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 25, 2012

Explore Columbus State day

Third annual food drive at Delaware campus

Reese to retire

Missed the presidential debates?

Minor publishes article

Watch out for phishing

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 29

Exploring Blackboard's powerful content, 9-10 a.m., CT 107

Student Engagement and Leadership: Halloweek, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., NH Lounge

Tuesday October 30
Wednesday October 31
Thursday November 1

logoRed Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., NH Lounge


Friday November 2

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View thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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October 29, 2012

cloud graphicWhat to do in severe weather

This week’s potential for severe weather brings up the reminder that all campus closings or alerts will be communicated on the website’s severe weather page, sent out by text alert to all subscribers of the RAVE system, and emailed to employee email addresses.  If you have a question about severe weather closings, check there first!

Last day to sign up for Strategic Plan groups

If you would like to sign up to join the Community Engagement or Workforce Development Strategic Planning work groups, go online here and enter your information.  The last day to sign up will be Friday, November 2.


Action Projects to go forward in 2013

Three new Action Projects have been announced for the coming year.  Achieving the Dream, Dual Enrollment and the Master Plan, phases III and IV, were selected by the Columbus State Cabinet in collaboration with the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Steering Committee.

Dream graphicAchieving the Dream is a national effort dedicated to helping community college students, particularly low-income students and minority students, stay in school and earn a college degree.  Since 2004, the Indianapolis-based non-profit has worked with over 200 colleges in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Team leaders are T.J. Duda, Renee Hampton, Mary Ellen Tancred and Jennifer Anderson.

graphicDual Enrollment.  The college currently supports a small number of dual enrollment offerings in area high schools, but the structure, requirements and costs of the programs vary greatly.   This project will chart a redesign of the program infrastructure and position resources accordingly to meet growing demand.  Karen Gray leads the team.

graphicThe Master Plan, phases III and IV.    This project builds on last year's initial groundwork.  Phases III and IV will lead to a composite College Master Plan, integrating all of the major planning issues and providing design direction for the future development of Columbus State.  The project is co-chaired by Jack Cooley, Jan Rogers and Terri Gehr.

Three annual quality improvement projects are one requirement of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), the college's accreditation process.  Columbus State expects to receive a decision on its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in December, 2012.

Talking Transfer

Transfer Fair
Columbus State alumnus David Kerr (center) talks to students about transferring to Franklin University at the annual Transfer Fair, held October 25 in Nestor Hall.  Three dozen colleges and universities sent representatives to showcase the many transfer opportunities offered to our students, and the turnout was very good thanks in part to the beautiful weather last Thursday! 

President Harrison to lecture on Leadership Nov. 2 at OSU

President David Harrison will present "Leadership is a Team Sport" on Friday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in 200 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Avenue, on the Ohio State Columbus campus. Public parking is available after 4 p.m. in the Neil Avenue Parking Garage behind Campbell. The Lena Bailey Lecture is sponsored by Ohio State's College of Education and Human Ecology.  An RSVP is requested if you would like to attend.

Contact Kamilah King at or call 292-3580 to RSVP.

Introduction to Hostmanship class offered

A class will be offered to employees called Introduction to Hostmanship, in which the foundation and principles of Hostmanship, as well as the application for personal and professional growth will be discussed.

Hostmanship in the art of making people feel welcome, according to Jan Gunnarsson, a hospitality industry veteran from Sweden.  Good hostmanship means understanding the art of serving and realizing how much it enriches our lives, according to Gunnarsson.

In his book Hostmanship, Gunnarsson challenges individuals to reframe their views of customer service and leadership.  Hostmanship invites us to rethink the customer service experience by seeing ourselves as connected to the customer as host. Register for this class below.

Thursday, November 15, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 12:30-3:30 p.m.  

Reminder: All upcoming employee development classes can be found online here: 

Jack o LanternBookstore to hold Pumpkin Patch sale Wednesday!

Come to the Bookstore on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, to select a pumpkin from their Pumpkin Patch and win a prize.  You will receive a 10-20% discount on your purchase or even a Bookstore gift card!