Student Affairs strengthens infrastructure

During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Division of Student Affairs has begun a process of administrative and staff infrastructure and capacity-building. 
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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! 
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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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December 1, 2011

Delaware Campus food drive

Health & Fitness News

Fee waiver deadline

Commons closed during break

Stuff Your Bag Sale

Men's Basketball game

Weight Watchers info session

November 28, 2011

Student Affairs strengthens infrastructure

Concert Band to perform

Carman, Crouch, Brooks, Erney retirement receptions

Health Fair

Tour the Kelton House

SafeZone training

Credit Card training

IT techs recognized

Holiday Wellness Challenge

November 21, 2011

Toys for Tots campaign

New Automotive Certificate program

Chorus Columbus State winter concert

SBDC sweeps awards

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday December 5

Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., NH Lounge

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

Tuesday December 6
Wednesday December 7
Thursday December 8

Staff Advisory Committee (SAC), 1:30-3:30 p.m., WD 407


Friday December 9

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Christopher's restaurant is closed Autumn Quarter.

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December 5, 2011

United Way chief to speak at Autumn Commencement Friday

JacksonJanet Jackson, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Ohio, will deliver the commencement address at the Autumn Quarter ceremony Friday. Graduation will be held starting at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial, Friday, December 9. The event is free and open to the public. 

United Way of Central Ohio is one of the largest United Way organizations in the country. Jackson’s goal for United Way is “to help people achieve the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, income that can support a family through retirement, good health and a safe place to live.” 

Prior to coming to United Way, Jackson served six years as Columbus City Attorney and nearly 10 years as a judge on the Franklin County Municipal Court. 

Her honors and awards include: Allies of Equality Award from Equality Ohio, Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Columbus and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Columbus Education Association. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

A record 575 students have petitioned to graduate Friday at the Autumn Quarter ceremony. The largest number for an Autumn Quarter to date has been 456.  

Welcome Team seeks participants for upcoming quarter
Welcome Team activities for Winter Quarter 2012 will be held Tuesday, January 3, and Wednesday, January 4, from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. The team counts on your support and hopes you will be able to join in the fun as they welcome new and returning students. 

Your service is much appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for everyone.

Welcome Team will offer assistance across campus in targeted (indoor!) locations including Madison, Davidson, Delaware Halls, and the Bookstore.  

RSVP to Barbara Allen,, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.

Apply for International Faculty Development Seminars in Cuba

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has announced that applications are now open for summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminars in Cuba, focusing on “Cuba in a Changing Global Community.” Collaborating with the University of Havana, CIEE will offer two 10-day seminars in Cuba next summer, tentative scheduled for mid-June and early July.

The University of Havanna, Cuba

Cuba is on the cusp of unprecedented political, economic, and social transformation. Liberalization of the Cuban economy, changes in leadership, and renewed interconnectedness with the world are heralding the start of a new era in Cuba. CIEE hopes to bring members of the U.S. and Cuban academic communities together to explore the country’s dramatic history, rich culture, and the profound changes that are under way.

Please visit the CIEE website for a program description, information on the host institution and seminar leadership, as well as application guidelines. Columbus State faculty can contact Kimberly Brazwell Coordinator, Diversity and Study Abroad, at Ext. 2426 for more information.

Cafeteria to close during break

The cafeteria will be closed from Sunday, December 11, through Monday, January 2, reopening on Tuesday, January 3—the first day of Winter Quarter. During that period, maintenance work will be completed, including the installation of a new beverage cooler. Also during this period, AVI will be able to provide catering only on a limited basis. Please contact AVI for catering specifics.

Reminder: Deadline for Fee Waivers is Dec. 15

The deadline for employee/dependent fee waivers for Winter Quarter 2012 is Thursday, December 15. A Request for Fee Waiver form must be submitted to Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.

The Cake's in the Mail...


Lou Ann with cakeAt her recent retirement party, Lou Ann Carman shows off her cake, created by Teresa Kackley, Curriculum Management. It is a clever rendition of a payroll check, with details that reflect Lou Ann's more than 30 years of service to the college. The cake did not survive the party intact.