Thursday, October 28, 2010


Missed In-Service?
You can view President Harrison’s keynote speech online in its entirety here: And you can read more about campus reaction to the In-Service Day keynote speech in the Columbus Dispatch today!




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NISOD provides opportunities for professional development
Numerous resources are available for faculty and staff employees through Columbus State’s membership in The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Upcoming opportunities and new resources include:

Webinar: “A Change for Good: Using Student Engagement Techniques to Transform Student Success” (Register)

Publication:Reflection: An Adjunct’s Experience,” by Angela Alejandro, Adjunct Instructor in Psychology, at Hill College, (TX)

Publication:Raising the Bar on Completion”, by Diane Troyer,
Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Submit Proposal:  33rd Annual Conference on Teaching &
Learning Excellence
(May 29-June 1, 2011).

For more information about NISOD, contact Rich James or visit
and go to the “News” sidebar!

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Good Deeds Come in Small Packages
Discovery District toiletry drive to help homeless shelters
graphicIn a community partnership with Faith Mission, Friends of the Homeless and the Engagement Center at Maryhaven, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) has launched a toiletry drive that runs through November 19.

“The downtown shelters anticipate record numbers of homeless this year and winter is right around the corner,” said Lisa Defendiefer, Downtown Safety Coordinator for Capital Crossroad SID. “Providing toiletries will go a long way to help the shelters meet at least some of the basic needs of every client they serve.”

Please gather up your new, unopened toiletries, as well as other personal hygiene items like soap, shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, shaving cream, disposable razors, combs, socks, underwear or feminine hygiene products and drop them off at the SID office, 23 N. Fourth Street.

If that isn’t convenient, there are drop boxes located at the Capitol Square office building, Seneca Apartments, Tiano and Associates, Bricker and Eckler, One Columbus, State Auto, Ohio Education Association, Catholic Foundation, Ruggery Building, Midland Building, LeVeque Tower, Department of Insurance, Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Huntington Bank Building, and Columbus Chamber.  The toiletry drive runs through November 19 so feel free to replenish the bins as often as possible. Good deeds really do come in small packages.

Delaware Campus Moeller Hall wins ABC Award
Moeller hall

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – Central Ohio Chapter (ABC) recently announced the winners in its 2010 Excellence in Construction Awards which recognize outstanding projects built by members. Columbus State’s new academic center on the Delaware Campus, Moeller Hall, was named top commercial building in the $10-$25 million category.

The top projects, the Eagle Awards, were announced at ABC’s 2010 Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 21. Central Ohio Chapter members were eligible to enter any project the firm had completed regardless of location. The Eagle Award winners are now eligible to participate in the National Awards Program.

The contractor for Moeller Hall was Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc., and the design firm was Philip Markwood Architects. You can read more about the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards at

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PERFORMs Planning Guides to be completed tomorrow
PERFORMs Supervisor Planning Guides are due to be marked complete by Friday, October 29.

If you need assistance please refer to the information on the PERFORMs webpage  or contact your Human Resources Representative at 287-2408.

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