Monday, May 24, 2010

Sucheston to receive Innovation Award
logoMartha Sucheston, Ph.D., assistant professor in Biology, will be one of the recipients of the University System of Ohio’s Second Annual Faculty Innovator Awards, which recognize professors who have introduced digital coursework into their classrooms, making textbooks more affordable for students.

Ceremonies will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Ohio Board of Regents, and then at 1:30 p.m. in the General Assembly Senate Chamber.

Awardees will be congratulated at the Ohio Board of Regents by First Lady Frances Strickland and Chancellor Eric Fingerhut, and then recognized on the floor of the General Assembly.

Other faculty receiving the award are:

Linn Disbrow, Ph.D., Wright State University
Richard Harknett, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Bonnie Mitchell, M.F.A., Bowling Green State University
Gordon (Joe) Murray, Ph.D., Kent State University
Seth Oyer, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Carl Stitz, Ph.D., Lakeland Community College
Israel Urieli, Ph.D., Ohio University
Rachel Vannatta Reinhart, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Ph.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Jeff Zeager, Ph.D., Lorain County Community College


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Do you know your Cougar ID?
graphicColumbus State takes protecting your identity seriously. To assist us in doing so, the Help Desk has started enforcing security measures to validate your identity before modifying any user’s account. 

When you call the Help Desk, (ext. 5050) you will be asked to provide your User ID (which is usually the letters/numbers before the “@” symbol in your email address – jdoe10@cscc .edu) and your CougarID. If you cannot answer these questions, you may then be asked last four digits of your Social Security Number.

If you do not know your Cougar ID, take the following steps:

  • Log into CougarWeb

  • Under “Employee Profile,” click on “Pay Advices”

  • Click any pay date under “Current Year”

  • Towards the top left of the pay advice statement, you’ll see your CougarID under “Employee No.”

If you have any problems with any of the steps outlined above, please call the Help Desk at 614-287-5050. Tips for safeguarding your password can be found here.

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Seminar can help you cope with stress
logoAttend a lunch hour seminar called “Stress: Signs, Symptoms and How to Cope” offered by MATRIX on Wednesday, May 26, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in WD 302.
You will get points for the Wellness Incentive Program and for the Wellness Challenge, if you are participating in either or both of those programs. RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext.3989.


leafSustainability Committee to host forum Wednesday
The Sustainability Committee will host a campus forum Wednesday, May 26, at 3:00 p.m. in the Franklin Hall Board Room. Committee members will share updates about the sustainability work being done on campus. Some highlights will be the Arts & Sciences “Green Group,” the new student organization – “Students 4 Sustainability” and updates from IT, the Fiscal Resources and Facilities Committee and from Facilities Planning and the Physical Plant.



Child Development Center new family and referral offers extended to July 31
child playingThere's still time to enroll your little one at the Child Development Center and save! To allow more families to benefit from the center’s $350 offer, they have extended the deadline to July 31. Families applying prior to this date have no registration fee (regularly $50) and save $100 off tuition each month for their first three months. The offer is good for all new fee-paying families (does not apply to subsidies).

The deadline extension means the referral offers for Columbus State employees are also extended:
- Just for Child Development Center families: Refer a new family and receive $100 off your own tuition when the new family begins attending!
- Just for Columbus State employees who don’t have children attending the Center: Refer a new family to the Child Development Center and receive a gift certificate to the Bookstore or Bridgeview Golf Course (your choice) when the family begins attending.


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ITDL offers “Attracting and Retaining the Online Student”
This seminar will explain how the University of Copenhagen achieves 93 percent online course completion. Anita Monty will discuss a successful e-learning strategy that benefits students and faculty. She also will share what made the e-learning program at The Faculty of Life Sciences such a success, and how they keep both faculty and students engaged and motivated to ensure course completion.

Where: CT107
When: Tuesday, May 25 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Register 

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Bookstore Buyers’ "Retail Therapy" Open House
Visit the Bookstore on June 9 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and discover everything you don't know about the Bookstore, like:

  • How the Bookstore decides what to stock

  • "Behind the Scenes" services the Bookstore offers to other Columbus State departments

  • The benefits of buying and selling textbooks at the Bookstore

  • How the Bookstore supports the local economy

  • Everything the Bookstore offers in addition to books

  • How to shop the Bookstore online for textbooks, supplies and more!

The first 100 open house guests to complete a short survey will receive a free gift and get registered in a raffle for the grand-prize drawing!


Ohio Growth Summit scheduled for June 9
logoIf you’re ready to take your business to the next level, the Ohio Growth Summit is the 2010 conference you won’t want to miss.
Hosted by the Small Business Center at Columbus State, the summit brings together entrepreneurs and accomplished business owners who provide insight, tactics and resources you can use to grow your own business.

The Ohio Growth Summit will be held Wednesday, June 9, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. in the
Center for Workforce Development. Visit to register today!

Not what you think

Eisele lecturing
Terry Eisele
, assistant professor of Modern Languages, gives a presentation on “Graphic Novels” at the Spring Faculty Symposium held last Tuesday. Eisele’s presentation was about the history of these expanded comic books, or illustrated sequential art books. Hence the “not what you think,” title of his presentation!

Christopher’s Restaurant open Wednesday, Thursday
Don’t miss Christopher’s this week, open from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Eibling Hall 05. This week’s highlights include entrees for $4.00 including pork chops with mushroom gravy, Habanero-mint glazed Jamaican jerk chicken, and pecan chop salad.