Monday, May 17, 2010

Smiles for scholarships
Dr. Moeller with check
At a reception held in the Lincoln Theatre May 13 in honor of President Moeller’s retirement, The Friends of Dr. M. Valeriana Moeller contributed a total of $40,000 to the Campos-Moeller Scholarship Fund. Presenting the award to Dr. Moeller are, from left,  Chairman of the Columbus State Board of Trustees William Dolan, Rick Sellers, treasurer of the Development Foundation Board of Directors, and Matt Kelly, executive director of the Development Foundation, Inc.


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Insurance Open Enrollment period ends May 21
The Open Enrollment period for health care insurance began on May 4 and will close on Friday, May 21. This is the deadline to elect or change coverage. Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to evaluate your situation and make informed decisions about your health care needs

Each year benefit eligible employees have the opportunity to elect or make changes to the medical, dental and vision benefit plans offered by Columbus State. The election is for the upcoming plan year, July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.

If you wish to enroll yourself or a dependent, or make a change to your enrollment status, now is the time to do so. If you are enrolling your dependent(s) for any plan, additional documentation is required.

NOTE: If you are not making changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage, you do not need to do anything. To continue your FSA, you must complete a new election form. The FSA election expires each plan year.

Columbus State Community College’s health plan will remain with UnitedHealthcare. To view the benefits for plan year 2010–2011, please refer to our website under faculty/staff—employee benefits—benefits—medical—open enrollment. CSCC will continue to offer the Core plan and the HSA Alternate 1 plan.

There are a few modifications to the plans, but the good news is that the contributions for either medical plan, dental, and vision are not changing.

All enrollment or change forms must be returned to Human Resources by May 21.

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Hokey Pokey for Humor
humor workshop photo
Participants at the 26th Annual Humor Workshop form a conga line in the Conference Center Ballroom Friday, May 14. The Workshop theme was The Three R’s: Renewal, Reclaiming, and Resilience. The Humor Workshop benefits the Stephen H. Wilson Scholarship Fund for students in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation programs.


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Proposal writing workshops offered
Brad Farmer, a member of the Sustainability Committee, will host two workshops on writing effective sustainability proposals on May 17 at 2 p.m. and July 15 at 3 pm. in Rhodes Hall 211A. Sustainability experts will also be in attendance, so please plan to bring your ideas to one of the workshops to learn more about proposal writing and bounce your ideas off the experts!

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Mobile mammography van on campus for screenings
June 16

Mammography vanThe James Cancer Hospital Mobile Mammography Services van will be on campus Wednesday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard.
To make an appointment, contact the James Care Mammography Scheduling Department at (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.


Wellness Incentive program ends June 30
logoThe Wellness Incentive Program at Columbus State will end June 30. Those employees who have signed up through WebMD and are completing the necessary activities should record everything online by June 30. (There are no exceptions to this deadline.)

June Health Coaching appointments are now available for registration. In order to qualify for any incentive amount, you must have completed: 1) a biometric screening, 2) a personal health assessment and 3) one session of health coaching.

The payout will be added to paychecks at the end of August. If you have any questions, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator ext. 3989 or


Jon Racster

Racster named adjunct award winner
The Social Sciences Department Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Committee was formed Winter Quarter 2003 for the purpose of recognizing the service of all adjunct professors in the Department and for formally honoring the outstanding service of an adjunct professor twice a year.

The Spring Quarter 2010 Adjunct Appreciation Award was recently awarded to Jon Racster, a long-time adjunct in the department. “During his tenure at CSCC, he has repeatedly shown that he will not only go out his way to help his colleagues but also that he has great ideas and contributions to make to the department,” states the nomination.

 “Jon teaches a variety of courses and is active in updating the curriculum in each of these courses. He is available to meet with his fellow faculty members in order to discuss course changes and is flexible in his availability. He has taught both traditional and online courses, and served as the temporary full-time faculty member in Anthropology and Cultural Diversity during Winter Quarter 2010.”

“Jon is enthusiastic as a teacher and is always available to meet with students. Students have great things to say about him and actively seek him out for instruction.” Racster also teaches at Franklin University.


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Operation Feed boxes to be picked up Friday
All collection boxes for Operation Feed will be picked up on Friday, May 21. Please email Betty Richardson at indicating the location of your boxes so they can be collected. 

To make a monetary donation, make your check to: Mid-Ohio Foodbank - Operation Feed or go online and click on Support Columbus State Community College to make a pledge.

The Institutional Advancement Department raised over $200 for Operation Feed by raffling off concert tickets at last week's Spring Fling. Thanks to all who entered.

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