Quality Improvement teams, individuals, to be recognized July 27

The winners of the 2nd Annual Quality Team Awards will take the stage at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 27
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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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Previous Stories:

July 7, 2011

Lifeline race to cross campus

Teams to be recognized

ITDL "strength" training

Pono community seeks members

Jazz in July

DX shopping deals

June 30, 2011

Hooping it up

Red, White & Boom

S2S testing July 11-15

DARS also unavailable

Help The First Tee

Wellness Incentive

Video of recent forums

McGraw-Hill customized training program

Voluntary Cash Separation

June 27, 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 Pelotonia

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday July 11

Degree Audit Report System (DARS) unavailable July 11-17

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July 11, 2011

Student conduct coordinator helps keep campus safe

Kellie Brennan

Kellie Brennan uses a balanced approach and an outstanding working relationship with faculty, staff and administration to handle difficult student situations in her role as Student Conduct Coordinator in the Student Life Department.

“She always has a large group of students whose enrollment might be questionable due to safety issues,”


“Kellie makes a significant difference everyday in her job,” said nominator Dr. Mark Querry. “She always has a large group of students whose enrollment might be questionable due to safety issues,” he said.  “She helps keep our campus safe.”

For her work in student conflict resolution, Brennan was named July Staff Employee of the Month in a ceremony held July 6.

“As a member of the Behavior Intervention Team, she responds quickly to crises or pressing situations,” said Querry.  “She is very thorough and turns most situations into teaching-learning experiences for the students so as not to alienate them.  She also goes the extra mile by volunteering to train campus departments on student conduct issues,” said Querry.

“Over the past few quarters Kellie has increased overall campus awareness on the importance of reporting student issues of concern before they escalate,” said her supervisor Wayne Cocchi, Interim Dean of Student Life. “Last year she was instrumental in rewriting the college’s Student Conduct Policy.  We are proud to have her as part of the Student Life and Columbus State family!”

Delaware Campus Birthday Celebration!

graphicCome celebrate our Delaware Campus’ first anniversary on Tuesday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Moeller Hall!  It was just over one year ago that we cut the ribbon on the new academic center in Delaware, and enrolled our first students into their classes for Fall Quarter 2010.  The Delaware community has welcomed us with open arms and we want to celebrate the hard work of students, staff, faculty and administrators who are all contributing to our thriving new campus. 

After a few words from President Harrison, and Deans Angelo Frole and Jan Rogers, we will host a big cookout on the patio with birthday cake, a memory wall to sign, and party favors for everyone that helped make our first year on the Delaware Campus a huge success! 

Everyone is invited to this free event, so make sure to circle July 19 on your calendar and stop by for the Delaware Campus First Birthday Celebration!

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The Grand Opening of the Delaware Campus was held on June 28, 2010 when we cut the ribbon and had a big party to open Moeller Hall!


Foundations of Excellence to celebrate accomplishments

logoThe nine dimension committees for the College’s Foundations of Excellence program have completed their reports and submitted recommendations for action items that will improve our students’ first year experience. On Friday, July 15, the Foundations of Excellence task force will convene as a whole to review and prioritize action items and of course to celebrate all of the dimension teams’ hard work!

During the meeting, dimension committee members will meet as cross-functional teams to discuss recommendations from each of the nine dimensions. The day will culminate in an electronic vote, allowing attendees to indicate which action items they feel are the most important for the college to initiate to reach our goals for our first-year students.

Phase II of the Foundations of Excellence Program will begin in early August. Current committee members will be invited to continue serving for Phase II, however, there will be open spaces for others who may be interested in serving. If you would like to join the FoE project, please email Sue Donohue, sdonohue@cscc.edu.

Reminder: DARS Unavailable July 11–17

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

Sold recipieend in your recipe and help send someone to school!

The Columbus State Bookstore is collecting recipes for a Columbus State cookbook that will go on sale this September. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the Columbus State Foundation to help provide student scholarships.

What’s more, when you email your recipe to csbookstore@cscc.edu, you will be entered to win a $25 Bookstore gift certificate. What could be easier?

Recipes must be submitted by Friday, July 29 for inclusion in the Columbus State Cookbook and eligibility to win the Bookstore gift card. So hurry to your recipe box or ask grandma, mom, Aunt Betty, Uncle Bob, or your BFF for their recipe you’ve always loved, and share more than just good food. Share in the success of a Columbus State student!

July issue of Health & Fitness News online now

mastheadThe Human Performance Center’s newsletter is online here with summer articles on fitness including healthy summer foods, working out at Metro Parks, and Summer Quarter events.  Check it out! 

International student program seeks mentor families

Columbus State is now approaching our third year hosting students in the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The new group of students will arrive in August, and the Office of Diversity, Travel Abroad and TRIO Programs is seeking mentor families to welcome the students.

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Last year’s CCI students arrive at Port Columbus and are welcomed by Vanessa Kumar and Renée Hampton

This year, Columbus State will host three students from Pakistan, two students from Indonesia, and one student from South Africa. The students will attend Columbus State for three quarters and live in the city for a total of 10 months. Part of the program requirements ask that each student be matched with a mentor family.

The goals for the mentor families are:


Other items to consider:

The role of a fully engaged mentor greatly enriches the experiences of students.  We hope that you will consider being an ambassador to students who are preparing for a life-changing program.  If you or someone you know would be interested in serving as a mentor for a student from the new cohort please contact Vanessa Kumar to fill out an application by Thursday, July 28.