Monday, June 14, 2010

President Moeller gives final graduation speech

Dr. Moeller
Dr. Moeller acknowledges a standing ovation after delivering the Spring Quarter Commencement Address.

At the Spring Quarter Commencement Ceremony held Friday, Dr. Moeller offered the commencement address, her final address after 56 ceremonies presiding as president.  To a packed Veterans Memorial with more than 400 graduates and their guests, Dr. Moeller recalled that her days at graduation “have been 56 of the happiest, most festive, most satisfying days during my 14 years as president of the college.”

Read President Moeller’s Commencement Address in its entirety here. 

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Location change: Mobile Mammography Screening
The Mobile Mammography vehicle will be on campus Wednesday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the visitor meter spaces adjacent to Nestor Hall.  All appointments for exams have been filled at this time. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.


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performance photoDi Pietro to perform Thursday
Adjunct instructor Rocco Di Pietro will perform his composition “Body Trap, Thursday, June 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the the OSU Urban Arts Space, located in downtown Columbus. The Urban Arts Space is located at  50 W. Town Street, Suite 130, in the Historic Lazarus Building.

Di Pietro’s piece explores the interconnections between music and physical healing, featuring acupuncturist Dr. Linda Chun along with an ensemble of live musicians. See more at Marotta Hour: Rocco Di Pietro.



MATRIX to offer webinars
logoMATRIX, Columbus State’s Employee Assistance Program, is offering several webinars this month. Please take advantage of these free seminars.

To access the webinars, you go online to: and click on “my company has an EAP.” Use the dropdown menu to select your organization and click on “I am an employee.” Then, scroll down and click on “Work and Family Resources” and the webinars will be available on that page. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, or call ext. 3989.


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Parking lot closure
On Thursday, June 15, the Columbus Metropolitan Library will be using the 12S lot from 7 -11 a.m. for temporary employee parking for an event.

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Sports and Exercise Studies programs inducts alumni

hall of fame alumni
Alumni inducted into the Sports and Exercise Studies Hall of Fame are, from left, George Coleman III, Kristy Graham-Kramer, and Kenneth Pitts.

The 2010 SES Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held June 3 on campus and inducted:

George W. Coleman III, M.A., Class of 1999: Counselor for Disabled Veterans through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in Atlanta Georgia.

Kristy Graham-Kamer, B.S., Class of 1996: Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth.

Kenneth Pitts, B.S., Class of 2004: Former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.

Also recognized at the ceremony were: Ann Justice, named the 2010 SES-Human Performance Center Associate of the Year;  Amanda Coleman, named the SES 2010 Adjunct Instructor of the Year; and Daniel T. Watrous, who was given the 2010 Friend of the Program Award.

A reception to remember
Dr. Moeller at party
The President reacts to a humorous segment of the tribute video shown at her reception. The video, produced by David Wayne in Institutional Advancement, featured recollections of employees and community members about Dr. Moeller’s career.

greeting guests
Dr. Rick Bartlett, assistant professor of Business Management, greets Dr. Moeller in the receiving line at her retirement reception June 10. 

Special note: If you were unable to attend Dr. Moeller’s retirement reception but would like to sign her guestbook, you may do so in the Institutional Advancement office in Franklin Hall until June 30.