Thursday, April 1, 2010

photo graphicSession on electronic teaching tools from ITDL
“Teaching with the New Electronic Tools: No Versions. No Walls. No Halls. No Problem!” is back by popular demand. No longer does learning have to stop at the door. Instruction has evolved, and so have the tools and channels. Attend this half-day session with Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning to get a hands-on look at how you can take the tools we have to create you own "brand" of instruction. The session will be offered on Friday, April 9 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.). Register A snack will be provided during this event.


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All campus computers to join Active Directory Domain
Beginning the week of April 5 Columbus State’s Information Technology Department will take another step in the implementation of the Microsoft Active Directory user authentication database. This next step is to “join” campus computers to the Active Directory Domain.

This process will begin automatically at login and will take 5-20 minutes per machine to complete. You will need to be present at the computer during the process to enter your login credentials when prompted to do so. During this period of time you will not be able to use the computer for other functions.

The work will begin April 5 with computers located in Union Hall. IT will work through each building with a phased approach to completing the campus. Each subsequent building/floor will be given several days notice before the process begins in that building.

The Active Directory joining process presents a series of messages that will indicate the system progress on the computer. Any time you are presented with a login prompt you will need to enter your login information as you normally would.

IT will be standing by to provide assistance with any computer challenges that occur during this process. If you have questions, contact the Columbus State Help Desk at ext 5050.

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Some inconvenience on Cleveland Ave.
On Tuesday, construction began on Cleveland Avenue for storm sewer improvements, and it is being reduced to one lane of two-way traffic with flaggers between Mt. Vernon Avenue and Spring Street. This restriction will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until mid-April, weather permitting. The work is being done by the City of Columbus.

Auto Tech scheduling fixes
graphicThe Automotive Technology Lab will be scheduling lab work for the AUTO 300 - Shop Experience class. If your car is 10 years old or newer, and has a problem that does not require major engine or transmission work, or a problem that has a labor time of 4.5 hours or more, then the shop experience class may be able to help.

For more information, please email Dave Hill at Please note that there are a very limited number of appointments available and there is a $10 lab fee for work performed. No phone calls please.

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Employees complete CPR training
Congratulations to the following employees who completed the Adult CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training session March 23 under the direction of Norman Jones, teaching assistant and adjunct faculty member in Nursing.

Shawn M. Ferguson
Amanda K. Llewellyn
Amanda D. Nawrocki
Valerie J. Powers

Deborah Robinson
Michael Wilson
Tewodros B. Zeleke

The next training session will be held Wednesday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. To sign up, contact Rosalind Porter at ext. 3860 or

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Reminder: Call for Presentations at Spring In-Service due Friday
College employees are invited to submit presentation proposals for the 2010 Spring In-Service Day, Friday, April 23.

This In-Service will focus on practices, programs, and policies that reflect the college’s ongoing commitment to student retention.

To submit a presentation proposal, please complete the proposal form and return it by email to All submissions will be reviewed by the In-Service Group, and priority will be given to presentations that are directly relevant to the theme. The deadline for proposal submissions is noon on Friday, April 2.

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Don’t forget to walk!
The Human Performance Center is offering walking groups again, which depart from the front of WD at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spring has sprung and now is the time to get outside and get moving!

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Staff input is needed
Staff Advisory Council invites all staff to attend our next Council meeting on Thursday April 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Franklin Room 118. Council will be discussing a proposal for a Succession Planning Model for Columbus State staff. Succession Planning involves the following:

  • A process to identify professional development opportunities at Columbus State.

  • Identification of core competencies for supervisory, managerial and administrative positions.

  • Training to assist staff members with the development of the core competencies needed to meet the qualifications and apply for the supervisory, managerial and administrative positions.

We would like thoughts, input and assistance from all staff members in the drafting of this model to propose to Human Resources for review and consideration.

RSVP to by Tuesday, April 6, to ensure we have seating for everyone. Get involved! You could make a difference for Columbus State staff.