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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June 4, 2012

Cabot Rea to address grads

Ohio Growth Summit

Year-end purchasing dates

Volunteer opportunities for golfers

"Thin Clients" and "Print on Demand" come to campus

June 1, 2012

Salute to Bicentennial

The end of www2

Last day to nominate Quality Teams

Man of the Year awards

Job Skills participants receive scholarships

Cougar Challenge Check

Pride march June 16

Health Rewards: Get started now

Safety Week June 11-15

May 29, 2012

Men's Golf Team finishes 7th nationally

New student email system

HIMT professors present

More Bike Month tips

ITDL webinars

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 June 4

Wellness Classes:
12-1 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
Hula Hoop,
2-3 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
5:15 p.m., all in DE 158

Tuesday June 5
Wednesday June 6
Thursday June 7

Men of the Year Awards, 6-7:30 p.m., WD 435



Friday June 8

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Christopher's is now closed for the quarter.

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June 7, 2012

Polk-Bland named to Dean position

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Desiree Polk-Bland

Desiree Polk-Bland has been selected as Dean of Advising and Student Support. She will officially start her role on June 16.

“Desiree brings to our Student Affairs leadership team many strong organizational and leadership assets, among them a breadth of administrative experiences across institutional types, deep knowledge and experience in the area of academic advising, and a passionate commitment to community college students and their academic success,” said Dr. Jan Rogers, vice president for Student Affairs.

“She has degrees and professional experience that bridge both academic and student affairs work, “ said Rogers, “and she will provide much needed leadership in the development and refinement of a truly college-wide advising model.”

Polk-Bland will lead efforts to advance the operations and services of college testing, and oversee the Trio grant programs:  Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services. She will continue to lead the implementation of the new college success course and related activities with the Start Right project.

“Above all, Desiree has a proven track record of accomplishing results and leading change and transformation that supports the college's student success and attainment agenda,” said Rogers. 

Polk-Bland started at Columbus State as Director of Advising Services in 2008. Her biggest challenges in that role have been accommodating the continuous growth of the college while delivering quality academic advising for students.  “One of the biggest challenges currently is the Switch to Semesters, and ensuring accurate communication to our students,” said Polk-Bland.

“I’m excited to learn the new areas as quickly as possible, and work with the directors in those areas to set our vision for the future!”

End of WWW2: Update your bookmarks

Columbus State is getting rid of the www2 server over the weekend, and it will return to www.cscc.edu. This may disrupt the search function momentarily, and it will break links to bookmarks. Here’s how to update your bookmarks:

  • In Internet Explorer: Go under Favorites, right-click on a bookmark, and select Properties.

  • In Firefox: go under Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Bookmarks Menu. You should be able to edit bookmarks from there.

  • In Chrome:  Click star icon on the right side of the address bar > Choose Bookmarks Bar or Other Bookmarks > Edit. You can edit bookmarks from there.

  • In Safari: > Show All Bookmarks. You should see a list of bookmarks, and you can right-click or CTRL-click to change them.

Artwork of William Hemming on display in the Library

“Endgame” by William Hemming.

The Library will present the work of artist William Hemming this summer on floors 1 and 2. Hemming received his training from the Columbus College of Art and Design and from The Ohio State University. Landscapes, street scenes, and characterizations are his subjects of preference. He paints in acrylics with strikingly interesting color combinations. He has exhibited many times in Columbus and also in Marbella  and Barcelona, Spain.

As an admirer of paintings that reflect an artist's talent and honesty, Lanning Gallery owner, Ursula Lanning says she likes Hemming's paintings because they are “unspoiled and funny. He has a way of looking at the world in a humorous way," she says.

"His pieces are witty slices of life. He is what I would call a pure primitive artist. Some who do primitive art are out for sale reasons only. He does it because that is the way he sees things. It's a natural for him."

You can also view his work virtually at http://www.wchemming.com.

Parking closed for repairs over weekend

The 7-E parking lot will be closed for repairs from Friday evening, June 8, through Monday morning, June 11.

Volunteers needed for recycling project

collageCampus volunteers are needed to serve as CougRRR Cardboard recycling program “Captains.” Each captain will take responsibility for monitoring the designated cardboard drop-off/pick-up location(s) and serve as the CougRRR Cardboard contact in one Columbus State building, preferably for a year. The captain duties may be shared by two or more individuals per building.

You may be able to use this as a PERFORMs service goal by discussing the opportunity with your supervisor and receiving approval.

A meeting will be held in June and will be available by teleconference for Delaware Campus volunteers. Please send your contact information (including the building in which you work) to Hari Ruiz at cougRRR@cscc.edu to indicate your interest in volunteering to serve in this program. Interested individuals will be notified of the meeting particulars.

The CougRRR Cardboard program is a “win” because:


logoMore Briefings on the Health Rewards Program offered

Don’t know what the program involves? Still confused? An explanation of the Health Rewards Program through United Health Care for employees with UHC will be offered on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 14, at 12:00 p.m. in CT107

  • Wednesday, June 20, at 9:00 a.m. in CT-107

  • Thursday, June 28, at 12:00 p.m. in CT -107
    Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator and Deborah Robinson, Benefits administrator will lead the briefings.  Delaware Campus employees should email nbowmang@cscc.edu or call ext. 3989 to sign up for teleconferencing.

Reminder: Mobile Mammography screening offered June 25

The James Care Mobile Mammography van will be on campus Monday, June 25, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the 11S lot across from Nestor Hall.  To make an appointment, call (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Sports and Exercise Studies names new members to Hall of Fame

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Pictured at the ceremony are alumni Hall of Fame inductees, from left: Kory Hartman, Tim Davis, Greg Smith, and Aubrey Bush-Miller.

2012 Sport & Exercise Studies Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held May 31 in the Columbus State Conference Center, with four new members honored.

In addition to the SES Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees, the other 2012 awards included:

Dawn Skedell, B.S. - SES-Human Performance Center Associate of the Year. 
Dr. Kevin Rouch, J.D. - SES Adjunct Instructor of the Year.
John W. Tolbert III, M.A. - SES-Friend of the Program Award.

PERFORMs reviews for non-bargaining unit employees 

It is once again time to complete Annual Performance Reviews.  To guide you in this process here is some important information. Please note that additional details on the review process will be sent to Reviewing Supervisors and Administrative Reviewers in a separate email. 

1.  Methods for completing Annual Reviews
This year managers may choose between two methods of conducting their performance reviews.  The two options are:
a.       Electing to use the COOL system and completing the annual reviews as we have done for the last 3 years, or
b.      Electing not to use the COOL system and completing the annual reviews on an electronic document (which will be provided).
Each manager will inform their staff of the performance review method they will utilize.

2. Steps in the Annual Review Process
  • Employees complete the Self-Review and submit it to the Reviewing Supervisor. 

  • Reviewing Supervisors complete the Annual Review and meet in-person with the Employee to discuss.  The Employee should be provided an opportunity to add additional comments once the Annual Review is discussed and before it is submitted to the Administrative Reviewer. 

  • Both the Employee and Reviewing Supervisor should sign the document.  This signature acknowledges that the Employee and Reviewing Supervisor have discussed and reviewed the document.

  • Administrative Reviewers approve and sign all Annual Performance Reviews. 

3. Timeline
All Annual Performance Reviews must be completed by July 31 at 4:00 p.m.  The recommended timeline for completing the Annual Performance Reviews is below.  However, a Reviewing Supervisor or Administrative Reviewer may request that their direct reports complete this process on a different timeline.  Please check with your Reviewing Supervisor to ensure you meet their deadline.




Employee completes Self-Review and submits to
Reviewing Supervisor

June 22


Reviewing Supervisor completes Annual Review, meets with employee to discuss and submits signed Annual Reviews to Administrative Reviewer.

July 22

Reviewing Supervisor

Administrative Review signs and submits the completed
Annual Review in COOL or hard copy.

July 31

Administrative Reviewer

4. Support for Completing Annual Reviews
There are three resources on-line for Employees completing a Self-Review in COOL and both Reviewing Supervisors and Administrative Reviewers completing Annual Reviews in COOL. 
a.       Manuals: Provides many suggestions for completing the Self-Review or Annual Review including providing detailed documentation, and preparing for the Annual Review meetings.  These are available on the PERFORMs webpage at this link: http://www2.cscc.edu/about/hcd/performs/review.shtml

b.      Written and Video Directions: Provide step-by-step assistance on completing the Self-Review or Annual Review in COOL.  These are available on the PERFORMs webpage at this link: http://www2.cscc.edu/about/hcd/performs/review.shtml

c.       Webex training sessions are also available for those who need them. To register, use this link: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/courses-category.asp?C=19

If you need additional information or assistance please contact your Human Resources Employment Representative at 287-2408 or me at mmclaugh@cscc.edu or 287-5220.  We look forward to working with you.