Monday, September 20, 2010

Cleveland Ave. to open both directions first two weeks of quarter
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Although it’s not a permanent fix, the City of Columbus has agreed to reopen all lanes of Cleveland Avenue for at least the first two weeks of Fall Quarter at Mt. Vernon, where sewer line repair has caused drivers to detour going southbound. The north- and southbound lanes will open on Wednesday, September 22 to ease the traffic crunch for the beginning of Autumn Quarter. The situation will be evaluated, and construction may resume in two weeks or as late as the end of the quarter. The college had advised students to avoid the Cleveland Avenue exits off I-670, as traffic backups are inevitable, especially during the construction. To see some alternate routes onto campus, go here.


Teaching this fall and need help with Blackboard?
Innovation Center to offer Blackboard training and assistance 
Come to the Innovation Center (the CT building at 339 Cleveland Ave.), walk-in or appointment from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, to get the help you need. Contact the Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning Department at or ext. 5991 for more information.

Columbus State hosts Sister Cities
Indian Dancers perform

The flavor of India filled the Conference Center Ballroom September 16 as the Columbus Sister Cities International held its annual meeting. The group heard from President Harrison, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Franklin County Commissioner John, O’Grady, and President of Sister Cities Barbara Pratzner.  The CSCI Central Ohio delegation will visit sister city Ahmedabad, India in 2011, and the annual meeting featured Indian food and entertainment by the Salimbam Dance School, as well as a webcast of Ahmedabad Mayor Kanaji Thakor issuing a welcome.


Weekly Information Security Tip
graphicFrom the Information Security Team: It's important to protect your personal information and to take certain steps quickly to minimize the potential damage from identity theft if your information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen:

  • Place a "Fraud Alert" on your credit reports, and review those reports carefully. Notifying one of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies is sufficient.

  • Contact your bank or other financial institution(s) and close any accounts that have been tampered with or established fraudulently.

  • File a police report with local law enforcement officials. This is an essential step for protecting your rights. 

  • Report your theft to the Federal Trade Commission by phone, online, or by mail

If you have any questions, please send an email to or visit the Information Security website at


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Good neighbors transform Neighborhood House
Darlene paintsDarlene Evans, right, and Christine Creagh put some muscle into painting the seniors’ meeting room at The Neighborhood House September 15.  A team of 17 Columbus State employees volunteered on Community Care Day, transforming several areas of the settlement house with a sunny yellow and mossy green paint! The Neighborhood House has been in operation since 1909 providing family, teen and senior services to the residents of the area just east of campus off Leonard Ave.

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