New Colleague interface rolls out in July

Beginning Tuesday July 5, Columbus State will begin rolling out the new Colleague 4.2 User Interface to users around campus with implementation occurring throughout the month of July. 
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Switch to Semesters Update


Much work has been going on behind the scenes in preparation for the college’s Switch2Semesters in autumn 2012. As student advising begins later this summer, the college-wide effort will move more toward center stage.  
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Sabrina Ayers Holmes earns SEOM

SabrinaBy bringing the spirit of celebration back to the drudgery of handing out caps, gowns and tassels to each student, Ayers Holmes was able to have a little fun with a job that was certainly not in any description of her position. 
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Previous Stories:

June 13, 2011

New Colleague interface

Copier codes return

Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive

Wellness Challenge X

Men of the Year named

Student represents CSCC, Ohio at conference

SES Hall of Fame 2011

Student wins pickle contest

Mailing stuff to Delaware

ITDL Seminar: Excel 2007

Apply for Adjunct Learning Workshop

Parking lots closed for striping

We're getting signalized

New parking lot

Well-timed whirlwind

June 8, 2011

Alumnus Evans to address grads

Switch to Semesters update

Adult CPR and AED offered

Summer Quarter Welcome Team

GroupWise gets more storage

Rustbelt Poetry Slam

No parking at Ft. Hayes this summer

June 2, 2011


Switch to Semesters update

Fee waivers due

Social Sciences brown bag

Health & Fitness news

May 31, 2011

Campus reminders

Leadership Institute grads

Attend Caribana!

Writing Center workshop

Scholastic book fair

First Tee partners with Down Syndrome Assoc.

Secure shredding has environmental impact

The Spoken Word

May 26, 2011

Columbus Arts Festival

Int'l students visit Slate Run

Foundations of Excellence

AQIP is now CQI

Train the Trainer fundraiser

SHRM students recognized

Program helps young adults

May 23, 2011

GAP funds summer camp

Student employee of the year

Int. students work on garden

Nichols named treasurer

Psych students "reading buddies"

Leeman exhibit

Man of the Year award

Tree planted in friend's honor

Psychology adjunct given award

Open Enrollment ends May 31

Cancer support group

Operation Feed

May 19, 2011

Spring Fling in Delaware

Service Learning roundtable

Mammography van coming

Financial wellness seminar

Upward Bound students volunteer

Theatre auditions

Missed In-Service?

Social Sciences brown bag

Asset student places 3rd

ITDL: Softchalk

Strickland speed paints Johnny Depp

Save on textbooks at the DX

This week at Columbus State
Monday June 20


Kids in College, June 13-24

Tuesday June 21
Wednesday June 22
Thursday June 23
Friday June 24

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June 20, 2011

Please come in!

new library entrance As renovations to the ERC in Columbus Hall near completion, the exterior entrances and landscaping are coming together. Students can now walk right into the ERC and new Writing Center using the front door! The interior and exterior projects will be complete at the start of Autumn Quarter.

Coming this week to a copier near you: Copier Codes

Copiers at all Columbus State locations will be programmed this week for copier codes. The specific date for programming is posted above each copier, and programming will take only a few minutes for each machine. Once a copier is programmed, you will be prompted to log in with your department or grant code prior to making copies. If you are not sure of your code, ask your office associate or call 5050.

Mobile Mammography screening offered Wednesday

vanReminder: The James Care Mobile Mammography vehicle will be on campus Wednesday, June 22, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the visitor parking meter area in front of Nestor Hall. To make an appointment, call (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


snake photoHis name’s not Monty

But this albino python certainly captured the attention of campers from the Kids in College day camp on June 13. The Columbus Zoo came for a visit, bringing lots of interesting animals including snakes, sloths, wallabies, a cheetah and penguins! The children are on campus for two weeks during summer break and are ages 8-11. Field trips, special guest speakers, games and projects take up the whole day for the kids. The program is coordinated by the K-12 Initiatives department.


Hula hoop photoStay tuned for Summer Quarter wellness activities

There are plenty of opportunities to keep active this Summer Quarter, with lots of classes offered through Student Activities and Athletics, including Spinning on Mondays and Thursdays; Yoga on Mondays and Tuesdays; Aerobics on Mondays and Wednesdays; Zumba on Monday evenings; Hula Hoop on Wednesdays; Pilates on Fridays; and Athletic Conditioning on Fridays. Contact Julie Collins at ext. 5092 for more information on times.  All classes are held in Delaware Hall Room 158.


SAC hosts statewide conference on campus
OSCHE meetingState Employee Retirement System (SERS) representative Erin Knight discusses changes in the system with members of Staff Advisory Council, including Tim Wagner, left, Mandy Gollhofer, center, and Summre Jones, right.  Columbus State hosted the annual summer Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education (OSHCE) conference June 16 and 17 on campus.


Information Security Tip: The Growing Threat of Spear Phishing

Over the past several months, you may have heard about the successful hacking attempts at RSA, Sony, and Citigroup. You can now add the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to the list of high profile attacks.  While there are suspicions as to why this is happening, the leading thought is "spear phishing."  Spear phishing is defined as "an e-mail spoofing fraud attempt that targets a specific organization, seeking unauthorized access to confidential data." 

Please visit and review the two Fraud Warning messages (in bold red letters) dated April 4 and April 8, 2011.  You'll see (due to another hacking incident involving Epsilon) many companies you regularly do business with were recently compromised.  Spear phishing will come in the form of a legitimate looking email from a reputable company.  However, the email may ask you to install something or ask you to provide personally identifiable information (Social Security number, account user name and password, etc.).  If you install something contained in the email, it is likely capturing information on your computer and sending (without you knowing) it to a source accessible by the attacker.  If the email asks you to provide information and you do, you may have just provided the attacker with the credentials to access your bank accounts (for example). 

Spear phishing is one of the fastest growing security threats.  You must be aware and suspicious of what arrives in your email.  Here are some things to remember when reviewing emails (at home and at work):

With the high volumes of spam in circulation, some of which are malicious emails, it can be difficult to identify the legitimate emails.  Here's the best advice for dealing with emails: If in doubt, delete it.  Call the company and ask if they sent the email—chances are they didn't.

In these times of escalating computer fraud, you must remain aware of everything you do online.  

If you have any questions, please call Rob Clifford (Information Security) at ext. 3686.


Malloy to ride in Pelotonia 2011

Tim MalloyTim Malloy, systems administrator in IT, will ride in the annual Pelotonia event again this year.  It is his third year participating. For more information on Pelotonia, go to Every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and the Solove Research Institute.  You can donate to Tim’s ride here:  Timothy Malloy's Pelotonia page.