President appoints Chief of Staff

HallKimberly Hall is currently Deputy Chief Counsel in Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. She will now serve as an advisor to Dr. Harrison as a key member of his leadership team.
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Villanueva named July SEOM

VillanuevaHer hard work and dedication earned her the Staff Employee of the Month award, which was given July 5 in a surprise meeting attended by her two departments.
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Shared Governance Election results

Shared Governance conducted the annual election electronically for the first time, giving many people a chance to participate in the process despite busy schedules or office locations not on the Columbus Campus.
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Previous Stories:

July 18, 2012

Chief of Staff appointed

July issue of The Partner

Visitors from Korea

Diversity and Study Abroad Council

100 miles remains elusive for Carringer

Basketball players earn full scholarships to four-year schools

Beethoven 5K

Last day to submit invoices for FY2012

July 12, 2012

Jazz in July

First-year seminar prepares students

Accreditation evaluators

Carringer to race 100 miles

Student employment training

Summer Quarter stats online

Join SAC in fighting hunger

Parking lots closed

Warren G. Harding symposium

Shared Governance election results

July 9, 2012


Injured faculty member doing well

Health Rewards Program

Have cougar, will travel

Harvard grad honors Columbus State

July 5, 2012

Christopher's open for summer

Collecting with Clawdette

MAN Initiatives Men of the Year

Join the PONO Learning Community

Malloy to ride Pelotonia again

July 2, 2012

Textbook Affordability Summit

Food for Thought cookbook

Hip Hop Institute

Tell students about BLUEprint

Jazz in July set for 10th

Photo exhibit in library

ITDL seminars

Graduation celebration planned at bookstore

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




This week at Columbus State
Monday July 23

Leadership Institute Focus Group 3-4:30 p.m.., WD 409

Tuesday July 24
Wednesday July 25
Thursday July 26



Friday July 27

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July 23, 2012

Art installation will be finishing touch at Library

Olga Ziemska

Cleveland artist Olga Ziemska will be on the Columbus Campus July 28 and 29 to install her sculpture “Indra,” commissioned by the college as part of the Percent for Art program.

The recent state-funded renovation of the Columbus Hall Library will include a piece of public art by Ziemska, a CCAD graduate who took classes at Columbus State while earning her degree.  Her work will be installed on the façade of Columbus Hall, on Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29. 

Ms.  Ziemska has received many prestigious grants and awards including a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009. In 2007, Ziemska was selected as a Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. She has participated in several residencies nationally and abroad, including the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Poland. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally, with work reviewed in Sculpture magazine. For more information about her work, visit

Library facadeMs. Ziemska visited the Columbus Campus in September 2011 and engaged the college community by seeking input on her design. The college’s Percent for Arts Committee partnered with the Ohio Arts Council to select the work for the Library. Committee members include Tom Robbins, Architecture; Bill Cook, Humanities; Shona Wainwright, Library; Renee Hampton, Student Life; Jim Spencer and Eric McMillon, Facilities Services; Mandy Golhoffer, ITDL; Beth Bates and Terri Gehr, Business and Administrative Services. The Ohio Arts Council was represented by Kathy Signorino and Ken Emerick.

Ohio law requires that one percent of an allocation made by the State of Ohio for a construction project must be used for public art.  Examples of the Percent for Art program at Columbus State include the “Vault” installation that crosses Cleveland Avenue and “Light Sails,” the glass and steel sculpture in the courtyard of the Columbus campus.

Taste volunteers still needed

Calling all Taste the Future volunteers! The deadline (7/31) is approaching and spots remain for more volunteers, especially food and establishment assistants. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Not interested in volunteering? Be our guest! Taste the Future is your opportunity to celebrate on campus and support the college at the same time. Purchase tickets here and join us on August 21 for a night of the best food in Columbus for a lifetime of bright futures!

Early Childhood Education conference to be held Aug. 14

Learn4Life Columbus will host a Language and Early Literacy Conference Tuesday, August 14, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial. Topics will include vocabulary development, interactive reading, conversational practice, coaching, early learning content standards, scaffolding learning, and school readiness: how to know what works.

Speakers include Dr. Sonia Cabell, University of Virginia; Dr. Laura Justice, Ohio State University; Dr. Jill Pentimonti, Ohio State University; Dr. Shayne Piasta, Ohio State University; Dr. Kathy Roskos, John Carroll University; Dr. Stephanie Siddens, Ohio Department of Education; Linda Norton-Smith, Ohio Department of Education; and Melissa Weber-Mayrer, Ohio State University .

The $30 conference fee includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Please contact Christine Creagh, Early Childhood Development program coordinator, at for more information.

Bioscience program
becomes certificate

Beginning Autumn Semester 2012 the
Bioscience program, a grant-funded
program offered free to participants, will
no longer be available free, but those
interested in this growing field will still be
able to earn a Bioscience certificate through
a for-credit option. The new certificate
will also articulate into the Quality
Assurance degree program.  You can read
more about the certificate here

MAN initiative to offer information session for mentors

The MAN Initiative invites employees to attend an informational session on Thursday, August 2, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Library multimedia studio. This is a great time to talk with members of the 2012–2013 MAN Initiative Team, who will give detailed information on what the program will look like for participants and mentors this year. Interested individuals can also apply for the program at this time.

For more information, contact or 614.287.2426.

Ramadan observance on campus

Friday, July 20, began the observance of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam. Observed by more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through a fast. Diversity and Study Abroad Programs is partnering with the Library to provide a space during this special time for our Muslim community members to be able to observe Ramadan together on Friday afternoons in the Library multimedia studio from 1:00–3:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. Khutbah. Dates are:  July 27, August 3, 10 and 17. Make sure to wish a colleague or student a Happy and Peaceful Ramadan.

Study abroad opportunities available

The Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in one of five countries: India, Japan, Korea, Germany or France. Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. Participants return to their home institutions empowered with first-hand knowledge, new professional connections and an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation and support international students.

Please consider applying for one of these unique Fulbright seminars for U.S. higher education administrators. The application deadlines and more information about each program can be found at .

Di Pietro to perform Friday

RoccoRocco Di Pietro, adjunct instructor in Humanities, will premiere his pieces “Melodia Assoluta” for solo cello “New Rajas and Gunas for Reciter and Ensemble with Pseudo Gypsy Dance” on Friday, July 27, at the Urban Arts Space, at 50 W. Town St. in the former Lazarus building. Rocco’s piece “Italian Rajas” was the winner of the Ohio Arts Council’s 2012 Individual Excellence Award. Also featured will be a new piece for reciter and percussion by OSU student David Nelson Tomassaci and a solo cello improvisation by OSU student Ramsey Sadaka. Music performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to all.

Success workshops for students

Advising Services will continue offering 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 will be happy to verify their attendance if you would like to offer them credit for participating. For more information, please contact Upcoming seminars for August include:

Basic Computer Introduction Wednesday, August 1, from 2:00-3:00p.m. in Davidson Hall 104. Learn very basic computer terms and get hands-on practice. This class is for beginning level users.

The Writing Center: Where the Best Writers Go for Help Wednesday, August 8, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in TL 209. Learn how to utilize the Writing Center and Online Center.