Black History Month continues with the following events:

Thursday, Feb. 24
Poets in Black Poetry Reading

12 p.m.
Nestor Hall East Lounge


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 22, 2011

Candidate forums today

Chorus to perform March 6

Gospel Ensemble to perform March 11

Women's self-defense class

Sustainability speaker rescheduled

Professional developmennt opportunities

February 17, 2011

Senior VP candidate forums

Nursing Dept. hosts conference

"Teaching with the iPad"

Financial Wellness seminar Feb. 23

February 14, 2011

Students sign pledge

PERFORMs Learning Community

Eating disorders discussion

Columbus State saves a forest

Iron Mountain shredding benefits

Faculty book discussion

Aviation Maintenance scholars

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday February 21

Open Gym, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

logoRed Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., NH Lounge

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

Tuesday February 22
Wednesday February 23
Thursday February 24
Friday February 25

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Christopher's Menu for Thursday, Feb. 24

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February 24, 2011

Anita S. Kaplan, Ed.D.

Second candidate to visit campus Monday and Tuesday

The Search Committee for the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs position would like to invite all Columbus State employees to meet the second candidate, Anita S. Kaplan, Ed.D.

Dr. Kaplan has been in higher education as a leader and visionary with significant, comprehensive experience as an academician, entrepreneur, diversity advocate and program innovator and currently is a Consultant for the Development Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kaplan’s complete resume can be found online here. Campus forums to meet Dr. Kaplan will be held as follows:

Monday, February 28
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Faculty Forum I, WD-409

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open Campus Forum, WD 409

Tuesday, March 1
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Faculty Forum II, WD-409

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Shinn at ext. 2402.


Are you ready for Blackboard 9.1? 

If you are one of the more than 500 faculty members who have completed Blackboard 9.1 Transition training, then you are well on your way.  Make sure you request to move your shells and copy materials into your Spring Quarter 2011 courses as soon as possible.  The more courses we move now, the longer you have to update them.  Submit your requests to

Haven't completed the training? What are you waiting for?
Blackboard 9.1 is very different from the previous version.  Training is strongly recommended - and easy!

Don't get left behind or  feel lost in front of your students!  Be ready to go on March 28 with Blackboard 9.1.


graphicWoodwind Ensemble to perform March 1

The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will perform a free concert on Tuesday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The 40-minute performance will feature music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Modern eras including the works of Vivaldi, Mozart, and William Grant Still.  Music Director Thomas Lloyd will narrate the concert. For more information contact


Theatre Columbus State stages “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Columbus State’s theater classes will present their Winter Quarter production Dead Man’s Cell Phone Wednesday through Saturday, March 2-5 at 8 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.  A 3 p.m. matinee will also be held on Thursday, March 3.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone, directed by Nancy Kephart, is a two-act stage production containing mature subject matter. It’s billed as a “comedic journey into the world of a dead guy.” In a sense, it examines how people spend so much time on their cell phones not realizing what’s happening around them. All performances are free.


Woodson appointed to credit union board

Jeffery Woodson

Jeffery Woodson, professor in Engineering Technologies, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Education First Credit Union (formerly Midstate Educators Credit Union).  The credit union, first established in 1936, is the only credit union in Ohio chartered specifically to serve the education community and provides a host of banking and financial services as well as student loans, financial education, and scholarships.  He will serve a three-year term beginning in March.



Jacobs to retire after 21 years

Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs, supervisor of ERP Administration in the Data Center, will retire March 1 after 21 years with the college. After serving in the Army, Jacobs worked for the Erie-Lackawanna and then Conrail railways for 23 years.  He was then furloughed at the age of 43 in 1989 and, “with limited career choices available, enrolled at Columbus State,” said Jacobs.

“After about a year as a student, I saw a job posting for an internship in the Data Center which I applied for and was hired,” said Jacobs.  After graduation, he was hired as a programmer/analyst and later promoted to Coordinator of Application Programming, and Supervisor of ERP Administration. 

Employees are invited to the GT (356 Grant Ave) Conference Room on Monday, February 28, between 1 and 3 p.m. to wish Mike a happy retirement on his last day at Columbus State!