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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 28, 2011

Apply for Leadership Institute

Tutoring/articulation initiatives update

Colleague 4.3 training

Colleague offers increased efficiency

Citizen preparedness program

Ice cream at bookstore

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 August 1

logoRed Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NH Lounge

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

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

Tuesday August 2
Wednesday August 3
Thursday August 4
Friday August 5

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Christopher's restaurant

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August 1, 2011

And the winners are…!

President David Harrison addresses the crowd at the first annual Quality Improvement Awards luncheon held July 27 in the Conference Center ballroom.

The recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Awards and Employees of the Month were recognized, and awards were announced for Distinguished Full Professors and CQI Teams. Full professors selected for the award were Steve Abbott, English, Greg Goodhart, Mathematics, and Jackie Miller, Nursing.

The first Silver Team Award went to the Developmental Education Block Program (team members Tywan Banks, Tracy Koski, Sue Hargrove and Pat Rowe), for their work helping at-risk students acclimate to college.  The second Silver Team Award went to the Cost Instructional Model Team (members Aletha Shipley, Jaimie Allen, Michele Arnold, Jan Ellis, Laurie Johns, Karen Riley and Don White), for their work keeping costs in line while Columbus State moves from a quarter-based year into semesters. The Gold Team Award went to the Math Summer Bridge Initiative (team members Kelly Hogan, Tywan Banks, Beth Barnett, Jessica Lickeri, Brenna Michelis and Kathy Struve), for their intensive program for students in Dev Ed 031, Math 102 and Math 103—moving them successfully into Math 104! See a short video recap of the awards luncheon here!

graphicFull summer reports available online

The Summer Quarter 2011 enrollment reports are now available online here. (Intranet is not available off campus.) The report links on this page include three-year trend headcount and FTE totals by academic department, by campus, for Business and Industry Training, and for Distance Learning.

If you have any questions about any of the reports, please contact Jim Hamberg at or at extension 5643.

Hay to attend Aspen Institute Academy

Cheryl Hay

Cheryl Hay, administrator in Business and Industry Training, has been selected to attend The Sector Skills Academy as one of 25 workforce development leaders in the seventh class of Marano Fellows. The Academy, jointly operated by the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative and Public/Private Ventures, provides emerging leaders in the workforce development field with a unique professional development opportunity.
This group of fellows represents state and local public agencies, community-based nonprofits, and community colleges and is helping prepare unemployed and under-employed individuals for jobs in a wide range of sectors, including health care, hospitality, manufacturing, renewable energy and energy efficiency, construction and logistics. Hay will represent the logistics field.
Over a 12-month period, they will participate in peer and classroom learning, site visits, and workshops, during which they will be encouraged to acquire new skills, engage in experiential learning, connect with peers, and build relationships with mentors and leaders. Academy faculty and mentors are drawn from experienced leaders in the field of employment development. Participants are expected to apply the lessons of the Academy to enhance their work in their chosen sector.

HPC scheduling for Fall Quarter starting
Aug. 8

The Human Performance Center (HPC) will begin scheduling for Autumn Quarter 2011 personal training on Monday, August 8, (continuing clients only) beginning at 6 a.m., in person only at the HPC. (Scheduling office is closed between noon and 2 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.).
Scheduling procedures:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cecil at ext.2083.

Financial Wellness session on identity theft offered Aug. 3

graphicMichelle Weadock, Business Development Director of Education First Credit Union, will offer a presentation on avoiding identity theft on Wednesday, August 3, from12:00-1:00 p.m. in CT Room 107. The session will also be broadcast to the Delaware Campus in DA Room 129. You can receive points toward the Wellness Challenge and Wellness Incentive for attending.  RSVP to Wellness Coordinator Nichole Bowman-Glover, ext. 3989 or email


photo of headphones15% off headphones at the Bookstore

August 1-6, you can get 15 percent off the price of all headphones at the Bookstore! Hurry in!