Biggest Learners to be revealed Jan. 13

Who will come out the big winner? Please join us as the Biggest Learner winners are revealed on Friday, January 13, 1-2 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110!
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Staff Changes in Diversity, Athletics

Kimberly Brazwell
has been named Manager of Diversity Initiatives.

Athletics will branch off from Student Activities and Scott Nichols will provide leadership as the Manager of Student Athletics and College Recreation.
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Previous Stories:

January 5, 2012

January SEOM

Biggest Learners to be revealed

Men's basketball team on CSTV

Volunteers needed to judge Future Cities

Personal Leave forms due

Holiday Challenge weigh-in

New Year's resolutions

Last day for giving campaign

Library open house

Health & Fitness News

January 3, 2012

Bill Murphy passes away

Welcome to Winter Quarter

Staffing changes

Student wins holiday card contest

Officers promoted

Changing batteries

Cross country club wraps up

Rhythm and Rhyme

Cafeteria updates

December 19, 2011

Toys for Tots

Dyson to speak at MLK event

Time to wash your face

CQI in Action

5K race named

December 12, 2011

Employee was movie extra

SBDC named TechColumbus finalist

Toys for Tots

TechColumbus elects Smith

Wellness seminar

Leeman exhibits

Glasses lost

December 8, 2011

Union Hall renovation

Sims named SEOM

Mathematicians retire

International students say "thanks"

DX cafe open through break

Health & Wellness, Matrix Monitor newsletters

December 5, 2011

Jackson to speak at commencement

Welcome Team needs you

Faculty seminars in Cuba

Cafeteria closed over break

Fee waiver deadline

Carman retirement cake

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

This week at Columbus State
Monday January 9

Wellness Class, 12-1:50 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday January 10
Wednesday January 11
Thursday January 12

Student Activities: Video Game Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., NH 121

Staff Advisory Council, 1:30-3:30 p.m., FR 118


Friday January 13

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Christopher's restaurant is closed.

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January 9, 2012

Open campus forums to be held for Arts and Sciences dean candidates

The Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs invite the campus community to help determine the future leadership for the Arts and Sciences Division. Faculty and staff are invited to attend forums for the two finalists for the Arts and Sciences Dean position. The two candidates in the running are Karen Muir, Columbus State Arts and Sciences interim dean, and Maria “Mary” Marron, professor and chair of the Department of Journalism at Central Michigan University.
The candidates will be available to answer questions about themselves and provide their vision for Arts and Sciences and Columbus State as follows:

Open Forum with Karen Muir
Wednesday, January 11
3:00-4:30 p.m.
WD 404
Candidate biography 

Open Forum with Mary Marron
Monday, January 30
1:00-2:30 p.m.
WD 404
Candidate biography

Refreshments will be provided. For further information about these forums, please contact Stephanie Bostos Demers  or call ext. 5519. For the most up-to-date information please follow the Human Resources Department on Facebook: Human Resources at CSCC or Twitter: @CSCC_HR.

Cascading registration periods just ahead, semesters resources available

logoFor the first time at Columbus State, registration will open for three terms within a 45-day  period. Facing scheduling opportunities for spring and summer quarters and autumn semester in a brief time frame, students may need additional assistance with planning ahead. Expect increased demand for student services, especially registration and advising, in the coming weeks. Students will be receiving a variety of communications about the multiple registration periods soon.


Registration Opens

Schedule Available Online

Spring Quarter 2012

January 30, 2012

January 16, 2012

Summer Quarter 2012*

February 13, 2012

February 1, 2012

Autumn Semester 2012

March 12, 2012

February 27, 2012

*Summer Quarter 2012 will be slightly shorter than normal (9 weeks instead of 11) due to the earlier start of Autumn Semester 2012. Students and advisors might want to consider this timing when planning and scheduling for summer quarter.

First semester-based catalog and other resources

To assist with Autumn Semester registration, the 2012-2013 College Catalog should be available online by late February. The printed catalog is expected to be available shortly thereafter.

The semesters website has the latest information and resources available to students and others. This website, as well as the intranet site, and wiki, are great places for faculty and staff to visit for S2S updates.

While students continue to receive semesters-related emails and other communications, they will benefit from your mentioning the coming transition often. Please share reminders about semesters in class, on course syllabi, and via Blackboard. If you would like a poster for your classroom, please contact Valerie Wilson. If one is already posted, please allow it to remain as long as possible.

S drive to be updated, expanded

Information Technology will soon quadruple the space and update the online interface to your home directory, the S drive, beginning Saturday, January 21.

The biggest change you will notice is in the online file access here.  When accessing online storage you will find a clickable “menu” that will direct you to the appropriate location for your home directory or your departmental shared drives.

Online file access will be presented using a new product called the Microsoft Unified Access Gateway. It is a very intuitive file and folder interface, but if you have questions about it, a link to instructions is posted on the menu page, or you may contact the help desk at ext. 5050.

After home directories are moved, the departmental shared directories will be moved. This will be done by assigned System Administrators who will work directly with individual departments to copy and reassign correct rights to the departmental shared drives. Home directory size will increase four times from 500 megabytes to 2 gigabytes.

If you wish to review the instructions ahead of the January 21 implementation, please visit this page.

Computer security training offered

Rob Clifford, Information Security, will hold bi-monthly computer security awareness training during lunch hours, beginning Wednesday, January 11.The sessions will run from noon to 1 p.m. in CT 107. The second session is scheduled for Monday, January 23. In the sessions, Clifford will cover the do's and don'ts of using your computer, smartphone and the Internet (defensive computing), identity theft, emerging trends, and more. It will be an open discussion environment, so if you have questions during the training, you will be able to just ask them!

When it snows, Physical Plant is ready!

snow photoThe Physical Plant Department is ready for snow, but we still need your help to make it a safe campus for everyone. Here are some tips to help keep you safe this winter:

flake When Ice Melt (a product used on sidewalks and stairs) and water mix, it can create a very slippery floor surface inside the doors of the buildings. Please take care when walking on any wet floors in the buildings. Use the walk-off mats when available. Also, please use the handrails when using stairs either outside or inside the buildings.

flakeOn days when we have snow, please do not try to park on campus before
6:30 a.m. This will impede snow removal operations. When you do arrive, please park in an area that has been cleared and is away from any current plowing operations.

flakeIn order to remove snow, the department uses many pieces of equipment. Be aware that this equipment will move in many directions to complete the snow removal. Please avoid walking or driving near this equipment while it is operating.

Thanks and have a safe and happy winter!

Have a song in your heart? A poem in your pocket? 

Then you have everything you need for the Rhythm & Rhyme Open Mic at the Bookstore on Wednesday, January 18! Come play an instrument, sing a song, or read your favorite poem. Stop by from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to show the world that Columbus State's got talent!

Spots available in Student Support Services

logoDo you know a student who could benefit from Trio/Student Support Services?
The Student Support Services program has spots available for new participants. The program offers academic advising, assistance with the financial aid process, tutoring, success workshops, cultural events and individualized support and encouragement to each participant.

Eligible students are currently enrolled Columbus State students who are:

  • First-generation college students

  • Pell Grant-eligible students who are determined to be low income by the U.S. Department of Education

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents

  • Full-time students, working toward a degree or with intent to transfer

  • In good academic and financial aid standing

Applications and more information are available in Franklin Hall Room 223. Contact Stacey Rogers at ext. 5531 for more information.


weighing inWhat a lightweight!


Tracy Sowards, coordinator in Records and Registration, looks pleased as her weight is recorded by Katie Kinzig, Mt. Carmel Health, at the end of the 2011 Holiday Challenge. Not only did Sowards gain less than one pound—the holiday challenge—she even lost a few pounds!

Congratulations to Tracy and all the participants who “won” and earned themselves a gift card from Dick’s Sporting Goods.


ITDL Webinar

Why your first two weeks matter so much: Strategies for new faculty
New faculty in 2012 face unique challenges that aren't always covered in the standard faculty handbook. Being prepared at the start of your term can set the stage for an engaging, outcome-driven course. How can new faculty effectively manage what's expected of them in and out of the classroom while also teaching a creative and engaging course? Join us for a 60-minute webinar in which you and your colleagues will discover:

Presenter - Dr. Therese Huston is the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University.

When: Wednesday, January 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Innovation Center, CT 107

Gruber recognized for service

Jeff Gruber, right, accepts his certificate from Dale Forton, president of the Professional Avaiation Maintenance Association.

Jeff Gruber, program coordinator, Aviation Maintenance Technology, was recognized for his service to the industry at the Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association's (COPAMA) Holiday Dinner by Dale Forton, president of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA).

Gruber is the vice-chairman for PAMA and chairman of the Government and Technical Issues Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for COPAMA. Gruber was recently appointed to the FAA's Mechanic Testing Standards Advisory Committee as a representative for PAMA and Columbus State to review and update the FAA's testing standards for aircraft mechanics.