First Master Planning reports available online

cover artThe first two Master Plan reports from NBBJ are now online and available for review.
Read more

Moeller Hall wins Gold LEED Certification

Moeller Hall
Columbus State’s Moeller Hall on the Delaware Campus has been awarded Gold certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Read more

Nominate an outstanding woman student leader

The Student Activities and Athletics Department invites you to nominate an outstanding woman student for the 2012 Women’s History Month Leadership Awards. Nominations are due by February 10 and the award ceremony will be held in early March during Women’s History Month.
Read more

Previous Stories:

February 6, 2012

Garrett named SEOM

Construction closures impact late hours near campus

Dean Candidate feedback requested

Kephart wins award

ITDL places 2nd

February 2, 2012

New look for Library

Master Planning Reports

Women Student Leader Awards

Get published in Spring Street

Health Rewards program

TRiO students need donations

HR Newsletter: The Partner

Cost Center Manager training all new this year

Future City competition hosts middle schoolers

January 30, 2012

Meet the Dean candidate

Library open house

World Book Night

OBOR report shows Columbus State as tuition "winner"

Construction closures

English Dept. to host read-in

Free onliine training for employees

International students create reading restaurant

Town Hall meeting at Delaware campus

An evening in Byzantium

January 26, 2012

Moeller Hall wins gold

Meet Dean candidates

Town Hall meeting with Dr. Harrison

Winter enrollment data

Science Day volunteers needed

Avoid "phishing"

Dealing with grouches

Greeting card design contest

January 23, 2012

Construction update

Employee Resource Groups

Christopher's reopens

Employees attend speech with Biden, Duncan

January 20, 2012

Dr. Harrison to serve on panel

Students decorate cakes of city landmarks

RAVE mobile alert test

Columbus Crossroads project removes trees

January 17, 2012

Biggest Learner finale

Feedback from Open Forum

Nominate an outstanding woman

Cancer support group





This week at Columbus State
Monday February 13

Summer Quarter 2012 registration begins

Tuesday February 14
Wednesday February 15
Thursday February 16

Employee Resource Group - Men's Issues, 4:30-6 p.m., Library Studio

Christopher's Restaurant, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., EB 005


Friday February 17

food photo
Christopher's restaurant.

ClawdetteFollow Clawdette Cougar on Facebook

facebook logotwitter logo


February 9, 2012

College mourns loss of Dispatcher Kim Gatliff

GatliffDiane “Kim” Gatliff, 59, died February 1 at home after a brave battle with cancer. She was a dispatcher in the Department of Public Safety for close to 20 years. She is survived by her husband Carl, five children and six grandchildren. A memorial celebration will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 3-6 p.m. at Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House, 3901 N. High St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214.


Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble to perform March 6

The Columbus State Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform their Winter Term concert on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The free concert will feature the Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, with guest artist Everett Jones, who will perform the final movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. 

The Jazz Ensemble, which will perform in the second half of the concert, is directed by Columbus jazz musician Rick Brunetto.

For more information contact Thomas Lloyd or Rick Brunetto

DX Copy Center to close March 1

posterThe Copy Center, located on the first floor of the Discovery Exchange/Bookstore, will close at that location March 1 and move downstairs in the basement level, merging with the college’s Print Services Department.

Once the move is complete, ordering color or b/w copies will be quite easy: For color or specialty requests, email or call ext. 5652.  For black-and-white copies, you can email or call ext. 5189. 

Services for students or retail customers, such as mail drops and postage, faxing, graduation supplies and money orders, will be available at the customer care desk in the Bookstore or online. Color copying will be provided to students in the Computer Commons in the TL, for $.25 per page. 




Continuous Quality Improvement at Columbus State 

Project Management to the Rescue

At most colleges TD is a football term. At Columbus State it stands for TeamDynamix, the Project Management Office (PMO) web program that tracks big projects on campus. "It's an excellent way to organize projects and initiatives," says Bart Prickett, IT Support Services director, "and it's all visible to our clients."

Since 2008, TD has been the approved web-based software to organize project schedules and link team members. One nifty feature - it reminds you when your work is due!

Four of Columbus State’s “Tier One” projects: the Master Strategic Plan, Reaffirmation of Accreditation, Switch to Semesters and the Student Success Initiative, have been managed using the software.

But the software itself is only one of the MVPs on the team. Employees Nina Ewing, project coordinator, Chris Emswiler, Tony Mandator and Lisa Carpenter, project administrators, all have many years experience in the field of project management. “We are managing 30-plus projects that are 'cross college' meaning they include one or more business units," says Mandator.

If you’d like to know more about the Project Management Office and TeamDynamix, go online here to see how PMO can help you and your team work smarter. (Intranet is not available off campus.)

New college policies effective Feb. 1

The following policies were approved by the Board of Trustees at the January 26 meeting and have been posted to the College's Policy and Procedures Manual on the website with an effective date of February 1.

3-05, Vacation
3-06, Overtime
3-08, Fringe Benefits
3-10, Sick Leave
3-16, Interruption of Campus Operations

The Policy and Procedures Manual can be found online here:


Upcoming seminars from ITDL:

Introduction to Using (a plagiarism detection tool)

During this session participants will be shown the foundational skills required to make best use of the world's most powerful plagiarism detection tool.

Learn more about what is able to do

Presented by: Wendy Suminski, Communication and
Jeff Bates
, Ph.D., Environmental Science, Safety & Health

When: Friday, February 10 (1:30  - 3:30 p.m.) - Register
Where: WD 209 

Introduction to MS Excel 2007

When: Wednesday, Feb. 15 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT 106

Understanding and Mastering the Hybrid Course Model in 2012 Webinar

Hybrid, or blended, courses help your students improve learning outcomes and skills in both face-to-face and online environments. However, finding the best way to combine these two teaching methods can be a challenge. How can instructors design hybrid courses to provide flexibility, connect with students, and deliver quality content?

Speaker: Jill Schiefelbein, owner of Impromptu Guru, a company focused on helping individuals and groups improve communication in both face-to-face and online environments.

When: Thursday, February 16 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: TBA

The SPOKEN Word: What do our Students Have to SAY?

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about a variety of free tools that can be used to orally capture students' thoughts and responses. These tools can also be used as a convenient and effective method for instructors to disseminate feedback and to deliver various announcements.

Presented by: Melissa Logue, Modern Languages

When: Friday, February 17 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT 106 


Business advisor to reach SBDC Hispanic market

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State has hired Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta and acquired the Latino SBDC to help Columbus State target the fastest growing population in the U.S. One in six Americans is Hispanic and the number of Hispanic-owned businesses grew 88 percent over the past decade, creating a growth rate that was almost triple the national rate.

As a SBDC Certified Business Advisor, Ulloa-Olavarrieta will serve the Hispanic community by providing one-on-one counseling, training and business referrals to those seeking to start or grow their small business. Ulloa-Olavarrieta’s experience and established relationships within the Hispanic community enable her to connect her clients to valuable and relevant business development resources.

Born in Mexico City, Ulloa-Olavarrieta immigrated to the United States when she was five years old and became a U.S. Citizen in 2008. She serves on the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus board, where she also served as board treasurer for two years. She has taught English as a second language and is currently on the scholarship committee for the Fund for Appalachian Ohio.

Ulloa-Olavarrieta has bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Ohio University. She is also a small business owner, launching an organic baby food company in 2010.

graphicEnglish Department invites all to Open Mic

The English Department will hold an Open Mic event Friday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge. Students, employees and members of the community are invited to read their own poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, and are also encouraged to read the work of other writers. 

Reminder: Drilling Down into 21st Century Student Diversity is Saturday at noon

This panel discussion will invite dialogue from many different perspectives in an effort to hear the voices of our students more clearly and learn to support, engage and retain them through their educational journey. It will be held from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall East Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

painting imageLeeman to exhibit in North Carolina, Kansas

Humanities adjunct Stacy Leeman will exhibit her paintings, Yaakov Blesses Yehuda W#4 and Upstream P#3 at the 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition at Fayetteville Technical Community College in North Carolina from February 17- March 23. She will also have another painting, Fina #13 on display at the 2012 Heartland Artist Exhibit at the Irene B. French Community Center Gallery of Art in Merriam, Kansas, which opens March 3.

Upstream P#3 by Stacy Leeman