In-Service Day is April 20

Spring In-Service Day will be held Friday, April 20.  Please send your reservations for breakfast and lunch by Friday, April 13.
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Distinguished Teaching Award finalists selected

After reviewing a record 70 portfolios from the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award nominees, the selection committee as has chosen ten finalists for classroom observation during Spring quarter. Of these ten, four will be selected and honored as Distinguished Teaching Award win
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Preview Columbus State's mobile website

Columbus State’s mobile website is ready for a semi-public preview.
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Previous Stories:

April 5, 2012

April SEOM Debbie Pond

ONN segment features Logistics

Columbus State to hose Medieval Colloquium

Health Rewards briefing

April edition of The Partner

Lab Professionals Week

National Student Employment Week April 16-20

ITDL Seminars

April 2, 2012

Celebrate Rome's 2,765th birthday

DiPietro recognized

Spring Wellness Fest

Grawemeyer published

In-Service RSVP

Grants Office has new website

March 29, 2012

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists

In-Service Day information

In-Service Day planning for supervisors

Financial Aid for textbooks to change

Cougar Challenge 5K

Great Colleges survey

Knott selected for statewide leadership

March 26, 2012

OTAP receives grant

"Day of Silence" April 19

View Winter graduation highlights

Health & Wellness online

Hills Market survey

Ward to exhibit

Bike-fixing kit available

Fidelibus testifies in Senate

Innovate 2012 conference

March 19, 2012

Graduate flexes muscles

Join the Welcome Team

Employee Resource Group meetings

Annual Aviation Symposium

TRiO students complete service project

Fitness Center locker rooms





This week at Columbus State
Monday April 9

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL): Spring Wellness class, Yoga, 12-1 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday April 10
Wednesday April 11
Thursday April 12




Friday April 13

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April 9, 2012

Volunteer for the annual Columbus State Read-In!

reading to childrenJoin Columbus State students, faculty and staff reading to elementary students in both Columbus and Delaware city schools on Tuesday, May 8.  The Read-In takes place during the National Right to Read Week, May 7-11 and in cooperation with the I Know I Can program.  We will be reading to first- and second-grade students in 15 Columbus City Schools and to second-grade students in Delaware City Schools. Readers will work in teams of 2-3, and the time commitment is expected to be approximately 1-2 hours. Columbus State will also be donating age-appropriate books to each school that participates in this project.

You may be able to receive community service hours for the project, and you will receive a letter of recognition from President Harrison.  To sign up to volunteer, go online here.

Cougar Challenge 5k early registration ends Friday

logoThis Friday, April 13, is the early bird deadline for the Cougar Challenge 5k. If you intend to register, do so before the entry fee increases from $25 to $30 for employees and the general public. Remember, employees can register at the Cashier's Office in Rhodes Hall or at Frontrunner on Lane Avenue (cash or check only) to avoid the online registration processing fee.

Register this week and you can still be included in the early bird drawings for two pairs of tickets to the Taste the Future culinary showcase at Columbus State August 21. You will also be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Complete race information can be found online at the Cougar Challenge 5K website.

Columbus State’s Day of Silence is April 19

Sponsored the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Through their activities students can speak out against harassment and organize for change for their schools and communities. Columbus State participated in its first Day of Silence in four years ago.

Some activities happening at Columbus State are:

Ally posters: Display of names of faculty, staff and administrators who want to be identified as allies to the LGBT community. You can sign one at various locations on the Columbus or Delaware Campuses or Regional Centers.

Silent Sounding Board: A silent space in the Nestor Hall Lobby to post comments, questions, thoughts, names of those remembered, etc. in support of LGBT identity and in remembrance of those who have been silenced due to anti-LGBT bullying.

SafeZone training session: SafeZone is a program designed to create a safe and embracing environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. SafeZone members are Columbus State employees who have received training to educate themselves about issues within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  Members are committed to being open, accepting and providing resource information for LGBT individuals. 

Become a SafeZone member by attending the training session Wednesday, April 18, from 2-4 p.m., CT 107 and DA 129. The Diversity Office will facilitate the training session. To register or for more information, contact Kimberly Brazwell, manager of Diversity Initiatives.

Nominate a great Columbus State man for recognition

Bell and Revish
Former Trustee Napoleon Bell with Jerry Revish at the 2011 Men of the Year Awards.

Last year the MAN Initiative recognized nearly 40 amazing and diverse men--students and employees--as well as the program’s first Bell award recipient, 10TV’s Jerry Revish at the inaugural Men of the Year Awards Reception.  The 2nd Annual Men of the Year Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435.

Has a Columbus State male faculty or staff member made a positive difference in your life?  Do you know a male Columbus State student who has proven all of the at-risk male stereotypes wrong?  Help the MAN Initiative honor them! Today through April 30, contact the MAN Initiative at with the name(s) of those you would like to nominate for recognition.  Please include your name, email address and contact number so that we may follow up with you for additional information.
And save the date to join the MAN Initiative in recognizing the great men who are right here in our campus community!