Black History Month continues with the following events:

Tuesday, Feb. 15
African-American Piano Works,

8 p.m. Nestor Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 22
Body Image World Café

11 a.m., Nestor Hall Seminar Room K

Thursday, Feb. 24
Poets in Black Poetry Reading

12 p.m.
Nestor Hall East Lounge

"What Best Teachers Do" discussion Feb. 18

Hear student feedback on how they learn and how we teach.

Volunteers needed for Central District Science Day

graphicColumbus State will host the Ohio Academy of Sciences Central District Science Day on Saturday, March 19. Read more

Previous Stories:

February 10, 2011

Screen 'n' Speak: Good Hair

Class for new supervisors

Health/Wellness news

Wellness Fest 2/16

Weekly security tip

Cafeteria tour

OLN spring colloquium

February 7, 2011

Lecture: "Misconceptions about Psychology in the media"

Lift weights to lose weight

Teaching award nominees

Donated birthday cakes

Bookstore reviews for Black History Month

February 3, 2011

"Lean on me" photo

February SEOM

Financial wellness seminar

Men's basketball team ranked 7th

Miller named "Firefighter of the Year"

Rave registrations increase

Weekly security tip

Dept. statistics available

ZENworks to be upgraded

January 31, 2011

"What best college teachers do" discussion

Quality Matters Rubric seminar

February is Heart Health Month...

...and Dental Health Month

January 27, 2011

Columbus Underground interviews Dr. Harrison

Cougars ranked 8th

Scholarship list available

ERC 3rd floor closing

Win with strengths seminar

Women Student Leadership nominations

Winter enrollment up 4.7%

Former student published

DX sale: $5 t-shirts

January 24, 2011

Read-in Chain Feb 7

CS moving to US Bank

iPads in Education seminar

Sustainability Committee to meet with MORPC

Volunteers needed for Science Day

Christopher's reopens

Employee development opportunities

January 20, 2011

Save the date for Presidential Inauguration

W-2s now online

Cougars climb rankings

HPC's foot care patrol

Fable writing at the Thurber House

This week at Columbus State
Monday February 14

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

Tuesday February 15
Wednesday February 16
Thursday February 17
Friday February 18

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Christopher's Menu for Thursday, February 17

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February 14, 2011

Students sign pledge to complete degree

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will collect pledge signatures from students today all day in the Nestor Hall lobby. Students signing the pledge promise to complete their associate degree at Columbus State. Phi Theta Kappa formed the Community College Completion Corps to actively encourage completion of a college credential, an associate degree or certificate, among community college students. They want students to “commit to complete.” President David Harrison stopped in to sign the form this morning and show his support. Watch it on YouTube!


PERFORMs Learning Community discussions offered

Be a part of the conversation

Each month a small-group discussion, known as a Learning Community Discussion (LCD), will take place on a topic related to the PERFORMs initiative.  The purpose of a LCD is to encourage the sharing of what we have learned about performance management and to provide ongoing support with PERFORMs. 

These are informal meetings where participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, their experience and their questions on each month’s topic. Sessions will all be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow the maximum number of people to participate as their schedules allow. 

For additional information, or if you have an LCD topic to recommend, please contact Mary Francis McLaughlin or call ext. 5220.

Upcoming Topics

February 22
Documenting Your Own Performance
We will discuss ideas for documenting our own, or others performance.   
Audience: All employees

March 16
How to Communicate Feedback on Work Accomplishments, Quality and Discuss Attitudes That Contribute to Success
Audience: Supervisors and Administrators

To register for any of these sessions please use this link:




poster artStudent Activities & Athletics to present eating disorder information

A speech, “Weight No More: The Power of Portion Control” will be offered Tuesday, February 22 at 1 p.m. in DE 080 during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Screening for eating disorders will also be available from 9 a.m. to noon in the Nestor Hall Student Lounge. 



Columbus State is saving a forest!

Since the new Ricoh printers and copiers were installed in July 2010
and defaulted to duplexing, (double-sided printing) Ikon has been
able to capture the actual number of duplexed copies/prints generated
through their tracking system. Since July, Columbus State has
saved more than 4.2 million sheets of paper by duplexing. 

logoAccording to non-profit group Conservatree, a
single tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper, or
8,333.3 sheets of paper. So that means that
Columbus State has saved approximately 504 trees!




Iron Mountain shredding program also produces benefits

binAfter Iron Mountain securely shreds information collected at Columbus State, the processed materials are transported to paper mills for pulping. This destruction process provides both security and environmental benefits by reducing pollution, preserving landfill space and saving trees, water and oil resources. According to a recent report from the company, Columbus State’s participation in the secure shredding program over the span of a single month has produced the following environmental benefits: 94 trees saved, 38,822 gallons of water saved, 11,092 pounds of paper recycled, 333 pounds (of air) air pollution prevented, 17 cubic yards landfill reduction, 22,739 KW-hours electricity saved, and 2,551 gallons of oil saved.



Bring a student to next faculty book discussion

You are invited to bring a student to the next discussion in the series “What the Best College Teachers Do.” A student perspective will animate the discussion titled: How do they learn best? Student feedback on how they learn and how we teach (based on Chapter 3).

Traci Haynes, Associate Professor of Psychology; Heather Johnston, Chair, Psychology; and Antoinette Perkins, Assistant Professor of Sports and Exercise Studies, will lead the discussion on Friday, February 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon in CT 107.
Register online. Faculty will be contacted afterward about obtaining a copy of the book. For more information contact Rich James in Human Capacity Development.


Nine students earn aviation maintenance scholarships

The Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association awarded scholarships to nine students February 8 which help defray the cost of FAA mechanic certification when the students complete the Aviation Maintenance certificate program. The nine scholarships totaled $8,175. The students receiving scholarships were Richard Whiteside, Jeffrey Topp, Nathan Sauer, Chad Mayeran, Dustin Watson, Eric Rahaman, Chad Houser, David Antle, and Haitam Sheikh.