Lighting a SPARC for auto racing

NASCAR team owner and driver Michael Waltrip visited Columbus State’s Automotive Technology Wednesday as part of a whirlwind media event announcing his investment in the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (SPARC)—to be built on the site of Cooper Stadium in Franklinton.
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Columbus State and Reynoldsburg begin shared services

Chancellor PetroFinal 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.
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Make some noise for Spring enrollment

logoSpring Semester is starting soon, and registration is under way. Make sure your students are ready.
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December 13, 2012

Commencement speaker is CEO of Jeni's

World Book Night

Wollenberg attends employment meeting in D.C.

Fidelibus presents to SOTA

Bowers presents at SBDC, Rivers wins awards

Landscape student earns scholarship

2013 Project Diversity seeks participants

Safety training online

Professional Development calendar for next semester

December 10, 2012

Snowflake run

Osgood earns December SEOM

Light up a life at Scholar House

Holiday card designed by student

Friendly rivalry helps Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Leadership Conference draws hundreds

Academic Onboarding and Renewal Programs planned

Sad news from Psychology Dept.

December 6, 2012

Lighting a SPARC for auto racing

Meet and greet with new Superintendents

New "landing pages" for Health and IT careers

Kamau receives Raymond J. Hanley Fellowship

Kackley retirement reception 12/13

Meyers updates holiday classic

Where did all the towels go?

A few reminders

December 3, 2012

Columbus State and Reynoldsburg begin shared services

Delaware campus food drive

Basketball teams aiming high

Gym soccer games

OfficeMax Training Guides on Intranet

Cougar Gear fundraiser

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









This week at Columbus State
Monday December 17

Logistics Art Graduation ceremony, 12-1:15 p.m., WD Ballroom

Tuesday December 18
Wednesday December 19
Thursday December 20

HCD: Colleague Training, 10-11:30 a.m., WD 206


Friday December 21

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December 17, 2012

Large class on hand for first semester commencement

Close to 700 students earned degrees at the Autumn Semester Commencement held December 14.  Guest speaker John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, addressed the graduates, describing how his mother had attended community college to become a nurse, and reminding the graduates to thank their families, friends and teachers for their support while they were in college. View highlights of the 185th Columbus State commencement ceremony in the video above! Read John Lowe's full speech here.

Speaker for Martin Luther King Day Celebration announced

GloverThe 23rd annual Columbus State celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom.  The event will be free and open to the public.  Themed “Voices to Change the World,” the celebration will feature a keynote address by actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover, whose film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon series, to smaller independent features, many of which Glover also produced.

In recent years, he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically-acclaimed Dream Girls, and the futuristic 2012, as well as the comedy Death at a Funeral, and the drama Dear Alice

Glover has also gained respect for his wide-ranging community activism and philanthropic efforts, emphasizing economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the U.S. and Africa.

A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actor’s Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre.  His Broadway debut in Master Harold . . .and the Boys brought him national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in the 1984 Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Places in the Heart.

Most recently, Glover was co-star on the popular television series Touch.

Business and Campus Services adopts family for holiday donation

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Gifts and necessities collected by Business and Campus Services for their Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family project.

For the third year in a row, Business and Campus Services (BCS) has adopted a family through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program.  This year, the department was assigned a single mom and her two children, ages 6 and 10.  BCS distributed the family’s holiday wish list and then collected the assembled items ranging from cash for gift cards to nonperishable food items and presents. According to Beth Bates, administrative assistant, the department came through quite generously for the family, as it has in past years. The staff collected a total of $250 in cash, which will go for a grocery store gift card, $125 in other gift cards, two large boxes of non-perishable food items and presents for the whole family!

Jackson presents to Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Diana Jackson, adjunct instructor in the English Department, gave two presentations to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Workforce Investment Act Youth Training December 5 in Madison, Wis.

Her presentation, "High Quality Credentials for Youth," gave WIA youth case managers and other staff practical tips on partnering with technical and community colleges to help at-risk youth acquire meaningful credentials to help them successfully enter the workforce. In her second presentation, “Effective Follow-up Practices,” she stressed the importance of keeping youth engaged in programs until they achieve critical outcomes, such as increasing literacy and numeracy skills, and until they attain a diploma or credential.

Spring Semester Welcome Team seeks volunteers

The Welcome Team Spring Semester 2013 will be held Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Welcome Team counts on your support and hopes you will be able to join in the fun as they welcome new and returning students to the Columbus State campus. 

Your service is vital and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State.  Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all.

For Spring Semester the Welcome Team will be offering assistance on the second floor of Madison Hall in the Student Assistance Center lobby. 

Please RSVP to Barbara Allen,, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to volunteer.  She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.

Mail services to change in January

lettersStarting in January, the Mail Services Department will change their pick-up and delivery schedule from twice daily to once per day for the majority of the Columbus Campus.  Madison Hall and Rhodes Hall will remain on the twice daily schedule of mail pick-up and delivery due to the significant volume of student mail received in these buildings.

Interoffice mail that is picked up in the morning will be delivered the same day to mail stops located in Columbus, Aquinas, Madison and Rhodes Halls only. Interoffice mail deliveries to other campus buildings will be delivered the next day.

If your department has a large volume or priority mailing prepared after the scheduled pick-up time, special arrangements can be made for same-day pick-up by calling the Mail Room at ext. 2658.  No changes are being made to the delivery schedules for packages or printed materials.

A detailed listing of the new delivery and pick-up times will be posted at all mail stops in the next few weeks.

Parking lots to be closed during break

Public Safety will have the following lots closed during the times specified below. The 1-E and the new lot to the west of the Public Safety Department will be open over the break for contractors and deliveries.

Lots CLOSED Saturday, December 15, 2012 through Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Lots OPEN during the Holiday Cost Savings Initiative, Saturday December 22, 2012 through Tuesday January 2, 2013:

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Food service hours during break between semesters

Campus food service availability will be adjusted for the holiday season. Normal operating hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 14, for the Spring Semester. All campus food services will be closed during the Holiday Cost Savings Initiative, December 22 – January 1. 

Below are the operating hours for food services after the holiday break:

Cougar Café located in Nestor Hall
January 3 - 4 and January 7 - 11, 2013: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Food Court located in Union Hall
Closed December 16 - January 13, 2013
Reopens on January 14, 2013

Skyward Grille located near Christopher Columbus Statue
January 3 - 4 and January 7 - 11, 2013: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cafe and On-the-Go Convenience Store located in the Columbus State Bookstore
Closed December 22 - January 1, 2013
Reopens on January 2, 2013