New Version of Blackboard coming Spring Quarter

Spring Quarter 2011 courses have been created in Blackboard 9.1. If you're ready to begin work on Spring Quarter, you must go through training.
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"What the Best College Teachers Do"

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Student Engagement Survey Results

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Rave emergency phone system

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Previous Stories:

January 18, 2011

Funeral for Shelton

Secure shredding

Teaching with Electronic Tools

Safety Training

"What Best College Teachers Do" discussion

Emotional Intelligence courses

Technology Brown Bags

LaForrest earns degree

January 13, 2011

Student engagement survey results

Planning forum meets

Health & Fitness Jan. issue

Mid-year discussions due

Petition to graduate

New Blackboard coming

Blackboard 9.1 training

Civil war-era surveying

January 10, 2011

MLK day celebration

Wellness Challenge

2 by 2012 campaign

January 6, 2011

January SEOM

Many degrees in ERC

Weekly security tip

Thanks 2010 donors

Wellness incentive plan

Nominate women leaders

Weight Watchers New Year's resolution

SMUG club

January 3, 2011

2011 MLK Day

Mileage rate increase

New wellness class

Stretch and relax class

Smoking policy

PERFORMS mid year

December 27, 2010

Performs Mid-Year

No smoking in doorways

December 21, 2010

Dawn's early light

"What Best College Teachers Do"

Ekoostik Hookah

New Hire Mentor Program

IA visit

2011 MLK Day

Health Plan changes

December 13, 2010

Keck named advisor

Last day to donate

Weekly security tip

Holiday sales at DX

Order desserts from AVI

December 9, 2010

Watch graduation live


Budget conversations

Winter Welcome Team

Carlisle wins 100th

Meyers published

Kaufman's new book

Help Desk hours

Last day to donate

This week at Columbus State
Monday January 24

Yoga, Noon-1 p.m., DE 158

Zumba, 5:15-6:15 p.m., DE 158

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January 20, 2011

Save the Date: Presidential Inauguration!

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Columbus State Community College will formally inaugurate our new president, Dr. David T. Harrison, on Friday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Lincoln Theatre.

A series of inaugural events will begin Monday, March 7, with a community service project for students and end with an inaugural reception for the whole community in the Columbus State Conference Center on Friday evening, March 11. 

A campus committee is currently working on the details of each event, including a way that everyone who wishes to watch the investiture ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre can do so by either attending in person, watching a live stream of the event on the web, or viewing the ceremony on a big screen in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. Because the Lincoln has limited seating, an online reservation process will be necessary to issue tickets to that event. 

The Inaugural website is coming soon with a complete schedule of events and instructions on how you can participate in this very special week of activities!

W-2s are now available online for tax year 2010

Tax year 2010 W-2s are now available online. Through ADP, Columbus State’s W-2 provider, we are able to offer you access to your W-2 forms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employees’ hard copy W-2s were mailed earlier this week to their home addresses.  

If you used this online system last year, you can just log in to the system to retrieve your W-2 information. If you are a first-time user, you will need to register. Upon registration, you will be able to access your W-2 statement.

How to Register on ADP W-2 Services:

  • Go to 

  • Click “Register Now”

  • Enter the Registration Pass Code, which is 1Cougar-W2

  • Enter your name, full Social Security number, and birth date.

  • Select W-2 Services as the service.

  • The following information is required:

    • Employee ID No. (You must put in your Cougar ID. )

    • Company code from Box D (VJC

    • Employee zip code

    • Tax year

You will be prompted to complete a registration process during which you will select a unique password. Your password must contain between 8 and 20 characters and have at least one alpha and one numeric character. Additionally, you will be assigned a system-generated user ID. Once you have completed the registration process, you should bookmark it or add it to your favorites.

 If you have questions regarding registration or password/user identification, please contact Jason Love at ext. 5972.

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Basketball Cougars climbing the rankings!

The men’s basketball team, which defeated Cincinnati State 99-82 last night, has climbed into the top 15 teams in the nation on the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll. The Cougars have an 18-3 record this year and are currently ranked 12th in the poll. The new poll comes out Jan. 25 and the Cougars may move up further in the rankings with this latest win!


HPC initiative supports troops

bootsJoin the Sport and Exercise Studies Human Performance Center (HPC) in supporting our deployed service members through Operation Foot Care Patrol.

Operation Foot Care Patrol is part of a campaign called Adopt-a-Platoon Solider Support Effort. Our troops’ mission in high dessert temperatures is extremely tough as they face extreme heat, cold and wet environments. Keeping their feet healthy is tremendously important to their mission’s success.

The Human Performance Center will collect foot care items on behalf of Operation Foot Care Patrol, and they ask for your support in donating to the cause. The donations will go a long way to help our troops know that you care and appreciate their service.

Needed items include socks, foot powder, cooling cream, anti-fungal cream, nail clippers, etc.

The donation box is located in the Human Performance Center lobby, Delaware Hall 083, for your convenience to drop items off 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m.–2 p.m. on Fridays.

For inquiries contact Mandi Cecil at or ext.2083. 


illustrationYoung writers: Join Thurber House for fable-writing fun!

Fourth through sixth grade writers can learn more about fables and have the chance to write their own at Thurber House’s upcoming Fable Writing Workshops.

Each free two-hour workshop is offered at a library near you. The best part is the celebration party at Thurber Center on Sunday, March 13, from 5–6:30 p.m. where all participants are invited to take part in arts and crafts and an open mic to share their fables (voluntarily of course), and they’ll receive a booklet of their library's fables.

You just have to register at the library you want your young writer to attend: 
Saturday, Feb. 12
1:00-3:00 p.m.; Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 West 1st Ave. (614) 481-3778
Saturday, Feb. 26
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Marysville Public Library, 231 S. Plum St. (937) 642-1876
Monday, Feb. 28
6:30-8:30 p.m.; CML's New Albany Branch, 200 Market St. (614) 645-2275
Tuesday, March 1
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. (614) 231-2878