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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July 23, 2012

Art installation at library

Taste volunteers needed

Early Childhood Education conference Aug. 14

Bioscience program becomes certificate

MAN initiative info sessions

Ramadan observance on campus

Study abroad opportunities

Di Pietro to perform

Success workshops for students

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






This week at Columbus State
Monday July 23

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

Tuesday July 24
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Friday July 27

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July 26, 2012

On-Time Registration Period: Another step on the Road to Student Success

registration photoPlanning ahead is a good thing! As faculty and staff, you're forced to do it often to succeed at work and at home. Students tend to be less aware of the connection between timely preparation and a successful outcome. Part of our job as educators is to help them learn the value and process of planning ahead.  To that end, and as one of multiple success initiatives underway at the college this fall, Columbus State is introducing an On-Time Registration period for Autumn Semester.

The On-Time Registration period runs from the opening of registration, March 12, through August 14. Students who register any time during that period are likely to get the classes they need and the sections they want, offering positive reinforcement for timely planning. Conversely, students who delay registration until Late Registration, August 15 – Sept. 12 (some department deadlines may be earlier), risk not getting into required courses, and they will see a Late Registration Fee appear on their student account. This fee will be waived for Autumn Semester only. However, students will be expected to follow the new registration deadline dates and procedures. This information sheet gives details, deadlines, and rationales. Students will receive information about the On-Time Registration/Late Registration periods soon as well.

Full-time Employee Annual Reviews due to be completed by July 31

Full-time staff and administrator reviews are due by July 31.  In COOL this means the Administrative Review needs to mark the review complete by this date.  If you're using an alternative form, submit a hard copy to the Human Resources Department by this date. 

If you need additional directions for completing a review in COOL, or copies of forms to complete a review outside of COOL, these can be found on-line at this link:

If you need assistance, or have questions, please contact your Human Resources Employment Representative at 287-2408 or Mary Francis McLaughlin, Program Coordinator for Performance Management, at or 287-5220.

Desktop security application to be upgraded

Columbus State’s Communication Technologies and PC Services team is set to upgrade to the latest desktop security application which will continue to protect the campus from malicious code (viruses, Trojans, worms, etc.).

The upgrade process will take approximately 20 minutes (more or less depending on the PC), will involve one reboot, and will require no user interaction once the upgrade process begins. 

Upgrade Testing Process

The upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 was tested within Communication Technologies & PC Services and the IT Support Center on approximately 55 computers over the past month.  It has also been deployed on over 300 lab computers since the start of Summer Quarter. 

Complete information, including what you’ll see after the automatic upgrade, is available on this flyer.

Attend the Hip Hop Institute Showcase July 28

The Principles of Hip Hop” will be Saturday, July 28, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center, WD fourth floor.

Performers include:  Jon Sands, Writer and Spoken Word Artist; Krate Digga, DJ from Mighty SoundChamps;  Marshall Shorts, Visual Artist and BRUSH Experience creator; plus “The Next Big Thing” Presentations by  Searius Add, “ Hip Hop - Consciousness and Current Events,”  Racquel L. Armstrong, “Hip-hop as a Teaching Tool,”  Bess Bolton, “Green Technology is the Newest Hustle,” Javier Sanchez, “Guard My Heart,” and Mexie Wilson, “The 5th Element – Doin’ the Knowledge.”

The Hip Hop Institute is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Kimberly Brazwell at

Student Calling Campaign needs volunteers

The Switch 2 Semesters Communication Campaign Task Force is seeking faculty and staff volunteers for a phone calling campaign during the week of July 30 through August 2.  Volunteers will reach out to new students not currently registered for Autumn Semester.

The calling will occur evenings from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.  A brief training session and script will be provided to the volunteers.  Refreshments also will be provided.

Can you spare as little as an hour to reach out to our students and provide valuable information to ensure they are on the path to success here at Columbus State?. We'd greatly appreciate it! If interested in volunteering, please contact Nome Stillwell by noon Friday, July 27, at or 287-5525.

Woodwinds, Stage Band to perform

The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will perform a free 40-minute concert on Tuesday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. in the TL-123 music room.  The program will be narrated by Thomas Lloyd and will include music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and 20th century eras.

Columbus State Stage Band will play an hour of jazz inspired music on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the TL-123 music room.  The group, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, will play music by Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, and Sammy Nestico. For more information contact