Quality Team Awards

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.
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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.
Watch the video here

Previous Stories:

March 12, 2012

Celebrating 50

Making History

Winter grads to hear State Auto CEO

Great Colleges survey coming

New cuisine on the block

March 8, 2012

March SEOM

Quality Team Awards

Mid-Year Discussion Forms

New officers learn about campus law enforcement

Health Rewards Briefing

Cougar Challenge 5K

CCI Students present in New Orleans

Concert Band at King Arts Center

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 women's 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





This week at Columbus State
Monday March 12

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

Tuesday March 13
Wednesday March 14
Thursday March 15

Winter Wellness Classes, 11-12:50 p.m., DE 158



Friday March 16

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Christopher's restaurant.

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March 15, 2012

Preview Columbus State’s mobile website

mobile graphicColumbus State’s mobile website is ready for a semi-public preview here:

The site is designed with information that’s most useful to mobile users, including Admissions, Course Schedules, and Maps & Directions. The site was designed by the same firm that designed Columbus State’s current website.

Content was chosen through a small survey and by examining server data to see which sites get the most mobile traffic. A group of students came in for one-on-one user testing on the site last week.

The mobile website is designed as a complement to the main cscc.edu site. For more detailed information, users will still be referred to the main site. Columbus State is also working on ways to make the main site more mobile-friendly.

Have feedback? Email Web Content Coordinator Tony Goins at dgoins1@cscc.edu

Colleague Desktop UI to be removed from all desktops 

The Colleague Desktop User Interface (UI) will be removed from all desktops beginning Monday, April 2. During that week, IT will begin removing the desktop icon that many people have been using to access the Datatel Colleague system.  The software has become obsolete and has been replaced by the UI4.3, which is accessible from your internet browser while on campus. Instructions and information relating to the new UI can be found at http://intranet.cscc.edu/Colleague/index.htm

During the week of April 2, IT will remove the icon from computers at sites other than the Columbus Campus. In the following weeks IT will progressively remove the desktop UI from the Columbus Campus, beginning west of Cleveland Avenue and finishing with Madison and Rhodes Halls. The schedule can be found at the above website.

The most significant change from this transition is that "eSQL" queries cannot be run from the new UI. If you ever run queries as part of your daily, monthly, quarterly or annual processes, you should contact your Colleague Module Custodian or System Specialist to ensure that you have access to and receive training on the new query tool.

Construction work to be completed over break

Construction work is scheduled for Nestor Hall, floors 1, 2 and 3 and Davidson Hall, floors 3 and 4, from Friday, March 16 through Friday, March 25. The floors will not be closed during the construction work, but employees should proceed carefully through areas marked for work.

It’s easier than ever to access Library databases  

The Library will begin using EZproxy on Friday, March 16, which will provide one uniform proxy service for students to be able to access all Research Databases from both on and off-campus.  The new proxy service will not require any browser configuration. 

Here's how it works:  
1- When you are on-campus, EZproxy will recognize you as an authorized user and will send you directly to the library database. 
2- When you are off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your last name and cougar ID number.  Once recognized, you will have instant access to the library databases.  

It's that easy!   Why not try it from home over break!

Think Spring!

logoGet ready for the warm weather with Weight Watchers! Columbus State’s next Weight Watchers at Work program session will start Tuesday, March 27, at 12:00 p.m. in the DX Conference Room, 3rd floor. We need a minimum of 20 participants to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for our employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at nbowmang@cscc.edu by Friday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m.

Bortz, Owens publish article on construction science articulation

Dean Bortz and Dr. Margaret Owens, faculty in the Construction Management program, recently published an article entitled “Two-Plus-Two Construction Management Programs and Articulation Agreements” in the International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

The article was written in conjunction with authors from The Ohio State University and the OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, in Wooster, Ohio.

The article explains that to meet workforce needs of U.S. industries, colleges and universities nationwide are increasingly being asked to develop better 2+2 programs and articulation agreements to guide a smooth transfer of students between 2-year and 4-year institutions. In the article, the authors present two case studies of formal articulation agreements between a 4-year and two 2-year construction management programs.

Honor society takes awards at Regional

The Columbus State chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society, earned a 5-Star rating for its service projects in 2011.
The chapter received the awards at regional competition recently, on the strength of two major projects. The chapter urged students to sign a college-completion pledge in February. Then, in November, the chapter hosted a panel on school bullying. The event won 1st Runner-Up for their project, as well as a “Catch a Shining Star Award.”
Several members received individual awards:

  • Paul Saltz was inducted into the Order of Athena and recognized as Ohio Region’s 2011 Most Distinguished Regional Officer.

  • Britta Sharp, vice president of membership, was inducted into the Order of the Golden Key.

  • Christine Drake was inducted into the Order of Athena and received the Ohio Region’s Most Distinguished Chapter Officer award.

Columbus State’s Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1990. The honor society has 1,275 chapters worldwide and 39 in Ohio.

Columbus State TV ads named best in nation – twice

Columbus State’s series of television ads produced last summer won the national Gold Paragon Award Tuesday evening at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations’ conference in San Francisco. You can view the winning ads here: http://cstv.cscc.edu/category/commercials/.

Earlier this month, the same television ad series won first place nationally among all colleges and universities with enrollment over 20,000 in the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. Second place in that category went to Purdue University. Other winners included Boston College, Johns Hopkins, Case Western, Syracuse University, and the University of Michigan.

At the NCMPR National Conference, Will Kopp, Mark Van Horn and David Wayne of Institutional Advancement also gave a presentation on Columbus State’s video program, including the production of “Real Community” videos and “The Biggest Learner” web-based reality show.

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Receiving a Gold Paragon Award at NCMPR’s national conference this week were (from left) Mark Van Horn, Will Kopp, and (far right) David Wayne. NCMPR President Kyle Schwarm (second from right) presented the award.


New look for online files comes over break

On Thursday, March 22, the online file storage at storage.cscc.edu will get a facelift.  The new interface is very intuitive with the look and feel of the common Windows Explorer file presentation.  If you have questions you can contact the Help Desk at 287-5050.