Professors nominated for "Distinguished Full Professor"

Nominations for the Distinguished Full Professor Awardshave been finalized and eighteen college faculty members are in the running. 
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Dual Enrollment Conference

Three hundred officials from central Ohio school districts, education associations, the Board of Regents and 48 Ohio colleges and universities attended the Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships’ second annual conference May 8.
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Hilda Solis meets with students

SolisU.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was back on Columbus State’s Columbus Campus Wednesday, talking with students in a roundtable discussion about jobs.
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May 14, 2012

Transfer Center Open House

Woodwinds to perform

Employee Resource Group Spring Reception

Bookstore closed for inventory

Open Forums for Dean Candidates

Upcoming ITDL seminars

Chorus to perform Spring Concert

Safety Week is coming

Finished the 5K?

Join the NAMI team

Major donor, scholarship breakfast

Health Rewards briefing

Cancer: Know Your Risks

Fantastic Fridays grant

Virtual School students get up-close view

May is Bike Month

May 10, 2012

Dual Enrollment Conference draws hundreds

Solis talks with students

"Read-In" celebrates right to read

CQI in Action: Professors nominated

Promotion and tenure workshop

Friday bike rides

May issue of The Partner

Radiography students compete in "Quiz Bowl"

Digging for peace

Cannons to be fired

Mammography screening

Wondering about all that dirt?

Grants workshop

May 7, 2012

Semesters campaign needs volunteers

Kalna to receive award

Writer's Conference book signing

Auto class seeks cars

All-Ohio awards

Di Pietro orchestral work premieres

College awarded Library mini-grant

More grants awarded

High School Counselor's Breakfast

ITDL Seminars

May 3, 2012


Nominations sought for Teams, Professors

Open Enrollment meetings

Ohio Growth Summit

Cougar 5K Challenge

Daugherty, Perkins present

Voluntary Cash Separation

Two art exhibits in Library

Financial Aid notifications to be sent email

Sidewalk sale

The Next Big Thing: "Spoke and Wheels"

April 30, 2012

Cougar Challenge 5K

In-Service Day survey

Scholastic Book Fair

Writers Conference

Human Performance Center scheduling for summer quarter

Document Management System: An Image of Success

April 26, 2012

Semesters Week May 14-18

Seminar on First Generation Students

"Bike Fridays" in May

ITDL Seminars

Business Service on retreat May 4

April 23, 2012

Warm weather work

Writers Conference welcomes Naomi Wolf

Bookstore sale

Counseling Services in Nestor Hall

April 19, 2012

In-Service, Wellness Fair

Two new employees: French and Ward

Read-In volunteers needed

"In My Own Words" at Delaware campus Spring Quarter

Computer security tip

Cost saving tips from mailing services

April 16, 2012

New parking supervisor

Accreditation Team attends conference

Travel reimbursement policy

Cancer support group

ITDL seminars

Christophers open twice weekly

April 13, 2012

Downtown Digital Arts Festival

Training opportunities for managers

Health & Fitness News

Cocchi to retire, McClain to direct Disability Services

Law Enforcement Career Fair

Child Development Center earns award for excellence

HVAC student earns scholarship

TRiO earns EPA award

"Great Colleges" survey extended



This week at Columbus State
Monday May 14

SEL: Aerobics, 4:15-5:15 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday May 15
Wednesday May 16
Thursday May 17

Committee of the Whole meeting, 12-5 p.m., FR 118

Dean Candidtate Open Forum, 2-3 p.m., CT 107

Theatre Columbus State: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", 3 and 8 p.m., NH Auditorium

Friday May 18

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Christopher's opens this week for Spring Quarter.

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May 17, 2012

Christopher’s closed today
Christopher’s, the student-run restaurant in Hospitality Management, will not be open for dinner tonight. 

The new Book Allowance explained

Get answers about how and why the financial
aid book allowance is changing.

Whenever changes are made to the way financial aid is
distributed, there are sure to be lots of questions and
concerns. Beginning Summer Quarter, Columbus
State will implement a new procedure affecting how
and when funds will be distributed for the purchase
of textbooks and course materials/supplies prior
to the start of classes. And student questions
are rolling in.

Students are asking: "Will I still get my money?"
"Do I have to shop at just one place?" "What if
I don't use all my allowance on books?" "Why
are you making this change?" ... and a myriad of
other questions.

If you work directly with students, you
will want to be well prepared to answer these questions.

Attend an upcoming Financial Aid Disbursement - Book Allowance Information/Training Session and learn all the ins and outs of how the process is changing, and why Columbus State is making this change.

Sessions will be a half hour in length, and held from May 21-25 at a variety of times. They are designed to prepare staff and faculty to help students understand and navigate this change. All Columbus State employees are welcome to attend. Register online here.  

For more information on the book allowance disbursement changes, visit

Leadership Institute Class of 2012 graduates

Congratulations to the Leadership Institute Class of 2012 on their graduation May 1.  Class members include: Mikhail Shmukler, Judith Cockrell, Amanda Jennings, Darrylene Mason, Todd Taylor, Patricia Fabrisi, Christina Stillion, Murray Holmes, Michael Johnson, Kimberly Brazwell, Lydia Gilmore, Pat Campbell, Mark Jackson, Dana Knott, Darrin Albaugh, Alexis Sherman, Cathy Ritterbusch, Hari Ruiz, LaVada Washington, Teddi Lewis-Hotopp, Doug Gray, Angie Schreiber, Patty Gabrenya, Jon Moorehead and Sandy Kellam

The Leadership Institute focuses on exploring and building leadership skills and competencies related to leading change. Participants must commit to a nine-month program that requires the completion of assigned readings, attendance at leadership development sessions, and completion of a group project.  The group project reports are available online here.

Spring Symposium to be held May 22-24

The annual Arts & Sciences Symposium for Spring 2012 will be held over three days this year, on May 22-24 in the Library's new Multimedia Studio from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Symposium spotlights the academic work and interests of the faculty in the Arts & Sciences.  The event is free and open to the public.  A schedule of topics and presenters can be seen here

Bike Month: Ride tomorrow on the Jack Gibbs Trail

Glenn Smith led last Friday's lunchtime ride on the Olentangy Trail.

Join the Cougar Cranks on a Bike Month Friday ride, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbus statue. The ride will go at an easy pace on the Jack Gibbs trail out to Wolf Park and back, led by Paul Rehg from Institutional Advancement.

Bike Month tips
Here is the next installment in a series of tips and resources to encourage you to ride a bike for your health, the environment and the sheer fun of it!

How to Lock Your Bike – The EcoVelo blog walks you through some important considerations and choices when choosing a lock and locking your bike.

“Like” Cougar Cranks on Facebook to discuss this article and stay connected to college and Columbus cycling news.

The Next Big Thing: “Spoke and Wheels”

James presenting
What do you get when you combine the insight of TED Talks, the creativity of Pecha Kucha, and wrap it up in Bike Month? You get: The Next Big Thing: “Spoke and Wheels” an event to creatively share an idea or story connected to the bicycle.

Thursday, May 31, is the culmination of Bike Month and the Ohio Bike Challenge. At 6:00 p.m. in CT 107, members of the college and Columbus communities will work within the creative constraints of 20 slides lasting 15 seconds each to share a compelling message. Topics will include:

Submit a title and brief description of your presentation to Rich James. If you know you will attend, please RSVP at The Next Big Thing.  Also check out Cougar Cranks on Facebook for bike news and discussion and the college bike page for more resources.

Meyers writes book on jazz music in Ohio

coverDavid Meyers, data analyst in Community Education & Workforce Development (CEWD), is the lead author of a new book, Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State (The History Press), which endeavors to put Ohio’s contribution to jazz in its proper perspective. “The history of jazz is largely the story of a few key cities--none in Ohio,” says Meyers. “As a result, most jazz historians give short shrift to the Buckeye State, regarding it as a go-through rather than a go-to place. However, the fact is that jazz has long been practiced in Ohio and with a vengeance.”

Drawing upon materials collected for their 1999 "Jazz Ohio!" year-long exhibit at the Ohio Historical Society, Meyers and his co-authors (Candice Watkins, Arnett Howard, and James Loeffler) chronicle the development of jazz in Ohio from its roots in ragtime through its insinuation into all musical genres. They also provide 60 mini-biographies of some of the jazz greats who have called the Buckeye State their home. The quartet previously collaborated on Listen for the Jazz and Columbus, the Musical Crossroads. Ohio Jazz is available from any major bookseller.

Cougars claw their way through Regionals
Earn trip to the NJCAA DII National Tournament

It took a solid team effort in order for the Cougars Men’s Golf Team to earn their first trip to the National Tournament in NJCAA Division II. Led by a quartet of local players Hayden Pyles (Dublin), Nathan Young (Sunbury) Ash Alstadt (Columbus) and Jacob Stasiuwelicz (Galena), the Cougars rebounded after finishing the second round in third place. The Cougars, coached by Rocky Nelson, would need to make up five strokes in the final round in order to secure at least a second place finish in the NJCAA Region XII Tournament and a berth to the NJCAA DII National Championships held at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN next week.  Finishing with a final round of 303 the Cougars beat out Muskegon Community College (MI) by two strokes in dramatic fashion.

team photo

The Cougar Golf Team, back row from left:  Kyle Gardner, Hayden Pyles, Lance Clark, and Kevin Kwiatkowski. Front, from left:  Nathan Young, Jacob Stasiulewicz, and Ash Alstadt