Monday, April 5, 2010

Lloyd attends conference to preview new performance

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At the conference in Reno, Nev., composer Andrew Boysen, Jr., graphic artist Erik Evensen, and Thomas Lloyd get together for a photo.

Columbus State Concert Band Director Thomas Lloyd recently attended the Western Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association at the University of Nevada-Reno.

Columbus State was part of a consortium of 24 schools who commissioned composer Andrew Boysen, Jr. to compose a new piece for band. The work, "Twilight of the Gods," was given its first performance at the conference and the Columbus State Concert Band will give the Ohio premiere on November 30, 2010.

A movie created by graphic artist Erik Evensen is shown while the band performs. The mythological story which combines striking visual images and exciting music thrilled the crowd in Reno and is sure to be memorable for the Nestor Hall audience this fall.




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April is Financial Literacy Month
Attend a Financial Wellness session called “Build a Strong Credit History” offered by MidState Educators Credit Union on Thursday, April 8 from 12-1 p.m. in WD Room 302. You can also receive points for the Wellness Incentive Program. Please RSVP by contacting Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator at ext. 3989.

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Winners of last two Wellness Challenges announced
logoIn the most recent Wellness Challenge, which ran from January 11 – March 7, participants worked hard during the worst part of the winter to stay fit. The team results are as follows:

First Place: Amy Burns, April Alexander, Lou Ann Carman, Stephanie Demers, Marlene Jablonka, Jason Love, Terri Miller Linda Shinn, Molly Sznati, Steven Zelenka

Second Place: Debbie Pond, Lee Blyth, Gene Burleson, Norm Clevenger, John DiCecco, Shane Kirby, Lisa Reider, Lori Rich, Gene Strickland, William Wolfe

Third Place: Sherita Golden, Tonya Anderson-Russell, Anthony Belleau, Charles Braithwaite, Valentine Cabell, Curtis Darling, Brian Dean, Karen Riley, Robert Smith, Michael Walsdorf

Wellness Challenge VI ran from October 19 - December 6 and the winners of that Challenge were:

First Place: Kris Ramsey, Greg Goodhart, Jessica Lickeri, Phil Maclean, Julia Shew

Second Place: Misty Singer-Mahefky, Denise Flowers, Diane Jones, Liz Wyles-Smith, Ben Williams

Third Place: Debbie Pond, Shane Kirby, Lori Rich, Lisa Reider, William Wolfe

Now that spring weather is here and you have no excuses, sign up for Wellness Challenge VIII! It’s starting on April 19 and will run through June 6. Contact Nichole Bowman-Glover for more information, or to sign up.

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YWCA to host “New to You” party
artLooking for an inexpensive way to refresh your wardrobe for the new fashion season while tackling that spring cleaning? The YWCA has the solution to your style dilemma. Rid your closet of any new or gently used accessories you're bored with by donating them to the 4th annual New to You accessory party. You can also attend the event, support the YWCA programs, and find fashion treasures that will re-energize your own closet!

artDrop off your new or gently used handbags, jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves and sunglasses to sell at the party. You can schedule a home or workplace pick-up by calling (614) 627-1246 or drop off your donation at the YWCA front desk anytime.

artThis ultimate girls' night out will be held, Tuesday, May 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the historic YWCA Griswold Building, 65 S. 4th St. Early bird registration is only $25 and available online until May 4, after which ticket price increases to $30. All registrations include appetizers and beverages.

All event proceeds will support local women through My Sister's Fund, which provides emergency, no-interest loans to women in the YWCA Residency Program. This program provides housing for single women over 18 who are formerly homeless and struggling with mental illness, as well as low-income women over 18.

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Got a great big green idea?
You could be Columbus State’s next “greentrepreneur!”

Columbus State Community College is committed to going green and continually seeking new and innovative sustainability ideas to reduce energy consumption, reduce solid waste, reduce air pollution and enhance awareness of the importance of sustainability.

The CSCC Sustainability Committee is currently seeking new proposals for sustainability initiatives.

Submit your proposal by April 30 and if your idea is chosen, the college will dedicate the resources to make it happen.

Creating and submitting a proposal is easy!
Go to and click on “submit a proposal” which will take you to a proposal template. Simply enter your great big green idea and submit it.

How proposals are chosen
The Sustainability Committee will review all proposals and notify the winners by May 30.

Need help?
We’re here to help you develop your idea, estimate pricing, or complete your proposal. Simply contact one of the sustainability committee members listed on the submission form, or attend the upcoming workshop:

Writing Effective Proposals Workshop
Hosted by Brad Farmer, Sustainability Committee member. April 7, 10 a.m., Rhodes Hall room 211.

Proposal deadline: April 30.Submit your proposals online at