Employees invited to participate in Achieving the Dream discussions

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.
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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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January 24, 2013

New leadership in Shared Governance

Great Decisions series kicks off

CQI: Proctors needed for survey

Basketball teams aim for tournaments

HPC Wellness Seminars

W-2s now online

Future Cities competition

MindLeaders training

Return mail envelopes to change

January 22, 2013

Achieving the Dream discussions

Windows XP updates

Disability Services testing

ITDL Seminars

Dietetic students collect donations

Carringer to present at AACC in April

Staff Advisory monthly lunch sessions

Travel abroad trip to Guatemala

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 28

Delaware Campus Master Planning Forum, 1 p.m., Moeller Hall

Tuesday January 29
Wednesday January 30
Thursday January 31

Achieving the Dream Discussions, 10 a.m., 2 p.m.


Friday February 1

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January 28, 2013

Gotta golf!

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Eric Welch, associate professor in Sport and Exercise Studies, instructs a student in his Golf class Friday at Bridgeview Golf Course during the snow storm.  Golf goes on, even in bad weather, because the driving range has heated tees!

REMINDER: Open Forum today – Delaware Campus Master Planning

The college's master planning process continues.  Approximately 160 members of the college community attended the two forums that were held late last semester to give our planning partners from NBBJ their input on two options for the Columbus Campus.    

Two options for the Delaware Campus have been crafted by NBBJ for our review and input.  Please join us for a forum at the Delaware Campus to review those options on Monday, January 28, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m.in Moeller Hall.  No RSVP is required to attend.

Titanic play wins three awards

Barnhart with awards“Titanic: A Retrospective,” the play produced by Theatre Columbus State last season, was the winner of three 2012 Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Awards January 27, including Best Director for theater instructor Frank A. Barnhart; Best Costume Design for student  Julie Flynn; and Best Play of 2012! Flynn is a sophomore Arts and Sciences major with a theater emphasis. The play was created by Barnhart to commemorate the historic 100-year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic.


February brings opportunities to explore learning assessment

How can our assessment practices both help students learn and make our teaching more effective? How do we know that our students are learning what we say they will learn? Discuss this and more through two upcoming programs:

Open Online Course:  Assessing Learning
February 6 through March 1 (online in Blackboard)

All employees, especially faculty, are invited to participate in a self-paced, open online course called Assessing Learning. It will include units on Classroom Assessment Techniques, Providing Feedback and Developing Rubrics. The main objective is to identify and explore questions and issues of great interest to the participants. (This combines and revises two classes previously offered through the Adjunct Engagement Initiative.)  To learn more about the course design and expectations, and to register, visit the event registration page for this class.

Faculty Onboarding and Renewal: “Assessment for Learning” 
Friday, February 15, Location TBA
The next onboarding session will look at the purpose, process and structure of assessment at Columbus State. Columbus State’s Faculty Fellows for Assessment, Adam Moskowitz and Lisa Cerrato, will lead the conversation. This is a great opportunity for those taking the online course to bring their online conversation to a face-to-face meeting.  Register in advance.

For information on either program contact Rich James  at ext.2175.

Reminder: Achieving the Dream discussion groups start this week

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


ODOT unveils concepts for Long St. cultural wall

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A portion of Kojo Kamau’s concept for the Cultural Wall on the Long St. Bridge includes historic photographs and educational captions.

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a public input meeting recently at the King Arts Complex to unveil the artist concepts for the Long Street Cultural Wall installation. The wall will be located on the south side of the new Long Street Bridge that crosses over Interstate 71 and connects Downtown to the King Lincoln District near campus.

 The two finalists selected for public consideration include Larry Winston Collins and Kojo Kamau. The work presented by Collins includes a series of linoleum block prints of famous African Americans that either lived on the Near East Side, or had a connection to the neighborhood through performances at the Lincoln Theatre. The work displayed by Kamau includes a photo montage of people, places and events depicting the historical aspects of the neighborhood, along with educational information to accompany it. A third option was also on display, which combined images and elements from each artist in a collaborative effort.

ODOT is seeking public comments on the artist concepts through July 6. You can send your comments directly to info@odot71670.org.

The completion of the Long Street Cultural Wall and public unveiling of the project is scheduled for Fall of 2013.


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Appreciation for the Chair

Poe Timmons, outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees, accepts a plaque from Dr. Harrison in appreciation of her work heading the Board since 2011.


Global Bridges students attend world health lecture

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Three students from the Global Bridges program participated in the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) lecture titled U.S. Leadership in Global Health in an Era of Austerity. From left are student Paul Saltz, Vanessa Kumar, and students Dawn Musil and Erika Santolalla.  Dr. Stephen Morrison, Director of the Center on Global Health Policy, was the keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion on the future of health initiatives around the world.  Global Bridges students routinely participate in activities focusing on global leadership, community connections, and current world events.  For more information on the Global Bridges program, please contact Vanessa Kumar, Diversity & Study Abroad, at ext.5503.