Foundations of Excellence online

logoIf you’ve been following the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) progress, or want to know more about the initiative and how it impacts our students, information is now available online
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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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Previous Stories:

August 22, 2011

Title III spells tutoring

Telly Award for IA staff

Poetry reading

The LoRActs recycling

August 18, 2011

Stivers visits campus

Colleague stress test

Payouts in Aug., Sept.

Cougar Geeks donate PCs

Theatre Columbus State's summer play

Athletics offers two new club sports

M.A.N. Initiative webinar

Master Planning project

Faculty author '60s encyclopedia

Support Malloy, Durbin in Pelotonia

Gospel Ensemble to sing

Viva Columbus Crew

August 15, 2011

Before and after borer

Singing upstairs

FoE online

Last call for recipes

ISA canoes the Hocking

Poetry reading at DX

RAVE test cancelled

August 11, 2011

August SEOM Wainwright

Semesters advising

Memorial for Mary Berman

DiPietro's "cell phone orchestra"

Read names at graduation

TECHie camp participants to visit campus

New women's basketball head coach

Mango at the ERC

August 8, 2011

Columbus Crossroads

Grants aid international student program

New bookstore website

"Clicker" forum Aug. 17

Hire a student

Logistics job fair

Some employee parking closed Aug. 10-11

Bookstore offers free headphones

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday August 22

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

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

Tuesday August 23
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August 25, 2011

OSU’s “Roads” Scholars Tour to make stop at Delaware Campus

The Delaware Campus will host a stop on Ohio State’s annual Roads Scholars Tour next week on Thursday afternoon. Each year, The Ohio State University invites new faculty and staff to tour locations where OSU has campuses and partnerships. An estimated 50 people from Ohio State will take part this year. President Harrison will address the group when they arrive at Delaware.

The new partnership between the Columbus State and Ohio State begins Autumn Quarter when the Ohio State Marion branch begins offering classes on our Delaware Campus.

A “Partnership Celebration” for our two schools is planned for Wednesday evening, 4-6 p.m. September 14, at the Delaware campus, where both Dr. Harrison and OSU President E. Gordon Gee will say a few words and plant a Buckeye tree on the campus. 

The Wellness Incentive Program has evolved!

logoThe new “Health Rewards Program” is now offered through United Health Care. Human Resources will hold several briefings to fill you in on the changes and answer any questions you may have.

Briefings will be held:
Monday, August 29, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in CT 107
Thursday, September 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in  WD 354
The briefings will also be broadcast to the Delaware Campus in room DA 129.

If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator at ext. 3989 or  or Deborah Robinson, benefits administrator  at ext. 2177 or

TIC–service with a smiling voice

Over the years, the Telephone Information Center (TIC) has become the point of first contact for Columbus State, especially for students contacting the offices in Enrollment Services. The average number of calls a full-time TIC representative may take every week is approximately 500. Of course, this number increases during busy times of the quarter. The TIC staff as a whole answers an average of 59,500 calls per month and has answered 387,110 calls within the past year. Columbus State is where the world is calling!

The representatives in the TIC are always available for any question a student may have about the college. They are also available in case someone can’t recall which day of the week it is. They really do have all kinds of information.

Sometimes TIC reps have to be the bearer of bad news, such as the fact that the college does not offer a student credit card. Often, things can be misconstrued over the phone—one caller insisted they were looking for “Ellie Gal.” It was soon discovered they wanted to register for paralegal studies LEGL 101!


TIC representative Maureen Thompson is ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have.

As Autumn Quarter draws near, the TIC wishes everyone a smooth approach. If you have any questions regarding Columbus State but don’t know where to start, call the TIC.  Ext. 5353 will get directly to an information representative Monday- Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.  You can also email the TIC at

OhioLINK Music Center is now open 

graphicOhioLINK has announced the launch of the OhioLINK Music Center (OMC),, featuring more than 78,000 tracks and 21,000 works from the Naxos Music Library.

Users can search for and listen to tracks in six genres—classical, opera, jazz, spoken word, Chinese music and world music—with works from many well-known composers, including Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Strauss, Copeland, and Ellington.  Access to the music files is restricted to the students, faculty and staff of OhioLINK member institutions, and off-campus access is available. Flash player is required. Catalog records for the albums should be available in the OhioLINK Library Catalog in the next few weeks.

The OhioLINK Music Center is available through the ERC/Library website: Simply go to: > Research Databases > Arts & Literature tab > OhioLINK Music Center. For assistance gaining access to, or using the OhioLINK Music Center, please contact a reference librarian at ext. 2460.

Lots more music…live!

Columbus State's three Summer Instrumental Ensembles will perform on Tuesday, August 30 in the TL-123 music room.

First, at 4:30 p.m., the Woodwind Ensemble will play the music of Handel, Dvorak, and African-Americans Scott Joplin and William Grant Still. The Saxophone Ensemble will perform at 5:30 p.m. Their repertoire includes folk songs from Hungary and Jamaica as well as classical selections by Chopin, Grieg, and Bach. And at 6:30 p.m., the Brass Ensemble will play music of the Civil War era. Some of the patriotic titles are "The Battle Cry of Freedom," "Hail Columbia," and "Yankee Doodle." Band Director Thomas Lloyd will narrate the free performances.

For more information contact  Lloyd at

Mission accomplished!

Peletonia finishAt the finish line for Pelotonia, the slightly delirious Scot Durbin, left, and Tim Malloy, far right, pose playfully with their friends Ben Whitmore and Amber Smith. The bicyclists made the 102 -mile trip to Athens to raise money for cancer research.