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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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March 15, 2012

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Colleague Desktop IU to be removed

Construction work to be completed over break

Easy access to Library databases

Weight Watchers spring session

Bortz, Owens publish

Honor society takes awards at Regional

Columbus State TV ads named best in nation

New look for online files

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 19

Spring Break, March 19-23

ITDL Blackboard Training, 6-8 p.m., CT 106

Tuesday March 20
Wednesday March 21
Thursday March 22

Welcome Team Training, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., CT 107

Michael Wise retirement reception, 2-3 p.m., Physical Plant lunchroom



Friday March 23

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Christopher's will reopen Spring Quarter.

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March 19, 2012

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After Friday’s Winter Quarter Commencement, a graduate poses “Arnold” style in front of Veterans Memorial where the new bronze statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger was recently installed.  More than 550 graduates earned their degrees March 16 and heard a commencement address by the CEO of State Auto Insurance, Robert Restrepo.

There’s still time to join the Welcome Team!

The Welcome Team Spring 2012 edition will be held Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can join to welcome new and returning students to the Columbus Campus. 

Your service is vital, appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. This quarter the team will be offering assistance in Madison Hall, on the second floor level in the Student Assistance Center and Records and Registration lobby.

RSVP to Barbara Allen,, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work and she will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.

Michael Wise to retire

WiseMichael Wise, Coordinator of Grounds in the Physical Plant, will retire after nearly 27 years at Columbus State. Please join the Physical Plant Department at a reception for him on Thursday, March 22, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Physical Plant lunchroom. 

 Refreshments will be provided.



Save the dates for the next Employee Resource Group meetings

Join the information sharing, networking, development and support at the next meetings of Columbus State’s Employee Resource Groups, or attend a special field trip to COSI on April 14.

Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are designed to create and sustain an environment in which employees can achieve their potential and provide an intellectually rich and engaging forum. The groups will share diverse views, perspectives, support and experiences and foster excellence in working, teaching, research, service, and community partnerships. Upcoming meetings:

Minority Group: Friday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Library Studio

Women’s Group:
Thursday, April 19, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Library Studio

Men’s Group:
  Friday, April 20, at lunch break during In-Service

Spectrum (LGBT) Group:
Friday, April 20, at lunch during In-Service

ERG Day at COSI: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at COSI- Join us for a special event for all Columbus State ERG members to view the Race Exhibit at COSI!

For more information on Columbus State’s ERGs, contact Kimberly Brazwell, manager of Diversity Initiatives, at ext. 2426.

Twenty-first annual Symposium takes place at Bolton Field

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Accepting the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Gold Award  at the March 14 Symposium are, from left: Chair Dick Bickerstaff, Valeria Palazzolo, Great Lakes Region Manager FAA Safety Team, Tim Sokol, FAA Safety Team Ohio Program Manager, and  Associate Dean Mary Vaughn.  

Columbus State’s Aviation Maintenance Technology hosted the 21st annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 14 and 15 at Bolton Field. Over the two-day event, 457 aviation maintenance technicians and students attended recurrent training. For  mechanics holding the Inspection Authorization designation by the FAA, the training is required for their annual renewal.

The 25 speakers at the Symposium included the FAA's Chief Scientist for Human Factors, Dr. Bill Johnson. Attendees also had the opportunity to visit 39 vendor displays, which were set up in the hangar of the Bolton Field facility.

Cliff Kelling, Professor Emeritus was honored by the FAA and awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for his dedication and service in the aviation community for fifty years. Prof. Kelling will be honored with a permanent plaque in the FAA Headquarters in Washington D.C. He joins fellow Columbus Technical Institute and Columbus State faculty and chairs Claire Kosbab and Cliff Marr with this honor.

Columbus State was also awarded the FAA Gold Award for the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. In January, Gene Sprang, associate professor, Jeff Gruber, assistant professor/program coordinator, and Mike Kent, adjunct instructor were also awarded the FAA's Bronze Award for the AMT Awards Program in continuing education.

TRiO students complete service project

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As part of a TRiO Day celebration on Saturday March 10, students in Columbus State's TRiO Programs—Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search—completed their service project to assemble personal care packs for the Broad Street Food Pantry and Choices. Columbus State students donated products, as well as employees and several departments. With donations from area businesses Walgreens, Kroger, Sam's Club, Giant Eagle, and Target, the students were able to produce 80 complete packs that will be donated, along with hundreds of stand-alone products, to the two organizations.  

Columbus State's three TRiO programs are federally funded college access and success programs that annually serve 729 middle school, high school, and current students who are from low-income families and/or are potential first-generation college graduates. TRiO programs provide support, tools, and guidance that enable each student to set and achieve ambitious academic goals. Thank you to all who donated to the students’ service project!

Fitness Center locker rooms locked

lock photoThe locker rooms in the Columbus State Fitness Center are locked at all times. To gain access to the locker rooms, your Cougar ID will need to be activated. Employees can email their Cougar ID number to Julie Collins  for access. The locker rooms will be available for use during the hours of operation of the Fitness Center, which are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.