Blackboard 9.1 Training

Blackboard 9.1 is very different from the previous version. Training is strongly recommended - and easy!
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Theatre Columbus State stages "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

photoWednesday through Saturday, March 2-5 at 8 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. Also a 3 p.m. matinee on March 3.
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Volunteers needed for Central District Science Day

graphicColumbus State will host the Ohio Academy of Sciences Central District Science Day on Saturday, March 19.
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Previous Stories:

February 28, 2011

Second VP candidate visits

Author Vanzant to sign books

Blackboard 9.1 training

Fee waiver deadline

LaMar-Nikoli elected to board

Thurber House writing camp

February 24, 2011

2nd VP candidate to visit

Ready for Blackboard 9.1?

Woodwinds to perform

Theatre Columbus State stages "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

Woodson appointed to board

Jacobs retires

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 28


Senior VP candidate forums, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Faculty Forum, WD 409;
3-4 p.m., Open Campus Forum, WD 409

Tuesday March 1
Wednesday March 2
Thursday March 3
Friday March 4

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Christopher's Menu for Thursday, March 3.

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March 3, 2011

Dr. Stephanie Davidson

Third candidate for Sr. VP to visit campus March 7 and 8

Please hold the date and plan to attend the third in a series of candidate forums to meet Dr. Stephanie Davidson, candidate for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, on Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8. 

You can read Dr. Davidson's complete resume online here.  The forums are scheduled as follows:


Monday, March 7

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

3 – 4 p.m.

Faculty Forum I – WD-404

Open Forum - WD 404

Tuesday, March 8

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     

Faculty Forum II – Ballroom WD 435


Inauguration Week begins Monday!

graduation tamA big thank you goes out to all who have signed up to participate in next week’s Inaugural activities leading up to the formal installation of Dr. David T. Harrison as fifth president of Columbus State. 

On Monday, March 7, the Inauguration Community Service Project will take place —a Read-In event for second grade students in Columbus Public Schools and Delaware City Schools.  Student and employee teams have signed up to read to the children and talk to them about going to college! 

On Tuesday, a Breakfast Open House event will be held for community and business leaders at the Delaware Campus.  On Tuesday night at 8 p.m., the Columbus State Concert Band and Woodwind Ensemble will perform their Winter Quarter Concert in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435.

On Wednesday, an appreciation luncheon for our student volunteers at the Read-In will be held.  And Friday is the big event at the Lincoln Theatre in which our new president will be formally installed.  This ceremony will be live broadcast on the home page of the website, as well as streamed live into the Nestor Hall Auditorium, starting at approximately 1:45 p.m., as the Columbus State Concert Band begins to play the prelude music!  The ceremony begins with a processional march at 2 p.m. 

After the ceremony comes to a close, the Inaugural Reception for the Community begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the fourth floor of WD.  Also on display in the Conference Center is a Faculty and Department Showcase, with videos, artwork, displays, publications and books from our talented students and faculty – the show runs all week, starting Monday, March 7!


Treschelle Kendrick is Staff Employee of the Month

Watch a video about 14-year Columbus State employee Treschelle Kendrick, who was named Staff Employee of the Month for March for her work as an HR Specialist.  

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists selected

After reviewing 35 portfolios from 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award nominees, the selection committee as has chosen nine finalists for classroom observation during Winter and Spring quarters. Of these nine, four will be selected and honored as Distinguished Teaching Award winners during In-Service Day, Friday, April 22. Please congratulate the finalists:

Reuel Barksdale
Frank Barnhart
Daniel Chaney
Constance Clark
Jennifer Dragoo
Lydia Gilmore
Amy Hatfield
Janice Hermann
Myra Young

Learn more about the DTA award and nominate a faculty member for the 2011 award online here: .


S.M.U.G. meeting is tomorrow

The Columbus State Social Media Users Group (SMUG) will meet Friday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in NH 011. We'll take a look at the new Facebook page upgrade that rolls out March 10. Is it really better? Plus we'll reexamine Twitter based on the examples of Southwest Airlines and the Bar Blogger. Then directly after the SMUG meeting, you can attend a Technology Brown Bag session "Help With Blackboard 9.1," at noon, in TL 114!


Weekly Security Tip:

Don't leave thumb drives or other small devices lying around
Laptops and handheld devices like smart phones aren't the only things that can be stolen from your work space. When not in use, thumb drives and other small valuable devices (wireless cards, headphones, cell phones, etc.) should be stored in a safe place. At the very least, put them in a desk drawer so they're out of sight. Don't tempt a thief.
If you have any questions, please call Rob Clifford at extension 3686 or visit the Information Security web site at


How can YOU help to create a culture of excellence at Columbus State?

There is still time to register for one of the upcoming sessions of Creating a Culture of ExcellenceThis course is required for all full-time staff and supervisors/ administrators as part of PERFORMs.

March 10, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Delaware Campus

May 10, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Columbus Campus

This session is intended to increase awareness regarding the behaviors, relationships, and interactions that positively impact employees. Creativity, productivity, efficiency, and synergy of work output will be discussed with the goal of ultimately increasing bottom-line performance.  Topics will include creating a high performance work environment, partnerships between supervisors and employees, and accountability.

To register for one these sessions please use this link:

If you have any questions please contact Mary Francis McLaughlin by email at or phone ext. 5220.


Scholarship fund created for Kelly Shelton

Kelley Shelton's coworkers in the Library have created a scholarship fund in her name to honor and memorialize Kelley's love of education and her work with students, faculty, and staff at Columbus State.  The scholarship fund will offer scholarships to students in need of financial assistance. Please consider making a tax deductible gift or contribution to this scholarship fund as a way to honor Kelley's dedication to education.  There are three easy ways to make a gift to the development Foundation:

Ad Fed Columbus invites you to attend a seminar

The Advertising Federation of Columbus  sends the following invite to Columbus State employees: New York Times best-selling author, leading facial coding and brain science expert, Dan Hill, author of "About Face: The Secret to Emotionally Effective Advertising" joins us to share his work in facial coding and brain science. Come and find out a whole new way to connect with your audiences' emotions. Click here to register,
. Hill’s newest book, “About Face,” will be for sale at a special price at the event.




The First Tee of Columbus offers Mental & Physical Conditioning

logoFirst Tee of Columbus will offer a workshop on Friday, March 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Golfsmith Easton, 3695 Easton Market. The workshop features Dr. Todd Kays of the Athletic Mind Institute, and Eric Thielsen, certified personal coach and golf fitness instructor. The special price for Columbus State employees and students (with Cougar ID) is only $14, which includes a copy of Sports Psychology for Dummies by Dr. Todd Kays.  RSVP to Judith Cockrell or contact The First Tee of Columbus (614) 471-1404.