Monday, March 22, 2010

Graduation grins
Vickie Hunter graduates
Vickie Hunter, administrative assistant in Institutional Advancement, crosses the stage after earning her degree in Business Management at the Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony March 19. Greeting her are, from left, Chairman of the Board Bill Dolan, Interim Provost Mike Snider, Deb Coleman, vice president, Knowledge Resources and Planning, and President Moeller. Dr. Moeller mentioned Vickie in her address as the organizer of Val’s Book Club. More than 400 students earned degrees last Friday, and a very large crowd attended the ceremony in Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center. A gallery of photos from the day is on

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Columbus State "Leading in a Time of Change" at 2010 Chair Conference
group photoColumbus State was represented at the Chair Academy's 19th Annual International Conference for Post-Secondary Leaders, held in Minneapolis, Minn., last week. Mark Querry, Ph.D., Jan Rogers, Ph.D., and Andy Rezin, Ph.D., attended.

Dr. Rezin, chairperson of Automotive and Applied Technologies, serves on The Chair Academy journal, Leadership editorial board.

Dr. Querry, psychologist and program coordinator, Counseling Services, presented a session, "Student Violence Prevention Training in Higher Education," focusing on the increased incidents of aggression on campuses and new strategies and skill sets for faculty, staff and administrators to better manage disruptive situations both in and outside the classroom.

Dr. Jan Rogers, dean of Student Life (and soon to be Dean of the Delaware Campus on April 1), was a recipient of the Academy's 2010 International Exemplary Leader Award for her work developing a connective bridge between student services and faculty and staff in creating a collective approach to the proactive management of student behavioral issues in the classroom and on campus.

The group also enjoyed a side excursion to the Mall of America.

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Annual Symposium takes place at Bolton Field
The Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Technology hosted the 19th annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 17 and 18 at Bolton Field. Over the two-day event, more than 493 aviation maintenance technicians and students attended recurrent training. For certified mechanics holding the Inspection Authorization designation by the FAA, the training is required for their annual renewal. Participants came from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, California, New Hampshire, and West Virginia. The 30 speakers included Gene Sprang, associate professor, who presented a session entitled “TCM Fuel Injectors.” Participants also had the opportunity to visit 37 vendor displays that were set up in the hanger of the Bolton Field facility.

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kids in collegeSign up for Kids in College 2010
Applications are now available for Kids in College summer camp to be held June 14–25 on the Columbus Campus. Kids in College is a two week program of college-like experiences designed for kids entering the fourth, fifth, or sixth grade in September 2010. The cost of the program is $320 ($300 for Columbus State employees.) A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The application can be found online here or call Claudia Fowler at ext. 5961 for more information or an application.

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head of ChristFour local artists featured in ERC exhibit
The Educational Resources Center (ERC) is pleased to present a new exhibition in the Main Gallery titled "Life in its Essence." One common thread between the four artists exhibiting together at the ERC is their passion for their art, for working, making, and creating. The artists: Bruce Hanners, Vivian Pitman and her mother Barbara Thomas, and Heiderose Forby, met several years ago at the opening of their show at the Linsley Gallery in the Short North. The four artists came together with different perspectives and directions of their art but the essence that binds them together is the pleasure of creating and the beauty of their creations. The exhibition will on display through March in the Main Gallery of the ERC in Columbus Hall.



Above: “Jesus Christ” and, Left, “Which Way Should We Go, Dad?” by artist Vivian Pitman.