Columbus State climbs into top 40 of degree producers

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Columbus State continued a strong showing in Community College Week magazine’s 2011 annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers.
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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 30, 2011

Summer enrollment up

Red, White and Boom

CS climbs into top 40

Weight Watchers begins 7/5

Wellness seminar

Adjunct exhibits

Leeman exhibits

Apply for scholarships

Cougar pride

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


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 30, 2011

Hooping it up

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The first day of Summer Quarter 2011 was a Hula Hoopin’ good time at the Welcome Team tent in the courtyard. Student Ambassador Mariam Bahova and Clawdette Cougar entertained the troops as students stopped for directions and information June 27.

Boom! Reminders

Columbus State offices will close at 4:30 p.m.
tomorrow, Friday, July 1. All classes will be
held as scheduled. The west end (near
Cleveland Ave.) of the 12-S parking lot will be
closed all day Friday for use by Columbus Police.
The college is also closed on Monday, July 4.


Testing, Testing … July 11 – 15

logoFrom July 11 through July 15, systems specialists/functional subject matter experts from Admissions, Business Services, Curriculum Management, Financial Aid, and Records and Registration will be heavily involved in testing system changes that will support the upcoming semester conversion. This work is critical to a successful transition and may result in those involved being less available for everyday tasks or special requests. During those five days, you can assist the process by being aware of the integrated testing and by scheduling detailed projects for another time. Questions? Contact Todd Warner at ext. 2598.


DARS also unavailable July 11-17

The college's Degree Audit Report System (DARS) will be unavailable for use July 11 through 17 due to planned maintenance related to the semester conversion.


logoLike subs?  Help The First Tee

You can help raise money for The First Tee of Columbus just by eating at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 5957 Sunbury Rd, in Westerville on Wednesday, July 6, anytime between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Go ahead and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Fifteen percent of all proceeds will be donated to First Tee of Columbus!

The First Tee of Columbus serves as a unique learning environment for youth ages 5-18 by using golf to teach life skills. Columbus State’s Bridgeview Golf Course and Driving Range is home to The First Tee of Columbus.

Final Reminder for Wellness Incentive Program

logoEmployees who are participating in the Wellness Incentive Program, and have completed the three required steps for a pay out—a biometric screening, a personal health assessment, and a health coaching session—should have their additional activity points recorded in WebMD by 5 p.m. TODAY -Thursday, June 30. There are no exceptions to this deadline!

If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989, or email .

Missed recent forums?  See the video

If you missed the recent open forums discussing draft policies for Telecommuting and Phased Retirements, you can watch an instructional PowerPoint below:


McGraw-Hill Education and Columbus State pilot customized training program

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Students from McGraw-Hill Education present their Capstone Project at the completion of the 21st Century Skills course.

Earlier in June, 20 McGraw-Hill employees received a 21st Century Skills diploma from Columbus State after enhancing their leadership skills with curriculum customized for their company. The program was developed for McGraw-Hill by Columbus State’s Business and Industry division in Community Education and Workforce Development. Administrator Cheryl Hay worked with chair of the Business Programs Department, Angelo Frole to put together the curriculum.

Course topics included personal development, communication, working with others, dealing with change, professional development, and a capstone project where participants demonstrated lessons-learned in a real business context.

"This course dramatically improves teamwork as well as communication and presentation skills among co-workers, who finished the program with the knowledge they need to compete in the global, competitive workplace,” said Tim Williams, senior vice president Customer Operations for McGraw-Hill Education and Workforce Committee co-chair for the Columbus Regional Logistics Council. 


Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive meetings to be held next week

The Columbus State Board of Trustees recently approved a Voluntary Cash Separation Incentive for eligible employees of the college. If you have any questions about the incentive or your eligibility for this opportunity, please plan on attending one of the following meetings:     

  • Wednesday, July 6 – 1:00-2:30 p.m., WD Room 407
    Wednesday, July 13 – 1:00-2:30 p.m., WD Room 404

At the meetings, HR will discuss eligibility, procedures, paperwork needed, and next steps. If you have any questions, please contact Lou Ann Carman at ext. 2416 or Twila Wiley at ext. 2422.