Students create sculpture to help kick off semesters

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What began as a vision has been transformed into a life-size metal sculpture adorned with LED lights to mark the quarters-to-semesters conversion at Columbus State.
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Strategic Planning website now available

moeller hallColumbus State has embarked on a comprehensive process to update our Strategic Plan.  
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Nominate Alumni in preparation for Columbus State's 50th Anniversary

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Columbus State will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013—the college held its very first classes on September 30, 1963—and we are busy collecting stories of our outstanding alumni and former students for a commemorative history book. 
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Previous Stories:

August 30, 2012

Student sculpture used to kick off semesters

Smart Classrooms Initiative continues

Taste the Future video, photos

Restored Citizen Summit held Aug. 24

Autumn Semester textbooks still coming in

New food carts on campus

"Chat and Chew" book club begins 9.26

Counseling, Veteran Services open houses

Mentor needed for MAN Initiative

PONO learning community

Employee Resource Groups

Viva Columbus Crew

August 27, 2012

Strategic Planning website

Sunrise on Semesters

Weeks of Welcome

Nominate alumni in preparation for 50th

Columbus State student chosen for Nickelodeon

Terri Miller to retire

August 23, 2012

Sunrise on Semesters celebration

Taste the Future 2012

Textbook rental program

Autumn Semester books still being stocked

Math and Science college readiness

Parking lots closed

August 17, 2012

"Cutover Weekend" on horizon

New process for Tech Prep students

Parking Lots closed for sealing

Basic system info for your desktop

Bookstore offers extended rush hours

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





This week at Columbus State
Monday September 3

Labor Day Holiday, all campuses closed

Tuesday September 4
Wednesday September 5
Thursday September 6



Friday September 7

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will reopen Autumn Semester

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September 4, 2012

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) continue!

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Week Two of Weeks of Welcome (WOW) continue on both the Columbus and Delaware campuses with a Student “Club Carnival” today, and Welcome Back Day tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:00-5:30 p.m.  The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership will also offer a Cultural Heritage event that celebrates diversity, Thursday, September 6 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Library.  And on Friday, Cougar Athletics will host a Wellness Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard area!  Welcome Back Day and the Wellness Fair will also be held on the Delaware Campus on Thursday and Friday in Moeller Hall. Week Three begins September 10 with a host of student workshops on both campuses.  Go online for a full schedule of WOW events.

Construction program presents BIM Certificates
Construction Management Program co-coordinator Dean M. Bortz presented the inaugural group of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificates Thursday, August 16 to four students. Columbus State is the only higher education institution in Ohio offering this four-course certificate program, which crosses Architecture (ARCH 2274), Construction Management (CMGT 2215 and CMGT 2216), and Civil Engineering/Surveying (SURV 1460). Margaret E. Owens, Ph.D., assistant professor of Construction Management coordinates the BIM Certificate Program.
In the program, students learn about BIM and how it is used in construction projects, how the design professional, constructor and owner work together, and how to use this methodology to minimize or eliminate contract modifications and shorten construction schedules.

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From left are Dean M. Bortz,
students Kevin Smith, Barry Tullos, Joseph Malekela, Jonathan Telfer and Dr. Margaret Owens.

BLUEprint workshops can help your students

Advising Services will offer a wide variety of BLUEprint Success Workshops to students this Autumn Semester. The free workshops help students build skills necessary to be successful in their personal, academic, and career-related pursuits. This Fall, there will be more than thirty available workshops including topics on basic computer skills, stress management, campus resources, test-taking strategies, transfer planning, degree planning, professionalism, money management, and more. Please encourage your students to attend, and the presenters will be happy to verify their attendance if you would like to offer credit for participation. Please have students arrive early, as sessions may fill quickly. A full calendar of the Autumn Semester workshops is available at: If you would like a printable flyer to hand out in class or to post on Blackboard, or if you have any other questions, please email
Several upcoming workshops are:

Basic Computer Introduction:
Learn basic computer terms and get hands-on practice. Thursday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Hall 225.

Stress Management:
Monday, September 10, at 3:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.

Preferred Pathway to OSU - Study Abroad:
Learn about OSU's 100+ study abroad programs, how it can fit into a degree and career plan, and resources for funding. Wednesday, September 12, at 4:30 p.m., Aquinas Hall 317.

More Crossroads construction closings
Due to the continued work on the Columbus Crossroads interstate project, there will be three closings Thursday night, September 6, which could impact evening students and staff:
At 7:00 p.m., Cleveland Avenue will be reduced to one lane.
At 8:00 p.m., the exit from I-670 east to Cleveland Avenue will be closed.
At 8:00 p.m., the ramp from I-670 west to I-71 south will be closed.
By 5:00 a.m. Friday, all work will be completed for that night and everything will reopen.

Go car free for a day!

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Last year, the Trek Bike Store offered free tune-ups in its car free spot!

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and partners have announced this year’s Central Ohio Car Free Day festivities on Friday, September 21. Car Free Day encourages central Ohioans to ditch their cars for a day and explore other transportation options.

As part of Car Free Day you will see metered parking spots transformed into temporary parks, exhibits, and other creative concepts to demonstrate what our community could look like with fewer cars on the road. The visual provided by this event is a message of alternative modes of transportation.

A Car Free Spot could be a metered City of Columbus parking spot, a non-metered City of Columbus spot, or a spot in the Columbus State parking lot. If you are requesting a metered City of Columbus spot, MORPC will coordinate with the City to have a meter of your choice bagged for free near campus. No matter what kind of parking spot you’ll be reclaiming, be sure to register it here: Car Free Spot registration. All you need to do is fill the spot with your creative concept between the hours of 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

You can see photos of previous Car Free Spots at the MORPC website or the Central Ohio Car Free Day Facebook Page. The deadline for Car Free Spot registration is September 14.