Men's Basketball team ranked in top ten

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As Columbus State’s men’s basketball coach Pat Carlisle returns for his sixth season at Columbus State, his Cougars are already making a mark.  
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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 27, 2011

President's Town Hall meetings

Evaluate In-Service Day

Harrison on radio

OTAP seeks students

Suicide prevention walk

English Dept. hosts conference

Leeman exhibits

High School students explore CSCC

Blackout doesn't stop Bowers

DX pumpkin sale

October 24, 2011

Foundations of Excellence Phase II wraps up

Men's Basketball team ranked in top ten

Respiratory Care offers COPD screening

Harvard faculty member leads workshop

ITDL seminars

College headcount data available online

Brass and Gospel ensembles

Pumpkin carving contest

S2S celebration lunch

October 20, 2011

In-Service reminders

Health Rewards program

Scholastic Book Fair

IT employees present

3 downtown ramps to close

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 book fair

Sign language courses

Self-defense class

Professional development with Mindleaders

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday October 31

RachelDisability Awareness Month: "Rachel's Miracle", Rachel Barezinsky, 3 -5 p.m., WD 404

Tuesday November 1
Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
Friday November 4

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Reminder: Town Hall meetings tomorrow, Wednesday

If you would like to attend one or both of Dr. Harrison’s Town Hall meetings, as discussed during In-Service Day last week, the schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 9 – 10 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435; and/or Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2-3 p.m. also in the Ballroom. The Town Hall Meetings are open to everyone to discuss campus initiatives, projects, issues, events, or to just get answers to any questions you might have. 

Cougar in Costume!

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Clawdette Cougar prepares to take the runway in her gypsy costume during “Halloweek” festivities last Thursday.  Students were treated to games, treats, scary movies and the costume fashion parade – all held indoors in the Nestor Hall lounges on a cold, rainy afternoon. The event was sponsored by Student Activities and Athletics.

November Health & Fitness News online now

In the Human Performance Center’s November newsletter, Health & Fitness News, you can read articles about making your favorite holiday recipes healthier, the Great American Smokeout, Fitness Facts and the Exercise of the Month—sit ups with an overhead raise!

Columbus State website and TV ads win gold – college wins six regional awards for marketing

At the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 regional conference, held October 24- 26 in Detroit, Columbus State picked up six Medallion Awards, given annually for college marketing, advertising and communications. 

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Accepting the college's Medallion Awards at the regional NCMPR conference in Detroit are, from left, Mark Van Horn, video coordinator; Suzanne May, communications coordinator; and David Wayne, media relations coordinator. 

Columbus State won Gold Awards for a 30-second television commercial called “Online Learning,” and the series of three 2011 TV commercials. The college’s redesigned website also won a Gold Award.  The high school student newsletter “UpNext” won a Silver Award in the category of printed newsletters.  And the brochure “Switch2Semesters” won a Bronze Award, as did the web video series “Real Community.”  NCMPR’s District 3 includes colleges in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Ontario. 

Three members of the Institutional Advancement Department also gave a presentation titled “Flash Video – Fast, Fun, Big” to the attendees of the conference.  Will Kopp, vice president, David Wayne, media relations coordinator, and Mark Van Horn, video coordinator, gave a tutorial in producing videos for the web that capture students’ attention in short, 90-second segments. 

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(left) and Tracy Lamar-Nickoli accept the Best of Business Award on behalf of Columbus State’s Center for Workforce Development.

Columbus State earns “Best Continuing Education”

Columbus State was awarded “Best Continuing Education Offering” in the latest issue of Columbus C.E.O. - Best of Business 2011. This designation, which was awarded to Columbus State for the third consecutive year, was determined by Columbus C.E.O readers who were asked to give their opinions in 70 business categories.



ESL afterschool wellness program to be featured in national video report

A new wellness initiative for children in the ESL Afterschool Communities program will be featured in an upcoming promotional video for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Afterschool Communities is one of the grant-funded programs in the Transitional Workforce Department. The program has three grants and serves four communities of 2nd-8th graders based out of apartment community centers—with homework help, life skill development and field trip opportunities, including visits to Columbus State.  The total FY11 grant funding is $550,000.  The programs were an outgrowth of the Language Institute about eight years ago, according to Nancy Case, interim Dean of Community Education and Workforce Development (CEWD).

According to Case, one of the most recent grants was a federal Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) grant through Health & Human Services in which Columbus State is partnering with the Columbus Department of Public Health and Community for New Directions (a non-profit focused on drug prevention) to expand the ESL afterschool model to include the wellness component.  “In many ways, ESLAsC is a mini Peace Corps program right here in our back yard,” said Case.
So now the Columbus State Youth Empowerment Program has been chosen to be highlighted in the Office of Minority Health report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Marquette University will fly in a video production crew from an advertising firm to capture this compelling story of the program at Wedgewood Community Center in mid November. 

“This really exemplifies what it is ESLAsC does for Columbus State,” said Suzanne Schaefer, supervisor in the program. “We may not always have the data and numbers that correlate directly with dollars for Columbus State, but we are a positive education model that brings attention to the impact we have in these communities, and the relationships that are built each day in programming.”  

Gospel Vocal Ensemble plans performing arts expo mid-November

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, directed by Emma Easton, will celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting the Gospel Performing Arts Expo ’11, themed “Authentic Joy!” Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19.

The event will feature two days of performances from gospel singers, comedians, spoken word artists, actors and more. There will also be workshops on performing and the business of music, as well as an Artistic Career Fair, Friday, from 4-6 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center, WD fourth floor.

In addition to the Gospel Vocal Ensemble, community talent includes the Expo Youth Choir, ages 6-16, The Triedstone Baptist Church Choir, saxophonist Wynueco Washington, Zion’s Melody, Vessels of Christ, Malcolm Morgan & New Revelation, Erich Barnes, Michael Haywood, the JELANI  Dancers, Colin/Cedric Easton & Co., Urban Comedy Sketches by StewJacks Entertainment, Lady Louise & 40+ Models, and more. On Friday, NIA Performing Arts presents an after dark theater presentation entitled “Down Memory Lane.”

The finale on Saturday includes an awards ceremony recognizing local living gospel legends: Pastor Michael Reeves, Lady Patricia Ross, Bishop Mel Griffin, Mr. Frank Cleveland, Sr., Mr. Ron Ryles, Camille Doughty-Banner, and Mrs. Martha Abbott.

Registration ranges from $10-$35 and is open to the public. The career fair is free.

For more information or tickets, contact Easton at 287-5377, ext. 1677 or visit the Gospel Ensemble website.