College Access Summit brings regional K-12, higher education together

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One hundred-fifty district superintendents, high school principals, counselors, college presidents, admissions representatives and curriculum directors attended the first annual Regional Summit on College Access and Student Attainment Tuesday, May 3
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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 12, 2011

PERFORMs reviews due

Cheetah attends class

Three lieutenants complete PELC

Health IT event

Arts festival June 3-5

Study table aid retention

CS named Fit-Friendly

Join SAC on facebook

Robbins featured in B & W

Popular workshop offered

Delaware Teen of the Year

High School counselor's breakfast

Open Enrollment for Health benefits May 16-31

Coverage for dependents up to age 26

Concert band, chorus to perform

May 9, 2011

Arts & Sciences symposium

College Access Summit

CEWD offers free biomanufacturing program

Bicycling activities in May

Faculty complete orientation

M.A.N. initiative awards

Screen 'n' Speak

Year-end purchasing deadlines

Med Lab students recognized

May 5, 2011

Jones named May SEOM

"Tuneful Tuesdays"

HPC Boot Camp

SAC nominations

Cougar golfers capture title

All-Ohio Academic Team students

Shredding truck coming

Exercise lesson

Learn about Second Life

Operation Feed

Spring Fling coming

Matrix Monitor news

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday May 16

Open Enrollment info session for Health, Dental, Vision and FSA, 10 a.m., or 1 p.m., WD 404

Staff Advisory Council Elections

Tuesday May 17
Wednesday May 18
Thursday May 19
Friday May 20

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May 16, 2011

Going Zome

At the May 11 Arts & Science Faculty Spring Symposium, Julie Halas talks about the Zome system and its uses in teaching geometry. The Zome system refers to the mathematics underlying the physical construction system. The uses of Zome are not restricted to pure mathematics. Other uses include the study of engineering problems, especially steel-truss structures, the study of some molecular, nanotube, and viral structures, and as an artistic medium.

Theater students to perform “Reckless”

posterTheatre Columbus State’s spring production of Reckless by Craig Lucas opens Wednesday, May 18, in Nestor Auditorium for a five-performance run. Reckless is directed by Frank Barnhart.

The play revolves around Rachel, who is at home for Christmas Eve when she is informed by her strangely silent husband that he has hired a hit man to kill her. He urges her to flee for her life. She escapes out the kitchen window, embarking on an adventure that brings her to the doorstep of Lloyd Bophtelophti, who has changed his name to avoid alimony payments and who now lives with a paraplegic named Pootie, who also pretends to be deaf in order to get double disability. Rachel wins $100,000 on a TV game show and begins a series of zany escapades involving numerous psychiatrists and an ill-fated reunion with her husband.

The play is free and open to the public. Performances are Wednesday–Saturday, May 18-21, at 8 p.m. A special matinee will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 3 p.m.

Reminder: Shredding at Spring Fling

truckIron Mountain shredding service will be on campus May 18, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. during Spring Fling to conduct in-person secure shredding. The truck will be in parking Lot 3E during this time.


Patzer earns doctorate

Suzanne Patzer, interim director in Instructional Technologies & Distance Learning, has earned an Ed.D. from Walden University in Administration Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Her doctoral study was titled "The Ohio Learning Network and the Diffusion of Technology to Higher Education (1999 - 2008)." Patzer also holds a master’s degree in Learning and Technology from Western Governor's University.

Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Program to be held July 8, 29 and Aug. 19

The annual Adjunct Faculty Advanced Learning Program is learner-centered, featuring a variety of activities that are relevant to the participants. Session topic areas include instructional technologies, advanced pedagogy, learning styles and classroom management. The sessions will be held all day on July 8, July 29 and August 19. Attendance is required for all three days. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for all three meetings.

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This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation on behalf of the Instructional Services Division and will be held on the Columbus State Downtown Campus.
The program is open to all adjuncts who have a current and/or Summer Quarter 2011 teaching assignment. Dr. Carol Himelhoch, associate professor at Cleary College and a specialist in adjunct faculty development, will lead the program. The sessions are based on Ken Bain's book What the Best College Teachers Do and will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of learning styles and their application to teaching.

  • Use assessment tools to measure general learning outcomes.

  • Integrate technology into the teaching-learning process.

  • Share rewarding and challenging classroom experiences with colleagues.

  • Participate in an online learning community hosted by Dr. Himelhoch.

  • Complete a final project applying workshop skills in the classroom.

The program is limited to 24 applicants. Applications can be obtained in CT 107 or from department chairpersons. The application can also be found online here. Deadline to apply is coming up fast on Friday, June 10!

Tutoring discussion to be held May 20

graphicA brown-bag discussion focused on individuals who tutor Columbus State students in any form will be held on Friday, May 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in WD 402.

Faculty members who have attended recent conferences on tutoring will share the special techniques they learned at the conference. Join in the discussion and feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy while the informal presentations are made. Refreshments and a snack will be provided. The brown-bag discussions are funded by the Title III Strengthening Institutions grant. For more information contact Dr. David Reedy at ext. 2232.

ITDL Workshop:

Strike Gold with Data in Grant Proposals

Have you ever heard the saying, “He who has the gold makes the rules”? Well, it’s certainly true with grants. Funders want applicants to present compelling cases and they reward those who do with “the gold.” So how do you make a grant proposal compelling? You do it with data. With funding decreasing, competition increasing, and time in short supply, you can’t afford to be noncompetitive.

The Grants Office is offering interactive workshops where you will learn different methodologies for collecting data based on grant proposal specifications, what types of data you may want to use, how data can document success, and how to locate different data sources.

Please join us and learn from Columbus State’s resident research analyst, Rosemary Gliem, Ph.D. Seating is limited to 20 people per workshop and preregistration is required.

Mining Data to Strike Gold! - 1.5 Hours
When: Wednesday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. - Register
Thursday, June 2, 2:30 p.m. - Register

Annual Spring Fling to be held May 17 and 18

Spring Fling will be held at the Delaware Campus on Tuesday, May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the patio and on the Downtown Campus on Wednesday, May 18 in the main courtyard during the same hours. 

Spring Fling features contests, games, balloon art, caricature artists, vendors, and a delicious cookout by the Hospitality Management students.  Student organizations and college departments will provide information and giveaways. Spin the Cougar Wheel for $1 and you might win a pair of concert tickets to one of more than 30 concerts at the LC and Newport Music Hall! All money raised goes to Operation Feed. The concerts being offered are:

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

O.A.R.  May 20
The Avett Brothers May 28
Sully Erna  June 4
Bright Eyes  June 8
Panic at the Disco June 9
Ray LaMontagne June 11
Wiz Khalifa  June 14
The Monkees  June 24
Elvis Costello June 19
Owl City  July 1
Guster & Jack's
 Sept. 4

Newport Music Hall

Robin Trower  June 1
Here Come the Mummies  June 3
Foster the People  June 14
Crystal Castles  Aug. 3
Eels  Aug. 4

Willie Nelson June 1
Devo    June 16
Umphrey's McGee & Black Joe Lewis  June 26
Miranda Cosgrove   July 15
311   July 17
Ted Nugent   July 22
Death Cab For Cutie   July 27
Flogging Molly & Clutch  July 29
QFM96 Budweiser Wing Zing with
Paul Rodgers of Bad Company & More
   July 30
Goo Goo Dolls with Michelle Branch  Aug 2
Bruce Hornsby and Bela Fleck  Aug 9
Alice Cooper  Aug. 17
Buddy Guy Aug.19
Styx   Sept. 2

How-to video on Open Enrollment available

Open Enrollment is now underway through the end of the month. This year, for the first time, Medical, Dental and Vision enrollment changes can be made on a single form. Here is a brief, step-by-step tutorial video if you need to add or remove a family member from coverage.