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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October 31, 2011

Town Hall meetings

Cougar in costume

Health & Fitness News

College wins six regional awards for marketing

Columbus State earns "Best Continuing Education"

ESL program to be featured nationally

Gospel Ensemble plans arts expo

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
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November 3, 2011

Owen to become Associate VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Polly Owen
Dr. Mokie Steiskal
Mary Vaughn

Dr. Polly Owen has been named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Owen will begin her work officially on December 1, and during a year-long transition, she will continue to serve as Dean of Career and Technical Programs. She will be assisted by Interim Associate Deans Mokie Steiskal,Ph.D. and Mary Vaughn

“Polly shares my enthusiasm and dedication to the vision President Harrison is developing for Columbus State, and she brings great competence and experience to managing and facilitating important parts of the work that fall to the Office of Academic Affairs,” said Dr. Jack Cooley, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“The scope of her position will evolve over time, but her focus will be on accreditation, assessment, curriculum, grants, tenure and promotion, and coordinating Columbus State's involvement with the various state initiatives to better align secondary career-technical course work with college course work.”

Prior to becoming Dean of Career and Technical Programs, Dr. Owen served as Chair of the Nursing and Related Services Department. 

Steiskal currently chairs degree programs in Hospitality Management, Massage Therapy, and Sport and Exercise Studies. Vaughn chairs the degree programs in Computer Information Technology, Digital Design and Graphics, Digital Photography, Interactive Media, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

Doubled workload doesn’t faze this staff member

Linda Reid

When Linda Reid, office associate in Business Programs, was called upon to take on the additional office position in Business upon the death of Mary Berman in June, she maintained her positive attitude and exemplary work, according to Patricia Parker, professor in Accounting. 

Parker nominated Reid for Staff Employee of the Month, which was awarded to Reid Nov. 2 in a ceremony held in the Boardroom. Reid has served as office associate in the Accounting and Finance department for many years, and after Berman’s death was asked to step up and assist the more than 200 adjunct and fulltime faculty that work in the combined departments of Business Programs, including  Human Resources, Business Office Applications and Business Management.

 “She never complained, let a project drop, or missed a deadline,” said Dan Zeiler, a new instructor in Business Programs.  “As a new faculty member, my requests at times are naïve and of lesser importance than coordinators’ or chairs’, but they always get answers.  She helps me with DARS inquiries for student advising and petitions for graduation. She is always a reassuring and supportive team member,” said Zeiler.

“She has been a valuable resource to me since I assumed the Chair responsibilities in Business Programs,” said Carmen Daniels.  “Linda consistently does far more than required and delivers more than expected. She works with any student who needs help regardless of the student’s major. We were greatly saddened by the death of Mary Berman last spring. Linda stepped up to assure us that there would be no pause in the workflow in the Business Programs.”

Ohio University invites employees to breakfast

logoColumbus State faculty and staff are invited to join Ohio University at the Annual Community College Partnership Celebration Breakfast, to be held Tuesday, November 29 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD Room 435.

Employees who would like to attend are asked to RSVP by email to Jodie Van Winkle at

Charitable giving campaign underway

logoThe Charitable Choice Campaign is now underway. You can find the Pledge Form and Donor Guide on the Intranet (not available off campus). Please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice. The campaign will end on Friday, December 16. For more information contact Barb Smith-Allen at or call ext. 5433.

ITDL Workshop
NextGen Grants: Making the Most of Technology

These days, funding dollars must stretch further than ever to implement projects. Technology, including mobile devices, enables virtual instruction, interactive learning, course review, and testing/evaluation with fewer staff. And, given funder interest in efficient programming, serious consideration needs to be given to the incorporation of technology into grant proposals.

The Grants Office will offer a workshop where you can learn about technologies such as presentation capture, mobile technology, Second Life, and 3-D technology; appropriate uses of these technologies; the availability and location of technology resources; and ways to incorporate technologies into grant program design. There will be a question and answer session afterward and an opportunity for hands-on experience with various technologies.

The instructor is Joel Nelson, Multimedia Web Developer for Instructional Technologies. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, November 15, 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Register
Wednesday, November 16, 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register

action photoMen’s Basketball Team off to impressive start; play at home Friday!

The Cougar Men’s Basketball Team played an exhibition game Tuesday at Central State University, a NCAA Division II school, winning 74-60.  In front of 2,000 fans, the Cougars led the game 29-27 at halftime. During the second half, freshman Brook Turson, from Plymouth, OH made three 3-point shots to wrap up the game for the Cougars. Turson is a transfer student from Central Michigan University.

Columbus State is currently ranked No. 10 nationally in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).  They play their first home game on Friday against University of Akron-Wayne.  The women’s team tips off at 5:30 p.m. and the men start at 7:30 p.m.

Massis presents at statewide conference

logoLibrary Director Bruce Massis presented a session entitled, "Breaking New Ground in the Reference/IT Partnership" at the 2011 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo Oct. 28. 

The event was held in Toledo with more than 750 attendees participating.  Massis' presentation, part of the "Game Changers" learning track, centered on the ongoing discussion of the relationship between the library and information technology functions on a college campus and the nature by which one service supports the other in its efforts to best benefit the students. 

Walk follow-up

Final information for last week’s “Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk” is in, and the Columbus State group has raised $989 in support of the effort, surpassing their goal, according to Lilia Bermudez, assistant professor in Psychology.  This was the fifth year for a Columbus State group to walk, and more than 130 students, staff and faculty participated.  The walk helps raise awareness about suicide prevention and raises funds for educational efforts, according to Bermudez. Several Psychology faculty members gave their students service learning credit for participating in the activity and writing reflections about what they learned regarding suicide prevention. 

“Name the 5K” contest

graphicThe Staff Advisory Council is asking for your help. The Council needs a name for their first annual spring 5k run to be held April 28, 2012! The race is being planned to raise money for SAC’s scholarship and charity efforts.  Please submit your suggestion for the race name to Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, by November 23 at 4 p.m. The winner will receive a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card!

Health Rewards Program briefing offered November 9

Find out how the Wellness Incentive has evolved into the new Health Rewards Program by attending the upcoming briefing. The Health Rewards Program went into effect September 1 and is offered through United Health Care for employees covered by UHC.

The next briefing will be offered on Wednesday, November 9 at 12:30 p.m. in FR 104. RSVP to Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator. Delaware Campus employees may watch the briefings by teleconference and should also RSVP.

Delaware Hall construction to close some restrooms

Starting Friday, November 4 through Friday, November 18, the Delaware Hall 1st floor restrooms will be closed intermittently for construction.