Williams named June Staff Employee of the Month

WilliamsJennifer Williams, office associate in Inter-
national Enrollment Services, has a gift for making personal connections, says her supervisor Tari Blaney.
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TRiO office recieves $1.4 million grant

logoThe U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO Office has awarded continued funding for the Columbus State Upward Bound program.
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Desiree Polk-Bland named new Dean of Student Life

BlandDesiree Polk-Bland has been selected as Dean of Advising and Student Support. She will officially start her role on June 16.
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June 28, 2012

Accreditation FAQ's

Board of Trustees agendas, minutes online

Cocchi's retirement party

College closes at 4:30 on 7/4

Possible COTA strike

Gospel Ensemble this weekend

Meet the SEaL team

Bicentennial service event begins Aug. 25

June 26, 2012

Trustee to deliver history lectures

Columbus State celebrates center opening

Department name change

Crew's Educator Appreciation Night

Kelton House presentation

Parking lot painting

Photo grad wins contest

June 21, 2012

Central Scheduling offline

Voluntary Cash Separation explained

S2S Freeze period begins July 1

TRiO Office receives grant

More grants

Annual employee review

Career development courses

Columbus State walks for NAMI

Weight Watchers

New form available

ITDL seminars

Articulation update and tutoring symposium

June 18, 2012

June SEOM Williams

Open Forum for Chief of Staff Candidate

Bookstore uses "Progressive" approach

Password site gets makeover

Elementary students spend day at Delaware

June 11, 2012

Marching to a new record

OTAP summer internship

Hay facilitates at Global Initiative conference

Columbus State staff participate in transfer conference

Lunch Money for a Day campaign

ITDL Seminars

June 7, 2012

Polk-Bland named to Dean position

End of www2

Hemming artwork on display

Parking closed for repair

Recycling captains needed

Health Reward briefings

Mobile mammography screenings

Sport and Exercise hall of fame inductees

PERFORMs reviews

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




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Monday July 2

ITDL: Blackboard Training, 6-9 p.m., CT 106

Tuesday July 3
Wednesday July 4
Thursday July 5



Friday July 6

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July 2, 2012

Textbook Affordability Summit open for registration

student with booksColumbus State, in cooperation with the Ohio Board of Regents, will present a Statewide Summit on Textbook Affordability on Friday, September 28, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center on the fourth floor of WD.  
The full-day summit will offer participants a program of keynote addresses, breakout sessions and panels on the multi-layered aspects of this issue from the perspective of its primary stakeholder groups: faculty, students, libraries, bookstores, publishers, and information technology providers. The conference is free to attend, but registration is necessary. Please register at: http://OhioHigherEd.org/Textbook-Affordability-Summit.

posterFood for Thought cookbook supports student scholarships

Looking for something new and exciting for dinner tonight? Stop by the Bookstore and pick up Food for Thought: A Recipe Collection. All recipes were contributed by Columbus State staff, faculty, students and friends. Inside you'll find an assortment of 75 recipes including soups, salads, entrees and desserts.

The cookbook is not only a way to share great food, but also an opportunity to share in the success of a Columbus State student. A portion of each sale goes to support student scholarships at Columbus State. The cost is just $5.00. 

Hip Hop Institute offers The Next Big Thing

What do you get when you combine the insight of TED Talks, the creativity of Pecha Kucha, and an amazing DJ? You get The Next Big Thing: “The Principles of Hip Hop.”
The free event will be held Saturday, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center ballroom, WD 435.

If you have something to say about hip hop, you can submit a proposal to present your compelling message to help bring Columbus State’s Hip Hop Institute to a close.

Topics might include hip hop’s role in politics, teaching youth through hip hop, race/gender and hip hop, hip hop and social justice, the legacy of cultural music, or just a great moment in hip hop history.  The Next Big Thing format allows you to present your topic in 20 Power Point slides lasting 15 seconds each, for a total of five minutes.

To submit a proposal: Send a brief title and description of your presentation to Kimberly Brazwell (kbrazwel@cscc.edu) by July 11 so the agenda can be planned.  To learn more about the event, visit www.cscc.edu/TNBT

Tell your students about BLUEprint!

Columbus State’s Advising Services will offer BLUEprint Student Success Workshops throughout Summer Quarter. The workshops are free and help students to build skills and obtain resources necessary to be successful in their personal, academic, and career-related pursuits.  Please encourage your students to attend, and Advising Services is happy to verify their attendance if you would like to offer them credit for participating.  For more information, please contact blueprint@cscc.edu.  Upcoming seminars for July include:

Who Wants To Be A Leader? Monday, July 9, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall 319. Practical and applicable leadership strategies to become a lifelong leader.

Juggling Roles: Are You Juggling School, Work and Family? Thursday, July 12, from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall 012 (Seminar Room C). How to balance it all and how to simplify life.

Library: Find It Fast! Monday, July 16, from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. in Columbus Hall (Library) 302. Save time doing research by learning quick and effective research tips.

Tackling Test Anxiety  Monday, July 23, from 12:00- 1:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall 323. Strategies for test anxiety.

Transfer Planning 101 Thursday, July 26, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall 318. Tips for transitioning to a four-year college.

Jazz in July set for the 10th

Jazz posterStudent Engagement and Leadership’s annual Jazz in July free concert will take place on both the Columbus and Delaware campuses on Tuesday, July 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On the Columbus Campus, the concert will be set up in the 11-S parking lot at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Cleveland Avenues.

On the Delaware Campus, the concert will be held outside on the patio at Moeller Hall. Dolly and the Governor and the Joel Steward Trio will play on the Columbus Campus, with Andrew Waters performing at Delaware. Enjoy street food vendors and great music during your lunch hour on July 10!

New photo exhibit in the Library

The Library is pleased to announce a new exhibition by photographer Mark Fohl. Fohl’s work has been accepted on numerous occasions at the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, and he has found success in the Ohio Art League and other juried exhibitions in Ohio. He was granted an Artist Residency in Dresden, Germany, and spent three months there in 2005. He was also awarded a residency at the CCA contemporary art museum in Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, and was there for six weeks in 2011. While in Spain, he discovered many interesting and rich colors. He writes, “I came to the conclusion that foreign countries are characterized not only by language and culture, but also by physical characteristics like buildings, architecture, architectural details, and color. We don’t have colors like this in Columbus, so I decided to bring them back home!”

The exhibition may be viewed in the Library’s second floor gallery through the month of July. Check out more colors and lots of black and white on his website, www.markfohl.zenfolio.com. All photos are for sale. 

ITDL Seminars:
I Can't Afford My Textbooks! Make book buying easier and more affordable for your students
Textbook prices can be a burden to our students. Find out now about the college's textbook affordability initiatives. The committee will discuss their proposals and current options. Members of the bookstore textbook team will present some new and exciting services: a textbook rental program and a price comparison feature. Hear about the Library's textbook checkout system and some electronic book alternatives. Bring your ideas to the table.
When: Friday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Where: Innovation Center, CT 107

Turn your PowerPoints into videos
Have you ever viewed a PowerPoint that has been posted online? It seems one-dimensional. There is no voice behind the slides to provide context and feedback. Consequently, a posted PowerPoint may lose some of the point of the presentation.
Why not convert your existing PowerPoint to a video (with audio recording) that can be embedded in your Blackboard course? You can actually convert from PowerPoint to video in just one click!

In this hands-on workshop, participants will convert one of their own PowerPoint presentations (so don't forget to bring one!) to a video by using a free software called iSpring.  During the presentation, attendees will learn how to download the appropriate software and will discuss best practices regarding creating voice recordings on PowerPoint, as well as editing, saving, and uploading recordings into Blackboard.

Wednesday, July 11 (9:30 - 11:30 a.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center Ct 106
Presented by: Melissa Logue, assistant professor, Modern Languages
Blackboard 9.1

Introduction to Blackboard 9.1 (3 Hours)
Monday, July 2 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) - Register

Grade Center (2 Hours) Thursday, July 5 (8:00 - 10:00 a.m.) - Register

Discussion Boards (1 Hour) Friday, July 13 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) - Register

Assignments (1 Hour) Thursday, July 12 (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) - Register
Location: Innovation Center, CT 106
Instructor: Paul Owens


Graduation Celebration planned at the Bookstore

graduateThe Columbus State Bookstore will host a Summer Quarter Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, July 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Summer Quarter grads will be able to order their caps and gowns, order graduation announcements, look at class rings, diploma frames, alumni items and enjoy light refreshments in celebration of their upcoming commencement on Friday, August 17. The very last quarter ceremony is coming up quickly!