Board to consider changes to holiday week schedule, personal leave

Accepting the two-part recommendation made by the Holiday Week Cost Savings Implementation Team, President Harrison will ask the Board of Trustees at its meeting this month to approve the expanded use of Personal Business Leave for this year’s holiday week.
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Website showcases outstanding faculty

WrightThe first set of faculty profiles shows women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, starting with Adele Wright, Ph.D., of Mechanical Engineering.
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Part Time Employee of the Month

JuddSue Judd's work on the complex testing and trouble shooting of Datatel systems during the semester conversion earned her the first Part-Time Employee of the Month Award.
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Columbus State Day: Help us showcase what we do!

statueOne of our key events to celebrate our 50th anniversary will be Columbus State Day, when we invite the community to come see what we do best— educate! But first we need your help.
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Previous Stories:

March 18, 2013

Women in military featured March 29

Board to consider holiday week changes

Communication pieces win awards

Aviation Symposium

Women's "Herstory" Month events

CCSSE kicks off March 25, proctors needed

Kimble to retire

Spring gardening workshop

More gardening

Bowers featured in Business First

Ideas to Go

"Great Colleges" survey open

March 11, 2013

Performing the Arts in the Lincoln

High School Exploration Night in Delaware

Earning wellness points

Chronicle Survey coming in March

Rezin, Popovich present

Cougar Challenge 5K

Hills Market to open

Career Services news

Get a Meal-To-Go during Women's Herstory month

March ERG meetings

March 7, 2013

Burrell named March SEOM

Website showcases faculty

"Columbus State Day" key event for idus

Operation Feed

New Professionals ERG meetings

Hostmanship class

Ideas to Go

March 4, 2013

Grant provides internships

Distinguished Full Professors offer perspective

College Success teacher training offered

Weight Watchers at Work

Health Rewards briefings

February 28, 2013

Part time employee of the month

Next "First Wednesday"

Countdown to Health Rewards

Lincoln Theatre performance series March 5

Christopher's open two days a week

Discover your true calling

Being Cultural Beings workshop

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

February 25, 2013

First Wednesday moved for March

Columbus State Day

OATYC conference

Brother's Keeper panel

Dance institute returns

OSCHE presentation March 1

Board authorizes golf course sale

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

ITDL Seminars










This week at Columbus State
Monday March 18

Tuesday March 19
Wednesday March 20
Thursday March 21

Destination Day Transfer Fair, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., NH Lounge


Friday March 22

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March 21, 2013

Second in Performing Arts Series at the Lincoln Theatre is March 25

chorus photoJoin Chorus Columbus State for a musical evening of African-American Spirituals and jazz standards on Monday, March 25, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public at the beautiful historic Lincoln Theatre, located at 769 E. Long St.  The Chorus, directed by Gordon Franklin, will perform "Spirituals with a Touch of Jazz,” a unique program showcasing the roots of jazz music as seen through the lens of African-American spirituals. The concert is the second in the Columbus State Performing Arts Series at the Lincoln.

In April, award-winning director Frank Barnhart will take Theatre Columbus State to the Lincoln to perform “Six Degrees of Separation,” an examination of the threads of chance that link one person to another.  The play will run Wednesday through Saturday, April 24 – 27, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. A special matinee will be performed on Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. 

The Series will wrap up on Monday, April 29 with Emma Easton’s Gospel Vocal Ensemble performing a Historic Flashback of Great Gospel Choirs, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  

All performances are free and open to the public. 

Women’s Herstory Month event is Friday
The award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, is based on V-Day Founder and playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. The play will be performed Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. 

The play is free and open to the public, but donations will be collected for the dôma organization, which works to restore survivors of human trafficking, provide holistic care to vulnerable mothers, and provide early childhood care and intervention.

The Vagina Monologues celebrates women’s sexuality and strength with humor and grace. Through this play, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives.  Please join the Office of Diversity Initiatives for this special Women’s Herstory Month event.

Last day to nominate Distinguished Full Professors is Monday

Nominate a full professor to be recognized for his or her excellencein service, innovation, leadership and scholarly work at Columbus State and in the community! Please submit your nomination (name only) to Carmelita Boyer in Human Resources. Nominations should be sent via email to by Monday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m. 

The 2011 Distinguished Full Professors were Steve Abbott , Professor of English; Jackie Miller, Professor of Nursing; and Greg Goodhart, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics.  The 2012 award winners were Robert Fitrakis, Ph.D., J.D. , Professor of Social Sciences; Gerald Mueller, Professor of Mathematics; Thomas Habegger, Ph.D., Professor of Sport and Exercise Studies; and  James Taylor, CEC, Professor of Hospitality Management.

You can read more about the Distinguished Full Professor Award online here.

In-Service Day is Friday, April 12, order lunch!
To assist the planning committee in ordering correctly, please confirm your attendance at the upcoming In-Service Day luncheon.  You can see the menu here, and RSVP on the same page. 

Sesco to present at international conference in April

Ruth Sesco

Ruth Sesco, adjunct faculty member in the Humanities and program coordinator for The Ohio State University Libraries will present, “A Procedural Model for International Class Collaboration” at the 2013 Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference in New York April 3-4. 

Globally networked classes modeled on her research were developed at OSU through a Gateway Interactive Course Module Seed Grant program sponsored by OSU’s Office of International Affairs.  According to Sesco, “The procedural model, based on multiple successes, is adaptive to any discipline at any level and facilitates experiential, transformative and deep learning outcomes in traditional classes through modular, short-term interactive content.”

More information on Sesco’s model is available online here. More information on the COIL Conference is available here.

Ohio Wesleyan offers scholarships to Columbus State students
logoDo you have a student who excels in the classroom and who you believe would thrive at a premier liberal arts university? Since the inception of Columbus State's partnership with Ohio Wesleyan in 2012, Ohio Wesleyan University has created scholarships specifically designed for Columbus State students. According to Keith Coates, OWU Partnership coordinator, what sets Ohio Wesleyan apart is how much they value Columbus State transfer students. The average merit-based aid (scholarships and OWU grants) for Columbus State students transferring to Ohio Wesleyan in 2012 was more than $24,000 per student, according to Coates.

To learn more, we invite you to tell your students about Ohio Wesleyan's Destination Day on Columbus State’s Delaware Campus on Thursday, March 28 anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Students can also receive more information and answers by emailing Coates at or by visiting

Open Online Course:  "Teaching Effectively with Powerpoint"

PowerPoint is one of the most widely used presentation aids but few of us have developed fluency in using it. How we prepare, design and deliver PowerPoint presentations greatly effects how our audience—students or colleagues—learn from us.

Through this course you can explore, discuss and apply key principles of design and delivery that support learning. This class builds on one previously offered through the Adjunct Engagement Initiative featuring best practice presentations by Carolyn Kaufman, associate professor of Psychology. While not a technical how-to class (you should already be familiar with PowerPoint basics) participants can learn from each other about technical and pedagogical practices. The course will be offered April 8 to May 3 online in Blackboard. To learn more about the course design, expectations, and to register, visit the event registration page. For information contact Rich James  or call ext. 2175.

paintingDrawing #27 by Stacy Leeman

Leeman to exhibit in Virginia
Stacy Leeman, instructor in the Humanities, will have her “Drawing#27” on display April 12 - May 25 at the 23rd Annual Juried Mid Atlantic Exhibition at D'Art Center in Norfolk, Va.


Conference March 30 to promote growth as world citizens

A one-day conference “Investment and Choices: Views of Education from Varied Perspectives” is an invigorating conference that will be held Saturday, March 30 at the Columbus State Center for Workforce Development from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The conference is hosted by the PREVAIL-RESPECT organization, a local group that promotes education and life-long learning. Columbus State students and employees, community members, children and families are invited to the conference which will promote “growth and development as world citizens.”

The conference focuses on educational issues and solutions; promotes self-competency and knowledge seeking; exposes participants to varied educational choices, and encourages collaboration between entities that touch on students’ and individuals’ lives. The program will feature a welcome from Columbus State Director of TRiO Programs and Special Projects, Stephanie Albrecht, keynotes from Columbus education business owners Carolyn Berkley and John Gregory, education and discussion lead by a variety of panelists, including Columbus State Admissions Advisor George Chatters, plus a Children’s Academy, entertainment, vendors, awards and prizes. 

You can find out more about the conference, or register online at this link by March 25. You can also register on site at the Columbus State Conference Center, fourth floor WD, on the day of the event March 30.