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The Columbus State Leadership Institute is a nine-month leadership development experience designed to develop personal leadership and competencies related to leading change.
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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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Summer enrollment up 6.8%

graphicAs of the official census date of July 11, enrollment for Summer Quarter 2011 was 19,699 paid students as compared to the summer 2010 headcount of 18,444.
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Previous Stories:

July 25, 2011

FoE committees conclude work

Interested in Yammering?

July 21, 2011

Korean visitors tour campus

Quality Awards Ceremony gears up

Delaware Campus celebrates first year

OTAP adds phase 2

Extreme Makeover volunteers needed

July 18, 2011

Delaware One-Year Celebration

Summer numbers up 6.8%

Christopher's is back

Taste the Future

14 teams compete for quality award

July 14, 2011

Switch2Semesters course

"Talent Search" funded

Apply for Leadership Institute

"Dress for Success" clothes needed

Mileage rate increased

DX fashion sale

Leeman exhibits in CA

Computer class renamed

HPC: Healthy Grilling

Heart Walk Aug. 27

Wellness Challenge X

New Colleague interface continues rollout

ITDL seminars

This week at Columbus State
Monday July 25

Open Gym, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Yoga, 12 - 1 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday July 26
Wednesday July 27
Thursday July 28
Friday July 29

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July 28, 2011

Christopher’s open tonight

Check out the Christopher’s menu for tonight
(6:00-7:30 p.m.).

Apply now for the 2011/2012 Leadership Institute

The Columbus State Leadership Institute is a nine-month leadership development experience designed to develop personal leadership and skills for leading change. 

Participation in the 2011 - 2012 Leadership Institute is by application only and limited to 24 selected participants. Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s readiness to engage in the leadership learning experience, and the applicant’s commitment to the time and attention required. 

All full-time Columbus State staff, faculty, and administrators may apply.  A total of 24 applications will be selected in proportional staff, faculty, and administrator categories. A change in the original schedule has been noted: the spring retreat will be held on May 1 rather than April 24.  

The deadline to apply for the 2011/2012 Leadership Institute is Friday, August 19.  Applications can be found on the Human Capacity Development web page at


Update on tutoring and articulation initiatives to be given in August

Dr. L. Scott Lissner

Please join the Title III Strengthening Institutions office for an update on Tutoring and Articulation Initiatives, on Thursday and Friday, August 25 and 26.

A variety of professional development opportunities will be offered including a lunchtime keynote speech by Ohio State ADA Compliance Officer Dr. L. Scott Lissner, sessions covering the Articulation Database, an update on the Title III tutoring initiatives, and a round table discussion regarding tutor training needs. This event is funded through U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions.

For more information, please contact Sarah Lathrop at ext. 2236. You may register to attend here. ( see items 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the page)


Additional sessions offered on Colleague 4.3

As the college continues rolling out the new Colleague 4.3 User Interface to users across campus, several additional in-person Colleague 4.3 training sessions have been added.  The sessions will run Thursdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m. beginning July 28 through August 12.  Class times, locations, and registration can be found here:  The Colleague 4.3 classes are listed at the bottom of the page. Click on the title to register for the session you want to attend.

Colleague 4.3 offers increased efficiency       

logoJennifer Williams, office associate in International Enrollment Services, says the new Colleague 4.3 User Interface really helps her do her job faster and more efficiently. She says she made a point of becoming familiar with the new functions as quickly as possible so she could work faster.

The international high school transcript process is a two-step process using two or more screens.  “Being able to keep a student’s record active from form to form has saved me considerable time,” said Williams.  

The ability to save particular students as "favorites" allows staff to more readily access and maintain key student groups simultaneously.  “This allows us to perform necessary tasks more effectively without having to access the student’s paper files,” she said.

The new interface also allows you to set up the screen sizes, colors and shading the way you like it, and save the settings for future sessions, said Williams. “It is very user friendly and customizable!”

To learn more about the new Colleague 4.3 user interface, attend one of the training sessions offered soon!

Preparing for disaster with Citizen Preparedness Program

Are you and your family prepared for a natural, artificial or technological disaster?  Did you know that in the event of a disaster, FEMA recommends that each citizen should be ready to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days?  Did you know that only 1% of our nation's population is a trained responder? 

The goal of the Community College Citizen Preparedness Program (3CP2) is to train U.S. citizens through the nation's community colleges on specific protective actions to save lives and minimize injuries after a disaster and before arrival of first responders. 

Jeff Bates, professor, and Allen Frederick and Tim Butcher, adjunct instructors in Environmental Science, Safety & Health recently completed the 3CP2 train-the-trainer program.  This FEMA and AACC initiative provides a two-hour Citizen Preparedness training program designed to educate community members on how to be ready for disasters.  If you are interested in having this training provided to a campus or community group, or in the classroom, please contact Jeff Bates at


Stuff your face and stuff your sack at the Bookstore today!

graphicThe Bookstore is offering free ice cream starting at 11 a.m. today until it’s GONE! And the first 100 people through the door will receive a free tote bag, which you can stuff with items and receive 15% off of everything you can fit inside!