Make some noise for Spring enrollment

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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 29, 2012

CQI: Faculty Fellows join assessment team

Theatre production runs through Sat.

Giving Campaign ends Dec. 13

Concert band holiday concert

Poinsettia sale

Electronic music concert

Retirement sessions Dec. 4

Backstage at the Lincoln Dec. 12

World AIDS Week

Fee Waiver due Jan. 2

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 recipe 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 December 3

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

Tuesday December 4
Wednesday December 5
Thursday December 6

logoRed Cross blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NH Lounge


Friday December 7

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December 3, 2012

Columbus State and Reynoldsburg begin new shared services to benefit community

Final touches are being put on Columbus State’s newest Regional Learning Center, located inside Reynoldsburg High School. The unique partnership benefits both institutions and the community.

Steve Dackin, Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Schools

David Harrison, President, Columbus State Community College

Jim Petro, Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents

Jim Petro speaks to educators, board members from CSCC and Reynoldsburg and other VIPS at the event

Michael Sawyers, Acting Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education

Erica Dodson, (Center at podium) Principal of Reynoldsburg High School's BELL Academy with some of her students.

Left to Right: Michael Sawyers, Jim Petro, Erica Dodson, David Harrison, Steve Dackin

Susan Norris Berry, Administrator for Columbus State Regional Learning Centers, leads a tour of the new Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center.

Susan Norris Berry, Administrator for Columbus State Regional Learning Centers, leads a tour of the new Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center.

Susan Norris Berry, Administrator for Columbus State Regional Learning Centers, leads a tour of the new Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center.

Susan Norris Berry, Administrator for Columbus State Regional Learning Centers, leads a tour of the new Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center.

Stakeholders in the project were given a tour of the facility November 29. Those attending included President Harrison, Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro; Michael Sawyers, Ohio Department of Education Acting Superintendent; and Steve Dackin, Reynoldsburg Superintendent.

Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Board of Regents have been encouraging educators to think outside the box to share resources and improve student success. This partnership--the first of its kind in central Ohio--meets that challenge.

Reynoldsburg is providing the space and Columbus State will provide faculty and staff. For the renovation project, Reynoldsburg picked up $1.6 million for most of the construction while Columbus State provided about $1 million for furnishings.

In the end, the project saves taxpayer money since Columbus State will operate rent free. The new Reynoldsburg Learning Center allows the college to end a lease at its nearby center in Groveport saving more than $150,000 annually in rent and utilities.

“This is the model for the 21st-century doorway to higher education and the pathway for a better-educated workforce in Central Ohio,” said Dr.  Harrison.

“It is a classic ‘win-win’ situation for students, the schools and the community,” said Steve Dackin, Reynoldsburg superintendent. “Together, we create more opportunities for students at lower costs for everyone.”

The Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center has six “smart” classrooms, four computer labs, a chemistry lab, a patient care classroom, a library and offices.

Classes will begin January 14. This spring, the Reynoldsburg BELL Early College Academy students will begin taking their first college courses in the center. Next autumn, dual enrollment high school students in Reynoldsburg will take classes at the center.
A formal open house for the community is planned for January.

Columbus State and OSU Marion team up for food drive

Food drive photoRandy Bournique, Development Director for People in Need of Delaware (left) congratulates Dr. Rick Bartlett, associate professor, Business Programs, who organized the food drive this year with OSU Marion.   

After successful food drives the past two years on the Columbus State Delaware Campus, organizers teamed up for a third year with Ohio State University Marion to make it bigger than ever. Organizer and associate professor Rick Bartlett reports that they collected 2,616 items - more than twice the original goal! They also received a total of $200 in monetary donations. The items were loaded up November 30 at Moeller Hall and delivered to People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County.

Columbus State’s basketball teams aiming high as season begins

Carlisle in action
Coach Pat Carlisle
Coach Renner
Coach Joel Renner

Coming off a successful 25-5 record, the Cougars want to make it back to the national tournament after missing a bid last season. The men’s team is now 7-2 for the season. The recent victory over Cedarville’s JV team marked head coach Pat Carlisle’s 150th career win at Columbus State vs. 48 Loses. That’s the most wins for a junior college coach in Ohio over the past six years.

That winning record – which included taking the team to the Div. II national runner up position in 2008 – has not gone unnoticed. This fall, a coaching website ranked Carlisle at No. 14 in the nation for all junior college coaches, divisions I, II and III. See the game schedule here.

Joel Renner returns for his second season as head coach of the Lady Cougars and he’s not wasting any time. With an impressive 9 – 1 start to the season, they’re currently ranked No. 19 in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Div. II poll.

“When I took over as head coach last year, the coaches and current sophomores began a commitment to excellence both in and out of the classroom,” said Renner. “They continuously strive to improve every aspect of the program. You can see the women’s team schedule here.  The Lady Cougars play next on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Ohio Christian University.

Get in the game!
The Delaware Gymnasium has been turning into a melting pot of staff and students every Thursday for weekly soccer match ups. They're open to anyone on campus. The games begin around noontime each Thursday and last about 90 minutes. Drop in anytime and join the game! See highlights in this video clip:   

OfficeMax Training Guides available on Intranet

If you missed the training sessions held earlier this month, or if you need a refresher before ordering, all Office Max training materials are now available on the Intranet. The guides can be found under Purchasing Forms.

Cougar Gear fundraiser supports athletics
graphicThe Columbus State Athletic Club is working to raise funds for the Department of Athletics and College Recreation in an effort to promote athletic excellence, good sportsmanship, and character-building relationships among athletes, coaches, parents, and the Columbus community. To do this, the Club is offering the first-ever Cougar Gear fundraising opportunity. Check out the poster to see the athletic gear you can order to support Cougar Athletics! The fundraiser ends December 16.