LogisticsART in the spotlight

HandshoePresident Harrison led a panel of business partners and LogisticsART graduates in a discussion about the benefits of this program.
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Foor named New Automotive Teacher of the Year

FoorAutomotive Technology instructor David Foor has been awarded the 2012 North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT ) New Automotive Teacher Award. The Council awards this distinction to only one automotive instructor in North America each year.
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New Book Allowance Explained

booksGet answers about how and why the financial
aid book allowance is changing.
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Previous Stories:

May 24, 2012

Concert Band celebrates Columbus Bicentennial

Last call for Quality Team nominations

Feedback on Dean Candidates

Cougar Rewards update

Windows printing migration

Fee Waiver deadline

Chef Apprentice and Baking students win Golden Spoon

Got socks?

TRiO students earn scholarships

ITDL Seminars

May 22, 2012

Faculty Symposiums

LogisticsART in the spotlight

Foor named Teacher of the Year

Feedback on Dean Candidates

Caterpillar brings simulator

Wayne Cocchi's retirement party

Highly Successful Grants seminar

ITDL Seminar: Content Collection I

May 17, 2012

New book allowance explained

Leadership Institute Class of 2012 graduates

Spring Symposium May 22-24

Bike Month news, tips

The Next Big Thing: Spoke and Wheels

Meyers writes book on Jazz

Cougar golfers going to national tournament

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




This week at Columbus State
Monday May 28

flagMemorial Day, all campuses closed

Tuesday May 29
Wednesday May 30
Thursday May 31

Spring Poetry Slam and Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Nestor Hall 121



Friday June 1

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Christopher's opens this week for Spring Quarter.

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May 29, 2012

Columbus State men's golf team finishes 7th in national tournament

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Ash Alstadt watches a drive after teeing off.

The Columbus State men's golf team made a thrilling comeback to finish 7th in the National Junior College Athletic Association Div. II tournament last week. The Cougars were in 16th place out of 19 teams after round one, climbed to 13th in round two then 10th in round three. After the final round Friday evening, the Cougars finished in 7th place. First Team All American Ash Alstadt, a freshman, tied for fifth place overall in individual play with a seven over par 295, just 12 strokes off the leader.

After four rounds of play the Cougars finished with 1221 strokes. South Mountain Community College, Az. led the 43-team field with 1163 strokes.

This was the first time the Columbus State's men's golf team reached the national tournament since moving up to Division II. They are coached by former professional golfer Rocky Nelson.

The championship event included more than 110 of the nation's best junior college golfers. It was held at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana.

New student email system arrives June 12

email graphicColumbus State is moving to a new email system for students June 12.

Microsoft Live@Edu will allow students to access email anywhere, and features 10 gigs of inbox space. Students will also be able to share documents, synch with the cloud (7 gigs of cloud storage space), instant message, and get email on their mobile phone. Student email will be switched automatically, and students will retain all of their old email messages.

Microsoft offers Live@Edu free to colleges, saving Columbus State a considerable amount of money on hosting and maintenance.  You can read more about the student email switch here: http://www2.cscc.edu/services/new-email/index.shtml

Professors present semesters switch information on HIMT

Jane Roberts and Lisa Cerrato, professors in Health Information Management Technology, presented at the Ohio Health Information Management Association's Annual Educator's Meeting on May 18 in Worthington. The audience learned about the various online program options and pathways with a focus on the newly revised semester plans for the three Health IT certificates.

fix a flatMore Bike Month tips

The final tips in a series to encourage you to ride a bike for your health, the environment and the sheer fun of it!

Taking the Lane – Why do some cyclists ride in the middle of the lane? It is safer for everyone. Read why it is a good idea to “take the lane” in traffic.

Fixing a Flat and Bike Tool Essentials – With a little practice, you can quickly make a roadside repair on a flat tire. This video and tool guide will help you get started.

“Like” Cougar Cranks on Facebook to discuss this article and stay connected to college and Columbus cycling news. Celebrate bicycling on Thursday, May 31, at “The Next Big Thing: Spoke and Wheels” in CT 107 at 6:00 p.m.


ITDL Webinar:
Building A Cost-Effective Online Orientation: Best Practices, Essential Components and Practical Applications
An online orientation program can be an innovative, cost-effective, and practical way of facilitating transitions into higher education for many different populations. This session will highlight the utility of using online orientation for multiple institutional audiences (freshmen, transfers, parents, international students, traditional students, and non-traditional students). Presenters will provide an introduction to online orientations including relevant learning theories and best practices, as well as a preliminary planning document for use following the seminar. This session will also showcase a variety of successful online orientations that bridge populations and institutional types.

When: Tuesday, June 5 (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106

Blackboard classes:
Assignments (1 Hour)

This seminar will cover the core features of Blackboard 9.1's Assignment feature that enables you to easily manage and track homework assignments online. The Assignment feature allows you to handout, gather, and grade homework assignments all in your Blackboard 9 course shell.

Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Innovation Center, CT 106 Click here to register

Wikis (1 Hour)
BB9 154 discusses Blackboard's built-in Wiki tool. Learn what it is, how it works, and how it may be used in a course. Participants will also learn how to create, manage, edit, and grade Wikis.
Prerequisite: BB9 050: Transition from Blackboard 7.3 to Blackboard 9.1

Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Innovation Center, CT 106 Click here to register

Content Collection I (1 Hour)
Blackboard's Content Collection is a built-in virtual hard drive that allows instructors to store course materials for easy access and deployment in a course(s). Instructors can link course content items in a course to their course's Content Collection. When an Instructor changes a content item in the Content Collection, all links to the item reflect those changes.
Come and join us to learn about Blackboard's new powerful tool that allows instructors to manage and deploy course content at Columbus State.

Date: Friday, June 1
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Innovation Center, CT 106 Click here to register