68, on Jan. 20. The Cougars next play at home during Spirit Week, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, against Sinclair CC.

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Call for Spring Quarter faculty presentationsThe Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation is calling for Spring Quarter 2010 faculty presentations. Participants will receive a certificate of scholarship signed by their respective academic deans for rank and promotion portfolios and will have the presentation recorded for viewing online. The faculty presentations may be promoted statewide for participation by outside institutions through web-conferencing technology. Faculty interested in submitting proposals for presentations Spring 2010 should complete this proposal form, and/or attend the Discussion Forum, Friday, January 29 from 10-11 a.m. Please send all forms to Leslie King CT129. Register

Seminars offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation:

Effectively teaching with “clickers”
Must-have tools for college educators

Clickers are a highly effective tool that engage and motivate college students. When used successfully, these classroom response systems can boost retention and class interaction. How can you implement clicker technology to engage today's college students? Join us for this 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will learn:

• Easy ways to employ clicker technology to boost student interaction
• Advantages of teaching your college course with clickers
• Tips for integrating clickers into lecture courses and making it work
• The nuts and bolts of using clickers in the college classroom

Presented by Derek Bruff, assistant director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and senior lecturer in mathematics at Vanderbilt.

When: Thursday, February 4 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) - Register

Emergency preparedness training offered Preparation can save lives when employees are trained to understand basic emergency procedures in the workplace. This Emergency Preparedness course will provide you with information about the college policy and procedure in the event of an emergency, how to respond, emergency contact numbers, evacuation procedures, emergency communication systems, safe shelter areas, and workplace emergency kits. The course is free and open to all Columbus State employees. It will be offered:

Tuesday, March 23 - 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. or
Thursday, March 25 - 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Andrew Jarvi, Emergency Management Coordinator, Department of Public Safety. Contact Rosalind Porter, program coordinator of Health and Safety, Human Capacity Development, to register at 287-3860 or email

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Financial Wellness seminar offers help for taxesAttend a financial wellness seminar titled “Less Taxing, More Fulfilling” on Thursday, January 28 from noon–1 p.m. in WD Room 302. The seminar is about smart tax planning for retirement and is aimed at helping individuals prepare for their annual tax return by learning how to understand and identify some common deductions.

You can earn points toward the 2010 Wellness Initiative and the Wellness Challenge by attending this seminar. RSVP by contacting Wellness Coordinator Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989 or email

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Carringer runningCarringer featured in ThisWeek article on runningPaul Carringer, assistant professor in Marketing, is well known in Clintonville for running for office—Clintonville Area Commission and Columbus School Board—but he also runs marathons and ultra-marathons…for fun. Read the story in ThisWeek here.

(Photo by Lorrie Cecil for ThisWeek)



Aviation Maintenance students awarded scholarships

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Receiving scholarships Jan. 12 were: (from left) Marco Balke, Mark Bibbee, James Byington, Curtis Cox, Charles Jenkins, Ed Erwin, and Sean Scott. Not pictured are Ryan Cherwein, Ian Frias, Jacob Julian, Dan Murphy, Josh Neumann, and Sarah Osborne.

During the January meeting of the Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, 13 Columbus State Aviation Maintenance students were awarded Testing Scholarships. The awards ranged from $300 to $825 to help defray the costs of the FAA tests the students take after completing their course work at Columbus State. Students take a total of nine tests to become a FAA Certificated Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics.

Students Marco Balke, Mark Bibbee, James Byington, Ryan Cherwein, Curtis Cox, Ed Erwin, Ian Frias, Charles Jenkins, Jacob Julian, Dan Murphy, Josh Neumann, Sarah Osborne, and Sean Scott each received a scholarship from COPAMA.


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Attend a PERFORMs Mid-Year Discussion Prep Session on WebExAttendees can use their own computers to participate in a WebEx presentation on completing the PERFORMs Mid-Year Discussion. This session is open to administrators and staff and is offered Thursday, January 28, from 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Those interested must register by Wednesday, January 27 at the following link:

The purpose of the Mid-Year Progress Discussion is for both the supervisor and the employee to review the Planning Guide and ensure that every employee is on track to be successful in meeting performance goals and expectations by the end of the performance year. This session will help to prepare both administrators and staff for this important conversation and review how to document it in the COOL system.

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Food news from Auxiliary ServicesgraphicNew Pricing in the DX Cafe
The DX Cafe now offers an even better way to start the morning—and enjoy your lunch break. New breakfast and lunch menus give you more choices to fit your budget. Check out the menus and prices at and click on the DX Cafe & Bistro link.

Need an Event Catered?
Now it's easier than ever to locate the list of approved caterers and peruse their menus to find what you want. Just visit and click on the Catering link. Once you've made your selection, click on "Catering Request Form" and submit your form online.