What the Best Teachers Do

View the panel discussion “What the Best College Teachers Do,” held September 21. Distinguished Teaching Award recipients for the current year shared their views on best practices for faculty.
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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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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 15, 2012

Filming for TV commercials

"Customized" career fairs

Lego volunteers needed

OfficeMax new source for office supplies

New Employee Resource Group for "under 40"

SAC launches fund drive

October 11, 2012

HLC gives preliminary findings

What the best teachers do

Gelber to speak Oct. 22

CQI in Action: Smart policing

Flu shots at In-Service

Mental Health students help with screening

Eco Summit 2012

October 8, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month poetry reading

New Professionals Employee Resource group

World Cafe for LGBT History Month

Bookstore Pet Supply Drive

October 4, 2012

Thomas named SEOM

Owen moves to new office

Internal communication survey

Audio Visual History Month

Disability Awareness Month: sign language courses

Play Jeopardy with Disability Services

Read and Write Gold goes live

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?

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This week at Columbus State
Monday October 15

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

Tuesday October 16
Wednesday October 17
Thursday October 18



Friday October 19

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View thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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October 18, 2012

President’s In-Service presentation online now

Dr. Harrison’s presentation from yesterday’s In-Service is now online for review.  Included in the presentation was a call for participants in the Strategic Plan’s Community Engagement and Workforce Development focus groups (Slide 57).  If you would like to sign up to participate in either of these groups, please go to the Strategic Plan webpage: http://www.cscc.edu/about/strategic-planning and enter your information. 

Annual Charitable Campaign kicks off at In-Service

It's that time of year. As we heard at Wednesday’s In-Service, this year’s Charitable Choice Campaign is up and running and we need your support. Together, we can accomplish more than any of us can do alone. Together we must win the battle against poverty in central Ohio. You can be part of the solution!

Please consider donating as some of our most vulnerable students rely on the services from many of the charitable organizations included in this campaign.

Go onto the Intranet, where you will see the first two links are the Pledge Form and the Charitable Giving Guidebook (Intranet is not available off campus). Print your pledge form and send the completed form to Barb Smith-Allen, in Franklin Hall Room 132. Thank you for your support!

Di Pietro, Tomasacci, and students to perform Oct. 24

Rocco Di Pietro and David Tomasacci, adjunct instructors in the Humanities, will perform a concert Wednesday, October 24 at 8:30 p.m. in Ohio State’s Weigel Hall. The concert will also feature Columbus State students performing a Cell Phone Orchestra, and another student will perform a piano duet with Di Pietro called “The Shades.”  Tomasacci will perform a series of one-minute miniature numbers, and Di Pietro will also be featured performing his own work “Yogic Etudes,” in which yoga will be performed by Dr. Linda Chun!

Columbus State student to compete for Miss Black USA title

Ruby Edwards-Thomas

College is just part of the equation this year for Ruby Edwards-Thomas. In addition to pursuing her pre-nursing major at Columbus State, she’s also working full time and raising a son. If that’s not enough for the 21-year-old single mom, she recently competed for and was crowned Miss Black Ohio USA 2013! The title carries a small scholarship which will help fund her education.

The pageant was held in August in Cincinnati. Ruby will now represent the Buckeye State in the Miss Black USA pageant in Washington, D.C. next year.

Ruby says even though juggling her many roles can be challenging, she’s determined to succeed in higher education because she’s the first person in her family to attend college.

Workshops offered during Domestic Violence Awareness Week

The week of October 22 -26 is observed as Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Columbus State will observe this week with a variety of workshop activities sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership, Counseling Services, Public Safety and professionals from community organizations. The week focuses on educating students, faculty and staff about the warning signs of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the resources available for help. Professional counselors will be available at the events to answer questions and give more information throughout the week. You can see a calendar of these events online here: http://cscc.edu/services/counseling/events.shtml


Disability Awareness Month guest lecture is October 26

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Dr. Kaitz and her service/hearing dog “Rhine.”

A special keynote presentation during Disability Awareness Month will be given by Ellen Kaitz, MD on Friday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor of WD.  The presentation is free and open to the public. Dr. Kaitz’s presentation is titled “Stop Dis’ing my Ability!”

Dr. Katz is a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center and a subspecialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kaitz has been recognized on the national Best Doctors Inc.’s “Best Doctors in America” list in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She has published numerous papers and has spoken locally and nationally on a variety of topics in pediatric rehabilitation. She is a strong advocate for people with disabilities.
Come listen to her presentation about disability awareness, tips on succeeding and finding your ability!

Holiday week cost savings measure approved by Board
(this message is repeated from an earlier email to employees)

Because student service needs are expected to be minimal during the holiday week given the later start in January 2013 compared to a quarter-based calendar, the Columbus State Board of Trustees has approved a cost-savings measure for the period December 22-31, 2012.

To minimize expenses, Columbus State will not offer student services in person or by phone beginning Saturday, December 22, 2012, through January 1, 2013.  Students will still be able to register and pay fees online through CougarWeb as well as access other web-based resources via the college’s website.  

Employees who are not full-time will not be scheduled to work during this period.  While no full-time employee is required to take leave during this period, many employees who in a quarter-based calendar were unable to take off during the holidays will have a chance to do so.

Because a majority of the calendar year has passed and many full-time employees may not have sufficient vacation or Personal Business Leave left, the Board of Trustees authorized posting the calendar year 2013 Personal Business Leave accrual of four (4) days one pay period earlier.  These four days will be available beginning December 16, 2012, rather than on January 1, 2013.  Additionally, the Board authorized expanded use of Personal Business Leave to include vacation for the following days:   December 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, and/or 31, 2012. 

A Frequently Asked Questions document is available at http://www.cscc.edu/about/faculty-staff/pdf/holiday-faq.pdf and will be updated periodically in the coming weeks as new questions arise.  An implementation team of colleagues from across the college is thinking through the logistics of this cost-savings initiative.  Achieving maximum cost and energy savings, maintaining a safe work environment for those who do work during this period, and engaging cross-functional support where possible for work that will be going on that week are key objectives of this initiative. 

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