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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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:

September 4, 2012

Weeks of Welcome continue

BIM Certificates presented

BLUEprint workshops

More construction closings

Go car-free for a day

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





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 6, 2012

Disability Services offers training on new literacy software

Columbus State’s Disability Services will hold training sessions for students, faculty and staff on their new software called “Read & Write GOLD.” The product is support software that helps individuals with reading or writing difficulties, learning disabilities, or those who speak English as their second language.  This literacy software can read online courses, textbooks, websites, placement tests, and more. It can enlarge and highlight text as it reads aloud and increase reading comprehension. It can speak and translate many different languages and has a phonetic spell checker and a word-prediction tool.  Training times are on Friday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Eibling 101. Register by emailing Lori Trent.

Think fall with Weight Watchers

logoGet ready for fall with Weight Watchers! Columbus State’s next Weight Watchers at Work program session will start Tuesday, September 11, at 12:00 p.m. in the DX Conference Room, 3rd floor. Columbus State needs a minimum of 20 participants to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness Coordinator, at by noon on Monday, September 10.

Last PBJ jazz concert of year is Saturday

The PBJ & Jazz summer series will present their final concert in the Topiary Park at noon on Saturday, September 8.  The Topiary Park is located at 480 E. Town St. The free one-hour concert will feature the Vernon Hairston Trio with Mary McClendon. The concerts are sponsored by the Discovery Special Improvement District, The Columbus Foundation, The Topiary Park, and the Friends of the Library.


Joel Nelson
Nelson earns master’s degree from Franklin U.

Joel Nelson, video web developer in Columbus State's Instructional Technologies department, will graduate Sunday with a Master of Science in Marketing and Communication from Franklin University. His program included learning communication techniques using new media, emerging technologies, and visual design principles.


Lots of lots closed Sunday

The Columbus State grounds crew will be painting many parking lots on Sunday, September 9, in case you might be on campus this weekend.  The lots to be closed for painting are: 11-S, 12-S, 14-S, 16-S, 18-V, 19-H, 24-E, and 21-S.