Danny Glover speaks at MLK Day Celebration

GloverActor/ producer Danny Glover gave the keynote speech at the MLK celebration and stayed afterward to “chat” with a smaller group of students and employees.
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Professor researches smallest fossils in Ohio

RichardsonDr. Jeff Richard- son, associate professor of biological and physical sciences, has found Ohio’s oldest known fossils—850 million years old—which also happen to be visible only by microscope!
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Columbus State ranks third in Ohio for safety

badgeState University .com, the leading website for college information, has released its 2nd annual list of the safest colleges and universities in the U.S.
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Crosswalk signal coming to Cleveland and Grove

It’s still a few months away, but Columbus State will eventually have a pedestrian traffic signal for the crosswalk on Cleveland Avenue at Grove Street.
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January 17, 2013

Fireside with Danny Glover

Barnhart, student, nominated

Thanks for survey responses

Advising Services offers success workshops

Babette Money to retire

"Ideas to Go!" conversations

Filmmaker stops by Columbus State

Adams presents at conference

SEaL Blood Drive Program places first

January 15, 2013

Welcome to Spring Semester

Upward Bound receives renewed grant

ESL program recognized nationally

Columbus State is 50!

Disability Services' new testing procedures

Kudos to Keith

Employee Resource Groups

SafeZone training

Improve your Cultural Competency

"Valued Relationships" exhibit in Library

Academic Onboarding and Renewal Program

January 10, 2013

Wilson named January SEOM

Need assistance with RFP?

Get a flu shot

Breakfast sandwich in the food court

Columbus State ranks 3rd in safety

January 7, 2013

College mourns loss of Charles Dawson

Professor researches smallest fossils in Ohio

Crosswalk signal at Grove Street

Transfer and Articulation wiki

Using financial aid at the bookstore

Hostmanship class

Retirement seminar series

New student parking lot

January 3, 2013

Warm and cozy in library

Personal leave due Jan. 7

IRS increases rate

Nestor, Brennan present

New Year's feast

Departments take part in exercise

Advising Services newsletter

Career Services offers planning tool

Welcome Team seeks volunteers

December 20, 2012

Fiscal cliff could mean tax changes

Reynoldsburg team lauded

Sheila Butler retires

Psy. Dept. partners with school

Former Ohio First Lady attends graduation

The Partner newsletter

Fitness Center wants to help with resolutions

Leeman to exhibit in New York

Fidelibus joins five generations in Texas

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.





This week at Columbus State
Monday January 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday, all campuses closed

Tuesday January 22
Wednesday January 23
Thursday January 24

Board of Trustees meeting, 6-9 p.m., FR 118


Friday January 25

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January 22, 2013

Employees invited to participate in Achieving the Dream discussion groups

logoAs part of the continuing Achieving the Dream project, a number of Columbus State faculty and staff members will facilitate discussions about current gaps in our students’ success. You are invited to attend one or more of these sessions, as your insight is very valuable and will help to drive the college's student success initiative.  Seating is limited so sign up today!

To participate in a conversation about success gaps of Developmental Education students, you are invited to attend one of the following sessions:

Charla Fraley will facilitate a discussion on Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.  Sign up here:    http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=465&D=2956

Tisha McClaughin will facilitate a discussion on Wednesday, January 30, 1:00 p.m.  Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=465&D=2957

Raquel (Guadalope) Pina will facilitate a discussion on Thursday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.  Sign up here:  http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=465&D=2951

To participate in the conversation about student success gaps by Race/Ethnicity, you are invited to attend:

Sandy Kellam’s discussion on Thursday, January 31, at 2:00 p.m.  Sign up here:  http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=463&D=2949

To participate in the conversation about student success gaps by Socio/Economic Status, you are invited to attend one of the following sessions:

Lori McKenzie will facilitate a discussion on Friday, February 1, at 11:00 a.m.  Sign up here:   http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=464&D=2950

Tywan Banks will facilitate a discussion on Tuesday, February 12, at Noon.  Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=464&D=2958

Windows XP users to receive updates Jan. 30

Faculty and staff using Columbus State computers with the Windows XP operating system should plan for an additional 5 to 10 minute computer start-up delay on Wednesday, January 30.  Windows 7 computers will not be impacted.  (If you are unsure of the operating system you are currently using, the OS Version is displayed at the right center of your desktop screen.)   

screenThis is a one-time occurrence that will take place on the first start-up and login of XP computers on or after January 30, 2013. This update will include the removal of Novell Client and could involve up to two automatic reboots depending on software installed on individual computers. 

It is very important that you allow the process to complete.  The process will automatically start and finish after you turn on your computer and login to the network as you normally would.  No further action beyond a normal start up and login will be needed.

windows log onThere will be messages on the screen that will inform you of the progress and completion of this upgrade and client removal. This change is a required step in the migration of Columbus State to a standards-based Microsoft computing environment.

When the change is completed, the Novell login box will be replaced with the blue Microsoft login screen. If you have questions regarding this change please contact the IT Support Center at ext.5050.

More on Disability Services testing

The Delaware Campus will continue to support and meet the needs of Columbus State students who require testing accommodations as validated through Disability Services.

Distance Learning faculty who have already submitted their test administration form and tests to the Testing Center in Aquinas Hall, DO NOT need to submit the same materials to the Disability Services Office.  Their students are responsible for simply reporting to Aquinas Hall with their Letter of Accommodation.

For more information about the new Disability Services testing procedures, call ext. 5089.  

ITDL Seminars offered

Introduction to Building Online Tests with Blackboard
Thursday, January 24 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) - Register

Grade Center I
Friday, January 25 (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.) - Register

WebEx Meeting Center Basics Training
WebEx Meeting Center is a virtual online meeting room which allows Columbus State employees to hold meetings online. WebEx requires participants to have Internet access and a computer with a microphone and audio capabilities. All communication is done through the computer, whether a desktop pc or laptop. WebEx allows for multiple participants, up to 200, at different locations to connect online and share any document, power point, web site, or other multimedia. Although WebEx has video capabilities, the focus generally is with sharing data and information with participants.

Thursday, January 31 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register

Dietetic students collect for LifeCare Alliance

graphicThe Student Dietetic Association will collect hygiene supplies January 22-31 in Eibling Hall, Room 136, to benefit LifeCare Alliance and their Groceries to Go Food Pantry.

Groceries to Go provides groceries, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies to individuals of the Project OpenHand-Columbus and Columbus Cancer Clinic programs. These clients are living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. The program serves approximately 550 households per month.

Supplies needed include shampoo, peroxide, conditioner, razors, hair care items, nail clippers, emery boards, rubbing alcohol, household items, toilet tissue, paper plates, soap, toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant, lotion, Chapstick, paper towels, laundry detergent, tissues, powder, sanitizers and pet items.

Help out our students with their worthy cause and place your donations in the box in Eibling Hall 136 labeled “GTG” for Groceries to Go!

Carringer to present at AACC conference in April

logoPaul Carringer, assistant professor in Integrated Media and Technology, will present his dissertation at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) annual convention April 20-23 in San Francisco. His session is titled “Working With and Through the News Media to Advance the Institution: A Study of Successful Presidents.”

Carringer is also a member of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges and will attend their meeting prior to the AACC meeting.

Staff Advisory Council to host monthly lunch sessions

lunchMembers of the Staff Advisory Council’s Professional Development Committee will hold once-a-month lunch-hour sessions for professional development, starting with a January 30 meeting on “How to get the most out of your PERFORMs evaluations,” from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the DX Conference Room on the third floor. In the session, participants will learn how to write goals, document performance and get the most from the PERFORMs process.  Future sessions will meet on the last Wednesday of each month, with February’s meeting focusing on financial planning, on February 27. 

Travel abroad trip to Guatemala provides many memorable moments

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The group that traveled to Guatemala over Winter Break, lower row from left:  Stacey Ray, Jillian Dyer, Mallory Tanner, and Ashleigh Singleton. Top, from left:
Jordan Daniels, Carol West, Rebecca Mobley, Rachel Rockwell, Cassia Mangin, and Heidi Hamburger.

Rebecca Mobley, assistant professor of Anthropology and Interim Chair of Social Sciences, traveled with nine Columbus State students and two other college groups to Guatemala over Winter Break.  The group returned with a whole new understanding of the need for social justice in developing countries, as well as the desire to start a new student club.

The trip was a collaboration between faculty at Columbus State, Dakota County Technical College in Minnesota, and Cottey College in Missouri.  A total of 23 participants traveled together to Central America December 27, returning on January 6.

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