Thursday, May 20, 2010
MORPC State of the Region event honors Val Moeller as community leader
Moeller receives award

President Val Moeller receives the MORPC Regional Leadership Award at the organization’s annual meeting. Also picture from left are MORPC Chair Derrick Clay, MORPC Vice-Chair and Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, and MORPC Executive Director Chester Jourdan.

Community leaders who made extraordinary efforts in contributing to the welfare of central Ohioans were honored by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) at the State of the Region Luncheon held May 4 at the Grand Battelle Ballroom in downtown Columbus.

President Moeller received the Regional Leadership Award, derived from the Commission's “continuing dedication to addressing issues that transcend community boundaries and to stimulating visionary thinking.”

First introduced in 1997, the Regional Leadership Award recognizes individuals in a 12-county region (Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Ross and Union counties) who make extraordinary efforts to ensure the future viability of the region's communities.

At the ceremony, presenters said: “Val Moeller led the creation of the largest online education program in Ohio; she created the college's Community Education and Workforce Development Division to promote noncredit job and business training; she expanded the college to offer classes and degrees at a number of suburban sites in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties; and she initiated and led the effort to create Columbus State's new Delaware Campus.”


Mark your calendars for Columbus State Music Showcase June 1!
graphicColumbus State’s music programs will host their Spring Showcase at the Southern Theatre on Tuesday, June 1 starting at 7:30 p.m.  The free concert will feature Columbus State's four principal performing groups: Chorus Columbus State, Gospel Vocal Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble and Concert Band.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear Columbus State's great music performed in the historic Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)  For more information contact Thomas Lloyd, Gordon Franklin or Emma Easton


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KoernerMemorial Service planned for Dr. Mark A. Koerner
A memorial will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in Franklin Hall Room 106 for Dr. Mark A. Koerner, who died March 23 of a heart attack at age 57. He joined the Columbus State faculty in 2006 and was lead instructor in anatomy, also teaching courses in physiology and pathophysiology. He was retired from practice at Central Ohio Medical Group/Grant Riverside Hospitals. Memorials may be directed to the Pathways for Medicine Scholarship Program at Columbus State. For more information about the memorial service, please contact Pat Campbell, office associate in Biological Sciences, at ext. 2522.

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Reader volunteers needed for Spring Graduation Ceremony
grad photoThe upcoming Spring Quarter Commencement will be held on Friday, June 11, starting at 10 a.m. in Veterans Memorial. Four faculty members are needed to read the names of each graduate as they cross the stage (alphabetically, by order of technology).

The spring ceremony is our largest, and more than 500 students are expected to attend. If you would like to share the honor of reading each of their names as they present themselves for degrees, please email to volunteer! 


Move to Union Hall complete, Communication Department holds Open House May 25
The Communication Department, now located in the renovated lower level of Union Hall, (where Public Safety used to be) will host an Open House on Tuesday, May 25 from 2 - 4 p.m. The event will feature tours of the new facilities, information on existing and new programs and courses, and a brief, but exciting 3:00 p.m. performance by members of the cast of Love's Fire. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited, so please stop by!

No hounds downtown!
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This red fox was captured on camera by wildlife photographer extraordinaire Elina Vayntraub, in the grass lot next to the 28S parking area, not far from the howling beagles in the Veterinary Technology kennels. The smart fox knows that there won’t be any horses and hounds chasing her here! Elina reports that this vixen was spotted earlier with four kits near her downtown den.

One more day to RSVP to Employee Celebration
logoThe deadline to sign up to attend the annual Employee Celebration has been extended to Friday, May 21, at 5 p.m. The celebration will be held Friday, June 4, at the Columbus Athenaeum downtown, and we are nearing capacity, so be sure to get your RSVP in to Nina Reese by tomorrow at 5 p.m.!

Please visit the online invitation for more information about the event.


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Eleventh session Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Workshop offered
The Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Department cordially invites you to apply to the Eleventh Session of the Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Workshop for Summer Quarter 2010. It will be held on three Fridays: July 9, July 30, and August 20 from 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided for all three meetings.
The event will be held at the Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation at CT 107 and in the Workforce Development Center. The program is open to all adjunct faculty members who have a current or summer 2010 teaching assignment. Dr. Carol Himelhoch, an associate professor at Cleary College and a specialist in adjunct faculty development, will lead the workshop. 
The workshop is based on Ken Bain's book “What the Best College Teachers Do” and will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of learning styles and their application to teaching

  • Use assessment tools to measure general learning outcomes

  • Integrate technology into the teaching-learning process

  • Share rewarding and challenging classroom experiences with colleagues

  • Participate in an online learning community hosted by Dr. Himelhoch

  • Complete a final project applying workshop skills in the classroom

Applications can be obtained from CT 107 or from your department chair. The application is also online here. The deadline to apply for the summer 2010 program is Friday, June 11. 

Please send all completed applications to Rosemary Mayberry, in CT 107.

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Still time to register!
Hear "micro-lecture" expert Charles Penrose live via videoconferencing and find out about new technologies to deliver your lectures at the "I've been looking all over, but my lecture is not where it used to be!" session in the Innovation Center tomorrow ( May 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in CT 107).

Lectures are not where they used to be 30 years ago, 10 years ago, or even 3 to 5 years ago. Students are changing, teachers are innovating, and technology is advancing. So we are going to have a day-long event focusing on one of the foundational elements of higher education: the lecture. Join us as we look at new strategies and new technologies from both the instructor's point of view and the student's perspective. Microlectures with Jing! Annotation with smart technologies! Student recall with Livescribe! And a lot more! Sign up now to attend! Lunch will be provided for attendees of this event.

Friday, May 21 (10a.m. – 4 p.m.) - Register


Want to ride the bus to the Delaware Grand Opening?
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inside the bus
The bus arrives at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Delaware Campus in July 2008.

Columbus State will again offer our employees the opportunity to ride up to the new Delaware Campus on a tour bus, Monday, June 28, departing at 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. ceremony. In order to get an accurate count for the bus(es), please email with the subject line “Ride the Bus” and we will count you for a seat on the bus! (Important: June 28 is the first day of Summer Quarter, so the timing of the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of the Delaware Campus may not be ideal for some.) 

The ceremony will include dedication of the new building, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, campus tours and an outdoor barbecue luncheon, to conclude at 3 p.m. Those who will want to leave earlier from the Grand Opening may want to drive separately.

In addition to the bus, the college encourages carpooling to the event.


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Woodwind Ensemble to perform May 25
The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will perform a concert on Tuesday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The program will include the works of Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and African-American composers Scott Joplin and William Grant Still. The free concert will be narrated by director Thomas Lloyd. For more information contact

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There’s still time to visit Christopher’s tonight
You can still grab a delicious meal at Christopher’s Restaurant tonight starting at 6:15 in Eibling Hall Room 05. The Hospitality Management students are serving dinner two nights a week during Spring Quarter – Wednesday and Thursdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m.  Tonight’s dinner features beef kabobs, Swiss cheese chicken, or eggplant rollatini, plus all kinds of delicious sides.