Quality Team Award application process extended to May 11

Nominations for the Team awards discussed at the Spring In-Service Day will be extended to Wednesday, May 11, in order to allow more teams to apply for the awards.
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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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May 2, 2011

Language Institute guides many

Team Award deadlines extended

Adjunct named Real Estate instructor of the year

DiPietro, students to perform

Thanks for neatness

Wellness fair feedback

IT in new home

Testing Center collaborates

PERFORMs annual reviews

April 25, 2011

Distinguished teachers, Employee of the year named at In-Service

Shredding truck to return

Scholarship in memory of Mike Stancil

Hill earns master's

HPC sign ups May 9

ITDL seminar: SoftChalk

Kids in College taking applications

Digital Arts fest winners

Employee golf leagues

Biking to work

Race for the Cure May 14

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday May 2

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 May 3
Wednesday May 4
Thursday May 5
Friday May 6

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May 5, 2011

Diane Jones

Office associate serves as mentor and more

As office associate in the Dean of Enrollment Services office, Diane Jones often advises students on simple matters of paperwork and student services. But it’s her willingness to go beyond that to assist and mentor students throughout their Columbus State career that has earned her the May Staff Employee of the Month award.

“It is not an exaggeration to say that Diane has singlehandedly supported a number of students through tough times and kept them on track to achieving their educational goals,” said Marty Maliwesky, dean of Enrollment Services.

“A case in point is Diane’s recent support of a young single mother faced with the prospect of dropping out due to housing uncertainties and financial hardship. Diane took the young lady under her wing, and actually housed her and her young child until she could get herself back on her feet. This type of selflessness is not simply a sign of a dedicated employee, but rather of a special human being.”

“Diane helps any student she comes in contact with,” said nominator Denise Flowers. “If she is just walking through a building and a student looks lost, she will assist them and create a relationship. She will research student accounts for errors in financial aid, help students with restrictions on enrollment, and check back with students she has helped.  She just wants to get students into school and keep them there!” said Flowers.

See a video of the SEOM ceremony here:

“Tuneful Tuesdays” start May 10

graphicIt’s too good to keep secret—there are some very talented musicians studying here at Columbus State! 

For some time, informal performances on Tuesday afternoons have taken place, but now the music department is expanding their Tuneful Tuesday performances to include a monthly Bach’s Lunch performance. In May, Bach’s Lunch will feature student performers from the Vocal Techniques and Basic Keyboard classes. The half-hour performance will begin at noon on Tuesday, May 10, in TL 123, the ensemble rehearsal room. 

Bring a brown bag, or just take a lunchtime break with some good music performed by members of the Columbus State community. Tuneful Tuesdays will continue with late afternoon and early evening performances in the weeks ahead, and another Bach’s Lunch coming in June. 

HPC Boot Camp offered this summer

The Human Performance Center will offer a fitness “boot camp” Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5-6 p.m. starting June 28. The boot camp runs through September 8.
Current HPC fitness clients can sign up for the boot camp for $15; non-HPC clients will pay $30. The first day to sign up for the summer boot camp is May 9, in person in the HPC in Delaware Hall Room 083. Enrollment is limited.

Nominations open for the 2011-2012 Staff Advisory Council

Staff Advisory Council is seeking nominations for next year's Council. You can read more about SAC on their website: www.cscc.edu/sac/.  Nominations are due on Wednesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. and the election will be held on Monday, May 16. Please email your nominations to Amanda Llewellyn.

President’s Office
One nomination needed

Business and Administrative Services
Three nominations needed

Information Technology
Two nominations needed

Learning Systems
Four nominations needed

Members of the Staff Advisory Council must attend a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month and report back to staff in their area about issues presented to the council. Members will also be asked to serve on a subcommittee, which will meet as needed throughout the year.

Cougar Golf captures OCCAC Championship and league title

OCCAC Player of the Year Ben Tuttle.

The Columbus State Golf Team continued their 2011 league success by taking the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Championship and also winning outright the OCCAC league title over second place Cincinnati State. The event was held this past weekend in Perrysburg, Ohio, at Belmont Country Club on a soggy and cool day.

Columbus State fired a team score of 626 (320-306) which placed them ahead of Cincinnati State 634 (325-309), Owens 639 (329-309) and Lakeland 726 (371-355).

Columbus State’s Andy Henehan won the event by shooting 78 and 74 in the two rounds. Josh Biakecki of Cincinnati State was second, shooting a 78 and 75. Columbus State player Ben Tuttle was named OCCAC Player of the Year, and Drew Leopold and Andy Henehan were named to the All-League First Team. Named to the All-League Second Team were Cougars Dan Martina and John Sharp.

Columbus State will now move on to the NJCAA Division II, Region 12 event held at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek, Mich., on May 8 and 9. Good luck Cougar golfers!

Students named to All-Ohio Academic Team

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All-Ohio Academic Team members Mariam Bahova, left, and Lisa Duling, right, join President Harrison after receiving their awards at the luncheon held April 28 in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.

Columbus State students Mariam Bahova and Lisa Duling were named to the All-Ohio Academic Team April 28 at a luncheon held in the Ohio Statehouse. Fifty-six students from Ohio’s 23 community colleges were recognized at the event.

The All-Ohio Academic Team provides statewide recognition and cash scholarships to outstanding two-year college students. To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the 2010-2011 academic year and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25. 

Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and community service involvement. 

Mariam Bahova, 23, was named to the All-Ohio Academic First Team. She is an Associate of Science major who hopes to continue her education to become a medical doctor.  She currently holds a 3.91 grade point average. Mariam works as a Student Ambassador, assisting with many campus and community events including campus tours, blood drives, poll worker recruitment, Columbus State’s first statewide student leadership conference, Taste the Future, Autism Awareness Bowl-a-Thon and Hope Street Kids. She is an international student from Guinea in West Africa.

Lisa Duling, 23, was named to the All-Ohio Academic Third Team. She is a marketing major who hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree and work in marketing design. She currently holds a 3.67 grade point average. Lisa works as an administrative assistant part time while she attends college. She has been working since she was 13 and takes a fulltime schedule of classes at Columbus State.  She leads a book club, and organized a Relay for Life team that raised $1,000 to aid cancer research, in honor of her late friend Emily.

Shredding truck comes May 18

truckIron Mountain will be on campus on May 18, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. during Spring Fling 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 questions, please call Rob Clifford
at ext. 3686.


Exercise! No equipment needed

Join the Human Performance Center's Exercise Specialist Tim Davis on Wednesday, May 11, at noon in the HPC, Delaware Hall 083, to learn how to use the items in your home, your local park, and even your own body weight to create a workout routine that does not require you to purchase any equipment.  Come with your questions and you will leave with a plan for success. Reserve your spot today by contacting Mandi Cecil at acecil1@cscc.edu.

Learn about Second Life

logoAre you interested in learning how to use the popular online virtual world, Second Life, as an assessment tool or a platform for office hours?  If so, mark your calendar for Friday, May 13, from 2-4 p.m. in Franklin Hall Room 310. During this hands-on workshop, participants will discover how Second Life can be used to support course content and to build community among students. Additionally, attendees will create their own avatars, learn basic movements, get important resources and will be given access to Columbus State Island.  Space is limited, so please contact Melissa Logue by email at mlogue@cscc.edu  or call ext. 5278 if you are interested in attending.

donatorStill time to donate to Operation Feed

Please stop by the I. T. Support Center (ERC lower level) and see Betty Richardson to pick up your Operation Feed donation box. The Annual Operation Feed Campaign sponsored by Staff Advisory Council runs thru May 20. 

The most-needed food items include pasta meals in a can, canned fruits, tuna, vegetables, meat, soup, and peanut butter. You can also make virtual donations online at: http://fooddrive.midohiofoodbank.org/goto/cscc.

As always, Staff Advisory Council thanks you for your continued support.

Spring Fling hopes for sun!

sunshineThe annual Spring Fling event will be held Tuesday, May 17 on the Delaware Campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 18 on the Downtown Campus during the same hours.  Come outside in the *SUN* for some food, giveaways, prize raffles, information booths and much more!

May Matrix Monitor now online

In the May issue of Matrix Monitor, you can read articles about getting credit for your ideas, exercising without sweat, creating a positive work team and much more!  Read it online here.