Thursday, September 30, 2010

Clawdette and student
Facebook friends at Welcome Back Day

Clawdette the Cougar spent her whole Welcome Back Day yesterday posing for the camera with her many Facebook friends on campus.  She was gathering lots of photos for her album, and everyone seemed happy to comply!

Real Community stops by Welcome Back Day

Every year Columbus State Community College kicks off the new school year with a "Welcome Back Day" - as a way to thank the students and start the year off on the right note. Administrators and faculty even put on the aprons and prepare a free cookout lunch and dinner. This year was no exception as Real Community Reporter Allie Feinstein discovered


PTK students to talk about “food poor” tonight
graphicPhi Theta Kappa will offer a discussion about hunger and the food poor of Franklin County tonight, September 30, at 6 p.m. in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) Conference Center ballroom, WD 435.

The Alpha Rho Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host special guests Colin Baumgartner, communication director of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and Jim Henry, senior vice president of External Relations at the Children's Hunger Alliance, in a discussion about the hungry in this county. There will be a Q&A session afterward. The event is free and open to the public.


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Did you hear? In-Service Day
The In-Service Group is pleased to announce that Dr. David Harrison will be the keynote speaker for Autumn In-Service Day to be held on Wednesday, October 27.  In the morning session, President Harrison will share his vision for the future of Columbus State. The afternoon has been reserved for division and department meetings. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A formal agenda and further information will be available on the I-Group website and in future issues of Update.

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Seminars from ITDL:
Violence Prevention in the Classroom
This seminar will focus on the sensitive, yet crucial topic of violence in the classroom. This two-hour seminar will cover the various cognitive aspects of student behavior, as well as examine several potential classroom scenarios.

When: Friday, October 1 (9 - 11a.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 107

The New (and Old) Ways Students Cheat: What You Can Do About It
It's often said that if some students put as much effort and ingenuity into studying as they do into cheating there'd be no need to cheat.

A full 95 percent of students admit to cheating during their academic career. With the growth of online education, the problem is only getting worse. The virtual classroom offers new methods of cheating, and new opportunities to employ old methods, as well.

Learn what you can do to combat cheating in distance education. Join us for a special online seminar October 13. In The New (And Old) Ways Students Cheat: What You Can Do About It, Scott Howell, Ph.D., of Brigham Young University's continuing-education department, will survey the ways students are cheating online.

When: Wednesday, October 13 (2- 3:15 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 107

The Digital Lifestyle Series: Accessible Web Video Production for Everyone
This is the second event of an ongoing ITDL series about how you can integrate existing and emerging technologies into your day-to-day life, both on and off campus. Have you ever wanted to post your own digital creation to YouTube? Are you curious about what it really takes to produce and publish online video content? Join us for this hands-on technology session, and explore the process of shooting, downloading, and posting videos to the Internet with the latest Flip and Vado point-and-shoot camcorders. NOTE: Seating for this event is limited to 14 participants

When: Friday, October 15 (1- 3 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106


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On-campus road repairs close loop roads this weekend
The Building and Grounds Department will do some major road repairs Saturday, October 2, at two locations on campus.

The first location is the loop road on the east side of campus at the first entrance off of Spring Street. To enter campus from Spring St., traffic will have to enter the second right from Spring St. and use the 8-S lot to get to the east parking lots.

The second location is on the same loop road, just north of Delaware Hall. This will close the road between north parking lots and east parking lots. There will be no way to get from Spring Street to Cleveland Avenue.

Barricades will be placed on Friday to be moved into place before midnight. The road will open back up on Sunday, October 3.

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Information Security Tip of the Week
Keep your password secret.

Your password is like your bank account PIN - if you give your PIN to someone else, your bank is unlikely to pay you back if it is used to steal from your account. Likewise, Columbus State expects you to use your password to stop others from misusing your computer account. If you share your password, you may be held responsible for what other people do with it!

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

Annual Transfer Fair is next week
pennantLet your students know that if they are thinking about transferring to a four-year college or university, then the annual College Transfer Fair is a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from a variety schools, including: The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Franklin University, Ohio Dominican University, University of Akron, University of Toledo, and many, many more.

The Annual College Transfer Fair is Thursday, October 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounges.

The Transfer Fair is hosted by Advising Services.

City of Columbus invites you to Fall Fest
child on pumpkinThe City of Columbus is excited to let you know about the Fall Harvest Jamboree at Smith Farms, (2385 Watkins Rd.) to be held Saturday, October 2, from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be a corn maze, one pumpkin per child (while supplies last), hay rides, farm games and art activities for school-age children, free.  

A climbing wall will be on hand for only $2 per climb, horseback rides are available for $3 per ride and country harvest food will be for sale. Admission to the Fall Harvest Jamboree is free and parking is $5 per vehicle.  

For a map and directions to Smith Farms click here.

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Are you (or your kids) “young and invincible?”
logoA new campaign from the Ohio Department of Insurance is aimed at young adults up to age 28, who are now able to get health insurance under their parents’ plan due to new state and federal laws. The “Young and Invincible” campaign hopes to create awareness that “without health insurance the ensuing bills from a medical emergency could saddle young adults with economic distress for years down the road,” Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson said.

“Another important message is that parents can simply add their adult child to their policy through their employer or by contacting their insurer for a fee that can range in price.”

 “Young people often feel they’re healthy and don’t need health insurance coverage, when this could not be further from the truth. Younger people are not invincible. For example, young adults have the highest rate of injury-related emergency department visits among all age groups,” according to Hudson.

Learn more about the campaign on Facebook  or

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Ohio one of the best for recent graduates
smiling graduateOhio is one of the best states for recent college graduates, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek/ survey that ranked four of the state's largest cities – Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton – among the top 30 nationally for their optimum mix of job openings, salaries and affordable living. Ohio had more cities in the top 30 than any state except Texas.

Ohio ranks fifth in the nation in the number of headquarters for Fortune 500 companies and is home to 61 of the Fortune 1000. Built upon a legacy of strength in manufacturing and innovative thinking, Ohio continues to be at the forefront of technological advances in such diverse fields as aerospace and aviation, advanced energy, bioscience, polymers and fuel cells. The state also boasts key advantages in transportation and logistics and professional and financial services.

Read the entire article here.