Monday July 26, 2010

Spend one minute during 60 Minutes

The long-awaited new television commercials for Columbus State Community College are about to be unveiled to the public. Be the first to view them as two of the six commercials air for the first time this Sunday during 60 Minutes. The ads will also run in prime time Sunday on America’s Got Talent.

60 Minutes graphicVersions of the ads will air about 1,400 times throughout August.

The ads were produced by a team that included the college’s Institutional Advancement Department, Burkholder Flint advertising agency, Bob Egle Productions, Circa Music, and Advertising Coordinator Nancy Cleland managed the project.

The ads feature more than 100 students, faculty, staff and graduates. They were filmed over three days in May. Cameras returned to spring graduation to capture additional emotional moments.

The same production team created the last round of Columbus State commercials in the summer of 2008. Those segments won national and regional awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations – an organization representing marketing and PR professionals at community and technical colleges.

Institutional Advancement would like to thank everyone who made the filming—with its tight schedule—an overwhelming success. Just a sample: Faculty arriving at 6:00 a.m. to open labs, public safety rekeying doors for equipment storage, the physical plant staff quickly responding to electrical outages, landscape employees cutting the grass in between rain drops, faculty letting us invade their classrooms, central scheduling getting us rooms—and more rooms, faculty getting us into the surgery rooms at Mount Carmel Hospital and working late into the evening, faculty getting students to show up outside of class time, office associates opening labs and checking schedules and graciously helping out in many little ways. Every little bit helped!

The first two commercialsa 60 second spot and a 30 second spot - will air this coming Sunday, August 1, during the 60 Minutes broadcast on CBS and America’s Got Talent on NBC.

60 Minutes graphicBEAT THE HEAT
– and stay hydrated!

Take a few tips from experts on how to stay cool during Ohio’s hot and humid summer weather. The Department of Student Activities and Athletics will sponsor an informational site next Tuesday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. near the Christopher Columbus statue.

Stop by and learn the best ways to stay hydrated and receive a complimentary water bottle in the process.

Call 287-5092 for more information.


CLOCK JumpingTime ticking down for non-exempt staff to learn new time entry procedure

The last makeup session for training on the Web Time Entry is this Wednesday. It is for non-exempt staff only. The system rolls out Monday, August 1. If you were unable to attend previous training sessions, or are new to the college, you must attend this make-up session. The training takes you through each step to enter your work times on Cougar Web to generate a paycheck. You have to learn this system in order to get paid.

Need a refresher?
You can attend a second time. The training will be July 28 in WD 407 from 10:00 a.m.–noon. If you have any questions, contact Lou Ann Carman at ext. 2416 or .


Cooking up final plans for the 2010 Taste the Future

With less than two months to go before this year’s Taste the Future, tickets are now on sale for the 22nd annual event. They are $100 each.

For more information, go to

Taste the Future PHOTO


New Columbus State President beginning to settle in

President Harrison attended his first official Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday. He told trustees that he is spending as much time on campus as possible. He’s already met with some departments and plans to meet with the rest by the end of August. He reported that he’s holding open-ended discussions with staff and faculty, including discussions about the search for a new provost.

Dr. Harrison has also scheduled a variety of meetings next month to prioritize issues with parking, staffing and scheduling for possible increases in the expected autumn quarter enrollment.

Registration begins today, classes start September 22.

Dr.Harrison PHOTO

Dr.Harrison PHOTO

Dr.Harrison PHOTO