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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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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September 27

Checking the climate

HLC Quality Checkup Visit

Columbus State coach ranked 14th nationally

Payroll Services relocating

Theatre Columbus State to perform "1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible"

Disability Services promotes Keck; Killen and Van Horn earn master's

Help your students prepare for midterms

New technology for prospective students

College readiness assessment process starts Oct. 1

September 24, 2012

Secretary of State on campus

Aviation Maintenance disaster drill

Deadline for Health Rewards near

Flu shots offered at In-Service Day

Sexual Assault Prevention seminar

Weight Watchers at Work

Want to know more about Shared Governance and SAC?

Lunch and dinner at Christopher's

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 October 1

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

Tuesday October 2
Wednesday October 3
Thursday October 4

Demonstration of new technology tools for prospective students, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., and 12-1 p.m., MA Lower Level


Friday October 5

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View thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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October 1, 2012

Hay Presents at Inner City Economic Summit

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Cheryl Hay, administrator for Business and Industry Training, was recently invited to present on the LogisticsART program at Columbus State, at the 2012 Inner City Economic Summit.  The summit was hosted by CEOs for Cities and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) September 18-19 in Boston.

Hay presented with other city, civic, and business leaders on the topic of industry-led workforce development. The purpose of the Inner City Economic Summit was for leaders to gather and share practices that are proving durable in this fiscal climate. During the Summit, Hay was quoted on Twitter as saying "The only job security you have today is how marketable you keep your skill set."

College Book Bucks go to two Columbus State students

James Patterson is a renowned author who has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most hardcover fiction bestselling titles by a single author (76 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.

From his James Patterson Pageturner Awards (which rewarded groups and individuals for creative and effective ways of spreading the joy of reading) to his website (which helps adults find books that kids are sure to love) to his regular donations of thousands of books to troops overseas, Patterson is a lifelong champion of books and reading.

For the second year in a row, Patterson has offered an essay contest for college-bound high school seniors. The prize given to the winners is a gift certificate to the independent bookstore of their choice and two of the winners have listed the Columbus State Bookstore as their choice. Columbus State students Andrea C. and Ashley C. won a $1,000 first-place prize and $250 third-place prize respectively. To read their essays, you can visit the contest website here.

Counseling Services to offer seminars for mental health awareness

logoThe National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) 2012: Oct. 7-13. Since 1990, when the U.S. Congress established MIAW, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October in sponsoring many kinds of activities. 

In support of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness, Counseling Services at Columbus State will be hosting a full week of seminars from October 8-12 on diverse mental disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and more.  The seminars are design to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness.  To see the schedule of seminars, go online to the Counseling Services website events calendar.

Vayntraub wins photo contest

Elina Vayntraub, multimedia web developer in Columbus State's Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (ITDL) Department, was honored in three categories in the Ohio Environmental Council's 4th Annual Nature Photo Contest.  She won the Excellence Award for her photo “Transformed Beauty,” the Excellence Award for “Native Alien,” and the Merit Award for “After the Rain.” See all the winning photos online here:

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Elina Vayntraub’s photo “Transformed Beauty.”

Celebrate Disability Awareness Month with Columbus State

Disability Services has a long list of special events and presentations this month to help celebrate Disability Awareness Month.  You can keep up with the schedule on their Facebook page, or visit their website to see a list of activities, beginning with a Survival Sign Language course October 3, and the Movie of the Week October 8-12, which is The Hammer, the story of the first deaf wrestler to win the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Activities and seminars go through early November, so keep your eye on Update for the upcoming week’s announcements.

MaryEllen Tancred

Tancred earns doctorate

MaryEllen Tancred, assistant professor in Medical Laboratory Technology, has earned her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University specializing in instructional design for online learning. Her research explored whether learner interests and COMPASS reading scores could be used as predictors of achievement in web-based courses.  The premise is that in today's challenging economy, community colleges have the potential to improve learner persistence while remaining fiscally prudent by using old tools in new ways for advising students in their course format selections.

October Matrix Monitor online now

In the October issue of Matrix Monitor, you can read articles about family therapy, teen alcoholism, the costs of a cluttered desk and much more.  See it online here. You can also access Matrix webinars for October by visiting , dropping down to your company name, clicking “submit” and selecting “Work & Family Resources.”  Then you can click on the date of the webinar you want to attend and register.

New art exhibition in the Library features work of Kevin Willis

painting"Untitled #5", by Kevin Willis

The Library has announced the opening of a new exhibition highlighting the art of Kevin Willis displayed in the main gallery on its 2nd floor and in the Northwest gallery on the first floor.  Willis says “I thrive on challenges and interaction.  Computer technology offers a new medium for expression in this decade.  My art is sometimes intellectual and other times emotional.  Both are needed for my work to retain the art of creativity.”  The exhibition will be on view the entire month of October.  The galleries are open all hours of operation of the Library.