Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mascots race for Lifeline of Ohio
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Clawdette the Cougar
, standing behind the Lifeline Honey Bee on right, participated in the “Dash for Donation” for Lifeline of Ohio held downtown Saturday, July 10. The event featured a “mascot dash” for children 6 and under, as well as a 1K walk, a 5K run, and a half marathon, all to raise money and awareness for organ and tissue donation.

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Who’s Your Copier Champion?
graphicHave you heard? We are getting new copiers all across campus! All campus copiers will be upgraded to Ricoh copiers by our new print management vendor, Ikon Office Solutions. Installations will take place from July 15 – 31.

We are currently in the process of appointing a “copier champion” for each department. The champion will be updated on everything your department needs to know about installation, training and service for our new copiers. Don’t know who your copier champion is? Ask your cost center manager or call Darrin Albaugh at extension 2566.

If you are the “heavy user” or “go-to” person in your department when it comes to copiers, you are the ideal champion – if your cost center manager hasn’t yet appointed you the copier champion, let him or her know you are interested!

Want to know when the copier in your work area is being replaced? Check with your copier champion or contact Albaugh. Please plan on attending training on your new copier immediately after installation so you can use the new Ricoh copiers to their best potential.

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ERC temporary entrances now open
Due to the current ERC renovation project, the main entrances to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Educational Resources Center (ERC) are now closed to public use until further notice. A temporary entrance (including a wheelchair accessible ramp) has been set up on the east side of the ERC.  A second temporary entrance has been set up on the west side of the ERC.


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Leadership Institute 2010 seeks applicants
The Columbus State Community College Leadership Institute is a 9-month leadership development experience designed to develop personal leadership and competencies related to leading change.  Participation in the 2010 - 2011 Leadership Institute is by application only and limited to 25 selected participants. Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s readiness to engage in the leadership learning experience, and the applicant’s commitment to the time and attention required.  All full-time Columbus State Community College staff, faculty, and administrators may apply.  A total of 25 applications will be selected in proportional staff, faculty, and administrator categories. The application for the 2010/2011 Leadership Institute is online here.

2010/2011 Leadership Institute Calendar
Autumn Retreat - October 6 - 8, 2010
Winter Retreat - February 18, 2011
Spring Retreat - April 15, 2011

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Call for Presentations at November student conference
The Student Ambassador Leadership Program will host a statewide student leadership conference November 5 and 6 for all Ohio college students. The conference theme is “Transitions and Transformation: Changing the Way We Lead.”  Columbus State’s Student Ambassador Program is making a call for presentations from faculty and staff for conference breakout sessions. 

The 50-minute breakout sessions will be held on Friday, November 5 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, November 6, starting at 10 a.m.  Please contact Heather Borland, Student Activities and Athletics, at if you are interested in presenting a breakout session at this important student conference.


Appreciate ice cream!
Join the Bookstore’s Customer Appreciation Ice Cream Sundae Celebration on Tuesday, July 20 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
for FREE ice cream
sundaes and special
savings in the




graphic of bowlerColumbus State bowlers clean up
The members of the Columbus State Autism Puzzle Bowl-A-Thon team won the tournament on July 11 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace, netting themselves a nice $100 meal from City Barbeque. Bowlers were Paulette Fortea, Randy Alexander, Diane Jones, Jerry Mac, Amna Khan, and Mariam Bahova. Randy Alexander bowled the highest score of the night, which earned him an $25 gift certificate. Congratulations and thanks to all who contributed to the Autism Society through this fundraiser!


Poetry and spoken word performance to be held July 22
posterCreated by poets and producers Robbie Q. Telfer and Shanny Jean Marney, The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present poetry and other spoken word performances.  A “Prelude to the Encyclopedia Show: Return of the Villain” will be held on Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Nestor Hall West Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. The theme for the event is “villains” and will feature poets from across the Midwest.  For more information about the event, contact Kimberly Brazwell at ext. 2426.


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Diversity and Study Abroad to offer Pono Learning Community
poster artIn the Polynesian culture, the word “pono” describes the unconditional love and compassion for, and the spirit connections between, all things.  In the fall of 2010, Diversity and Study Abroad Programs will begin a year-long peer learning community comprised of faculty, administration, staff and student participants.  This collaborative group will work together to develop an improved understanding of diversity concepts.  In addition to meetings, the Pono Learning Community will host a quarterly diversity-themed session with the college community.  If you are interested in more information on the group for personal development or for a PERFORMs goal, contact Kimberly Brazwell at ext. 2426.

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ITDL offers Measuring Learning Webinar
Employing an effective learning measurement strategy is critical for learning leaders. Leaders strive to implement strategies for measuring content and organizational effectiveness.
Join us for this interactive Training Industry, Inc. webinar, sponsored by GP and Bersin & Associates, as we present practical industry information on how to effectively and efficiently implement a learning measurement strategy.
In this one-hour webinar, we will:

  • Discuss the evolution of learning measurement

  • Provide criteria for an effective measurement process

  • Address aligning training measures with business measures

  • Discuss the elements of the Bersin Impact Measurement framework

  • Present methods for measuring learning organizational effectiveness

  • Demonstrate improved operational efficiency of the learning organization

  • Share case examples of learning measurement strategies

When: Monday, July 19 (2:00 -3:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center - CT 107