$100,000 Weiler donation funds scholarships focusing on completion

WeilerTen new Columbus City Schools graduates a year will receive $1,000 scholarships beginning in autumn 2013. If the students maintain a 2.75 grade point average, they will receive an additional $1,500 for their second year at Columbus State.
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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 orgs. included in the Guidebook, and donate by payroll deduction or by check.  Simply go onto the Intranet.
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Previous Stories:

November 19, 2012

Volunteers needed for College Goal Sunday

Gospel Ensemble to perform

Darrell Minor honored by Board

Fitness Center winter and holiday hours

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Holiday Shop Around

November 15, 2012

Weiler donates $100,000

Complete College Ohio Trustees conference

2nd Annual Holiday Challenge

Student wins recipie contest at La Chatelaine

Thomas and tubas play to full house

Staff Advisory Council fundraisers

The Partner newsletter

Poinsettia sale extended

November 13, 2012

Thanking our vets

ITDL Seminars

Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care students offer smoking cessation

International Education Week

November 8, 2012

Veterans Rally reminder

November SEOM Hoffman

Kreger and students help Channel 6

Concert Band to perform

Make sure bookstore has student items

Landscape students Poinsettia fundraiser

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 26

Wellness Classes:
Spinning, 12 p.m., DE 158
Aerobics, 4:15 p.m., DE 158
Zumba, 5:15 p.m., DE 158

Tuesday November 27
Wednesday November 28
Thursday November 29

Theatre Columbus State: "The Underpants", 3-5 p.m., NH Auditorium


Friday November 30

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November 26, 2012

Make some noise for Spring Semester enrollment!

logoSpring Semester is starting soon, and registration is under way. Make sure your students are ready.

The term starts Monday, January 14, a little later than students are used to. Faculty, staff and everyone who deals with students can help by reminding students to get registered on time!
Here’s how you can help:

For the upcoming semester, Columbus State is urging students to “Go For 15”—sign up for at least 15 credit hours. Most Plans of Study call for 15 hours each semester to graduate on time. That translates to five classes per term for most students, although the workload is spread out over the 15-week semester.

Even if students don’t feel comfortable taking five classes, taking one additional class can help them complete their degree in a reasonable amount of time. That helps their career timetable!

Want to check daily enrollment statistics? They’re located here: http://intranet.cscc.edu/stats/.

instruments graphicWoodwind Ensemble to play tomorrow
The Columbus State Woodwind Ensemble will perform a free concert on Tuesday, November 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the TL-123 music room.  The 45-minute concert will be narrated by director Thomas Lloyd and will feature the works of Beethoven, Scott Joplin and William Grant Still. For more information contact tlloyd@cscc.edu


Celebrate Spiritual Wellness Nov. 27

The office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) will offer a day of Spiritual Wellness activities Tuesday, November 27, starting with meditation at 8 a.m. in Delaware Hall Room 158. 

logo“Spiritual wellness” refers to integrating beliefs and values with actions. According to SEaL, the first step in developing values and spiritual wellness is to examine an individual’s own values: respect, honesty, human life, family, education, religion, health, wealth, community service and diversity.  Spiritual wellness is also the capacity to love, have compassion for others, and express forgiveness, joy and fulfillment. SEaL invites Columbus State employees to join students in the following activities:

Meditation Room – Delaware 158
8:00-10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Yoga classes – Delaware Hall 158
12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Inter-Faith Dialogue – “Seeking Purpose in our Daily Lives”
A roundtable discussion and inter-faith panel to share values and beliefs with others.
12:00 – 2:00 p.m., WD 352

Chorus Columbus State to perform Dec. 2 at Museum
Get into the holiday spirit with Chorus Columbus State this weekend! The Chorus’ annual Winter Concert at the Columbus Museum of Art will take place on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m., in the Museum’s Derby Court. The choir, under the direction of Gordon Franklin, will perform a holiday program of traditional Christmas carols, as well as other holiday-themed music of varying styles. The program will also feature professional soloists and ensembles, as well as special instrumental accompaniment of piano, flute and harp.  This free concert is open to the public and admission to the museum is free on Sundays. This annual concert is sure to get the whole family into a festive mood for the season!

Discovery District recognizes good neighbors

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The Discovery Special Improvement District recently presented their Outstanding Neighborhood Commitment Award 2012 to representatives of area colleges including Columbus State. At the award ceremony are, from left: Cleve Ricksecker, Discovery Special Improvement District; Christi Cabungcal, Franklin University; Rich Simpson, Capital Law School; Denny Griffith, Columbus College of Art and Design; David Harrison, Columbus State; and Matthew Loving, Discovery SID Board Chair.

Info session offered Dec. 4 on pension reform
A representative from State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) of Ohio will hold an information session regarding STRS Ohio‘s Pension Reform Bill on Tuesday, December 4, at 1:00 p.m. in CT 107.  If you would like to attend this session, please register with Twila Wiley at twiley4@cscc.edu.

Staff Advisory Council offers raffle

ticketsThere are a number of families in need this holiday season, and to show community support, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is offering a raffle to raise money for the Hunger Alliance food drive and Fire Fighters for Kids toy drive.

By purchasing a $5 raffle ticket, you have a chance to win a prize, including
• Sports Exercise gift certificate from the Human Performance Center
• Lunch/Dinner coupons from Christopher's Restaurant
• Tiffany & Co. American Flag Crystal Paper Weight
• Massage gift certificate from the Massage Therapy program
• Parking space
• Homemade cookies
• Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus overnight stay

Tickets can be purchase from any Staff Advisory Council member and the raffle drawing will be held on December 3. You need not be present to win.

Picking up paychecks on December 31

Pay day is December 31, 2012, which will fall during the Holiday Cost Savings Week on campus.  For your convenience, if you are not on campus to pick up your paycheck, you are encouraged to set up direct deposit of your paycheck. Please complete the Direct Deposit Authorization form available online at http://www.cscc.edu/about/human-resources/forms.shtml and submit to Payroll by December 4, 2012 to guarantee direct deposit on December 31, 2012. If your direct deposit is not set up in time, you can pick up your paycheck on December 31, 2012 at the Public Safety Office, located in Delaware Hall 047, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring a valid picture ID to pick up your paycheck.

Columbus State’s banking partner, US Bank, is currently offering a variety of free benefits and options in their Workplace Banking Program including some no-fee checking and checking with interest accounts.

W2 address corrections due

As the end of the year gets close, it's time to make sure that employees have the correct address information on file with Human Resources for W-2 purposes. If you have moved or need to make an address correction, you can access the address change form online at http://www.cscc.edu/about/human-resources/forms.shtml.

If you have moved, please note that you may need to update your W-4 federal tax form and your IT-4 Ohio state tax form. The above link will direct you to the Human Resources web page where you will find online printable forms.

Upcoming ITDL seminars

Creating Technology-Enhanced Presentations
With the proper planning and setup, you can incorporate technology tools available here at Columbus State that will make your presentations easily adaptable, visually enhanced, and broadly accessible. In this session, learn how to tap into CSCC's digital resources to craft more engaging instructional content.
When: Monday, November 26 (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106

Screencasting in the Classroom and Beyond
Learn about the ease of creating a "screencast" and how it can be used to capture essential classroom presentations or tutorials. This session will demonstrate how you can package more substance than a PowerPoint into student-friendly online videos that can extend the reach of your teaching.
When: Wednesday, November 28 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) - Register
Friday, November 30 (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106

Introduction to Using Turnitin.com for Faculty (A Plagiarism Detection Tool)
During this session Dr. Jeff Bates will help attendees learn the foundational skills required to make best use of the world's most powerful plagiarism detection tool.
Learn more about what Turnitin.com is able to do?
Presented by: Jeff Bates, Ph.D. professor, Environmental Science, Safety & Health
When: Friday, November 30 (1:00 - 2:30 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106

Blackboard Courses

When: Thursday, December 6 (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106

Exploring Blackboard's Powerful Content Collection
Have your files become institutionalized? This session will help you make your Blackboard course a lean, mean, fighting machine. Learn how to move those big document and project files out of your course and into the Institution level, get rid of unused files, and become a cloud power user.
When: Monday, November 26 (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center, CT 106


Read&Write GOLD software training offered at Delaware Campus

photo of boxRead&Write Gold is a universal support solution that can go anywhere, and is available for faculty, staff and students.  The software supports individuals with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities, and those for whom English is a second language. This literacy software solution can read online courses, textbooks, websites and placement tests, enlarge and highlight text as it reads aloud, increase reading comprehension, speak and translate many different languages, spell check and much more.

A training session will be held on the Delaware Campus, Friday, November 30, at 11:30 a.m. in Moeller Hall Room 245. Staff or faculty can register for the session here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/course.asp?C=447  Students may register by emailing Lori Trent.