Monday, February 22, 2010

Green energy event tomorrow to promote Ohio environmental jobs
bus photoA national bus tour sponsored by the Alliance for Climate Protection rolls through Columbus State's campus Tuesday morning. Dubbed "Repower Ohio" - the event will highlight some of CSCC's clean energy programs and OTAP (Orientation to the Trade and Apprenticeship Program) offered by the Center for Workforce Development. The "Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now" bus tour is aimed at bringing awareness to new jobs that a clean energy economy will bring, and how those jobs can help rebuild urban communities. The tour began in New Orleans last week and ends in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. It will stop at the WD Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

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EET class builds high efficiency lighting

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The future of Vince Borghese’s (center) class project is so bright, the students have to wear shades!

Students in Vince Borghese’s EET-154 Electronic Fabrication class have built and tested two prototypes of high-efficiency LED overhead lights that use less than half the power of the florescent lamps they are designed to replace.

According to Borghese “Both teams designed 24-inch square overhead lamps that only use 16 watts apiece, or half of what a two-tube florescent fixture draws.”

LED stands for light emitting diode, a solid-state light source that can produce light in pure colors, without the dangerous mercury contained in florescent and compact florescent lamp tubes, according to Borghese. Since they draw less power, they also reduce the amount of mercury and carbon dioxide released from burning coal to generate the electrical power.

“The new LED lamps last 50,000 hours, or ten times longer than florescent tubes, which greatly reduces the amount of waste and mercury going to landfills or into the water,” said Borghese. “Also, you only have to get up on the ladder and change the bulbs every 17 years. This is an added advantage if you are afraid of heights!”

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ITDL Seminar: Identifying and Managing Classroom Aggression and Violence
Since the Virginia Tech massacre, colleges are paying much more attention to campus safety issues. Unfortunately, most of their attention has gone to developing campus response procedures-such as notification systems-for when violence strikes.

It is time for an increased focus on preventing violence from occurring in the first place. Faculty members, as front-line campus representatives, play a crucial role in this effort.

Campus aggression rarely erupts "out of the blue." There are warning signs of emerging aggression which can indicate that a student may be planning or preparing for an attack. With training, faculty members can learn to spot these signs, intervene effectively, and notify the proper authorities-before the situation gets out of hand and people get hurt.

This seminar will include case studies and examples of how to manage aggression and prevent violence in the classroom. Participants will also have the opportunity to direct individual questions to our two expert presenters during this live online seminar.

Session Presenters:

Dr. Brian Van Brunt is president-elect of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and the Director of Counseling and Testing at Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Perry C. Francis is an Associate Professor in Eastern Michigan University's Department of Leadership & Counseling and the Coordinator of Counseling for the College of Education Clinical Suite. He is also an authorized Aggression Management trainer for the Center for Aggression Management.

When: Tuesday, February 23 (1:00 - 3:30 p.m.) - Register

Theatre Columbus State stages the comedy Double Bind

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Julie Flynn plays “Loveykins”, left, and Ryan Sommer plays “Clueless Maximus 1” in the Theatre Columbus State production Double Bind, March 3-6.

Full of slapstick comedy and theatricality, Douglass Parker's Double Bind involves twin boys separated at an early age and raised by different parents in different towns. When many years later one brother sets out on a search for his long lost twin, the two unknowingly end up in the same town. The result is a series of comic conflicts fueled by mistaken identity and the fact that both twins have the same name.

Double Bind is a modern translation by Douglass Parker of Plautus's popular Roman farce, The Menaechmus Twins, which served as inspiration for Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.

Performances are Wednesday, March 3 through Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m. in Nestor Auditorium, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Thursday, March 4. Admission is free!


logoFinancial Wellness session offered Thursday
Attend the “Get It Together: Organize Your Financial Records” session offered by MidState Educators Credit Union on Thursday, February 25, from noon to1:00 p.m. in WD Room 302. You will even get points toward your Wellness Incentive program and/or the current Wellness Challenge competition. Please RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover by email or by calling ext. 3989.


National TRiO Day is Wednesday
triologoIn recognition of National TRiO Day, The Diversity, Study Abroad and TRiO Department will host an Open House on Wednesday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall Room 223.

During the Open House, department members will be available to show off the new office space, talk about the TRiO programs and describe how they help students. Refreshments will also be available so stop over to Franklin Hall for a few minutes to visit!