Inauguration Week video, photos

HarrisonSome of the highlights from hundreds of photographs taken at various Inaugural Week activities are included in this gallery of photos, as well as a video.
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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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Previous Stories:

March 21, 2011

Spring enrollment up 2%

Professional Development Series

CAUSE empowers young leaders

Symposium honors Johns

Board appreciation

March 17, 2011

500 students to graduate

Inauguration week video, photos

Blackboard help center

Dental Hygiene Alumni set record

Weekly security tip

AED, CPR training

March 14, 2011

Inauguration Day pride

PERFORMs discussions

Golf season begins

Landscaping helpers earn grant

Create a culture of excellence

Spring Fling

Happy Pi day

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 28

Spring Quarter begins

Tuesday March 29
Wednesday March 30
Thursday March 31
Friday April 1

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March 28, 2011

There’s still time to join the Welcome Team

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Welcome Team member Dave Hill, Automotive Technology, helps a student with her schedule.

The Spring Quarter Welcome Team is being held today and tomorrow (March 29) from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The Welcome Team counts on your support and hopes you will be able to join in the fun as we welcome new and returning students to our Columbus State campus. There’s still time to help on Tuesday, March 29, by calling Barbara Allen at ext. 5526 or emailing This quarter the Welcome Team will be offering assistance in Madison Hall, second floor lobby.
Your service is vital and appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes the Welcome Team a valuable experience for all!


Blackboard 9.1 is here!

Faculty and staff can get immediate technical support for Blackboard 9.1 by calling the Help Desk at ext. 5050or by coming to the Blackboard Help Center, CT 106, for walk-in assistance during the first three weeks of Spring Quarter 2011. If you are not able to make it to CT 106 during open times for assistance, we will also provide live online assistance via the WebEx Meeting Center. WebEx Meeting Center will allow you to meet live online during open times each day. Click here to access WebEx Meeting Center related links.

If you plan on receiving assistance via WebEx, it is strongly recommenced that you have a computer connected to the Internet and a microphone headset, or microphone/speakers, so that you will be able to talk live with persons offering help via WebEX.

Columbus Campus CT 106 - Open Help Center Hours:

Monday, March 28 

Tuesday, March 29

Wednesday, March 30 

Thursday, March 31   

Friday, April 1   

Monday, April 4 

Tuesday, April 5 

Wednesday, April 6  

Thursday, April 7 

Friday, April 8 

Monday, April 11

Tuesday, April 12

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14  

Friday April 15

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4 – 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

12 – 4 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4- 8 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

12 – 4 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Delaware Campus MO 245 - Open Help Center Hours:

Tuesday, March 29

Wednesday, March 30

Thursday, March 31

4- 8 p.m.

 12 – 4 p.m.

  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Let your students know about Blackboard 9.1. Put this link in your online courses:

This link includes an online transition course, a student orientation and some information important for online students.


Latest news from accreditation teams

While March Madness grips much of the college world, Columbus State's three accreditation project teams are also performing at a winning pace!

This year's accreditation projects include Switch to Semesters led by cagy veteran Jennifer Anderson, Helping Students Declare a Major chaired by budding superstar Chandra Bell and Making Sense of CCSSE captained by Greg Goodhart

studentSince switching to the newer annual review model in 2006, campus teams have completed seven improvement projects.  As outlined by the Higher Learning Commission, the college’s accrediting body, projects must meet a series of quality measures. Bell's project was selected because it has been shown that students with declared majors perform much better than those who are undecided.

"Our Helping Students Declare a Major project is going along really well," said Bell, a counselor in Counseling Services. "It's a big job but we've broken it down into smaller committees." Bell points to the team’s new website as one recent development. 

"The team has identified over 120 career pathways from the Career and Technical Programs Division and is currently adding salary information and job titles. It's a work in progress, but I'd say we're halfway there," she said.

Although the three projects are multi-year ventures, the college must report its progress annually to the Higher Learning Commission. 


Logistics Jobs Fair matches employees, employers

job fair photoWhile Columbus State faculty and students were on spring break, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Logistics Council used the opportunity to host the fourth, twice-yearly logistics jobs fair. It was held in the Conference Center Ballroom on March 22. More than 390 job seekers attended, and 37 employers exhibited.

"We're very excited about the growth of the Logistics Jobs Fair because it's a tangible example of what's possible when businesses and higher education work together,” said Mary Vaughn, chairperson of Integrated Media and Technology. “The Supply Chain Management program has partnered with central Ohio-based logistics companies for more than a decade to develop the best workforce anywhere. We're proud to support initiatives that further that goal."

Participants praised the event as well. “The Columbus Chamber of Commerce Logistics Council, in partnership with Columbus State Community College, continues to provide numerous opportunities to stimulate the growth of Logistics in Central Ohio,” said Jeffrey Brashares, senior vice president of TTS Logistics in Dublin. “The job fair is just one example of the ‘rubber hitting the road,’ where we enable employers and employees to meet in a neutral learning and hiring atmosphere.”
The next logistics jobs fair will be held in late summer.


Chinese education professionals to visit Columbus State

The Anhui Province in China. The capital and largest city is Hefei.

A delegation of higher education officials from China will be on Columbus State’s  campus Tuesday morning. They’re from the Anhui province's capital city of Hefei, in east central China, roughly 300 miles west of Shanghai.

The 20-member group is comprised of higher education officials who are touring colleges and universities across Ohio.  Columbus State is one of the final stops in central Ohio.

They are on a fact-fining mission to learn more about how we institute human resources policies including overall HR philosophy, compensation and classification, performance expectations and professional development, orientation for new employees, benefits, and wellness.

Tomorrow’s meeting with Columbus State HR representatives is set for 8:20 – 10:00 a.m. in the Franklin Board Room. President Harrison will also meet with them briefly during that time to welcome them to the college and to present them with lapel pins as a memento.