DX Copy Center to close March 1

The 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.
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First Master Planning reports available online

cover artThe first two Master Plan reports from NBBJ are now online and available for review.
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February 13, 2012

STEMM students recognized

Spirit Week games

Bicentennial lecture series call for submissions

Writers Workshop

Gospel Ensemble to honor Saunders

ITDL webinar: LGBT issues

February 9, 2012

College mourns loss of Kim Gatliff

Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble to perform

DX Copy Center to close March 1

CQI in action: Project Management to the rescue

New policies effective Feb 1

ITDL seminars

Business advisor to reach Hispanic market

English dept: open mic

Student diversity panel discussion

Leeman to exhibit

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

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Christopher's restaurant.

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February 16, 2012

Record number of faculty nominated for teaching award

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Last year’s Distinguished Teaching Award winners are, from left, Daniel Chaney, Modern Languages; Connie Clark, Dental Hygiene; Amy Hatfield, Mathematics; and Frank Barnhart, Communication/Theater.

Columbus State students have submitted a record 177 nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award, recognizing faculty who made a difference in their learning.

Of those nominated, 68 faculty members have submitted portfolios for review by the selection committee. Portfolios will be reviewed over the course of Winter Quarter and up to 10 finalists will be observed in the classroom this spring. Four winners will be recognized at the Quality Awards ceremony to be held in late May.

The committee would like to congratulate each of the nominees pursuing the Distinguished Teaching Award for their work in 2011:

Elizabeth Aulino
Felix Azzola
Reuel Barksdale
Rick Bartlett
Jeff Bates
Henry Bawden
Tina Berry
Bonnie Black
Dean Bortz
Kathleen Boyd
Don Bruce
James Carter
Francis Cobbina
James Cowan
Lynn Cox
Judith Dann
James DeMonte
Amy Delorenzo

Daniella Di Lorenzo-    Di Gaeta
Amy DiBlasi
Valerie Dicicco
Cheryl Dickson
Jennifer Dragoo
Michelle Duda
Douglas Dunsmoor
Emma Easton
Christine Evenson
Mary Jane Frank
Brent Funderburk
Lydia Gilmore
Lisa Gordon
Inna Gould
Tony Hage
Debra Heimberger

Janice Hermann
Deborah Hoffman
Jennifer Jones
Norm Jones
Carolyn Kaufman
Theresa Kegley
Eric Kenz
Shane Kirby
Larry Kleinhenz
Beth Koruna
Stephen Logan
Sue Longenbaker
Jon Lundquist
Philip MacLean
April Magoteaux
Carla Mayers
Julio Moreno

Gary Norris
Barbara Pletz
Valerie Powers
Maia Randle
Don Ricker
Juli Roberts
Susan Rosh
Meridith Sellars
Elaine Sheppard
Maria Soisson
Micah Soltz
Lavon Sumption
Sacha Tadros
Steve Tolford
John Wallace
Lee Wayand
Lee Wilkinson

If you would like to know more about the Distinguished Teach Award, past winners, and the nomination process for 2012, visit the website: http://cscc.edu/faculty/DTA.shtml

presidentNew form available to request President’s attendance

To confirm President Harrison's attendance or participation in any upcoming internal or external events, please complete the new scheduling request form and submit it to Linda Shinn in the President’s Office. The new form can be found on President Harrison’s web site http://www2.cscc.edu/about/president/.

BLUEprint Workshops help students transfer to OSU

graphicSeveral new BLUEprint Workshops for OSU- bound students have been created by the Preferred Pathway Office at Columbus State, coordinated by Sharmaine Pechac

The workshops are given by Ohio State representatives and designed to give our students who plan to transfer valuable insight into the process at Ohio State.  

Two workshops are coming up soon and will be held in Davidson Hall Room 107 at 4:30 p.m.

All BLUEprint Workshops are sponsored by Columbus State Advising Services. For more information, contact Pechac at ext. 5790.

Strickland to present at eTech Ohio conference

logoGene Strickland, coordinator of Digital Photography and assistant professor, will present a seminar on emerging technologies and their potential applications in the classroom with a focus on Camtasia, Facebook and Flickr, at Thursday’s eTech Ohio Educational Technology Conference.

The conference, held February 13-15 at the Ohio Convention Center, hosts more than 6,500 educators and innovators who will share their successes and challenges with each other.  It is the third-largest educational technology conference in the country.

Strickland’s presentation is titled Digital Literacy and Social Media for Teaching Using Camtasia, Facebook and Flickr.”

Franklin U. offers reduced tuition to employees

Franklin offers a 15% tuition reduction to all Columbus State employees to pursue undergraduate degrees, as well as a 10% tuition reduction for master’s degree programs. Employees can also register for their first undergrad course, Learning Strategies ( PF321) at no charge.

A Franklin University transfer advisor visits the Columbus State campus every Monday and Tuesday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall 116 to meet with students from any associate degree program and complete all the necessary steps for transfer to Franklin.

If you would like more information about Franklin’s transfer program and employee tuition discounts, contact David Kerr at (614)947-6079 or email CSCCTransferInfo@franklin.edu .

Vote for a song!

statue photoWhen the “Celebrate Columbus in Song” contest was announced for the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, David Meyers, CEWD data analyst, submitted “Elijah’s Wooden Book,” a song he wrote in collaboration with his friend, Arnett Howard.

Meyers says he was inspired to write the lyrics of the song by the life and work of Elijah Pierce, whose barbershop was located at Long and Washington Streets.  A statue of the famed folk artist now stands on the site. Howard, longtime leader of the Creole Funk Band, composed the music and recorded a demo for the Bicentennial contest.

Out of the 123 songs submitted, “Elijah’s Wooden Book” was chosen as one of the top 29 by a team of 21 judges.  The public is now being asked to vote for the best 10-12 songs from now through March 23 by going to http://song.200columbus.com/vote .

Each of the top-29 songs is also being featured each night on radio station CD102.5. Vote now for Elijah’s Wooden Book!

Blackboard Instructor Permission Form has changed

The Instructor Permission Form located on Blackboard has been revised to be more user-friendly. Instructors only need the following information to complete the form:

After selecting the Year and Quarter/Semester, input the information listed above.  The form will now auto-fill the course information, instructor name and email address, and the student’s name and email address.  This will help eliminate issues with incorrect student Cougar ID numbers and email addresses, and make the form less time consuming to complete.

Guidelines on how to locate, complete and submit the form are located on the Student Forms page at: http://www2.cscc.edu/_resources/media/services/pdf/BORIPF_Guidelines.pdf

If you have any questions about the form, you may contact Paula Collier at pcollier@cscc.edu or call extension 3635.



shovels signDigging for Data  

With an accreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) expected early in 2013, Continuous Quality Improvement teams all over campus are busy compiling reports on the quality work we do. 

The HLC review will cover five areas over two days: Systems Portfolio Clarification, Systems Appraisal Follow-Up, Accreditation Issues Follow-Up, Federal Compliance Review and Organizational Quality Commitment.  Here's an update on some of the work so far.

l Systems Appraisal Feedback Report.  This report contains HLC recommendations on college improvement processes described in the 2009 Systems Portfolio.  Employees across campus are busy finalizing our responses to those suggestions. Data-based improvements must be front and center! Deadline to document is March 15.

l Federal Compliance.  This document covers institutional nuts and bolts such as credits, tuition, program length, Title IV compliance, student complaints, transfer policies, and more.  Federal funding ties directly to this report.  Patricia Opong, Susan Stumpp and Erica Swarts are leading this effort. Deadline for the report is August 1.

l Organization Quality Commitment.  In discussions with various campus groups, the visiting HLC team will gauge Columbus State's commitment to continuous quality improvement. Key groups include the Reaffirmation of Accreditation steering committee, Action Project team members, faculty and chairpersons. Deadline:  Key campus groups will be identified closer to the 2013 visit date.

If you’d like to keep up to date on the status of the Big Dig (for data), check the CQI website frequently.

2012-2013 Semester Calendar now online

The approved 2012-2013 Semester Academic Calendar is now available online here. Bookmark it or print it out for future reference.

Defining Herself: Women, Art and Expression

A week-long series celebrating the art and influences of Artemisia Gentileschi
March 1-11, 2012 

flyerIn celebration of Women’s History Month, Columbus State and the Columbus Museum of Art are collaborating to present a week-long series of events focusing on the artwork, ideas and influences of Artemisia Gentileschi.

Gentileschi (1593–1652) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters of her generation after Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.

To view the list of events, click on the poster.