Budget Forums open to all faculty and staff

A series of budget forums will be held in November to help everyone understand the college's current budget situation. Those forums have are scheduled for Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20.
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Holiday Cost-Savings Initiative

Have questions about the days between December 22 and January 2? You can read an updated Frequently Asked Questions document about the Holiday Cost Savings Initiative online here. 
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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:

November 5, 2012

Budget Forums open to all

Seimer Foundation makes grant to ESL program

International Student Thanksgiving Dinner

Switch to Semesters celebration

Ping Fellowships available

Coupon Guy to speak

Owens, Bortz speak at conference

November 1, 2012

Holiday Cost Savings Initiative

Rally for Vets Nov. 9

Recognize a Vet

ERG for veterans

Potential ERGs

Office Max training

International Education Week needs volunteers

Achieving the Dream team kicks off initiative

Art exhibit features work of Bono

Reynoldsburg Learning Center on track

Great Decisions lunch discussion series

Faculty On-boarding: "Conflict and Power in the Classroom"

Communication survey

IT Halloween costumes

October 29, 2012

Severe weather info

Sign up for Strategic Planning Groups

CQI: Action Projects to go forward

Transfer Fair photo

Harrison to lecture on leadership

Introduction to Hostmanship

Bookstore Pumpkin Patch sale

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








This week at Columbus State
Monday November 5

Student Engagement and Leadership: Health Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., NH 106, 121

Tuesday November 6
Wednesday November 7
Thursday November 8

Staff Advisory Council (SAC), 1:30-3:30 p.m., WD 404E


Friday November 9

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View thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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November 8, 2012

Rally Reminder!
Don’t forget about the Columbus State Veterans Rally, to be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. near the Columbus statue.  We’ll salute our own veterans on campus, and cheer them on as they march downtown to join the Columbus Veterans Day Parade, starting at Nationwide at noon. There will be live music, singing of the National Anthem, appreciation remarks, and a fundraiser for Blue Star Mothers (mothers of military service members). The downtown parade begins at noon at Nationwide Blvd. and High St., officially welcoming home our Iraq War veterans. 

Welcome Wagon and moving consultant rolled into one

HoffmanLeslie Hoffman

Leslie Hoffman, Building Services, was so helpful and enthusiastic about setting up the new Long Street offices last year, that “she was like Welcome Wagon and a moving consultant all rolled into one,” says Tom Lyons, Knowledge, Resources and Planning.

Lyons nominated Hoffman for Staff Employee of the Month, amazed at her dedication and ability to anticipate their every need at the new location.  Hoffman was given the November SEOM award at a ceremony held Nov. 7 attended by her co-workers and a roomful of supporters.  You can see a video of the ceremony here: http://youtu.be/ICIIg-Gcz7s.

“Leslie is easily one of the best fellow employees I’ve met here at Columbus State,” says Lyons. “She showed uncommon interest in making our move successful.  She showed up every day in our new offices to bring supplies and equipment. She dusted, checked light bulbs, and asked if we needed extension cords. In short, she took it upon herself to take care of all the little details—all delivered with her special brand of enthusiasm.”

Hoffman also has a special bond with Columbus State, having graduated here in 2000 and worked with Aramark catering on campus until 2010, when she was hired by Physical Plant to join Building Services.  “We are very fortunate to have her on our team,” says Supervisor Chris Terry. “She truly goes above and beyond in her efforts every day. Thank you for recognizing Leslie’s excellent performance!”

Kreger and students help Channel 6 with election coverage

channel 6 logoPolitical Science instructor Jon Kreger spent part of election night as a political analyst for WSYX-TV (ABC 6) in Columbus. He was part of their continuous live coverage on the station's low-power channel. It was simulcast on one of the station's digital cable channels. Kreger also took a couple of his students from one of his classes, who assisted in the newsroom by monitoring political websites and taking notes. That information was then filtered through a producer who passed on key points for the anchors to mention on the air.  See Channel 6 video here. (scroll down to "Election Day Panel" story)

Concert Band to perform Nov. 13

graphicThe Columbus State Concert Band will perform its fall concert on Tuesday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor.

Guest artists will be the tuba/euphonium quartet “All the King's Tubas.” The band will play the Midwest premiere of "Zephyr" by Julie Giroux, a work Columbus State helped commission. Also on the program are "Star Wars-The Marches" and Irving Berlin's 1912 hit "Ragtime Violin." For more information on the free concert contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd at tlloyd@cscc.edu.

Make sure your students are covered next term
Faculty members, if you have specific supply needs for your Spring Semester classes, please notify the Bookstore as soon as possible so they can ensure the items are in stock.

Examples of such products may include Sport and Exercise Studies apparel and equipment, special office/medical supplies, and art supplies. It’s important to know that students cannot purchase some of these products with their financial aid unless they are listed on the syllabus for the class.

You can email a copy of your syllabus to Sandra Zeller  or Johanna Pierce, or contact them if you have questions about your course supplies for Spring Semester! 

Landscape students offer fundraiser flower sale

Students in the Landscape Design and Management program will again offer their Holiday Poinsettias for sale to raise money for their annual trip to the “Landscape Olympics.”  The Columbus State Landscape Association (CSLA) student team competes each year at the country’s largest horticulture and landscape competition, PLANET 2013.  More than 60 colleges and universities participate, and Columbus State consistently places in the top 10.  The 2013 event will be held at Auburn University in Alabama. 

You can support our students and brighten your office or home by purchasing poinsettias by Friday, November 16.  Flowers will be delivered the week after Thanksgiving.  Make your check payable to: CSLA and send it to Richard Ansley, CSLA advisor, in Davidson Hall Room 223. Prices and colors are as follows:

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5" Pot - $7
1 plant
3-5 blooms

6.5" Pot - $10
1 plant
4-7 blooms

7.5" Pot - $16
2 plants
10-15 blooms

8.5" Pot - $20
3 plants
15-20 blooms

10" Hanging Basket- $30
5 plants
20-30 blooms

14" Pot - $45
8 plants
20-30 blooms