MLK day speaker announced

GloverThe 23rd annual Columbus State celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. The celebration will feature a keynote address by actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover.
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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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Previous Stories:

December 17, 2012

First semester commencement

MLK day speaker announced

Business and Campus Services adopts family

Jackson presents in Wisconsin

Spring Semester Welcome Team seeks volunteers

Mail services to change in Jan.

Parking lots to be closed

Food services hours during break

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






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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View Thursday's menus for lunch and dinner.

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December 20, 2012

Fiscal cliff could mean tax changes

As you are probably aware from the news coverage of the fiscal cliff, unless action is taken by December 31, 2012, many provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 will expire.  Among many payroll-related provisions set to expire, the current lowest tax bracket will be eliminated, the top four tax brackets will each increase, and the exclusion from tax for non-job-related educational assistance will expire, so that amounts paid after December 31, 2012 will be taxable at the new supplemental wage rate of 28%.  These provisions may or may not apply to you, but it’s important for you to be aware of them and prepared for any possibilities.  The college will keep you updated of any changes that will have to be implemented by the Payroll Department, perhaps as early as the January 15, 2013 pay date.

Reynoldsburg Team lauded

thanking the staffPresident Harrison chats with some of the members of the team that launched the new Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center, in a remodeled wing of Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus. Everyone who had a part in opening the new center was invited to a reception Dec. 20 in the Board Room. From left are Dr. Jan Rogers, Mark French, Terry Rockwell, Norman Jones and President Harrison. The Southeast Regional Learning Center has closed, and the new Reynoldsburg site will open for Spring Semester classes.

ButlerSheila Butler to retire

After more than 30 years of service to Columbus State, Sheila Butler, coordinator in Academic Affairs, is retiring. Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Sheila tomorrow, Friday, December 21, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Eibling Hall, Rooms 03-05!    



Psychology Department partners with elementary school for reading project
Check out this latest edition of Real Community web videos, where you can see how some Columbus State childhood development classes have helped elementary school children with their reading and writing

Former Ohio First Lady attends graduation

Taft with HarrisonHope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, attended last Friday’s graduation ceremony to congratulate an acquaintance who was earning a degree in Sport and Exercise Studies. Since her husband left the Statehouse, Ms. Taft has remained active in various causes. For example, she works to help prevent alcohol and drug addiction in the greater Cincinnati area. She also serves on the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board with Dianne Fidelibus, faculty member and program coordinator in MH/AS/DD.

End the Year with The Partner newsletter

The office of Human Resources wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday! There is a lot of very useful information, concerning the topics listed below, in the latest edition of The Partner, so be sure to take a look.

  • New Pension Reform Laws affecting STRS and SERS

  • Picking up checks during Holiday Cost Savings Week

  • Submitting leave during Holiday Cost Savings Week for exempt and non-exempt employees

  • Upcoming Professional Development classes for 2013


Fitness Center wants to help you with resolutions

The top New Year's resolutions for 2013 are to get fit, lose weight, and enjoy life by minimizing stress. The Columbus State Fitness Center can help you with all three! The Fitness Center will be open bright and early (7:00 a.m.) on January 2 to welcome you to 2013 and get you started on those health-related resolutions. 


Leeman to exhibit in New York 

Stacy Leeman, adjunct faculty in the Humanities, will exhibit three paintings from April 2-28 at Expo 32, a national juried exhibition at the BJ Spoke Gallery in Huntington, NY.


Fidelibus joins five generations together in Texas

Dianne Fidelibus with daughterDianne Fidelibus, assistant professor in MH/AS/DD, traveled to the Dallas area December 15 with her daughter Gloria McCallum and her grandson Max to meet Max’s great-great grandmother, Barbara Duke, 96. “We got here Saturday night, the two met, and she was quite pleased to meet her only great-great grandchild,” said Fidelibus. “Sadly, she died at 7:00 a.m. the next morning. It was very bittersweet, but I am so glad we made it here in time for her to have this moment with him,” Fidelibus added.