Learn what the best teachers do

Join our recent Distinguished Teaching Award winners for an afternoon of conversation about What the Best College Teachers Do” on Friday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107.
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Senator Sherrod Brown highlights veterans retraining

Brown U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was at Columbus State to talk about the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Under the program, Ohio veterans are eligible to apply for 12 months of retraining at a community college or technical school.  
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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 17, 2012

Quality Check-Up Visit

Bicentennial Calendars in the mail

New title for Disability Services Advocates

Career Development courses offered

Mobile mammography screening

September 13, 2012

Meeting with Kasich

What the best college teachers do

COOL system to be discontinued

Chorus Columbus State to perform

Bookstore Customer Appreciation Day

September 10, 2012

Senator Sherrod Brown highlights retraining

September SEOM

Business careers conference

Financial wellness seminar

Safelite offers hiring event

Cougar Geeks and TRiO/Student Support Services team up

Health Rewards deadline extended

Grade-entry deadlines

Volleyball Cougars ranked 9th in nation

September 6, 2012

Disability Services offers training on new literacy software

Weight Watchers this fall

Last PBJ jazz concert of the year

Nelson earns master's from Franklin

Closed parking lots

September 4, 2012

Weeks of Welcome continue

BIM Certificates presented

BLUEprint workshops

More construction closings

Go car-free for a day






This week at Columbus State
Monday September 17

Aerobics, 4:15 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday September 18
Wednesday September 19
Thursday September 20



Friday September 21

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September 20, 2012

posterDelaware Campus to host race this weekend

It’s not too late to register to run or walk in the 2nd Annual Rhythm & Shoes 5K Run/Walk, which starts and ends at the Columbus State Delaware Campus this Saturday!  The event supports the Central Ohio Symphony. The scenic out and back run/walk begins at the Delaware Campus, then follows beautiful Winter Road and Chapman Road along the scenic waters of the Olentangy River.  Participants reach the mid-point refueling water station before looping back to enjoy the gorgeous sights a second time upon the return.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $25 and you can register on the day of the race. 

Awards will be issued to the top three runners and walkers, male and female, in the following age groups:  13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+. All results will be posted at www.premierraces.com after the race. See you there!

Autumn enrollment statistics now online

The preliminary Autumn Semester 2012 headcounts and FTEs as of the official census date, September 12, are now available online here.   (Documents on the Intranet are not available off campus.)

Columbus State’s headcount stood at 25,650 paid students on September 12, while the total FTE (Full Time Equivalent) numbers stood at 15,288.80.

You can also see total census-day headcounts and FTEs by campus, distance learning, Regional Learning Centers and dual enrollment at the same Intranet location. 

Read more about why enrollments are down at colleges across the state in this article from the Dayton Daily News.

Library’s iPad “Petting Zoo” Opens on Wednesday

i padLibrarians at the Columbus State Delaware Campus will host an iPad “Petting Zoo” on Wednesday, September 26, to demonstrate what the iPad can do and allow students to explore the iPad and available applications. 

The activity will be presented at the Learning Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Delaware Campus Learning Center has 20 new third-generation iPads available on circulation to students thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act mini grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.  

With either their Cougar ID or state-issued photo ID, students can check out an iPad for two hours at a time from the Learning Center. The iPads are loaded with a wide variety of educational apps to support the student learning experience.

Gospel Ensemble to perform next weekend

singerThe Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Emma Easton, will present their first performance of the Fall Semester, “A Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration” on Friday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m., both in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.

Friday’s presentation, Music & Movie Night, will feature the ensemble performing and then a movie titled The Story of Gospel Music.

Saturday kicks off with a Heritage Chat about The State of Gospel Music Today, followed by video footage of The Winans Lost Concert at 6:30 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m., the Gospel Ensemble will honor local gospel music legends Willie Alls, Pastor Stan Wood, and Thommy Adams , with a memorial tribute to the late Doris L. Brown. 

By popular demand, GVE will repeat an excerpt from their tribute to the pioneer of gospel music radio in Columbus, Eddie Saunders. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Students and faculty “Rally for Recovery”

Several Columbus State students studying in the Addiction Studies program joined faculty member Dianne Fidelibus at the Statehouse for the Rally for Recovery on September 12. The event is part of National Recovery Month. Key points discussed included the effectiveness of treatment and drawing attention to concerns about access to treatment. Virginia O’Keeffe, Executive Director of Amethyst, was given the Sister Ignatias Award for her outstanding services to the addiction field.

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At the Rally for Recovery are, from left: Jeanette Limoni , student; Dianne Fidelibus; Ramona James, student; Virginia O'Keeffe, Riley Rees, student; and Deanna Banks, student.

Secure shredding pick-up delayed

Iron Mountain secure shredding service will not be at the Columbus campus or Long St. locations on Friday, September 21, as scheduled due to the unavailability of new secure recycle bins currently on order.  Their visit has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 25 so they can deliver the new bins and empty the current ones. 

Check out Matrix Monitor

In this month’s issue of the Matrix Monitor newsletter, you will find articles about childhood vaccines, writing in a “stress journal,” how to be more optimistic, and why you should never skip breakfast!  Read it all here!  

September issue of The Partner now online

The latest issue of the Human Resources Department’s newsletter can be found online here.

Ohio State offers study tour to Turkey for educators

The Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State will offer its 3rd annual study tour to Turkey for educators, scholars and policy makers on March 6-16, 2013. The MESC-Niagara Turkey trip is unique because it focuses on interaction with individuals and communities rather than sightseeing. Visits to famous sites are accompanied by conversations with international and local scholars. The focus is on making history relevant to the present day, and decoding surrounding environments to learn about current cultures.
On the street in Turkey
Educators at last year’s trip to Turkey enjoy the popular drink “Sahlep” sold by street vendors.

An application for the trip can be found online here, and is due December 2, 2012: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PGC3HL8.

The fee is $1,350 and includes lodging, in-country transport, and airfare from New York City. Participants will be responsible for the costs of transportation to New York City, and for getting to the pre-departure orientation in or near JFK Airport.
Learn more about this trip here: http://mesc.osu.edu/documents/onTurkey/TurkeyTrip2012.pdf