Columbus Arts Festival June 3-5

The 50th anniversary edition of the Columbus Arts Festival will kick off on Friday, June 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the Discovery District, bordering and including parts of the Columbus State campus.
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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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May 16, 2011

Going Zome

Theater to perform "Reckless"

Shredding at Spring Fling

Patzer earns Ph.D.

Adjunct Learning program

Tutoring discussion

ITDL: Data in grant proposals

Spring Fling 2011

Open Enrollment how-to video

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 19, 2011

A Fling in Delaware!

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The first annual Spring Fling on the Delaware Campus was held Tuesday, with a lot of fun had by all! The event had to be moved indoors due to rain, but there was plenty of room in the Moeller Hall lobby for spinning the Cougar Prize Wheel. Nancy Cleland, Institutional Advancement, keeps an eye on the wheel as two students try to win concert tickets. All proceeds from the $1-a-spin wheel went to Operation Feed. More than $320 was raised at the Delaware and Columbus Spring Fling events.

Service Learning Roundtable involves Columbus State faculty, agencies

Faculty members Traci Haynes, Psychology, and Rebecca Mobley, Social Sciences, hosted representatives from nine Columbus-based nonprofit organizations and service agencies May 13 at the Partners in Engaged Learning roundtable discussion. 

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Attending the roundtable on Service Learning were (from left)  Lindsay Gudesen, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio; Nadia Kasvin, US Together; Nga Nguyen, US Together; Pauli Tice, LifeCare Alliance; Alohna Elliott, Children's Hunger Alliance; Rebecca Mobley, Social Sciences; Marla Flewellen, Westside Free Store Ministries; Eugene Norris, Monroe Alternative Middle School; Traci Haynes, Psychology; Marc Smith, US Together; Lisa Briggs, Business Programs; and David Tom, Psychology.

The purpose of the roundtable was to work toward developing sustainable and mutually beneficial service learning partnerships. Haynes and Mobley incorporate service learning into their curriculum and find it to be “one of the most valuable strategies for engaging students and encouraging their interest in the developmental and cultural issues” that they cover in their respective courses.

Those attending the meeting included participants from the Homeless Families Foundation, LifeCare Alliance, Children's Hunger Alliance, Monroe Alternative Middle School, Westside Free Store, US Together, Ohio Hispanic Coalition, United Way of Central Ohio, and Volunteers of America.

Also attending the roundtable were Columbus State faculty members David Tom, Psychology; Irene Petten, Social Sciences; and Lisa Briggs, Business Programs.


Mobile Mammography van coming to campus June 22

mammography mobileThe James Mobile Mammography van will be at Columbus State on Wednesday, June 22, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to do breast cancer screening by appointment. The mobile unit will be located in the 11-S lot across from Nestor Hall.

To make an appointment for screening, call The James scheduling department at  (614) 293-4455 between 7:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Financial Wellness seminar offered

Financial Planning: Part 2 will be taught by Jill Cadotte, CPA, CTFA, instructor Columbus State’s Finance Department on Wednesday, May 25, from 12 -1 p.m. in CT107.  The seminar will be teleconferenced to the Delaware Campus in DA Room129.

Points toward the Wellness Incentive Program will be available for attending this seminar. RSVP by contacting Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, or call ext. 3989.

Upward Bound students volunteer at Race for the Cure

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As participants in the Komen Race for the Cure celebrate in the background, Upward Bound students (from left) Anthony Taylor, David Tesfabruk, Alliyah Galusha-Smith, and Dwight Baskin clean up in the streets after the race.

Columbus State’s Upward Bound students and staff members lent their heart and hands to help their community at the Komen Race for the Cure, May 14. Shortly after the race, Upward Bound members went to work on cleaning up the streets. As many race participants were leaving the race and celebrations were coming to a close, the students and staff provided a service that is often overlooked, but in great need after an event with over 50,000 participants.

Twenty Upward Bound staff members and students volunteered for two hours providing the equivalent of 40 hours worth of work. Upward Bound is a pre-college program for students who are potential first-generation college students and/or from low-income families. The program provides college-readiness services for a successful transition from high school into college.

Theater auditions to be held May 31 and June 1

Auditions will be held for Theatre Columbus State’s summer production of “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.

The play was written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, the same team that penned the wildly popular “Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).  Directed by D. Michael Ehret, the play is a 90-minute romp through 500 years of American history, performed by three actors.

Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. No experience is required, but students, if cast, will be required to enroll in the THEA 180 Theatre Practicum for Summer Quarter.

The production is also looking for students to enroll in THEA 205 and work behind the scenes in one or more of the following areas: stage managing, costuming, lighting, props, set, sound, or publicity. No experience is required.

For more information, contact Ehret by email or call ext. 5097.

Missed In-Service Day?

If you missed this year's Spring In-Service program, the videos of the three safety training sessions are now available on the In-Service webpage. You will also find the handouts that correspond to each session. It's all available at this link:

graphicSocial Sciences Technology Brown-Bag offered Friday

A brown-bag session called Blackboard 9 Tricks and Techniques will be offered Friday, May 20 at noon in TL 114. During this session you will learn some secret tricks and techniques to make Blackboard 9 work better for you! This session will help you be a more efficient and effective user of Bb9.  There will be time for questions and individual assistance as well.

Ford ASSET student places third in competition

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From left, Robert Helfrich, Cody Mack, Aaron Edwards, Mike Berardi, Director, Service Engineering Operations, Ford Motor Company, and Mike Belmont Ford/AAA Ohio Competition Coordinator celebrate with trophies at the awards ceremony.

Robert Helfrich, a Ford ASSET and PSEO student at Columbus State, placed third in the state of Ohio at the Ford AAA Student Auto Skills Contest. The contest was held May 13 in Dayton. 

The competition required students to diagnose and repair a 2012 Mustang that had approximately 10 customer concerns—in less than 90 minutes. Helfrich and teammate Cody Mack, from Eastland Career Center, both seniors, will graduate in June. They were coached by Eastland Career Center instructor Aaron Edwards.  Helfrich attended Columbus State during Winter and Spring quarters as a PSEO student. He is employed by Ricart Ford, where he works as an apprentice technician as part of the Ford ASSET program curriculum. 


ITDL seminar: Introduction to SoftChalk

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 LessonBuilder to convert your existing content into engaging and interactive web lessons that can easily be placed into your Blackboard course.

Learn from one of the most knowledgeable and creative instructors that is actively pioneering the use of SoftChalk at Columbus State.
Facilitated by Melissa Logue, Instructor, Modern Languages

Saturday, May 21 – 10 a.m.- noon   Register
Monday, May 23 – 2 - 4 p.m.           Register
Tuesday, May 31 – 9 -11 a.m.           Register

Where: Innovation Center, CT 106

SparrowStrickland speed paints Johnny Depp

The newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie opens this weekend and Gene Strickland, coordinator of the Digital Photography program, has found a unique way to usher in the event. He created a digital painting of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow!

The painting serves as a teaching tool in Strickland’s classroom. It took 18 hours to complete and four more hours to edit into a five-minute time lapse “speed painting.” See it on YouTube here:


Discover the truth about saving on textbooks at the Columbus State Bookstore Open House

booksIf you think the Columbus State Bookstore is an expensive place for students to buy textbooks, you’ll be surprised at how many ways students can actually save at the Bookstore.

Columbus State full-time and adjunct faculty, as well as staff and students, are invited to the upcoming Textbook Open House to talk directly to the Bookstore’s textbook staff, tour the textbook department, compare prices, and find out the real story about saving on textbooks.

The Textbook Open House will be held Thursday, June 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be giveaways to the first 100 guests, as well as Textbook Department tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

R.S.V.P. to Phil Sanders, Textbook Supervisor, at ext. 5127.