Theatre Columbus State's next performance

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The students in the Theater program will present their new comedy “1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible” which is actually two plays by James McLure. Columbus State’s Frank Barnhart directs.
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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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Previous Stories:

October 1, 2012

Hay presents at Inner City Economic Summit

College Book Bucks go to two CS students

Mental Health Awareness Week

Vayntraub wins photo contest

Disability Awareness Month

Tancred earns doctorate

October Matrix Monitor

Art exhibition by Kevin Willis

September 27, 2012

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







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 4, 2012

Information Representative puts heart and soul into TIC

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Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas “puts her heart and soul and personality into her work” at the Telephone Information Center, says Supervisor Nina Reese in a nomination for Staff Employee of the Month.  She also is able to keep a level head while on the phone, even when unexpected emergency calls find their way to the Phone Center, as happened on May 30.

“Sue received a call from an elderly gentleman who had fallen and was scared and confused,” says Reese.  “Some people would have told him he had the wrong number, but Sue stayed on the phone with him while a co-worker called 911.  Sue tracked down his adult daughter, who wasn’t even a Columbus State student or employee, and let her know what happened to her father.”

“Her quick thinking kept him calm and safe until the EMS squad arrived and he was taken to the hospital,” continues Reese. Sue Thomas was named the Staff Employee of the Month for October in a ceremony held October 3.

“There is nothing more frustrating than dialing a number and only being offered a series of prompts to respond to,” says Janet Kaylor, whose son Aaron graduated with an Associate of Science Summer Quarter. “We joke that Sue really owns a part of his degree because without her assistance of these last few years, my son would not be at the point he is today!”

“From our first contact, I felt that Sue was interested in listening to our questions and assisting us with resolving them.  No doubt she has heard the same questions many times over, but at the time you are speaking with her, you know you have her full attention.  Her professionalism and knowledge really set her apart,” says Kaylor.
“Sue is also the Chair of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC),” says Reese.  “She has accepted this role with grace and a zest for creating a new look and feel for SAC.  She’s gained respect from many facets of the college and community, especially with the organization of the successful Cougar Challenge 5K this past spring!”

OwenAssociate VP Owen moves to new office

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Polly Owen will move into a new office in the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CT) on Thursday, October 4. Dr. Owen’s office will be CT 129 and Administrative Assistant Lucie Harkless will be in CT 127. All contact information will stay the same but the office will have a new fax number of 287-5615.


Employee input needed for internal communication assessment

Check your email on Monday, October 8 for an invitation to complete an online survey assessing internal communication at Columbus State. Your participation is voluntary and valued. The survey results will be used by a planning group to develop recommendations for improving internal communication so we can work together effectively. The survey is anonymous and confidential. No personally identifying information will be collected.  The survey data will be saved and available from the Human Capacity Development office.  So keep your eye out for the email on Monday, October 8!

Library hosts Audio Visual History Month exhibit

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This computer station was state-of-the-art in the 80s when the college was Columbus Technical Institute.

During the month of October, the Media Services Department will host an exhibit titled: "Shaping the World: The History of the Personal Computer" in the Library’s Media Production TV Studio (Room 111.)  The display will be open during Library hours of 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The display features a hands-on display of vintage PCs, music, a presentation on the history of the personal computer, and free A/V Month items.  Stop in and check it out –not only is the history of personal computers fascinating, but it is interesting to note that Columbus State has witnessed each and every step of this evolution throughout its own 50-year history!

Survival Sign Language Courses offered during Disability Awareness Month in October

Learn some basic sign language and have fun while doing so! The Survival Sign Language seminar is open to all faculty, staff and students. The sessions will be one-hour long and held in the Eibling Hall Conference Room 101 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 10, 24 and 31.

Faculty and staff may register for the seminar here. For more information, please contact Jerry Heine.

See a full calendar of events celebrating Disability Awareness Month online here!

Play Jeopardy with Disability Services!

logoWould you like your department to learn the ins and outs of Disability Services for students?  Play the Jeopardy Game and Disability Services will present all the basics about how to accommodate students in the classroom who are registered with Disability Services. For more information on setting up the game for your department, contact Tiffany McClain or call ext. 2571.

Read and Write Gold goes live at Columbus State

boxRead and Write Gold is a universal software solution that can go anywhere with you. The software is available for faculty, staff and students to support individuals with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities, or for those who speak English as a second language (ESL).

During Disability Awareness Month in October, Disability Services will offer training on the software at the following times:

Tuesday October 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m.   Register
Tuesday, October 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Register
Friday October 19, 10:00.-11:00 a.m. Register
Friday October 19, 2:30.-3:30 p.m.  Register
Thursday October 25, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Register
Wednesday October 31, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Register

When you attend the session, bring a 2GB flash drive and you will receive a free copy of Read and Write Gold!