Autumn Enrollment Statistics

The preliminary Autumn Semester 2012 headcounts and FTEs as of the official census date, September 12, are now available
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iPad "Petting Zoo" at Delaware campus

ipad photoLibrarians 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. 
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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 20, 2012

Delaware campus to host 5K

Autumn enrollment statistics

iPad "Petting Zoo"

Gospel Ensemble to perform

Rally for Recovery

Shredding pick up delayed

Matrix Monitor

The Partner

Study tour in Turkey

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 24

Spinning, 12-1 p.m., DE 158
Aerobics, 4:15 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday September 25
Wednesday September 26
Thursday September 27

M.A.N. Initiative orientation, 9:30-10:30 a.m., DE 113


Friday September 28

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View thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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September 24, 2012

Secretary of State on campus to help register voters

Husted talks with studentOhio Secretary of State Jon Husted chats with Student Ambassador Stacey McKnight last week on campus during the Show you Care and Vote bus tour sponsored by 10TV. The bus stopped at four other campuses last week before arriving at Columbus State on Friday. The goal was to register students to vote at each location, with representatives from the Secretary of State's office on hand to answer questions.

Aviation Maintenance assists with disaster drill

Columbus State's Aviation Maintenance Technology lent a hand to the Columbus Regional Airport Authority during their annual disaster drill, held September 20 at Bolton Field Airport.  The mock disaster exercises are required by the Federal Aviation Authority.  Columbus State’s Aviation program lent the Port Authority one of their aircraft for the exercise, as well as one of the facility’s parking lots.  Numerous federal, state, and local agencies where involved in the exercise. Franklin County Commissioner President Paula Brooks expressed her gratitude to Columbus State for helping Columbus complete the drill. 

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In the FAA Disaster Drill, a Columbus State-owned Piper Apache is used in a simulated crash with bio-hazard agent aboard.

Deadline drawing near for Health Rewards

logoThe deadline for fulltime employees with United Health Care insurance to complete the Health Rewards program’s required eight points is Sunday, September 30.  Employees covered under either of the UHC plans through Columbus State must reach eight points to maintain a 20% payroll contribution.

A new website was made available on September 1. The link below has information on the Health Rewards Wellness Program and points. Dental points are not yet viewable.
In order to calculate your current number of points you must:

(If you still need to complete Health Coaching, go under “I do” and click on online programs and start a session by 9/30/2012 to get 1 point.)

If you started a health coaching session before August 24, you will receive credit based on the start date of the coaching. In the future, credit will be awarded based on the completion date of health coaching.  

A Health Rewards Briefing Session will be held Thursday, September 27, at 9:00 a.m. in CT-107. Contact Nichole Bowman-Glover for information on broadcasting to the Delaware Campus.  For more information on the Health Rewards program, contact Bowman-Glover or Deborah Robinson, Benefits Administrator, at ext. 2177.

flu shotFlu shots to be offered on In-Service Day October 17

The Columbus State Wellness Initiative will offer seasonal flu shots to fulltime employees on In-Service Day, October 17. You will be able to register for these free flu shots online soon. 


Sexual Assault Prevention seminar offered Thurs.

Columbus State’s Public Safety, Counseling Services, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Human Resources Departments will offer a seminar on the prevention of sexual assault Thursday, September 27, at 12:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall Room 021. The seminar is being offered free of charge to all Columbus State students and employees interested in learning more about personal safety.
In the seminar, attendees will learn:

Pre-registration is not required. For more information about the seminar, contact Lieutenant Smith, Crime Prevention Officer, at ext. 2166.

There’s still time to join Weight Watchers at Work

logoMeet your weight-loss goals with Columbus State’s Weight Watchers at Work program! The next session will be on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:00 p.m. in the DX Conference Room, on the 3rd floor of the Bookstore. Columbus State needs a minimum of 20 participants to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for our employees. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, or come to the Tuesday meeting!

Want to know more about Shared Governance and SAC?

Columbus State offers a series of “Onboarding” sessions for new employees throughout the year which introduce them to the different departments and opportunities available at Columbus State.  On Friday, September 28, all employees are invited to join the new hires for an opportunity to learn more about Shared Governance and the Staff Advisory Council.  The session will be offered from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in CT 107. 

Videoconferencing will be available for Delaware Campus employees in the Delaware Administration Building Room 129.  To register to attend this session, go online here:

Space is limited so sign up today!

Have lunch…or dinner at Christopher’s this Thursday!

Christopher’s, the student-run dining room in Eibling Hall Room 05, will reopen for Fall Semester on Thursday, September 27 for lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and for dinner from 6:00-7:30 p.m. You can see this week’s menu online here!