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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

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Previous Stories:

November 26, 2012

Spring Semester enrollment

Woodwind Ensemble to play

Celebrate Spiritual Wellness

Chorus Columbus State to perform

Discovery District recognizes good neighbors

Pension reform

SAC raffle

Picking up paychecks Dec. 31

W2 address corrections due

ITDL Seminars

Read&Write Gold

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 29, 2012




Faculty Fellows Join Assessment team

Professors Lisa Cerrato, Health Information Management, and Adam Moskowitz, Social Sciences, have been named by the Office of Academic Affairs as the faculty fellows for Assessment. They will facilitate the work being done by the Assessment Committee and provide the coordinating link between the Divisions, Academic Affairs, and the soon-to-begin committee to review the college's general education outcomes.

“I am really excited about the faculty fellow model,” said Polly Owen, associate vice president of Academic Affairs.  “There is a great opportunity here for faculty leadership.”

Assessment reporting is done annually by programs and departments to evaluate student achievement of the learning outcomes, and the effectiveness of improvement plans.  Validation reports are completed every three years by career and technical programs to ensure that the outcomes meet current needs.  “General education outcomes are also re-evaluated periodically,” said Adele Wright, Assessment Committee co-chair.  “Plans are in the works to do this in the coming year.”

“We are all excited to review assessment at Columbus State and to think creatively about revising it,” said Judith Dann, Ph.D, Assessment Committee co-chair.  “The Academic Affairs Assessment Committee is the perfect faculty-driven forum to do so, and Adam and Lisa will undoubtedly provide us with support and innovative ideas.”

Theater production runs through Saturday

Fall Semester production “The Underpants,” a Steve Martin play directed by D. Michael Ehret, will be performed by Theatre Columbus State today at 3:00 p.m., and at 8:00 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday in the Nestor Hall Auditorium.

The renowned comic actor and author provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

“This is funny stuff ... a fine play ... with funny characters and lightning flashes of wit.” -


donor guide coverCombined Charitable Giving Campaign ends December 13

The last day to make your donation to Columbus State’s annual Charitable Giving Campaign is Thursday, December 13.  To make your donation through one-time donation or by payroll deduction, go online to the Intranet, (only available on campus) and the first two links are the Pledge Form and the Giving Guide.  To make your donation, simply print and fill out the Pledge Form and send to Barbara Smith-Allen, President’s Office, Franklin Hall.

Concert Band to hold holiday concert

The Columbus State Concert Band will present an informal concert of holiday music on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the TL-123 music room. The performance will include holiday favorites such as "Parade of the Tin Soldiers," "Toyland," "O Chanukah," and "Jingle Bells Around the World." All are welcome to attend and get in the holiday spirit! For more information contact Band Director Thomas Lloyd.

Come and get your Poinsettias!
flowerPoinsettias ordered from the Landscape students have arrived! If you ordered a Poinsettia, you can pick it up in Davidson Hall, Room 242 on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; and Fridays 12:00-6:00 p.m.

If these times do not work for you please call Samantha at 359-4799 to make an appointment to pick up your Poinsettia.

Electronic music concert offered Dec. 7

Rocco Di Pietro’s Fall Semester Electronic Music Class will perform on Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab, housed at Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., in Columbus. The series is called "Frequency Fridays,” a monthly performance series featuring visual and sound artists, musicians, and technologists “whose experimental work with diverse media investigates the migration of computing out of the desktop PC and into the physical world.” Di Pietro’s students will present original “Soundscapes” and “Aural Walks” they created this semester, and Di Pietro will perform his famous cell phone symphony piece!

Admission is $8 per person. You can find out more about The Fuse Factory online.

Retirement sessions, webinars to be held starting Dec. 4 

As announced in Monday’s Update, 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

In addition, State Employees Retirement System (SERS) will hold interactive pension reform webinars on Tuesday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m.  You can register for the webinar at  Additional dates will be added in the coming weeks.  Contact Twila Wiley at ext. 2422 for more information.  

Don’t miss Backstage at the Lincoln Dec. 12!

The final event in a series called “Backstage at the Lincoln” will feature the Vernon Hairston Trio with Mary McClendon on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.  Enjoy an exceptionally intimate concert from an up-close and personal perspective—tickets are only $10 per seat at

Guest speaker to visit for World AIDS Week

logoKathy Sellers, from the AIDS Resource Center of Ohio will speak during World AIDS Week on Tuesday, December 4, at 3:45 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio.  After Sellers’ presentation, there will be a Vigil Ceremony from 4:45-5:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 5, there will be a HIV and AIDS Awareness table at the Student Health Fair in the Nestor Hall Lounge from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. And on Thursday, December 6, the Ohio Department of Public Health will offer HIV Testing from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Lounge.

Fee Waiver deadline is Jan. 2

The deadline for Employee/Dependent Fee Waivers for Spring Semester is January 2, 2013.  A Request for Fee Waiver form must be turned into Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. to guarantee that fee waivers will be processed before late fees are assessed.

You may also pay your fees and then be reimbursed within 30 days from the start of the term by completing the Request for Fee Waiver form and submitting an official payment receipt  to Human Resources by February 11, 2013.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Thompson or call ext. 2406.