Treschelle Kendrick named March SEOM

KendrickWatch a video about this 14-year employee who was named Staff Employee of the Month for March for her work as an HR specialist.
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Blackboard 9.1 Training

Blackboard 9.1 is very different from the previous version. Training is strongly recommended - and easy!
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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:

March 10, 2011

Feedback on VP candidates

ITDL Webinar

Free college textbooks for Ohio students

March 7, 2011

VP Candidate forum

Bike to campus

ITDL seminars

Employee Service Awards

Weekly security tip

March 3, 2011

VP Candidate forums

Inauguration Week

Kendrick named SEOM

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists

S.M.U.G. meeting

Weekly security tip

Create a Culture of Excellence

Kelly Shelton scholarship fund

AD Fed Columbus seminar

FirstTee Mental and Physical Conditioning workshop

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 development opportunities

This week at Columbus State
Monday March 14

Yoga, 12-1 p.m., DE 158


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

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Christopher's Menu for Thursday, March 10.

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March 14, 2011

Inauguration Day pride

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The formal Inauguration of President Harrison as the fifth president of Columbus State was held Friday in the Lincoln Theatre, which provided a stunning backdrop for the ceremony. Coming Thursday in
Update is a full gallery of photos and a video recap from the Inauguration Week events, from the March 7 Read-In to the Open House at the Harrison’s home on March 12.  Stay tuned!


PERFORMs Learning Community discussions for supervisors offered

Be a part of the conversation! Each month a small-group discussion, known as a Learning Community Discussion, will take place on a topic related to the PERFORMs initiative.  The purpose of the discussion 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. 

If you have a topic to recommend, or need additional information, please contact Mary Francis McLaughlin or call ext. 5220.

The next session is Wednesday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on “How to Communicate Feedback on Work Accomplishments, Quality and Discuss Attitudes That Contribute to Success.”

Audience: Supervisors and Administrators

To register please use this link:


Let the golf season begin!

Golf season officially opens March 15 at the Columbus State Bridgeview Golf Course & Driving Range. That means the facilities are open daily from dawn to dusk (weather permitting for the course). And through the month of March, everyone can golf 9 holes walking for $9 any time. Columbus State students, faculty and staff get that great rate all season, but March is a great time to bring friends who aren't associated with Columbus State for the same low price!

No tee times are required during the month of March. See you on the course!







landscape studentLandscaping helpers earn grant

Helping Hands in the Garden, a group of students and alumni from the Landscape Design/Build program at Columbus State, has received a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation.

Helping Hands volunteer Mary Bauer, an Allstate agent, submitted the grant proposal, which was funded for the group.  The money will be used to purchase tools and supplies. Helping Hands in the Garden works on landscaping projects for cancer patients and survivors who are unable to maintain their gardens and yards during treatment and recovery.   

To learn more about The Allstate Foundation, please visit:


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

There is still time to register for the upcoming session of Creating a Culture of Excellence.  This course is required for all full-time staff and supervisors/ administrators as part of PERFORMs.  If you have already attended this session you are not required to attend it again.

Next session:
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 this session please use this link:

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


students with signSave the Date for Spring Fling!

Spring fling will be held Wednesday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the courtyard area. The Hospitality Department will have picnic foods, and the usual games, activities, vendors and giveaways will be offered as well.   



pie topHappy Pi Day!

Pi, Greek letter (yerse), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14. Pi = 3.1415926535…
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With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.