White House launches community colleges tour from Columbus State

BidenDr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President, and Hilda Solis, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, arrive at Columbus State yesterday morning to kick off a three-day, five-state tour of community colleges.
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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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March 5, 2012

Mobile advertising, Egyptian-style

Sidewalk closed during Union Hall construction

Switch 2 Semesters terminology

Health Rewards Program

Christopher's menu

Student writing forum at Delaware

March edition of The Partner

Fidelibus elected to board, presents at conference

March 1, 2012

Is Columbus State a great college to work for?

Do you know TRiO?

Volunteer for Science Day

Ethics questionnaire

Mid-Year Discussions in COOL

Win with your Strengths

Columbus State womens' issues

5k Cougar Challenge to support scholarships

February 27, 2012

See video, photos of Biden event

Employee Service Award reminder

ITDL Seminars

February 24, 2012

White House launches tour from Columbus State

Social Sciences roundtable: "Is Keynesianism Dead?"

Employee Service Awards

Article features Humanities, ITDL partnership

Shared directories move to new server

Fee Waiver deadline

Wilson, Rezin on national board

Smith graduates from Law Enforcement Executive program

February 20, 2012

Dr. Jill Biden college tour

Bicentennial cake competition

Barnhart's "Titanic"

Chorus' Winter Quarter concert

Spring Street submission deadline

Payment Plan course

DiPietro's new work

Michael D. Forrest scholarship

Bookstore movie showing

Core strength class

February 16, 2012

Record number of faculty nominated

Form to request President's attendance

BLUEprint transfer workshops

Strickland to present at eTech Ohio

Franklin offers reduced tuition

Vote for a song

Blackboard instructor permission form

CQI: Digging for data

2012-2013 semester calendar available

Defining Herself: Women, Art, and Expression

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





This week at Columbus State
Monday March 5

Payment Plan Training 101, 9-10 a.m., and 2-3 p.m., MA 225

Chorus Columbus State Winter Concert, 8 p.m., Conference Center Ballroom

Tuesday March 6
Wednesday March 7
Thursday March 8

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

Staff Advisory Council (SAC), 1:30-3:30 p.m., NH 432-D


Friday March 9

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Christopher's restaurant.

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March 8, 2012

Dublin Site Coordinator does it all

Rachael Sanders

When Math professor Gary Rensi accidentally broke the glass top of an overhead projector at the Dublin Center, he panicked. But Site Coordinator Rachael Sanders came to his rescue, whisking the projector away while reassuring him that it would be promptly replaced.

“As a fulltime faculty member with an office at the downtown campus, I look forward to the quarters when I am able to teach at Dublin, because I know everything will be outstanding because of Rachel,” says Rensi.

“Rachael basically runs the Dublin Center during the day,” says Rensi. “From unlocking the doors in the morning, to addressing student questions and making sure faculty can perform their jobs—Rachael does it all!”

Sanders was named the Staff Employee of the Month for March Wednesday in a ceremony in the Franklin Hall Boardroom. 

“Rachael personifies a team player,” Rensi says. “She is always willing to help faculty and students. The main thing that impresses me about her is that she’s always pleasant to be around.  She is also a very good listener!”




Quality Team Awards a “Go” for 2012!

The 3rd Annual Quality Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 25, recognizing the winners of the Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Distinguished Full Professor Awards (new last year), the Staff Employee of the Year, and the Continuous Quality Improvement Team Awards.

2011 gold team

The event will honor teams and individuals from across the college whose work exemplifies continuous quality improvement—the kind of work that will lead to the college’s reaccreditation in 2013 by the Higher Learning Commission.

To nominate a team for a 2012 Quality Team Award, please read through the judging criteria, and then fill out the application and submit it by Friday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m.

A total of $8,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winning teams, with the Gold Award of $4,000 to be divided among members of the top team and two Silver Awards of $2,000 each being divided among the runner-up teams!


Mid-Year Discussion forms available in COOL, optional to complete 

Mid-Year Discussion forms are now available in the COOL system. This year conducting a Mid-Year Discussion (MYD) in COOL is optional. Please discuss with your manager whether or not you will be completing these. Even for employees not completing MYDs in COOL, employees and managers are encouraged to discuss progress toward goals. If the manager chooses not to complete the MYD in COOL this year the system will close the document automatically on Friday, March 30.

In this document Employees and Supervisors are able to document progress toward the completion of work planned for the performance year. Additionally, the Planning Guide content will be able to be modified by the reviewing supervisor, if needed. Directions for completing Mid-Year Discussions are available on the Columbus State webpage at: http://www2.cscc.edu/about/hcd/performs/midyear.shtml.

If you have any questions, please contact your Human Resources Employment Representative at ext. 2408, or Mary Francis McLaughlin by email at mmclaugh@cscc or at ext. 5220.

New officers learn about campus law enforcement

Brennan presentingKellie Brennan, director of Student Conduct, presents at the annual Ohio School Resource Officers Association (OSROA) on the subjects of student conduct due process, behavior intervention, FERPA, and liability.

The meeting, "Understanding the Transition into Campus Law Enforcement," was hosted by the Columbus State Department of Public Safety.

New security and campus police officers from around the state were given a foundation in law and academic structure to enhance their knowledge of higher education.  Columbus State played a lead role in developing the course three years ago, in collaboration with OSROA. John Nestor, Director of Public Safety, Chief Sean Asbury, and Jeff Spain, Workforce Development, also presented, along with speakers from Ohio State, University of Toledo, University of Akron, and Cincinnati State.

logoHealth Rewards briefing offered March 13

Would you like to know more about the new Health Rewards Program offered through United Health Care, and the changes that went into effect September 1 for all covered employees? 

Human Resources will offer a briefing to fill you in on the program and answer questions on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m. in CT 107.  For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at nbowmang@cscc.edu or call ext. 3989.

Run or walk the Cougar Challenge 5k—and win a prize!

logoTake advantage of special incentives for employees to form teams and register early for the Cougar Challenge 5k to be held April 28 at Bridgeview Golf Course to benefit student scholarships.

If you are one of the first 100 to register you will be entered in a drawing for a pair of Taste the Future tickets!

Columbus State employees—both runners and walkers—can form teams and win prizes.

  • Runners can form teams of 6 people who will predict their combined finish times. The team that is closest wins a team prize.

  • Walkers can form teams of 10 people. Each team will be entered into a random drawing for a team prize.

  • Register a team by April 1 and your team will be entered into a drawing for a prize for early entry.

But you have to participate to win! First register yourself either online at http://cscc.edu/cougarchallenge (service fee applied) or in person at the Columbus Campus Cashiers Office (Rhodes Hall, 2nd floor). Register a team by contacting Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator at ext. 3989.

CCI students present at annual Workshop in New Orleans 

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Attending the CCID conference in New Orleans are, from left: Sajeel Shahid, Sughra Fiaz, Mary Beth Hartenstine, CCID program manager, Aryo Permono, Vanessa Kumar, Dimas Samudra, Malekgotla Motloung, and Pir Momin. 

Community College Initiative (CCI) students and Project Coordinator Vanessa Kumar recently presented at the Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Annual Workshop, held February 24-27 in New Orleans. 

The group detailed Columbus State's current Global Leadership Program and students each reflected on a specific component of the program that made the most significant impact on their learning. They talked about the ways in which they might translate their experiences into positive transformation in their home countries.  “It was a powerful and moving testimony to the program,” said Kumar.  The trip was followed by two days of leadership activities and tours including a Hurricane Katrina Rebirth tour and visits to local historic plantations. 

Concert Band performs at King Arts Center

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The Columbus State Concert Band, directed by Thomas Lloyd, performed their Winter Quarter Concert at the King Arts Center March 6, featuring guest artist Everett Jones on piano.  The Columbus State Jazz Ensemble also performed.