New Chief of Police to address graduates

Chief JacobsThe first female Chief for the Columbus Division of Police, Kim Jacobs, will deliver the commence- ment address to the Summer Quarter class of 2012 on Friday, August 17, at 10 a.m. in Veterans Memorial.  More than 700 students have petitioned to earn their degrees this final quarter at Columbus State. 
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Quality Awards announced

teachers of the year
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2012 Continuous Quality Improvement Awards, including Distinguished Teaching Awards, Distinguished Full Professor Awards, Staff Employee of the Year, and the Quality Team Awards.
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August 13, 2012

Police Chief to address grads

Welcome Team Autumn Semester

Starting down the Preferred Pathway

Plagenz helps coordinate summit

Cougar Rewards ending

Upward Bound students complete institute

Speech Rehearsal Lab changes name

Fee Waivers deadline

Notebooks available

August 6, 2012

Quality Awards announced

Foundation receives grant from Cardinal Health

Win with Strengths course

Art exhibit in library

NBC nightly new on campus

ESL Afterschool program gets grant

Book Allowance to increase

Reminder to administrators, managers

Parking garage closed

SPAM emails get new vendor

Win with Strengths date change




This week at Columbus State
Monday August 20

Parking lots 20-S, and 27-S closed for sealing, Aug 20-22

Tuesday August 21
Wednesday August 22
Thursday August 23



Friday August 24

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August 17, 2012

Quarter-to-Semester “Cutover Weekend” on horizon

Cougar Web and Colleague will be unavailable from 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 24 until 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 27 for Cutover Weekend. Cutover Weekend is occurring at this time to allow the college to make the necessary updates to students’ academic histories from quarter values to semester values to facilitate processes that use cumulative academic values such as Cumulative G.P.A., Academic Standing, and Financial Aid Standards of Progress.  With this system transition occurring, it’s crucial that all faculty submit summer quarter grades by the deadline to ensure that quarter grade records are converted. Any assistance with the speedy submission of summer quarter grades will be most appreciated.

Information regarding Cutover Weekend will be appearing soon on the college website and in various forms of communications to students. No registration or application activity can occur from 8:30 p.m. Friday until 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. To accommodate our students, Student Services offices will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Friday and will be closed on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.

New process developed for Tech Prep students

registeringEnrolling Tech Prep students has recently been simplified.  Students who have completed Tech Prep programs through area career centers or comprehensive Career and Technical Programs can now be directed to Admissions Advisor Amy Barends in order to set up an appointment. Barends will review the student's signed articulation agreement and tell them the next steps to enroll.  The new process has been communicated to the directors of career and technical programs at each of the schools with whom Columbus State has articulation agreements.  Information can be found on the high school articulation webpage.  

Tech Prep students need an original initialed and signed agreement from his or her career center/high school in order to receive articulated credit.  After students meet with Barends they will meet with an academic or faculty advisor to finalize their schedules.  Articulated credit will post to each student's educational record after the first term of enrollment. 

If you have any questions about the new process or if there are any problems, please contact Ben Williams, coordinator of Special Projects in Admissions.

Parking lots closed for sealing during break

The 27-S and 20-S parking lots will be closed for sealing on August 20, 21, and 22.

Basic system information coming to your desktop

In the next few days you will see new items being displayed on computer desktops.Basic system information including the manufacturer, model, time you booted the computer, computer name, IP address and OS version will appear in a small block on the middle right portion of all Columbus State computer desktops.
This information will make it easier for the IT Support Center to identify your system and assist you with problem resolution. If you have questions please contact the IT Support Center at ext. 5050.

Bookstore to offer extended rush hours

Autumn Semester extended hours at the Bookstore are:

August 21 - 23
August 24
August 25
August 26
August 27 - 30
August 31
September 1
September 4 - 6
September 7
September 8
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)