Continuous Quality Improvement Awards

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.
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Apply for Leadership Institute

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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Previous Stories:

August 4, 2011

Leadership Institute forums

Chorus to perform

Jazz on Jefferson

ITDL "Journey"

RAVE system test

August Health & Wellness

August 1, 2011

CQI Awards Banquet

Summer reports online

Hay to attend Aspen Institute Academy

HPC scheduling for fall

Identity theft seminar

15% off headphones at Bookstore

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 to be held

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday August 8

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Fall Quarter personal training scheduling in HPC - continuing clients only,
6 a.m.

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

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

Tuesday August 9
Wednesday August 10
Thursday August 11
Friday August 12

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Christopher's restaurant

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August 8, 2011

logoColumbus Crossroads starts this fall

The Columbus Crossroads project, one of the largest highway projects in Ohio, is kicking off this September with reconstruction of the I-71/670 interchange. This first phase of I-70/71 construction will be completed in 2014. The $200 million I-71/670 project will improve safety, reduce congestion, and connect neighborhoods. It will add a new travel lane on I-670 and reduce weaving across traffic lanes to exits. Twenty-two new bridges will be built, including one with a first of its kind cultural wall designed with community input.

Access to the Columbus State campus will be significantly impacted, with several freeway exits including Spring Street, Broad Street, and Cleveland Avenue closing at the start of Fall Quarter. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will hold a public meeting to detail the construction timetable Tuesday, August 9, from 6-8 p.m. in the King Arts Complex 3rd floor ballroom, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave. A construction project website is also online at

Maps and construction schedules have not yet been released, but at Columbus State, we have been told to expect the following:


Two grants to aid international student program

Columbus State recently received two grant awards totaling $88,000 from Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) for the Community College Initiative (CCI) international student program at the college. This coming year Columbus State will host two student groups, one from Pakistan and the second from a mix of other countries targeted by the program.

Renée Hampton, director, and Vanessa Kumar, specialist, in Diversity, Travel Abroad and TRiO Programs, will implement the third year of the program. The Career and Technical Programs provide the education to the students for the year.

According to Kumar, the grants, which fund the students' tuition, housing, furniture, transportation, and global leadership activities, will be expanded to support more leadership activities and projects for students, provide basic necessities for their apartments, and offer a customized ESL course during their bridge program. The CCI program has three students from Pakistan, two from Indonesia, and one from South Africa arriving at the end of this month, said Kumar.

“Results from the first two years have shown what a profound impact this program has on international students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to obtain further career/technical education,” says Jan Rogers, vice president for Student Affairs. “The year they spend with us is truly life-changing.”


The Bookstore website Quick Response (QR) code. Cell phones with a QR application can take a picture of the code and be connected immediately to the website.

Bookstore has new website

Visit the Bookstore at to find out what’s new, order textbooks, shop online and more. The new site was launched to give the Bookstore more functionality and the ability to post more current information about what’s going on in the store. In addition, the Bookstore site is now part of Columbus State’s main website, allowing visitors to find the Bookstore pages by using the search function.

Visit the site for updates on current sales and in-depth information on how the Bookstore works to make education more affordable for our students.


“Clicker” forum offered Aug. 17

clickerFour Columbus State instructors will present their experiences using clickers in the classroom at the Innovation Center on Wednesday August 17, in CT-107, from 2 - 3 p.m.

The session will be a good opportunity to learn about clickers and how they can be used in the classroom. You may participate whether you know nothing about clickers or you are an expert!  The workshop will include a question and answer session and open discussion.

Register for the session here:

Hire a student employee for Autumn Quarter

Are you interested in hiring a student employee? Student Employment Services will hold information sessions for hiring supervisors as we gear up for another busy fall quarter.  Come learn the easy process for posting a student opening, understand your funding options, and hear the many benefits a student employee can bring to your department.   

When: Tuesday, August 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
             Thursday, August 18, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Rhodes Hall Room 114
RSVP to Clayton Gibson.

If you cannot make it to either of the two available times, contact Clayton Gibson at ext. 3622 to arrange a one-on-one meeting. 

Columbus Chamber seeks participants in Logistics Job Fair Sept. 13

The Columbus Region Logistics Council and the Columbus Chamber, in cooperation with Columbus State, will offer a Logistics Job Fair on Tuesday, September 13, in the CEWD Conference Center. There is no cost to attend or exhibit at the job fair. Some of the companies expected to attend include: Acloché, BNSF Logistics, Cardinal Health, The Columbus Dispatch, COWIC, Crane Worldwide, FedEx Ground, Kelly Services,
McGraw-Hill, ODW Logistics, and many more.

Employers interested in exhibiting at the job fair should contact Jeff Brashares at to sign up.

mapSome employee parking closed Aug. 10-12

Sections of the 6E and 7E parking lots will be closed August 10–12 for tree removal.  Please do not park in the marked areas on those days.




Bookstore offers free headphones

Visit the Columbus State Bookstore August 8- October 1 for a special offer: free iLove Bubble Gum2 headphones with the purchase of a Memorex Jump Drive for $17.99.