Thursday, May 27, 2010

Department Drama
skit performance
Students Meredith Watkins and Danny Cipparrone perform a scene from the Theatre Columbus State’s latest production “Love’s Fire” at the Communication Department Open House May 25. Watching the drama are (from left) Rita Bova, Val Moeller and Terri Gehr. The Department held an open house to show off their newly renovated offices in the lower level of Union Hall.


logoLast day for Digital Arts Fest!
Visit the Downtown Digital Arts Fest, going on today in WD on the fourth floor. The DDAF features digital art by Columbus State students in four categories: digital design, digital photography, video, and interactive media/web. Hours for the show today are from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. with the Showcase Awards ceremony 5:30–8:30 p.m. The show and events are free and open to the public.




Volunteers needed for 2010 Columbus Arts Festival
festival photoApplications are now available to volunteer at the 2010 Columbus Arts Festival June 4, 5 and 6 in downtown’s Discovery District (the Columbus State neighborhood).

The Greater Columbus Arts Council seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of duties for this year's Festival. Applications are being accepted for the following volunteer positions:

  • Artists' Booth Monitor: provide brief breaks for artists as needed

  • Hands-On Activities: assist with interactive art activities for children and adults

  • Souvenir Sales

  • Information Center

  • Set-up Crew: assist with tent and table set up, delivering supplies around site, stocking information booths, etc.

To apply, go here or leave a detailed message in the volunteer voicemail box at (614) 221-8072, and a Festival committee member will return your call. Each shift involves a four-hour commitment.  Each volunteer receives an event T-shirt and is registered for a raffle prize with each shift.


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Health and Safety training available
Adult CPR and AED Training will be offered Wednesday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at 375 N. Grant for employees only.

A schedule of additional Employee Health & Safety Training, offered July 19–23, is located at the following link: http://intranet/business/Human/training.htm

To attend, RSVP to Rosalind Porter at ext. 3860.  

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Growth Summit keynote speaker is “Barefoot Executive”

Carrie Wilkerson

The keynote speech at the 2010 Ohio Growth Summit, hosted by the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State on June 9, will be Carrie Wilkerson, known as The  Barefoot Executive.

From corporate life, high school teaching and direct sales, to information marketing and coaching, Wilkerson has “been there and done that” professionally and personally. An “overnight mom” to two toddlers through adoption, her priorities instantly changed and so did her workplace. She’s now built several businesses and coached others to do the same while overcoming extreme debt, losing 110 pounds and having two more children, ages from toddler to teen.

As “The Barefoot Executive,” and president of the Association of Work at Home Women, Carrie and her network of experts have quickly become the definitive resource for helping others achieve extra income and career goals while working from home.

The Ohio Growth Summit brings together entrepreneurs and accomplished business owners who provide insight, tactics and resources you can use to grow your business. For more information about the summit or to register to attend, visit


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Fiscal year end brings numerous deadlines
The following are a few friendly reminders from Purchasing regarding fiscal year-end

May 28 (F)     Last day to requisition capital equipment.  Requests for any item on the FY 2010 approved capital equipment list that is essential, but cannot be ordered and received by June 30 should be submitted to your cabinet member.

June 3 (TR)     Last day to create and approve requisitions for non-capital equipment purchases.

June 4 (F)     Last day to place orders with a vendor for non-capital equipment purchases.  Exceptions must be approved by your Cabinet member and Brad Farmer, Purchasing supervisor.

June 7 (M)     Cabinet members should communicate items approved for carryover to Aletha Shipley so that budgets for these items can be carried over for FY10. 

June 30 (W)     Date by which all goods and services, operating and capital, must be received in order to be charged to FY 2010 budget unless approved for carryover for capital equipment as discussed above.

July 30 (F)     Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid out of FY 2010 budget.  Invoices received after July 30 will be charged to FY 2011 budget.

Other helpful information:

Grant Accounts
Grant accounts will follow the same deadline as the College.  The only exception to the purchase order deadline is if the grant does not end on June 30.  Please contact your grant accounting representative if you have questions or require additional processing time for grant invoices.

Travel and Tuition Reimbursement
Travel-related reimbursement requests must be submitted pursuant to College procedure within 30 days upon return from travel, or by July 30 if travel occurs in late June.  Tuition reimbursement payments are not subject to this deadline and can be processed per guidelines established by Human Resources.

Please contact the Purchasing Office at extensions 2641, 5600, or 2443 if you need assistance expediting the delivery of any goods or services ordered.

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food photoThere’s still time to enjoy Christopher’s tonight!
Visit Christopher’s Restaurant, the student-run dining experience, in Eibling, Room 05 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. tonight! Featured entrees include pork chops with mushroom gravy, habanero-mint glazed Jamaican jerk chicken, and pecan chop salad! See the full menu here.


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Retail therapy at the Bookstore June 9!
Don’t forget to visit the Bookstore on June 9 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and discover everything you don't know about the Bookstore!

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

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