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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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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Previous Stories:

February 21, 2013

Theatre Columbus State presents: A Murder of Crows

Nominate a woman for leadership award

Admissions' one-stop workshops

Librarians chosen for project

Spring Semester Christopher's

Spring Break foodservice hours

Holiday t-shirts

High School automotive techs compete

Operation Ceasefire

Central District Science Day

Employees invited to OSCHE presentation

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 25

Open Gym, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., DE Gym

Tuesday February 26
Wednesday February 27
Thursday February 28

Theatre Columbus State presents: "A Murder of Crows", 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., NH Auditorium


Friday March 1
Saturday March 2

Theatre Columbus State presents: "A Murder of Crows", 8 p.m., NH Auditorium

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February 25, 2013

First Wednesday date moved for March
The next meeting of “First Wednesdays” will actually be on a Tuesday next month!  The monthly town hall meeting and Staff Employee of the Month presentation with President Harrison will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 a.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD fourth floor). All employees are invited to attend.  


Columbus State Day: Help us showcase what we do!

statueRecently in UPdate we told you about our exciting plans for Columbus State’s 50th Anniversary. One of our key events will be Columbus State Day, when we invite the community to come see what we do best—educate! But first we need your help.

Mark your calendars now—Columbus State Day will be held on October 12, 2013.  Set against a festival backdrop, visitors of all ages will have opportunities to participate in demonstrations, workshops, experiments, classes, and other fun activities that highlight our knowledge and expertise across the college.

For example, did you know that your tires essentially have an expiration date? On Columbus State Day, visitors can learn how to become a “Tire Whisperer” with the Automotive Technology department. Meanwhile, over in Biological and Physical Sciences, children can visit the Moovin’ and Groovin’ Dance Party to learn how their muscles help them move. And much, much more…

Here’s where you come in. We want to involve the entire college community in making sure this is the best day it can be, and that means we need your help brainstorming ways to showcase all of the great things we offer here at Columbus State. If you could attend an event like this, what would draw you in and get you excited? What areas on campus would you like to visit? What would you love to learn?

Would you like to see the Criminal Justice Department offer a fingerprint-lifting demonstration? Have Business Programs give you a primer on what it takes to own your own business? Learn how to use psychological techniques to win an argument from the Psychology Department? We want to hear your ideas at http://ow.ly/hEwiN. If you’d like to be a presenter that day, that would also be great! The form will let you send us a proposal for a presentation.

Need a reminder of all the great departments we have? Visit our list of departmental home pages: http://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/.

OATYC conference calls for proposals
The Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) has announced a call for proposals for its annual conference on October 11, 2013 at Stark State College. The theme for the conference is "Navigating the Pathways for Student Success." Proposals are due by Friday, April 5, 2013. Appropriate proposals meeting this theme might address the following:

  • Integration of students’ majors into non-major coursework (contextualization)

  • Acceleration of the progress of developmental students

  • Ideas for student support services

  • Facilitation of helping students help themselves

  • Service learning for student success

  • Connection of advising and academic areas

  • Improvement of placement testing utilization

  • Emphasis on “real world” skills in classes and programs

  • Integration of technology into student success models

Learn more about the conference at http://oatyc.org/. For questions on submissions contact Jen Smith, Assistant Professor of English at Stark State College, or call (330)494-6170 ext. 4861.

Brother’s Keeper panel discusses minority issues

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Columbus State and the M.A.N. Initiative Program hosted college and community members to share stories, concerns and wisdom about issues impacting minority males at the 5th Annual Brothers’ Keeper Panel February 19. From left are Erin Upchurch, Diverse Strategies; Steve Francis, Honda of America Mfg.; Joel Nelson, Web developer in ITDL; and Beau Foshee.  Not shown is panelist Marty Maliwesky, Dean of Enrollment Services.

Dance institute returns to campus for performance

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If you attended Columbus State Community College’s MLK Celebration last month, you are well aware of the electrifying performance by Thiossane West African Dance Institute.  Don’t miss their return performance, Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall East Lounge. The performance is free and open to the public.  For more information, contactdiversity@cscc.edu  or call ext. 2426


Change to OSCHE presentation March 1

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 WD Room 409 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.  The presentation will be live streamed as well, and archived with closed captioning.  To view the live stream, go to http://www.livestream.com/columbusstate . You will be prompted to enter a password to enter the site.  The password is cougars.

Board authorizes sale of golf course to KIPP Central Ohio

As announced last week, the Columbus State Board of Trustees has authorized the potential sale of Bridgeview Golf Course and Driving Range to KIPP Central Ohio, a charter school organization that advances K-12 educational opportunities with a primary focus on college readiness.

The 123.5-acre Bridgeview site at 2727 and 2738 Agler Road was donated to Columbus State through a trust agreement in 2000. The college has operated Bridgeview as a public golf course and driving range and has offered golf and other classes at the site.

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“The changing financial landscape of higher education compels us to focus our resources on our core mission of helping students achieve their goals and addressing the region’s workforce needs,” said President Harrison. “This arrangement will help children and families, will bolster the surrounding community, and will enable us to better align our resources with our priorities.”

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in under-served communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 39,000 students.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to serve more children in Columbus and provide an educational experience that will ensure more young people in our community make it to and through college. We look forward to working with the community to collectively build a better tomorrow for our children and families through expanded partnerships, services, and educational offerings," said Hannah Powell, Executive Director of KIPP Central Ohio. Columbus State will continue to operate the golf course and driving range until further notice.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 25-28
Counseling Services, Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL), the Psychology Department and the Ohio Psychological Association will join forces this week to offer “OPERATION B-You-tiful” on campus. Here is the schedule:

Monday, February 25
“Someday Melissa” documentary screening
View a movie about an eating disorder, loss and hope. Melissa was only 19 when she died after a five-year struggle with an eating disorder. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion about these disorders. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall Room 104

Tuesday, February 26
Body Image Information Table
Join SEaL and Counseling Services to learn more about developing a positive body image. Pick up helpful resources and literature on self-esteem, self-worth, and having a positive view of your body. Students can also make buttons and participate in other small art projects that encourage and promote a healthy body image. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall center lobby

Fairy Goodmother Dress Donation and Fashion Show
Bring like-new prom and party dresses to Nestor Hall and donate them to a good cause! Fairy Goodmothers is an organization devoted to providing formal gowns, shoes and accessories to high school girls from low income families that cannot afford to purchase these items on their own. SEaL will host a fashion show on the “runway” of Nestor Hall’s West Lounge. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge

Wednesday, February 27
Eating Disorders Screenings
Talk with a professional about your eating habits to see if you might exhibit signs of an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge

Counseling Services Resource Table
Join representatives from Counseling Services and receive a variety of materials on identifying, coping, and recovery from eating disorders. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall West Lounge

Overeaters Anonymous Stories and Panel Discussion
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating that addresses physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Guests from the program will talk about what their life was like before they joined Overeaters Anonymous, why they sought help, and what their life is like now that they are recovering. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Library Studio

Thursday, February 28
Eating Disorders Information Seminar
Join Tasha Castor, LPC from Kovacs Counseling in a discussion on how to recognize eating disorders, how to respond to someone who may be in need of professional help for an eating disorder, and where to go for help. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nestor Hall 228

ITDL Seminars:

Blackboard Grade Center I
Wednesday, March 6 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register

Introduction to Building Online Tests with Blackboard
Friday, March 8 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Register

Introduction to Blackboard
Saturday, March 9 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Register

Blackboard - Online "LIVE" Offerings via WebEx
The following ITI sessions are conducted using WebEx's Training Center. Sessions offered via WebEx are completely online allowing participants to attend live online training from the comforts of their home or office.
In-order to properly attend this session attendees will need:

ITIBB-0160-SYN: Journals
Tuesday, March 5 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) - Register

Screencasting in the Classroom and Beyond
Learn about the ease of creating a screencast and how it can be used to capture essential classroom presentations or tutorials that package more substance than a PowerPoint into student-friendly online video that can extend the reach of your teaching and instruction.

Presented by: Jason LaMar, Supervisor, Instructional Technology Innovations
Friday, March 8 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) - Register