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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June 20, 2011

ERC renovation

Copier codes

Mobile Mammography screening

Kids in College photo

Summer wellness activities

SAC conference

Spear Phishing

Malloy to ride Peletonia

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 27

Summer Quarter begins

Colleague Training, 9-10 a.m., WD 209

Tuesday June 28
Wednesday June 29
Thursday June 30
Friday July 1

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June 27, 2011

First day of Summer Quarter shows 7.6% increase in enrollment

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Summer Quarter enrollment is up more than 7 1/2 percent—to 20,486—as classes begin today. With more than 20,000 students on campus and online this quarter, we can expect quite a busy summer ahead! Columbus State has always had higher summer undergraduate enrollment than any other local college, including Ohio State. And as we move closer to the Switch to Semesters, more and more students will be focused on finishing their degrees prior to autumn 2012. Another record is expected to be broken in the shortened last Summer Quarter of 2012, which will end August 17, 2012. 

graphicCampus lot to be used for Red, White and Boom!

The Columbus Police Department will use the west side of Columbus State’s 12-S parking lot on Friday, July 1, starting a 6 a.m. Officers use the lot for staging. The blocked off area of the 12-S lot will be used until approximately midnight on July 1.


Columbus State climbs into Top 40 of degree producers

graduate photoColumbus State continued a strong showing in Community College Week magazine’s 2011 annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers. This year, among two-year institutions, Columbus State jumped to No. 37, with 1,768 completed degrees. That’s a seven percent increase in diplomas granted.

The new ranking is based on figures from the 2009-2010 academic year, the most recent year for complete results. Among two-year schools last year, Columbus State was No. 39 after awarding 1,652 degrees the previous year.

“I’m more excited about a 7 percent increase in graduates than a 20 percent jump in enrollment,” said President David Harrison. “We have to measure our success as a college on the success of our students.” 

The college’s Sport and Exercise Studies program continues to be a standout nationally. With the exception of one four-year institution (University of Phoenix), Columbus State awarded more SES associate degrees than any college in the country—85 in all.

Columbus State also had top results in Human Sciences—No. 4 nationally, with 68 diplomas awarded; Engineering Technologies—No. 7 nationally, with 176 degrees awarded; and Health Professions—No. 15 nationally, with 421 degrees awarded.

Data for the analysis are collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Weight Watchers at Work begins July 5

logoThere will be an informational meeting for new participants in the Weight Watchers at Work program on Tuesday, June 28, at noon in the DX (Bookstore) conference room on the third floor. The first official session will start Tuesday, July 5. All sessions are at noon in the DX conference room. The cost is $120 for new participants, which can be made by payroll deduction. If you are interested, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989 or email

Summer Wellness Seminar focuses on your back

graphicAttend the upcoming Wellness Seminar called “Prevention and Care of Back Strains and Sprains” on Wednesday, June 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in CT 107, and you can earn points toward your Wellness Incentive Program. The presentation will be led by a representative from Mt. Carmel Workplace Health. You may RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989. The session will also be broadcast to the Delaware Campus in DA Room 129.

Photograph by Lynn Cox

Adjunct exhibits photos at Sinclair

Lynn Cox, an adjunct instructor in Integrated Media and Technology, is currently exhibiting his photographs in the Works on Paper Gallery at Sinclair Community College through July 21. Information about the exhibit can be found online here.


Upstream #21 by Stacy Leeman

Leeman also to exhibit

Humanities adjunct Stacy Leeman's painting Upstream #21 will be on display at the 67th Annual Ohio 2011 exhibit at the Zanesville Museum of Art from July 30-September 8.





Remind your students to apply for Development Foundation Scholarships!

money in handsThe deadline for students to apply for one or more of the 369 Development Foundation Scholarships is July 20, just four weeks into Summer Quarter. More than $366,000 in scholarship awards will be available, with the average award totaling approximately $1,000. Awards will be made for scholarships starting Autumn Quarter 2011. In past years, only 53 percent of the scholarship money has been used.

A remarkable assortment of scholarships is available, from those with financial or grade-point requirements, to those with very specific programs of study or majors. There are scholarships for every degree program, as well as 37 offered to students with any major. Minority students, single mothers, first-generation college students, international students, those close to graduation, or just starting college…there are scholarships available for most everyone!

Students are able to apply for up to four different scholarships, so please remind them to take a look at the booklet, online here, as soon as Summer Quarter begins and you have them in class! 

photoCougar Pride!

Fifteen students and employees, including Clawdette the Cougar, took part in the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade, which marched from Downtown Columbus to Goodale Park June 18. Columbus State was one of only a handful of colleges that participated. Students from the Spectrum LGBT club and Cougar Pride—CSCC's gay/straight student alliance, took part in the event.