Preferred Pathway between Columbus State and OSU


“The front door to the American Dream is the community college,” said OSU president Gordon Gee yesterday at a news conference held to announce the Preferred Pathway agreement with Columbus State. 
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Foundations of Excellence

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April 7, 2011

Preferred Pathway announced

April Staff Employee of the Month

Foundations of Excellence

Hula hoop aerobics

Police training program

"Day of Silence" events

Massis work in worldwide list

April 4, 2011

Screen 'n' Speak features "Vincent Who?"

Three to present at Black Male Summit

Free computer class

Weekly Security Tip

ITDL Seminar: Moving from classroom to web

March 31, 2011

Chorus, others to perform Sunday

Free Webcast on the future of higher ed.

Chinese delegates visit campus

Emotional Intelligence courses

Writing workshops

Meyers premiers latest

Volunteers needed for marathon

Humor workshop

Upward Bound seeks instructors

Blood drives in April

Why to buy textbooks at the DX bookstore

March 28, 2011

Join the Welcome Team

Blackboard 9.1 is here!

News from accreditation teams

Logistics job fair

Chinese delegates visit

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday April 11

Open Gym, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Day of Silence Brown Bag luncheon, Noon-1 p.m., FR 312

Aerobics, 4:15-5:15 p.m., DE-158

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

Tuesday April 12
Wednesday April 13
Thursday April 14
Friday April 15

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Christopher's restaurant opens soon

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April 11, 2011

Art and music

Chorus Columbus State, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, performed Sunday, April 3 at the Columbus Museum of Art. The Chorus sang Randall Thompson's "The Peaceable Kingdom" and a selection of Psalms. (Photo by Rachael Barbash)


logoDowntown Digital Arts Fest starts tomorrow!

Come celebrate our students’ creativity in the digital arts. The third annual Downtown Digital Arts Festival, April 12-14, showcases work by student artists in animation, digital design, digital photography and video. All events are free and open to the public. The DDAF will be held in the fourth floor Conference Center in WD. 

Festival hours:      
Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Showcase Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 14, 5:30 - 8 p.m.


Nominate a great Columbus State man for recognition

Wednesday, May 25, marks the day that the M.A.N. Initiative will showcase the great men who are right here in our college community.

Has a male faculty or staff member made a positive difference in your life? Do you know a male student who has proven all of the negative male stereotypes wrong? Help the M.A.N. Initiative honor those who know what it means to be a man!

Beginning April 11, you can contact with the name(s) of a great student or employee you would like to nominate for recognition. Please include your name, email address and contact number so that we may follow up with you for additional information. The recognition ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in Nestor Hall May 25. For more information about the M.A.N. Initiative, call ext. 2426.


HPC April newsletter online now

Find out how to combat cubicle weight gain, see some springtime fitness tips, and learn how to do the Leap Frog exercise in the April 2011 issue of Health & Fitness News.


ChenfeldChild Development center hosts Mimi Chenfeld

The Week of the Young Child is April 11-15, and the Columbus State Child Development Center would like to invite employees to their “Celebrate Children” event on Wednesday, April 13, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Mimi Chenfeld, renowned early childhood educator, will be on hand providing an hour of music, dance and fun! Refreshments will be served. This event will be held at the Child Development Center, located at the corner of Grant Avenue and Grove Street. Families from the Child Development Center as well as students and their children are invited. Please join us!


Medication Disposal Day is April 30

logoOhioHealth will host the third annual Medication Disposal Day April 30 at seven of its health system facilities for central Ohio communities. Bring your expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to one of the locations listed and law enforcement officers will dispose of these medications in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious manner.

When: Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Riverside Methodist Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Doctors Hospital
Dublin Methodist Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital
Delaware Health Center
Westerville Medical Campus

What: Unused and/or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication. ONLY medications from personal homes will be accepted. No medications from physician, dentist or veterinary offices will be accepted.
NO used syringes will be accepted.

Visit  for more information including directions.


Jazz Ensemble to perform Wednesday

The new Columbus State Jazz Ensemble will perform its debut concert Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestor Hall student lounge. The free concert will feature a variety of big band jazz, Latin and rock styles. Come hear this outstanding new band and enjoy some great jazz in the lounge! For more information, contact Director Rick Brunetto at (614) 419-5076.

OSU premiers film “No Woman, No Cry”

Christie Turlington Burns

Ohio State’s College of Public Health will debut the film” No Woman, No Cry” created by Christy Turlington Burns, a model, mother and student in public health at Columbia University, Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Turlington Burns made the film after a personal experience with childbirth complications. Her story and those of the other women are compellingly captured through this film.

Please join The Ohio State University College of Public Health and Christy Turlington Burns for a free screening and panel discussion following the film.

For more information about the panelists and the program, visit

Try biking to work on In-Service Day!

Spring is coming, gas prices are going up and parking can be difficult to find. Break free from the commuting grind and try biking to work! Use In-Service Day, April 22, to test your legs and your wheels by partnering with fellow employees for a relaxed ride to and from work.

On April 22, several employees will lead small group rides to work from various public parking places around town. You can join for a full ride or meet in the middle for part of a ride.  All rides will arrive at Columbus State by 8:30 a.m. You can access Fitness Center locker rooms that morning if you send your advance request, along with your Cougar ID number, to Heather Borland. Afternoon departure times will be mutually agreed upon by each ride group.

To prepare for the ride, please join one or more brown bag information sessions on Thursday, April 14, where we will discuss how to safely lead or participate in a ride. Riders must sign a waiver to participate in the rides.

Bike Safety (Ride Leader emphasis) 11 a.m.-noon, NH 342

Biking ABCs (riding safety and etiquette for all riders) noon to 1 p.m., NH 342

Then register for a ride on Ride Net community by choosing one of the “CSCC Bike Bus” options on April 22. When asked to select a team to join enter “Cougar Cranks.” Doing so includes you in our employee group and makes you eligible to participate in future incentive programs. Direct Links to rides and ride leaders include:

Old Worthington  (Rich James)
Northern Lights  (Paul Rehg)
Victorian Village  (Jennifer Anderson)
Short North  (Elissa Schneider)
Franklinton  (Greg Philips)
Antrim Park via bike trail (Gary Clark)
East Side   (Jonathan Baker)
Centennial HS   (Alec Fleschner)

To learn more about Columbus State’s commitment to bicycling visit


Shredding to be offered on In-Service Day

truckIron Mountain Secure Shredding service will be on campus on April 22, from 12 -2 p.m. to conduct in-person secure shredding.  If you have stacks of personal papers either at home or in your office space, this is the time to destroy them properly.  Rain or shine, Iron Mountain’s truck will be in parking lot 3E during this time. If you have any questions, please call Rob Clifford at ext. 3686.


Columbus State, OSU collaborate on Supplier Open House

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At the Supplier Open House table are, front from left: Connie Hammond, OSU, Cindy Klimek and Brad Farmer. Back row, Cris Penn, OSU, Marlon Dixon and Robert Lozier,OSU.  Not pictured were organizers Sandy Zeller, Vickie Hunter and Steve Wolfinger.

Columbus State and The Ohio State University collaborated on their first Supplier Open House event March 30 in the Fawcett Center at OSU. The event was held to bring buyers and minority suppliers together in an effort to increase the supplier’s opportunities to do business with each college.

The March 30 open house focused on computer hardware/software and promotional products. In attendance were local suppliers as well as suppliers from all around Ohio. Suppliers attended a general “how to do business with” session and met one-on-one with buyers from both Ohio State and Columbus State.

Dwight Smith, former Columbus State Board member and founder/CEO of Sophisticated Systems, served as the keynote speaker. Then open house was attended by about 25 buyers and sellers. 


Columbus State’s Latino/Latina student club is live!

studentsWould you like to connect people who share your Hispanic heritage? Are you interested in learning more about other cultures and the Spanish language? Introducing ¿Qué Pasa?, the new student club that will provide support, interaction, education, outreach, and advocacy for issues that affect the Hispanic community on all campuses of Columbus State. Membership in ¿Qué Pasa? is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Mark your calendar for their first official meeting on Tuesday, April 12, from 5 – 6 p.m. in Franklin Hall Room 312. For more information contact Kimberly Brazwell, advisor, at ext. 2426 or email


Theatre Roundtable and Theatre Columbus State hold annual Theater Workshops
April 16

graphicThe annual Theater Workshops event will be held in the Columbus State Conference Center on Saturday, April 16. The workshops are limited to only 100 participants.

Some of the workshops include: My Character, Myself with Steve Black; Exploring Authentic Movement Styles with Michael Thomas; and Selling Yourself as a Singer with Thom Gall.
The cost is $25 with lunch provided; students with ID can register for $15. Participants can register online at For more information about the Theater Workshops, call Nancy Kephart at ext. 2534.

Coming Thursday in Update - a rundown of what to expect at this year's Spring In-Service!