Thursday, August 19, 2010

Delaware campus
New campus in Delaware to hold Open House, Super Friday events

The Delaware Campus will host an Open House on Wednesday, August 25, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for prospective new students and the general community to ask questions, take a tour, meet staff and to begin to feel at home on their Columbus State campus! No reservation for the event is required.

And for the rest of August and into September, the campus will also be offering “Super Fridays,” which are for students who need to complete several steps in the enrollment process. Reservations are required for this, which can be done at .  If you know a prospective student who might be interested in this convenient way to enroll, let them know these details:

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The schedule: 
9-10 a.m. - Introduction to Columbus State and tour of the Delaware Campus.
10-11 a.m. - Financial Aid 101 (Includes time to complete a FAFSA online or follow up on necessary steps to complete the financial aid process.)
11-11:30 a.m. - Getting Started Orientation
Noon-1 p.m. - Break for lunch (bring a lunch to eat in the café area, or visit a local restaurant.)
1-3 p.m.: COMPASS Placement Testing
2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. - Academic Planning 101 (Advisors review COMPASS test results and help students plan the first and second quarters) Students also get a tutorial about using CougarWeb for registration and paying fees.

Helpful tips for Super Friday participants:

  • Apply to the college before attending Super Friday.

  • Bring a photo ID - Columbus State Student ID, Driver's License, Passport, or Permanent Resident card 

  • Know their Cougar ID number

  • *If they plan to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) during Super Friday, bring the following:

    • A 2009 Federal Tax Return and W-2 or 2009 Income Information

    • The students’ parents' Federal Tax Return and W-2 information if they were born after 1/1/1987, support no children, or are not married.

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Delaware campus administration entrance under construction
At the Delaware Campus, the Winter Rd. access to the Administration Building is being repaved through Tuesday, August 24.  Visitors to the Admin building are asked to enter campus at the main entrance, 5100 Cornerstone Dr., and park in the main parking lot until then.

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United Way Community Care Day 2010 - Help Us Help Others!
logoOn Tuesday, September 14, Columbus State will participate in the United Way's "Community Care Day", which is central Ohio's largest one-day volunteer outreach event.

Columbus State volunteers will work at the Neighborhood House, which is located very close to Columbus State's main campus in the King-Lincoln District at 1000 Atcheson St., Columbus, Ohio 43203. Fifteen volunteers are needed for an indoor painting project.

The time commitment for serving as part of Columbus State's team is a half day from  8 a.m. to noon, or a full day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact Barbara Smith-Allen in Institutional Advancement at or call ext. 5433 no later than Friday, September 3 to volunteer.

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students at Delaware campusLooking for nice photos for PowerPoint?
If you need a beautiful photo for your next presentation, visit and browse a new gallery of photos available for download. New photos will be added regularly, and if you need a higher resolution version for print publications, email Paul Rehg, Institutional Advancement, with the photo number you need.  You can also navigate to the photo site by clicking on Faculty & Staff on the home page.


Massis writes for Informed Librarian publication
Educational Resources Center Director Bruce Massis, author of numerous books and articles on library issues, also writes a column for New Library World (based in the United Kingdom and circulated worldwide through Emerald Publications.)  His column is entitled, “What’s New in Libraries” and his most recent column entitled, “"E-Book Readers and College Students," has been selected as a featured article in The Informed Librarian Online (August 2010) issue. 

Editor, Arlene L. Eis writes, “Each of our monthly issues, in addition to linking directly to the latest tables of contents of over 320 journals, with links to full-text as available, selects a few journal articles to highlight for our many thousands of readers.  The Informed Librarian Online also offers access to ILOSearch, a database of over 185,000 journal articles and documents from the library journals we index. It is a fully-searchable sophisticated database which functions as an index to the library literature.”  Massis’ columns are also available to Columbus State faculty, students and staff through OhioLink’s Electronic Journal Center.

Lloyd gives Chautauqua lecture
Thomas Lloyd, director of the Columbus State Concert Band and ensembles, spoke at the Lakeside, Ohio summer Chautauqua on Monday, August 16. His topic was the American woman composer Amy Beach and was part of a week long celebration of American composers. 

BeachA child prodigy, Beach was able to sing forty tunes accurately by age one; by age two she could improvise a countermelody to any melody her mother sang, she taught herself to read at age three, and began composing simple waltzes at the age of four. In 1892, at age 25, Beach was the first American woman to compose a symphony and she also performed her piano concerto with the Boston Symphony and throughout Europe.  Her more than 300 compositions were published under the name Mrs. H. H. A. Beach and include songs, piano solos, chamber music, church anthems, and an opera. 

Last year Lloyd spoke at Lakeside on the life and music of African-American composer William Grant Still.  Lakeside has hosted a summer festival of arts and education for 135 years. 


ITDL seminars offered
SoftChalk - Interactive Learning Activities
In this one-hour short course you will learn how to create and modify learning activities in LessonBuilder. The text-based activities and the graphic-based activities will be shown. Some of the activities include, creating a Hot Spot Activity, creating a crossword puzzle, creating a sorting activity and many more.
When: Friday, August 27 (1-2 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT 106

Copyright-What is it? Fair Use-What does it Mean?
Join nationally recognized librarian and author Bruce Massis for a workshop on the proper (and legal) uses of copyrighted materials in the classroom. Topics covered will include a general discussion of copyright, the definition and appropriate usage of the "Fair Use" provisions of the copyright legislation as it pertains to print and audio/visual material. Finally, learn how the fair use provision protects you, as a teacher, when you reproduce any copyrighted work for classroom purposes.
Presented by: Bruce E. Massis, Director, Educational Resources Center
When: Tuesday, August 31 (9-10:30 a.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT 107

Learn how to hire a work/study student
Do you often wish you had an extra hand or an assistant to help with those time-consuming tasks?  Come learn about your department’s options for hiring students this Autumn Quarter!  A student employee can bring flexibility, energy, and much-needed assistance to you and your customers.  In some cases, a Federal Work Study student can be hired with no cost to your department.
What: Student Employment Info Session
Where: Rhodes Hall 114
When:  Tuesday, August 24, 2-3 p.m.
              Thursday, August 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Why:  Because hiring a student is a great decision for you, the student, and the college!

Topics to be covered:

  • Student Employment options

  • Federal Work Study vs. regular student employees

  • How to post a position

  • How to hire a student applicant

  • Policy and procedure overview for these at-will, temporary employees

Send your RSVP to Clayton Gibson if interested in attending


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Columbus State, you ROCK!
iron graphicThe Office of Diversity and Study Abroad wishes to thank everyone who has donated to the living arrangements for the CCI students from Egypt and Pakistan, who arrive next week to live in Columbus and study at Columbus State for one year!  All that is left to furnish their apartments are items the list below. 

So, as you are out getting your own college students into their new dorms and apartments, pick up one extra of the following items and we’ll finish up this list in a jiffy!  Please contact Kim Brazwell at your earliest convenience if you can provide any of these items, at or call ext. 2426.
Cookie sheet (3 total - 1 per apartment)
Mixing bowl (3 total - 1 per apartment)
Blanket (6 total – 1 per student)
Bed spread (6 total – 1 per student)
Alarm clock (3 more needed)
Pillow (3 more needed)
Bath rug (1 more needed)
Shower liner (1 more needed)
Mop (3 total - 1 per apartment)
Iron (3 total - 1 per apartment)
Ironing board (3 total - 1 per apartment)

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