Monday, September 27, 2010

New parking lot opens early
new parking lot
Student parking lots 30 and 31 were completed on Friday, and are open for students to use this week, although some smaller projects have not been completed such as lighting or landscaping.  The new lots were originally scheduled to be finished in mid-October. The project adds approximately 100 new spaces along Spring Street just east of the garage.


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Two proposed schemes for the renovation of Union Hall include this addition on the west side of the building
and this renovated entrance on the east side.

Union Hall remodeling approved by Board
Trustees agreed September 23 to a proposal that would add $8.7 million to the Union Hall renovation project, slated for construction in 2012. The project would add more than 17,000 square feet to the building by adding onto the west side and remodeling the east side entrance. The total cost of the project is now $15.2 million.



Technology Brown Bag sessions offered
ReiterThe Social Sciences Department will offer Technology Brown Bags for all Columbus State faculty, staff and administration on Fridays during Autumn Quarter. The sessions will be presented by Mary Reiter, associate professor in Social Sciences and DL/Technology Lead Instructor. All sessions will be held at noon in the TL Room 114.

The schedule:
October 1 - Creating a 21st Century Syllabus
October 15- How to do Awesome PowerPoint Classroom Presentations
October 22- Top Secret CSCC Tools To Make Your Life Easier
October 29- Who Are You? Managing Your Online Profile
November 5- The Basics of Using Social Networking for your Classes
November 12- Virtually Teaching - Teaching in Second Life
December 3- Power Blackboarding - How to Make Blackboard Really Cool


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Walsh College to offer webinar to students, employees
Columbus State recently completed a transfer agreement with Walsh College in Detroit, which allows our students to transfer their credits toward a Bachelor of Business Administration. The degree can be completed online. 

Walsh College will offer a webinar on Thursday, October 14 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. that gives an overview of the transfer program, admission requirements, registration, and more.  To register for the webinar, go online to

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Walk for Autism Speaks
logoJoin the Columbus State team or donate to the cause during Disability Awareness Month. The Walk Now for Autism Speaks event will be held Sunday, October 10 at Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center.

 Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is the organization’s single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead to the answers. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder – Autism Speaks needs more volunteers to join the fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today.

It is easy to join or donate, just visit the Columbus State team web page.