8th Annual Writer's Conference to be held May 7

grossman“iWrite: The Pen and the PC", will feature Lev Grossman, lead technology writer for Time Magazine. 
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Preferred Pathway between Columbus State and OSU


“The front door to the American Dream is the community college,” said OSU president Gordon Gee April 5 at a news conference held to announce the Preferred Pathway agreement with Columbus State. 
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Foundations of Excellence

logoYou may have heard the term “Foundations of Excellence” mentioned around campus. And we hope you took part in the surveys that were distributed to faculty, staff and students last fall
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April 21, 2011

Ride to In-Service

Earth Day: CSCC using 11% less energy

Operation Feed kicks off

Gospel Ensemble to perform

Spring enrollment up 2.87%

Learning Community Discussion: "Documenting your performance"

Shared Governance elections May 17-18

April 18, 2011

In-Service to focus on campus safety

CATS to be eliminated

Writers conference May 7

Chili cook-off

Cultural Arts Center conversations

Weight Watchers starts April 19

Teaching students with autism

Free screening of "Temple Grandin"

April 14, 2011

Foundations of Excellence kicks off

Cars needed for class

Student Employment Week

DX fashion show

Represent American scholarship abroad

Tutoring brown bag

Blackboard Grade Center training

International students present

Professional Development opportunities

April 11, 2011

Art and music

Digital Arts Fest

M.A.N. initiative

HPC April newsletter

Medication Disposal Day

Jazz Ensemble to perform

OSU premiers "No Woman No Cry"

Try biking to In-Service

Shredding available at In-Service

Supplier open house

Latino student club

Theatre workshops

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday April 25

Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., NH lounge

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

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

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

Tuesday April 26
Wednesday April 27
Thursday April 28
Friday April 29

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April 25, 2011

Distinguished Teachers, Employee of Year named

Four faculty and one staff member were honored during In-Service Day April 22 with the annual Distinguished Teaching Award and the Staff Employee of the Year award. 

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Given the Distinguished Teaching Award were: Frank Barnhart, theater instructor; Dan Chaney, professor of Spanish; Amy Hatfield, mathematics instructor; and Connie Clark, instructor and clinical coordinator in Dental Hygiene. Distinguished Teachers are nominated by their students, and selected by a committee of past distinguished teachers who review their portfolios and observe the nominees in the classroom.  The DTA winners received a plaque and a cash award of $2500.

The Staff Employee of the Year award was given to Maureen Erney, program coordinator, Central Scheduling . The Staff Employee of the Year is selected from the 12 Staff Employee of the Month winners over the past year.  Erney was also awarded a plaque and a $2500 cash award.  

Shredding truck to return soon

We apologize for the Iron Mountain shredding truck's absence during Friday's In-Service day.  The college is working to get them back on campus very soon to fulfill their obligation.  Please watch for a new date, time, and location in an upcoming issue of Update.

Employee textbook scholarship created in memory of Mike Stancil

StancilDuring Friday’s Spring In-Service Day, Mandy Gollhofer announced a book scholarship fund set up for employees in memory of the late Mike Stancil, former director of the Bookstore. Stancil’s estate made a generous contribution to the college which helped start the fund. Additional contributions were added and it now totals more than $6,300. In order to endow the fund so that it continues to give year after year, a minimum of $10,000 is needed. Remember, this scholarship will be used only for full-time staff employees. If you would like to donate to this scholarship, contact Andy Laux in the Development Foundation, at ext. 5101 or email alaux@cscc.edu.


Hill earns master’s degree

Karen Hill, office associate in Aviation Maintenance Technology, recently graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology.  Hill earned her associate degree in Office Administration from Columbus State in 2006.  In 2009, she earned an Associate in Business Administration and a B.S. in Applied Management from Franklin University.

Summer Quarter training schedule sign-ups start May 9

The Human Performance Center (HPC) will begin scheduling for Summer Quarter 2011 personal training on Monday, May 9, beginning at 6 a.m., in person only at the HPC.

Scheduling procedures:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cecil at ext.2083.

ITDL seminar:

Create engaging interactive lesson presentations in your Blackboard course
SoftChalk is a powerful web lesson editor that lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons for your e-learning classroom. During this introductory session you will learn the basics of how to use the SoftChalk Lesson Builder to convert your existing content into engaging and interactive web lessons that can easily be placed into your Blackboard course.
Please join us and learn from one of the most knowledgeable and creative instructors that is actively pioneering the use of SoftChalk at Columbus State.

Introduction to SoftChalk (2 Hours)
Look up and register for a SoftChalk session
Facilitated by: Melissa Logue, Instructor,  Modern Languages

Kids in College Summer Camp now taking applications

logoKids in College will be held June 13-24 on the Columbus State campus.  The camp is open to children entering the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in the fall of 2011.  Two program tracks are offered:  “Exploring the Future,” focuses on art, science, literature, drama and physical education, and “Tooling up for the Future” focuses on computer robotics, mass communication, conflict resolution, and environmental science.

Special events will be held including a trip to Battelle Darby Park and a trip to the Kelton House/Underground Railroad.  Special visits on campus include the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Eric Paton the Taiko Drummer, Songs of America, and a safety presentation by Columbus State staff.

The cost for the two-week program is $330, with breakfast and lunch provided.  The application is online here, or can be obtained by calling Claudia Fowler at ext. 5961.

Photography winners announced at Downtown Digital Arts Fest

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Gene Strickland, coordinator of the Digital Photography program, announced the winners of the photo competition at the recent Downtown Digital Arts Fest, held April 5-7 in the Columbus State Conference Center.

Winners and their categories were: Amy Cohen, alternative size; Donna Federspiel, close up/macro; Evelyn Kamaitha, portraiture: Kathleen O'Dowd, landscape; Tyler Heichel, digital illustration; and Donna Federspiel, Best in Show. 

In his speech at the awards ceremony April 7, Strickland told a story: “Paganini, a great violinist, owned a Stradivarius—one of the rarest instruments of its kind. It was so rare that when he gave a concert the press focused on the violin and not on Paganini. One night, he came out on stage, held up the violin and cut two of the strings. He then played the concert on the remaining two strings. At the end of the concert he told the audience, ‘It is not the violin. It is the violinist who makes the music.’ The same is true for photography. Cameras do not make great pictures, people do. It is not the type of camera you have, but the interest, time and dedication you bring to learning the diverse skill sets required to become a good digital photographer.”

Join an employee golf league

All fulltime employees interested in playing golf at the Columbus State Bridgeview Golf Course are invited to join a new coed golf league that will start in May. The league accepts all playing levels.  It’s a perfect opportunity to come out and have fun playing golf with your coworkers on the college’s very own beautiful nine-hole golf course. You will also earn points toward the Wellness Incentive Program and the Wellness Team Challenge. For more information on the golf league, contact Doug Rellick at ext. 2290 by April 29.

Didn’t get to Bike to Work Friday?

Not many people braved the driving rain April 22 to try bicycle commuting, but there’s still time to try out your wheels now that better spring weather is approaching and gas prices are still rising!  Columbus State has a special page on bicycle commuting where you can even view a new Bike to Work video.

Komen Race for the Cure is May 14

logoIt’s not too late to register to participate in the annual Komen Race for the Cure, which offer a variety of events on Saturday, May 14. You may participate in the 5K (3.1 miles) Run, 5K (3.1 miles) Walk, One-Mile Family Fun Walk or Sleep in for the Cure.  The first 52,000 participants, no matter the event, will receive a 2011 Race for the Cure t-shirt with their registration fee. Click here to register online. If you'd prefer to complete your registration offline, please download one of the following registration forms:
Individual Registration

The Komen Race for the Cure raises funds for breast cancer research.