Monday, February 1, 2010
Lenore and David
Emeriti extraordinaire!

Lenore Schneiderman
and David Hockenbery were awarded Emeritus status at the Board of Trustees meeting January 28. Both retired in 2009 after long careers at CTI and Columbus State, Schneiderman as Chair of the MH/CD/MR, Early Childhood Development and Interpreting/ASL Education programs; Hockenbery as Dean of Arts and Sciences and faculty in Humanities.

Fantastic Fridays funded kids in the labFantastic Fridays, a science program for middle school students hosted by the Biological and Physical Sciences Departments, has received a $10,000 grant for their work from the McGraw-Hill Companies. The award letter stated that “by having middle school students work in a laboratory, we are exposing them to real life science and fostering a deeper interest in all aspects of education.” In the Fantastic Fridays program, middle school students come to campus and participate in two or three science labs such as chemistry, anatomy, and microbiology, and have lunch in the cafeteria, just like college students. It gives the students a taste of college classes and the campus atmosphere.



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Read-In Chain to be held Thursdayphoto of readingColumbus State will add voices to a "Chain of Readers" across America at the 21st National Read-In Chain event, to be held Thursday, February 4, from 12:30–2 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. The English Department will host this event in celebration of Black History Month.

The Read-In Chain encourages literacy for all ages. Students, staff, faculty, and members of the community are all invited to attend and/or read original or published writings that highlight the African-American experience. As special guests, Indianola Informal Elementary fifth grade students will read their original poetry.

If you or any of your students would like to participate in the Read-In Chain, please email with your name and title of the reading by February 1 (today).

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Communication Dept. to host workshop FridayPlease join the Communication Department at Columbus State on Friday, Feb. 5, for a Celebrating Diversity Workshop. Presentations will include: "Communication Strategies for Teaching Communication Skills to Promote International Students' Success" with Tara Narcross, Ph.D., and "Celebrating the Diversity of Students at CSCC" with Steven Weaver, CSCC student and manager of Toys R Us.

The workshop will be held Friday, Feb. 5, from 1–2:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall Room 010. Pizza and soda will be included in the program. RSVP to Rita Bova so they can order food. Communication Department adjunct faculty will be paid. A meeting of the fulltime faculty only will follow at 3:00 p.m.



Volunteers needed for Central District Science DaygraphicColumbus State will host the Ohio Academy of Sciences Central District Science Day on Saturday, March 20. Approximately 500 students from local area middle and high schools will present their science projects in hopes of advancing to the state competition in May. Volunteers are needed to judge these projects and to assist in the smooth operation of the activities.

Judges will be needed from 8 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. If you have never judged before, don’t worry. An orientation session will help you. All judging is done in pairs, and any inexperienced judge will be paired with an experienced judge to help you along.

Other volunteers are needed to help students find their display sites, help with registration, tally the scores, collect score cards, and monitor the area to maintain order and security. There is a volunteer job for everyone, regardless of science training.

This is an excellent community service opportunity, so come and make it a success.

If you would like more information about this event or if you want to volunteer as a judge or in any other capacity, please contact John Blaha in NH 4114, at ext. 5930, or email


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How do Columbus State projects and committees support college goals?And just what are these college projects? Go to the Integrated Planning and Enrollment Management (IPEM) web site at http://intranet/ipem/2initiatives.shtml and find out! (This site is on the intranet and cannot be accessed off campus.)

Knowledge Resources and Planning (KRP) has posted the Project Charters and Action Plans for most of the approved and funded college projects. These two documents for each project will give you a good overview of what the project is intended to accomplish, along with the details of how the work will be completed.

Each project is listed under the college goal that it most supports. In order to view the projects, click on one of the college goals and click on the project you wish to see.

KRP is also looking at ways it can solicit additional examples of work on campus that support the college goals. Please contact Brian Seeger at, or ext. 2663, if you have any questions or suggestions.

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Theatre Columbus State stages Winter Quarter productionTheatre Columbus State will present “The Brothers Menaechmus” by Plautus, directed by Dr. D. Michael Ehret, March 3–6 at 8 p.m. and with a special matinee at 3 p.m. on March 4. The play is free and open to the public.

One of the better known comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus, “The Brothers Menaechmus,” also called “The Menaechmi” or “The Twin Brothers,” is about beloved twin boys separated at age seven when one of them, Menaechmus, gets lost in a crowd. To ease their loss, the grieving parents rename the remaining brother Menaechmus, and he grows up and goes in search of his lost twin. Unbeknownst to the identical Menaechmi, they end up in the same town, where the unexpected fun begins, as one is mistaken for the other in one situation after another. For more information, call Nancy Kephart at ext. 2534 or email

Think you’d like to get in on the fun next quarter? Auditions will be held for the Spring production, “Love’s Fire,” directed by Frank Barnhart, on Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. For more information on auditions, contact Barnhart at or call (614) 263-9448.