Mike Bowers reviews book by the "Barefoot Executive"

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Michael Bowers,
director of Columbus State’s Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was recently asked to review Carrie Wilkerson’s new book “The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom.”  
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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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November 17, 2011

Delaware students start food drive

ITDL Webinar

Fall concerts

Foundations of Excellence project concludes

Commemorative bricks

Iron Mountain shredding

Security patches begin

Thanksgiving dinner sponsors needed

The holiday challenge

Food services survey

November 14, 2011

Bowers reviews book

ODU LEAD program

Fire Science students can take exam

Boren Scholarship to study abroad

Basketball teams play Friday

Name that race

November 10, 2011

College Access Summit

Danesh says farewell

International Thanksgiving dinner

Library staff at ALAO sessions

HPC personal training

Aviation partners with Testing & Talent

One-day bottleneck

November 7, 2011

Long St. offices open house

Master Planning Open Forums

Paramedic program partners with Assessment Center

NAMI video contest

Culture Jam fest

Adjunct Faculty workshop

Bike fixing station

November 3, 2011

Owen named Assoc. VP

November SEOM

OU breakfast

Charitable giving

ITDL workshops

Cougar basketball season underway

Massis presents

Suicide walk follow up

Name the 5K

Health Rewards briefing Nov. 9

Delaware Hall construction

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 Columbus State

Blackout doesn't stop Bowers

DX pumpkin sale

This week at Columbus State
Monday November 21

IT Security Patches begin

Wellness Holiday Challenge Weigh-In, 3-5 p.m., RH232

Tuesday November 22
Wednesday November 23
Thursday November 24

Thanksgiving Holiday - all campuses closed


Friday November 25

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Christopher's restaurant is closed Autumn Quarter.

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November 21, 2011

Toys for Tots campaign kicks off for the holidays

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Volunteers unload boxes of toys in the Bookstore at the close of last year’s Toys for Tots campaign.

If you’ve noticed those big empty boxes in some offices around our campuses, the goal is to fill them up – with toys! Those boxes were placed there by Marine CWO2 John O’Keeffe, Staff Advisory Council members, and other volunteers as part of the second annual Columbus State Toys for Tots Drive.

O’Keeffe is a Columbus State graduate and works in office services at the Delaware Campus.

Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists collected thousands of toys for needy children in Los Angeles. Since then, the expanding program has collected more than 400 million toys that have been given to more than 188 million children.

Ohio State University has also joined in the local effort this year. Here at Columbus State, there are more than 30 of the collection boxes around the college – a 50% increase from last year. Please bring in your toys by Wednesday, December 14. All toys will be picked up that day and then taken to the Delaware Campus where they’ll be presented to the Marine Corps the next day. Staff and students will be invited to that presentation.

If you have questions, contact Susan Thomas (SAC)sthoma10@cscc.edu  on the Downtown Campus or John O’Keeffe jokeeff1@cscc.edu or Abu Farah afarah20@cscc.edu on the Delaware Campus.

New certificate program starts Winter Quarter

auto classColumbus State will begin offering an Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate Program at the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) this Winter Quarter.

The unique partnership between Columbus State and DACC will allow students to put an automotive career in the “express lane,” offering certification as entry-level technicians in 6-12 months.

The certificate also gives students a solid start to their associate degree. The program was developed at the request of national dealer groups to meet their shortage of properly trained maintenance and light repair technicians.

The credit classes are open to the public and the tuition is based on Columbus State’s tuition rate of $79 per credit hour plus lab fees. Winter Quarter 2012 offerings will be Automotive Principles and Automotive Shop Orientation.

A winter choral concert to add to your holiday calendar!

chorus photoChorus Columbus State will perform their traditional Winter Quarter holiday concert on Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the Darby Court at the Columbus Museum of Art. 

The Chorus, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, will perform traditional Christmas music as well as additional choral works during the hour-long concert. The concert is free and open to the public.

SBDC sweeps awards at statewide business conference

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Showing off their top performance awards after the ceremony at the SBDC conference are, from left: SBDC Specialist Becky Rousseau (holding Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta’s award), Michael Bowers, Randy Morgan, Nancy Stoll, David Rivers, and Jeff Schick.

At the annual Ohio Small Business Development Centers conference, held last week at the Crowne Plaza Dublin, the Columbus State SBDC team brought home an impressive number of awards! The conference was sponsored by the Department of Development Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Division.

Each year the top performers in the SBDC network are announced and honored at an evening reception:

Columbus State’s winners were:

At the conference, Bowers conducted two workshops to show how social media can not only be use to augment the limited marketing budgets of SBDC Centers in other regions and their clients, but why participating on the same social platforms as your customers is not only beneficial but vital. The workshops were titled “Social Media and Business: Leverage It or Get Left Behind.”

Bowers then closed the conference with a session titled, “From the Idea to the Deal: How Private Equity Investing is Really Done.” Bowers moderated a panel which included entrepreneur Patrick Murphy of www.brandthunder.com, attorney Thomas Washbush of www.beneschlaw.com, venture acceleration director Rick Coplin of www.TechColumbus.com and Jeff Shick of SBDC’s Manufacturing and Technology center. The session covered the role of private equity funding in business development, sources of private equity funding, early-stage equity and growth capital and the legalities associated with private equity capital.