"1492" collaboration seeks product, service innovations

logoDo you have an idea for a product? A service? A revolutionary software concept? If so, the “1492” project wants to hear about it!
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President Obama speaks at Fort Hayes

President Barack Obama came to Columbus Tuesday afternoon to advocate for his new jobs bill, and talk about school funding on the Ft. Hayes High School campus.
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Wellness Incentive Payout September 30

logoEmployees who completed the necessary steps to receive a pay out in the Wellness Incentive Program that ended June 30, will receive their pay out September 30.
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September 22, 2011

First day friends

1492 collaboration

CSCC receives grant for College Access Reynoldsburg project

Dept. of Education funds Talent Search

Nominate for "Down the Hall"

Blood drive Thurs.

Employee development in CEWD

Thurber House presents: Banned Books & Music

Colleague 4.3 training

ITDL seminars

Upward Bound

Employee class: Dealing with Grouches, Grumps and Grudges

September 19, 2011

Beautiful beginnings

Bedritis receives certification

Artist competes for Library project

Weight Watchers begins Sept. 26

September 15, 2011

President speaks at Fort Hayes

Celebrating partnership

UN Education Symposium

September 12, 2011

September SEOM

Barksdale addresses grads

Bioscience graduates

Fall Quarter Welcome Team

Mammography van

September 8, 2011

Barksdale to deliver Commencement address

Partnership celebration

Colleague stress test

CSEA signs agreement

Foundations of Excellence

Vayntraub wins photo contest

LaMar, Nelson explain lecture capture

Financial wellness

Capital Equipment computer project

College mourns Schottenstein

Fee waiver deadline

September 1, 2011

Commissioners to commemorate September 11

HPC newsletter

Former employee Karras dies

Two offices move to Long St.

August 30, 2011

HIMT faculty present at conference

Cougar Rewards at Bookstore

Fee waiver deadlines

Wellness Incentive payout Sept. 30

Leeman to exhibit

Student nurses toy drive

This week at Columbus State
Monday September 26

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

Tuesday September 27
Wednesday September 28
Thursday September 29
Friday September 30

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Christopher's restaurant will reopen mid-Autumn Quarter

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September 26, 2011

Biggest Learner off to a BIG start!

Faculty coach Reuel Barksdale, center, talks with members of Team Swag of Biggest Learners at their first meeting of fall quarter. From left are: Branden Rice, Meredith Mendoza, Jack D'Andrea and Larena Nolan.

After Welcome Back Day on Wednesday, lots of people on campus may be doing a double-take when they see all the bright red t-shirts students are wearing proclaiming “The Biggest Learner.” 

logoNo, they have nothing to do with the popular reality show on NBC, despite the similar sounding name.  The Biggest Learner at Columbus State is all about increasing grades—not decreasing waistlines! 

The Biggest Learner is an experimental contest designed to create awareness for the various tools for student success at Columbus State.  Two teams of four students each have been selected from hundreds of applications to participate in the quarter-long project. 

The goal?  To finish the quarter with the highest team grade point average.  It’s that simple. The winning team will receive $1,000 scholarships for each member.  The “losers” are also winners, each receiving a $500 scholarship for their efforts.

Each team has been assigned a faculty “coach” who will meet with them once a week. Carolyn Kaufman, Psychology, will coach “The A Team,” whose members are Aaron Gilbert, Ashley Fryman, Jennifer Taaf and Thomas Mitchell; and Reuel Barksdale, Business Management, will coach “Team Swag” whose members are Branden Rice, Jack D’Andrea, Larena Nolan and Meredith Mendoza. Each team also has a Student Ambassador peer mentor to help them “from the student perspective.”    

The teams also meet once a week with a shared team of advisors who will present topics for success such as time management, test taking, writing and study skills. Advisors are Laura Shady, Todd Taylor, and Sharmaine Pechac. The teams may also arrange their own meetings and study sessions, as a team at their discretion.

Each week, a short video segment will be posted on CSTV  and BiggestLearner.com chronicling the activities of the team and providing important information for viewers about programs and services that they can also access. Watch the first episode here!  Viewers can also track their favorite team’s progress and leave comments on the Biggest Learner Facebook and Twitter pages (use #BiggestLearner to join the conversation).

So now when you see those bright red Biggest Learner t-shirts all over campus, you’ll know who’s working out their brain…to GAIN!


National Student Day to feature “Cause for Paws”

posterThe National Association of College Stores (NACS) will sponsor the first annual National Student Day on October 6--a day dedicated to celebrating student social responsibility. College stores across the U.S. and Canada will promote student volunteerism and social responsibility through a variety of exciting store events. At Columbus State, the Veterinary Technology students and The Bookstore are teaming up to offer Cause for Paws, benefitting the Franklin County Animal Shelter.

Students and Bookstore employees will be accepting donations of food, treats, pet toys and grooming supplies on Welcome Back Day, at the Bookstore table. (Wed., September 28 on the downtown campus; Thurs., Sept. 29 at the Delaware Campus). You can also drop them off at the Bookstore any time through Oct. 6.

Some of the items needed at the Franklin County Animal Shelter include grooming supplies, toys, food and treats. Your donation also earns you an entry in a special raffle to win a portable DVD player from the Bookstore!

Then, on Thursday, October 6, the Franklin County Dog Shelter will have a pet adoption event at the Bookstore from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stop in to find out more about all the pets available for adoption!

Welcome Back Day is Wednesday and Thursday!

welcome back photoJoin students, faculty, staff and administrators as we welcome the Fall Quarter 2011 on Welcome Back Day—Wednesday, September 28 on the downtown campus, and Thursday, September 29 on the Delaware Campus.  As usual, there will be free food, prizes and giveaways, information tables from student services and organizations, games and activities for everyone.  Chorus Columbus State plans to entertain everyone with a concert on the new Library steps outside—if the weather is good.  You can even spin the Clawdette Cougar wheel for a chance to win concert tickets or a Biggest Learner t-shirt, in exchange for a $1 donation to Operation Feed.  Don’t miss it!

Bicycling 101 seminars offered Thurs.

graphicBicycling 101 is an engaging discussion to help beginning bicycle riders find fun and safe ways to commute to work, do neighborhood errands or take fun family rides. Learn about different kinds of bicycles and gear, and pick up essential information that will make your bicycling safe and joyful. Even experienced riders are certain to learn a few tips and tricks!  The seminar will be offered twice on Thursday, September 29: at noon (12 p.m.) in Union 223, and at 5 p.m. in TL 112.  The seminars are part of Columbus State’s “2 by 2012” cycling initiative.  To RSVP, please email Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, or call ext. 3989.

Reminder:  There is no parking at Ft. Hayes High School this quarter. Overflow parking on busy days can now be found in the new 32-S lot and the 28-S lot on Mt. Vernon Ave.

ITDL Seminar:
Selling Liberal Education to Students and Parents: Defusing common misperceptions about general education (audio conference)

In these economically challenging, high unemployment times, many colleges are reporting that students, prospective students, and parents are particularly worried about finding jobs after graduation. And in many cases, this understandable interest is translating into skepticism about liberal education and a desire for the most career-oriented programs possible.

Rick Davis, associate provost for undergraduate education at George Mason University, and blogger on AAC&U's liberal education nation blog will discuss the common misconceptions parents and students have about general education, the dangers of leaving these questions and doubts unanswered or unchallenged, and how to answer—or defuse--the "will it help me/my son or daughter get a job?" question.

When: Tuesday, September 27 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 107

Nelson, LaMar present webinar

LaMar and NelsonJoel Nelson and Jason LaMar, Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (ITDL), presented at an international webinar with more than 225 participants September 22. The webinar, “Kaltura-Blackboard Joint Webinar: Bringing Video to Blackboard” was about using video internally and externally for off-campus education, mobile video, training, assignment enhancement, streaming live events, as a means of collaboration between students and faculty.