Monday, April 26, 2010

Drs. Moeller and SniderIn-Service Salute

President Moeller and Interim Provost Mike Snider are all smiles after a final In-Service Day general session for Dr. Moeller, who is retiring June 30. The President received a bouquet of roses from the In-Service Committee after her speech.





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Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists elects Byrne
Jim Byrne, program coordinator in Radiography, was elected to serve on the board of Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists at the recent conference held in Cincinnati. He previously served as the board’s past president. Also attending the conference were Dr. Terrence Brown, chair of department, Jerry Tyree, clinical coordinator, Mitchi Fletcher, adjunct faculty member, and second-year students from the Radiography program. They heard about radiography program accreditation, trends in hybrid course design and the use of PDAs for clinical applications.

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Minority blood drive to be held May 12
Columbus State and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nestor Hall East Lounge. The blood drive will focus on minority blood donations due to high demand for type O and B blood.
Some facts:

  • Nearly 20 percent of all African Americans have Type B blood, compared to 11 percent of white Americans.

  • Fifty-one percent of African Americans have Type O blood, compared to 45 percent of whites.

  • African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but less than 2 percent of America’s blood donors.

  • The African American population is growing faster than the white population. As that population grows, so does the need for more African Americans to donate blood.

  • Blood type, like eye color, is an inherited trait. Some African Americans have rare blood types that are unique to their ethnic community. Because of that, blood from African American donors may be the only hope some patients have to live.

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dancerTraditional Indian dance workshop to be held
May 7

Columbus State’s Office of Cultural Diversity will host a free performance and workshop on traditional Indian dance with artist Pooja Kumar on Friday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Pooja Kumar is a vibrant and dynamic dancer who has captured the hearts of many in India, the United States and Canada through her performances and fundraisers.

She presents thematic concerts, collaborative presentations, innovative workshops, and lecture demonstrations to enlighten others with the art form of traditional Indian dance called Bharatanatyam.

Bharatanatyam, which means “expression, music and rhythm,” is a traditional dance form known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world.

For more information about the workshop, contact Kim Brazwell at ext. 2426.

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President Moeller receives lifetime achievement award
group shotAt the annual Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., April 8-10, President Moeller was presented with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of work with the two-year college honor society.Joining her for the presentation were, from left: David Kerr; Tywan Banks, chapter advisor; Dr. Charlie Gallucci, chapter advisor; Princeda Gray, Mark Salerno; Scott Lampert; Ryan Young; Dr. Moeller; Jim Robertson; Dr. Kathy Fernandez, chapter advisor; Cynthia Adkins; and Connie Myers-Kerr.



Say twice as much for half as much
logoYou can take half off all greeting cards in the Columbus State Bookstore through May 22. Also at the Bookstore: $5 tees and $10 sweatshirts for three days only! Get great savings on select Columbus State tees and sweatshirts April 28-30 at the Bookstore. Stop by early for the best selection No additional discounts apply. The sale price is on select items only.


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Bike to Work Challenge Is Back!
Cougar and bikelogoLast year Columbus State won its division in the Bike to Work Challenge! Will you help us defend our title? Sign up today here, and meet and learn from fellow Columbus State bike commuters at an informal brown-bag gathering on May 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in Rhodes Hall 114.

The Bike to Work Challenge is a friendly competition among employer-based teams to achieve the highest “mode share” by bicycle over 11 days from May 10-20. Mode share, according to the Challenge rules is “the number of bicycle trips your team members make relative to the total possible number of bicycle trips your organization’s employees could make if 100 percent of them rode their bikes for 100 percent of their work commutes. All commutes between your workplace and your home in which a bicycle is ridden at least part of the way count toward the Challenge.”

So any part of your work day where you substitute pedaling for driving counts toward the challenge. By participating you can also earn Wellness Challenge and Wellness Incentive points. Sign up then join the Columbus State team here!

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