Local leader Bishop joins Foundation

BishopA seasoned fundraising professional has arrived at Columbus State to oversee the Columbus State Foundation. Pam Bishop began her role February 18 as the Foundation’s new Executive Director.
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Distinguished Teaching nominations

Columbus State students have recognized faculty who made a difference in their learning in 2012 by nominating 70 for the Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Tell us what you think about Columbus State's Master Plan

Columbus State’s master planning process began in August 2011 with extensive research, including over 100 stakeholder engagement sessions. Faculty, students, staff, administrators and the communities of both the Columbus and Delaware campuses have been engaged in the work.
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Black History Month Activities

thumbnailCelebrate Black History Month 2013 with Columbus State! The theme is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Great Performances at the Lincoln

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Columbus State’s music and theater programs will perform various works in a special series at the Lincoln Theatre, starting March 5 with the Columbus State Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd and the Columbus State Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Rick Brunetto.
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February 18, 2013

Local leader Bishop joins Foundation

Distinguished Teaching nominations

Valentine's Day finery

Improvements to student email

Akers presents at personnel conference

Cook to have play performed

Rosenberg to exhibit

SEaL to offer Civil Rights writing competition

COMPASS and ACT placement score ranges change

February 14, 2013

Visit Day Feb. 18

"Major Fairs" let students explore

Master Plan feedback

Experience an Evening in Ancient Greece

SAC Lunch: retirement planning

Caregivers Employees Resource Group

Freeman recognized for service

Rhyan earns award

Are you committed to the success of EVERY student?

ITDL seminars

Customer Appreciation Day at bookstore

Education Commission seeks input

February 11, 2013

Black History Month activities

Numbers for Spring Semester

Peer-led assessment

Ideas to Go!

Party dresses needed

New exhibit opens in Library

Barnhart cast in principal role in Hairspray

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream on campus

February 7, 2013

February SEOM Shelley Toale

We're turning 50!

The latest news on CCSSE

Human Resources Policy Forums open to all

Student Landscape Association Valentines flower sale

Destination Days

February 4, 2013

Great Performances at the Lincoln

Deborah Heater joins Columbus State

Greg Bocchino is new director of Advising Services

Cougar Geeks donate computers

OBOR Chancellor Petro retires

Employee development opportunities

Ice Melt cans

January 31, 2013

Master Planning input

Strategic planning sessions

Biggest Learner season finale

"First Wednesday" premieres Feb. 6

ITDL seminars

January 28, 2013

Gotta Golf!

Open Forum for Master Planning

Titanic play wins three awards

Learning assessment programs

Achieving the Dream discussions

ODOT unveils concepts for Long St. wall

Appreciation for Chair

Global Bridges students attend lecture

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






This week at Columbus State
Monday February 18

Columbus State Visit Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

logoRed Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NH Lounge

Tuesday February 19
Wednesday February 20
Thursday February 21

Staff Advisory Council (SAC), 1:30-3:30 p.m., NH 027


Friday February 22
Saturday February 23

Men's and Women's Basketball vs. Owens Community College. Women at 1 p.m., Men at 3 p.m., DE Gym

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February 21, 2013

Theatre Columbus State presents “A Murder of Crows”

Theatre Columbus State will present the dark comedy “A Murder of Crows” by award-winning playwright Mac Wellman February 27 – March 2.

The play examines the human condition of a dysfunctional Midwestern family.
Nancy Kephart, director of the play says “We’re looking at all of these types of things that we don’t like to talk about but are there—for instance, the greed and the bigotry. All of these things are touched upon in the play.”

The stage play is fast-paced. It’s a single act with nine quick scenes, lasting just about one hour.

A Murder of Crows includes adult language. Nightly performances are at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, February 27 through March 2, and there is a 3:00 p.m. matinee on Thursday, February 28. All performances are in Nestor Hall Auditorium and are free of charge. Due to the short length of the play, there will be no late seating once the performance starts.

Nominate a woman for leadership awards
logoStudent Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) will again host the Outstanding Women Leader Awards and is seeking nominations by Wednesday, March 13.

The Outstanding Women Leader Award recognizes students and employees who have demonstrated their leadership abilities at Columbus State, overcome challenges in life, served as role models and mentors to others, and made a difference on campus and in their community. 

The award is given in honor of Women’s History Month, which falls in March each year. Winners will be celebrated at a reception to be held March 27 in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD).

To nominate a student or employee for this award, print and submit the online form to Heather Borland or to seal@cscc.edu.

Admissions to offer one-stop workshops for new students

Enrollment Services will offer a series of “One-Stop Wednesdays” on February 27, March 27, and April 17, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The workshops are an opportunity for new students to complete placement tests, register for classes, and learn about available programs and resources. The workshops are for accepted students only. Invited to upcoming sessions are those students who are accepted for Summer Semester 2013 without transfer college credit. For more information or an agenda, contact Elizabeth Wyles-Smith.

Librarians chosen for multi-state library project
Two Columbus State librarians, Derek Zoladz and Julie Zavaloff, have been selected to participate in Ohio’s first ILEAD USA, a multi-state program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools.

Ohio participants will join others from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Utah in this national initiative.  Zoladz and Zavaloff will be assigned to teams that will work on a single group project to address at least one identified need within their communities of users.

ILEAD USA is funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the State Library of Illinois from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Spring Semester Christopher’s begins tonight!

Christopher’s the student-run dining experience, will offer dinner service tonight from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Eibling Hall Room 005.  Check out tonight’s menu here! (The Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo sounds pretty good!)

Spring Break foodservice hours listed
Skyward Grille - Open Monday through Friday (3/11-3/15) from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
C-Store - Open Monday (3/11) and Tuesday (3/12) from 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Wednesday (3/13) from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (3/14-3/16) closed for inventory.
DX Café - Closed
Nestor Hall - Closed
Cafeteria/Food Court - Closed
Delaware Cyber café - Closed

Important Note: The Cafeteria/Food Court (AVI) will be open Saturday, March 16 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Central District Science Day. Catering from AVI will be available if scheduled before break.

3 leaf cloverHoliday t-shirts bring lucky charms

The Columbus State Bookstore will offer  St. Patrick's Day tees for $5 (reg. $7.99) on February 27 and March 4 only. You’ll get a free "lucky charm" with your purchase!        

Top high school automotive techs compete

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Associate Professor Mark Mitchell, far right, and Department Chair Dr. Andy Rezin recognize the winners of the Regional Skills USA Competition hosted by the Columbus State Automotive Technology program on February 16. Thirteen of the top local high school automotive vocational students competed to identify the best and brightest. The three top finishers and one alternate will move on to the State Competition in April. There they will be judged by industry professionals including Columbus State Automotive faculty. The top finisher from the State Competition will compete at the Skills USA Nationals. 

Operation Ceasefire works to stop gangs
Columbus State is teaming up with Operation Ceasefire, a Columbus city pilot program to combat gang activities in the Near East Side.

RickerDon Ricker, center, works with members of the City of Columbus’ Operation Ceasefire team.

“The program started in Boston in the mid-90s when youth homicide spiked in the inner city,” says Don Ricker, instructor in Social Sciences. David Kennedy, a Harvard researcher, brought a data-collecting approach to the problem.

Kennedy’s strategy relies on direct discussions with gang leaders.  Stop the shootings and drug selling and gang members would be eligible for services, housing subsidies, and help finding jobs. The alternative would be full court police action coupled with federal, not state, sentences.

“The U.S. attorneys play a huge role,” says Ricker, a former Houston police officer.  He’s in the middle of a housing and demographic study of the Near East Side neighborhood.  A poll of residents called “A Neighborhood Disorder Survey,” will be next.  Once the pilot program is up and running, Hilltop and Linden neighborhoods are next in line.  You can read a review of   Don’t Shoot (2011) by David Kennedy here.  A link to the Columbus city program which focuses on inner-city violence prevention and conflict mediation is online here: APPs (Application of Purpose, Pride and Success).

Volunteers needed for Central District Science Day March 16

lab photoColumbus State will host the Ohio Academy of Sciences Central District Science Day on Saturday, March 16. Approximately 500 students from local area middle and high schools will present their science projects in hopes of advancing to the state competition in May. Volunteers are needed to judge these projects and to assist in the smooth operation of the activities.

Judges will be needed during the period from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. If you have never judged before, don’t worry. An orientation session will assist you. All judging is done in pairs and any inexperienced judge will be paired with an experienced judge.

Additional volunteers are needed to assure smooth operations during the event. Times of service will vary. Volunteers help students find their display sites, assist in registration, tally up the scores, assist the judges by collecting score cards, and acting as hall monitors to maintain order and security.  There is a volunteer job for every person regardless of science training.

This is an excellent community service opportunity so come and make it a success! If you would like more information about this event or if you want to volunteer as a judge or in any other capacity please contact John Blaha at ext. 5930.

Employees invited to OSCHE presentation

All Columbus State employees are invited to attend the Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education (OSCHE) Winter Meeting Friday, March 1, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD) to hear David Cannon, Ohio’s Vice Chancellor of Finance, speak about recent changes to college and university budgets. There will be a Q&A period following the presentation.