Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring enrollment makes record
studentsAs of the census date on April 12, Columbus State’s Spring Quarter 2010 headcount and FTE (full time equivalent) numbers made another record. The headcount stood at 28,486 paid students compared to the Spring Quarter 2009 headcount of 24,368. This represents a 16.9% increase from a year ago. Total FTE for Spring Quarter 2010 is 18651.85 compared to 15,570.95 FTE from Spring 2009 - a 19.79% increase.

The Spring Quarter headcount also outpaced the Autumn Quarter 2009 census day headcount by 177 students.

The Spring Quarter 2010 Quick Glance comparison data sheet, showing distance and off-campus totals in addition to the College totals, is available at:

A more detailed set of reports with department summaries are also available at: (Intranet pages are not accessible off campus).

If you have any questions about this data, please contact Jim Hamberg at ext. 5643, or

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Staff Advisory Council to head up Operation Feed campaign
logoThe Staff Advisory Council is preparing for the Annual Operation Feed Campaign - with the kickoff at In-Service Day, Friday, April 23 and running through Friday, May 14. Bring your donations on In-Service Day to the table at the Benefits Fair.

Themes this year are:

Week 1: April 23 - April 30- canned pasta meals
Week 2: May 3-7 - peanut butter, tuna
Week 3: May 10 - 14 - canned meats, vegetables, canned fruits, canned soups

This year's goal is to raise 4, 000 meals for the MidOhio Foodbank. We can do this with your support.

Departments interested in participating contact Betty Richardson in I. T. Support (ERC - lower level) for a food collection box.

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New student group debuts on Earth Day
logoStudents for Sustainability is excited to make its first appearance on campus on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 in the Nestor Hall East Lounge. The group will hold a prize drawing for tickets to see the new movie “Oceans” which will be released in theaters on Earth Day! Come by and join in the fun, learn something new, and get involved! Join Students for Sustainability on Earth Day and learn why being sustainable is much more than just living “green.”


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Upcoming seminars from ITDL:
“Academic Integrity: Building A Program to Combat Student Academic Fraud” Webinar
According to a Duke University survey, 75% of students admitted to cheating and 90% admitted to copying someone's paper. What does this mean for the integrity of a college degree now and in the future?

This webinar focuses on simple steps and modest goals and helps participants launch an academic integrity initiative on campus despite resource issues or organizational resistance.

When: Wednesday, April 28 (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.) - Register
Where: CT 107

“From Lecture Capture to Content Capture: Moving Beyond the Traditional Approach”

Get creative and go beyond the traditional use of lecture capture. Attend this webinar to learn how Eric Coffman from West Virginia University and David Wicks from Seattle Pacific University are using lecture capture technology, Camtasia Relay to turn classroom discussions into on-demand teaching aids; move from traditional classroom recordings to the creation of 'hybrid courses'-where some lectures are pre-recorded and shared; and empower students, colleagues and customers by providing the information they need, when they need it. Discover new, innovative ways you can incorporate lecture capture into your curriculum.

When: Wednesday April 28 (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: CT 106

“Managing the Adjunct Pool for Consistent Learning Outcomes”
As the use of adjunct faculty continues to grow, administrators are searching for management tools that will help them ensure the quality and consistency of their part-time instructors.

Join two experienced department leaders, Dr. Cynthia Tweedell and Dr. George Howell, for a 75-minute session that examines their tried-and-true system for overseeing a large adjunct faculty pool.

When: Thursday, April 29 (1:00 - 2:15 p.m.) - Register
Where: CT 107

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Summer is around the corner! Is your team up for the challenge?
logoThe Wellness Initiative Body Challenge VIII will begin April 26, and run through June 6, so now is the time to enter your team to win! The Wellness Challenge is designed to set wellness goals and motivate you to get fit and healthy. Here’s how to enter:

  • Interested employees should select 10 people, with one person designated as a Captain to coordinate efforts for their group. Captains will collect all contact information for their team members and will be the point person for communication throughout the Challenge. All teams should have a name.

  • The competition works on a point system. For every hour of activity, you will earn wellness points (physical activities, wellness seminars, wellness classes, support groups, walking, etc.) Tracking sheets and step log sheets will be distributed to Team Captains.

  • Teams will submit totals for Mid-Way Check-In to evaluate Team standings.

  • Further direction will be given once you are entered into the Challenge.All Team members and captains must adhere to the guidelines, tracking and logging of activities. All participants are required to track and trun in information by the deadlines. All recorded information will be submitted to the Wellness Advisory Committee at the end of the competition. Non-adherence will result in team elimination.

  • Points will be given for Wellness Fair activities.

  • The Top Team will receive a prize. Everyone will be recognized

If you are interested, Co-Captains should contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, ext. 3989 or email by Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m..

Don’t miss the annual Wellness Fair
The Wellness Fair will again be part of In-Service Day on Friday, April 23 in the Nestor Hall lounge and the lower level from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. There will be 30 vendors, prizes, massages, biometric screenings for the Wellness Incentive Program from 8 a.m. through noon ( sign up for these through Web MD). Also: Salsa, line dancing, Zumba and meditation demonstrations and a raffle prize drawing at 1:45 p.m.!

Come to the Fair to get valuable wellness information and points for the Wellness Incentive Program and the Wellness Challenge VIII . For more information please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.

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Show more spirit, keep more cash!
Stop by the Columbus State Bookstore to save up to 50% on select Columbus State branded gifts, supplies and apparel. No additional discounts apply. Sale dates April 19-May 1.

Recycle for Earth Day and get a great price
Bring in an old t-shirt to donate and get a new t-shirt for just $6 at the Bookstore! Also, save 40% on all Roaring Springs Environotes recycled notebooks on April 22 only!

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