President's In-Service Presentation now online

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Dr. Harrison’s presentation from last Wednesday’s In-Service is now online for review.
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Annual Charitable Giving Campaign online now

cover artYou can select to donate to any of the organiza- tions included in the Guidebook, and donate by payroll deduction or by check.  Simply go onto the Intranet.
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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 23, 2012

President's In-Service presentation online now

CPR for employees

Kerr presents at national summit

Charitable Giving Campaign online

Transfer Fair

Backstage at the Lincoln offers Carpe Diem

October 18, 2012

President's In-Service presentation online now

Annual Charitable Campaign kicks off

Di Pietro, Tomasacci, students to perform

Student competes for Miss Black USA title

Domestic Violence Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Month guest lecturer

Holiday week measure approved

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






This week at Columbus State
Monday October 22

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Oct. 22-26

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

Tuesday October 23
Wednesday October 24
Thursday October 25



Friday October 26

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View thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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October 25, 2012

A day of exploration

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Columbus State student David Kopechek leads a group of high school students and parents on a tour of the Columbus State campus October 19, on Explore Columbus State day.  The Admissions Department coordinated a special visit day last Friday while students had the day off from school for Central Ohio Teachers Association (COTA) day. Students and their families heard about academic majors and programs, student support resources, information about applying for admission, financial aid and scholarships, and took a tour of the Columbus Campus. A similar event was held at the Delaware Campus.

Third annual food drive kicks off Tues. at Delaware Campus

Following a successful and coordinated food drive the past couple of years, Columbus State and OSU Marion are partnering again on the community project. “More than 1,200 food items were collected last year and we hope to build on that,” said Dr. Rick Bartlett, professor in Business Management and one of the organizers or the food drive.

A collection table will be set up inside the entrance of Moeller Hall on the campus so that anyone in the community can make a donation. All items will be delivered to People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County in early December. The food drive kicks off on Tuesday, October 30 at noon in the lobby of Moeller Hall.

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Delaware Campus up until 5:00 p.m. on November 30.

ReeseNina Reese to retire Oct. 31

Nina Reese, supervisor of the Telephone Information Center, will retire after 30 years of service on Wednesday, October 31.  The campus community is invited to wish her well at a retirement reception in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Missed the presidential debates?

buttonIf you missed one or more of the presidential or the vice-presidential debates, come to the Library on Friday, November 2 to watch every single debate rebroadcast in the Media Studio!

Students, faculty, staff and community members are all invited to stop by the Library, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the first debate. “They will continue chronologically through all of the debates until about 3:00 p.m. The goal is to keep the event nonpartisan and fun,” says Frank Neutzling, Multimedia Support Department. 


Minor publishes journal article on standards of living

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Mathematics professor Darrell Minor had an article published in the Fall 2012 issue of the National Education Association (NEA) higher education journal Thought and Action.  In "Poverty, Productivity, and Public Health: The Effects of 'Right to Work' Laws on Key Standards of Living," Minor points out that most studies that have been conducted on the potential economic impact of right-to-work laws have tried to compare individual compensation levels between right-to-work states and worker-friendly states, and have found mixed results.  He argues that, because of varying cost-of-living indices among and within the states, compensation is not an adequate measure for such laws. 

Using data from the 2010 census, he looked at seven other commonly-used measures of "standard of living", and found statistically significant correlations for four of them.  All four of these measures (poverty rates, per capita GDP rates, health insurance rates, and life expectancy rates) favored the worker-friendly states over the right-to-work states.  This snapshot data suggests that these four measures should be included in additional studies that search specifically for causal relationships between right-to-work laws and standard of living measures.

Watch out for Phishing!

Due to a recent phishing attempt made against the campus, it's a good time to remind everyone that Columbus State will never email or call you asking for your network account information (especially passwords). We had a few people respond with their network user name and password.  This resulted in over 40,000 fraudulent emails being sent from our email server and our ability to send email temporarily suspended. This also applies to the companies you do business with outside of the college (your internet service provider, Best Buy, Target, your bank, etc.). If you receive a phone call or email asking for this information, do not provide it.

If you have any questions about possible fraudulent email or phone calls, feel free to send Rob Clifford an email or call him at ext. 3686.