In-Service Day October 26

The annual Fall In-Service Day will be held next week on Wednesday, October 26, beginning at 9 a.m. You can see the schedule for the day here.
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Planning Guides ready for PERFORMs 2012

PERFORMs Planning Guides for 2011-2012 are now available to be initiated in the COOL system by supervisors. 
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"The Biggest Learner"

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The Biggest Learner at Columbus State is all about increasing grades—not decreasing waistlines! 
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October 18, 2011

In-Service Day

Columbus State marathoners

National AV Week

CDC has openings

Disability Awareness Month: Rachel's miracle

Columbus International Programs Buffet

October 13, 2011

Reaccreditation in 2013

Master Plan vision

Autumn Quarter figures

In-Service meal request

Sign up for flu shot

Read at the bookfair

Sign language courses

Self-defense class

Professional development with Mindeaders

CS second in college blood drives

Blood drive Oct. 24

Health & Fitness news

Health news from USI

Cancer support group

October 11, 2011

Hampton takes reins

Construction to impact Bolton Field, Grove City

Cause for Paws

Meyers writes about Lazarus

Generation One Trailblazers

ITDL statewide seminar on Lecture Capture

October 7, 2011

October SEOM

Semesters week starts Oct. 11

Columbus State deemed "military friendly"

Case named interim dean of CEWD

Adjunct profiled in Columbus Parent

Preferred Pathway book club

CSCC invited to hear Pulitzer Prize winner

Mobile Mammography screening Oct. 12

October 3, 2011

Outgoing Board members

Library 2nd floor complete

Construction Management Students earn scholarships

Planning Guides ready for PERFORMs

Student Code of Conduct lists values

LogisticsART graduates

Table top exhibit missing

September 29, 2011

Welcome Back day

Symphony 5K

Transfer fair Oct. 6

Student Ambassadors to host conference

Technology Brown Bag series

ITDL seminars

Lee Martin at Thurber House

September 26, 2011

Biggest Learner begins

Cause for Paws

Welcome Back day

Bicycling 101 seminar

ITDL seminar

Nelson, LaMar present webinar

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday October 17

Scholastic Book Fair, Oct. 17-22, DX Bookstore

Student Activities: Self-Defense class, (free), 12-1 p.m., DE 158

A/V Month in the Library - exhibit, movie, giveaways through Oct. 21

Tuesday October 18
Wednesday October 19
Thursday October 20
Friday October 21

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Christopher's restaurant is closed Autumn Quarter.

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October 20, 2011

In-Service Day reminders

leafDon’t forget to RSVP for meals at next Wednesday’s In-Service program. Breakfast and lunch will both be served in the Parking Garage first floor, similarly to Taste the Future. This keeps everyone dry and out of the wind with plenty of room for eating and socializing. You can RSVP for either meal or both, here.

leafThe opening session will start at 9 a.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium. A complete schedule of the day is online here.

Also, a few open slots remain for flu shots, to be given between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Union Hall 137 by appointment only. After making an appointment, you will also have to bring a consent form with you to the appointment to get your shot.

Health Rewards Program” is new – attend a briefing and find out more!

logoDid you participate in the Wellness Incentive Program in the past, or did you want to? Then you should attend one of the upcoming briefings to find out how the Wellness Incentive has evolved into the new Health Rewards Program!

The briefings will explain the Health Rewards Program, which went into effect September 1 and is offered through United Health Care for employees covered by UHC.

Sessions will be offered on Tuesday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107 and Thursday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. in CT 107. RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, or Deborah Robinson, benefits administrator. Delaware Campus employees may watch the briefings by teleconference and should also RSVP.

CliffordHave you landed at the Book Fair yet?

Clifford the dogThe Scholastic Book Fair is going on now at the Bookstore and will run through Saturday, October 22. Bring the family down Saturday for Family Day from 10 a.m. - noon. There will be lots of fun—and great reading—for all ages with story time, refreshments, raffle prizes, a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, and a free gift bag for the first 50 kids. Families who come to the Family Day can even register to win a Leap Pad (for kids 4-9). Don’t forget, parking is a breeze at Columbus State on Saturday!

Columbus State IT employees present at conference

logoSeveral IT employees recently were invited to make presentations at the OARnet Technology Conference held in the Columbus Convention Center. Columbus State IT and Franklin University IT were invited by OARnet to share their success stories in the area of workstation virtualization.

A virtual workstation is an individual user's interface in a virtualized environment. The virtualized desktop is stored on a remote server rather than locally. Desktop virtualization software separates the physical machine from the software and presents an isolated operating system for users. The benefits of desktop virtualization include cost savings because resources can be shared and allocated on an as-needed basis; more efficient use of resources and energy; improved data integrity because backup is centralized; centralized administration; and fewer compatibility issues.

OARnet is a division of the Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Technology consortium; OARnet serves Ohio's education, health care, public broadcasting or government communities. Both Franklin University and Columbus State were early adopters of server virtualization, and are higher education success stories for OARnet.

Chris Scanlon, IT supervisor, spoke about the technology path from virtualized servers to virtualized work stations. Christopher Grubbe, systems administrator, shared the successes and challenges he faced in building the virtual workstation infrastructure for the Delaware Campus. The presentation was opened and closed by Jim Beidler, director of IT, who gave an overview of the college and the virtualization work that is currently underway at Columbus State.

The standing-room-only crowd from Ohio’s business and education IT communities were then invited to visit Columbus State for a tour of the college and the technology that helps it work. Answering questions after the presentation were Grubbe, Scanlon, and Beidler, along with Joe Gaines and William Simpson.

Plan Ahead: 5 days until 3 downtown ramps close

    (reprinted courtesy of ODOT - only one closure directly affects Columbus State traffic)

closedBeginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, the following ramps will be closed as part of the I-71/670 Columbus Crossroads project. ODOT encourages you to plan ahead and consider the alternate routes below before next week. Please remember to allow extra time for your commute. Also consider sharing a ride or taking the bus.     

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Broad St. Ramp to 71 N and 670 W Closed

CLOSED: Entrance Ramp from Broad Street to I-71 North and I-670 West

Detour: Broad Street west to 4th, north to I-670 east to I-71 north
Reason: To allow two through lanes of traffic during construction and provide safe, adequate room for the construction workers. Once the first project is complete, there will be three lanes of traffic in both directions on I-71.
Reopening: 2013

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670 West is Closed from 71 North

CLOSED: Exit Ramp from I-71 North to I-670 West
Detour: I-70 west to 315 north   
Reason: To begin construction of a "crossover" a shift in the I-670 travel pattern. The crossover will allow crews to get construction underway sooner and more efficiently.
Reopening: November 2012

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Jack Gibbs Ramp to 670 West Closed

CLOSED: Entrance Ramp from Jack Gibbs Boulevard to I-670 West  

Detour: Cleveland Avenue south to Mount Vernon Avenue, west to 4th Street, north to I-670 west. Another detour is north on Cleveland Avenue, west on 5th Avenue to I-670 west.   
Reason: To begin construction of a "crossover" a shift in the I-670 travel pattern. The crossover will allow crews to get construction underway sooner and more efficiently.
Reopening: November 2012

Attention Drivers: 
While traveling through the I-71/670 construction zone, you will notice that the highway lanes are slightly narrower than you are used to. Highway lanes are typically 12 feet wide, however, some lanes in the construction zone will be 11 feet wide with a one-foot space between the outside lane and the barrier wall.

Narrowing these lanes allows construction crews to work safely while traffic is moving in the nearby travel lanes. The concrete barrier wall is a protective measure for both the driver and construction crews. Please follow the posted speed limit and use caution when driving through the construction zone.

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